SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Three Commonwealth Coast Football (CCC Football) student-athletes were honored by D3football.com as they earned spots on the All-East Region Team.
All three were members of the Third Team. Becker’s Michael Bianco (Manorville, N.Y.) and Western New England’s Sam Edouard (Roosevelt, N.Y.) were named to the Third Team defense, while Salve Regina’s Nico Aronson (Wayne, N.J.) was an offensive honoree.
NICO ARONSON, SALVE REGINA – ALL-REGION THIRD TEAM
Aronson was the CCC Offensive Lineman of the Year this season and was also named a New England Football Writers (NEFW) Division II/III All Star. Aronson appeared in 36 games for Salve Regina in his four seasons and started at center in every contest.
MICHAEL BIANCO, BECKER – ALL-REGION THIRD TEAM
Bianco was a defensive standout both on the Becker squad and in the conference. He led the league in many defensive categories including solo tackles (51), total tackles (119), tackles per game (11.9), tackles for a loss (12.5), and interceptions (5). He also had four sacks on the year placing him fifth in the league and two forced fumbles. Bianco had double digit tackles in every contest except one. He had impressive tackle numbers against MIT and Curry making 22 and 19 stops, respectively. His most notable game of the season came in the Hawks CCC Football victory over Nichols in which Bianco picked off a NCAA record-tying five passes, even returning one for a touchdown. That week Bianco was named CCC Football Defensive Player of the Week.
SAM EDOUARD, WESTERN NEW ENGLAND – ALL-REGION THIRD TEAM
Edouard, who was selected as the Commonwealth Coast Football (CCC Football) Defensive Lineman of the Year in addition to earning All-CCC Football First Team accolades, compiled 47 tackles (3.5 for loss) this season and helped lead a defensive unit that surrendered just 19.2 points per game (2nd in CCC Football). Over his four-year Western New England career, Edouard recorded 176 total tackles (17.5 for loss, two sacks), three pass breakup and one forced fumble in 44 games. A two-time All-New England Football Conference (NEFC) selection, he was named the NEFC Defensive Player of the Year last season. Edouard was a member of Western New England teams that captured three consecutive conference titles and posted a record of 37-7 (.841) over the last four years.
Portions of this release are courtesy of the Becker, Salve Regina, and Western New England Sports Information Departments.
ABOUT COMMONWEALTH COAST FOOTBALL
Commonwealth Coast Football (CCC Football) is a single-sport football conference operating under the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) umbrella. The league has been in operation since 1965 (formerly as the New England Football Conference (NEFC)). The league currently consists of six members – Becker, Curry, Endicott, Nichols, Salve Regina, and Western New England. Membership will increase to seven in 2018 with the addition of the University of New England. Husson will join the conference in 2019.