The biggest news was the announcement of these six student athletes being named Captains for the upcoming 2016 season:
A solid mix of offensive and defensive stalwarts, each Captain is a rising SR, save for JR QB Shane Sweeney. Cragg's update included the following overview of these great Statesmen by saying:
"Patrick O’Connell – Senior offensive lineman from Walkersville, Md. Pat is a three-year letterman and two-time All-Liberty League selection. An economics major, he is also a CoSIDA Academic All-District selection.
Nick Testani – Senior offensive lineman from Pittsford, N.Y. Nick is a three-year letterman and a first team All-Liberty League selection in 2015. He is an international studies major and a two-time member of the Liberty League All-Academic Team.
Shane Sweeney – Junior quarterback from Geneva, N.Y. Shane led the Liberty League in passing efficiency (148.3) and set a Hobart single game record with six touchdown passes against Rochester during the last week of the season. He is an American studies major and psychology minor.
Matt Cragg – Senior free safety from Corry, Pa. Matt is a three-year letterman and two-year starter. He is the quarterback of our defense and a key contributor on special teams.
James Hedger – Senior defensive end from Rochester, N.Y. He is a three-year letterman and a two-year starter. James had his best year as a Statesman in 2015 with 2.5 sacks and 3.5 TFL. He is a tireless worker who constantly motivates those around him.
Marcus Jemison – Senior outside linebacker from Nyack, N.Y. Marcus is a two-time D3football.com All-East selection and a two-time first team All-Liberty League selection. He is a dynamic playmaker who contributes in all aspects of the game. He performed extremely well in his junior combine for several professional scouts this spring."
Coach also recapped the Spring game which ended in a 21-21 tie and was ultimately decided by a game of paintball (the defense won).
In other news, Hobart Football hopes you will help them win the "Day of Donors" on Monday, May 23. You can learn about this contest, hosted by the HWS Athletic Departments and Associations, by clicking this link.
The key to winning the contest isn't the amount of money raised but the number of donors so make sure you call and help out!
Thanks again for reading and go 'Bart!