ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Robert Small, Anna Maria College
(FR, RB - Tarrytown, N.Y.)
Small set several program records this week for the AMCATS, rushing for 256 yards on just 24 attempts for an average of 10.7 yards per carry. He also added four receptions for 51 yards and scored two touchdowns on runs of 74 and 80 yards. His 307 all-purpose yards was the most impressive offensive performance in program history.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Scott Drosendahl, Mount Ida
(So., QB - East Aurora, New York)
Mount Ida College sophomore quarterback Scott Drosendahl led the Mustangs to their third Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC) victory with a 22-16 win over hosting Gallaudet. Drosendahl went 22-34 passing for 288 yards through the air with an eight yard touchdown strike to Michael Cloutier and one pick. With four minutes remaining in the game Drosendhal scored on an eight yard quarterback keeper to give the Mustangs the ECFC victory over the Bison. The sophomore led a comeback down 16-8 after the exit of standout running back Johrone Bunch. Drosendahl also filled in as the punter for the injured Bunch.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Keith Barnes, Maritime College
(So., LB - Westbury, N.Y./Westbury)
Barnes led the Privateers with nine total tackles in the 23-0 win over Becker on Saturday. The 6-0, 240-pounder had 3.5 tackles for combined losses of 13 yards, including a game-high two sacks. He also kept the Becker quarterback on his toes with one QB hurry.
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Kevin McCoy, Anna Maria College
(FR, S - Springfield, Mass.)
Kevin McCoy became the first AMC player in the program's young history to return a kick for a touchdown with a 69-yard return versus Castleton State this Saturday. The return was a key play, tying the game with just over three minutes left in the first half.