Archers 22-man Roster Breakdown
Head coach Chris Bates added some offensive weapons. The attack has defined roles. But the midfield could take on several shapes.
Returning Players: 18
Drew Adams, Dominique Alexander, Ryan Ambler, Evan Connell, Curtis Corley, Brendan Fowler, Adam Ghitelman, Marcus Holman, Stephen Kelly, Ian MacKay, Will Manny, Matt McMahon, Mark McNeill, Tyler Pfister, Scott Ratliff, Joey Sankey, Tom Schreiber, Mike Simon
Grant Ament, Josh Currier, Eli Gobrecht, Christian Mazzone
Positional Battle: Offensive Midfield
The Archers are bringing six offensive midfielders to Utah: three righties (Tom Schreiber, Josh Currier, Christian Mazzone) and three lefties (Ian MacKay, Ryan Ambler, Joey Sankey). Balancing the chemical equations is less a positional battle, and more of a task for head coach Chris Bates.
Everyone brings something different to the table: initiating, picking, stepdown shooting, inverting. They might never mesh into two lines – because they might not need to. Schreiber will take the most runs (duh), and the rest will shuffle around, giving the Archers some different looks from possession to possession.
Best Unit: Attack
Every attack line in the league is talented. The Archers are the best because they blend talent with defined roles. Grant Ament is a quarterback at X. His off-ball movement and ability to hang his defender up above goal-line extended will be key in the Archers’ motion offense. Will Manny (29-for-77 assisted shooting, 37.7%) and Marcus Holman (24-for-70, 34.3%) are mirror-image, off-ball finishers on opposite wings.