2018 Conference Previews: Keystone

Editors note: The following preseason previews were compiled from information submitted by each team captain/coach in response to an NCLL Preseason Questionnaire. Teams that did not respond with information could not be included in the previews.

DIVISION II

Bloomsburg University Huskies

 

Mascot: Huskies

Team Officer: Joey DeCaprio (President)

Top Returning Players:

Joey DeCaprio, Zack Bernhard, Kyle Godsey, Ty Sager, Noah Lycett and Matt Diamond.

2017 Record/ Notable Wins & Achievements:

9-2, defeated Shippensburg 6-5 in OT (Reg Season), Lost to Kutztown by 1.

Losses to Graduation:

Lost 3 starters on both offense, defense and face offs. Braeden Roberts

2018 Outlook:

The Bloomsburg University Huskies return to 2018 coming off of statistically one of their better seasons to date. The Huskies finished their 2017 season with an overall record of 9-2 with both losses each being by just one goal. The Huskies, looking to continue their success in the Keystone Conference, lost 3 starters on both offense, defense and face offs.

Returning is their entire starting midfielders, which is made up of Joey DeCaprio, Zack Bernhard, Kyle Godsey and Matt Diamond. DeCaprio’s quick dodging ability and skillful on the run shot both left and right handed will continue to give defender’s trouble in 2018. Bernhard, a two-way midfielder is as equally effective offensively as he is defensively. A conditioned runner, he is able to lock down offensive players as well as bull-dodge his way and has a true nose for the goal. His ability to catch and finish in traffic will also be utilized accordingly this year. Both DeCaprio and Bernhard are seniors. Junior Kyle Godsey, one of the faster players on the roster will look to become more involved with the offense as his deceptively fast dodges and quick feet make him a match-up nightmare for defenders. An attack/midfielder hybrid, senior Matt Diamond will also work his way into offensive positions. Matt’s shiftiness and keen ability to dodge from X and finish will be a key asset this season.

Leading the attack will be returning starters Senior Ty Sager and Sophomore Noah Lycett. Ty Sager, a 4 year starter will continue to work from the X position as his ability to dodge from behind and rack up assists will be utilized heavily after he missed most of 2017 with a shoulder injury. Noah, an extremely right-hand dominant attackman, will look to continue his early career with success as he has a lightning fast outside shot with pin-point accuracy. Working back in to the left-hand attack position will be Ty Rohrbach. Ty is an effective dodger and has the ability to read defenses and find the open man after a slide. He will replace former senior Braeden Roberts who was lost to graduation.

Defense has been the Huskies main strength over the past couple of seasons. After losing senior starter Gabe Miller to graduation, the Huskies look to continue their defensive success. Leading the attack will be returning starting net-tender Danny Korinth. Danny led the Huskies to letting in an average 3.09 opposing goals per game. CJ Cooper and Colin O’Hara will also see time in net this year. Long-pole starters Matt Loonan, Mike Hughes and Jake Sandman will continue to make attack’s lives a little bit harder. All are juniors. Matt Loonan has the ability to play absolute lockdown defense and his wide variety of take-away checks makes it a long day for those he is guarding. Mike Hughes’ ability to clear the ball and breakaway speed make him a headache for opponents, he must always be accounted for. Jake Sandman has a more traditional approach to his defense game as he is very fundamentally sound and has a high lacrosse IQ that will be pivotal for the success of the defense. Sophomore Hunter Sterner looks to lead the way as LSM with his offensive-minded game and ability to snatch passes out of the air. If his stick is up, you better think about passing the other direction. Bloomsburg also returns starting defensive midfielders junior Aaron Winkleblech and sophomore Connor Hansen. Both have strong defensive IQ and can play lock-down defense against any midfielder. Their stick skills also make them offensive threats during transition.

The Huskies’ coaching staff consists of former Huskies player and first time coach Justin Thomas. He played lacrosse at Garnet Valley and has endless amounts of knowledge to help the Huskies perform this spring. Incoming freshmen looking to make an impact in their first season are long pole Mike Gentile, midfielders Colin May and Mitchell Caffrey and defensive midfielder Matt Tague.

 

Dickinson Lacrosse Club

Mascot: Red Devils

Team Officer: Mac Franklin, Vice President

Top Returning Players:
Senior Owen Winslow- Midfield, Meriden, NH. 2018
Senior Lee Mottolla- Midfield, Morristown, NJ. 2018
Senior Mac Franklin- Attack, Baltimore, MD. 2018
Senior Brian Lee- LSM/Midfield, NYC, NY. 2018
Senior Oliver Kruze- Attack/Midfield, Georgetown, MA. 2018
Senior Riley Gulrajani- Defense, Bellevue, WA. 2018
Senior Angelo Brutico- Defense/LSM, Philadelphia, PA. 2018
Junior Peter Burr- Midfield, Cazenovia, NY. 2019
Junior Lucais Marks- Goalie, Litchfield, CT. 2019
Sophomore Xavier Rite- Midfield, South Orange, NJ. 2020
Sophomore Kevin Gilbert- Midfield, Boston, MA, 2020

2017 Record/ Notable Wins & Achievements:

8-1 (2016), defeated Rowan 11-6.  Fall-ball mini tournament, results 6-0 loss to Susquehanna. 4-4 tie against Lafayette.

Top Newcomers:
Freshman Josh Lovit- LSM/Defense, Glen Ridge, NJ. 2021
Freshman Sean Volz- Attack/Midfield, Swarthmore, PA, 2021

Losses to Graduation:

We probably lost around 8 seniors from last year’s team.

2018 Team Outlook

We did not have any games last year, but we are replacing the entire attack unit for this year’s squad.

 

East Stroudsburg University

Mascot: Warriors

Team Officer: Tanner Ierley

Founded: 1976

Top Returning Players:
Tanner Ierley: Position, Attack  Dallastown High school,  York, PA
Ryan Sanderson: Position, Goalie  Roxbury High school, Roxbury Township, NJ
Evan Bernhardy: Position, Midfield  West Chester East High school, West Chester, PA
Angelo Altimari-Falsone: Defense,  Upper Moreland High school, Philadelphia, PA

2017 Record/ Notable Wins & Achievements:
0 – 7,  We were able to hold a few practices throughout the fall semester. We also held 2 scrimmages at home against Millersville and Penn State Berks.

Top Newcomers:
Brenden Blake: Defense, St Joseph High school, Edison, NJ
Miguel Ducos : Attack/Midfield,  North Penn High school, Lansdale, PA

Losses to Graduation:
We haven’t really lost any seniors from last year. Our coach of last years season was a student at our university and he has since graduated. His name was Zachary Kline who due to a torn ACL did not participate on the field. However, he was a great coach for us to organize us on the field.

2018 Team Outlook:
We will not have a coach for the spring season. However, we had a former player, who due to injury does not play anymore, coach our team for the fall. He graduated in the fall so he will not be returning. Our captains also have not been decided yet and will be early in the spring semester. A big strength of our team is on and off the field is that we get along well. Our yearly anticipated rivalry is against Kutztown.

 

Kutztown University

 

Mascot: Golden Bears

Team Officer: Gabriel McGregor

Founded:  We are not 100% sure of the origination of the clubs team. However, there used to be a NCAA team, and because of title 9 we were cut forcing us to become a club team somewhere in the mid 60’s early 70’s

Top Returning Players:

Gabe McGregor, senior (2017 First Team All American)- Pennington, NJ. -Cody Davis, Senior (2017 2nd Team All American)- Springford, PA, -Aidan Burke, senior- Boxborough, MA, -John Carfaro, junior- Toms River, NJ

Losses to Graduation:

Peter Henninger- graduated spring 2017 was picked for the first team all American after the 2017 spring season. He generated a large amount of offense for our team and was a huge asset. We will be looking forward for some new players to take over his large shoes at O-Middie.

2017 Record/ Notable Wins & Achievements:

14-4 in 2017. We played a few exhibition matches beating Pennstate Berks, and making a good run during fall brawl making it to the semi finals and losing out to Rowans bigger bench. In the 2017 spring season we had our longest playoff run ending our season as national championship runner up to West Chester.

2018 Team Outlook:
We practice Monday through Thursday until the lights go out. The sun doesn’t stay up long enough!

 

Shippensburg University

Mascot: Red Raiders

Team Officer: Mike Shock

Founded: 2006

Top Returning Players:

Senior Captain Matthew Wanbaugh, Junior Morgan Kensworthy,  Jake Knouse,  Connor Adelsberger, Brandon Hemerlee

2017 Record/ Notable Wins & Achievements:

Last season Shippensburg went 9-5 making it to their first Conference Championship in program history. Three of the five losses the Raiders suffered last season were to Top 10 teams (Lynchburg score 9-6, UMBC score 10-8, and Runner Up National Champions Kutztown score 10-5) and although Shippensburg came up short, they had their most competitive season in program history. The club has decided to take a new approach to this years Fall season by shortening it. The teams focus was on staying healthy for the spring, as injuries plagued last years team.

Top Newcomers:

Expect to see Freshmen Adam Revak making an early impact at LSM for the Raiders. Also look out for Sophomore Ty Gully to be a standout in net.
Captains/Coaches: Offensive Captain is Jake Knouse and Defensive Captain is Matthew Wanbaugh.

Losses to Graduation:

The Raiders lost 7 seniors, who were impact players, to graduation and are hoping some fresh faces will step up this coming spring.

2018 Outlook:

Senior Captain Matthew Wanbaugh and Junior Morgan Kensworthy were key starters last season and will be returning to anchor the Raiders defense. At offensive mid-field Shippensburg has Senior Captain Jake Knouse and two-year starter Connor Adelsberger returning. Club President Mike Schock returns as a two-year starter at defensive mid-field. The Raiders also have their leading goal scorer from last season, sophomore Brandon Hemerlee, returning at attack as well as, Junior Collin Waters. The Raiders look to have a power house defense, while having a high shot percentage offense for the 2018 season.

 

Susquehanna Club Lacrosse

Mascot: River Hawks

Team Officers: Greg Peil, Tyler Elkington,  Nate Deberdine

Founded: 2006

Top Returning Players:

Greg Peil:  Midfield  Hampton, NJ 2018
Tyler Elkington: Attack Kennebunkport, ME 2018
Chris Bayer:  A/M  Hillsborough, NJ 2018

2017 Record/ Notable Wins & Achievements:

5-4, 2017 Fall Ball Results: 2-0 Wins @ Dickinson (9-0), vs Lafayette (3-2)

Top Newcomers:

Kevin Flatley LSM Drexel Hill, PA 2018
Chris Stutzman A Gilbertsville, PA 2018
John Vitti D Brookfield, CT 2018

Team Coaches/Captains:

Team President/Captain: Greg Peil
Vice President: Tyler Elkington
Assistant Captain: Chris Bayer
Treasurer: Nate Deberdine

2018 Outlook:

We return the majority of our team from the previous year. After a disappointing 2017 season, we are looking to rebound and go to the championship with our key returning players. New additions will provide vital skill necessary to reach our potential. Our key strengths are our stifling defense lead by former varsity players Kevin Flatley and John Vitti, and our attack lead by Tyler Elkington and Chris Bayer. Our face-off man Greg Peil is a 4-year starter, and one of the best in the conference. With the addition of our team managers, the team morale and camaraderie has never been higher. Expect a very strong showing from Susquehanna in 2018.

 

York College

Team Mascot: Spartans

Team Officer: Chase Halferstay – President

Team Founded: 2000

2017 Record/ Notable Wins & Achievements:
2017 was a rebuilding year after graduating 12 seniors the year before, after a smaller freshman class and a year fraught with games cancelled by weather, York was only able to play 2 games posting a 1-1 record.

Top Returning Players:

C – Chase Halferstay – ‘18/Attackman/Archbishop Spalding/Severna Park MD – Most Assists
C- Jerad Petty – ‘19/Attackman/ Pennsbury High School/Yardley PA – Leading Scorer
C- Shane Galway – ‘19/ Midfield/ Warwick HS/ Lititz PA – Ground Ball Leader

Top Newcomers:

Freshman
Mitch Weaver – ‘21/Defenseman/ Warwick HS/ Lititz PA – Has shown a lot of raw talent in the fall season. With speed and the ability to cover the whole field, he will help fill the hole left by both Annone and Furman.

Transfers
Pete Juzwiak – ‘20/Goalie/ Loyola Blakefield/ Dallastown PA – Transferred from Messiah College. Juzwiak played for the NCAA team at Messiah and played sparingly but with an excellent save percentage. Juzwaik looks to be the perfect replacement for a lights out goalie like Grubb.

2018 Outlook:

This year York will have to replace most of their defense with leading take away defenseman Mitch Furman (South Western HS/ Hanover PA), Arthur Annone (Salesianum School/ Wilmington Delaware) and four year starter goalie Adam Grubb (Tuscarora HS/Fredrick MD) having graduated. Senior Ryan Johnson is the only one remaining of the group that anchored the clubs defense for years. As for the other side for the ball York retained most of their offensive prowess only losing two way midfielder Jaden Sanders (South Western HS/ Hanover PA) to graduation.

The 2017 Fall was again plagued by inclement weather, the team was only able to practice just 20 or so times in the fall, however they made them count with a competitive and hard fought fall, which challenged the Freshmen and Upper Classmen alike 4 & 5 bringing an excitement for the upcoming season. This is in large part to the large freshmen class of 20 plus freshman. Who have shown they are eager to bring this team back to regular keystone conference championship contenders. In what will be great help for a team that while they did not lack talent, did lack the depth to run with some of the bigger teams in the league last season.

The 2018 schedule highlights – Traditional Conference Rivals Millersville and in what has become competitive long time series vs Penn States Berks, as well as other Keystone Conference Games. York’s Outlook on the upcoming season is one filled with confidence, both in their seniors to step up and lead, but also to have the large freshman class play a big role in games this season. This team looks poised to return to their old form and once again be contenders in the keystone conference.

 

Lafayette Club Lacrosse

Mascot: Leopards

Team Officer: Paul Hackett

Founded: NA

2017 Record/ Notable Wins & Achievements:

2017 Season Record: 3-3

Top Newcomers:

Cameron O’Niell – As a freshman new to the squad, Cameron stepped up in Dan’s absence due to a shoulder injury and led the defensive effort in our 2017 fall contests. Cameron really shined in the braveheart overtime win vs Dickinson where he scored the winning goal – stuffing a shot on the crease and returning it the full length of the field to slip it by their goaltender. . LSM ; Nick “Bones” Jones – Nick is a freshman from Mountain Lakes, NJ, a hot bed for talent where Coach Flynn has created a dynasty of success. Nick impressed during Lafayette’s 2017 fall double header vs Dickinson and Susquehanna, so expectations are high for this freshman to emerge as a full field LSM threat. Jack Little – Jack is a freshman and can jump over the candlestick, bringing some classic athleticism to the table during the short fall 2017 season. Much remains to be seen from the player, but we are hopeful that he will play a large role in the offensive effort from a midfield perspective.

2018 Outlook:

The Lafayette Leopards look to expand upon a successful 2017 campaign in the Keystone Conference after ending on a 3-game win streak, which followed a pair of overtime losses early in the season. Lafayette graduated only 4 seniors, one of whom was star goalie Scott Caputo who will be sorely missed. The Leopards gained 10 freshman players and look to harness newly acquired depth with freshmen Cameron O’Niell, Jack Little, and Nick Jones in addition to a full roster of returning starters to make a run at the 2018 championship.

Attack ; Bob Cloughen – The junior leading goal scorer from ’17 returns on the right side of the same starting unit. Bob thrived with 4 goals in the away 8-4 victory against Lehigh, including a behind the back tally to ice the cake in fashion. Not afraid of a double team, or triple for that matter, Bob draws massive attention from the defense which is a catalyst to this veteran offense. Michael Giacco – Mike returns in his 3rd year as club president as the anchor to this attack unit. Giacco, a product of Loomis-Chaffee, utilizes his sturdy stature to back down defenders and uses both hands to keep opponents guessing. Magic Mike looks to eclipse his 11 goal 2017 campaign with the Leopard’s upcoming 10 game season and be an offensive force for the squad.Ryan Antonelle – Ryan was a mobile complement to this attack unit in ’17 as the leading assister on the team. Ryan stems from West Morris Central H.S in NJ and aims to weaponize his vision of the field once again to create opportunities. Ryan is a big believer in off season fitness, so we’ll see how this preparation plays out down the stretch in the coming season.

Midfield ; Mac Jacobs – This fluid and 6’ 2” junior led scoring in the midfield with creative ways in finding the net as both a crease threat and time and room presence. By the time you see the long golden hair flowing out the back of his helmet it is already too late. Mac is a staple in the man-up offense where we are looking to capitalize on 50% of our opportunities this spring. Darien Vitelli – A midfielder who was a consistent backbone to the team throughout all 6 games. A true dual-handed threat, Darien returns as a junior slated for heavy work up and down the field, in addition to contributing on Lafayette’s extra man offense. Paul Hackett – Hackett served as coach after suffering a torn Achilles late in the first game of 2017 action, and looks to return to the field in his 2nd year as club president. Paul started for 2 years at Haverford College before transferring to Lafayette College to pursue engineering and switch to the club sports level. Durability will be a concern for this midfielder so he will likely be getting reps at attack this spring. Jack Alden – Silent but deadly, Jack is a deceptive scoring threat from long-range, with no hesitation to pull trigger from wherever necessary. Jack emerged later in the season as the second leading scorer from the midfield and looks to build upon the momentum from the end of the season. Sean Thomas – This ex-varsity player contributed some much needed tallies during our first few home contests. A very skilled outside shooting midfielder, the team looks for a fully committed Sean Thomas to help propel the team this spring.  Austin Ray – Austin “GBs” Ray returns as sophomore face-off specialist after breaking the team’s ground ball record. Austin creates many offensive possessions due to his success at the X. The effort award for the Leopards goes to Austin Ray. Colin Evanko – A high school football player from middle NJ, Colin put his physical background to use as a defensive midfielder during his ’17 campaign as a freshman and scored on a high bounce shot vs Lehigh which was unfortunately called back. He looks to build upon his defensive role on the team and step up as a leader in the coming years. Evanko is a regular at the Laying Body Deli – always in a clean, legal fashion making sure the opponents are awake.

Defense ; Thomas Steinke – Steinke, a versatile long-pole, had 5 goals in the spring of 2017; each in close proximity to the restraining line. With no fear to operate as a clearing threat or to cross the midfield line, Steinke looks to come back in his senior campaign as VP of the club and leader of the Leopards’ defensive unit. Mac Erb – Sophomore Mac Erb is a sturdy staple of the returning starting defense and serves as team Secretary. Erb handles the ball with confidence and uses calculated foot work to keep opponents well clear of a scoring opportunity. Phil Arnett – Phillip Arnett joins his classmates Colin, Jack, and Mac as a core member of the sophomore class. Phil provided lock-down D on the top attack threat and uses his 6’ 1” 230 lb frame to law down the law

Goalie ; Dan McDonald – Dan made 14 saves in a 12-3 loss to Kutztown in the Leopard’s 2017 campaign, a matchup that could have looked at lot worse on the scoreboard if it weren’t for his presence. As the backup to Scott Caputo in the prior season, Dan looks to overcome a shoulder injury sustained in the fall to defend the pipes. 

 

DIVISION II THREE RIVERS

California University of Pennsylvania

Mascot: Vulcans

Team Officer: Ross Koenig, Josh Bacon

2017 Record/ Notable Wins & Achievements:

1-3

Top Returning Players:

Seniors: Alex Worgo, Alex Smith,  Junior Josh Bacon and Sophomore Tim Kuhens

2018 Outlook:

The team looks to bounce back this year after a rebuild season in 2016-17. Our record was 1-3 in only 4 games due to the fact of new leadership mid season. We will look for offensive production from the attack position which includes Senior Alex Worgo (Maryland) and Senior Alex Smith (Pennsylvania). At the midfield position we will look for help from Junior Josh Bacon (Pennsylvania) and Sophomore Tim Kuhens (Maryland) and Senior Ryan Kuhn (Pennsylvania).
Back on the defensive side of the field we will look for it to be led by Junior Ryan Lloyd (Pennsylvania) and look to have some newcomers to the team help lead the way. The team looks to have a winning season in the 17-18 season.

 

Duquesne University

 

Mascot: Dukes

Team Officer: Michael Ruth

Founded: 2015

2017 Record/ Notable Wins & Achievements:
Evan Bynoe – Goalie
Drew Glass – Mid
Max Fishman – Defenseman
Michael Ruth – LSM
Nick Battista – FOGO
Nick Iacono – Dmid

2017 Record and Notable Wins & Achievements.
5-2. Wins over SRU & UPJ. 2017 Fall Ball Results, even if it’s a few practices or an alumni game.

Top Newcomers:
Nicolas Lucente – A
Carson Perry – A
Chris Alhage – A
Drew Giovinco -M/A
Max Westermeier – M

Losses to Graduation:
Maverick Gerber – A slippery crease attackman
Jeremy Campbell – A crease defenseman

2018 Outlook:
After a strong first 2 seasons in the NCLL, the Dukes come into their third season poised for a better outcome than the first 2. The Dukes only graduated 2 seniors while the core of the team remains intact. With the addition of very talented freshman and many players returning, the Dukes expect this to be their strongest season on record. Look for the core of seniors to lead the team and for the incoming freshman to provide the spark for a deep playoff run.

 

Edinboro University


Mascot: Fighting Scots

Team Officer: Jacob Baumgartner

Founded: 2012

Top Returning Players:

Zach Weidner, Chaz Mytinger, Logan McSain, Joshua Baronner, Darrell Miller

2017 Record/Notable Wins & Achievements.
5-7

Transfers/Incoming Freshmen:

Edinboro has a transfer from Penn State and 1 incoming freshman.

Losses to Graduation:

Edinboro last a LSM and also lost a Strong D pole to graduation this past May.

2018 Outlook:
Edinboro University’s is a veteran team that is coming off of back to back years making it to the playoffs. The returning juniors and seniors have lead Edinboro the past two years to the playoffs but
were eliminated in the first round both times. The upperclassman looks to guide Edinboro to its third straight playoff run and its first win in the playoffs in the young programs history.

Edinboro returns all three-starting attackman, Zach Weidner ‘19, Chaz Mytinger ‘18, and Jacob Baumgartner ‘19. Senior Logan McSain also returns after taking the 2017 campaign off.
Edinboro also returns a strong midfield line up with Matt Herr ‘19, Connor Ziegler ‘19, Ty Morris ‘19. As well as Defensive midfielders, Andy Zalik ‘18, and Alex Kaz ‘19.

In cage Edinboro returns a dual threat goalie/attack in Joshua Baronner ‘19 and Nic Pistory also returns for the scots. Edinboro also return Darrell Miller ‘18, Joey Goldsmith ‘19. Brian Phillips ‘18, and Tyler Wood ‘18 also return for the defense. 2nd year coach Clay Skelton anticipates that this team will exceed many people in the NCLL expectations. Skelton also likes the veteran presence that will be able to help the new freshman and sophomores. Edinboro went 5-7 last season overall and went 3-3 in the 3 Rivers Conference.

In the fall of 2017 Edinboro went 2-2, with the team’s first win in program history over Slippery Rock 6-4. Edinboro in a close game to IUP and to Kent state. Edinboro also beat Allegheny in fall ball 10-2. Edinboro has a tough 2018 schedule visiting both Akron and PSU Altoona and hosting IUP, Kent State, and SRU.

 

Penn State Altoona

Mascot: Nittany Lions

Team Officers: Nick Belfonti

Founded: 2010

Top Returning Players:
PSU Altoona returns starting attackmen Juniors Hunter Lewis and Thomas Borek. This dynamic duo will be looking to cause havoc and lead the offensive end for the Nittany Lions along with sophomore attackmen Matt Wurster. Also returning this year are sophomores Nick Belfonti and Bryce Millar with junior Garrett Lemmons, who will lead the midfield as sophomore Johnny Graziano looks to take command at the faceoff x. With the help of sophomore defensive midfielder Jackson Brown the defensive side will be a tough group with Stephen Crawford and Travis Incollingo, both sophomores. Also returning for the 2018 season is starting sophomore goalie Owen Patane who will command the defense.

Losses to Graduation:
PSU Altoona hopes to fill the gaps leading goal scorers Pat Camili and Lucas Iacovino as both transferred from the program along with Defenders Kevin Logan and Drew Schwitters.

2017 Record & Achievements:
PSU Altoona is coming off a solid 6-4 season (including tournament play) with the most notable win in the conference semi-finals against Bowling Green University 9-8 in OT. The Nittany Lions fell just short, however, to Kent State in the championship, 7-5. The PSU Altoona Nittany Lions participated in a scrimmage vs Bloomsburg this fall and also made the trip to the Kelsey Klassic in West Chester for a great cause!

Transfers/Top Incoming Freshmen:
Promising new additions for the Nittany Lions include transfer sophomore and LSM/Defender Hayden Royer and Nick Dunlevy with freshman Nick Pinto. All looking to make their presence felt on the defensive side.

2018 Outlook:

The Nittany Lions hope to pick up right where they left off from the 2017 season and anticipate getting on the better side of their few close loses from last season. The Nittany Lions look forward to matchups with IUP, Bloomsburg, and Edinboro to name a few with high expectations for the Beltway Bash.

 

Youngstown State University

Mascot: Penguins

Team Officers:

Founded: 2010

Top Returning Players:

– Gordon Ngo #20 Junior Canfield, OH (Captain/Coach)
– Richard Koewacich #33 Junior Youngstown, OH (Captain)
– Luke Doyle #5 Fifth year Senior Moon. PA (Captain/Coach)
– Mark McKenzie #4 Sophmore Neenah,WI
– Danny Stevens #45 Junior Youngstown, OH
– Quincy Jones #2 Sophmore Youngstown, OH
– Stephen Lee #16 Sophmore North Jackson, OH
– Jaquan McNeil #8 Sophmore New York, New York

2017 Record & Achievements:

2017 Spring Season 6-5-1, 2017 Fall Ball 1-0

Top Newcomers/Transfers:

Transfers
– Eric Cohan #41 Sophmore (Thiel College) Boardman, OH
– Scott Walters #19 Sophmore (Mercyhurst Univ.) Homer, NY

Freshmen
– Bryce Swagerman #1 Mentor, OH
– Jack Clark #35 Pittsburgh, PA
– Stephen Plank #24 Pittsburgh, PA
– Jake Kwolek #00 Youngstown, OH
– Gavin Kostellic #22 Canfield, OH
– Roger #7 Freshman Boardman, OH
– Nick Ouimet #69 Freshman Boardman, OH
– Adrien Ocasio #72 Freshman Boardman, OH
– Noah Thompson #10 Freshman Youngstown, OH

2018 Outlook:

NA

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