BEVERLY, Mass. – Fifteen members of the Endicott football program have received Commonwealth Coast Football (CCC Football) postseason honors, as announced by the league earlier today.
First-year head coach Paul McGonagle and junior right tackle Kha-lil Goodman (Bellmore, N.Y.) headlined the group as the duo received CCC Football Coach of the Year and CCC Football Offensive Lineman of the Year honors, respectively.
The Gulls also saw Kyle Brennan (New Fairfield, Conn.), Christian Cole (Goshen, N.Y.), Nick DiCairano (Trumbull, Conn.), Hakim Fleming (Bridgeport, Conn.), Isaiah Gibbs (Teaneck, N.J.), Goodman, Sam Opont (Bridgeport, Conn.), William Rivera (Orangeburg, N.Y.), and Riley Shanley (Simsbury, Conn.) all claim CCC Football All-Conference First Team accolades.
Meanwhile, Allen Gibson (Seymour, Conn.), Matt Hughes (Hanover, Mass.), Joe Kalosky (Plymouth, Conn.), Shea McManaway (Lisbon, Conn.) and Connor Schinderman (Chappaqua, N.Y.) all garnered CCC Football All-Conference Second Team honors for the Blue and Green.
Endicott's nine all-conference first team honorees and its 14 total all-conference award winners (student-athletes only) are the most in each category since 2013.
PAUL MCGONAGLE - CCC FOOTBALL COACH OF THE YEAR
In his first year at the helm of the program, McGonagle has led Endicott to its first winning season since 2013 (8-3) via a 7-3 overall record and 5-1 mark in conference play. The Gulls' seven wins this season ranks tied for fourth all-time in program history, while their six-game winning streak that spanned from September 22 to November 3 marks the longest winning streak for the program since 2013 (7 wins, 9/27/13 – 11/16/13).
McGonagle has accomplished all of this despite seeing his Gulls face the No. 18 ranked (tied) toughest schedule in all of NCAA Division III football this year, according to D3football.com.
KHA-LIL GOODMAN - CCC FOOTBALL OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE YEAR | ALL-CONF. FIRST TEAM
Goodman is the first student-athlete in program history to claim CCC Football Offensive Lineman of the Year honors.
His play at right tackle this year guided Endicott to the highest total passing yards (2,396) and passing yards per game (239.6) figures in conference regular season play and the second-most points per game (36.9), rushing yards (2,042), total offense (4,438) and yards per game (443.8) totals in the league (as of 11/13/18).
Meanwhile, as a unit, the Gulls' offensive line currently ranks first in the conference and eighth overall (tied) among all NCAA Division III programs in fewest sacks allowed (seven total).
CCC FOOTBALL ALL-CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM
KYLE BRENNAN | SO. | TACKLE | NEW FAIRFIELD, CONN.
Brennan played a key role in helping Endicott's offense currently rank first in the conference in total passing yards, passing yards per game and fewest sacks allowed (eighth nationally), and second in points per game, rushing yards, total offense and yards per game.
CHRISTIAN COLE | SR. | WIDE RECEIVER | GOSHEN, N.Y.
In six games played this season, Cole leads all Endicott receivers in catches (36, tied), catches per game (6.0), yards (620), yards per game (103.3), and average yards per catch (17.2). He also ranks second on the squad in touchdowns (8). Among the conference, Cole ranks fifth in receptions, fourth in yards, and third in TDs. In conference-only games, Cole is second in receptions, first in yards and yards per game, third in yards per catch, and second in touchdowns.
NICK DICAIRANO | JR. | KICKER | TRUMBULL, CONN.
DiCairano paces the conference in nearly every category this season. The junior currently ranks first in field goals made (12), field goals attempted (13), field goal percentage (92%, min. 5 attempts), longest field goal (45 yards), and points (79). His 79 points also ranks second overall in the conference among all student-athletes.
DiCairano also is second in the league in PATs made (43) and PATs attempted (45) and third in PAT% (96%).
Nationally, DiCairano is third overall in field goal percentage and eighth in field goals made per game (186 ranked), and No. 54 in scoring (148 ranked).
HAKIM FLEMING | JR. | FULL BACK | BRIDGEPORT, CONN.
Fleming compiled 389 yards and four touchdowns on 70 rushes for the Gulls in seven games played. Fleming also averaged 55.6 yards per game and 5.6 yards per rush. His four rushing touchdowns ranks ninth in the conference, while his yards and rush attempt totals rank No. 10 and No. 13, respectively.
Along with his rushing numbers, Fleming also played a key role for the Gulls in the backfield as a run/pass blocker.
ISAIAH GIBBS | JR. | GUARD | TEANECK, N.J.
Gibbs has been instrumental to Endicott's success offensively this season, which includes the following rankings: first in the conference in total passing yards, passing yards per game and fewest sacks allowed (eighth nationally), and second in points per game, rushing yards, total offense and yards per game.
SAM OPONT | SO. | DEFENSIVE LINEMAN | BRIDGEPORT, CONN.
In eight games played this season, Opont has registered 42.0 tackles (14 solo, 28 assisted, 5.3 tackles per game) and three sacks. He currently ranks eighth in the conference in sacks and No. 24 in tackles per game. His 28 assisted tackles are also positioned 12th in the conference.
WILLIAM RIVERA | SR. | LINEBACKER | ORANGEBURG, N.Y.
Rivera shined all season long on defense for the Gulls as the senior linebacker accumulated 101.0 tackles (57 solo, 44 assisted, 10.1 tackles per game), two sacks and a fumble recovery in 10 games. Rivera's total tackles currently rank No. 37 in the country, while his 57 solo tackles are positioned No. 40 overall. In the conference, Rivera ranks first in assisted tackles and total tackles, and second in solo tackles and tackles per game.
Along with those merits, Rivera also ranks second all-time in program history in total tackles (328), unassisted tackles (177), and assisted tackles (151).
RILEY SHANLEY | SO. | TIGHT END/H-BACK | SIMSBURY, CONN.
Shanley notched 25 receptions, 384 yards (42.7 per game/15.4 per catch) and five touchdowns in nine games played. His 25 catches rank No. 15 in the conference, while his yards, yards per game, and touchdowns rank No. 11, No. 10, and No. 8, respectively.
CCC FOOTBALL ALL-CONFERENCE SECOND TEAM
ALLEN GIBSON | SR. | DEFENSIVE BACK | SEYMOUR, CONN.
Gibson, who played multiple positions defensively for the Gulls this season, registered 40.0 tackles (18 solo, 22 assisted, 4.0 per game), one interception, one fumble recovery, and scored two touchdowns (kick return | fumble recovery) in 10 games played.
Gibson also ranks third in the conference in kick return yards (414) and average (23.0) and second in kick return touchdowns (1). His 94-yard kickoff return TD this season is the longest play in Endicott program history and the longest kickoff or punt return in the conference this season.
MATT HUGHES | SO. | GUARD | HANOVER, MASS.
Hughes played a key role in helping Endicott's offense currently rank first in the conference in total passing yards, passing yards per game and fewest sacks allowed (eighth nationally), and second in points per game, rushing yards, total offense and yards per game.
JOE KALOSKY | JR. | QUARTERBACK | PLYMOUTH, CONN.
Headed into this Saturday's New England Bowl Game versus Merchant Marine, Kalosky is 142-for-251 passing (56.6%) to go along with 1,876 yards passing (243.5 per game/7.5 per attempt) and 22 touchdowns. Kalosky also has compiled 361 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 39 attempts (9.3 average).
Among conference quarterbacks, Kalosky ranks third in completions, attempts, and completion percentage, second in yards, first in yards per game, sixth in yards per attempt, first in touchdowns, and first in pass efficiency (141.9).
Nationally, Kalosky is No. 55 in completions per game (17.75), No. 58 in pass efficiency, No. 41 in pass TDs, No. 86 in passing yards, No. 49 in passing yards per game, No. 66 in passing yards per completion (13.21), No. 57 in points responsible for (146), No. 34 in points responsible for game (18.3), and No. 30 in total offense (279.6).
SHEA MCMANAWAY | FR. | WIDE RECEIVER | LISBON, CONN.
In nine games played this season, McManaway has hauled in 36 catches for 477 yards (53.0 per game/13.3 yards per catch) and nine touchdowns. McManaway ranks first in the conference and No. 51 nationally in receiving TDs, and fifth in the league in receptions, fourth in yards per game, and third in yards per catch.
CONNOR SCHINDERMAN | SR. | DEFENSIVE LINEMAN | CHAPPAQUA, N.Y.
Schinderman has amassed 42.0 tackles (24 solo, 18 assisted, 4.2 per game), three sacks, one fumble recovery, and a fumble recovery touchdown in 10 games played this season. His three sacks this season also rank eighth overall in the conference, while his 42.0 tackles are tied with Opont for eighth on the team.
Endicott (7-3, 5-1 CCC Football) hosts U.S. Merchant Marine Academy on Saturday, November 17 in the third annual New England Bowl Series at 12 PM.