SEPTEMBER 15TH MAC SCORES

SEPTEMBER 15TH MAC SCORES

Monday, August 20, 2018

Lycoming College Voted 5th in the MAC Preseason Poll

Lycoming Ready for Season 2018 (A Lycoming Football News Photo)
Williamsport, PA - The Lycoming College Warriors football team was voted fifth in the annual MAC Preseason Poll. The poll voting is the conference head coaches take on where this year's ranking could end up at year end. The poll is actually a prediction from last year's rankings with recruiting information thrown into the mix.


TeamPoints (First Place Votes)
1. Delaware Valley98 (8) 
2. Stevenson88 (2)
3. Widener79 (1)
4. Albright73
5. Lycoming64
6. Lebanon Valley59
7. King's48
8. FDU-Florham30
9. Wilkes29
10. Misericordia25
11. Alvernia12

This year has a new team, Alvernia thrown into the mix. Alvernia is located in Reading, PA.

Head Coach Mike Clark is headed into his 11th year at Lycoming with a winning percentage of almost 60%. Presented below is his 10l year record of Wins, Losses and Winning Percentage:

Year
Wins
Losses
Ties
Percentage
7
4
0
0.636
4
6
0
0.400
6
4
0
0.600
8
2
0
0.800
8
2
0
0.800
7
3
0
0.700
8
2
0
0.800
4
6
0
0.400
3
7
0
0.300
4
6
0
0.400
Total
59
42
0
0.584

One of Mike's biggest decisions will be who will be the 2018 quarterback. Picking a leader who the team will rally around is not an easy task. A lot depends on the quarterback himself. As last year demonstrated, having two quarterbacks who are pretty good comes down to leadership, talent and quick decision making. We will keep in touch with the QB situation before kicking off the season against the down river rival Susquehanna University River Hawks. The game is scheduled for Saturday, September 1, 2018 with a 1:00 p.m. start.

From Lycoming Sports Information:
2017 MAC Football Final Standings
Finish, Team, Conf., Overall
1. Delaware Valley, 9-0, 12-1
t2. Albright, 7-2, 8-3
t2. Widener, 7-2, 7-4
4. Stevenson, 6-3, 6-5
5. Lebanon Valley, 5-4, 5-5
t6. King's, 4-5, 5-5
t6. Lycoming, 4-5, 4-6
8. FDU-Florham, 2-7, 3-7
9. Misericordia, 1-8, 1-9

10. Wilkes, 0-9, 0-10

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - The Lycoming College football team was predicted to finish fifth in the Middle Atlantic Conference Coaches' Preseason Poll, the conference office in Annville, Pa., announced on Monday, Aug. 20.
Defending conference champion Delaware Valley was picked to win the MAC, scooping up eight first-place votes and earning 98 points, while Stevenson, the 2016 conference champs, finished second with 88 points and two first-place votes. Widener took third with 79 points, edging out Albright (73). The Warriors were fifth with 64 points, just ahead of Lebanon Valley (59). King’s (48), FDU-Florham (30), Wilkes (29), Misericordia (25) and Alvernia (12) round out the poll.

The Warriors return seven offensive starters, six defensive starters and four specialists from a team that finished 4-6 overall and 4-5 in the MAC while dropping four games by a total of 14 points. Senior Brad Stubbs (Grampian, Pa./Curwensville Area) leads the returners, as the two-time All-MAC selection was a first-team center in 2017. He is one of four returning starters on the offensive line, while three skill position starters also return.

Defensively, senior Ahmad Curtis (Effort, Pa./Pleasant Valley) leads a group of six returning starters after earning honorable mention all-conference honors as a defensive tackle. Senior Sam Romanofsky (Havertown, Pa./Haverford) also returns after finishing fourth in the MAC with seven sacks in 2017.

Junior Jamie Fisher (Folsom, Pa./Ridley) also returns as an honorable mention all-conference pick, as the kicker hit a school-record 13 field goals as a sophomore.

The Warriors will open the 2018 season on Saturday, Sept. 1, when they host Susquehanna at 1 p.m. at David Person Field in the annual Amos Alonzo Stagg Hat Trophy contest.