CINCINNATI, Ohio-- The Mount St. Joseph University football program will join Wilmington College, Thomas More and Cincinnati Christian University in the inaugural Cincinnati area small college media day on July 25th at 4:30 PM. This event has been made possible through the efforts of J. Ameer Rasheed the Director of Athletic Communications at Wilmington College, and through the generosity of The Holy Grail at the Banks. The event will place the four smaller schools and their football programs front and center for the Cincinnati sports media.
The Mount will be represented by first year head coach Tyler Hopperton, defensive end Nolan Miller (Cincinnati, OH/ Northwest) and Sports Information Manager Blake Watson. When asked about the media day Coach Hopperton said, "The Cincinnati area has always been a great supporter of football, regardless of the level. I think this Media Day event is a great way to give local fans an insight into the upcoming season of local college football programs."
The Lions are coming off of a very successful season in 2016, which saw them finish the season with a 6-4 record. After getting off to a 0-3 start to the season they fought back to compete for an HCAC title, they had an opportunity to win the league until the last week of the season.
2017 promises to be another successful one in Delhi as the Lions return a large chunk of the roster from a year ago. Headlining the returners is Quarterback Chaiten Tomlin (Mt. Orab, OH/ Western Brown) who was the HCAC freshman of the year last season. He will be joined by wideouts AJ Glines (Harrison, OH/ Harrison) and Kendall Sprowl (Indianapolis, IN/ Pike) and running backs Corry Hastings (Dayton, OH/ Carroll) and Robby Boone (Cincinnati, OH/ Glen Este). The offensive line will be lead from the interior by a pair of Elder Panthers Cole Tepe and Brad Murphy, along with senior Mike Mullin (Indianapolis, IN/ Roncalli).
Defensively the Lions will return almost everyone from a unit that forced 21 turnovers and allowed only 22 points per game last season. Led by first team All-HCAC selections in Miller and cornerback Tyler Hannah (Cincinnati, OH/ Summit Country Day) and second team selections Colby Webb (Huntington, WV/ Spring Valley) and Tavon Robertson (Louisville, KY/ Ballard).
This is sure to be an exciting 2017-18 football season at Mount St. Joseph.