2018 Conference Previews: Tidewater

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

Christopher Newport University

 

Mascot: Captains

Year Founded: 2008

Team Officers: Connor Rooney, Sam Houle, James Beiermann

Top Returning Players:

Litt Thompson, Mid, 2018 (Richmond, VA)
Wyatt Seligman, Mid, 2018 (Alexandria, VA)
David Ferrall, G, 2019 (Aldie, VA)
Connor Rooney, D, 2019 (Aldie, VA)
Brendan O’Sullivan (Virginia Beach, VA)

2017 Record/ Notable Wins & Achievements:
3-3-1,  Wins over ODU, HPU, and William and Mary, 2017 Fall Ball Results, 1-1 in division. Lost to Catholic, Beat ODU

Transfers/Top Incoming Freshmen:
Brett Clarke – Midfield (Centreville, VA)
Danny Gregory – Midfield (Salisbury, MD)
Kyle Mcnult – Midfield (Owings, Maryland)
Andrew Fiedler – Midfield (Purcellville, VA)
Alex Dutt – Midfield (Mclean, VA)
Michael Hemmer – D/LSM (Springfield, VA)

Losses to Graduation:
Connor Vincent- Previous President
Adam Brackley- Absolute Stud
Jim Bailey- After tearing his ACL he turned into the coach of the team
Connor Bach – 4 year midfielder, faster than a cheetah, had a unique style
Brooks Billings- Highest scoring varsity player his freshman year and retired to play for our team

Outlook for 2018:

Strength of team: With a 1-1 fall ball division record, the Captains are looking to a have a strong spring season. Although the record may be average we have added more talent and we’ve seen improvement from several players so far this year. Anticipated Rivalries: The Captains are eager to take on in conference rivals ODU and VCU. We were not able to take on ODU last year but grabbed a 13-4 win during fall ball, so we are eager to see them again during the regular season. VCU is certainly on our radar, since they gave CNU a 3 point loss last year.

Teams Not Listed; ODU, VCU

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