Release courtesy of the Western New England Sports Information Department.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Senior cornerback Tommy Ganley (Delmar, N.Y.) of the Western New England University football team has earned national recognition with his selection to the D3football.com Team of the Week, the website announced on Tuesday (Oct. 2).
Ganley intercepted two passes and broke up another on Saturday as the Golden Bears opened Commonwealth Coast Football play with a 41-14 victory over Salve Regina University at Toppa Field in Newport, R.I. The Delmar, N.Y. native also recorded three solo tackles in the victory.
Through five games this season, Ganley is tied for the CCC lead with five picks, which is also tied for second in all of Division III. He recorded game-sealing interceptions in wins over Westfield State and Husson on Sept. 8 and 15, respectively.
Ganley, who was named the CCC Football Defensive Player of the Week following his performance at Husson, was a wide receiver his first two years at Western New England before transitioning to a defensive back for his junior campaign in 2017.
Ganley is the first Golden Bear to be named to the D3football.com Team of the Week since Kurtis Jolicoeur on Nov. 1, 2016. He is the 15th Western New England football student-athlete overall to earn this honor.
This is the 20th season that D3football.com has selected the Team of the Week, which honors the top player nationally at each position from the previous week.
Western New England (4-1, 1-0 CCC Football) is off this weekend, before returning home to host Curry College at Golden Bear Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 14.
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 seven members – Becker, Curry, Endicott, Nichols, Salve Regina, the University of New England, and Western New England. Husson will join the conference in 2019.