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Offline yurmama69

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Teams to watch in 2013.
« on: December 04, 2012, 04:15:35 pm »
What teams will be returning and/or reloading for the 2013 season?  Your opinions are welcomed.

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Re: Teams to watch in 2013.
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2012, 05:35:01 pm »
Wheaton (Illinois) returns all their starters except for the keeper.  This year's backup keeper returns and is solid.

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Re: Teams to watch in 2013.
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2012, 06:17:27 pm »
umm if u hadnt already noticed Messiah returns everyone important in their lineup. They are all Soph...#6 and #14 especially however after seeing them twice I think there GK was avg at best. Would have liked to seen a few more shots on him.

My Expertice the Nescac you can expect Williams and samherst to be back in the sweet 16 elite 8 final 4 area. Midd and Tufts might garner bids and Bowdoin always dangerous. Wesleyan and Trinity(ct) will drop the most

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Re: Teams to watch in 2013.
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2013, 05:15:20 pm »
Any word on whether the Final Four will again be played in San Antonio in 2013?

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Re: Teams to watch in 2013.
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2013, 05:17:04 pm »
Or beyond?

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Re: Teams to watch in 2013.
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2013, 04:40:14 pm »
Looking at the WIAC, I believe that UW-Whitewater will take back the conference title and return to the NCAA Tournament. They have a solid core returning and a high level recruiting class. With a year under Coach Guinn's belt, I see the Warhawks competing with the best of the North Region.

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Re: Teams to watch in 2013.
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2013, 09:33:59 am »
I see Loras continuing their strong presence.  They are losing a very valuable midfielder in Joiner and the consistent play of Calbert and the big right leg of Oslwald, but many of the core players most notably Cavers and Figura are returning for another season or two.
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Re: Teams to watch in 2013.
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2013, 02:29:28 pm »
Messiah and Wheaton (Il) both have nearly everyone back.  Loras returns most of their team from what was arguably the #2 ream this past year.  On paper, the winner of Loras and Wheaton will likely challenge Messiah for supremacy in 2013.  But there are any number of teams who "on any given day..."

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Re: Teams to watch in 2013.
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2013, 04:54:55 pm »
AS for the East:

Stevens will still be strong, as will Oneanta.

Look for Vassar and RPI to continue improving and becoming yearly dancers.

Hobart and Brockport must decide whether they are good teams or not.

Rochester and RPI will also want to continue their strong consistent play they have shown for the past 5-7 years.

And ofcoarse Medaille must make a deep playoff run to silence doubters.

SLU might be a good team if they cure the injury bug that has bit them in the last few seasons.

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Re: Teams to watch in 2013.
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2013, 01:43:15 am »
Looking at the WIAC it looks as though it will be a two horse race between UW- Whitewater and UW- Oshkosh and these teams seem to be built completely different. UWW is built in the back, returning their goalkeeper and 3 solid defenders. These 4 guys were part of holding Loras, UWP and North Park to either 1 or no goals last season. UWO on the other hand will be showing off an attacking line that is returning everyone including Tony Starnes from an ACL injury. Rumor also has it that UWO got a transfer from UW Green Bay over the winter.

In the end though I will be going with the old cliche defense wins championships. In the last four games UWO has played UWW they are only averaging .5 goals a game. Ill let the statistics back up my decision and go with the stubborn back line from UWW to be the WIAC representative this year.

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Re: Teams to watch in 2013.
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2013, 12:52:18 pm »
How do UW-Platteville and UW-Superior look for the fall, wiacwatcher? After all, UWP did win the WIAC and advanced to the Sweet 16 last season.

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Re: Teams to watch in 2013.
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2013, 03:50:04 pm »
Williams, Amherst and Tufts.....