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2003 Men's Football Awards
The 2003 UCAA End-of-Season Awards, announced November 20.

2003 UCAA Offensive Player of the Year
Dan Cole   Rensselaer
Senior Quarterback (Albany, New York)
Cole captained the Rensselaer squad to an 8-1 record, leading the UCAA in passing, pass efficiency, and total offense. He is ranked 9th in the NCAA in total offense and 16th in pass efficiency. A four-time UCAA Offensive Performer of the Week, he set school records for most completions in career, most passing yards in a career, most touchdowns in a career, most passing attempts in a career, passes completed in a game (35), yards passing in a game (474), and total offense in a game (516).

2003 UCAA Co-Defensive Player of the Year
Tony Clemente   Hobart
Sophomore Linebacker (Troy, New York)
Compiling 64 tackles (32 solo), Clemente anchored the Statesmen defense as Hobart claimed the UCAA championship. He tallied 16 tackles against 18th-ranked Ithaca, leading to honors as the UCAA Defensive Player of the Week and the D3football.com team of the week following the game.

2003 UCAA Co-Defensive Player of the Year
Mike Defilippi   Rensselaer
Senior Defensive Back (Smethport, Pennsylvania)
Deflippi totaled 53 tackles in nine games as the Engineers raced to an 8-1 overall record. His six interceptions lead the UCAA, and his nine pass breakups are tops on the team and second in the UCAA.

2003 UCAA Special Teams Player of the Year
Cliff Eisenhut   Union
Senior Kicker (Mohawk, New York)
Eisenhut connected on 16 of 21 field goal attempts and 18 of 19 point-after attempts to lead the Dutchmen in scoring for the second consecutive season. He was six of eight in field goals of 40 yards or longer, converting twice each at distances of 42 and 43 yards.

2003 UCAA Rookie of the Year
Nolan Robinson   Hobart
Linebacker (Johnson City, New York)
A three-time UCAA Rookie of the Week, Robinson led all UCAA rookies in tackles. He was fourth in the UCAA and tops for the Statesmen with 3.5 sacks. Robinson was named the UCAA Defensive Performer of the week after recording 7 tackles and two sacks against Alfred on October 25.

2003 UCAA Co-Coaching Staff of the Year
Mike Cragg   Hobart
Cragg guided the Statesmen to the UCAA championship compiling a 3-1 record in conference play and handing Rensselaer its only loss of the season. The season included Hobart's first home win over Union since 1978 and first road win over Rensselaer since 1983. Assisting Cragg this season were Matt Daley, Kevin DeWall, Randy Grenier, John Manley, Terry Muffley, and Scott Yoder.

2003 UCAA Co-Coaching Staff of the Year
Joe King   Rensselaer
King led the Engineers to an 8-1 overall record and a share of first place in the UCAA standings. At +2.4 turnovers per game, Rensselaer leads the entire NCAA in turnover margin. Also guiding the Engineers this season were Associate Head Coach Brian Surace and assistant coaches Butch Becker, Evan Cochran, Pat DelMonaco, Nate Doyle, Will Headen, Adam Lord, John Maletta, Bob Schoonmaker, and Chris Speck.

2003 UCAA All-Conference First Team Offense
QB Dan Cole Rensselaer SR Albany, NY
RB Gerard Hopkins Rochester SR Rochester, NY
RB Otis Williams Rensselaer JR Troy, NY
WR Flynn Cochran Rensselaer SR Kent, WA
WR Pat Hughes Rensselaer SR Delmar, NY
TE Dave Sanok Rochester JR Orchard Park, NY
OL Alex Bell Hobart JR Modena, NY
OL Jeff Bruckman Hobart JR Churchville, NY
OL Alex Keel Rensselaer SR New Woodstock, NY
OL Ray Noonan Rensselaer SR Perrineville, NJ
OL Jon Woods Union SR Nesconset, NY
2003 UCAA All-Conference First Team Defense
DL Walt Bennett Hobart JR Waterloo, NY
DL Carl Harding Rensselaer JR Garnerville, NY
DL Ramses Jimenez Rensselaer JR Buchanan, NY
DL Sam Snowden Rochester SR West Henrietta, NY
LB Kevin Burns Rochester SO Buffalo, NY
LB Tony Clemente Hobart SO Troy, NY
LB Sean Doran Rensselaer JR Miami, FL
DB Dyshawn Washington Hobart SO Piscataway, NJ
DB Mike Defilippi Rensselaer SR Smethport, PA
DB Kassim Howell Rochester SR Rochester, NY
DB Dan Mehleisen Union SR Latham, NY
2003 UCAA All-Conference First Special Teams
K Cliff Eisenhut Union SR Mohawk, NY
P Dan Suozzi Hobart JR New Canaan, CT
RS Sean Washington Union SR Dale City, VA
2003 UCAA All-Conference Second Team Offense
QB Craig Swanson Hobart SR Jamestown, NY
RB Ty Godinho Hobart JR Lancaster, NY
RB Brett Hughes St. Lawrence JR Clinton, NY
WR Gary Gaines St. Lawrence JR Avon, CT
WR Rick Pinero Hobart JR Hauppauge, NY
WR Dan Suozzi Hobart JR New Canaan, CT
TE Jon Branche Rensselaer FR Schenectady, NY
OL Chris Fee St. Lawrence FR Ogdensburg, NY
OL Justin Galloway Rochester JR Webster, NY
OL Ryan Hallings Hobart JR Penn Yan, NY
OL Dave Hansen Rensselaer JR Averill Park, NY
OL Pat Sullivan St. Lawrence SR Stony Point, NY
2003 UCAA All-Conference Second Team Defense
DL Lawrence Moultrie Hobart SR Albany, NY
DL Chris Purtell Hobart JR Sardinia, NY
DL Nick Barnes Rensselaer JR Fulton, NY
DL Bo McDougall St. Lawrence SO Quechee, VT
DL #5 Gio Guzman St. Lawrence SR Bronx, NY
DL Alex Smith Union JR Gloversville, NY
LB David Szentesy Hobart SR Lackawanna, NY
LB Jimmy Gradis Hobart SO Greenlawn, NY
LB Chris Pierz Rensselaer SR Oneida, NY
LB Matt Simon Rochester SO West Seneca, NY
LB Terrell Foster St. Lawrence SO Pomona, NY
LB Mike Reed St. Lawrence SO Angola, NY
DB Jamie Anderson Hobart SO Canandaigua, NY
DB Jai Echols Rensselaer SR Syracuse, NY
DB Michael Dermody Rochester SO Spencerport, NY
DB Randy Pifer St. Lawrence JR North Bay, NY
DB Mike Flanagan Union JR Oxford, NY
2003 UCAA All-Conference Second Special Teams
K Matt Verenini Rensselaer SR Averill Park, NY
P Collin Adalian Rensselaer JR Voorheesville, NY
RS Dan Suozzi Hobart JR New Canaan, CT
RS Mike Defilippi Rensselaer SR Smethport, PA


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