Chapman University: 2013 Season Outlook

Coach Dallas Hartley of Chapman University stops by the MCLA Fan office for a quick rundown on what to expect from the Panthers during the 2013 season.

Dallas Hartley, the head men’s lacrosse coach at Chapman University, stops by the MCLA Fan office for a quick rundown on what to expect from the Panthers during the 2013 season. Chapman competes in the Southwest Lacrosse Conference at the MCLA Division 1 level. Keep up to date with the Chapman Lax homepage.

What are 3 words that describe your team this year?
Experienced, Hungry, Excited
How many players tried out for the team this year?
Roster size by position
– Attack: 9
– Midfielders: 17
– Defenders: 12
– Goalies: 4
Roster size by year in school
– Freshmen: 12
– Sophomores: 11
– Juniors: 13
– Seniors: 6
Where do the majority of your players come from?
24 from CA, Others from CO, OR, WA, ID, AZ, PA, OH, MO, CT, RI, NJ, TX
Team Captains
Zach Nichelman – Jr. Defense 1st team all SLC as Soph De La Salle H.S. CAHap Knowles– Sr. LSM 3rd team all MCLA LSM as Jr. Torrey Pines H.S. CASammy Cemo – Jr. Midfield Vocal Leader and Ultiimate Team Player Jesuit H.S. Sacramento CA
Can you tell us a little about your team’s goals for the upcoming season?
We have a relatively small Sr. class but it is very strong. We need to replace 2 starting Attackmen, 1 starting Mid, starting LSM, and 1 starting Defenseman. The team chemistry in the Fall was very strong and we return some very strong players at every position. Our goal is to get better every game and play great team ball on both sides of the field.
What’s one thing you’re most excited about?
We’re excited to see players step up and take over roles that were filled by a great graduating class. We have a tough schedule that we play 8 of the top 10 preseason MCLA teams.
Who will be the toughest teams to play in your conference this year? Why?
SLC North – UCSB Great rivalry game and return a talented core.
Are there any other MCLA programs that you would compare yours to?
One of a kind in the MCLA. Perennial top team as a 6,000 student private school.

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