Lichten Named ECFC Coach of the Year, Twelve Earn All-ECFC Honors

Lichten Named ECFC Coach of the Year, Twelve Earn All-ECFC Honors

LEICESTER, Mass.- Head football coach Mike Lichten was named the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference Coach of the Year. Lichten helped guide the Hawks to their highest win total in program history while breaking 46 different records along the way.

Twelve members of Lichten's team were recognized for their efforts by receiving All-Eastern Collegiate Football Conference accolades, which is the most in program history.

Senior captain Timothy Farina (East Lyme, Conn.) earned his fourth consecutive postseason honor after begin named First Team All-ECFC. Farina was the anchor of the Hawks offensive line, starting in nine of ten games.

Senior wide receiver DeJahn Dawkins (East Hartford, Conn.) gathered his third consecutive postseason honor after earning First Team All-ECFC. Dawkins hauled in career highs in receptions (47), yards (776) and touchdowns (8). The eight touchdown receptions set a program single season record. Dawkins finished his career with 18 receptions, which is also a career record at Becker College.

Sophomore quarterback Nas Sinkfield-Shelton (New Rochelle, N.Y.) also earned ECFC First-Team honors. Sinkfield-Shelton threw for 2351 yards while setting a single season record with 19 touchdown passes. Nas also rushed for 196 yards and four touchdowns.

Junior defensive back Davin Collins (Far Rockaway, N.Y.) rounded out the Hawks on the ECFC First-Team with his third consecutive postseason award.  Collins had a career-high 74 tackles, including 4.5 take downs for a loss. Collins also hauled in four interceptions, in addition to a career-high eight pass breakups.

Junior running back Jacob Holmes (Worcester, Mass.) earned ECFC Second-Team honors after having a career year. Holmes set a single season records with 674 rushing yards, 13 touchdowns, 7 field goals, 39 extra points and 117 points scored.

Senior defensive lineman Michael Calafiore (Franklin, N.J.) gathered his second consecutive ECFC Second-Team honor after setting career-highs with 50 tackles and 14 take downs for a loss. Calafiore also recorded five sacks for negative 35 yards.

Senior linebacker Josh Lawrence (Manhattan, N.Y.) earned ECFC Second-Team honors after setting a Becker College single season record with 98 tackles. Lawrence also tied a career-high with 13 tackles for a loss.

Junior defensive lineman Alexander Stewart took him his first award after earning ECFC Second-Team honor. Stewart set career-highs with 61 tackles, six sacks and 13 tackles for a loss.

Senior defensive back Nicholas Sherman (Hartford, Conn.) was named Second-Team All-ECFC. In Sherman's first full season on the defensive side of the ball he registered 62 tackles and four interceptions. Sherman earned ECFC Defensive Player of the Week after his performance in a win over Gallaudet University.

Rounding out the Hawks on the ECFC Second-Team was sophomore defensive back Shane Padeni (Leicester, Mass.). Padeni played in all ten games this year, registering a career-high 69 tackles. Padeni also hauled in two interceptions and broke up four passes.

Junior wide receiver Ryan McCarthy (Deer Park, N.Y.) earned ECFC Honorable Mention after hauling in 28 passes for 442 yards and two touchdowns. Freshman linebacker LaDarrius Carter (Capital Heights, Md.) joined McCarthy on the honorable mention team after making 72 tackles in his first season at Becker. Carter also added a sack and an interception to his resume.