Friday, May 13, 2011

Waynesburg Season Wrap-up | Jackets Hit Rough Patch in Conference Play



I haven’t mentioned Waynesburg (our Team B) since January (whoops), and at that time, they were “hanging in there” with a 5-8 record.

After that post, the Yellow Jackets ran into a little bit of trouble and suffered through a 1-12 finish, with the lone win coming against Geneva (who was actually a pretty good team). Even though the 6-20 (2-12) record doesn’t look that great on paper, it should be considered an improvement over how the team finished in 2009-10 (2-22, 0-12). Here’s what I said coming into the season:

I'll say six wins. Why? I'm not sure, but I think they'll be better. There's still a long way to go before this team can be considered good (or even average), but I have faith that Christner will get them on the right track. Six wins seems to me like it would be decent improvement.

Please join me in patting myself on my back for a “correct” prediction.

But seriously, Waynesburg made some strides in the W-L column, but they also improved according to the Massey Ratings. The Jackets finished the ’09-10 season ranked #396 in Division III with a -1.405 rating. After this season, their ranking climbed 41 spots to #355, and their numerical rating jumped to -.763.

Not numbers we would care to see out of our Calvin program, but they represent year over year improvement from Waynesburg. This was a program that was at the back of the back a year ago, so they have a long way to come.

The good news is that the Presidents’ Athletic Conference doesn’t contain any programs that can be thought of as a traditional power (like a Calvin or a Hope), so Waynesburg probably has a better chance of building a winning team than, say, Alma does. We’ll keep our eyes open.

All in favor of renewing Waynesburg as our FFTMAG Team B for another season say “aye”.

3 comments:

  1. I'm ok with leaving Waynesburg as our Team B if we can adopt Haverford as our Team C.

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  3. Thanks for the update, and congratulations on the correct prediction. GOOD LUCK TO WAYNESBURG NEXT YEAR!!!!!!!!!

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