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UAA 2017
« on: May 22, 2017, 09:32:58 pm »
Checked out the Brandeis Athletics website the Judges have their schedule out: http://brandeisjudges.com/sports/msoc/2017-18/schedule

The Judges start the season at the Hobart Invitational, playing Hobart and Cortland State: the former, a perennial LL contender, and the latter a Sweet 16 team last year. The next big game is Babson home, and after that away tests against Tufts and Wheaton before the UAA schedule starts. Brandeis also plays in-state games against WPI, Elms, MA Maritime, and Clark.

At first glance, not quite as strong of a schedule as the past few years no Trinity/Haverford/etc. in the opening weekend but still a solid slew of tests nonetheless.

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Re: UAA 2017
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2017, 12:34:39 pm »
That schedule is a pretty good schedule but you are correct the opening weekend is not quite as strong as the past few seasons BUT still a schedule that will garner an over .600 SOS and a high OWP. Cortland and Hobart is a very solid opening weekend and with all the players Brandeis has lost the past few seasons that schedule will be a buffer until Brandeis figures out their line-up and put players in the right positions. The great thing about Margolis is he was their for 10 years before taking over as Head Coach so the players will know exactly what to expect and since Margolis had his hands all over Coven's program the past 10 years I do not expect any major changes in formation or style of play. Hobart will have a very solid team coming back as they were inches away from the NCAA's. Cortland is always tough especially up there but they were a bit inconsistent IMO last year.

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« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2017, 12:44:50 pm »
Side Note:  Is it me or has Brandeis dropped a few teams from that schedule. Looks like they are only playing 17/18 games and if I remember correctly Coven used to play 20 games in a season.

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« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2017, 02:05:20 pm »
That schedule is a pretty good schedule but you are correct the opening weekend is not quite as strong as the past few seasons BUT still a schedule that will garner an over .600 SOS and a high OWP. Cortland and Hobart is a very solid opening weekend and with all the players Brandeis has lost the past few seasons that schedule will be a buffer until Brandeis figures out their line-up and put players in the right positions. The great thing about Margolis is he was their for 10 years before taking over as Head Coach so the players will know exactly what to expect and since Margolis had his hands all over Coven's program the past 10 years I do not expect any major changes in formation or style of play. Hobart will have a very solid team coming back as they were inches away from the NCAA's. Cortland is always tough especially up there but they were a bit inconsistent IMO last year.

Good points. Ocel and I believe Berg are both returning this year so that's huge. Most of the front line and both CBs graduate but Woodhouse and both outside backs are back. Definitely going to require some experimenting, but I think they'll figure it out.

Side Note:  Is it me or has Brandeis dropped a few teams from that schedule. Looks like they are only playing 17/18 games and if I remember correctly Coven used to play 20 games in a season.

Depends on the year, I think. From 2012 to 2015, it was 19 games per season. Last year, it was 18.

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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2017, 04:11:58 pm »
That schedule is a pretty good schedule but you are correct the opening weekend is not quite as strong as the past few seasons BUT still a schedule that will garner an over .600 SOS and a high OWP. Cortland and Hobart is a very solid opening weekend and with all the players Brandeis has lost the past few seasons that schedule will be a buffer until Brandeis figures out their line-up and put players in the right positions. The great thing about Margolis is he was their for 10 years before taking over as Head Coach so the players will know exactly what to expect and since Margolis had his hands all over Coven's program the past 10 years I do not expect any major changes in formation or style of play. Hobart will have a very solid team coming back as they were inches away from the NCAA's. Cortland is always tough especially up there but they were a bit inconsistent IMO last year.

Good points. Ocel and I believe Berg are both returning this year so that's huge. Most of the front line and both CBs graduate but Woodhouse and both outside backs are back. Definitely going to require some experimenting, but I think they'll figure it out.

Side Note:  Is it me or has Brandeis dropped a few teams from that schedule. Looks like they are only playing 17/18 games and if I remember correctly Coven used to play 20 games in a season.

Depends on the year, I think. From 2012 to 2015, it was 19 games per season. Last year, it was 18.

Blooter,
I'm curious - the 2016 roster shows both Ocel and Berg as Seniors.  Do they still have eligibility and are they planning on using it?

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Re: UAA 2017
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2017, 03:19:53 pm »
Blooter,
I'm curious - the 2016 roster shows both Ocel and Berg as Seniors.  Do they still have eligibility and are they planning on using it?

Yes. Ocel broke his leg during preseason his freshman year, so missed that whole season, and Berg missed quite a bit of time (believe it was this past season) so both have a season of eligibility. They marched with their class at graduation this spring, but will be back for another season and I believe will be finishing up their classes this fall (Ocel's older brother, Sam, also an All-American selection, did the same in 2013).

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Re: UAA 2017
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2017, 08:11:30 am »
Thanks Blooter - nice to hear from somebody in the know.

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Re: UAA 2017
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2017, 09:40:58 am »
New to forum. Interested in everyones outlook on next season in the UAA? Is Chicago the clear favorite?

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« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2017, 12:25:37 pm »
New to forum. Interested in everyones outlook on next season in the UAA? Is Chicago the clear favorite?

Yes they are the clear favorite. However, I would throw Carnegie Mellon in there, as well. They only graduated two starters with a majority of their team being sophomores (soon to be juniors), with Zack Masciopinto leading the team. Him, Ocel, Capotosto and Lopez have to be the favorites for UAA POY going into the season.