Team photo from left:
Row 1: Jacob Keller, Mike Smith, Andy Crowe, Nathan Tembo, Andy Fisher, Skylar Fleshman, Alex Gutierrez, Jonathan Winters
Row 2: Jackson Stewart, David Espen, Ryan Emans, Trent Wisecup, Ricky Riggs, T.J. Jacobs, Matt Kneesi, Cam Carsey, Aaron Donaldson
Row 3: Mike Koldan, Nathan Kisor, Nathan Ray, Hogan Pash, Steve Speck, Parker Schaible, Nathan Morlock, Noah Wagner, Ryan Motsinger, Mason Cordes
Row 4: Brandon Higley, Gavin Ingram, Manny Carrillo, Matt Galliger, Tevon Martinez, Richard Burbey, Eric Allen, Spencer Schultz, Gavin Winters
Row 5: Seth Snyder, Isaiah Stephens, Jacob Kielmeyer, Matt Kampf, Guiermo Gonzales, Nathan Meyer, Brock Powers, Elijah Richardson, Zach Keller
Row 6: Konnor Fintel, Noah Nietz, Jimmy Smith, Brayden Leffel, Bryce Hughes, Jackson Hollister, Jeremiah Lerch, Mike Schultz, Chase Patton, Josh Riggs, Jeremy Christoff
Row 7: Austen Payne, Evan Wilhelm, Conner Ashman, Pierce Walker, Brett Griffin, Noah Cotterman, Noah Cook, Max Clement, Spencer Schaible
ABOUT THE TEAM:
Coach: Scott Seeliger, first year
Last season: 3-7, 1-6 NLL
Returning letter winners: 6
Returning starters: Offense 4, defense 4
Schemes: Pro Style/4-4
Top players: Senior T.J. Jacobs, 6-0, 240, OL-DL. Junior Ryan Emans ,6-0, 175, WR-DB. Sophomore Manny Carrillo, 6-2, 215, OL-LB.
Outlook: Seeliger, a former assistant coach at Bowling Green State University and Wisconsin, succeeds Steve Aungst, who resigned after three seasons with a record of 11-19.
Seeliger's previous experience as a head coach was at Sauk Prairie High School in Wisconsin from 1973-76 where he compiled a 28-7 record.
Among 70 players, 14 are seniors. But Seeliger said he has just three proven players, and is taking a wait-and-see approach with the others.
Emans led the NLL in receiving yardage with 43 catches for 801 (18.6 per catch) to earn All-NLL first team. Jacobs was named to the all-league second team on defense.
Seeliger said one attribute his team is sure to have is good conditioning. But possible lack of size, speed, and depth are concerns, according to Seeliger.
“Our players are in great condition and that will help us in the fourth quarter,” Seeliger said. “Lacking overall size and speed, to be successful we must have a total team effort on both sides of the ball. Execution will be the key to our season.”
BOWLING GREEN SCHEDULE
Aug. 30-at Rossford
Sep. 13-at Otsego
Oct. 4-at Anthony Wayne
Oct. 11-at Northview
Nov. 1-at Napoleon