SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Commonwealth Coast Football (CCC Football) announced the 2018 All-Conference Teams ad major award winners on Tuesday (Nov. 13) morning. All seven CCC Football teams had student-athletes honored on this year's list. CCC Football Champion Western New England had the most All-Conference selections with 16.
Voting was conducted by the seven CCC Football head coaches via conference call on Sunday (Nov. 11) afternoon following the conclusion of the regular season.
WNE also had three student-athletes win awards. Junior quarterback Alec Coleman (Arlington, Mass.) was voted the Offensive Player of the Year and Ryan Schenck (Farmingdale, N.Y.) was picked as the Hal Chalmers Award winner, which recognizes a graduating student-athlete for both is academic and athletic accomplishments. Their teammate Kevin McLaughlin (Colorado Springs, Colo.) was given the Senior Perseverance and Achievement Award, which is a special award presented to a student-athlete in his final year of eligibility who has overcome significant challenges in order to play collegiate football. Salve Regina's John Salute (Mahwah, N.J.) was named both the Defensive Player and Defensive Lineman of the Year, while the Seahawks' Joey Mauriello (Colts Neck, N.J.) was the Offensive Rookie of the Year. Endicott's Kha-lil Goodman (Bellmore, N.Y.) was the Offensive Lineman of the Year and the University of New England's Keegan Stanton-Meas (Portland, Maine) was the Defensive Rookie of the Year. First-year Endicott head coach Paul McGonagle was voted the Coach of the Year by his peers and the University of New England took home the Team Sportsmanship award.
The full list of All-Conference honorees can be viewed below.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Alec Coleman, Western New England
Coleman was not only one of the league's best passers, but also the league's top rusher. He was part of 38 touchdowns this year, passing for 20 and rushing for another 18, as he steered the Western New England offense to its fourth consecutive conference title. His 18 scores on the ground led the league, while his passing touchdowns ranked second. Coleman ranked fourth in all of NCAA Division III in points responsible for (228). He averaged a league-best 8.1 yards per carry, which ranked him fourth nationally, and completed 57.6 percent (140-of-243) of his passes. He was CCC Football's second most efficient passer with an efficiency rating of 139.9 and only threw three interceptions on the year. Coleman had at least one score in every contest for the Golden Bears and had five games when he had four or more touchdowns. He was a four-time CCC Offensive Player of the Week (Weeks ending Sept. 9, Oct. 14, Oct. 21, Oct. 28).
DEFENSIVE PLAYER/LINEMAN OF THE YEAR
John Salute, Salve Regina
Salute was a hallmark of the Salve Regina defense that held opponents to a league-low 110.5 rushing yards per game. The Seahawks also allowed the second fewest points in the conference at 24.4 points per game. The senior defensive lineman led the league in sacks (7.5) and sack yards (55) as he had no trouble getting into the backfield to shut down plays. In total, he had 14 tackles for a loss, ranking him third in the conference, while the 70 yards he cost opposing offenses ranked second. His top performance this year came against Curry when he had four tackles of loss, including three sacks.
OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE YEAR
Kha-lil Goodman, Endicott
Goodman was part of an offensive line that allowed Endicott to have one of the best offenses in the conference. The Gulls ranked first in passing yards per game (239.6) and passing touchdowns (26), while also finishing second in rushing yards per game (204.2) and rushing touchdowns (19). Their offense as a whole ranked second in total yards per game (443.8) and scoring (36.9 points per game). Goodman and the Endicott O-line also ranked in the top 10 nationally as they sit in eighth with fewest sacks allowed (0.70 per game). Their 4.70 tackles for loss allowed average ranks them 27th.
OFFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Joey Mauriello, Salve Regina
Mauriello was one of the league's top rushers serving as the Seahawks' primary option on the ground. He rushed for nearly 1000 yards to lead the league. His 992 total rush yards rank him in the Division III top-50 at No. 48, while his 99.2 yards per game led the conference. He scored seven touchdowns this year, including multi-score games against Dean, Becker, and the University of New England. He was named Offensive Player of the Week once this year (Week ending Sept. 16) and earned two Offensive Rookie of the Week honors (Weeks ending Sept. 16, Oct. 28).
DEFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Keegan Stanton-Meas, University of New England
Stanton-Meas was one of best in the nation at shutting down plays as he led the league in solo tackles with 69. He also ranks sixth in Division III in solo tackles. The first-year linebacker finished third in CCC Football in total tackles with 97 and recorded double-digit stops in six of the University of New England's nine games. Against Husson and Alvernia when he had 10-plus solo tackles alone. He recorded one sack on the year and 4.5 tackles for loss. He also had an interception and six pass breakups. He was selected as the CCC Football Defensive Rookie of the Week four times (Weeks ending Sept. 2, Sept. 30, Oct. 7, Nov. 10).
HAL CHALMERS AWARD
Ryan Schenck, Western New England
Schenck is a finance major with a 4.0 GPA, who is also completing a double minor in economics and enterprise resource planning with SAP. He serves as the Western New England SAAC President and will be graduate a semester early. He is a member of the Chi Alpha Sigma National College Athlete Honor Society, Beta Gamma Sigma, and Alpha Lambda Delta and won the College of Business Dean's Award for Academic Excellence in 2016. Schenck is also a life skills mentor and a Class of 2019 council member.
SENIOR PERSEVERANCE AND ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Kevin McLaughlin, Western New England
While training for his second season with Western New England, McLaughlin started to have frequent dizzy spells, lose his vision temporarily, faint, and have trouble with his memory. He eventually had a couple of grand mal seizures and was diagnosed as epileptic before preseason camp. He was put on medication and was discouraged from playing football, but was able to overcome challenges and was cleared to play. His medication created a lot of limitations as it hindered his physical conditioning, but he was able to stay on the field and play in 40 games over the course of his career.
COACH OF THE YEAR
Paul McGonagle, Endicott
In McGonagle's first season leading the Gulls, he guided them to a three-game improvement catapulting them to the top of CCC Football standings. Endicott's 5-1 CCC Football (7-3 overall) record was tied for the best league result this season. Endicott had one of the best offenses in the conference as it posted league-leads in passing offense (239.6 yards per game) and passing touchdowns (26). Overall the offense ranked second at 36.9 points and 443.8 yards per game. They were also solid defensively ranking third with 26.4 points allowed per game.
2018 ALL-CCC FOOTBALL TEAMS
QB - Alec Coleman, Jr., Western New England
RB - Jacob Duffrene, Sr., Nichols
RB - Zach Levy, So., Curry
WR - Christian Cole, Sr., Endicott
WR - Ryan Gaboury, So., University of New England
WR - Brendan Nunes, Jr., Salve Regina
TE/HB - Riley Shanley, So., Endicott
FB - Hakim Fleming, Jr., Endicott
C - Anthony Hale, Sr., Western New England
G - Isaiah Gibbs, Jr., Endicott
G - Austin Ryan, Jr., Becker
T - Kyle Brennan, So., Endicott
T - Kha-lil Goodman, Jr., Endicott
All-Purpose - Jake Wood, Jr., Nichols
DB - Jared Abbruzzese, Jr., Nichols
DB - Matt Anastasi, Sr., Western New England
DB - Zhaire House, So., Western New England
DB - Matt Sylvia, So., Salve Regina
DL - Hunter Atwood, Jr., Curry
DL - Brandon O'Neill, Sr., Salve Regina
DL - Sam Opont, So., Endicott
DL - John Salute, Sr., Salve Regina
LB - Michael Bianco, Sr., Becker
LB - Kurtis Jolicoeur, Sr., Western New England
LB - William Rivera, Sr., Endicott
LB - McCoy Scott, Sr., Nichols
K - Nick DiCairano, Jr., Endicott
P - Vinny Lalumia, Sr., Western New England
Return Specialist - Joshua Pierre-Charles, So., Nichols
Utility - Haelin Roberts, So., University of New England
QB - Joe Kalosky, Jr., Endicott
RB - Peter Hoff, Jr., Western New England
RB - Joey Mauriello, Fr., Salve Regina
WR - Hunter Ferreira, Fr., Nichols
WR - Shea McManaway, Fr., Endicott
WR - Nick Villanueva, Jr., Curry
TE/HB - Ryan Lawton, Jr., Salve Regina
FB - Daniel Delos, Sr., Curry
C - Michael Saunders, Jr., Salve Regina
G - Sam Gallant, Jr., Nichols
G - Matt Hughes, So., Endicott
T - Evan Cofrancisco, Sr., Western New England
T- Daniel Whittenburg, Sr., Becker
All-Purpose - Byron Jones, Jr., Western New England
DB - Charlie Connell, Jr., Salve Regina
DB - Tommy Ganley, Sr., Western New England
DB - Allen Gibson, Sr., Endicott
DB - Materrence Holloway, Fr., Becker
DL - Brandon Mole, Sr., Becker
DL - Connor Schinderman, Sr., Endicott
DL - Ryan Smith, Sr., Western New England
DL - Sean Stergas, Sr., Western New England
LB - Mike Chirco, Sr., Western New England
LB - Tyler D'Errico, Sr., Salve Regina
LB - Matt Messner, So., Salve Regina
LB - Keegan Stanton-Meas, Fr., University of New England
K - Valentin Wagner, Sr., Western New England
P - Andrew Verre, Sr., Salve Regina
Return Specialist - AJ Hall, Fr., Western New England
Utility - Jake Salera, Jr., Western New England
Offensive Player of the Year - Alec Coleman, Western New England
Defensive Player/Lineman of the Year - John Salute, Salve Regina
Offensive Lineman of the Year - Kha-lil Goodman, Endicott
Offensive Rookie of the Year - Joey Mauriello, Salve Regina
Defensive Rookie of the Year - Keegan Stanton-Meas, University of New England
Hal Chalmers Award - Ryan Schenck, Western New England
Senior Perseverance and Achievement Award - Kevin McLaughlin, Western New England
Coach of the Year - Paul McGonagle, Endicott
Team Sportsmanship - University of New England
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.