Midseason Auggie Predictions
Jackson Gerber, Staff Writer
Everyone loves predicting the future. It is difficult, but like most, I have gotten a few things right. I have also what some might consider too much confidence. These predictions will be brief and just enough to show I have paid attention to what’s going on around the Kennedy Center and Si Melby Hall.
Football: Losing the MIAC’s leading passer from last year to a season-ending injury would hurt any team, but especially 612 Football who rely heavily on the passing game. The Auggies will keep the Hammer in their rivalry against Hamline, but the team will remain winless until then. Final record will be 3-7.
Volleyball: The only blemishes on the schedule so far are against Cornell and St. Olaf were because of very inconsistent hitting. The Auggies will fall just short of a regular season title but will contend in the MIAC tournament.
Men’s Soccer: The boys are in tremendous form and are clicking on all cylinders, but can they continue this hot start? I think they will get into the MIAC tourney but get ousted in the first round.
Women’s Soccer: Injuries and lack of depth are testing the Auggies, but you can never count out a Mike Navarre-coached team. I think they will compete once again to get into the MIAC tourney but will get beat in the first two rounds.
Men’s Golf: These guys can shock the conference and place top three. Wouldn’t be surprised to see an individual winner as well.
Women’s Golf: Inexperience and youth will be the story of the women’s golf team this year. Could see some good individual play but not expecting much from the team.
Cross Country: The women could shock a few teams that are not paying the Auggie’s much attention. This writer will decline to comment on the men’s team, as I am a member of the squad.
This article first appeared in the Friday, September 28 edition of The Echo.