Junior WR was also named CCC Football Offensive Player of the Week
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (September 17, 2019) – Junior wide receiver Steven Fedorchak (Guilderland, N.Y.) of the Western New England University football team has received regional and national recognition following his record-breaking performance in the Golden Bears' 56-35 victory over Westfield State on Friday night.
Fedorchak was selected as the New England Football Writers' (NEFW) Gold Helmet award recipient for NCAA Division II/III, and he was also included on the D3football.com Team of the Week.
The NEFW Gold Helmet awards recognize the top individual performances in New England college football on a weekly basis. Two selections are made – one for Division I, and one for Division II/III. Fedorchak is Western New England's 13th Gold Helmet recipient and first since Alec Coleman last season.
The D3football.com Team of the Week is a weekly selection of the top performances nationally at each position. Fedorchak is the 16th Golden Bear in program history, and first since Tommy Ganley last season, to earn this honor.
The Guilderland, N.Y. native, who was also selected as the Commonwealth Coast Football Offensive Player of the Week, turned in the most prolific single-game receiving performance in program history against the Owls last Friday night.
Fedorchak established new program records for receiving yards (319) and receiving touchdowns (five) while making a career-high nine catches. He needed just one quarter to break the previous school records of 183 yards and three touchdowns. The junior hauled in touchdown receptions of 53, 69, 69 and 35 yards in the opening period, before adding another 35-yard score in the second quarter.
Through two games this season, Fedorchak has made 16 catches for 437 yards and six touchdowns. He currently leads NCAA DIII in receiving yards and is tied for the national lead in receiving touchdowns. In 23 career contests, Fedorchak has 64 receptions for 1,099 yards and 13 touchdowns.
Western New England (2-0) travels to DeLand, Florida on Saturday night to take on Division I FCS program Stetson University at 6 p.m.