2015 Team Preview – Notre Dame (11)
Team Name: Notre Dame – Green Pond Crusaders
2014 Record: 0-10 (0-10 Colonial League)
Key Starters Lost: Trey Watson, Kyle Arrington, Mike Peapos, Tanner Stout, Chris Snyder, Josh Holloway
Offensive Starters Returning: (10) Sr., QB Tre Jordan, 6-1, 190 (*transfer), Sr., WR Aaron Weller, 5-9, 155 (*transfer), Jr., WR Jon Moran, 6-0, 165 (*transfer), Sr., WR Nick Basenese, 5-8, 175, Jr., WR/RB Mitch Daniel, 5-6, 155, Jr., RB Jalen Simpson, 5-10, 160 (*transfer), Sr., OL Eddie Ferreira, 6-2, 245, Sr., OL Robert Schippers, 5-11, 200 (*transfer), Sr., OL Sean Stackhouse, 6-3, 275, Jr., OL Matt DeBerardinis, 6-1, 260
Defensive Starters Returning: (8) Sr., DB Aaron Weller, 5-9, 155 (*transfer), Sr., DB Nick Basenese, 5-8, 175, Jr., DB Jalen Simpson, 5-10, 160 (*transfer), Sr., DL Eddie Ferreira, 6-2, 245, Sr., DL Julian Wismer, 6-0, 225, Sr., DL Cody Georges, 6-4, 275, Sr., LB Matt Ledner, 5-11, 165 (*transfer), Jr., LB Christian Candelaria, 5-8, 185 (*transfer)
Key Newcomers & Impact Players: So., LB Sam Viera, 6-0, 205, Jr., LB Jack Nesbitt, 6-1, 175, Sr., DL Max Birkhahn, 6-5, 320, Jr., WR/DB Austin Kaulius 6-0, 170, Jr., WR/DB Timmy Constantino, 5-9, 160, Jr., LB Derek McFarland, 5-9, 160, So., OL/DL Mike DeGaetano, 5-10, 200, Sr., DL-LB, Andrew Tichy, 6-0, 195 (*transfer), Jr., DL Jonas Pierre, 6-0, 260, Sr., DL, Taino Gonzalez, 6-0, 245 (*transfer), Sr., OL Antoine Bassil, 6-2, 285, Sr., K/P, Kevin Dadio, 6-0, 175, Sr., K, Brett Nesfeder
D1 (FBS & FCS) Prospects: Sr., QB, Tre Jordan, Sr., WR Aaron Weller, Sr., OL Sean Stackhouse, Sr., OL/DL Eddie Ferriera, Sr., DL Cody Georges, K Brett Nesfeder
Key Stats: Sr., QB Tre Jordan threw for a District XI leading 2,963 yards & 35 TDs for Pius X last season. Sr., WR, Aaron Weller ranked 10th in District XI for receptions (35), 11th for receiving yards (711) & 6th for receiving TDs (9) for Pius X. Jr., WR Jon Moran ranked 22nd in District XI for receiving yards (509) for Pius X. Sr., LB, Matt Ledner had 94 total tackles last season for Pius X. Sr., DB, Nick Basenese had 4 interceptions on defense. Jr., RB Jalen Simpson scored 10 TDs rushing & Jr., Jon Moran added 5 TDs receiving + 4 Interceptions on defense for Pius X. Jr., LB Christian Candelaria had 72 total tackles for Pius X. Sr., LB, Andrew Tichy added 60 total tackles for Pius X.
2015 Outlook: Bringing two groups together as one for this upcoming season. The close of Pius X HS is bringing players and coaches from a very successful 2014 Pius X District Championship team to NDGP.
Defensively we want to have an aggressive style of play including creating turnovers + outplaying and outworking other teams.
Offensively we will look to be consistent and score a bunch of points by utilizing team speed and athleticism.
Overall we want to keep the right mindset & attitude approaching the season and our goals.
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