Key Returner: Payson Clark. Goals were hard to come by in ’12, so the Devils desperately need someone to either create for themselves or open up gaps for others. Clark (22g, 13a) started to provide that when he was bumped up to attack midseason, but he’ll be expected to produce from the start.
Biggest Question: Can the ASU offense give the defense a break? The Sun Devils defense was as good as any in the country, but they were often left on an island as they waited for the offensive unit to mature. If Chris Malone can find the right ingredients on the frontline, this could be a championship team.
The graduation of Dylan Westfall in the cage stands out as a critical loss, but there are players – notably sophomore Brandon Propp – who can fill the void without too much of a drop off. So, to beat a dead horse, the success of the ’13 campaign rests entirely with an offense that is two years removed from being one of the most prolific in MCLA history.