Bassani, Small, Reed Earn All-ECAC Honors

Danbury, Conn. (12/17/18)Anthony Bassani, Damon Small Jr., and DeShawn Reed all collected Eastern College Athletic Conference yearly accolades as announced by the conference office.

Bassani was named the Defensive Rookie of the Year while also being named to the second-team.  He is joined on the second-team by Small while Reed rounds out the selections as an honorable mention selection.

Bassani was also the recipient of the New Jersey Athletic Conference's Defensive Rookie of the Year award. A two-time NJAC Defensive Rookie of the Week selection, he is tied for sixth in the NJAC in total interceptions (4). Bassani, who played in all 10 games as a rookie for the Cougar defense, wrapped up his first collegiate season with 38 tackles, including 7.0 tackles for a loss and two fumble recoveries.

Small registered 48 total tackles in 10 games this season.  The senior tallied six sacks with a total of 11 tackles for a loss of 63 yards.  Small broke up two passes and forced a fumble. He was recently named an all-region selection by D3football.com.

Reed appeared in all 10 games and recorded 50 tackles with nine sacks for a loss of 62 yards.  In addition he compiled 11.5 tackles for a loss and forced three fumbles.