2017 WPI Football Headlines

  • WPI Basketball and Football Mourn the Passing of William M. “Bill” Gibbons
    June 06, 2018
    The WPI basketball and football teams, as well as the entire athletic department, mourn the loss of venerable PA announcer William M. “Bill” Gibbons who passed away June 5 following a recent bout with cancer. The longtime educator and coach was an icon in the Central Mass. basketball and tennis communities.
  • WPI Men Second, Women Third in NEWMAC President Cup Standings
    June 04, 2018
    Westwood, MA --- For the third consecutive year WPI finished second in the Men’s NEWMAC Presidents Cup standings while the women placed third, as announced at the conference's annual meetings by WPI President Laurie Leshin along with NEWMAC President and WPI Director of Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics Dana L. Harmon.
  • WPI Honors 11 Major Award Winners During Annual Athletic Banquet
    May 31, 2018
    WORCESTER – The WPI athletic department recently honored all of its 20 varsity teams which encompasses over 600 student-athletes at its annual awards banquet. During the festivities, 11 student-athletes were presented with major awards. These accolades highlight some of the best varsity student-athletes at WPI who excel both in the classroom and in their respective sports.
  • Football Elite Camp Set for Sunday, July 29
    May 16, 2018
  • The Goat Nation Giving Challenge "A Resounding Success"
    March 30, 2018
    Thank you to all who supported WPI’s first-ever Goat Nation Giving Challenge! 544 alumni donors helped raise $30,860 for the WPI Fund for Athletics, making the challenge a resounding success. These gifts will allow us to continue to provide the newest equipment, dedicated training spaces, top-notch coaches, and more for our student-athletes. Because of your support, WPI Athletics will continue to soar to new levels of greatness.
  • CBS Boston: Team IMPACT Helps Keegan Concannon Join WPI Football Team
    March 01, 2018
    WORCESTER (CBS) – Worcester Polytechnic Institute introduced the newest member of its football team on Wednesday night.
  • Garcia and Pacheco Represent Football at DIII Senior Classic
    December 19, 2017
    WORCESTER – WPI football seniors Lou Garcia (Springfield, MA) and Dereck Pacheco (Barnstable, MA) made the trip to Doug Shaw Stadium in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina this past weekend for the 2017 DIII Senior Classic. Sean Murphy ’16 represented the Engineers at the event two years ago.
  • Herrington Recognized as D3football.com All-East First Team Kicker
    December 06, 2017
    Minneapolis, MN --- WPI junior Spencer Herrington (Clearfield, Pa.) has been selected as a D3football.com All-East Team honoree.
  • McAllen and Pacheco Headline 27th Annual Steve "Merc" Morris All-Star Team Honorees
    December 04, 2017
    WORCESTER – WPI sophomore Sean McAllen (Prospect, CT) has been named as a Worcester Area Football Association Co-Offensive Player of the Year. Led by three-time first team honoree senior Dereck Pacheco (Barnstable, MA), 11 others were also recognized as part of the 27th annual Steve "Merc" Morris All-Star Team, as selected by the sports information directors within Worcester Country who sponsor football.
  • McAllen Reels in New England Football Writers Division II/III Accolades
    November 27, 2017
    Manchester, NH --- WPI sophomore running back Sean McAllen (Prospect, CT) has earned a coveted spot on the 2017 New England Football Writers Division II/III All-New England team.
  • Football’s Pacheco and Day Named CoSIDA Academic All-District
    November 20, 2017
    WORCESTER – Senior Dereck Pacheco (Barnstable, MA) and junior Nick Day (Northampton, MA) have garnered CoSIDA Academic All-District I Football accolades, as voted upon by the sports information directors from Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. The civil engineering majors now move on to the national ballot for Academic All-America consideration.
  • Football Earns First Postseason Win, Defeats Maritime (NY) in New England Bowl Series
    November 18, 2017
    WORCESTER – Junior Luca Cerasani (Abington, MA) was named the Most Valuable Player as the WPI football team earned its first-ever postseason game in the form of a 17-3 triumph over visiting Maritime (NY) in a New England Bowl Series matchup Saturday night in Alumni Stadium.
  • Seven Fall Student-Athletes Named to NEWMAC All-Sportsmanship Teams
    November 16, 2017
    Westwood, MA --- WPI seniors Pavolas Christidis (Fairport, NY), Aaron Hartford (Norwell, MA), Kat Hurlock (Burlington, CT), Abby King (Fairfield, ME) and Lizzie Rooney (Harvard, MA) were named to NEWMAC All-Sportsmanship teams. Junior Ryan Wittenberg (Bedford, NH) and sophomore Ariana Rozen (Carver, MA) also made the list.
  • Herrington Named Special Teams Athlete of the Year as 14 Garner All-NEWMAC Honors
    November 15, 2017
    Westwood, MA --- Led by NEWMAC Special Teams Athlete of the Year junior Spencer Herrington (Clearfield, PA), nine members of the WPI football team were named NEWMAC All-Conference first teamers and five were placed on the second team for their efforts so far this fall. Senior defensive back Aaron Hartford (Norwell, MA) highlighted the NEWMAC All-Sportsmanship team.
  • Football to Host Maritime (NY) Saturday Night in New England Bowl Series Matchup
    November 13, 2017
    The Curry Colonels, the Framingham State Rams, the Maritime Privateers and the WPI Engineers have been selected as the participants in the 2017 New England Bowl Series which will be played at local sites on Saturday, November 18. 
  • McAllen and Garcia Help Send Football to 42-7 Victory in Regular Season Finale at Norwich
    November 11, 2017
    Northfield, VT --- Sean McAllen ran for 132 yards and became WPI’s all-time single season rushing leader and Lou Garcia returned the second of his two second half interceptions for a touchdown as the Engineers went on the road and defeated Norwich 42-7 in the regular season finale on a chilly Saturday afternoon. 
  • WPI Places 61 on Fall NEWMAC All-Academic Teams
    November 09, 2017
    Westwood, MA --- Led by 18 three-time honorees, WPI placed 61 fall student-athletes on their respective NEWMAC Academic All-Conference teams.
  • Pacheco and Herrington Pocket NEWMAC Football Weekly Honors
    November 06, 2017
    Westwood, MA --- WPI Senior Dereck Pacheco (Barnstable, MA) and junior Spencer Herrington (Clearfield, PA) have garnered NEWMAC Football weekly awards. Pacheco shares NEWMAC Football Defensive Athlete of the Week honors with MIT senior Mitch Turley (Westfield, IN) while Herrington hauls in his fourth NEWMAC Special Teams Athlete of the Week nod of the season and third in as many weeks.
  • Keyed by McAllen and Field, Football Sails Past Coast Guard on Senior Day
    November 04, 2017
    WORCESTER – The sophomore running back duo of Sean McAllen (Prospect, CT) and Connor Field (Granby, CT) combined for 209 yards and five of six rushing touchdowns, and WPI scored 30 consecutive points in the second half of a 44-16 NEWMAC Football triumph over visiting United States Coast Guard Academy Saturday in Alumni Stadium.
  • Football’s Herrington Recognized by the Fred Mitchell Award Committee
    November 03, 2017
    WORCESTER – WPI junior Spencer Herrington (Clearfield, PA) is among 41 student-athletes currently on the Fred Mitchell Award Watch List, which recognizes place-kickers for their excellence on the football field and for continued community service during their off-season. Herrington is the second different WPI student-athlete to make the monthly scrolls as Blaine Bursey was feted in 2015 and 2016.
  • Football Becomes First Team to Sweep NEWMAC Weekly Awards
    October 30, 2017
    Westwood, MA --- The WPI football program has the distinction of being the first to sweep all three NEWMAC weekly awards.
  • Ostrowski Dominant as Football Holds off MIT; Wins Fourth Consecutive Game
    October 28, 2017
    Cambridge, MA --- Nick Ostrowski (Charlton, MA) totaled 11 tackles, forced a fumble and returned a 55-yard pick-six as WPI went on the road and defeated MIT 24-21 in NEWMAC football action Saturday in Steinbrenner Stadium.
  • Herrington, Again, Scores NEWMAC Football Special Teams Athlete of the Week Accolades
    October 23, 2017
    Westwood, MA --- WPI junior Spencer Herrington (Clearfield, Pa.) has been selected as the NEWMAC Football Special Teams Athlete of the Week.
  • Football’s Rice, Rossi, and Co., Power Past Merchant Marine
    October 21, 2017
    WORCESTER -- Senior Blake Rice (North Branford, CT) accumulated 233 yards and four touchdowns, including two by sophomore Nic Rossi (Freehold, NJ), in a 41-7 WPI win over visiting U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in a NEWMAC Football game Saturday at Alumni Stadium.
  • Garcia and Mahan Garner National Recognition from D3football.com
    October 10, 2017
    Minneapolis, MN --- WPI senior Lou Garcia (Springfield, MA) and junior Brian Mahan (Ashland, MA) were honored by D3football.com, as announced on Monday and Tuesday.
  • Rice and Mahan Collect NEWMAC Football Weekly Awards
    October 10, 2017
    Westwood, MA --- WPI senior Blake Rice (North Branford, CT) and junior Brian Mahan (Ashland, MA) have garnered NEWMAC Football weekly honors. Rice was tabbed as the NEWMAC Co-Offensive Athlete of the Week along with Merchant Marine senior Brice Moore (Pace, FL) while Mahan was named as the NEWMAC Defensive Athlete of the Week.
  • Mahan and Rice Help Key Football's Successful Road Trip to D.C.
    October 07, 2017
    WASHINGTON D.C. --- Brian Mahan (Ashland, MA) registered three interceptions as the WPI defense forced five turnovers and Blake Rice (North Branford, CT) threw for three touchdowns as the Engineers went on the road and defeated Catholic 31-14 Saturday afternoon in the first-ever meeting between the two programs. The Crimson and Gray head into their bye week with a 4-2 overall record and 2-1 mark in NEWMAC play while Catholic slips to 3-3 overall and 1-2 in conference action.
  • Malafronte, Garcia and Pacheco Guide Defense in Football’s Third Shutout
    September 30, 2017
    WORCESTER -- Sophomore Sean McAllen (Prospect, CT) ran for 182 yards on 23 carries with two touchdowns to go with a receiving TD while senior Lou Garcia (Springfield, MA) hauled in a pair of interceptions, including a pick-six, as the WPI football program earned its first-ever win in the NEWMAC era with a 45-0 triumph over visiting Maine Maritime Saturday afternoon in Alumni Stadium.
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