NEW LONDON, Conn. – Coast Guard, which won more than five games for the first time since 2007, finishing the season 7-3 overall and 5-2 in a second place tie in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) placed seven players on the All-conference team.
Senior offensive lineman Hudson Dunaway, classmate punter Chip Crowley and sophomore wide receiver Justin Moffatt were all named to the first team.
Senior linebacker Jake Behne, senior kicker Cole Austin, junior defensive back Patrick Crowley and junior quarterback Ryan Jones all earned second team accolades.
Patrick Crowley was the only Coast Guard player to earn All-conference honors last season as he was also a second team selection. Behne was a New England Football Conference (NEFC) second team selection in 2016. The other five players earned All-conference honors for the first time.
Dunaway, the Bears center was the leader of the offensive line, as the team averaged 20.5 points and 308.6 yards per game, 197.7 passing and 136.3 rushing.
Crowley led the NEWMAC and is 8th nationally averaging 40.6 yards per punt. He had eight inside the 20 with a long of 69 yards.
Moffatt set the single-season Coast Guard record with 71 receptions and led the NEWMAC in receptions, yards (853) and was tied for the team lead with three touchdowns receptions. He had four games with 100 or more yards this season.
Behne led the NEWMAC with 103 tackles and 56 solo tackles from his linebacker spot. He also had seven pass breakups, three tackles for loss a forced fumble and an interception.
Austin tied the Coast Guard single-season record and was tied for the NEWMAC lead with 12 field goals making 12 of 17 this season while converting 17 of 21 extra points.
Patrick Crowley was third on the team with 61 tackles from his cornerback spot. His 46 solo tackles were second on the team and he was also second on the team with three interceptions and seven pass breakups.
Jones was 164 of 286 for 1,799 yards with nine touchdowns while also rushing for 338 yards and a team-high tying five touchdowns this season. He was second in the NEWMAC in completions, completion percentage (57.3) and third in the passing yards. Jones was key in the final two games of the season, big wins over WPI and Merchant Marine to capture the Secretaries Cup as he threw for 520 yards and five touchdowns while rushing of another score.
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