There is only one team of athletes who receive All-New England Division II/III honors. There is no second team, third team, or honorable mention, and this team combines players from Division II and Division III, making it a very difficult team to make.
A native of Closter, N.J., Caporale not only led Springfield, but also the entire Empire 8, in tackles during the regular season. He was credited with 97 overall, including 49 solos and 48 assists. He also had 1.5 tackles-for-loss for two yards, two interceptions for seven yards, four pass break-ups, and one forced fumble. The 5-8, 190-pounder was the heart-and-soul of the defense.
Tom had previously been named First Team All-Empire 8 for his work this past season.