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Can Sacred Heart Repeat in Tri-State?

    

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Can Sacred Heart Repeat in Tri-State?

The Sacred Heart team won the conference in 2016.

The Tri-State Conference kicks off in two weeks and we could once again see a new champion. 

Two years ago RPI tok the conference, and while the Engineers made the playoffs this year, they weren't as strong and didn't quite pull off the repeat. Last fall, Sacred Heart rolled to a conference title, but, as with many teams, they have had to deal with some turnover.

William Paterson has to be itching to take them down, and the former DI team US Merchant Marina Academy, probably in its correct division now, will also challenge. But perhaps the team to watch closely is Siena, which finished 2nd to Sacred Heart in the Tri-State North. NJIT, which lost a playoff berth due to the use of an ineligible player, has some unfinished business. 

Sacred Heart lost 12 starters to graduation, but will be strong in their top 15. Prop Joe Cutrone is possible the best prop in the conference and will be the captain. Connor McCutcheon is excellent at fullback and No. 8 Jack Connelly is a strong athlete. Sacred Heart Head Coach Ray Peterson is very high on flyhalf Ellis Badger, who stepped into the #10 role to fill in for an injury, and blossomed.

 

"Overall, we'll challenge," said Peterson. "If we can stay healthy, especially in the key positions, we could win it again. But it will be tougher than last year."

 

 

Fall 2017 Tri-State Conference Schedule
Date        
9/10/2017 SUNY New Paltz at SUNY Oneonta Tri-State Central
9/10/2017 Bard at SUNY Maritime Tri-State Central
9/10/2017 Drew at Monroe Tri-State Central
9/10/2017 Hartwick at Vassar Tri-State Central
9/17/2017 Monroe at SUNY New Paltz Tri-State Central
9/17/2017 Vassar at SUNY Maritime Tri-State Central
9/17/2017 Hartwick at Hartwick Tri-State Central
9/17/2017 Drew at Bard Tri-State Central
9/24/2017 Bard at SUNY New Paltz Tri-State Central
9/24/2017 SUNY Oneonta at Drew Tri-State Central
9/24/2017 Hartwick at SUNY Maritime Tri-State Central
9/24/2017 Vassar at Monroe Tri-State Central
10/1/2017 SUNY New Paltz at Hartwick Tri-State Central
10/1/2017 Monroe at Bard Tri-State Central
10/1/2017 SUNY Maritime at SUNY Oneonta Tri-State Central
10/1/2017 Drew at Vassar Tri-State Central
10/8/2017 Bard at Vassar Tri-State Central
10/8/2017 SUNY Maritime at SUNY New Paltz Tri-State Central
10/8/2017 SUNY Oneonta at Monroe Tri-State Central
10/8/2017 Hartwick at Drew Tri-State Central
10/15/2017 Drew at SUNY New Paltz Tri-State Central
10/15/2017 Bard at Hartwick Tri-State Central
10/15/2017 Vassar at SUNY Oneonta Tri-State Central
10/15/2017 Monroe at SUNY Maritime Tri-State Central
9/23/2017 Hofstra at RPI Tri-State North
10/1/2017 RPI at Marist Tri-State North
10/7/2017 Hofstra at Union Tri-State North
10/7/2017 RPI at Siena Tri-State North
10/8/2017 Marist at Sacred Heart Tri-State North
10/14/2017 Marist at Union Tri-State North
10/15/2017 Sacred Heart at RPI Tri-State North
10/15/2017 Siena at Hofstra Tri-State North
10/22/2017 Sacred Heart at Sian Tri-State North
10/22/2017 Hofstra at Marist Tri-State North
9/10/2017 College of NJ at NJIT Tri-State South
9/10/2017 Seton Hall at USMMA Tri-State South
9/10/2017 Montclair State at Molloy Tri-State South
9/17/2017 Seton Hall at Montclair State Tri-State South
9/17/2017 NJIT at USMMA Tri-State South
9/17/2017 William Paterson at College of NJ Tri-State South
9/24/2017 Union at Sacred Heart Tri-State South
9/24/2017 Siena at Marist Tri-State South
9/24/2017 Montclair State at College of NJ Tri-State South
9/24/2017 Molloy at William Paterson Tri-State South
9/24/2017 NJIT at Seton Hall Tri-State South
9/30/2017 Union at Siena Tri-State South
10/1/2017 Sacred Heart at Hofstra Tri-State South
10/1/2017 USMMA at Molloy Tri-State South
10/1/2017 College of NJ at Seton Hall Tri-State South
10/1/2017 William Paterson at NJIT Tri-State South
10/8/2017 USMMA at William Paterson Tri-State South
10/8/2017 NJIT at Montclair State Tri-State South
10/8/2017 Molloy at Seton Hall Tri-State South
10/15/2017 Molloy at NJIT Tri-State South
10/15/2017 William Paterson at Montclair State Tri-State South
10/15/2017 USMMA at College of NJ Tri-State South
10/21/2017 Union at RPI Tri-State South
10/22/2017 Seton Hall at William Paterson Tri-State South
10/22/2017 College of NJ at Molloy Tri-State South
10/22/2017 Montclair State at USMMA Tri-State South