Joe Magardino '15
Joe Magardino ’15

The Bantam football team, coached by Jeff Devanney, had another strong season, winning five games or more for the 13th year in a row and ending at 5-3. Senior tri-captain C Joe Magardino was named to the Associated Press Little All-American Third Team, the American Football Coaches Association Division III All-American Team, the USA College Football All-American First Team, the All-East Region First Team, and the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III North All-Star Team, and repeated on the New England Football Writers Association Division II/III New England All-Star Team. Junior P Kyle Pulek was named to the All-East Region Third Team and the ECAC Division III North All-Star First Team, while senior FB Michael Budness graced the ECAC Division III North All-Star Second Team. For the second straight season, the team produced the NESCAC Rookie of the Year, first-year OL Chris Simmons. Eleven Bantams earned All-NESCAC accolades. Seniors Budness, LB Rob Gau, RB Chudi Iregbulem, Magardino, and LB Tom Szymanski joined junior DL Lyle Baker and Pulek on the All-Conference First Team. DB Mike Mancini and LB Mike Weatherby, both senior tri-captains, joined senior WR Chris Ragone and junior OL Matthew Porter on the All-Conference Second Team. Mancini earned College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District honors for the second time in his career and was named a Capital One Academic  All-American and a National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete.