For the last handful of seasons, Northeastern head coach Mike Glavine had known where to find his leaders in the clubhouse.
As the Huskies officially turned the page from last spring’s lengthy list of successes — including tying the school record with 36 overall wins, putting together a 20-game win streak and winning the program’s first-ever Colonial Athletic Association championship — earlier this year, the coach admitted that things felt a bit different.
“Not that we don’t have new leaders now, but we spent the last five or six years with Kyle Murphy, Scott Holzwasser, Kyle Peterson, Ian Fair, and you can go down the list,” Glavine said. “For the first few weeks, the coaches and even the returning players were looking around and saying, ‘Where are these guys?’ That was the biggest adjustment.”
New leaders have, indeed, emerged on a roster that is still loaded with top pitching talent and features a younger group of positional contributors, but the adjustments will have to carry over to the field as the new season begins.