2014 CIS Football Team Preview: Carleton Ravens

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Source: Carleton Sports Info

2013 regular season record: 0-8
2013 regular season standings: 11th OUA
2013 playoff record: 0-0
2013 playoff finish: 0-0

With the first year of the Carleton football program rebirthunder their belt the Ravens are excited and full prepared to tackletheir second campaign in the OUA. Their inaugural year was filledwith newness and optimism of getting the team back on the field,this year, progress is what the Ravens coaching staff and playersare working towards.

Having an off-season to help developtheir players and add an outstanding crop of players, the Carletonprogram is optimistic to see progress not only in 2014 butbeyond.

Quote from head coach: Steve Sumarah

“It is very exciting to see the rebirth of the Ravensprogram and to be part of something special. The 2013 seasontaught us much about ourselves and the direction we aregoing. 2014 begins the second chapter of a long journey butthe progress made in the off-season and past summer has beenoutstanding. We as a group of players, coaches and staff areexcited to continue to develop as a program and see what the futureholds for us.

Head Coach: Steve Sumarah

Number of seasons as head coach with team (including 2013):Entering 3rd season as Head Coach
Number of seasons as head coach in CIS (including 2013): Entering9th season as CIS Head Coach
Career regular season record with Carleton: 0-8
Career regular season record in CIS: 35-20
Career overall record with team (reg. season & playoffs only):0-8
Career overall record in CIS (reg. season & playoffs only):42-26

OFFENCE

Number of returning starters: 12

Key returning players: Kwabena Asare OL, EricFowler OL, Kyle Van Wynsberghe REC, Nate Behar REC

Key recruits or transfers:
1. Dimitri Vaillancourt, R from St Francis Xavier Coyotesin Ottawa. Vaillancourt also suited up for the Ottawa Stampedersand Gloucester South Raiders of the National Capital AmateurFootball Association. (NCAFA)
2. Raishaun Provo, RB from St Mary Monarchs High School. He alsosuit played for the Ajax-Pickering Dolphins (OVFL). He led his teamto the OFSAA Bowl series as a QB and was named MVP of the league.Provo also represented Ontario at the 2013 Canada Cup in Moncton,New Brunswick and team Canada in Texas in February 2014.
3. Ryan MacPherson, OL from Ottawa who played last year at IMG prepschool in Florida. He is a big strong physical player who canplay all three positions on the line.

Key losses: None

DEFENCE

Number of returning starters: 12

Key returning players: Leon Cenerini LB, StefanCarty DL, Zach Annen DL, Tunde Adeleke DB

Key recruits or transfers:
1. Trevelle Wisdom, LB from Downsview High School inToronto. Team Ontario 2013, Team Canada 2014 and played many yearsfor the Metro Toronto Wildcats in the OVFL. Was ranked in the top100 for the 2014 recruiting class by CFC
2. George Saloum, DL from Bishop O’Byrne High School inCalgary. Played Midget football for the Stamps and was ranked inthe top 100 for the 2014 recruiting class by CFC
3. Kadeem Vaillancourt, DB from Ottawa, transferred from Laval.Highly recruited player who last played in Ottawa for the Sooners(OFC)

Key losses: None

SPECIALTEAMS

Key returning players: Michael Domagalo, TundeAdeleke

Key recruits or transfers: DimitriVailancourt

Key losses: Andrew Banerjee, Kicker

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