The anchor is James Muirhead , a 6-foot, 255-pound senior defensive tackle from Middleborough who was voted the Defensive Player of the Year in the New England Football Conference’s Bogan Division.
In the NEFC Championship game Saturday, Muirhead racked up eight tackles, a sack, and a forced fumble in a 28-16 win over Salve Regina to lock up MVP honors. He leads the Rams (10-1) and the conference with 10.5 sacks and five forced fumbles. He has 77 tackles on the season, including 20 for minus yardage. FSU plays at Cortland State in the first round of the playoffs on Saturday.
“James as always was our catalyst,” said Framingham State coach Tom Kelley. “He’s a high-energy player that is relentless in tracking down the ball. James sets the tone for our defense.”
Coast Guard Academyis ECAC champion
The Coast Guard Academy men’s soccer team enjoyed an emotional victory over Roger Williams in the ECAC championship game on Sunday. The Bears dedicated their season to Thomas Cameron, a 2008 graduate who lost his life in a training mission in 2012. Fittingly, the Academy won the ECAC title on Veterans Day. They also won the ECAC championship in 2008 during Cameron’s senior year. Greg Kennerley, a senior from Weymouth, was chosen to wear Cameron’s No. 12 jersey this season. A senior defender, Kennerley scored five goals and had four assists for a team-high 14 points.
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