As we approach the holiday season and the New Year, we will take a look back at the Top Ten moments in Coast Guard Academy Athletics during the 2017 year.
We have compiled a list and will unveil one a day for the next ten business days, culminating with the announcement of the top moment on December 29th.
We hope you all enjoy the holiday season
TOP MOMENT #9 – Football Wins The Mug
Senior Cam Cecchini took a screen pass from junior Ethan Goldcamp and scampered 73 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter leading Coast Guard to 13-9 victory over Norwich to win The Mug in the inaugural New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) game for both teams.
This was the first meeting between the two schools since Coast Guard beat Norwich 30-12 in 2005.
Coast Guard and Norwich play each time for "The Mug" on the gridiron.
The Mug was first presented in 1931 when Mr. Theodore Bodenwein, publisher of the New London Day, with hope "that this ancient cup, already more than 100 years old, will stand as an emblem of friendly rivalry for many decades to come".
Mr. Bodenwein presented the trophy on the eve 1931 game which was played in New London and made the award retroactive to the previous year's game which Norwich had won 6-0 in Northfield, Vt. Norwich's first possession of The Mug was less than 24 hours as Coast Guard won the 1931 game 6-0. Since then, The Mug has been back-and-forth many times with Coast Guard leading the series 39-32-1.