November 22, 2013

Eight Privateers Named to ECFC All Conference Selections; Dietrich Picked as Top Special Teamer

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GAITHERSBURG, Md. (November 22, 2013) – Yesterday afternoon the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference revealed its postseason awards for the 2013 season. Six members of the Maritime Privateer football team were named to the All-Conference First and Second teams, while the unit also had two members of the team announced the Honorable Mention listing.

In addition to recognition on the All-Conference teams and honorable mention listing, the Privateers were also represented by the ECFC Special Teams Player of the Year in sophomore Diogo Dietrich (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil/DePaul Catholic). The placekicker put together one of the finest kicking seasons in Privateer History as he led the team in scoring with 51 points this season on a career-best 9-of-12 field goal kicking and 24-26 PATs. His 75% success rate on field goals was the best in program history and he was a perfect 20-for-20 on PATs in conference games this season.

Dietrich is the first player to be awarded with an individual award since the 2011 season when then-junior Keith Barnes was selected as the league's co-defensive player of the year. Barnes was also named the Defensive Player of the Year in 2010, while head coach Clayton Kendrick-Holmes picked up the league's top-coach honors in Maritime's undefeated campaign.

While Dietrich was named to the First-Team All-Conference squad, senior offensive lineman Andrew Cosby (Babylon, N.Y./Babylon) joined him on the All-Conference First Team Offense. The Privateers also had two members on the All-Conference First Team Defense as senior Chris Klass (Nanuet, N.Y./Nanuet) and junior Hugh O'Brien (Westbury, N.Y./Westbury) were named first teamers.

On the second team, one player on the offensive side of the ball was selected as junior fullback Kyle Gardner (Amityville N.Y./St. Anthony's) represented the Privateers, and on the defensive side of the ball classmate Nick Coffiey (Wilmington, Del./Delaware Military Academy) picked up All-Conference Second Team accolades.

The Honorable Mention group featured two members from the Privateers as well as senior offensive lineman Noah Collins (Satellite Beach, Fla./Satellite) and running back Frank Laino (Rockaway, N.Y./Fort Hamilton) were mentioned for their work during the 2013 season.

Cosby and Collins were two of the five anchors on the Maritime offensive line that led the way for 2,879 rushing yards, the most yards on the ground since the 2010 season when Maritime totaled over 3,000 yards. They also allowed just six sacks this season, to be amongst the nation's leaders in that category.

Klass, O'Brien and Coffiey were a part of a stingy defensive unit that allowed just 125 points in ECFC play this season en route to the team's 5-2 league record. Klass recorded a total of 21 tackles in the secondary and also recovered a pair of fumbles and had a pair of interceptions in addition to the team's lone blocked kick this season. O'Brien was amongst the team leaders with 57 tackles this year and also accumulated eight sacks and had a pair of fumble recoveries, one of which went for a touchdown. Coffiey was the team leader with 95 tackles, 62 were of the solo variety as he was amongst the nation's leaders all season in solo tackles. Coffiey also had three forced fumbles and a pair of fumble recoveries as he was tied for the team lead.

On the offensive side of the ball, Gardner and Laino were two of the primary ball carriers for the Privateers this season. Gardner led the team with 961 rushing yards this season, the third most for a Maritime rusher in a single season, he was also amongst the team leaders with six touchdowns scored. Laino had his best season as a Privateer during his last year with the squad, he accumulated 374 yards on 60 carries and had three scores, both career highs.

This season, the All-Conference selections were highlighted by Mount Ida and league-champion Gallaudet with 10 selections each. Norwich collected eight, and Husson had seven players selected. Castleton State was tied with Maritime as the Spartans also had six selections, while five players from Becker and four from Anna Maria rounded out the group.

The Privateers picked up just six members on the first and second team this season after collecting seven in the previous two seasons. In 2010, Maritime had 10 members of the team pick up First and Second Team recognition, while in the league's inaugural season of 2009, the Privateers had their most-ever All-Conference players with 12.

Maritime ended its 2013 season with a 5-5 overall record, while collecting a 5-2 mark against ECFC opponents. The team returns a key core of players in 2014 and will look to add a new group of freshman to help the team claim its second-ever ECFC Championship. The 2014 season gets underway in early September.

Complete Listing of 2013 ECFC All-Conference Selections

Sep. 1: All times Eastern
7:00 PM
Coast Guard at Anna Maria
7:00 PM
Defiance at Baldwin Wallace
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Washington and Lee at Johns Hopkins
7:30 PM
Trine at Manchester
8:00 PM
Millsaps at Belhaven
Sep. 2: All times Eastern
TBA
Muhlenberg at Wilkes
6:00 PM
Mass-Dartmouth at Mount Ida
6:00 PM
Delaware Valley at Wesley
7:00 PM
N.C. Wesleyan at Stevenson
7:00 PM
Western New England at Springfield
7:00 PM
Fitchburg State at Becker
Video Live Stats
7:00 PM
Albright at Salisbury
7:00 PM
WPI at MIT
7:00 PM
Salve Regina at Worcester State
7:00 PM
Bridgewater State at Curry
7:00 PM
Morrisville State at St. Lawrence
10:00 PM
Adrian at Pacific
Sep. 3: All times Eastern
TBA
Endicott at Framingham State
TBA
Kean at Christopher Newport
TBA
King's at Moravian
Live Stats
TBA
Lebanon Valley at Franklin and Marshall
TBA
Marietta at Denison
TBA
McDaniel at Catholic
TBA
Wisconsin Lutheran at Trinity Int'l
TBA
Sewanee at Kenyon
TBA
UW-Platteville at George Fox
Live Stats
12:00 PM
Washington U. at Carnegie Mellon
Live Stats
12:00 PM
Chicago at Case Western Reserve
12:00 PM
Husson at Alfred
12:00 PM
SUNY-Maritime at Maine Maritime
Video
12:00 PM
Cortland at Heidelberg
12:00 PM
Otterbein at Buffalo State
12:00 PM
Ursinus at Bethany
1:00 PM
Plymouth State at Castleton
Live Stats
1:00 PM
RPI at Norwich
1:00 PM
Randolph-Macon at Dickinson
1:00 PM
Oberlin at Kalamazoo
1:00 PM
Emory and Henry at Ferrum
1:00 PM
Wooster at Washington and Jefferson
1:00 PM
Alfred State at William Paterson
1:00 PM
St. Vincent at Alma
1:00 PM
Concordia (Wis.) at Finlandia
1:00 PM
Olivet at St. John Fisher
1:00 PM
Rowan at Widener
1:00 PM
Hobart at Brockport
1:00 PM
Union at Ithaca
1:00 PM
Susquehanna at Lycoming
1:00 PM
Utica at Misericordia
1:00 PM
TCNJ at UW-Whitewater
1:30 PM
Wilmington at Bluffton
1:30 PM
Monmouth at Hope
1:30 PM
Bridgewater at Gettysburg
1:30 PM
Muskingum at Waynesburg
1:30 PM
Juniata at Grove City
2:00 PM
Lakeland at Carroll
Video Live Stats
2:00 PM
UW-Stevens Point at St. Norbert
2:00 PM
Austin at Hendrix
2:00 PM
Maranatha Baptist at Martin Luther
Live Stats
2:00 PM
Millikin at Greenville
Live Stats
2:00 PM
Eureka at Knox
Live Stats
2:00 PM
MacMurray at Rockford
Live Stats
2:00 PM
Gustavus Adolphus at Westminster (Mo.)
Video Live Stats
2:00 PM
UW-La Crosse at Luther
2:00 PM
Beloit at Lake Forest
2:00 PM
Concordia-Moorhead at Jamestown
2:00 PM
Crown at Hamline
Live Stats
2:00 PM
Carleton at Macalester
2:00 PM
Bethel at Dubuque
2:00 PM
St. Scholastica at St. John's
Live Stats
2:00 PM
St. Olaf at Grinnell
2:00 PM
Buena Vista at Mayville St.
2:00 PM
Simpson at UW-Stout
2:00 PM
Aurora at Carthage
2:00 PM
UW-River Falls at Coe
2:00 PM
Ripon at Concordia-Chicago
2:00 PM
Elmhurst at Loras
2:00 PM
Huntingdon at Louisiana College
2:00 PM
North Central (Ill.) at Robert Morris-Chicago
2:00 PM
Benedictine at Wheaton (Ill.)
2:00 PM
John Carroll at UW-Oshkosh
2:30 PM
Southern Virginia at Earlham
Live Stats
4:00 PM
La Verne at Puget Sound
Live Stats
4:00 PM
Central at Whitworth
5:00 PM
Hartwick at Western Connecticut
6:00 PM
Wabash at Albion
6:00 PM
Maryville (Tenn.) at Berry
6:00 PM
Augustana at Mount St. Joseph
6:00 PM
Thomas More at Franklin
Live Stats
6:00 PM
Hampden-Sydney at Averett
6:00 PM
Redlands at Trinity (Texas)
7:00 PM
Hiram at Westminster (Pa.)
7:00 PM
LaGrange at Birmingham-Southern
7:00 PM
Thiel at Allegheny
7:00 PM
Capital at Wittenberg
7:00 PM
Shenandoah at Gallaudet
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Illinois College at Rose-Hulman
Video Live Stats
7:00 PM
Hanover at Centre
7:00 PM
Geneva at Frostburg State
7:00 PM
Nichols at Westfield State
7:00 PM
Greensboro at Guilford
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Hardin-Simmons at Southwestern
7:00 PM
Anderson at North Park
7:00 PM
Ohio Wesleyan at Mary Hardin-Baylor
7:00 PM
East Texas Baptist at Texas Lutheran
7:10 PM
St. Thomas at UW-Eau Claire
Video Live Stats
8:00 PM
Willamette at Rhodes
8:00 PM
Cornell at Iowa Wesleyan
Live Stats
8:00 PM
Augsburg at Northwestern (Minn.)
Live Stats
8:00 PM
Southwestern Assemblies at Howard Payne
8:00 PM
Sul Ross State at UT-Permian Basin
Dec. 18: All times Eastern
Final
Mount Union 49, at St. Thomas 35
@ Salem, Va.
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