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    Wednesday, August 10, 2022

    Local roundup: ECC football coaches honor Fitch's Williams, Ellis

    In this Nov. 5 file photo, Fitch’s Thomas Williams (8) breaks away from NFA defenders Sayvion Jones (14) and Dangelo Aristilde (5) on his way to a touchdown in a game in Norwich. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

    The Eastern Connecticut Conference anounced its football all-star teams on Sunday.

    Players of the year were announced for all three divisions and Fitch coach Mike Ellis was named the ECC Coach of the Year. Ellis led the Falcons to the Division I title.

    Fitch senior running back Thomas Williams was named ECC Division I Player of the Year, Woodstock Academy senior quarterback Ethan Davis was named ECC Division II Player of the Year and Killingly senior running back Jack Sharpe was named ECC Division III Player of the Year.

    Men's basketball

    • Quinton Lott scored 30 points and had eight rebounds as Eastern Connecticut State beat Connecticut College 70-61 in a nonleague game. Former St. Bernard standout Max Lee had six points, eight rebounds, eight assists and four steals for ECSU (4-3). Jarron Flynn scored 22 points with six rebounds and Austin Lavitt scored 12 for Conn (1-3).

    Women's basketball

    • Eastern Connecticut State beat Conn College 57-40 in a nonleague game. Jaycie Rojik led Conn (1-5) with 14 points, seven rebounds and three steals. Anna Barry led ECSU (3-3) with nine points, 11 rebounds and five assists.

    Women's hockey

    • Conn College picked up its first win of the season, beating Manhattanville 3-1. Casey Godfrey, Miyu Miyazaki and Natalie Witkowski scored goals, Camille Phelan had two assists, Carly Denora made seven saves and Kiley Smith had an assist for the Camels (1-3).

    Men's hockey

    • Conn College lost 1-0 to host Skidmore in the Skidmore Thanksgiving Invitational final. Will Dow-Kenney scored for Skidmore (4-3-1) with five minutes left in the third period. Michael McHale made 24 saves for Conn (1-3).

    2021 ECC football all-stars

    DIVISION I

    Offense

    Center: Akeem Morris (New London); Linemen: Colby Briggs (NFA), Amir Thomas (New London); John Luethy (Fitch); Cal Meuse (Fitch); Quarterback: Ben Perry (Fitch); Receivers: Maxson Pierre Louis (NFA), Aidan Greaves (Fitch); Backs: Rowan Mundell (East Lyme), Thomas Williams (Fitch), Melakai Maddox (Fitch).

    Defense

    Linemen: Treyvon Christian (NFA), Ethan Sisson (Fitch); Ends: Jordan Ribeiro (NFA), Elijah Shelton (Fitch); Linebackers: Dave Semnoski (East Lyme), Cameron Green (NFA), Devon Edwards (Fitch); Backs: Mustafa Dannett (New London), Will Anglin (East Lyme), Talon Amado Jr. (NFA), Calvin Kilgore (Fitch).

    Special teams

    Punter: Lio Griffin-Hill (New London); Placekicker: Charles Cabusao (Fitch); Utility: Rhodia Perry (New London).

    Honorable mention

    Herbert Bonneau (New London), Josiah Williams (New London), Mike-Dory Morisset (NFA), Dangelo Aristilde (NFA), Blake Harris (East Lyme), Shawn Beebe (Fitch).

    Sportsmanship

    Yoskar Barreto (New London), Jayden Desilus (NFA), Ethan Gillespie (East Lyme); Reid Kenney (Fitch).

    Scholar-Athlete

    Roderick Pratts (New London), Samuel Sweeney (NFA), Mason Gallo (East Lyme), Tate Scherer (Fitch).

    DIVISION II

    Offense

    Center: Francisco Cruz (Windham); Linemen: Isaiah Mangual (Windham), Gian Spera (Waterford), Marlin Santagata (Ledyard), Everett Michalski (Woodstock); Quarterback: Ethan Davis (Woodstock); Receivers: Carter Saracina (Woodstock), Jackson Goetz (Woodstock), Jordan Elci (Waterford); Backs: Ryan Outlow (Ledyard), Victor Meija (Windham).

    Defense

    Linemen: Josh Knight (Ledyard), Will Sutman (Waterford); Ends: Huck Flanagan (Woodstock), Evan Roy (Woodstock); Linebackers: Silas Strandson (Woodstock), Mason Concascia (Waterford), Jackson Poulton (Ledyard), Aidan Fritz (Bacon); Backs: James Green (Ledyard), Dustin Solensky (Windham), Zachary Robinson-Smey (Windham).

    Special teams

    Punter: Jonah Eddy (Ledyard); Placekicker: Wyatt Thienel (Woodstock); Utility: Jayden Villafane (Windham).

    Honorable mention

    Kevin Claffey (Bacon), Nate Hynes (Waterford), Brady Gould (Bacon), Malachi Fowler (Windham), Tyler Ingemi (Waterford), Braiden Saucier (Woodstock).

    Sportsmanship

    Jack Holmes (Bacon), Ben Rusczyk (Ledyard), Jontae Vargas (Windham), Liam Pickett (Waterford), River Favreau (Woodstock).

    Scholar-Athlete

    Ezequiel Zurita (Bacon), Jackson Poulton (Ledyard), Alex Lee (Windham), Kevin Kilcomons (Waterford), Keenan LaMontagne (Woodstock).

    DIVISION III

    Offense

    Linemen: Noah Russell (Killingly), Daniel Sims (Griswold/Wheeler), John Dougan (Griswold/Wheeler), Jacob Yackley (Stonington), Jameson Griffith (Stonington); Quarterback: Thomas Dreibholz (Killingly); Receivers: Ben Jax (Killingly); Isaiah Balancier (Montville); Tight end: Nate Keefe (Killingly); Backs: Jack Sharpe (Killingly), Soren Rief (Killingly).

    Defense

    Linemen: Trevor Costa (Stonington), Terrence Allen (Killingly); Ends: Patrick Obrey (Stonington), Zachary Confer (Griswold/Wheeler); Linebackers: Jack Zuro (Stonington), Ben Massengale (Stonington), Keith Perry (Killingly), Seth Dootson (Killingly); Backs: Codey Lefevre (Plainfield), Trevin Russ (Killingly), Lucian Tedeschi (Stonington).

    Special teams

    Punter: Tyler Nordstrom (Plainfield); Placekicker: Aiden McMaster (Plainfield); Utility: Will French (Stonington).

    Honorable mention

    Chas Terni (Montville), Luke Lowry (Stonington), Ben Smith (Plainfield), Llogan Caron (Plainfield), Xavier Haney (Montville), Matt Castagliuolo (Stonington).

    Sportsmanship

    Justin Baker (Killingly), Cole Rizer (Plainfield), Ethan Fraser (Griswold/Wheeler), Cole Terni (Montville), Alex Castagliuolo (Stonington).

    Scholar-Athlete

    Ryan Miller (Killingly), Llogan Caron (Plainfield), Tyler Farwell (Griswold/Wheeler), Curtis Buecker (Montville), Sam Youtt (Stonington). 

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