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Framingham State’s Silva, Mangano Headline 2015 MASCAC Football All-Conference Teams

Framingham State’s Silva, Mangano Headline 2015 MASCAC Football All-Conference Teams

Football All-Conference Teams

Westfield, Mass. — Matt Silva and Matt Mangano of Framingham State are the 2015 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year award winners and headline the 2015 MASCAC All-Conference teams as voted on by the coaches from around the league.

Silva, the senior quarterback from Dracut, Mass. had a great year for the Rams, leading them to a perfect 8-0 record in league play. He finished the conference regular season first in total touchdowns with a school-record 39, completion percentage at 66.3 percent, second in passing yards per game at 285.6 and total yards on the season with 2856. Silva sits in second in all of Division III in passing touchdowns with 39 while having the third most points responsible per game with 26.2. 

Earning MASCAC Defensive Player of the Year honors, Mangano, a senior from Winchester, Mass., closed out the regular season with 30 solo and 15 assisted tackles for 45 overall while averaging 4.5 tackles a contest. He also netted two interceptions on the year while helping the Rams hold their opponents to only 20.2 points per game. This marks the third time Mangano has been named the MASCAC First Team All-Conference squad.

Repeating as the MASCAC Offensive Lineman of the Year is Framingham State’s Nick Stanfield. The senior from Everett, Mass. helped lead a Rams offense that averaged 433 yards of total offense and 39.5 points per game to go along with 53 touchdowns. Stanfield joins teammate Mangano as a three-time First Team MASCAC All-Conference honoree. Earlier this year, he was named as a D3football.com Preseason All-American.

Taking home the MASCAC Offensive Rookie of the Year accolade is Plymouth State’s Brandonn Drumgole. The freshman from Mt. Sinai, N.Y. tallied 423 yards on 27 receptions while adding two touchdowns in his first year with the Panthers. 

Fitchburg State first year linebacker Cyrick Watford is the MASCAC Defensive Rookie of the Year. The freshman from Meriden, Conn. finished the 2015 season with 16 solo and nine assisted tackles for 25 while netting 2.5 sacks and a fumble recovery.

After leading the Rams to their sixth straight  MASCAC regular season championship and the league’s first automatic qualifier into the NCAA Tournament, Framingham State’s Tom Kelley has been named the Champion’s Choice Coach of the Year by his peers. This is the second straight year he has received the honor.