SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Junior linebacker Erich Keutmann (Washingtonville, N.Y.) of the Western New England University football team has been named the Commonwealth Coast Football Defensive Player of the Week for the first time in his career, the league office announced on Sunday.
Keutmann made a career-high 23 tackles (nine solo) and broke up a pass in Western New England's 42-31 victory over Endicott College on Saturday at Golden Bear Stadium. The win gave Western New England sole possession of first place in the CCC Football standings.
Through eight games this season, Keutmann leads the conference with 94 total tackles. Included among his 94 stops are four tackles for loss and three sacks.
Western New England (7-1, 5-0 CCC Football) travels to Becker next Saturday (11/9), before wrapping up the regular season at home against Husson on Saturday, November 16.