2012-13 SEASON PREVIEW Entering the 2012-13 season with a youthful lineup, Saint Joseph’s will look to mold a roster of six letterwinner and six newcomers into Atlantic 10 Championship contenders. Coming off a ninth-place finish at last year’s conference championship, the Hawks will count on the experience of juniors Mike Hartsough, Kyle Jeziorski and Tyler Kingsley and sophomores Connor Garrity, Tim Godshalk and Connor Hill to challenge for tournament crowns on a weekly basis. Joining the team as a walk on, Hartsough quickly established himself as a significant contributor for the Hawks. Playing in 10 rounds, he posted he posted his best finish of the year, recording a season-low 74 in the opening round of the A-10 Championship and finishing tied for 44th overall. Serving as team captain for the first time, Jeziorski has steadily improved each season. Playing predominantly in the fall last year, he posted a careerbest finish at the Navy Fall Invitational (tie for 49th) and followed with a 79.5 strokes-per-round average in the spring. Looking to compete in more events this year, Kingsley performed admirably in just two events last spring. Making the most of his opportunity, he finished second on the team, and 33rd overall at the at the Navy, and followed with a tie for 42nd at the A-10 Championship. The lone returning Hawk to compete in all 29 rounds last year, Garrity finished third on the team in strokes-per-round (79.8). Now as a sophomore, Garrity will be looked to continue his consistent play from his freshman year as he finished third or better on the team in eight of 11 tournaments. Combinging to play 33 rounds, Godshalk and Hill earned valuable experience during their freshman seasons. Placing fifth on the team in average (80.9 stroke-per-round), Godshalk competed in 16 rounds as a rookie last season and finished second on the team at two events. Playing 17 rounds, Hill had a season-best finish at the Navy Fall Invitational, tying for 63rd.
Junior Kyle Jeziorski will serve as Saint Joseph’s captain for the 2012-13 season.
Sophomore Connor Garrity, the lone returning Hawk to play in all 29 rounds last year, averaged 79.8 strokes-per-round as a rookie.
Adding talent and depth to the Hawks roster this season are newcomers sophomore John Leighton and freshmen Zach Bach, T.J. McNulty, Dan Myers, T.J. Summers and Brian Turley. Local high school standouts Bach and Myers were all-conference standouts at Central Regional High and West Chester Bayard Rustin, respectively, while Summers garnered Intelligencer Player of the Year accolades as a senior at Central Bucks West. A three-year letterwinner, McNulty comes to SJU after helping Boston College High School to three-straight MIAA sectional titles and garnering Catholic Conference All-Star recognition as a senior. The 2011 Harbor League Co-player of the Year, Turley begins his rookie season after helping Coronado High School to league championships as a junior and senior. Saint Joseph’s begins competition at the Navy Fall Invitational, and follows with a trip to the Joe Agee Invitational in Williamsburg, Virginia. The Hawks will then travel to Fort Myers, Florida to compete in the Cobra-Puma Invitational before capping the season with the Big 5 invitational and the Georgetown Hoya Invitational. The spring schedule opens with a competitive field at the C&F Bank Invitational, followed by a pair of local events. The Hawks begin play in April at he Villanova Wildcat Invitational and continue with the Lafayette Invitational and Princeton Invitational. Saint Joseph’s will get it final preparation for the conference championship in Annapolis, Maryland. At the Navy Spring Invitational, before heading to Coral Springs, Florida, for the Atlantic 10 Championship the last week of April. With one of the deepest rosters in recent years, Saint Joseph’s should be in contention on a weekly basis and is poised to challenge for the A-10 title.
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