BEVERLY, Mass. — Endicott junior kicker Nick DiCairano (Trumbull, Conn.) has been named to the D3football.com All-America Third Team, as announced last night.
With yesterday's announcement, DiCairano became the first student-athlete in the program to earn D3football.com All-America honors since Dylan Rushe '14 (Palos Verdes, Calif.) accomplished the feat in 2013. DiCairano also joins Rushe as the only student-athlete in program history to receive multiple All-America honors in the same season and over the course of their respective careers. Rushe currently leads all student-athletes in the program with four All-America honors, which includes two from D3football.com (three in 2013 | one in 2011).
Meanwhile, this past season, DiCairano led all Commonwealth Coast Football (CCC Football) kickers in field goals made (12), field goals attempted (13), field goal percentage (92%, min. seven attempts), longest field goal made (45 yards), and points scored (80). His 80 points scored on the season finished second among all eligible positions in the conference as he was only one of two student-athletes in the league to register 80 or more points.
DiCairano also ranked second overall in PATs made (44) and PATs attempted (46), and fifth in PAT percentage (96%).
Among all NCAA Division III kickers, 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: AP All-America Second Team (K), D3football.com All-America Third Team (K), 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
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.
This is the 20th annual D3football.com All-America team, one of two recognized by the NCAA for inclusion in their record book (along with the AFCA).
(Photo Credit - David Le '10)