Congratulations to the University of Rochester for advancing to the Elite 8 and coming oh so close to yet another Final Four.
A host of UAA players garnered end of season accolades in the last two weeks including Sam Borst-Smith, Mack Montague, Andrew Sanders, Adam Gigax, and Jack Serbin.
Here is a quick look at how the UAA teams finished the season including the final records and key seniors lost to graduation. I included a rough draft look at players who are returning for 2017-2018. There are more to add.
Washington University 21-6, 12-2 UAA
Key seniors: Michael Bregman, Clinton Hooks.
Key players returning: Andrew Sanders, Matt Highsmith, Jake Knupp, Kevin Kucera, David Schmelter and Marcus Meyer.
Rochester, 24-5, 10-4 UAA
Key seniors: Sam Borst-Smith, Mack Montague, and Zach Ayers.
Key players returning: Jacob Wittig, Ryan Clamage, Tucker Knox, and Andrew Lundstrom.
Emory 19-8, 9-5 UAA
Key seniors: include Jim Gordon, Austin DaGue, and Jonathan Terry.
Key players returning: Adam Gigax, Christopher Avant, and Whit Rapp.
Chicago 16-9, 8-6 UAA
Key seniors: Blaine Crawford, Alex Gustafson, Tyler Howard and Waller Perez.
Key players returning: Jake Fenlon, Noah Karras, Collin Barthel, Ryan Jacobson, and Jordan Baum.
Carnegie Mellon 14-12, 8-6
Key seniors: Jack Serbin, Chris Shkil.
Key players returning: Ryan Maha, Colin McNeil, Seth Henry, Zach Howarth, and Patrick Ehland.
Brandeis 8-16, 4-10 UAA
Key seniors: Tim Reale, Robinson Vilmont and Jack Fay.
Key players returning: Jordan Cooper, Eric D'Aguanno, Nate Meehan, and Collin Sawyer.
Case Western Reserve 8-17, 3-11 UAA
Key seniors: Javi Alvarez.
Key players returning: T.J. Duckett, Connor Nally, Colin Zucker, Sam Hansen, David Chambers, and the twins.
NYU 7-18, 2-12
Key seniors: Joe Timmes
Key players returning: Ross Udine, Jimmy Martinelli, Cameron Moore, Doug Gertner, Ted Georgidadis, Jordan Harris, Jack Heller.
Having detailed all that, here is how I believe the UAA teams will finish in 2017-2018:
Washington University, UAA Champions
Case Western Reserve