Stonehill's Matt Folz garnered a NEFWA Gold Helmets after a recording-breaking performance (Athletic Communications).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Dartmouth wide receiver Victor Williams and Stonehill quarterback Matt Foltz have been awarded New England Football Writer's Association Gold Helmets after posting career-days to lead their respective teams to victory on Saturday.
Williams had a career-night against Sacred Heart under the lights at Memorial field, setting new single-game career marks with 11 receptions for 179 yards as Dartmouth thumped Sacred Heart, 49-7. The Muskogee, Okla. product had a monster second quarter, hauling in six receptions for 117 yards, including a 60-yard touchdown reception to put the exclamation point on Big Green's first-half dominance as it took a 35-0 lead. The senior accounted for more than half of Dartmouth's' total receiving yards and had three receptions of over 30 yards as Big Green moved to 2-0 on the season for the first time since 2012.
For the second time in three weeks, Foltz led Stonehill to an improbable fourth quarter comeback, answering the Sky Hawk's prayers with a last-second Hail Mary as Stonehill stunned LIU Post, 40-37, in a battle of undefeated teams. The Sky Hawks faced a 17-point deficit with 2:13 remaining, but Foltz led Stonehill to score 20 points in the final 62-seconds, capped by a wild scramble and Hail Mary connection on the last play of the game to stun the Pioneers. The sophomore had a performance for the ages, tossing for a school-record 421 yards, recording the first 400-yard passing game in program history, producing three receivers with at least 100 receiving yards in a game for the first time in school history and tied the school-record with six touchdown tosses. Foltz was clutch in the fourth quarter, going 14-for-24 for 245 with four touchdowns through the air to lead Stonehill to its first 4-0 start since 1995.
Date Division 1 Division II/III
Sept. 8 Bryant Shirreffs, QB, Connecticut Donovan Phanor, DB, Stonehill
Sept. 15 Connor Caveny, DL, Sacred Heart Matt Silva, QB, Framingham State
Sept. 21 Chad Ward, WR, Bryant University John Doyon, LB, Maine Maritime
Sept. 29 Victor Williams, WR, Dartmouth Matt Foltz, QB, Stonehill