6 Ephs Earn All-NESCAC Football Honors

Tom Foote (61) and Josh Helmkemp (12)
Tom Foote (61) and Josh Helmkemp (12)

All three senior football captains on the 2012 Williams team repeated as All-NESCAC selections. The captains were recognized along with senior defensive lineman Tom Foote, junior defensive back Chris Kim and junior placekicker Joe Mallock.

Senior linebacker Chris Cameron (Walpole, MA) repeated as a First Team choice by leading the Ephs in tackles on the year. Cameron notched 50 solo tackles and added 15 assists. In addition he led the Ephs with 7.5 tackles for a loss. Cameron also picked off two passes, broke up two more and had two sacks.

Cameron was previously honored as the NESCAC Rookie of the Year in 2009.

Offensive lineman Pete Christiani (Easton, CT) recorded his second consecutive appearance on the All-NESCAC Second Team. Playing primarily at left guard Christiani was called on to move to center one hour before the Wesleyan game due to an injury. He played the final two games at center for the Ephs and performed very well.

Wide Receiver/Return Specialist Darren Hartwell (North Reading, MA) has now been honored three consecutive years by NESCAC. The last two years Hartwell was a First Team selection as a Return Specialist (Second Team in 2010) after being named a First Team wide receiver all three years. Hartwell led the Ephs in catches for the third straight year (34) and TD catches (5), He is the Ephs' all-time leader in TD catches (21) and he is also the school's all-time leader in punt and kickoff returns.

Placekicker Joe Mallock (West Orange, NJ) had a breakout season and earned First Team honors. Mallock connected on 11 of 18 field goals this fall. From the end of the 2011season through the first four games of this season Mallock successfully converted a Williams record 12 straight field goals. His 11 field goals this season is an Eph single season mark in Division III play.

Earning All-NESCAC honors for the first time were senior defensive lineman Tom Foote (Dunbarton, NH) and junior defensive back Chris Kim (Mount Vernon, NY) . Foote, who also letters in wrestling for the Ephs, was a consistent presence in the Eph front four all season. He recorded 13 solo tackles and 12 assists. Foote was third on the Eph team with six tackles for a loss and he led Williams with four sacks. Additionally Foote blocked a PAT, broke up one pass and was credited with one quarterback hurry.

Kim was the third top tackler for the Ephs this fall. He recorded 33 solo tackles and added 18 assists. He picked off one pass, forced a fumble and broke up two passes and he started all eight contests.

Chris Cameron Pete Christiani Tom Foote
Darren Hartwell Chris Kim Joe Mallock


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