Senior Brad Garcia, of Warwick, racked up career-bests of 14 catches and 271 receiving yards while classmate Brian McGovern, also of Warwick, hit a 21-yard field goal with 3.4 seconds remaining as the Hartwick football team recently defeated St. John Fisher, 24-21, for the first time since 2008. The victory evens Hartwick’s overall record at 2-2 and its Empire eight mark to 1-1.
In addition to Garcia’s single game personal-best, he also broke assistant coach Tanner Williams’ Hartwick records for receptions and reception yards. He now has 204 catches for 3,841 yards in his four seasons with the Hawks. Garcia earned a spot on the D3football.com Team of the Week on Tues., Sept. 26.
Brian McGovern was named the Empire 8 Conference Special Teams Player of the Week for his efforts in Hartwick’s win over St. John Fisher. In addition to McGovern’s game-winner, this season he has made all three of his field goal attempts, and has connected on 17 of his 20 extra point attempts.