MANCHESTER, N.H. - The Saint Anselm College football team hosts Stonehill College on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 12 p.m. in the 11th-annual "Battle for the Ol' Bronze Hawk" at Grappone Stadium in Manchester, N.H.
HAWKS VS. SKYHAWKS SERIES
This is the 19th meeting between Saint Anselm and Stonehill with the Skyhawks holding a 13-5 edge in the series. After winning five of the first six matchups between the two squads, Stonehill has won 12-straight against the Hawks dating back to the 2005 season. The Skyhawks have won the previous 10 meetings in the "Battle for the Ol' Bronze Hawk" including last year's 35-24 win in Easton, Mass. a season ago.
INDIVIDUAL MILESTONES TO WATCH
- Senior quarterback Yianni Gavalas needs only 41 completions to eclipse Michael Pierce's (2009-11) record of 639 career completions.
- Gavalas only needs 653 more yards passing to break Pierce's record of 7,117 career passing yards.
- Gavalas needs 13 touchdown passes to surpass the record of 50 career touchdown passes set by - you guessed it - Michael Pierce.
- Senior RB Joe Hayman currently sits at 926 career yards rushing and needs only 74 more to become only the sixth running back in program history to surpass 1,000 yards.
- Zach Bartak currently sits at 91 career catches - nine away from 100 for his career.
- Senior Ryan Monette is only 87 yards away from breaking Keith Charles' (2010-13) record for career kick return yards of 1,890.
- Senior Kyrel Jaundoo has four career forced fumbles and needs only one more to move into a tie for sixth all-time in program history.
BARTAK-ING ON THE YARDAGE
With 105 yards receiving against New Haven last week, senior wide receiver Zach Bartak surpassed the 1,000 career yards receiving plateau. He becomes the 11th wide-out to record over 1,000 yards receiving in program history.
BARTAK WITH THE CATCH
Bartak is currently the leading receiver in the NCAA as his 10.3 receptions per game leads the Northeast-10 Conference and the NCAA. He ranks second in the league in receiving yards (303) and receiving yards per game (101) while ranking just inside the top-30 in the country in those categories as well.
CLIMBING UP HILL
Kyle HIll has already surpassed his touchdown total from a year ago with four TD grabs, including a pair of scores against Bentley on Sept. 10. Hill ranks second in the NE-10 in touchdowns receptions and 14th in the nation in that category.
CATCHING SOME RECOGNITION
The Saint Anselm receiving corps has received some love this year with Zach Bartak (Sept. 5) and most recently Kyle Hill (Sept. 12) being named to the Northeast-10 Conference Honor Roll. Bartak hauled in 13 catches for 122 yards against Wagner, while Hill had 12 grabs for 125 yards and two scores against Bentley on Sept. 10.
GAVALAS BACK TO PASS
Senior quarterback Yianni Gavalas currently leads the Northeast-10 Conference in completions (73), passing yards (805) and passing yards per game (268.3), while ranking fourth in touchdowns (6) and sixth in completion percentage (58.4%). Nationally, Gavalas ranks 14th in completions per game (24.3), 30th in passing yards and 32nd in passing yards per game.
KLOUDA WITH THE STOP
Senior defensive back Andy Klouda leads the Hawks with 26 tackles this season including a season-high 11 against New Haven on Sept. 17. His 5.3 solo tackles per game lead the NE-10 and rank 69th in the NCAA.
KEEPING THE QB CLEAN
The Saint Anselm College offensive line has allowed only two sacks this season, which leads the Northeast-10 Conference.
NEARING 1,000 YARDS
Senior Joe Hayman is only 74 yards away from surpassing the 1,000 yard career rushing plateau. He would become only the seventh player in program history to reach that number, and second in the last two seasons (Elad Covaliu '15).
DOUGLAS WITH THE PICK
Isaiah Douglas picked up his first career interception near the end of the first half against Wagner.
BACK TO RETURN
Senior Ryan Monette entered the season ranked third in program history in kickoff return yardage, and he moved into second place all-time after an 11-yard kick-off return against New Haven on Sept. 17. Monette currently sits at 1,803 yards and he is only 88 yards away from becoming the all-time leader in return yardage.
After a breakout freshman campaign that included a nod on the NE-10 All-Rookie Team, Eric Fairweather returns for his sophomore campaign with the Hawks. The Londonderry, N.H. native threw for 1,058 yards and seven touchdowns and ran for 716 yards and eight more scores on the ground.
THROUGH THE UPRIGHTS
Sophomore Daniel Parisi has taken over the kicking duties from All-NE-10 selection Shane Grayson who graduated in the spring. Parisi has been perfect this year as the place kicker, going a perfect 7-for-7 on PAT's while nailing his lone field goal attempt (22 yards).
NATE LEWIS CAN'T LOSE
Sophomore defensive back has had an all-around second campaign with the Hawks, currently ranking second on the team in tackles (18) while registering one sack, and leading the team in tackles for a loss (2.5).
PINNING THEM DEEP
Junior punter Brendan Mulligan has recorded 15 punts for 487 yards so far this season, including one punt inside the 20 yard line against Wagner. Mulligan already ranks ninth all-time in career punting yards at Saint Anselm.
HAYMAN AND KING FOR SIX
Running backs Joe Hayman and Correy King each have a rushing touchdown this season, while the duo have combined for 172 yards on the ground. Hayman scored his touchdown from one yard out against New Haven, while King had a 37 yard scamper against Wagner in the season opener on Sept. 1.
TACKLING ALL CHALLENGERS
The senior linebacking duo of Kyrel Jaundoo and Josh Garrett have combined for nearly 300 tackles since they stepped on campus back in 2013. Jaundoo has 147 career tackles, including eight sacks, four forced fumbles and recoveries and an interception. Garrett has 130 career stops, including 92 tackles a season ago, the sixth best single-season mark in program history.
LIVE VIDEO STREAMING
Saint Anselm Athletics and Pack Network will once again team up for the 2015-16 season to offer an industry-leading streaming video solution. The service will feature live event productions that include multiple cameras, an on-screen scoreboard and graphics so that fans can still be part of the action even when they can't make it to the game. Fans can stream games live on their ipad or iphone and starting this season, all events will be streamed in High Definition. This season, all football, volleyball, field hockey, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's hockey and men's and women's lacrosse games will be streamed live at SaintAnselmHawks.tv. free of charge.