2016 Team Preview – Northwestern Lehigh (11)
Head Coach: Josh Snyder (5th season 32-15)
Coaching Staff: DC – Scott Hippensteel, Line – Dave Kerschner, Ends – Rich Kulp, OLB – Josh Zimmerman, Rb’s – Ty Cunningham, ILB’s & Special Teams – Greg Mitchell
Team Name: Northwestern Lehigh Tigers
2015 Record: 9-3 (D-11 2A Runners up) JV Record 7-2
Key Starters Lost: Andrew Sorensen, Harry Hall, Dylan Snyder, Matt Shields, Dylan Lobach, Joseph Colucci, Brandon Schrader
Offensive Starters Returning: (3) Sr OL Jacob Ruch 6’ 240; Sr WR Trevor Cunningham; Sr OL Andrew Seyler;
Defensive Starters Returning: (3) Sr DB Trevor Cunningham; Sr OLB Tyler Foster; Sr DL James Felch;
Key Newcomers: Sr DB Ryan Hippensteel; SR, OL/DL, Evan Scholler; Sr DB/WR, Mathew Shetayh; Jr DB/QB, Phil Dangello; Jr OL/DL Cameron Sanchez; Jr TE/LB, Caleb Clymer; So RB/OLB, Anthony Colucci; So LB/RB, Tyler Lobach Fr QB Devin Bollinger
D1 (FBS & FCS) Prospects: Sr. WR/DB Trevor Cunningham, OL/DL James Felch
Defense: Tigers only return 3 starters from a year ago. There is a lot of experience in the secondary and the Tigers will look to find their identity on defense early on. As always it will be a priority to stop the run. James Felch figures to be an integral part of the D-line as well as Evan Scholler. They are a very aggressive group under DC Scott Hippensteel who love to run and swarm to the ball.
Offense: The Tigers have only 3 starters returning from a year ago, but have plenty of depth returning. Tyler Foster will be handed the task of trying to replace Harry Hall. Trevor Cunningham returns at WR and figures to be on of the best in the league at his position. Jacob Ruch is a three year starter at Tackle and will have to lead a fairly inexperienced Line. The biggest question mark will be who will emerge as the Tiger signal Caller.
Special Teams: Tigers lost to graduation 3 year Starter Brandon Miller at punter & kicker. There will open competition at those positions.
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