New Haven Ranked No. 18 in Compughter Ratings Division II Preseason Rankings
For Immediate Release
July 25, 2012
South Easton, Mass. – The University of New Haven football program has been ranked No. 18 by CompughterRatings.com in the site's Division II football national preseason rankings for the upcoming season.
The Chargers (11-2, 8-0 NE-10), who did not lose a contest in Northeast-10 Conference play a year ago, advanced all the way to the national quarterfinals before falling to Winston-Salem State University, 27-7.
New Haven returns quarterback and Northeast-10 Offensive Player of the Year Ryan Osiecki (pictured) for his senior season in 2012 after propelling the Chargers to 40.2 points per contest a year ago. The University of Louisville transfer threw for 3,336 yards with 36 touchdowns to just 12 interceptions, had a completion percentage of 65.7 percent and also ran for eight scores.
In all, New Haven had 17 players receive All-Conference honors a year ago, while head coach Peter Rossomando has been named the Northeast-10 Coach of the Year in each of the past two seasons.
The Chargers will open their season on Saturday, September 1 when they host Merrimack College before traveling to Raleigh, N.C. the following week to take on Saint Augustine's College.
Southern Connecticut State University (7-3, 6-2 NE-10) and Bentley University (6-4, 5-3 NE-10) came in at No. 93 and No. 94, respectively, on the list. American International College (6-4, 5-3 NE-10) was ranked No. 97 while Merrimack College (6-4, 5-3 NE-10) was ranked 110th.
The Northeast-10 preseason coaches poll will be released in late August.
To view the complete Division II rankings by Compughter Ratings, please click here.
The Northeast-10 Conference is an association of 16 NCAA Division II colleges and universities located in New England and New York that is committed to supporting balanced academic and athletic opportunities for more than 6,000 student-athletes. Each year, 4,000 of those student-athletes compete in conference championships in 23 sports, making the NE-10 the largest DII conference in the country. Leading the way in the classroom, on the field and within the community, the Northeast-10 is proud of its comprehensive program and the experience it provides student-athletes.