John-Leon Gosselin's (Nashua, NH) three touchdowns and 146 rushing yards propelled him to Liberty League Offensive Performer of the Week accolades. He is the first Mariner to garner a weekly award in 2012. The senior running back averaged 6.6 yards per carry in his 22 attempts as Merchant Marine knocked off rival Coast Guard, 43-37, in the annual Secretaries' Cup.
Gosselin scored back-to-back touchdowns in the second half to turn a 30-30 tie game into a 43-30 advantage for USMMA. His first score of the afternoon came on his longest run, a 34-yard dash that gave Merchant Marine a two score lead, 23-14. Gosselin would seal his stellar performance with a 16-yard rush in the final moments that sealed the game and allowed USMMA to kneel out the clock.
Gosselin and the Mariners welcome Maritime (NY) to Tomb Field at Brooks Stadium this Saturday for USMMA's first home game of 2012. Kick-off is scheduled for 2:30 PM.