What school's have reloaded? Should we expect to see some different outcomes in 2013?
You can't ignore the season the Duhawks put together last year. Sure they lost some 4-year starters, but Rothert & Co. have established a deep and dangerous squad. Every player except for any incoming freshman has game experience under their belt, including NCAA Tournament experience. A large majority of the core that was responsible for the team's run to the Final Four will be returning, including 2012 IIAC MVP Kevin Cavers and Dylan Milkent who was perfect in regular season IIAC play (0.00 GAA).
Interested to see what Tyler Neumann (Simpson) will accomplish this year after finishing with 12 goals, 9 assists, and a 2nd team all-conference selection.
For the Spartans, they return their #2 goal scorer in Cory Winkler (9G, 3A) and Brandon Wiley, who led the team in assists (8).
Wartburg returns their leading goal scorer and 3rd Team All-Conference Selection Zubeen Azari (8G, 3A).
Based purely on speculation, here is my prediction on how 2013 will finish in the IIAC:
1. Loras (7-0)
2. Wartburg (6-1)
3. Luther (5-2)
4. Central (4-3)
5. Dubuque (3-4)
6. Simpson (3-4)
7. Coe (1-6)
8. Buena Vista (0-7)