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Re: New England Soccer Discussion
« Reply #1920 on: January 14, 2022, 11:47:44 am »
Did anybody notice that on the Nescac scoreboard Middlebury plays Plymouth State in soccer just about every Saturday?  I wonder what indoor facility they use?  Great website, huh?

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Re: New England Soccer Discussion
« Reply #1921 on: June 22, 2022, 01:53:48 pm »
I think it'll be the CCC, but I also think that it may only be a temporary home for Hartford. The northeastern corner of D3 is going to undergo a lot of conference shakeup over the next few years as more and more schools close or merge.

I don't see Hartford joining the LEC; I can't think of a single instance in D3 history in which a private school has joined a league that has always consisted of nothing but state schools.

Right on the money, Greg. 
https://hartfordhawks.com/news/2022/6/21/general-university-of-hartford-athletics-joins-commonwealth-coast-conference-ccc.aspx

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Re: New England Soccer Discussion
« Reply #1922 on: July 14, 2022, 07:58:58 am »
Salve Regina is moving to the NEWMAC:  https://www.newmacsports.com/general/2022-23/releases/20220711mug5jb

I don't know much about their other programs but from a soccer perspective they are going to have to get a lot better to compete.  The men's program is third best in the CCC behind Gordon and Endicott and CCC teams typically suffer against NEWMAC sides.

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« Reply #1923 on: July 14, 2022, 08:27:05 am »
Looking at my handy-dandy cheat sheet, Salve actually has the best record in the CCC over the previous 5 years (no results for 2020) at 57-28-14 overall, including an undefeated run through the conference in both 2018 and 2019.

2016 - 4-12-1
2017 - 11-5-3
2018 - 16-1-3
2019 - 14-4-4
2021 - 12-6-3

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« Reply #1924 on: July 14, 2022, 08:40:00 am »
Yes, they are not bad.  However, if you factor in a terrible SOS and frequent failures in big matches (except 2019 when they were quite good), I believe they will struggle in the NEWMAC.

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Re: New England Soccer Discussion
« Reply #1925 on: July 19, 2022, 11:48:33 am »
Random CCC question: What is the furthest a CCC men's team has made it in the NCAA tournament? I know Gordon and RWU have both made it to the 2nd Round (both in 2013) and I'm sure there are more, but didn't know if someone knew off-hand. I believe in 2013 the maximum was the 2nd Round, but can't be sure — if that is still true, probabilistically it's only a matter of time that they go further.

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« Reply #1926 on: July 19, 2022, 12:20:09 pm »
Gordon also made it to the second round in 2015.  Losing to F&M.  I believe WNE made it to the sweet 16 a couple of times under Erin Sullivan.

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« Reply #1927 on: July 19, 2022, 12:56:29 pm »
Gordon also made it to the second round in 2015.  Losing to F&M. I believe WNE made it to the sweet 16 a couple of times under Erin Sullivan.

Those late 2000s-early 2010s WNE teams were quite good, as I recall! Now that you mention it I remember Gordon knocking out CMU in 2015. I think with a kinder draw in 2013 they were good enough to make the Sweet 16 but came up against the buzzsaw of Amherst (losing 5-0 but admirably they played them straight up).

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Re: New England Soccer Discussion
« Reply #1928 on: August 05, 2022, 11:00:26 am »

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« Reply #1929 on: August 25, 2022, 10:09:54 am »
The admissions folks must love the Endicott coaches.  They appear to have 51 players on their roster which includes 26 Freshmen.  Imagine the training sessions!  2 full field scrimmages with subs  :D


https://www.ecgulls.com/sports/msoc/2022-23/roster

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« Reply #1930 on: August 25, 2022, 10:14:44 am »
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Re: New England Soccer Discussion
« Reply #1931 on: September 21, 2022, 12:26:24 pm »
As I am scouring through the national records of all D3 teams I noticed that Emerson is 4-0-3....must be best start in years and maybe ever?  Recently beat Springfield for first time in program history.

Anyway, Emerson's new 1st year HC is Dan Toulson, who was a senior captain at Kenyon in 2011 for my son's frosh year.  Iirc he may have been a couple of years older than a usual senior and found his way to Kenyon via New Zealand.  Apparently spent the past few years as an asst at Catholic.

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« Reply #1932 on: September 21, 2022, 02:43:13 pm »
Nice story, PaulNewman - it's always nice to find a connection to a new program.

That being said, while Emerson does have a win over Springfield, this is not the Springfield team of the last 4-5 years or so.  Springfield is 1-3-2, although one of their ties is a 0-0 draw with Williams.  Springfield does also have a 1-1 tie with Worcester State, not traditionally one of the better state schools for soccer in MA.

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« Reply #1933 on: September 21, 2022, 03:27:49 pm »
Nice story, PaulNewman - it's always nice to find a connection to a new program.

That being said, while Emerson does have a win over Springfield, this is not the Springfield team of the last 4-5 years or so.  Springfield is 1-3-2, although one of their ties is a 0-0 draw with Williams.  Springfield does also have a 1-1 tie with Worcester State, not traditionally one of the better state schools for soccer in MA.

Understood.  I've followed Springfield's struggles as ironically a transfer from Kenyon is there and I feel bad for him because he was outstanding as a frosh at Kenyon.

But as for Emerson, 4-0-3 looks and sounds a lot better than the prior 3 years of 3-13-1, 3-11-2, and 3-11-2 with a combined conference record of 2-19.