Season Recap: Hartford

Photo Credit: Hartford Athletics

The Hartford Hawks had a pretty disappointing season as they finished 3-10 overall and 0-5 in conference. This is a Hartford program that has really seemed to drop off since going to the NCAA tournament in 2016.
They haven't had a winning season since. Many games that the Hawks lost they actually really competed in and lost close. They just never seemed to be able to get over the hump this season, especially in conference.

Despite the loses the Hawks were about average in almost every statistical category this season. They went converted 20-47 man-up opportunities, which is .429 percent. In the clearing game they went 188-219 which is pretty good. They did have some struggles in other areas such as shooting and sharing the sugar. Their shooting percentage was .309 percentage and they dished out 77 assist overall on the season. The Hawks will most certainly want to improve their offense and up their play overall.

2018 Schedule

Date
Game
Final 
2/17
@ St. John’s
L 12-14
2/24
vs Bryant
L 10-15
2/27
@ Fairfield
W 16-11
3/3
@ Harvard
L 10-14
3/10
@ Sacred Heart
W 11-10
3/17
@ UMass
L 13-17
3/20
vs Quinnipiac
W 12-8
3/24
@ Stony Brook*
L 8-10
3/31
vs Vermont*
L 7-11
4/7
vs Binghamton*
L 10-14
4/14
@ UMass Lowell*
L 12-10
4/21
@ UMBC*
L 3-8
4/28
vs Albany*
L 6-16
(*) = America East




Whats Next?

Hartford will lose 11 seniors that include some very key players that put up a ton of points. Also, they will be losing their starting goalie. Even though they lose a lot they still have a lot of youth as well that they can develop. That is a good sign for any team losing that many upperclassmen.

Departing Seniors

Number
Player
Position
Games Played
Points
Goals
Assist
Ground Balls
Caused Turnovers
Faceoffs
#15
Griffin Feiner
Midfield
13
57
38
19
22
3

#21
Justin Huggins
Attack
13
31
32
6
9
1

#25
Rion Davison
Midfield
13
35
16
19
21
2

#19
Trevor O’Brein
Midfield
13
13
7
6
7
0

#2
Will Dulin
Attack
13
7
3
4
6
0

#4
Dylan Protesto
Midfield (FO)
13
1
1
0
94
0
173-275
#6
Brian Dailey
Midfield
13
0
0
o
7
5

#10
Spencer Andrews
Midfield
1
0
0
0
0
0

#31
Sam Bianco
Defense
1
0
0
0
0
0

#34
Brendan Gates
Defense
13
0
0
0
30
14

Number
Player
Position
Games Played
SV
SV %
GA
Ground Balls


#28
Ryan Vanderford
Goalie
12
123
0.468
140
21




Key Returners

Number
Player
Position
Games Played
Points
Goals
Assist
Ground Balls
Caused Turnovers
Faceoffs
#1
Dylan Jinks

13
30
18
12
8
4

#44
Alex Smith

13
12
7
5
17
3

#37
Claude Bradshaw

13
0
0

16
5

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