BEVERLY, Mass. – Endicott student-athletes Nick DiCairano (Trumbull, Conn.) and Kha-lil Goodman (Bellmore, N.Y.) have earned D3football.com All-East Region honors. It was announced by the organization earlier this week.
DiCairano was named to the D3football.com All-East Region first team, while Goodman was selected to the third team. DiCairano and Goodman are the first student-athletes in the program to earn D3football.com All-East Region honors since Craig Anderson '17 (Franklin, Mass.) received second team accolades in 2015.
Additionally, DiCairano also is the first student-athlete in the program to garner D3football.com All-East Region first team honors since Dylan Rushe '14 (Palos Verdes, Calif.) accomplished the feat in 2011. DiCairano and Rushe, both kickers, are the only student-athletes in program history to earn D3football.com All-East Region first team accolades, while Rushe is the only student-athlete in program history to boast multiple first team selections on his career resume.
As for Goodman, he is the first offensive lineman in the program to be awarded D3football.com All-East Region laurels since Taylor Allen '12 (Westboro, Mass.) and Nick Molinari '12 (Staten Island, N.Y.) were both named to the third team in 2010.
NICK DICAIRANO | JUNIOR | KICKER | TRUMBULL, CONN.
DiCairano led all Commonwealth Coast Football (CCC Football) placekickers in field goals made (12), field goals attempted (13), field goal percentage (92%, min. seven attempts), longest field goal made (45 yards), and points (80). He also ranked second in PATs made (44) and PATs attempted (46), and fifth in PAT percentage (96%).
Meanwhile, his 80 points scored on the season finished second among all positions in the conference. He was only one of two student-athletes in the league to register 80 or more points.
Nationally, DiCairano ranks second overall in field goal percentage, No. 15 in field goals made per game (1.09), No. 68 in total points scored, and No. 96 in scoring (as of 12/6/18).
2018 POSTSEASON AWARDS: D3football.com All-Region First Team (K), New England Football Writers College Division All-New England Team (Place Kicker), CCC Football All-Conference First Team (K), Noontime Sports Special Teams Player of the Year
KHA-LIL GOODMAN | JUNIOR | TACKLE | BELLMORE, N.Y.
Goodman, the 2018 CCC Football Offensive Lineman of the Year, anchored an offensive line that currently ranks No. 7 in all of NCAA Division III in sacks allowed (as of 12/6/18).
Goodman's play also led Endicott's offense to league-best marks in passing yards (2,642), passing yards per game (240.2), and passing touchdowns (29).
Additionally, the Gulls finished second in the conference in points (391), points per game (35.5), total offense (4,771), yards per game (433.7), rushing yards (2,129), rushing yards per game (193.5), and rushing touchdowns (19).
2018 POSTSEASON AWARDS: D3football.com All-Region Third Team (T), New England Football Writers College Division All-New England Team (OL), CCC Football Offensive Lineman of the Year, CCC Football All-Conference First Team (T)
YEAR IN REVIEW
Endicott finished the 2018 season at 7-4 overall (5-1 CCC Football). Under first-year head coach Paul McGonagle this year, the Gulls finished with a winning record for the first time since 2013 and also made their first playoff appearance since 2013 with a New England Bowl bid against Merchant Marine on November 17.
(Photo Credit - David Le '10)