2000 Season Preview

After winning a school-record 11 games last season, the Cardinals are looking to break that record and compete for the 2000 CAC Championship.

"While the 1999 season marked the end of some great careers, the fall brings forth the dawn of higher expectations for the underclassmen," Coach Scott Racek said. "The freshmen and sophomores will have to rise to the occasion like many of them did last year."

CUA returns nine starters and eight additional letterwinners from last year. Senior captain Pat Heenan and junior captain Pat Hanley anchor a midfield that should give opposing teams problems. Junior forwards Gregg McGuirl, who led the Cardinals with 18 points on seven goals and four assists, and Jason Arce (17 points on eight goals and one assist) give CUA a strong 1-2 scoring punch.

A trio of sophomores, Adam Kuemmel, David Pires and Michael Corrigan, return on defense to a club that posted two shutouts on the road in 1999. Coach Racek, who has added much-needed depth this year, expects his freshmen to compete for significant playing time.

Sophomore Corey Wright (.812 save percentage) and junior Todd Magin (.737 save percentage) both played significant minutes in goal last year and are expected to wage a fierce battle for the starting position.

The 2000 schedule brings some new competition mixed with traditional rivals. CAC rivalries with St. Mary's (Md.), Salisbury State and Mary Washington have brought out the best in both teams. Non-conference opponents include Washington & Lee, Averett and Washington College.

2000 Results (4-13-2, 2-5)

Date

Opponent

Result

Notable

Sept. 2

Swarthmore @

L, 1-0

 

Sept. 3

Widener @

L, 3-1

Heenan G

Sept. 7

at Gallaudet *

W, 2-1

Koster, McGuirl G; Heenan, Smith A

Sept. 9

at Washington & Lee 

L, 2-1 (2 OT)

Heenan G

Sept. 10

Alvernia 

L, 1-0

Wright 4 saves

Sept. 21

at Marymount *

L, 1-0

Magin 7 saves

Sept. 23

Averett 

T, 0-0

Magin 8 saves

Sept. 24

Lincoln 

W, 4-0

Rigney, 2 G, Heenan G, Golino G

Sept. 27

at St. Mary's (Md.) *

L, 3-1

Heenan G; Magin 12 saves

Oct. 1

at York (Pa.) *

L, 2-0

Magin 12 saves

Oct. 4

Washington College

L, 1-0

Magin 4 saves

Oct. 12

at Mary Washington *

L, 2-0

Magin 9 saves

Oct. 14

at Cabrini 

L, 2-1

Rigney G; Magin 5 saves

Oct. 17

Salisbury State *

L, 3-0

Magin 12 saves

Oct. 19

at Villa Julie

L, 1-0

Magin 6 saves

Oct. 21

Goucher *

W, 4-1

McGuirl, Rigney, Koster, Arce goals

Oct. 24

Neumann 

W, 4-1

Heenan 2 goals; McGuirl 1G, 1A

Oct. 25

Wesley 

T, 1-1

Kilner goal; Wright 8 saves

Oct. 30

at York (Pa.) %

L, 5-0

Magin 8 saves

* Conference game
@ Swarthmore Tournament
% CAC Tournament
Home matches in bold

2000 Roster

No. Name Yr. Pos. Hometown/High School
-- Todd Magin Jr. G Fredericksburg, Va./Courtland
-- Corey Wright So. G Rockville, Md./Churchill
2 Pat Kilner Sr. F Silver Spring, Md./The Heights School
3 Michael Corrigan So. D/M Salisbury, Md./Bennett
5 Robert Brouses Sr. M Delran, N.J./Delran
6 Jon Jezyk Jr. D Wilmington, Del./Salesianum
7 Pat Heenan Sr. M Philadelphia, Pa./St. Joseph's Prep
9 Pat Koster Jr. M Laurel, Md./Gonzaga
10 Jason Arce Jr. F Clifton, Va./Paul VI
11 Patrick Hennessy Fr. M Poolesville, Md./Poolesville
13 Gregg McGuirl Jr. F Iselin, N.J./JFK Memorial
14 Pat Hanley Jr. M Wilmington, Del./Salesianum
15 Adam Kuemmel So. D Sound Beach, N.Y./Miller Place
16 Colin Burke So. M Philadelphia, Pa./Archbishop Ryan
17 Keith Cappo So. D Philadelphia, Pa./William Penn Charter
18 Andrew D'Agostino Fr. F Lynn, Mass./St. Mary's
22 Bryan Bennett Fr. M Glen Ridge, N.J./Glen Ridge
23 Mac Smith Fr. F Biloxi, Miss./
24 Gray Skinner Fr. M Acworth, N.H./Fall Mountain
25 Chris Golino So. M Sterling, Va./Paul VI
27 Mark Rigney So. D/M Newark, Del./Newark

Head Coach: Scott Racek (4th year)
Assistant Coaches: Jonathan Gross, Ryan Kelly

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