49 Craig Koester
49 Craig Koester
Height: 5-11
Weight: 195
Year: Senior
Hometown: Wildwood, Mo.
High School: Desmet Jesuit
Position: M
Major: Business Administration
gp 21
p 3
g 3
a 0

2018 Third-Team All-ODAC

2019 (Senior): Appeared in all 21 games as the team's top option at the face-off ... Won a career-high 159 times at the X to the tune of a .516 win percentage ... Led the team with 89 ground balls ... Went 17-for-30 at the face-off in an April 5 blowout of Roanoke, his most wins of the season, to go with nine ground balls ... Scored three goals.

2018 (Junior): Again split time at the face-off before being sidelined by injury ... Appeared in 15 games and started eight ... Went 121-for-200 in one-on-ones and collected 66 ground balls, good enough for second on the team ... Scored goals March 3 vs. No. 5 York and March 10 vs. Bridgewater ... Went 15-for-16 at the face-off March 24 against Randolph-Macon.

2017 (Sophomore): Shared time as the main faceoff man in his second year with the Hornets, playing in 21 games...won 86 faceoffs while netting one goal and adding three assists...finished tied for third on the team with 46 ground ball controls...won 13 faceoffs while picking up seven ground balls against nationally ranked Franklin & Marshall on February 18th...went 11-12 on faceoffs while scoring a goal in a win over ODAC-foe Virginia Wesleyan on April 29th.

2016 (Freshman): Face-off specialist who saw time in six games during his first year for the Hornets...won 10 face-offs while controlling five groundballs...won three face-offs in the first round ODAC matchup against Va. Wesleyan on 5/3. 

Before Lynchburg: A three year starter, two time first team all state, second team all metro 2015, school record holder for face-offs won in a season.


Personal:

Minor: Psychology

Parents: George and Nancy Koester

Brother: Nick Koester

Sisters: Jennifer and Meghan Koester

Favorite TV Shows: House of Cards and Family Guy

Favorite Artist: Tiësto

Why Is Being A Hornet Important To You?: Because I am a part of a team and community striving to do more than what was done yesterday.

Recent Games
Apr 24 at Guilford W, 21-5
Apr 27 Hampden-Sydney W, 20-10
May 4 Hampden-Sydney W, 20-11
May 5 at No. 17 Washington and Lee L, 8-7
May 8 Transylvania W, 15-5
May 11 at No. 2 Salisbury L, 18-10
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 21 10
Points 3 2
Goals 3 2
Assists 0 0
Man-up goals 0 0
Man-down goals 0 0
Ground balls 89 49
Turnovers 3 1
Caused turnovers 4 3
Faceoffs 159-308 88-152
Faceoff percentage 51.6 57.9
Shots 10 7
Shooting percentage 30.0 28.6
Shots on goal 5 4
Shots on goal percentage 50.0 57.1
Date Opponent Score g a pts up dn gb to ct fo sh sh% sog sog%
Feb 2 at Virginia   - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 9 No. 2 Salisbury L, 11-9 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 8-17 1 0.0 0 0.0
Feb 16 at No. 19 Franklin & Marshall W, 11-8 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 1 13-22 0 - 0 -
Feb 23 No. 8 Cabrini L, 11-8 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 12-21 0 - 0 -
Mar 2 at No. 6 York (Pa.) L, 12-11 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1-8 0 - 0 -
Mar 9 at Bridgewater (Va.) W, 18-7 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 8-13 0 - 0 -
Mar 10 vs. Elizabethtown W, 13-6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3-10 0 - 0 -
Mar 15 at No. 20 Stevenson W, 11-9 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4-17 0 - 0 -
Mar 16 vs. No. 7 Wesleyan (Conn.) L, 9-8 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 8-15 0 - 0 -
Mar 23 Randolph W, 25-1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 5-7 0 - 0 -
Mar 30 at Shenandoah W, 24-5 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 7-8 0 - 0 -
Apr 2 Ferrum W, 22-4 1 0 1 0 0 4 0 0 6-8 1 100.0 1 100.0
Apr 5 Roanoke W, 18-10 0 0 0 0 0 9 1 0 17-30 3 0.0 0 0.0
Apr 13 Va. Wesleyan W, 23-4 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 10-13 1 0.0 1 100.0
Apr 17 at Randolph-Macon W, 19-6 1 0 1 0 0 8 0 1 12-21 1 100.0 1 100.0
Apr 20 at No. 18 Washington and Lee L, 10-9 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 8-23 0 - 0 -
Apr 24 at Guilford W, 21-5 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 7-12 0 - 0 -
Apr 27 Hampden-Sydney W, 20-10 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 2 8-17 1 0.0 1 100.0
May 4 Hampden-Sydney W, 20-11 1 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 7-18 1 100.0 1 100.0
May 5 at No. 17 Washington and Lee L, 8-7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2-9 0 - 0 -
May 8 Transylvania W, 15-5 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 9-11 1 0.0 0 0.0
May 11 at No. 2 Salisbury L, 18-10 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 4-8 0 - 0 -
  gp gs g a pts up dn gb to ct fo sh sh% sog sog%
2015-16 6 - 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 10-17 1 0.0 1 100.0
2016-17 21 6 1 3 4 0 0 46 3 1 86-177 9 11.1 4 44.4
2017-18 15 8 2 2 4 0 0 66 2 0 121-200 10 20.0 4 40.0
2018-19 21 16 3 0 3 0 0 89 3 4 159-308 10 30.0 5 50.0
Total 63 30 6 5 11 0 0 206 9 5 376-702 30 20.0 14 46.7
  gp gs g a pts up dn gb to ct fo sh sh% sog sog%
Total 21 16 3 0 3 0 0 89 3 4 159-308 10 30.0 5 50.0
Conference 10 9 2 0 2 0 0 49 1 3 88-152 7 28.6 4 57.1
Exhibition - - - - 0 - - - - - 0-0 - - - -
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Home 9 8 2 0 2 0 0 51 2 2 82-142 9 22.2 4 44.4
Away 10 6 1 0 1 0 0 32 1 2 66-141 1 100.0 1 100.0
Neutral 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 11-25 0 - 0 -
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Wins 14 13 3 0 3 0 0 65 2 4 116-207 9 33.3 5 55.6
Losses 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 24 1 0 43-101 1 0.0 0 0.0
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February 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 17 2 1 33-60 1 0.0 0 0.0
March 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 17 0 0 36-78 0 - 0 -
April 7 6 2 0 2 0 0 40 1 3 68-124 7 28.6 4 57.1
May 4 2 1 0 1 0 0 15 0 0 22-46 2 50.0 1 50.0
Sun May 12
Final
7 No. 17 Lynchburg
4 at No. 1 Va. Wesleyan
NCAA Tournament - Virginia Beach Regional
Sun May 12
Final
2 No. 1 Va. Wesleyan
4 vs. No. 17 Lynchburg
@ Virginia Wesleyan University, Virginia Beach, Va. NCAA Tournament - Virginia Beach Regional
Fri May 17
Final
2 No. 18 Emory
7 vs. No. 17 Lynchburg
NCAA Tournament - Lynchburg Super Regional - Game 1
Sat May 18
Final
9 No. 18 Emory
5 vs. No. 17 Lynchburg
NCAA Tournament - Lynchburg Super Regional - Game 2
Sat May 18
Final
10 No. 18 Emory
8 vs. No. 17 Lynchburg
NCAA Tournament - Lynchburg Super Regional - Game 3
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