CBC Mad River Preseason Preview

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Posted On: 10/23/17 8:35 PM

There are plenty of talented teams in the CBC Mad River division and a good amount of talented players back as well. Plenty of guys can play at the D2/D3 level in college one day. A few teams could surprise you this upcoming season and come March a few of them may even make a deep tournament run.

 

Benjamin Logan– 9-14 was the best Ben Logan could do last year, and this year could be a similar result. Only 2 of their top 6 scorers return but of the two, at least Grant Ward (2018) is one of them. The Raiders will need more time to develop and need another guy to step up and help with the scoring for Ben Logan to be competitive.

 

Graham– The Falcons showed great improvement from 2016 reaching double digit win totals. This season could be even better. 5 of the Falcons top 6 players return making them one of the most experienced teams in the CBC. Losing Andrew Ford will be difficult, but Matt Goddard (2018) gives them hope for a very successful season.

 

Indian Lake– The Lakers went 12-10 last year and have plenty of reasons to be excited for 2017-18. Colin Coburn (2018) and Kale Shoffner (2018) are the top returning players and with their combined average of 30+ points per game makes the Lakers a very talented offensive team. If the two can stay competitive in CBC play, the Lakers can easily compete with Urbana for a conference title.

 

Northwestern– The Warriors were Mad River division winners one year ago and will compete again for a title this season as well. Evan Noffke (2019) is the top returning player and will look to fill the hole left by Kurt Waters. Jalan Minney (2020) is a dark horse that could be a superstar down the road.

 

Urbana– Last year’s Urbana squad finished 15-10 with a 10-3 record in the CBC. 2 of their top players return this year and make Urbana an early favorite in the CBC. Levi Boettcher (2018) is a big time scorer with lots of potential and will compete for Player of the Year.

 

Predictions

 

  1. Urbana– Boettcher and Underwood may be the best duo in the conference.

 

  1. Indian Lake– Coburn and Shoffner can score well, but can they defend as well?

 

  1. Northwestern– Noffke and the rest of the Warriors will try and repeat as champs, but may be difficult with the amount of talent at Urbana and IL.

 

  1. Graham– A lot of returning players return, but none that are proven scorers.

 

  1. Benjamin Logan– Too many players are gone and Ward can’t do it all by himself.