2016-17 News

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    February 01, 2017
    Castleton Football Class of 2021 This page will continually be updated as more student-athletes make the commitment to join the Castleton football program.
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    January 12, 2017
    Football Sets Program Record with 16 ECFC All-Academic Honorees For the third consecutive year, the Castleton University football team reached double figures in representatives to the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC) All-Academic Team, as 16 Spartans from the 2016 roster were named to the squad, announced Thursday by the league office.
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    December 22, 2016
    Spartan Spotlight: Mick Wong '14 As a transfer from the University of New Hampshire, Mick Wong accomplished more in just three seasons with the Spartans than most do in their four years at Castleton.
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    December 06, 2016
    Fall Athletics Awards Show Recognizes Top Performances The Castleton University athletics department gathered together Tuesday night, Dec. 6, at the Casella Theater for the Fall Athletic Awards Show, where the accomplishments of the school’s 10 fall programs were recognized.
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    November 29, 2016
    Soren Pelz-Walsh Voted First Team Academic All-America Castleton University senior wide receiver Soren Pelz-Walsh will add another major honor to his growing list of accomplishments, as the native of Dummerston, Vt., has been voted First Team Academic All-America for Division III Football by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), announced Tuesday by the national organization.
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    November 17, 2016
    Nine Spartans Receive All-ECFC Recognition For the second consecutive year, senior wide receiver Soren Pelz-Walsh was voted First Team All-Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC), leading a group of nine Castleton University football players who received All-ECFC recognition in a vote of the conference coaches, announced Thursday by the league office.
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    November 12, 2016
    Spartan Football Ends Season with Close Loss at Norwich Castleton University held a 10-point lead into the second half, but Norwich University was able to come from behind to defeat the Spartans, 35-27, Saturday afternoon in an Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC) contest at Sabine Field.
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    November 11, 2016
    Spartan Spotlight: Dan Senif '13 He began his Castleton career by making history and ended it just the same.
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    November 11, 2016
    Football Faces Norwich Saturday in Battle for Maple Sap Bucket Trophy The Castleton University football team closes the 2016 season with the annual Battle for the Maple Sap Bucket Trophy, as the Spartans head to Northfield, Vt., to face the Norwich University Cadets Saturday, Nov. 12, starting at 1 p.m. at Sabine Field.
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    November 05, 2016
    Castleton Football Rallies for 23-22 Victory at Becker Mitchell Caron connected with Anthony Porcelli for a 51-yard touchdown pass with less than four minutes remaining in regulation, and the Castleton defense stopped Becker’s final offensive drive to give the Spartans a 23-22 victory over the Hawks Saturday afternoon.
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    November 04, 2016
    Spartans Return to Action Saturday at Becker College The Castleton University football team looks to get back on the winning track when it heads to Leicester, Mass., to face the Becker College Hawks in an Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC) contest Saturday, Nov. 5, starting at 2 p.m. at Alumni Field.
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    November 03, 2016
    Three Spartans Voted Onto CoSIDA Academic All-District Football Team Soren Pelz-Walsh and Jordan Stone have been voted onto the CoSIDA Academic All-District I Division III Football Team for the second consecutive year, while linebacker Darren Callan earned Academic All-District recognition for the first time.
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    October 29, 2016
    Spartan Football Loses Close ECFC Contest at Gallaudet The Castleton University football team could not convert on key scoring chances, as the Gallaudet Bison held on to defeat the Spartans, 21-17, Saturday afternoon in an Eastern Collegiate Football Conference game at Hotchkiss Field.
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    October 28, 2016
    Spartan Football Starts Road Stretch Saturday at Gallaudet The Castleton University football team begins its final stretch of three straight road games Saturday, Oct. 29, against Gallaudet University starting at 1 p.m. at Hotchkiss Field.
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    October 22, 2016
    Spartans Stop Privateers Late for 32-31 Victory Castleton University scored late in the fourth quarter to pull ahead and then stopped SUNY Maritime on a key fourth-down play to defeat the Privateers, 32-31, Saturday afternoon in an Eastern Collegiate Football Conference contest at Spartan Stadium.
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    October 21, 2016
    Castleton Football Faces SUNY Maritime on Senior Day The Castleton University football team will look to give its seniors a victory in the final regular season home game of their collegiate careers, as the Spartans face the SUNY Maritime Privateers Saturday, Oct. 22, starting at 1 p.m. at Spartan Stadium.
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    October 15, 2016
    Spartans Come Up Short Against Husson Despite a close battle for much of the first half, the Castleton football team could not overcome the strong play Husson on both sides of the ball on Saturday afternoon, falling to its Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC) rival by a final score of 43-21 at Spartan Stadium.
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    October 14, 2016
    Spartans Set to Battle Husson for Top Spot in ECFC The Castleton football team will battle for sole possession of first place in the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference on Saturday afternoon, as it hosts Husson at 1 p.m. at Spartan Stadium.
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    October 11, 2016
    Darren Callan Selected Onto D3football.com Team of Week Senior linebacker Darren Callan continues to receive recognition for his record-setting performance Saturday at Mount Ida College, as he was named to the Team of the Week by D3football.com, released Tuesday by the website.
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    October 10, 2016
    Darren Callan Named ECFC Defensive Player of Week For the second consecutive week, a member of the Castleton University football team has been honored by the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference, as senior linebacker Darren Callan has been named the ECFC Defensive Player of the Week, announced Monday by the league office.
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    October 08, 2016
    Spartan Football Wins Second Straight ECFC Contest The Castleton University football team jumped out to a 20-0 lead, and then forced Mount Ida College into four turnovers as the Spartans defeated the Mustangs, 26-14, Saturday afternoon in an Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC) contest at Alumni Field.
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    October 07, 2016
    Spartans Travel to Mount Ida for Key ECFC Matchup After picking up its first victory of 2016 to open the ECFC schedule, the Castleton University football team travels to Newton, Mass., to face Mount Ida College Saturday, Oct. 8, starting at 1 p.m. at Alumni Field.
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    October 03, 2016
    Jakob Trautwein Named ECFC Defensive Player of Week After leading the Castleton defense in the Spartans’ 23-13 victory over Anna Maria Saturday afternoon, junior Jakob Trautwein has been named the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC) Defensive Player of the Week, announced Monday by the league office.
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    October 01, 2016
    Spartans Defeat Anna Maria in ECFC Opener, 23-13 The Castleton University football team used a balanced attack to open an early lead, and the Spartan defense held its opponent at bay through the vast majority of the game, as Castleton defeated Anna Maria, 23-13, Saturday afternoon in a Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC) contest at Spartan Stadium.
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    September 30, 2016
    Football Enters Conference Play at Home Against Anna Maria Both Castleton and Anna Maria will be looking for a fresh start to their 2016 campaigns, as the Spartans host the AMCATS in the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC) opener for both schools Saturday, Oct. 1, at Spartan Stadium starting at 1 p.m.
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    September 17, 2016
    Castleton Football Falls in Homecoming Game to Salve Regina Castleton University scored 13 unanswered points in the final seven minutes of the first half to pull to within two at halftime, but Salve Regina used its strong running game and opportunistic defense to pull away with a 49-19 victory Saturday afternoon in a non-conference collegiate football game at Spartan Stadium.
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    September 16, 2016
    Football Hosts Salve Regina for Homecoming and Family Weekend The Castleton football team returns home on Saturday in search of its first win of the season on Homecoming and Family Weekend when it hosts Salve Regina.
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    September 10, 2016
    Spartans Fall in First Road Action of 2016 The Castleton football team dropped its first road game of the season on Saturday afternoon, falling by a final score of 34-3 at the hands of Fitchburg St. at Elliot Field.
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    September 09, 2016
    Spartan Football Heads to Fitchburg St. The Castleton football team looks to bounce back from a loss last week when it travels to Fitchburg St. tomorrow afternoon for a 2 p.m. game.
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    September 03, 2016
    Football Falls to Plymouth St, 20-7 The Castleton football team dropped its season-opening game to Plymouth St. on Saturday afternoon, falling by a final score of 20-7 at Spartan Stadium.
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    August 30, 2016
    Castleton Football Single-Game Tickets On Sale Now! Single-game tickets for the 2016 Castleton football season are now available to students, parents, alumni and fans.
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    August 24, 2016
    Castleton Football Picked Third in ECFC Preseason Coaches' Poll Coming off consecutive seven-win seasons for the first time in school history, Castleton has been picked third in the 2016 Eastern Collegiate Football Conference preseason poll, in a vote conduced by the conference’s head coaches.
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    August 24, 2016
    Spartan Football Prepared for 2016 The Castleton football program looks to continue its success as it enters the 2016 season following back-to-back 7-3 seasons that included wins over some of the top teams in the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference.
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    August 15, 2016
    ECFC Releases New Logo Prior to 2016 Season The Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC) has formally released the conference's new logo, the first step in a broader rebrand of the conference.
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    August 05, 2016
    Season Tickets for 2016 Season Available Now! Get your season tickets for the 2016 Castleton Football season, as the Spartans open their season at home in Spartan Stadium on September 3 against Plymouth State at 1 pm.
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    April 27, 2016
    Student-Athletes Honored at the Annual Castleton Awards Ceremony Soren Pelz-Walsh and Jess Cameron highlighted the six winners of Castleton’s major yearly athletic awards at the Annual Castleton Awards Ceremony held on Monday afternoon in Casella Theatre.