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Doug may have only been known to behind-the-scenes types, but he was a big part of the St. Thomas athletics scene. Sad to see this news. :(

https://www.twincities.com/2018/07/19/doug-hennes-st-thomas-spokesman-and-former-journalist-dies-at-63/
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East Region football / Re: FB: Liberty League
« Last post by UfanBill on Today at 06:49:29 pm »
I've always thought a game between Mt. Union and Union College was inevitable. I hoped that it would come in the NCAAs but though MTU is always there and has played many Eastern games, the Dutchmen have been unable to get to their level. I still think it will happen even if it's a regular season matchup. As a Union fan I'd relish a home and home with the Purple Raiders.
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East Region football / Re: FB: Liberty League
« Last post by MUC57 on Today at 06:23:17 pm »
dlip

I should probably stay off of the LL board. Don't know enough about the teams to make a very smart comment. Just interested in teams outside the north region. It's always interesting to see various problems our schools/teams have to deal with and finding a resolution.
I am not only a Raider fan (old alum) but a fan of Dlll football. This site allows us to keep in touch with almost everyone. Ya gotta luv it!
Hope everything gets resolved, and I bet it does. We know there are some really good teams in the east region. Good luck to the LL and all the East teams.
Great chatting with you. ☠🏈

Also slipped in a +k for ya.
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East Region football / Re: FB: Liberty League
« Last post by MUC57 on Today at 06:09:49 pm »

Pat Coleman

Easy to get an opponent or just good advance planning? I don't know. Maybe both. I know in the past there has been some difficulty. That 's a fact. I also know the WIAC Has a really hard time.
Maybe looking ahead to 2022 will help the Raiders get an opponent. 🏈👍
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Pick-ems, fantasy leagues, etc. / Re: OFFSEASON: Mega Draft
« Last post by FCGrizzliesGrad on Today at 06:07:44 pm »
I've found my list; I'll pick Corey Baker-Hartwick & Brett Benning-Augustana.
But Baker graduated so you might want to pick someone else

Baker only played 8 games his sophomore year, so he might have one more in him.
Possibly, but he was also one of four players honored on Senior Day.
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Men's soccer / Re: NESCAC
« Last post by mom1234 on Today at 06:02:43 pm »
- Shapiro: He was definitely the full-of-himself guy playing crap soccer that everyone said he would be. Son figured out for himself that Amherst is no place for a quality midfielder. He doesn't care how good a school it is, or whether he'd make the guy's list, he won't have any part of it.

Assuming you meant Serpone? Shapiro is the coach at Tufts, not Amherst, and, in my experience, is not full of himself, or at least not publicly. (Confidence in oneself is one thing; being arrogant is another.) Never met Serpone so I cannot say directly what kind of person he is, but I have been less-than-impressed with some of his histrionics. Personally, I believe some of the distaste towards Amherst/its coaches/style of play (on these boards and elsewhere) is rooted in envy of its success, but given the ubiquity of those claims (and the diverse origins of them) it's hard to say that at least some of the criticism isn't merited.

Yes, I meant Serpone! Just got the names mixed up. He coached the recruits exactly as we had heard he coaches his team.

- Weircinski: has been as good on the recruiting side as Murphy. Son has been impressed with his communication. He is at his camp now, and all son has said so far is that the recruits there are no good, but then again by his telling, there have only been a handful of good players in all these clinics combined. In a previous post, someone said Bowdoin "doesn't play pretty." Can someone elaborate on that?
They have been known to sit pretty deep and play direct, although I think it's as much of a function of the players they've had as Wiercinski's philosophy. Then again, maybe that has to do with the "profile" of a typical Bowdoin recruit; Bowdoin has had pretty decent team size but not a ton of trickery or team speed. Then again, with 3 NCAA appearances in 4 years, you can't say it hasn't worked, although they failed to advance past the first weekend of the tournament in that time.

By "team size" I expect you mean big dudes, not size of the roster.

- Tufts: Clinic isn't until the end of July, so we'll see. I have high hopes, though. From previous posts, it sounds like they play as good a game as can be found in nescac... any comments? Son added this school to his list in the 11th hour, though, so he hasn't gotten a sense of the coach.
I've watched Tufts for about five years now. They do play a possession style overall, but can play direct when they need to. They kept it on the ground en route to the 2014 title, but were a lot more direct when they won two years later. Last year seemed to be somewhere in the middle. I think their success in recent years has largely been down to adaptability and balance they have a very deep team that can win games in a number of different ways. As for Shapiro, I have always seen him conduct himself well, and he seems very well-respected by both his players and opponents. Don't think you could go wrong with Tufts.

So far, son hasn't walked away from a clinic thinking, that's the one. He experienced first-hand that the F&M coaches are the "class act" one poster said they were, and if picking a school were only about coaches, he would go with them. I just worry about him playing in that league and getting bored. It's not a good sign that he's a dramatically better player than all this year's incoming freshmen (coach's words). It was his decision forgo D1, but I do think he should try to get a better fit in D3. Where that is, I don't know. Your opinion is appreciated!
I certainly don't think he would "get bored" in the Centennial Conference. F&M has been the best team in the conference the past five or so years, and seems to do well year-in, year-out (even last year in an uninspired season they still managed to make NCAAs), but that's not to say the conference is not competitive you've got Dickinson, Haverford, and Johns Hopkins all fully capable of dislodging the Diplomats atop the conference. Moreover, just because he would be the best recruit in his class doesn't mean he's going to score 200 goals and carry the team on his back. Of course, I'm using hyperbole, but I guess my point is that I don't think he would find it "easy" or "boring" playing in F&M's conference.

As a previous poster said, find the best fit school-wise (and community-wise) and don't solely let soccer drive the decision. Whether that means F&M or not is another matter, but while fully acknowledging that the NESCAC would be more competitive I don't think you should be quite as concerned about a lack of challenge in the Centennial Conference. And if F&M is a good enough fit and he feels home at there, I think he'd be making a great decision.

Point taken. It does seem like for the moment son is letting soccer drive the decision since most of his campus time is limited to the field. Soccer aside, to him these schools are so similar, and he thinks he'd be pretty happy at just about any of them.
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I've found my list; I'll pick Corey Baker-Hartwick & Brett Benning-Augustana.
But Baker graduated so you might want to pick someone else

Baker only played 8 games his sophomore year, so he might have one more in him.
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Round 1
1. Grizzlies - Greenville - SLIAC
2. Greek - Grinnell - MWC
3. Ronk - Nebraska Wesleyan - IIAC
4. NCF - Whitman - NWC
5. Smitty - Rhodes - SAA
6. Hoops Fan - John Carroll - OAC

Round 2
7. Hoops Fan - Loras - IIAC
8. Smitty - Plattsbrugh St - SUNYAC
9. NCF - Middlebury - NESCAC
10. Ronk - Whitworth - NWC
11. Greek - Pfeiffer - USAC
12. Grizzlies - Husson - NAC

Round 3
13. Grizzlies - U New England - CCC
14. SMITTY - Nichols - CCC
15. Ronk - Letourneau - ASC
16. NCF - Endicott - CCC
17. GREEK - Gordon - CCC
18. Hoops Fan - Eureka, SLIAC

Round 4
19. Hoops Fan - Penn State-Behrend, AMCC
20. GREEK - Lakeland - NACC
21. NCF - St. John's - MIAC
22. Ronk - Western New England - CCC
23. SMITTY - North Carolina Wesleyan - USAC
24. Grizzlies - Pacific - NWC

Round 5
25. Grizzlies - East Texas Baptist - ASC
26. SMITTY - Concordia Texas - ASC
27. Ronk - Neumann - AEC
28. NCF - MIT - NEWMAC
29. GREEK - UT-Dallas - ASC
30. Hoops Fan - Wesley, AEC

Round 6
31. Hoops Fan - Wittenberg, NCAC
32. SMITTY - Rowan - NJAC
33. NCF - Blackburn - SLIAC
34. Ronk - Moravian - Land
35. Greek - Marietta - OAC
36. Grizz - Staten Island - CUNYAC

Round 7
37. Grizzlies - Drew - Land
38. Greek - Webster - SLIAC
39. Ronk - Covenant - USAC
40. NCF - Muskingum- OAC
41. Smitty - New England College - NECC
42. Hoops Fan - Maryville, USAC

Round 8
43. Hoops Fan - Occidental, SCIAC
44. SMITTY - Wash and Lee - ODAC
45. NCF - North Central - CCIW
46. Ronk - Hobart - LL
47. Greek - Morrisville - NEAC
48. Grizz - Cortland - SUNYAC

Round 9
49. Grizzlies - Wilson - CSAC
50. Greek - Albright - MACC
51. Ronk - Bethany Lutheran - UMAC
52. NCF - UWW - WIAC
53. Smitty - Puget Sound - NWC
54. Hoops Fan - Nazareth, E8

Round 10
55. Hoops Fan - Illinois Tech, NACC
56. Smitty - Emory - UAA
57. NCF - Gwynedd Mercy - AEC
58. Greek - Stevens - E8
59. Ronk - Keene St - LEC
60. Grizzlies - Cabrini - AEC

Round 11
61. Grizzlies - W Connecticut - LEC
62. Ronk - Hartwick - E8
63. Greek - Transylvania - HCAC
64. NCF- Hope -MIAA
65. Smitty - Yeshiva - Skyline
66. Hoops Fan - Farmingdale State, Skyline

Round 12
67. Hoops Fan - Bethel, MIAC
68. Smitty - Crown - UMAC
69. NCF - Swarthmore - CC
70. Ronk - Williams - NESCAC
71. Greek - Centre - SAA
72. Grizzlies - Ohio Northern - OAC

Round 13
73. Grizzlies - Westminster (PA) - PAC
74. Greek - Brockport - SUNYAC
75. Ronk -
76. NCF -
77. Smitty -
78. Hoops Fan -
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Pick-ems, fantasy leagues, etc. / Re: OFFSEASON: Mega Draft
« Last post by FCGrizzliesGrad on Today at 05:13:36 pm »
I've found my list; I'll pick Corey Baker-Hartwick & Brett Benning-Augustana.
But Baker graduated so you might want to pick someone else
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Round 1
1. Grizzlies - Greenville - SLIAC
2. Greek - Grinnell - MWC
3. Ronk - Nebraska Wesleyan - IIAC
4. NCF - Whitman - NWC
5. Smitty - Rhodes - SAA
6. Hoops Fan - John Carroll - OAC

Round 2
7. Hoops Fan - Loras - IIAC
8. Smitty - Plattsbrugh St - SUNYAC
9. NCF - Middlebury - NESCAC
10. Ronk - Whitworth - NWC
11. Greek - Pfeiffer - USAC
12. Grizzlies - Husson - NAC

Round 3
13. Grizzlies - U New England - CCC
14. SMITTY - Nichols - CCC
15. Ronk - Letourneau - ASC
16. NCF - Endicott - CCC
17. GREEK - Gordon - CCC
18. Hoops Fan - Eureka, SLIAC

Round 4
19. Hoops Fan - Penn State-Behrend, AMCC
20. GREEK - Lakeland - NACC
21. NCF - St. John's - MIAC
22. Ronk - Western New England - CCC
23. SMITTY - North Carolina Wesleyan - USAC
24. Grizzlies - Pacific - NWC

Round 5
25. Grizzlies - East Texas Baptist - ASC
26. SMITTY - Concordia Texas - ASC
27. Ronk - Neumann - AEC
28. NCF - MIT - NEWMAC
29. GREEK - UT-Dallas - ASC
30. Hoops Fan - Wesley, AEC

Round 6
31. Hoops Fan - Wittenberg, NCAC
32. SMITTY - Rowan - NJAC
33. NCF - Blackburn - SLIAC
34. Ronk - Moravian - Land
35. Greek - Marietta - OAC
36. Grizz - Staten Island - CUNYAC

Round 7
37. Grizzlies - Drew - Land
38. Greek - Webster - SLIAC
39. Ronk - Covenant - USAC
40. NCF - Muskingum- OAC
41. Smitty - New England College - NECC
42. Hoops Fan - Maryville, USAC

Round 8
43. Hoops Fan - Occidental, SCIAC
44. SMITTY - Wash and Lee - ODAC
45. NCF - North Central - CCIW
46. Ronk - Hobart - LL
47. Greek - Morrisville - NEAC
48. Grizz - Cortland - SUNYAC

Round 9
49. Grizzlies - Wilson - CSAC
50. Greek - Albright - MACC
51. Ronk - Bethany Lutheran - UMAC
52. NCF - UWW - WIAC
53. Smitty - Puget Sound - NWC
54. Hoops Fan - Nazareth, E8

Round 10
55. Hoops Fan - Illinois Tech, NACC
56. Smitty - Emory - UAA
57. NCF - Gwynedd Mercy - AEC
58. Greek - Stevens - E8
59. Ronk - Keene St - LEC
60. Grizzlies - Cabrini - AEC

Round 11
61. Grizzlies - W Connecticut - LEC
62. Ronk - Hartwick - E8
63. Greek - Transylvania - HCAC
64. NCF- Hope -MIAA
65. Smitty - Yeshiva - Skyline
66. Hoops Fan - Farmingdale State, Skyline

Round 12
67. Hoops Fan - Bethel, MIAC
68. Smitty - Crown - UMAC
69. NCF - Swarthmore - CC
70. Ronk - Williams - NESCAC
71. Greek - Centre - SAA
72. Grizzlies - Ohio Northern - OAC

Round 13
73. Grizzlies - Westminster (PA) - PAC
74. Greek -
75. Ronk -
76. NCF -
77. Smitty -
78. Hoops Fan -
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