2017-18 Catholic University Football News

  • Vidal a Finalist for Cliff Harris Award
    December 20, 2017
    The Catholic University of America football senior Patrick Vidal was selected as a finalist for the fifth annual Cliff Harris Award, which recognizes the nation's top small college defensive player, as announced by the Little Rock Touchdown Club on Wednesday afternoon. 
  • Associated Press Tabs DiNardo to All-America Second Team
    December 14, 2017
    The Catholic University of America football senior Andrew DiNardo continues to add to his trophy case after a sensational season. DiNardo was honored by the Associated Press as a Second Team All-American punter. 
  • Vidal Nominated for Top Defensive Honor; The Cliff Harris Award
    December 13, 2017
     The Catholic University of America football senior Patrick Vidal was selected as a nominee for the fifth annual Cliff Harris Award, which recognizes the nation’s top small college defensive player, as announced by the Little Rock Touchdown Club on Wednesday afternoon.
  • DiNardo Makes AFCA All-America Second Team
    December 12, 2017
    The Catholic University of America senior Andrew DiNardo was selected to the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) All-America Team as announced on Tuesday. DiNardo was recognized as one of the top 50 players in the country as the top punter on the second team.
  • Four Cardinals Set for Football Senior Bowl Games
    December 09, 2017
    The Catholic University of America football team boasts four seniors who will play in Bowl Games this month. Linebacker Nick Della Jacono will compete in the DIII Senior Classic in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on December 16, while punter Andrew DiNardo, safety Luke Kern and defensive lineman Patrick Vidal head to Daytona, Fla., for the National Bowl Game on December 10.
  • DiNardo, Kern, Vidal Make D3football.com All-Region Teams
    December 06, 2017
    The Catholic University of America football team was recognized with three selections to the D3football.com All-Region Teams. Seniors Andrew DiNardo, Luke Kern and Patrick Vidal were all tabbed to the East Region Third Team
  • Catholic Football Honors 2017 Bottoni & McManes Recipients
    November 28, 2017
    At halftime of The Catholic University of America football team's final home game, the Cardinals presented two of its most prestigious awards given by the squad each season; The Anthony J. Bottoni Leadership Award and the Ronnie McManes Award.
  • Davenport, Kern & Vidal Make CoSIDA Academic All-District Team
    November 16, 2017
    The Catholic University of America football boasted three selections to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District Team as seniors Brook Davenport, Luke Kern and Patrick Vidal all earned the distinction.
  • Five Cardinals Honored in NEWMAC Year-End Awards
    November 15, 2017
    The Catholic University of America football was recognized with five honorees in the NEWMAC year-end awards as announced by the league office on Wednesday afternoon.
  • Bartlett Earns Second NEWMAC Weekly Honor
    November 13, 2017
    For the second time this season, sophomore kicker Pearce Bartlett earned NEWMAC Football Special Teams Athlete of the Week for The Catholic University of America.
  • Catholic Football Powers Past Maine Maritime, 33-14
    November 11, 2017
    The Catholic University of America football team earned its fifth win of the season on Saturday at Maine Maritime, 33-14, to even its season-ending record at .500 under first-year head coach Mike Gutelius.
  • Eight Cardinals Make NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Team
    November 09, 2017
    The Catholic University of America football team was recognized with eight honorees on the 2017 New England Women’s & Men’s Athletic Conference Academic All-Conference Team, as announced by the league office on Thursday.
  • Catholic Falls at Merchant Marine Academy
    November 04, 2017
    The Catholic University of America football team was topped on the road by the United States Merchant Marine Academy in New England Women’s & Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action, 62-27.
  • WJLA ABC7 Feature: Catholic Football's Patrick Vidal ’18
    November 01, 2017
    The Catholic University of America football senior Patrick Vidal truly embodies what it means to be a Cardinal student-athlete. WJLA ABC7’s Scott Abraham stopped by campus to find out how a defensive lineman getting workouts with the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins already has a completely different career in mind.
  • Vidal Earns Second D3football.com National Award
    October 31, 2017
    The Catholic University of America football senior Patrick Vidal earned his second D3football.com National Team of the Week award as he was tabbed as one of the top defensive tackles.
  • Catholic Football Earns NEWMAC Win Over Norwich
    October 28, 2017
    The Catholic University of America football teamed evened its record at 4-4 overall and earned a New England Women’s & Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) win over Norwich, 10-7, on Senior Day, Homecoming and Cardinal Alumni Weekend.
  • Catholic Falls in Matchup at No. 22 Springfield
    October 21, 2017
    The Catholic University of America football fell in a NEWMAC game at No. 22 Springfield on Saturday afternoon, 68-20. Senior Blake Gomez caught two touchdown passes in the loss.
  • Catholic Football Topped by WPI, 31-14
    October 07, 2017
    The Catholic University of America football team played against Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) for the first time ever but were defeated, 31-14, inside Cardinal Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
  • Adams Earns National Weekly Accolades
    October 03, 2017
    The Catholic University of America football team received its fourth D3football.com selection to the National Team of the Week as junior linebacker David Adams earned his first career weekly honor. 
  • Bartlett Tabbed Special Teamer of the Week
    October 02, 2017
    The Catholic University of America football sophomore Pearce Bartlett was recognized by the New England Women’s & Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) as the Special Teamer of the Week.
  • Catholic Earns First NEWMAC Win at Coast Guard, 20-14
    September 30, 2017
    The Catholic University of America Cardinals earned their first-ever New England Women’s & Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) win at the Coast Guard Academy on Saturday afternoon, 20-14.
  • Catholic Falls to MIT in NEWMAC Opener, 38-21
    September 23, 2017
    The Catholic University of America played the first-ever New England Women’s & Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) football game on Saturday afternoon at Cardinal Stadium and despite a 21-point second quarter, were topped by MIT, 38-21.
  • Snead Selected to D3football National Team of the Week
    September 19, 2017
    The Catholic University of America junior Isiah Snead was recognized by D3football.com as one of the top players in the nation last week as he was selected as the cornerback on the Team of the Week.
  • Vidal Earns Second-Straight NEWMAC Football Honor
    September 18, 2017
    For the second-straight week, The Catholic University of America football senior Patrick Vidal has earned the New England Women’s & Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Defensive Athlete of the Week award.
  • Catholic Football Downs Randolph-Macon, 25-20
    September 16, 2017
    The Catholic University of America football team earned a hard-fought victory over Randolph-Macon on Saturday afternoon at Cardinal Stadium, 25-20. The Cardinals now improve to 2-1 overall as they closed out nonconference play. 
  • DiNardo & Vidal Make D3football National Team of the Week
    September 12, 2017
    The Catholic University of America football team was recognized with two selections to the D3football.com National Team of the Week as announced on Tuesday. Senior punter Andrew DiNardo and classmate and defensive tackle Patrick Vidal each made the team.
  • Vidal Earns NEWMAC Defensive Athlete of the Week Award
    September 11, 2017
    The Catholic University of America football team earned its first win of the season on Saturday and did so thanks, large-in-part to the efforts of senior lineman Patrick Vidal who was recognized by the New England Women’s & Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Defensive Athlete of the Week.
  • Catholic Football Defeats Utica in Home Opener, 16-10
    September 09, 2017
    The Catholic University of America football team was victorious in its home opener on Saturday afternoon at Cardinal Stadium as the Cards defeated Utica, 16-10. Senior defensive lineman Patrick Vidal anchored a staunch defensive effort that forced five turnovers.
  • Second Half Surge Pushes McDaniel Past Catholic
    September 02, 2017
    The Catholic University of America football team opened the 2017 season on the road at McDaniel on Saturday but were topped by the Green Terror, 30-10.
  • A New Era of Catholic Football
    August 31, 2017
    When kickoff comes on Saturday, September 2 at 1 p.m., it will officially be a “New Era” for The Catholic University of America football program. The Cardinals will look vastly different both on and off the field as numerous changes have put the Cards on a new, championship track.
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