Location: Staten Island, NY
Coach: Jason Houghtailing (11-22)
Stadium: Walt Hameline Field at Wagner Stadium (Capacity: 4,000)
8th: New York
213th: Division I
2017 In A Sentence: It was a feast-or-famine year for the young Seahawks, who notched some impressive victories vs. Lehigh and Sacred Heart but nevertheless finished with a 4-7 record.
Biggest Shoes to Fill: The Seahawks will return a huge chunk of their players for 2018, but one strong pass-rushing senior, LB Matthieu Loiselle (7 tackles for loss, 3 sacks), graduated.
Key Player: RB Ryan Fulse was one of FCS’ low-key top rushers in the entire subdivision (1,306 yards, 12 TDs). A big-play type of back with some explosive speed, he needs to bring the heat each and every week with 20-25 carries. If he can, Wagner could definitely make a run at the NEC title.
Fearless Prediction: The Seahawks won’t be a team to be taken lightly in 2018. Two long trips to Syracuse (FBS) and Montana State might be a drain on the Seahawks, but if they can navigate that tough stretch in time for NEC play, they could make a run through the league.
Chuck has been writing about Lehigh football since the dawn of the internet, or perhaps it only seems like it. He’s executive editor of the College Sports Journal and has also written a book, The Rivalry: How Two Schools Started the Most Played College Football Series.
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