October 4, 2013

Week 5 Preview: Privateers Begin League Play at Home with Anna Maria

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Maritime (0-3, 0-0 ECFC) vs. Anna Maria (1-2, 0-0 ECFC)
Saturday, October 5, 2013 – 2:00 p.m.
Reinhart Field – Throggs Neck, N.Y.


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Coming off of a road defeat to the William Paterson Pioneers a week ago, the Maritime Privateer football squad looks to put its non-conference woes behind them as the squad opens up league play against ECFC rival Anna Maria on Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. on Reinhart Field.

Game Coverage
There will be live coverage of Saturday's contest as well as every regular season home football this season, by accessing this LINK. This season's home games will also be streamed over the Internet on the Privateer Radio Network. Play-by-play man Greg Rice and color commentator Matthew Falkenbury will be calling all the action as it happens on the field. The live audio can be accessed by clicking HERE.

Head-to-Head

Maritime (0-3, 0-0 ECFC) Roster Stats Schedule
Anna Maria (1-2, 0-0 ECFC) Roster Stats Schedule


All-Time Series
Maritime and Anna Maria have met four-times since the Privateers have joined the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference in 2009. The Privateers have taken all four games by a total of 105 points in the four-game set, including last season's 42-21 victory in Massachusetts on October 13.

60-Point Club
Since the restart of the varsity program in 2006, Maritime has put up 60 points just twice with both times coming in the 2009 season. The Privateers defeated the Amcats 61-21 on October 3, 2009 at home against Anna Maria. In that game, three players each rushed for a pair of touchdowns including John Gagliano, Travis Scott and Jamie Spanopoulos.

Conference Openers
In the four-years since joining the ECFC, the Privateers have split their conference openers, 2-2. In 2009, Maritime lost to Husson in its first-ever league game, before defeating Eagles the following year. In 2011, the Privateers sank the Castleton State at home before dropping their league-opener a season ago to the Spartans in 2012.

Clean Sweep for Privateers and Anna Maria
The ECFC released its weekly awards on Monday afternoon with Maritime taking home three of the four awards. Freshman quarterback Isaiah Covington picked up 81 yards on the ground, including a 34-yard touchdown run as he picked up league offensive player of the week honors. Sophomore kicker Diogo Dietrich was named special teams player of the week, while freshman Griffin Westcott was named league rookie of the week with three tackles, including one for a loss late in the game.

Anna Maria's Jordan Koehler picked up defensive player of the week honors with an impressive 18 tackles, including a pair for a loss in yardage. The senior also had one fumble recovery against Catholic University.

And Another Award…
Covington's 34-yard touchdown run was also selected as the league's top play of the week. For a peak at Covington's scoring sprint, check out THIS LINK.

Military Appreciation Day
Tomorrow at Reinhart Field will be Military Appreciation Day, which is a way for Privateer players, staff and fans to say thank you the men and women who have bravely defended, and those who continue to defend our country.

In addition to several retired Military members being on hand for tomorrow's game, each player on the Privateer football squad have selected a family member who has served in the Military to recognize at halftime. Here is a COMPLETE LIST of the players and coaches, and whom they have selected to recognize for tomorrow's game.

Other Gameday Events
The following braches of the United States Military will be setting up displays and table with information

The Student Athlete Advisory Committee will also be selling t-shirts with all proceeds going to the Wounded Warrior Project. For more information on the http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/.

Around the League
As league play open's up this week, here's a look at the other games going on and when they kick off tomorrow afternoon…

Gallaudet at Mount Ida, 12 p.m.
Castleton State at Husson, 12:30 p.m.
Becker at Norwich, 2 p.m.

Top-50
Nationally, the team and several Maritime players are amongst the top-50 of all NCAA Division III statistical leaders…

Team
4 – Time of Possession (36:39 per game)
T-15 – Passing Yards Allowed (128.7 yards against per game)
34 – Total Defense (284 yards against per game)
T-40 – Fewest Interceptions Thrown (two in three games)
T-50 – Fumble Recoveries (four in three games)

Individual
T8 – Kameron Knight, .67 Fumbled Recovered per Game (two in three games)
T35 – Diogo Dietrich, 1.0 Field Goals per Game (three in three games)
T-47 – Francis Gannon, .7 Interceptions per Game (two in three games)

Scouting the Privateers
Maritime enters off of three straight loses and looking to snap its skid against Anna Maria on Saturday afternoon. This is uncharted waters for Maritime, as they have not had a three-game losing streak to start a season since the program's first varsity campaign in 2006.

Despite their record, Maritime has outrushed its opponents by nearly 300 yards this season and has picked up 15 more rushing first downs than its three opponents combined in 2013. The Privateers are almost near perfect when reaching the red zone, scoring 6-of-7 times when inside the opponent's 20-yard line, four of which were touchdowns.

Junior fullback Kyle Gardner leads the squad in rushing with 146 yards in three game (48.7 YpG), senior running back Frank Laino is second with 98-yards gained on 11 carries (32.7 YpG). Freshman quarterback Isaiah Covington, making his home debut as the starting signal-caller has 146 yards on 44 carries (48.7 YpG).

On the defensive side of the ball, junior Nick Coffiey leads the team with 22 tackles and also has a forced fumble and a fumble recovery to his credit this season. Sophomore linebacker Kameron Knight is second on the team with 20 tackles, the second-year player also has an interception and two fumble recoveries this year. Junior Duke Alvora wraps-up the top three defensive leaders with 18 wrap-ups through three games. Senior Chris Klass and junior Hugh O'Brien also have double-figures in tackles this year as well.

Sophomore kicker Diogo Dietrich and freshman punter John Arny handle the special teams duties for the team. Dietrich is 3-for-4 on field goals with a season-long 37-yarder. He has also amassed 661 yards on a dozen kickoffs. Arny has totaled 262 yards on six punts for a 37.4 average with two pinned back inside the opponent's 20-yard line.

Scouting the Amcats
Anna Maria enters with a 1-2 record and come off of a shutout loss a week ago to the Cardinals of Catholic University (D.C.). In the game, Anna Maria picked up just 12 first downs and were a combined 0-for-15 on 3rd and 4th down efficiency. In terms of total offense, the Cardinals collected 648 yards to Anna Maria's 219 total yards.

Anna Maria is a run-first team, and the player in the backfield to watch is senior running back Robert Small, who has 449 yards and five rushing touchdowns in three games (149.7 YpG). Second on the team is freshman Chris Bettano with 112 yards on 29 carries.

In the air, three different quarterbacks have taken snaps and attempted at least 21 throws this season. Rookie Gregory McGoldrick leads the trio in terms of completion percent at 66.7% with 16 of his 24 passes caught. Junior John Lamothe heads the threesome with a pair of touchdowns in the air. Junior Joshua Sundquist and sophomore William Ricard lead the team with 11 catches each and are the only two with over 100-yards receiving. Ricard has two receiving touchdowns as well.

On defense, senior Jordan Koehler leads the team with 30 tackles including his team-high 18 a week ago at Catholic. Classmate Tony Valente is close behind with 27 tackles and also has a sack and a team-best three forced fumbles on the year. Sophomore lineman Tyler Rocha (18) and freshman linebacker Alex Rezendes (16) are the only other players with more than 14 tackles.

Sophomore Julian Diaz is in charge of the kicking duties but hasn't had a field goal chance this season; he is 3-for-6 on extra points. Freshman punter Stefano Marziale already has totaled 22 punts this season for 748 yards (34.0 avg.); four of his punts have ended inside the opponent 20-yard line. Bettano will also be a player to watch on returns as the rookie has 347 returns yards on 15 kickoff and punt returns; he also has a 94-yard return for a touchdown on a kickoff against Maine Maritime.

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