The Williams College football team finished its season with its worst record since 1987. The Ephs still managed to put three players on the All-NESCAC football first team and three more on the second team.
The first-team selections were wide receiver Darren Hartwell, linebacker Chris Cameron and kicker Joe Mallock. Hartwell and Cameron are repeat first-team selections.
Hartwell earned two first-team honors, as the senior from North Reading was chosen as a wide receiver and as a kick returner.
Hartwell finished the season with 34 catches for 445 tards and five touchdowns. He holds the school record for career touchdown catches with 21. He was also the conference’s top kick returner. He averaged 25.4 yards per kickoff return to lead NESCAC. He also returned 28 punts for 244 yards. One of his kickoff returns went 90 yards for a touchdown.
Cameron, a senior from Walpole, led the Ephs with 65 tackles, 50 solo stops, while registering two sacks, a pair of interceptions and 7.5 tackles for loss.
Mallock, a junior from West Orange, N.J., made 11 field goals to lead NESCAC. Hew was also 15 of 17 on point-after kicks and finished fourth in the conference in scoring with 48 ponits. Twice, he was named the NESCAC special teams player of the week. He made a career-best 43-yard field goal this year.
Senior offensive lineman Pete Christiani, senior defensive end Tom Foote and junior defensive back Chris Kim were the Ephs named to the second team.
Middlebury quarterback McCallum Foote was named the NESCAC offensive player of the year and defensive back Rae Haynes of Trinity is the defensive player of the year. The rookie of the year is Middlebury defensive back Tim Patricia.
The coach-of-the-year award went to Trinity’s Jeff Devanney and Bates’ Mark Harriman. Devanney led the Bantams to a perfect 8-0 record and the NESCAC title. Harriman’s Bobcats finished 5-3 for their first winning season since posting a 6-2 mark in 1981.