2016 Season Preview: Loudoun County Raiders

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By John Nolan
Assistant Director of Scouting/Content Management 

As we enter February, the high school season is quickly approaching. As the month progresses and February turns into March, we will take a look at high school programs throughout our coverage area as they prepare for the 2016 season.

Covenant School

Team: Loudoun County
Nickname: Raiders
Class: 4A West
Conference: 21 and the Dulles District
Head Coach: Kelvin Davis
Twitter: @LCountyBaseball
2015 Record: 10-10
2015 Post Season: Conference Quarterfinals
Returning Starters/Position: 4
Returning Pitchers: 2

Ryan Askew: (LHP/OF, 2017)
Hunter Keim: (MIF, 2017)
Brandon Kelman: (UTIL, 2017)
Christian McDowell: (LHP, 2016)
Will Schroeder: (MIF/RHP, 2018)
Will Sokol: (CIF/RHP, 2017)

Loudoun County is coming off of an up and down 2015 season. The Raiders graduated nine players, including Sam Rexroad (LHP, 2015, Air Force), after last season but bring back two starting pitchers this year, including a three-year starter in McDowell. The Raiders will have a talented young core highlighted by two-way talent Will Schroeder to build around McDowell in 2016. As that youth matures, Loudoun County will steadily improve throughout the season and the Raiders have the potential to be a very dangerous team come playoff time.