Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Looking Ahead

With spring football beginning next month, I pulled up the Dartmouth roster, updated players to their fall class, and deleted graduating seniors. What's left is the collection of players who could/should be here in the spring.

A few things to keep in mind:

Heights and weights have not been updated from last year's roster. With graduation making favorite numbers available some numbers will change. Classes were updated using find-and-replace and I think I caught most of the mistakes but likely missed a few. (Editor's note: Thanks for pointing out corrections.) While there well may be several players listed who don't return, all of these players should be eligible to play next fall as long as they are in good academic standing. Positions are per last year. There's one fifth-year senior included who has indicated he will be returning, but could be at least one more. All that said, caveat emptor.

OFFENSIVE LINE
Senior
50  – A.J. Dillione 6-0 270 West Chester, Pa. (Hun School)
72  – Sean Ronan 6-2 265 Boca Raton, Fla. (Boca Raton)
77  – Ben Spiritos 6-3 290 Olney, Md. (Landon)
67  – Scotty Whitmore 6-4 305 Spring, Texas (Klein Collins)
75  – William Guinee 6-3 265 Topsfield, Mass. (Malden Catholic)
Junior
76  – Brendan Johnson 6-4 270 Washington, D.C. (Gonzaga College HS)
58  – Niko Mamula 6-3 290 Carnegie, Pa. (Chartiers Valley)
78  – Joshua Clark 6-5 295 Bradenton, Fla. (Bradenton Christian)


63  – Jacob Flores 6-3 285 Arlington, Texas (Grace Prep)
Sophomore
68  – Zach Davis 6-6 295 Lake Havasu, Ariz. (Lake Havasu)
69  – Jack Friedman 6-3 290 Ellicott City, Md. (Howard)
73  – Mike Langman 6-5 275 Naperville, Ill. (Naperville North)
79  – Dave Morrison 6-3 280 Latham, N.Y. (Shaker)
71  – Garrett Strohmaier 6-1 250 Elk Grove, Calif. (Jesuit)

Tight End
Senior
40  – Garrett Schmidt 6-2 235 Galena, Ohio (Olentangy)
31  – Jvonte Brooks 6-4 225 Santee, Calif. (Foothills Christian/NMH)


98  – Pat Hand 6-3 235 Far Hills, N.J. (Lawrenceville School)
Junior
88  – Sam Laptad 6-4 230 Jenks, Okla. (Jenks)
42  – Jonathan Moran 6-4 235 Baltimore, Md. (Loyola Blakefield)
Sophomore
33  – Peter Eggert 6-4 235 Lake Forest, Calif. (Laguna Hills)
85  – Blake Orvis 6-3 230 Orlando, Fla. (Boone)

WIDE RECEIVER
Senior
86  – Jordan Aré 6-0 205 Houston, Texas (Alief Taylor)
4  – Dana Barbaro* 6-0 200 San Diego, Calif. (St. Augustine)
2  – Ryan McManus 5-11 195 Mendota Heights, Minn. (St. Thomas Academy)
16  – Bo Patterson 6-0 195 Charleston, S.C. (James Island Charter)
15  – Kirby Schoenthaler 5-10 200 Bartlesville, Okla. (Bartlesville)
89  – Charlie Storey 6-2 200 Essex, Mass. (Milton Academy
Junior
18  – Eric Oberg 6-1 195 Wellesley, Mass. (Belmont Hill)
18  – Victor Williams 5-8 170 Muskogee, Okla. (Muskogee)
13  – Daniel Gorman 6-4 195 Etna, N.H. (Hanover)


6  – Kevin Muzzi 5-11 175 Greenville, Miss. (St. Joseph HS)
Sophomore
82  – Houston Brown 6-1 165 The Woodlands, Texas (The Woodlands)
81  – Jon Marc Carrier 5-8 160 Lutz, Fla. (Steinbrenner)
84  – Joseph Cook 6-5 190 Monrovia, Calif. (Bishop Amat)
35  – Chris Warren 6-0 185 The Woodlands, Texas (The Woodlands)

QUARTERBACK
Senior
14  – Alex Park 6-1 205 Upper St. Clair, Pa. (Upper St. Clair)
Junior
17  – Ernest Evans 6-3 210 Jr. Houston, Texas (Second Baptist)
19  – Thomas Militello 6-2 180 St. Louis, Mo. (Mary Institute Country Day)
10  – Dalyn Williams 6-0 205 Corinth, Texas (Lake Dallas)
Sophomore
13  – Jonathan DiBiaso 6-1 195 Everett, Mass. (Everett/Phillips Exeter)

RUNNING BACK
Senior
26  – Marc Sasso 5-9 200 Palos Verde Estates, Calif. (Palos Verdes)
Junior
22  – Kyle Bramble 5-10 200 Floyds Knobs, Ind. (Floyd Central)
5  – Brian Grove 5-8 195 West Palm Beach, Fla. (Kings Academy)
Sophomore
30  – Abrm McQuarters 5-11 190 Tulsa, Okla. (Cascia Hall Prep)
21  – Jacob Siwicki 6-0 210 Gambrills, Md. (DeMatha Catholic/Northfield Mt. Hermon)

DEFENSIVE LINE/END
Senior
70  – Keith Hamren 6-0 250 Sugar Land, Texas (Clements)
95  – Jeff Winthrop 6-3 270 Roxbury, Conn. (St. Paul's School)
92  – Evan Chrustic 6-4 285 Andover, N.J. (Newton)

90  – Corbin Stall 6-2 235 Broken Arrow, Okla. (Tulsa Union)
Junior
52  – Cody Fulleton 6-2 250 Seattle, Wash. (O'Dea)
99  – A.J. Zuttah 6-0 285 Edison, N.J. (Cheshire Academy (Conn.))
57  – Sawyer Whalen 6-3 230 Woodinville, Wash. (Woodinville)
97  – Jake Young 6-2 255 Avon Lake, Ohio (Avon Lake)
Sophomore
74  – Paul Gudmundsson 6-2 250 Dallas, Texas (St. Mark's School)
62  – Zach Husain 6-2 260 Evanston, Ill. (Evanston Township)
60  – Michael Warren 6-3 275 Maple Grove, Minn. (Providence Academy)
94  – Brandon Cooper 6-1 270 Grand Prairie, Texas (South Grand Prairie)
91  – Jeremiah Douchee 6-4 235 Chicago, Ill. (Hales Franciscan)
61  – Zach Shank 6-3 250 Powell, Ohio (Olentangy Liberty)

LINEBACKER
Senior
53  – Tyler Stout 6-0 225 Los Altos Hills, Calif. (Los Altos)
48  – Benjamin Ticknor 6-0 210 Concord, Mass. (Milton Academy)
42  – Eric Wickham 6-1 230 Richmond Hill, Ga. (Savannah Christian)
Junior
44  – Will McNamara 6-0 225 Chicago, Ill. (St. Rita)
56  – Bennett Goff 6-2 210 Middleton, Wis. (Middleton)
30  – Zach Slafsky 6-1 230 Boca Raton, Fla. (American Heritage Delray)
Sophomore
59  – Brian Fordon 6-2 205 Frankfort, Ill. (Providence Catholic)
55  – Alex McCrory 6-0 235 Springfield, Ohio (Shawnee)
54  – Folarin Orimolade 5-10 230 Burtonsville, Md. (Blake)

CORNER/SAFETY
Senior
9  – Stephen Dazzo 6-0 225 Arlington Heights, Ill. (Prospect)
7  – Troy Donahue 6-0 205 Greenwood Village, Colo. (Mullen)
32  – Cody Patch 5-9 195 Lebanon, N.H. (Lebanon)
Junior
23  – K.J. Booze 5-6 160 Spiro, Okla. (Spiro)
6  – Chai Reece 5-10 175 Playa del Ray, Calif. (Loomis Chaffee)
37  – Jordan Greenwood 5-10 175 Orange, Calif. (Lutheran)
27  – Vernon Harris 6-1 195 Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (St. Thomas Aquinas)
41  – David Caldwell 6-1 200 Charlotte, N.C. (Groton School (Mass.)
31  – Paddy Clancy 5-10 170 Mendota Heights, Minn. (St. Thomas Academy)
49  – Frankie Hernandez 5-9 190 Miami, Fla. (Belen Jesuit)
20  – Will Konstant 6-2 215 LaGrange, Ill. (Lyons Township)


35  – Josh Winslow 5-10 195 Houston, Texas (Loomis Chaffee (Conn.))
Sophomore
22  – Chris Aguemon 5-7 170 Leesburg, Va. (Heritage)


34  – Danny McManus 5-8 175 Mendota Heights, Minn. (St. Thomas Academy)
38  – Charlie Miller 5-10 175 Shoreview, Minn. (Totino Grace)
26  – Darius George 6-0 180 Waterhill, Fla. (Cardinal Gibbons)
47  – Lucas Bavaro 6-0 190 Boxford, Mass. (St. John's Prep)

SPECIALISTS
Senior
39  – Riley Lyons K/P 5-9 185 Roswell, Ga. (Blessed Trinity)
Sophomore
46  – Alex Gakenheimer K 6-1 185 Charlotte, N.C. (Charlotte Country Day)
90  – John Katzman K/P 5-10 160 Menlo, Calif. (Menlo School)
45  – Ben Kepley P 6-1 180 Charlotte, N.C. (Charlotte Country Day)
31  – Graydon Peterson LS 5-11 215 Whitefish Bay, Wis. (Whitefish Bay)

* Fifth-year senior
Given well-publicized problems stemming from his numerous concussions, I found it interesting when it was announced that former Brown wide receiver and NFL special teams all-pro Sean Morey accepted the position as sprint football coach at Princeton. Morey addressed the issue in a  New Jersey.com story this week. He's quoted this way:
“Am I conflicted? Yes. I know all too well the possibilities of what certain injuries can do to you. I have to be acutely aware of the risks and what my role is as a coach, and I feel as a coach I want to educate my players.
“I want to empower them. I want to modify practices in the way we play the game to minimize and mitigate the risks, make sure players are honest with the doctors and the doctors are being vigilant in terms of keeping an eye on the field and identifying injuries when they occur, so they can manage them properly.

It was a brisk 5-below this morning up on the mountain. Can spring be far behind?

Um, apparently.