Team photo from left:
Row 1: Julien Carlton; James Hanley, Matt Nowak, Brandon Moody, Jacob Schafer, Nick Aldrich, Sam LaTendresse, Preston McCurdy, Nick Hainer, Trenton Bick, Eben Corron, Ryan Tolson, Doug Cloutier, Jake Montz, Jeff Hammye
Row 2: Kyle Bussing, Devon Sheperd, Tyler Turner, Matt McCormick, D.J. Schumacher, Reece Hanna, Jacob Younger, Nick Adams, Nick Leeper, Steven Never, Marty HofBauer, Josh Sigler, Jacob Alzapiedi, Evan English
Row 3: Matt Fleming, Corey Donnelly, Tyler Wynn, Austin Lawrence, Avery Pelwecki, Josh Ingle, Derek Hullibarger, Dominik Konik, Skylar Gilbert, Jake Bilek, Ross Hanna, Brendan Pierson; Raymond Martinek, Wil Weddington, Danny Schweickert
Row 4: Matthew Bishop, Lincoln Raicot, Alex Proctor, Armand Hashemi, Gabe Rioux, Zach Greenwood, Bronston Sturt, Nick Bartlett, Logan Jessing, Austin Micham, Austin Sample, Luke Fortner, Aaryon Snead
Row 5: Coaches David Stanford, Rod Achter, Keith Zellers, head coach Marek Moldowsky, Rusty Hanna, Marcus Waugh, Jake Rhodes, Andrew Stanford
ABOUT THE TEAM:
Coach: Marek Moldawsky, third season
Last season: 3-7, 1-6 NLL
Returning letter winners: 18
Returning starters: Offense 8, defense 8
Top players: Senior Jake Bilek, 6-1, 219, WR-OLB; Corey Donnelly, 5-11, 186, RB.
Outlook: On offense, the Wildcats have four returners on the line with two sophomores and a junior. The starting tight end and running back also are back. Returning letter winners also are back at wideout and slot back.
At quarterback, a junior and sophomore are battling for the right to start.
“Both have been impressive in different ways,” Moldawsky said. “One has an arm and the other can run. Either direction we go will be a good one.”
Defensively three are back along the line and three senior linebackers also return. Two letter winners also saw significant time in the defensive backfield.
“We're looking for an 'X,' on offense” Moldawsky said. “We think we have an answer with a junior and we think he's going to be really good down the stretch.”
Northview is 6-14 overall, 2-12 in the NLL in Moldawsky’s two season.
“The leadership is the best I've seen here,” he said. “Even though overall team numbers are up, depth may still be a problem. If we stay healthy, I expect to be in every game. I don't believe we will be the smallest team in the league anymore.”
Sep. 6-at Waite
Sep. 27-at Maumee
Oct. 4-at Springfield
Oct. 11-Bowling Green
Oct. 25-at Anthony Wayne
Nov. 1-at Southview