Part II - How is the 2018 South Division Shaping up?

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With the Hustle roster ready to break this week let’s finish our look around the division to see how teams are shaping up. Bring on your bold predictions and hot takes to our comments!

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2017 Standings

·         Raleigh 13-2

·         Dallas 13-4

·         Cannons 10-5

·         Atlanta 5-9

·         Austin 4-10

·         Nashville 0-14

 

Jacksonville... Orlando.... Tampa Bay Cannons

Who’s back?

  • Bobby Ley (MVP Finalist)
  • Andrew Roney
  • Tyler Kunsa
  • Cole Sullivan
  • Jordan Huston
  • Tanner Repasky
  • Chris Gibson
  • Ryan Chard
  • Bradley Suentjens
  • Brandon Perales
  • Dustin Travaglini
  • Ryan Chard

Who’s not?

  • Coach Tuba Benson
  • Mischa Freystaetter
  • Jakeem Polk
  • Jeremey Langdon
  • Michael Fairley
  • Chris LaRocque
  • Andrew McKelvey
  • Travis Catron
  • CJ Clarke

Who is new?

  • Coach Andrew Roca UCF
  • Jack Barrow
  • Marquis Chapman

Question mark?

  • Nathan Vickroy......

 

Questions

How do you adapt your offense after losing Mischa Freystaetter? He has been the center piece of their team for years. His presence on the field influenced how all 7 players played defense.

Strong on handlers, who will score goals for the Cannons outside of Huston?

How do the Cannons handle losing 6 of their top 12 players by Plus-Minus?

How big of an impact did coach Benson play in managing the Cannon's personalities? What impact will coach Roca have at the helm?

Will Vickroy (and fan club) really jump ship to Tampa Bay? That's a lot of miles this summer. Or will he sit out the season to focus on his final GCSU DIII national championship run? What will happen when he plays against Josh Bush? Will they still throw to each other????

 

Nashville

Throwing shade on the NightWatch.  Are they living in the shadow of the NightShade?

All ultimate talk in Nashville has centered around the great work of new owner David Trett and others to create the leading pro women's team, Nashville NightShade. Their efforts have precipitated new teams in cities across the country. An independent Atlanta team called the Atlanta Soul is emerging as well. 

 

Who’s back?

  • Javier Ortiz
  • Tyler Conger
  • Zack Avello
  • Jake Wright
  • Mac McClellan
  • Cory Hardesty
  • John Carden
  • Xavier Payne

Who is new?

  • Paul Lally
  • Stephen Poulos
  • Devin Cox
  • Robert Bradham

Who's gone?

  • Jesse Shofner
  • Blake Waldron
  • Tom Radcliffe
  • Ethan Downs
  • Carter Rae
  • Patrick Dougherty
  • Danny On
  • Grant Waldron
  • Andy Barnhart
  • Ben Breault
  • Eric Sjostrom
  • Ray Davenport
  • Matt Gallin
  • Kyle Welch
  • Collin Grandon

 

Stay tuned for #HustleTwenty18...