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Chase Magsig named ECAC Division III Northeast Special Teams Player of the Week

Chase Magsig named ECAC Division III Northeast Special Teams Player of the Week

CENTERVILLE, Mass. – The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) announced its players of the week for the week ending Oct. 27 and Gallaudet University sophomore Chase Magsig (Hudsonville, Mich.) was named the Division III Northeast Special Teams Player of the Week. This is the second award this week for Magsig, who was also named Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC) Special Teams Player of the Week on Monday. This is Gallaudet's first ECAC honor this season.

Magsig had a career day kicking the ball for undefeated Gallaudet (7-0, 4-0 ECFC) as the sophomore booted home the game-winning field goal, 26 yards, with 3:09 left in regulation as GU won, 16-13, over Husson University before 3,023 at Hotchkiss Field on homecoming. Magsig punted six times, recorded 249 punting yards, had a long of 66 yards, had two touchbacks, two 50+ punts (the other punt went for 56 yards) and two inside the 20-yard line. Magsig's 66-yard and 56-yard punts occurred on back-to-back possessions for the Bison and helped to flip the field in Gallaudet's favor. He also had a season best kicking the ball off as he averaged 57.5 yards per kick-off and recorded two touchbacks.

Magsig has accumulated 820 yards off of 22 punts this season, averaging 35.7 yards per punt. He has recorded 2,068 kickoff yards, averaging 54.4 yards per kickoff. Magsig has converted five field goals on eight attempts contributing to the Bison's 7-0 record.

The Bison will travel to Leicester, Mass., to compete against conference foe Becker College (1-6, 0-4 ECFC) on Saturday, Nov. 2, at noon.

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About the ECAC
The ECAC is the nation's largest athletic and the only multi-divisional conference in the country with approximately 300 Division I, II, and III colleges and universities. The ECAC stretches from Maine to North Carolina and westerly to Illinois. Established in 1938, the ECAC, a non-profit service organization, sponsors nearly 100 championships in 37 men's and women's sports and assigns more than 4,400 officials in 12 sports. The ECAC also administers nine affiliate sports organizations and six playing leagues, and through the public relations arm of the conference, more than 2,000 student-athletes are recognized annually. Finally, the ECAC serves as the primary conference for select members in the sports of men's ice hockey, women's ice hockey, and men's lacrosse. For more information about the ECAC please visit its website www.ecac.org.