Last season the Hawks scored an impressive 365 points for the season with an average 33.5 per game. The result, Monmouth Football went 8-3 overall with 4-1 in the conference. It is hard to pinpoint the reason for their success but looking at the standout players it becomes more apparent why they had such a great season. Among those players is Kenji Bahar, A fifth-year quarterback who has had a series of honors since his first game back in 2016.
In 2016, Kenji Appeared in all 11 games and started the final three games of the year. He also made 58% of his 166 passes. In 2017, He started all 12 games as the quarterback and threw 2,368 yards with 16 touchdowns. In 2018, he was a redshirt junior but again started in all 11 games. Also, he was named STATS FCS National Player of the Week Honorable Mention in Week Three and named Second-Team All-Big South. Together Kenji has a career of 5958 passing yards with 40 touchdowns among his 34 career games.
Now as we enter into the 2019 season the Big South Conference has named Kenji Bahar as the Preseason Offensive Player of the Year. The first game of the season is on Aug 31 against Western Michigan, though the game is away the Hawks will be opening up September 7th against Lafayette.