Outlook for 2018: Sunny. A first-round exit from the NCAA tournament was painful, but Loyola should remain in next spring's conversation for contenders for the national championship. Of course, the discussion begins with Spencer, the program's first first-team All-American attackman since 1990 who will run the offense with McGovern, Drapeau and Duffy as complements. Sophomore goalkeeper Jacob Stover (7.74 goals-against average and .547 save percentage) and junior defensemen Foster Huggins (36 GB, 17 CT) and Ryder Harkins (11 GB, 11 CT) anchor the back end of the defense with Begley, junior short-stick defensive midfielder Jared Mintzlaff (17 GB, 15 CT) and junior long-stick midfielder Zac Davliakos (38 GB, 15 CT) spearheading the defensive midfield. Winning faceoffs and developing two midfield lines loom as question marks in the offseason and preseason, but there's enough firepower on the roster for the Greyhounds to retain their Patriot League championship.