Team preview: Wagner

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(Information in this team report is as of October 1.)

After making a remarkable comeback in the NEC last season, the Seahawks of Wagner began their new season down under.

Head coach Mike Deane took 11 players on a six-game, nine-day tour of Australia in August to get a jump-start on the year.

"I hope the Australia trip will be a nice springboard for us," Deane said.

Wagner sure needed a pick-me-up last season after limping to a 2-15 record, including 1-7 in the conference, by late January. The Seahawks were injury-riddled, stuck in the NEC cellar and appeared headed for a lost season.