Also recognized by the Empire 8 was Springfield College's nominee, running back Joe Myhren (New Hampton, N.Y.), as its Sportsman of the Year.
As a team, Springfield College currently owns an 8-2 overall record, and finished tied for second in the Empire 8 with a 3-2 league mark. The Pride will be playing in the ECAC North Atlantic Championship Bowl game versus Mount Ida College this Saturday (Nov. 20) at Amos Alonzo Stagg Field at 1 pm.
Three of the top winners within the conference came from NCAA automatic qualifier and league champion Alfred University. They included Defensive Player of the Year Nick Clark (LB), Rookie of the Year Austin Dwyer (RB/All-Purpose), and Coach of the Year Dave Murray. The two top winners included Offensive Player of the Year Tim Bailey (QB) from St. John Fisher, and Special Teams Player of the Year Andrew Rogowski (P) from Ithaca College.
The three First Team All-Empire 8 players from the Pride included Carlson, a senior offensive tackle from Cromwell, Conn., Flanigan, a senior defensive tackle from Auburn, N.Y., and Ken Goodwin, a senior inside linebacker from Foxboro, Mass.
The three Second Team All-Empire 8 players from SC included King, a senior running back from Boston, Mass., Meagher, a junior offensive tackle from Cape Elizabeth, Me., and Kulcsar, a senior defensive tackle from Haworth, N.J..