Hawks Football Picked 4th in CIAA Northeastern Preseason Poll

SALEM, VA.- The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) in conjunction with the CIAA Football Coaches Association and Sports Information Directors Association announced the 2017 Preseason All-CIAA Team and Predicted Order of Finish on Wednesday afternoon. 

Coming off back-to-back 6-4 seasons, the Hawks are picked to finish fourth overall in the CIAA Northern Division behind defending Northern champion, Bowie State, Virginia State and Virginia Union.

Overall, Chowan was picked to finish sixth among the league with Winston-Salem State and Fayetteville State from the Southern Division being slotted above the Hawks.

Offensive Lineman, Donald Boone, and Defensive Lineman, Nate Wyche, were selected for the Preseason All-CIAA squad.

The CIAA officially kicks-off the 2017 season on Thursday with CIAA Football Media Day.  Head Coach Tim Place will be on-hand to discuss his outlook on how to build off back-to-back winning seasons for the 2017 campaign.  Standouts Nate Wyche and Brandon Whitehead will join Place as student-athlete representatives for the event.

The Hawks kick off the 2017 campaign with a non-conference contest against Fayetteville State in Garrison Stadium on September 2nd with kick-off at 6pm.  

Complete Predicted Order of Finish:
1.    Winston-Salem State
2.    Bowie State
3.    Virginia State
4.    Virginia Union
5.    Fayetteville State
6.    Chowan University
7.    Elizabeth City State
8.    Saint Augustine's
9.    Shaw
10.  Johnson C. Smith
11.  Livingstone
12.  Lincoln (Pa.)

Northern Division
1.    Bowie State
2.    Virginia State
3.    Virginia Union
4.    Chowan
5.    Elizabeth City State
6.    Lincoln (Pa.)

Evann Carpenter | Athletics | ercarpenter@chowan.edu

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