Friday, August 8, 2008

New Jersey Knockouts Announce Their Roster

2008 Team Roster: (New Jersey has not decided which rating list to use. Aug 08 listed below)

1. GM Joel Benjamin: 2644
2. IM Dean Ippolito: 2500
3. FM Aviv Friedman: 2407
4. NM Mackenzie Molner: 2397
5. NM Evan Ju: 2292
6. NM Victor Shen: 2265
7. NM Michael Khodarkovsky: 2248
8. Jayson Lian: 2142


1. Andrew Ng: 2175

With a promising first season which saw the Knockouts miss the post-season by the closest of margins, they return with a nearly identical array of weapons in 2008. However, a year can be a tremendous difference when dealing with youth, and with 2007 All Star GM Benjamin leading them again, and their large collection of young talent, NM Ju, NM Shen, Lian, and the new addition Ng, all on the rise, New Jersey might just have that extra spark they need to crash into the post-season this time around.

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