Yes that team was good but very young. It's hard to get a bid at the 18's level with the youth they had starting. Has this been done before?
To be fair, Gerwig and Salmons rarely played. I wouldn't be surprised if those two get left off the 18-1 team this year.
By the end of Mikesch's high school career, he will be on the very short list of great liberos Ohio has produced. I think he is the only surefire upgrade that Vanguard gets from the players who played on 18 last year
VbdadOH, you seem to be more in the know with Vanguard then myself. Here would be my starting lineup for the Vanguard 18 team. Thoughts?
They should definitely run a 5-1 IMO
OH2 Bowling, Brinkerhoff, Woodson, Gerwig
OPP Bowling, Brinkerhoff
Think Woodson acts as a DS if he isn't a starting outside
The bold ones are who I would start, but the other options are solid if a player is struggling
Pung from Cincinnati St Xavier is switching up to Vanguard? How come Topp isn't playing? I thought it was between him and Szwabinsky for the best player on Vanguard 17 team last year
Sounds like Pung playing for Vanguard is finalized then?
Solid looking team, some talented, but inconsistent players. Comparing to last years Vanguard 18 team, I would say they are slightly better.
Cowen-Szwabinsky: Cowen runs better offense, but Szwabinsky has tons of potential. Gap between them is not very large
OH - Edge last year. Clarke was the go to last year, and in my opinion heads above any other outside on this years team. The second outside I would give the advantage to this years team
MH - This years team has a huge edge. Moldovan with another year of experience, with whichever other middle will surely be an upgrade
OPP - Toss-up
L - Mikesch 2016 vs Mikesch 2017
Will anyone in Ohio challenge them this year?
OH- Bowles and either Koenig or KlusmanI believe Chenoweth (sp?) was the #1 setter for Attack in winter. Don't think he played in the summer though. This would be my guess for the Attack top team at 18s
L Huber/Egan or the kid from Puerto Rico who was on 17-1 last year
A lot of positions up in the air for this group