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NEWMAC Announces 2019 Football Postseason Honors

NEWMAC Announces 2019 Football Postseason Honors

WESTWOOD, Mass. - After an outstanding season from the league's eight teams, the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) has announced the 2019 football major and All-Conference selections.

WPI's Sean McAllen was named as the 2019 Offensive Athlete of the Year, after leading WPI to a share of the regular season title. In conference play, McAllen recorded nine touchdowns, while rushing 92 times, including a 97-yard run, and averaging a league best 126.1 yards per game. 

WPI's Sam Casey earned the title of 2019 Defensive Athlete of the Year. A key part of the Engineers' defense, the senior tallied a total of 41 tackles, including 26 solo tackles, along with two interceptions, two pass break ups, and three tackles for a loss in NEWMAC play. 

Merchant Marine's Joe Vitelli was selected as the 2019 Special Teams Athlete of the Year. Vitelli finished his senior season totaling 21 kickoff returns, averaging 23.7 yards per game, and recorded one kickoff return of 91-yards for a touchdown in conference. 

Norwich's Trevor Chase was recognized as the 2019 Rookie of the Year. The first-year wide receiver finished tied for third with six touchdowns and averaged 73.3 yards per game. 

MIT's Brian Bubna was named the 2019 Coach of the Year for the second straight season. Bubna led the Engineers to a share of the regular season title and a conference record of 6-1. 

With their major honors, McAllen, Casey and Vitelli have earned an automatic place on First Team All-Conference. The NEWMAC Football All-Conference Team consists of 59 honorees that are voted on by the football coaches from the conference. The 2019 selections are listed below. 

Sean McAllen, WPI

Offensive Athlete of the Year

Sam Casey, WPI

Defensive Athlete of the Year

Joe Vitelli, Merchant Marine

Special Team Athlete of the Year

 

 

 

Trevor Chase, Norwich

Rookie of the Year

Brian Bubna, MIT

Coach of the Year

 

 

2019 NEWMAC Football All-Conference Team

Team Name Position Institution
First Team All-Conference Julian Nyland QB WPI
First Team All-Conference Krystian Abbott QB U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
First Team All-Conference Tim Callahan FB Springfield College
First Team All-Conference Colin McNulty TE The Catholic University of America
First Team All-Conference Sean McAllen* RB WPI
First Team All-Conference Connor Field RB WPI
First Team All-Conference Manni Romero WR Norwich University
First Team All-Conference Keithen Shepard WR MIT
First Team All-Conference Vince Lucca OL WPI
First Team All-Conference Nick Bainter OL Springfield College
First Team All-Conference Isaac Patry OL WPI
First Team All-Conference Nathan Basinger OL MIT
First Team All-Conference John Coughlan OL U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
First Team All-Conference Sam Casey* DB WPI
First Team All-Conference Sean Kent DB MIT
First Team All-Conference Brasean Stewart DB Norwich University
First Team All-Conference Will Exson DB MIT
First Team All-Conference Nick Ostrowski LB WPI
First Team All-Conference AJ Iversen LB MIT
First Team All-Conference AJ Smith LB Springfield College
First Team All-Conference Sam Cantrell LB MIT
First Team All-Conference Ben Bennington DL MIT
First Team All-Conference Lou Duh  DL WPI
First Team All-Conference Chaz Ruffin DL Springfield College
First Team All-Conference Mike McGoff DL WPI
First Team All-Conference Mark Wright K MIT
First Team All-Conference Andrew Griese P MIT
First Team All-Conference Joe Vitelli* R/WR U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
First Team All-Conference Chad Shade Athlete Springfield College
       
Second Team All-Conference Matt Dunn QB Norwich
Second Team All-Conference James Early FB U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
Second Team All-Conference William Woltmann TE MIT
Second Team All-Conference John Robertson RB MIT
Second Team All-Conference Matt Restifo RB U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
Second Team All-Conference Justin Moffatt WR U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Second Team All-Conference Dominic Casale WR Maine Maritime Academy
Second Team All-Conference Nic Rossi WR WPI
Second Team All-Conference Grant Bordelon OL MIT
Second Team All-Conference Tony Valentino OL Springfield College
Second Team All-Conference Peter Rakauskas OL WPI
Second Team All-Conference Jordan Hartley OL WPI
Second Team All-Conference John Cox OL Springfield College
Second Team All-Conference Ryan Nall OL MIT
Second Team All-Conference Patrick Crowley DB U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Second Team All-Conference Steve Mey DB WPI
Second Team All-Conference Adam Klosner DB WPI
Second Team All-Conference Michael Corinna DB Norwich University
Second Team All-Conference Andrew Funaki DB The Catholic University of America
Second Team All-Conference Reno Dubreuil LB U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
Second Team All-Conference Eugene Bizer LB U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Second Team All-Conference Zack Ahrens LB WPI
Second Team All-Conference Jack Pavelchak LB Springfield College
Second Team All-Conference CJ Reilly DL MIT
Second Team All-Conference R.J. Robiskie DL U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Second Team All-Conference Sam Gozelski DL MIT
Second Team All-Conference Philip Orlando DL U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Second Team All-Conference Bryce Wade P/K WPI
Second Team All-Conference Austin Pesce R WPI
Second Team All-Conference Manni Romero R Norwich University