Commonwealth Coast Football Athletes of the Week #4

Commonwealth Coast Football Athletes of the Week #4

Offensive Player of the Week

Alex Corvese, Curry (Sr., QB)

Senior quarterback Alex Corvese (Cranston, R.I.) accounted for both of Curry’s touchdowns in their narrow, 17-14, defeat at the hands of Union on Saturday (Sept. 23). He completed 22 of 35 passes for a 62.9 completion percentage while racking up 216 yards and touchdown. Corvese also rushed 10 times for 39 yards and another score.

   

Defensive Player of the Week

Sam Olsson, Western New England (Sr., DB)

Senior defensive back Sam Olsson (Milford, Conn.) was the catalyst to Western New England’s come-from-behind victory over Husson on Saturday (Sept. 23) afternoon. Trailing 14-0 midway through the third, Olsson forced a fumble on the Golden Bears’ own two-yard line to prevent the Eagles from going up three scores. The fumble was recovered by WNE and returned 94 yards to set up the host’s first score of the game. Olsson also had an interception and nine tackles (seven solo, two assisted) on the day.

   

Offensive Rookie of the Week

Will Genaway, Endicott (Fr., WR)

First-year wide receiver Will Genaway (Hinsdale, Mass.) had five catches for 74 yards in Endicott’s loss to Hobart on Saturday (Sept. 23). The five receptions and 74 yards were both career-highs for the young wide out and included his first collegiate touchdown. His longest catch on the day was 43-yarder.

   

Defensive Rookie of the Week

Zhaire House, Western New England (Fr., DB)

Freshman Zhaire House (Greenwich, Conn.) was a major contributor on Western New England’s momentum-swinging play late in the third quarter that helped spark Golden Bears’ comeback over Husson on Saturday (Sept. 23). He recovered a fumble on his own two-yard line and returned it 94 yards to set up WNE’s first score of the game, the first of three unanswered. He also had four tackles and broke up two passes.

   

Special Teams Player of the Week

Vinny Lalumia, Western New England (Jr., P)

Junior Vinny Lalumia (Maywood, N.J.) was instrumental in the possession game allowing the Western New England to stage a second-half comeback over Husson on Saturday (Sept. 23). Lalumia punted six times for an average of 42.2 yards per kick. He had a long of 51 yards and pinned one kick inside the 20.

 

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.

 

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