University of Maine redshirt freshman linebacker Christophe Mulumba, redshirt freshman defensive tackle Patrick Ricard and head football coach Jack Cosgrove have each received another postseason honor.
Mulumba has been named to the College Sports Journal FCS All-Freshman first team while Ricard earned second-team accolades. Cosgrove received coaching honorable mention for the College Sporting News Fabulous Fifty FCS All-America Team.
Mulumba, an All-CAA first-team selection, finished the season with a team-high 118 tackles, good for fifth most in the league.
Ricard appeared in all 13 games for the Black Bears, breaking into the starting lineup midway through the season. Ricard was fourth on the team in tackles (59) with 6.0 tackles for loss, including 1.0 sack.
Cosgrove, in his 21st year at Maine, was earlier honored as the Colonial Athletic Association Coach of the Year, after directing the Black Bears to the conference title and a berth in the NCAA playoffs.
SMCC men’s basketball coach wins 200th game
Southern Maine Community College men’s basketball coach Matt Richards became the school’s winningest coach Wednesday night when the Seawolves beat the University of Maine-Augusta in South Portland 114-89.
With this victory, Richards achieved the 200th of his career, breaking the previous record of 199 victories set by longtime SMCC coach (1968-79) and athletic director John Dakin.
“I’ve been very fortunate to be surrounded by outstanding student athletes, hard-working assistant coaches and a tremendously supportive administration at the college during my time,” Richards said in a news release. “These factors have played an integral part in the success we have had over the years and reaching this accomplishment.”
Richards, hired in June 2003 as director of athletics and head men’s basketball coach, now has a 200-125 record.
MMA players gain academic honors
Maine Maritime Academy has placed 10 players on the New England Football Conference All-Academic team. To qualify for the team a player must have completed three semesters with a 3.0 average on a 4.0 scale.
Seniors Gavin Cote and Abe Kilborn were named for the third-straight year for the Mariners. Juniors Josh Hall, Alex Morrison and Keith Nelson were named for the second straight season and sophomores John Doyon, Justin Lovely, Cody McDonald, Dan Rivers and Johnny Weymouth were also honored.