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Re: Husson Football:

PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:15 am
by Tom Nolette
Husson Football to Host MIT in NCAA First Round

Bangor, ME - Husson University football will host the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Engineers in the first round of the 2014 NCAA Division III Football Championship next Saturday at 12:00 PM at the Winkin Complex.

Fresh off their 2014 ECFC Championship on Saturday, the team gathered in the D. Bruce MacGregor Sports Hall of Fame Room on Sunday night to learn their fate. Husson heads into the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history, earning an 8-1 record (7-0 ECFC) and riding an eight game winning streak. MIT enters the game 9-0 (7-0 NEFC).

Twenty-four conferences received automatic-qualifying berths. Two berths were reserved for true independents and those teams that are members of conferences that do not receive automatic qualification. The remaining six berths were awarded to teams from either automatic qualifying conferences that did not win an automatic berth, or the remaining true independent teams and teams in non-automatic qualifying conferences.

Re: Husson Football:

PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 9:42 am
by Tom Nolette
Husson football earns NCAA home playoff game, faces MIT Saturday

BANGOR, Maine —- When Gabby Price returned to coach the Husson University football team two years ago, he inherited a program that had gone 3-27 in its previous three seasons. On Saturday, the Eagles will be hosting an NCAA Division III playoff game. Husson, which was 5-5 last year, continued …

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Re: Husson Football:

PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 6:56 am
by Tom Nolette
Husson football seniors go from winless freshman season to first NCAA berth

There were only two wins in 2012, and the losing margin was 22.8 points per game. Twelve of the 40 freshmen who were on the 2011 roster and three players who were freshmen on the 2010 roster have persevered, and when Gabby Price returned to coach the Eagles, the result was a 5-5 mark last season and an 8-1 record this season that provided them with their first Eastern Collegiate Football Conference title and first berth in the NCAA Division III Tournament. Husson will entertain the Massachusetts Institute of Technology at noon Saturday...

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Re: Husson Football:

PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 7:26 am
by Tom Nolette
Husson football team gains four top league honors

BANGOR, Maine — The Husson University football team captured its first Eastern Collegiate Football Conference title this season, and in turn, it has been honored with a school-record and conference-best 12 All-ECFC honorees and four major award winners.

The four winners are Gabby Price, Coach of the Year; Stephan Dance, Defensive Player of the Year; Alex Young, Offensive Lineman of the Year; and John Smith, Rookie of the Year.

Price, in his eighth season and second stint that began last season, led the Eagles to its first conference title and first home ECFC playoff contest. After the team fell in its first game of the season, the Eagles reeled off eight-consecutive wins, including a perfect 7-0 mark in conference play.

Dance, a senior defensive back and captain from New London, Connecticut, notched 6.9 tackles per game to go with four pass breakups, two interceptions and a forced fumble to lead a defense that gave up just 17.4 tackles per game. He is Husson’s all-time leader with 340 tackles.

Young, a senior offensive lineman from Rockland, anchored a line that gained an ECFC-best 365 yards per contest and cleared the way for the ECFC’s leading rusher in Smith.

Smith, a first-year running back from Fayetteville, Georgia, led the conference with 127.1 rush yards per game and had a league-leading and first year school-record 13 touchdowns.

Joining Smith and Young on the All-Conference offensive first team are sophomore wide receiver Deon Wiggins of Bridgeport, Connecticut, senior offensive lineman Matt Archer of Chesterville and senior return specialist Shabashe McIntosh of Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Joining Dance on the first team defense is sophomore linebacker Ellis Throckmorton of Bangor, and junior quarterback Joe Seccareccia of Bangor was named to the second team offense.

Other second-team offensive picks included senior tight end Caleb King of Cumberland, and linemen Matt Pellerin and Luke Washburn and back Kenny Sweet were named to the second team on defense.

Husson hosts MIT in the football program’s first NCAA Tourney game at noon Saturday.

Re: Husson Football:

PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 6:36 am
by Tom Nolette
‘That brotherhood aspect’: Former Bangor High players have key roles in Husson football success

BANGOR, Maine —- Husson University football players Joe Seccareccia, Josiah Hartley, Ellis Throckmorton and Seth Freudenberger began their careers in the Bangor Youth Football program. “I think it was fourth or fifth grade,” recalled Seccareccia, the Eagles’ starting quarterback. “I actually played soccer up until then. My dad signed me up to play football halfway through the season. I played on the Huskers with Ellis. Josiah played on the Lions. We played against Josiah. “They didn’t put Josiah and me on the same team because we were the two biggest kids in the league,” grinned Seccareccia...

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Re: Husson Football:

PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 7:41 am
by Tom Nolette
Sun Journal: Area athletes anchor Husson University's success

"There's five or six guys here I played in the Lobster Bowl with, so I already knew them from there," said junior defensive lineman Matt Pellerin, a Leavitt High School graduate. "That's pretty cool when you already know some of the players and how they play and their attitudes. But there are those guys from opposite teams that were your rival in high school. When you first see them you're a little hesitant to go over and talk to them because of the bad blood that was created from the rivalry, but eventually you start talking to them and find out they're good people."

Pellerin and the rest of the Eagles have set program records in both wins in a season (8) and longest winning streak (eight games). They won their first Eastern Collegiate Football Conference title this season and will make their first appearance in the Division III playoffs in the program's 12-year history. Husson hosts MIT today at noon.

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Re: Husson Football:

PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 8:17 am
by Tom Nolette
MIT rallies late, beats Husson in overtime for NCAA Tourney football win

BANGOR, Maine —- Two teams playing in their first NCAA Division III Tournament football game put on a memorable show for the 1,900 fans who braved the cold, blustery conditions at the Winkin Complex Saturday afternoon. There was no shortage of momentum swings but, in the end, the Engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology used a last-minute drive, aided by a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, to produce a game-tying 38-yard field goal by Tucker Cheyne that set the stage for Peter Williams’ 13-yard touchdown pass to Seve Esparrago in overtime to give them a 27-20 triumph over Husson University. New England Football Conference champion MIT improved to 10-0 while Eastern Collegiate Football Conference titlist Husson wound up 8-2 after having its eight-game winning streak snapped...

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Re: Husson Football:

PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 6:46 am
by Tom Nolette
Central Mainers played big part of Husson football team
The Eagles finished the season 8-2 after losing to MIT in the NCAA Division III tournament.

BANGOR — When he was attending Cony High School, Rick Orio was not the biggest fan of Gardiner’s Alonzo Connor. After both elected to play college football at Husson University in the fall 2013 though, the former rivals needed to find a way to coexist. “It was pretty unique,” Orio, now a sophomore with the Eagles, said. “We both knew who each other was but we didn’t know how to approach it.” That awkwardness did not last very long at all, however, and according to Orio they became equals rather quickly. The situation Orio and Carter faced is a common one for the Husson football team. Of the 115 players listed on the team’s roster, 70 are from Maine and many of them played against each other in high school...

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Re: Husson Football:

PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 6:52 am
by Tom Nolette
Coach, players reflect on Husson football team’s memorable season, look ahead to next year

BANGOR | There will always be the sting of a heartbreaking playoff loss. It took a field goal on the last play of regulation to force overtime and prevent Bangor’s Husson University Eagles from winning its first NCAA Division III Tournament game on Saturday. The undefeated Engineers from the …

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Re: Husson Football:

PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 6:22 am
by Tom Nolette
Husson’s Young, Dance named first-team All-Americans

BANGOR | Husson University football standouts Alex Young and Stephan Dance have been named to the 2014 USA College Football All-America First Team. John Ashman of Maine Maritime Academy in Castine was an All-America third-teamer, while John Smith and Luke Washburn of Husson and MMA’s Jacob Doolan were named …

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