By Luke Christiansen
About the Knights
Southern Virginia is in its second year as a provisional NCAA program, and in its first season of Capital Athletic Conference play. The Knights face Christopher Newport on the heels of a 29-2 defeat at the hands of No. 4 Salisbury.
Freshman Nash Wilkey leads Southern Virginia with 16 goals, while fellow freshman Mike Bangerter leads the team with five assists. Goalkeeper Tyler Cox has compiled 157 saves in eleven starts for the Knights. Senior Thomas Canady and freshman Derek Purvis leads the team on defense.
About the Captains
Christopher Newport (9-4) is lead by fourth-year head coach Todd Boward, and is in the midst of the most successful season in program history. The Captains notched the upset of the year with an 8-7 overtime win over CAC foe No. 4 Salisbury a few weeks ago. Boward also led CNU to its first NCAA tournament appearance in 2013.
Senior Aaron Chrzaszcz leads the Captains with 22 goals on the season. Senior Adam Abbate leads Christopher Newport with 12 assists, while freshman goalkeeper Matt Hayden leads the team with 111 saves on the season.