2022 Patriot League Males’s Cross Nation Championship Preview

September 15, 2022

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – The 2022 Patriot League girls’s cross-country season kicked off on Friday, September 2nd, as a number of league establishments took half of their opening competitors.
 
Lehigh hosted the Lehigh Invitational, marking their first meet, whereas Loyola, Lafayette, and American traveled to Bucknell for his or her first meet. Boston College traveled to the Suffolk Brief Course Basic and Military traveled to Maine to open up their seasons. Colgate and Navy opened up their seasons on Saturday, September 3 with Colgate at house and Navy touring to the Salisbury Fall Basic
 
In anticipation of the upcoming season, the Patriot League requested every establishment’s cross nation head coach to share their expectations for his or her males’s staff for the yr.
 
The 2022 Cross Nation Championships might be held on Saturday, October 28th at Bucknell College.
 
AMERICAN EAGLES
Head Coach: Sean Graham (sixth season)
Letterwinners Returning/Misplaced: 8/6
All-League Returners: None
 
Coach Sean Graham on the Eagles…
“That is an thrilling yr for our males’s staff; Russell Sullivan will in fact be a contender close to the highest. This yr although, they are going to have a cadre of teammates coming off break-out monitor seasons, together with Tucker Zullo, Oscar Counsell, Ethan Puc, and Nate Reeves. Including to those, the squad has a really gifted incoming class that may play a job instantly.”
 
ARMY WEST POINT BLACK KNIGHTS
Head Coach: Mike Smith (seventh season)
Letterwinners Returning/Misplaced: 18/3
All-League Returners: Matthew Porter (2021 Second Crew), Thomas Vo (2021 Second Crew)
 
Director of Observe & Subject/Cross Nation Mike Smith on the Black Knights…
“We return a variety of our depth from final yr however lose some of the dominant runners in Military cross nation historical past in Marshall Beatty. We now have traditionally been sturdy within the Patriot League and I’d anticipate us to be very aggressive once more this season. Garrett Gough is coming off of an excellent out of doors monitor season and is exhibiting good health now as we’re on the brink of begin this season. I anticipate him to steer us, and he might be a risk to complete excessive in each meet on our schedule. Behind him, we’ll depend on Thomas Vo, Matt Porter, Erick Lara, and Mitchel Burr. These guys have a variety of expertise and we anticipate them to fill out the highest 5”
 
BOSTON UNIVERISITY TERRIERS
Head Coach: Jordan Carpenter (2nd season)
Letterwinners Returning/Misplaced: 7/0
All-League Returners: Matt Mason (2021 Second Crew), Marcel Aubry (2021 Second Crew), Kevin Murphy (2021 Second Crew)
 
Coach Jordan Carpenter on the Terriers…
“As we glance to construct off a historic spring monitor season and set up ourselves as one of many premier cross-country packages within the Northeast, we really feel that each squads might be positioned to compete for Patriot League titles.
 
On the boys’s facet, we return 4 All-Patriot League cross nation runners from 2021 (Matt Mason, Marcel Aubry, Kevin Murphy, and Foster Malleck) and have some distinction makers becoming a member of this system which we consider will place the Terriers to compete for our first Patriot League title in program historical past.”
 
Director of Cross Nation/Observe & Subject Gabe Sanders…
“Whereas graduating two of probably the most dynamic runners in BU historical past, Andrea Claeson  and Corinne Batsu, we return almost our complete roster that was simply 5 factors shy of a Patriot League title, in addition to a males’s squad that returns our complete high seven. Moreover, we additionally added among the best and deepest girls’s and males’s distance courses in years. This combination of veteran management and aspiring, gifted youth might be an explosive mixture for this season and years to return.”
 
BUCKNELL BISON
Head Coach: Kevin Donner (twenty second season)
Letterwinners Returning/Misplaced: 15
All-League Returners: None
 
Coach Donner on the Bison…
“Based mostly on the spring, in addition to our returning runners, this would possibly simply be our greatest males’s staff up to now 5-6 years. Being wholesome would be the key to our success, and our males should handle all of the little particulars which might be wanted to remain comparatively wholesome.  I consider the blokes are hungry and excited to coach and race at a a lot increased degree than the previous 2-3 years.”
 
COLGATE RAIDERS
Head Coach: Harlis Meaders (third season)
Letterwinners Returning/Misplaced: 7/3
All-League Returners: None
 
Coach Meaders on the Raiders…
“The lads’s staff seems to return the majority of their scoring roster and they are going to be joined by ten incoming freshmen to assist strengthen the squad. We’re excited in regards to the path this system is headed.”
 
HOLY CROSS CRUSADER
Head Coach: Stephanie Reilly (1st season)
Letterwinners Returning/Misplaced: 5/4
All-League Returners: None
 
Coach Reilly on the Crusaders…
“The lads’s cross nation staff might be led by a gaggle of 4 seniors, together with the highest finisher from final yr’s Patriot League Championship, Liam Christman. Fellow seniors Quentin Doggett, Kyle Vandermark, and Jack Welch add gifted expertise to our squad. I’m additionally wanting ahead to seeing the impression Sam Baker and Will Schimitsch may have on the staff with a yr of expertise behind them. Our aim as a staff is to be prepared for the Patriot League Championship in October.”
 
LAFAYETTE LEOPARDS
Head Coach: Michelle Curcio (ninth season)
Letterwinners Returning/Misplaced: 5/8
All-League Returners: Robert Oehrlein (2021 Second Crew)
 
Coach Michelle Curcio on the Leopards…
“We anticipate Bobby Oehrlein to contend for first-team all-League honors adopted by a mixture of upper-class and 1st Years. Emil Arangala and A.J. Sanford gained precious expertise final yr and we anticipate them to see huge enhancements. We now have a gifted group of first-years, however it’ll take a bit for them to regulate to collegiate cross nation and acquire expertise over an 8K. Staying wholesome would be the key.”
 
LEHIGH MOUTAIN HAWKS
Head Coach: Todd Etters (fifteenth season)
Letterwinners Returning/Misplaced: 5/3
All-League Returners: None
 
Coach Etters on the Mountain Hawks…
“We now have a really skilled senior class main our staff and expectations are excessive.  The depth and expertise of the groups within the Patriot League are at historic ranges. It’s a enjoyable time to be part of it and we stay up for seeing how we stack up towards the perfect.”
 
LOYOLA MARYLAND GREYHOUNDS
Head Coach: Amy Horst (eighth season)
Letterwinners Returning/Misplaced: 13/1
All-League Returners: None
 
Head Coach Amy Horst on the Greyhounds…
“We return an awesome group of our staff from 2021 after we had our greatest season in program historical past. The lads have been working steadily all through the spring after the excessive factors of cross nation 2021, and we’re desirous to rise to new challenges this yr, including within the IC4A cross nation championship earlier than the League championship for what we consider is the primary time.”
 
NAVY MIDSHIPMEN
Head Coach: Aaron Lanzel (fifth season)
Letterwinners Returning/Misplaced: 5/4
All-League Returners: Brett Brady (2021 First Crew), Sam Keeny (2021 First Crew), Garrison Clark (2021 First Crew)
 
Head Coach Aaron Lanzel on the Midshipmen…
“We absolutely anticipate everybody within the convention to be resetting their items on the chess board and strategizing a brand new yr with new plans and a few improved capabilities. We graduated some large rivals, and fortunately their gritty affect is flourishing in those that take up the id of the 2022 Navy Cross Nation Crew. Brett (Brady), Alex (Rizzo), and Garrison (Clark) wish to make a searing mark of their senior marketing campaign and profession for Navy. Sam (Keeny) made enormous enhancements with no indicators of slowing down for this yr, and there may be thrilling anticipation of which younger runners will ship the largest wallop of their newfound health. Definitely, Murphy Smith was on the cusp final yr as a freshman. They’re operating to win, realizing that this yr is a clear slate for everybody, and nothing could be taken with no consideration.”
 
ABOUT THE PATRIOT LEAGUE
The Patriot League is in its fourth decade of educational and athletic achievement, regularly demonstrating that student-athlete can excel at each lecturers and athletics with out sacrificing excessive requirements. The Patriot League’s athletic success is achieved whereas its member establishments stay dedicated to its founding precept of admitting and graduating student-athletes which might be academically consultant of their class. Participation in athletics at Patriot League establishments is considered as an vital element of a well-rounded training.
 

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