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Re: NESCAC
« Reply #8010 on: December 27, 2021, 08:09:39 pm »
New England Soccer Journal All-Freshman Team

https://www.nesoccerjournal.com/d3-men-who-were-new-englands-top-freshmen-in-2021/

GK--Erik Lauta, Tufts
D--Ben Clark-Eden, Amherst
D--Andres Gonzalez, Brandeis
D--Jack Kelesoglu, Conn
D--Will O'Brien, Middlebury
D--Jude Sargent, Coast Guard
M--Shane Farrell, Middlebury
M--Mamadi Jiana, Norwich
M--Lucas Ruehlemann, Wesleyan
M--Laurens ten Cate, Amherst
F--Kendy Prince, Salem State

Also considered:
GK--J.J. Devine, UMass Boston
D--Camden Rigney, Endicott
M--Walter Scudder, Eastern Connecticut State
M--Rion Dos Santos, Saint Joseph's
F--Filippo Marcantoni, WPI

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Re: NESCAC
« Reply #8011 on: January 19, 2022, 05:37:28 pm »
Any update on Williams coaching search?

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« Reply #8012 on: January 25, 2022, 06:10:09 am »
Any update on Williams coaching search?

No. All I have heard is they were doing phone interviews in early Jan....

Trinity I have heard a few names bounce around but no hires yet....



I posted in the Men's Hockey section if anyone is interested....Went into my background a bit which I guess I have never really done here at first because I did not want to and then later just because most of you guys already then knew who I was.
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Re: NESCAC
« Reply #8014 on: January 26, 2022, 05:53:42 pm »
Mr. Right will be the main one to weigh in here but from an outsider's perspective its shocking to see that the hiring committee was composed of other head coaches and not former players, especially at a program with a tradition like Williams. No offense to those coaches, but other than the Woman's soccer coach whose resume speaks for itself none of them really are qualified to identify a quality soccer coach. Like what does the men's crew coach know about soccer? Seems like a strange way to go about the process.

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« Reply #8015 on: January 27, 2022, 06:00:08 am »
Mr. Right will be the main one to weigh in here but from an outsider's perspective its shocking to see that the hiring committee was composed of other head coaches and not former players, especially at a program with a tradition like Williams. No offense to those coaches, but other than the Woman's soccer coach whose resume speaks for itself none of them really are qualified to identify a quality soccer coach. Like what does the men's crew coach know about soccer? Seems like a strange way to go about the process.


Well as you said this summer he had the advantage of being on the scene and ingratiating himself into the environment before other candidates had a chance to get any juice in the interview process. I think most Nescac's and other schools have used committee's for hiring now for about 15 years. It used to be the AD and maybe a couple others would make the hire but now the committee's make their pick and only if something is completely off will the AD reject it. The AD is completely involved throughout the whole process yet still can absolve blame from a bad hire by blaming a committee. This committee system has proven that while sometimes you can luck into a good hire for the most part there have been just some terrible hires at Nescac schools using this system. The most recent being after the Amherst Lacrosse program scandal when they hired a new HC but he barely lasted a year before getting fired himself but there are numerous examples of bad hires at all these schools thru the committee process.

His strength was recruiting at Springfield so I will be interested to see how he adjusts to recruiting at Williams which is a completely different animal. Former HC Sullivan can attest to that coming from WNEC and he went to Williams. There are many different hurdles to deal with at these Nescac schools. The problem is the past 5 years ALL Nescac teams have gotten better and better. You have Conn College winning National Championships with Amherst, Midd, Tufts challenging every year now. Wes, Colby and Bowdoin are just a step off their tail so Williams right now is behind the 8 ball in recruiting. This class he brings in will be his first and it will be real interesting to see what type of players he is going after. Williams ended up 7-7-2 their worst finish since 1982 so there is a lot of work to be done. More importantly is how they play and if they play the right way I will be right behind them. However, If we come back next season and the dimensions of the field have narrowed and the ball is in the air it will be a long season.

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« Reply #8016 on: January 27, 2022, 07:31:47 am »
Next year will be a real chance to prove himself as theoretically there should be a ton of upside for Williams.  The team brings its entire starting lineup (and lots of frosh who played big minutes) back to a team that suffered each of its seven losses by exactly one goal (including two losses to Conn, one to Tufts, one to Amherst, and one to Midd in double OT).  Given how much some NESCAC teams lose to graduation, maybe a very veteran Williams team can pull a few of those out next year and get back in the post-season mix, which is a good place to start as a goal.  I think Williams should be strong in the back next year but they could sure use a big-time striker and a creative attacking midfielder, so hopefully that recruiting acumen comes into play early (although not sure how easy it was to recruit in the fall as an interim coach). 

The only recruits I've seen so far are D David Armini from Northfield Mount Herman and Sam Gibson, a F from Chicago Latin, and Henry Kirkman, a MF from Moses Brown.  No idea what level those guys are supposed to be.  It's certainly been a long while since Williams brought in the types of classes that Amherst, Tufts, Conn and lately Middlebury have ... One recruit who Williams really missed out on last year was Jack Kelosoglu, who I BELIEVE is the son (or likely is) of a former Eph player ...

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Re: NESCAC
« Reply #8017 on: January 27, 2022, 08:57:26 am »
Any update on Williams coaching search?

No. All I have heard is they were doing phone interviews in early Jan....

Trinity I have heard a few names bounce around but no hires yet....



I posted in the Men's Hockey section if anyone is interested....Went into my background a bit which I guess I have never really done here at first because I did not want to and then later just because most of you guys already then knew who I was.

Mr.Right, instead of just walking over or around like it didn't happen, just want to say I appreciated your hockey post even if from your pov there is no cause for what you shared to be appreciated.  Maybe it's just important for me to acknowledge as someone who goes pretty far back with you and has at times been a sparring partner.  I also resonated with the whether to be known or not known aspect, and for me I think I reached a point of realizing I probably wanted to be known in some way (own primitive narcissistic needs) in combination with not really caring about any possible negative effects because nobody really cares that much anyway lol, I'm getting old, and life is too short.  That's already more than I intended to say (and yeah, I know I'm wordy) but genuinely hope you are well and thriving with more good things for you to come.  Also enjoyed the hockey analysis and look forward to your continued highly valued D3 soccer commentary.

Btw, if you care to share, what was the origination of "Lapaz"?

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Re: NESCAC
« Reply #8018 on: January 27, 2022, 04:34:33 pm »
Next year will be a real chance to prove himself as theoretically there should be a ton of upside for Williams.  The team brings its entire starting lineup (and lots of frosh who played big minutes) back to a team that suffered each of its seven losses by exactly one goal (including two losses to Conn, one to Tufts, one to Amherst, and one to Midd in double OT).  Given how much some NESCAC teams lose to graduation, maybe a very veteran Williams team can pull a few of those out next year and get back in the post-season mix, which is a good place to start as a goal.  I think Williams should be strong in the back next year but they could sure use a big-time striker and a creative attacking midfielder, so hopefully that recruiting acumen comes into play early (although not sure how easy it was to recruit in the fall as an interim coach). 

The only recruits I've seen so far are D David Armini from Northfield Mount Herman and Sam Gibson, a F from Chicago Latin, and Henry Kirkman, a MF from Moses Brown.  No idea what level those guys are supposed to be.  It's certainly been a long while since Williams brought in the types of classes that Amherst, Tufts, Conn and lately Middlebury have ... One recruit who Williams really missed out on last year was Jack Kelosoglu, who I BELIEVE is the son (or likely is) of a former Eph player ...

Off a tangent, but just want to reiterate that Kelosoglu is unbelievable for a freshman. I really can't wait to watch the young man develop over the next few years. Surely he will be an AA by the time he graduates if Conn maintains its upwards trajectory. In fact, congratulations to the whole Camel backline. They were so young and performed so well! Granted, I think Conn as a team really focuses on team defense (eg pressuring the ball as a unit immediately after they've lost it).

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Re: NESCAC
« Reply #8019 on: January 27, 2022, 05:29:34 pm »
I like Scoffone, watched him since his club days at Penn Fusion,think he will come big!

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Re: NESCAC
« Reply #8020 on: January 27, 2022, 07:39:52 pm »
Any update on Williams coaching search?

No. All I have heard is they were doing phone interviews in early Jan....

Trinity I have heard a few names bounce around but no hires yet....



I posted in the Men's Hockey section if anyone is interested....Went into my background a bit which I guess I have never really done here at first because I did not want to and then later just because most of you guys already then knew who I was.

Mr.Right, instead of just walking over or around like it didn't happen, just want to say I appreciated your hockey post even if from your pov there is no cause for what you shared to be appreciated.  Maybe it's just important for me to acknowledge as someone who goes pretty far back with you and has at times been a sparring partner.  I also resonated with the whether to be known or not known aspect, and for me I think I reached a point of realizing I probably wanted to be known in some way (own primitive narcissistic needs) in combination with not really caring about any possible negative effects because nobody really cares that much anyway lol, I'm getting old, and life is too short.  That's already more than I intended to say (and yeah, I know I'm wordy) but genuinely hope you are well and thriving with more good things for you to come.  Also enjoyed the hockey analysis and look forward to your continued highly valued D3 soccer commentary.

Btw, if you care to share, what was the origination of "Lapaz"?

Thank you...Yes U are correct we have been on here a long long time. I will share but curious to here a guess or 2

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« Reply #8021 on: January 27, 2022, 07:45:31 pm »
Next year will be a real chance to prove himself as theoretically there should be a ton of upside for Williams.  The team brings its entire starting lineup (and lots of frosh who played big minutes) back to a team that suffered each of its seven losses by exactly one goal (including two losses to Conn, one to Tufts, one to Amherst, and one to Midd in double OT).  Given how much some NESCAC teams lose to graduation, maybe a very veteran Williams team can pull a few of those out next year and get back in the post-season mix, which is a good place to start as a goal.  I think Williams should be strong in the back next year but they could sure use a big-time striker and a creative attacking midfielder, so hopefully that recruiting acumen comes into play early (although not sure how easy it was to recruit in the fall as an interim coach). 

The only recruits I've seen so far are D David Armini from Northfield Mount Herman and Sam Gibson, a F from Chicago Latin, and Henry Kirkman, a MF from Moses Brown.  No idea what level those guys are supposed to be.  It's certainly been a long while since Williams brought in the types of classes that Amherst, Tufts, Conn and lately Middlebury have ... One recruit who Williams really missed out on last year was Jack Kelosoglu, who I BELIEVE is the son (or likely is) of a former Eph player ...


I am not sure if they are related. Robin Kelesoglu was on Williams 95' Title team and was an absolute nutter so yea they would be two peas in a pod.

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« Reply #8022 on: January 27, 2022, 07:56:02 pm »
Just confirmed he is Robin’s son. Too bad he didn’t end up as an Eph!

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« Reply #8023 on: January 27, 2022, 11:00:03 pm »

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Thank you...Yes U are correct we have been on here a long long time. I will share but curious to here a guess or 2
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RE: LaPaz....Gotta admit I don't love this exercise but in the spirit of living up to my sterling reputation as a team player....

1) Family or partner connection
2) Semester or year "abroad" in college or high school exchange student
3) Best vacation ever
4) Progressive/lifestyle
5) Nickname you had on your U12 town soccer team
6) D3 boards password
7) All of the above
8) None of the above
9) 3 out of 6 from above


Btw, allowing for slight hyperbole, "Mr.Right" (without the space) has got to be among the best handles in sports message board/social media recent history, especially considering the context of the name's unveiling which fortunately or unfortunately I have been around long enough to recall.

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