The Eastern Collegiate Football Conference announced its 2013 all-conference teams following a vote of the conference coaches. A total of 85 student-athletes received recognition after the completion of the regular season.
Senior running back Robert Small of Anna Maria was named dawOffensive Player of the Year while Husson's Earnest Wiggins earned Defensive Player of the Year honors. Maritime sophomore kicker Diogo Dietrich was named the ECFC Special Teams Player of the Year. Mount Ida's Frank Civitello was named the ECFC Offensive Lineman of the Year while teammate D'Andre Smith was selected as the Rookie of the Year.
ECFC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Anna Maria running back Robert Small earned Offensive Player of the Year honors. Small led the league in rushing (136 ypg) and all-purpose yards per game (157 ypg) and was tied atop the league with 17 touchdowns. In 9 games, Small had six games over 100 yards rushing including two with over 225 yards.
ECFC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Husson senior defensive tackle Ernest Wiggins earned ECFC Defensive Player of the Year honors. Wiggins accounted for 7.4 tackles per game and eight sacks in ten games this season for a loss of 44 yards.
ECFC SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Maritime sophomore kicker Diogo Dietrich was named the ECFC Special Teams Player of the Year. Dietrich ranked atop the league in both field goals per game and field goal percentage. The sophomore converted 9 of 12 field goal attempts with a long of 44 and connected on all 20 of his extra point trys while averaging 52-yards per kickoff.
ECFC OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE YEAR
Mount Ida senior Frank Civitello finished a four-year career in which he was the cornerstone of an offensive line that prides itself on physicality and is dedicated to being able to control the clock and run the football. Civitello led the way for a Mustangs rushing attack that gained 123 yards per game and protected for a passing offense that threw for 193 yards per game.
ECFC ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Mount Ida first year defensive back D'Andre Smith was an electric addition to the Mount Ida defense and special teams play this year. His ability to find the ball and make big plays on defense was pivotal to a Mustangs squad that was tops in the nation in passing yards allowed. Smith recorded 5.1 tackles per game with two fumble recoveries, six pass breakups and three pass blocks. On special teams, Smith was a lightning rod, averaging 34.1 yards per kickoff return, which was good for third in the nation.
ECFC COACH OF THE YEAR
Gallaudet head coach Chuck Goldstein was honored as the ECFC Coach Of The Year award after leading the Bison to the ECFC title with a 6-1 conference mark and an automatic berth to the NCAA Division III Championship. The Bison earned national recognition during their 9-0 start.
ECFC all-conference selections are determined by a vote of the conference coaches. Additional players honored are due to ties in the voting.
|Offensive Player of the Year|
|RB||Robert Small, Anna Maria||Sr.|
|Defensive Player of the Year|
|DL||Ernest Wiggins, Husson||Sr.|
|Special Teams Player of the Year|
|K||Diogo Dietrich, Maritime (N.Y.)||So.|
|Offensive Lineman of the Year|
|OL||Frank Civitello, Mount Ida||Sr.|
|Rookie of the Year|
|DB/RS||D'Andre Smith, Mount Ida||Fr.|
|Coach of the Year|
|Chuck Goldstein, Gallaudet|
|FIRST TEAM OFFENSE||SECOND TEAM OFFENSE|
|QB||Robert Baker, Becker||Sr.||QB||Jawad Yatim, Mount Ida||Jr.|
|RB||Al Georgio, Norwich||Jr.||RB||Ryan Bonheyo, Gallaudet||Sr.|
|RB||Robert Small, Anna Maria||Sr.||RB||Byron Jackson, Husson||Sr.|
|FB||BJ Flores, Gallaudet||So.||FB||Kyle Gardner, Maritime (N.Y.)||Jr.|
|WR||Kevin Alberque, Castleton||So.||WR||Matt Greenman, Mount Ida||Fr.|
|WR||DeJahn Dawkins, Becker||So.||WR||Dan Jamieson, Norwich||Jr.|
|WR||Jordan Hyman, Mount Ida||Sr.||WR||Shaun Llewellyn, Becker||Sr.|
|TE||Mike Babich, Mount Ida||Sr.||WR||William Ricard, Anna Maria||So.|
|OL||Frank Civitello, Mount Ida||Sr.||OL||Todd Collins, Gallaudet||So.|
|OL||Andrew Cosby, Maritime (N.Y.)||Sr.||OL||Timothy Farina, Becker||So.|
|OL||Matt Gallagher, Norwich||Sr.||OL||Peter Gill, Norwich||Sr.|
|OL||Chris Langan, Gallaudet||Sr.||OL||Kalin Killinger, Norwich||So.|
|OL||Alex Young, Husson||Jr.||OL||Jordan Tolar, Castleton||So.|
|K||Diogo Dietrich, Maritime (N.Y.)||So.||K||Wesley Medeiros, Norwich||Fr.|
|RS||D'Andre Smith, Mount Ida||Fr.||RS||Kevin Alberque, Castleton||So.|
|FIRST TEAM DEFENSE||SECOND TEAM DEFENSE|
|DL||Hugh O'Brien, Maritime (N.Y.)||Jr.||DL||Kyle Funesti, Norwich||Jr.|
|DL||Jon Proto, Mount Ida||Sr.||DL||Desmond Nutter, Husson||Jr.|
|DL||Adham Talaat, Gallaudet||Sr.||DL||Chris Richardson, Gallaudet||So.|
|DL||Ernest Wiggins, Husson||Sr.||DL||Tyler Snider, Gallaudet||Jr.|
|LB||Jaris Alleyne, Gallaudet||Jr.||LB||Todd Carr, Castleton||Jr.|
|LB||Melvin Booker, Becker||Sr.||LB||Nick Coffiey, Maritime (N.Y.)||Jr.|
|LB||Stephan Dance, Husson||Jr.||LB||Kayln Smithson, Mount Ida||Jr.|
|LB||Jordan Koehler, Anna Maria||Sr.||LB||Ellis Throckmorton, Husson||Fr.|
|DB||Nicholas Elstad, Gallaudet||Sr.||DB||AJ McCrea, Gallaudet||Jr.|
|DB||Chris Klass, Maritime (N.Y.)||Sr.||DB||Dane Pallotto, Norwich||Jr.|
|DB||Jovan Wilkins, Mount Ida||Jr.||DB||D'Andre Smith, Mount Ida||Fr.|
|DB||Mick Wong, Castleton||Sr.||DB||Demetri Underwood, Anna Maria||Sr.|
|P||Reece Attard, Husson||So.||P||Andrew Pursell, Castleton||Sr.|
Anna Maria: Christopher Bettano (RS - So.), William Bishop (DB - Jr.), Kevin Grey (OL - So.), Stefano Marziale (P - Fr.), Tyler Rocha (DL - So.), Tony Valente (LB - Sr.). Becker: Michael Calafiore (DL - So.), Davin Collins (DB - Fr.), Dejahn Dawkins (P - So.), Matthew Romasco (RB - So.). Castleton: Tyler Combs (WR - Jr.), Steven Ladka (OL - So.), Ethan Macura (DL - Sr.). Gallaudet: Todd Bonheyo (QB - So.). Husson: Shabashe McIntosh (RS - Jr.), Cody Ziegenfus (OL - Sr.). Maritime: Noah Collins (OL - Sr.), Frank Laino (RB - Sr.). Mount Ida: Ned Cassidy (LB - Sr.), Calvin Claiborne (DB - Sr.), Andrew Miller (OL - Jr.), Anthony Sanders (DL - Jr.), D. Spaulding (DL - So.). Norwich: Drew Banuskevich (P - Jr.), Luis Delgado (LB - Sr.), Keyen Foley (QB - Jr.), Dan Gogan (DB - Sr.), Ethan Hanks (DB - Sr.), Andy Mangin (LB - Jr.)