Eastern Collegiate Football Conference

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Eastern Collegiate Football Conference
(ECFC)
Eastern Collegiate Football Conference logo
Established 2009
Association NCAA
Division Division III
Members 8
Sports fielded 1 (football) (men's: 1; women's: 0)
Region Northeast
Headquarters Wilmington, Vermont
Commissioner Julie Muller
Website easterncollegiatefootball.com
Locations
Eastern Collegiate Football Conference locations

The Eastern Collegiate Football Conference is an intercollegiate athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA’s Division III. Founded in 2009, it features institutions with teams primarily in other conferences. The conference currently contains teams from the states of Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine, New York, and Washington D.C.

About the ECFC[edit]

The Eastern Collegiate Football Conference was formed in the spring of 2009 as an NCAA Division III single-sport football conference. The conference, named after the geographic location of the institutions, began competition in the fall of 2009.

Founding members were Anna Maria College (Worcester, Mass.), Becker College (Leicester, Mass.), Castleton State College (Castleton, Vt.), Gallaudet University (Washington, D.C.), Husson University (Bangor, Maine), Maritime College State University of New York (Throggs Neck, N.Y.), Mount Ida College (Newton, Mass.), and Norwich University (Northfield, Vt.).

Member schools[edit]

Institution Location Nickname Founded Type Enrollment Primary
Conference
Anna Maria College Paxton, Massachusetts AMCats 1946 Private 820 GNAC
Becker College Leicester, Massachusetts Hawks 1784 Private 1,739 NECC
Castleton State College Castleton, Vermont Spartans 1787 Public
(VSC)
2,130 NAC
Gallaudet University Washington, DC Bison 1864 Quasi-Private/Governmental 1,274 NEAC
Husson University Bangor, Maine Eagles 1898 Private 2,600 NAC
Mount Ida College Newton, Massachusetts Mustangs 1899 Private 1,300 GNAC
Norwich University Northfield, Vermont Cadets 1819 Private
(Military)
2,200+ GNAC
State University of New York Maritime College Throggs Neck, New York Privateers 1874 Public
(SUNY)
1,289 Skyline

League mission statement[edit]

The Mission of the ECFC is to:

  1. Promote Intercollegiate varsity football as an integral part of the educational experience of all competitors.
  2. Establish a conference schedule and determine a conference championship that will represent the conference as the automatic qualifier to the NCAA national tournament.
  3. Adopt sportsmanship, fair play, moral integrity, and competitive excellence as cornerstones of the conference.[1]

Conference championship rules[edit]

Two teams will be selected to participate in the championship game. The two teams that are picked are the teams with the highest win percentage in conference play. The team with the highest win percent will get the chance to host. Ties are broken following these rules:[1]

Two teams[edit]

  1. Head-to-Head tiebreaker game

Three or more teams[edit]

  1. Best overall record among tied teams.
  2. Comparison of results against conference opponents one team at a time starting with the highest ranked team and continuing in downward rank order until the tie is broken.
  3. Results against non-conference opponents.
  4. Opponents Winning Percentage (OWP) for all Division III opponents as determined by the NCAA system.
  5. Overall Winning Percentage for all games against division III opponents.
  6. Coin toss to determine team.

Policy for game officials[edit]

The number of officials assigned to a game will be at least eight, including one responsible for running the game clock. The officials will be assigned by the ECAC, from the roster of the EFOA. The official's assignment for the game is to be determined by the host school. The school is also responsible for any other officials needed for the game.[1]

Scouting policy[edit]

Live scouting by conference members is prohibited in any game involving two conference schools and in any non-conference game that involves a conference member. Scouting of games involving two non-conference schools is permitted.[1]

Sportsmanship policy[edit]

All coaches, student-athletes, and support staff should conduct themselves in an ethnic manner at all times and abide by NCAA rules and the Conference code of ethnics. A spirit of good sportsmanship should be shown at all times. The league has a zero-tolerance policy on Profanity, racial or sexist comments, or other intimidating actions directed at officials, student-athletes, coaches or team representatives, and will result in immediate removal from the game.[1]

League protest policy[edit]

The ECFC has a zero-tolerance policy on protesting. All referee decisions are final.[1]

Awards[edit]

The ECFC currently awards the following during the regular season:[1]

Weekly individual awards[edit]

The conference office shall award the following weekly honors:

1. Offensive Player of the Week

2. Defensive Player of the Week

3. Rookie of the Week

4. Special Teams Player of the Week

Annual individual awards[edit]

1. Offensive Player of the Year

2. Defensive Player of the Year

3. Special Team Player of the Year

4. Offensive Lineman of the Year

5. Rookie of the Year

6. Coach of the Year

7. All-Conference Offensive Team (First and Second Team)

  • Quarterback (1)
  • Running Backs (2)
  • Fullback (1)
  • Wide Receiviers (3)
  • Tight End (1)
  • Offensive Linemen (5)
  • Kicker (1)
  • Return Specialist (1)

8. All-Conference Defensive Team (First and Second Team)

  • Defensive Linemen (4)
  • Linebackers (4)
  • Defensive Backs (4)
  • Punter (1)

9. Honorable Mention

A. An All Academic Team will be named following the Fall semester. Individuals selected for the All Academic Team must have earned a 3.3 cumulative g.p.a. with sophomore standing and two years of participation on the football teams. Castleton State College and Anna Maria College will be exempt from the participation criteria during their first two years of competition.

B. Conference Champion Awards: The conference will have a perpetual traveling trophy for the championship team and one additional trophy for the champions that will remain at the institution.

C. Statistics: The conference office will collect and maintain conference statistics on a weekly basis and post the statistics on the web site. In addition, it shall report conference statistics to the NCAA for its membership. The conference office will also report weekly honors to ECAC for its weekly honor consideration.

D. Certificates will be awarded to members of the all conference teams.

E. The selection process for all weekly and post-season conference awards will be the responsibility of the Sports Information Director. Weekly nominations are due on Monday at 10 a.m. with report to follow.

Champions[edit]

  • 2009 Norwich (6-0)
  • 2010 Maritime (N.Y.) (7-0)
  • 2011 Norwich (7-0)
  • 2012 Mount Ida (6-1)
  • 2013 Gallaudet (6-1)

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Seasons[edit]

2009[edit]

Standings[edit]

Team Conference record Overall record
Norwich 6-0 8-3
Mount Ida 4-2 4-7
Gallaudet 4-2 6-4
Husson 3-3 4-5
Maritime (N.Y.) 3-3 6-4
Castleton State 1-5 3-6
Becker 0-6 0-10
Anna Maria 0-0 0-9

Conference scores[edit]

Sept. 5

  • Anna Maria 28-42 Castleton State

Sept. 19

  • Gallaudet 6-23 Mount Ida
  • Anna Maria 12-63 Husson

Sept. 26

  • Gallaudet 49-18 Castleton State
  • Maritime (N.Y.) 26-35 Husson
  • Mount Ida 6-28 Norwich

Oct. 3

  • Husson 7-10 Gallaudet
  • Castleton State 7-39 Mount Ida
  • Becker 2-42 Norwich
  • Anna Maria 21-61 Maritime (N.Y.)

Oct. 10

  • Norwich 14-7 Gallaudet
  • Mount Ida 17-6 Becker
  • Castleton State 20-58 Maritime (N.Y.)

Oct. 17

  • Castleton State 24-21 Anna Maria
  • Norwich 20-19 Husson
  • Maritime (N.Y.) 68-6 Becker

Oct. 24

  • Husson 35-20 Castleton State
  • Becker 0-37 Gallaudet
  • Mount Ida 0-42 Maritime (N.Y.)
  • Anna Maria 0-42 Norwich

Oct. 31

  • Castleton State 49-44 Becker
  • Gallaudet 56-7 Anna Maria
  • Husson 28-29 Mount Ida
  • Maritime (N.Y.) 3-15 Norwich

Nov. 6

  • Gallaudet 16-13 Maritime (N.Y.)

Nov. 7

  • Becker 22-74 Husson
  • Norwich 48-27 Castleton State

Nov. 14: Championship Game

  • Mount Ida 14-49 Norwich

Note: During the 2009 season, according to the official website, Anna Maria, even though they played conference games, they did not count as conference games.[3]

2010[edit]

Standings[edit]

Team Conference record Overall record
Maritime (N.Y.) 7-0 10-1
Norwich 5-2 8-3
Castleton State 5-2 5-4
Mount Ida 5-2 6-5
Gallaudet 3-4 3-5
Becker 2-5 2-8
Husson 1-6 1-9
Anna Maria 0-7 0-10

Conference scores[edit]

Sept. 25

  • Castleton State 31-28 Galllaudet
  • Norwich 21-22 Mount Ida
  • Husson 21-47 Maritime (N.Y.)
  • Anna Maria 32-43 Becker

Oct. 2

  • Gallaudet 13-6 Husson
  • Mount Ida 34-38 Castleton State
  • Norwich 64-7 Becker
  • Maritime (N.Y.) 43-20 Anna Maria

Oct. 9

  • Maritime (N.Y.) 41-28 Castleton State
  • Husson 53-38 Anna Maria
  • Becker 6-41 Mount Ida
  • Gallaudet 23-31 Norwich

Oct. 16

  • Mount Ida 22-16 Gallaudet
  • Castleton State 49-35 Anna Maria
  • Becker 0-23 Maritime (N.Y.)
  • Husson 7-52 Norwich

Oct. 23

  • Gallaudet 40-12 Becker
  • Maritime (N.Y.) 37-35 Mount Ida
  • Norwich 81-7 Anna Maria
  • Castleton State 55-51 Husson

Oct. 30

  • Becker 6-53 Castleton State
  • Mount Ida 25-23 Husson
  • Norwich 2-20 Maritime (N.Y.)
  • Anna Maria 6-33 Gallaudet

Nov. 6

  • Anna Maria 18-69 Mount Ida
  • Husson 23-27 Becker
  • Castleton State 41-50 Norwich
  • Maritime (N.Y.) 21-14 Gallaudet

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2011[edit]

Standings[edit]

Team Conference record Overall record
Norwich 7-0 7-4
Maritime (N.Y.) 6-1 8-2
Mount Ida 5-2 6-5
Gallaudet 4-3 5-5
Castleton State 3-4 4-6
Anna Maria 2-5 2-8
Becker 1-6 1-9
Husson 0-7 0-10

Conference scores[edit]

Sept. 24

  • Castleton State 56-52 Anna Maria
  • Norwich 38-20 Becker

Oct. 1

  • Anna Maria 40-48 Gallaudet 3OT
  • Maritime (N.Y.) 56-14 Castleton State
  • Husson 14-20 Becker OT
  • Norwich 31-17 Mount Ida

Oct. 8

  • Husson 0-35 Gallaudet
  • Norwich 40-21 Castleton State
  • Mount Ida 56-7 Anna Maria
  • Maritime (N.Y.) 47-19 Becker

Oct. 15

  • Gallaudet 7-10 Norwich
  • Husson 0-50 Mount Ida
  • Anna Maria 13-34 Maritime (N.Y.)
  • Castleton State 56-28 Becker

Oct. 22

  • Mount Ida 29-31 Maritime (N.Y.)
  • Norwich 41-7 Husson
  • Becker 20-44 Gallaudet
  • Castleton State 39-34 Anna Maria

Oct. 29

  • Gallaudet 59-40 Castleton State
  • Maritime (N.Y.) 34-13 Husson
  • Anna Maria 24-45 Norwich
  • Mount Ida 22-6 Becker

Nov. 5

  • Gallaudet 12-28 Mount Ida
  • Husson 20-40 Castleton State
  • Norwich 16-9 Maritime (N.Y.)
  • Becker 33-35 Anna Maria

Nov. 11

  • Maritime (N.Y.) 21-14 Gallaudet

Nov. 12

  • Castleton State 34-54 Mount Ida
  • Anna Maria 31-28 Husson

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References[edit]

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