Selected Men's Division I Teams At A Glance

February 24, 1995|By Doug Brown, Jamison Hensley, Mike Preston

ARMY

1994 record: 8-7.

Coach: Jack Emmer (12th year).

Key losses: Rick Aguilar, G; Sean Turner, D; Brian Knapp, M; Tim Keneally, M; Kevin O'Rourke, M.

Top returnees: Dan Brostek, Jr., A; Rob Manning, Jr., A; Mike Colon, Sr., M; Chris Auclair, Sr., D; Ryan McCormack, Soph., M; Travis Loving, Jr., G.

Top newcomers: Dan Monahan, Fr., A; Greg Tily, Fr., M.

Outlook: Army won five of its last seven mainly due to switching goalies. Loving replaced Aguilar in midseason, and directed the Cadets to road wins over Yale and Hofstra while holding opponents to less than nine goals per game. Army retains its top two scorers, but must replace the loss of eight graduated midfielders. The big frame of Monahan fits right in with the aggressive attack of Army. With a roster full of juniors and sophomores, the Cadets still look to be a year away from tournament contention.

BROWN

1994 record: 13-5 (NCAA semifinalist).

Coach: Peter Lasagna (third).

L Key losses: Jay Stalfort, G; Rob Gutheil, M; Gary Nelson, M.

Top returning players: David Evans, Jr., A; Brian McNally, Jr., A; Robin Prince, Jr., A; Chris Martinelli, Sr., M; James Gaensbauer, Sr., M; Eric Benedict, Sr., M; Greg Rozycki, Sr., D; Kevin Braney, Sr., D.

Top newcomers: Roman Knysh, Fr., D; Brett Sowers, Fr., M.

Outlook: Move over, Hopkins and Virginia. Brown has an offense that could be just as exciting with Evans, McNally and Prince. The big question mark at Brown this season is goaltending. Lasagna will have to chose between junior Dan Giannuzzi and sophomore Greg Cattrano. Other than that, Brown should again challenge Princeton for the Ivy League title.

DUKE

1994 record: 10-6 (NCAA quarterfinalist).

Coach: Mike Pressler (fifth).

Key losses: Bob Carpenter, Sr., A (redshirt with shoulder injury); Joe Proud, D.

Top returnees: Scott Harrison, Sr., A; James Heavey, Jr., A; Ross Moscatelli, Sr., M; Matt Ogelsby, Sr., M; Ross Thompson, Jr., D; Joe Kirmser, Jr., G.

Top newcomers: Steve Ahrens, Jr., M (transfer from Syracuse); John Fay, Fr., A; Julian Flannery, Fr., A.

Outlook: Duke came two goals shy last year of upending Syracuse for a trip to the Final Four just one week after recording the school's first NCAA tournament victory. The Blue Devils look to continue the ascension with balance. Neither the attack, midfield nor defense dominates Duke. Harrison, Moscatelli and Ogelsby supply the scoring.

GEORGETOWN

1994 record: 10-3.

Coach: Dave Urick (sixth).

Key losses: Kevin Noonan, M; Nathan Sprong, A; Doug Madden, M; Rich Michel, M.

Top returnees: Chris Remington, Sr., A; Mike Boyle, Jr., A; Greg Lawler, Jr., M; B.J. Thompson, Jr., M; Ed McCabe, Sr., D; Jim Coale, Sr., G.

Top newcomers: Greg Peters, Fr., A; Jeff Burke, Fr, A; Danny Shea, Fr., M.

Outlook: Georgetown just missed its first NCAA tournament berth last year because of a lack of quality wins. The Hoyas need to pull out at least two victories against the group of Syracuse, Duke, Navy, Hofstra and Loyola to contend again. The Hoyas, who led Division I with a 6.6-goal margin of victory, also will have to dominate the lesser opponents on their schedule. With a good mixture of talented seniors and high-caliber freshmen, Georgetown should post its second 10-win season.

HOFSTRA

1994 record: 6-7.

Coach: John Danowski (10th).

Key losses: Andrew Carlson, A; Dave Donatello, A; Joe Romeo, G.

Top returnees: Kevin Jacobs, Sr., A; Chris Panos, Jr., A; Rich Langtry, Soph., M; Doug Altmansberger, Sr., D; Mark Spruytt, Soph., G.

Top newcomers: Mike Besio, Jr., A (transfer from N.Y. Tech); Blake Miller, Jr., A (transfer from Nassau CC); Brian Langtry, Fr., M.

Outlook: 1993's most surprising team became last season's most disappointing club. Hofstra dropped its last four games, falling from playoff contention to nearly out of the top 20. Danowski said the Flying Dutchmen relaxed after 1993's Final Eight success and lacked enthusiasm. The import of JuCo transfers with Jacobs and Panos should jump start the offense.

JOHNS HOPKINS

1994 record: 9-5 (NCAA quarterfinalist).

Coach: Tony Seaman (fifth).

Key losses: Todd Cavallaro, M; Jason Pressman, D; Matt Jackson, M.

Top returnees: Terry Riordan, Sr., A; Brian Piccola, Sr., A; Milford Marchant, Jr., M; Peter Jacobs, Sr., M; Billy Evans, Soph., M; Jonathan Marcus, Jr., G; Dave Marr, Jr., A.

Top newcomers: Tom Roszko, Sr., M (transfer from Navy); A.T. Bailey, Fr., A; Todd Kearney, Fr., D; Andrew Godfrey, Fr., M.

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