Spiker led the Dragons to a four-game improvement in the win column over his first season.
Here is a look at several regional events worth attending as well as some big-time national tournaments that should draw representatives from every power-conference school.
July features three five-day stints during which college coaches can watch high school prospects.
The Dragons open CAA play on Dec. 28 against Northeastern.
Drexel's conference will stage its tournament in South Carolina this season before beginning a three-year deal in D.C.
The first-year coach is laying down the foundations of his program.
The Dragons and Owls are both in rebuilding phases, and that was evident Friday in the first round of the Penn Mutual Collegiate National Rugby Championship at Chester's Talen Energy Stadium.
These are local athletes who also excelled as students.
Owls coach Brian Perkins had lost his mother just 10 days earlier, so the rowers on his varsity eight boat competed with the Mass card honoring Catherine Perkins taped inside.
The senior, daughter of former Flyers forward Brian Propp, was a key member last year of the Dragons' first-ever win in the women's varsity 8 race on the Schuylkill.
Camren Wynter is the third recruit for the Dragons in the current class.
Drexel will need to replace its leading 2017-18 scorer; while Ashley Howard picked up his first incoming player as La Salle's head coach.
Gupta, chairman of Aptiv PLC and chairman of Avantor Inc, and his wife Kamla invested $2.5 million to create an institute that will bear their name, while the Haas family matched their gift, bringing the total donation to $5 million.