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Men's soccer / Re: New England Soccer Discussion
« on: September 05, 2018, 01:38:52 pm »
Yes I forgot I knew they struggled last year but forgot they missed NEWMAC Playoffs which is obviously even worse. Noah Parker is a legit player. Yes injuries are different than being benched but I am sure there has to be a couple players from last year that have been benched. If Anderson cleaned house that is a good thing. This program has been faltering since Anderson's son graduated. I know they brought in a decent class this year so even if these guys are injured if these Frosh play well here then these injured players might find it more difficult to get back on the field. Also, Anderson has always carried a MONSTER roster so if he cleaned house he must have cut a ton of kids? Info on this?

There were eleven non-senior players from last year who are not on this year's squad. I think their departure was a mixture of personal choice, told their playing time would be limited or cut. I honestly don't know which players fell into what category. I don't believe any upperclassmen who return with significant experience are playing behind a freshman. Fromhein a senior played a decent amount as the backup forward this past weekend behind Crompton who is a junior who also played a lot last year. One other player with a fair amount of experience is Beaulieu (M/outside back) who is injured and was not dressed for the two PA matches.

Men's soccer / Re: New England Soccer Discussion
« on: September 05, 2018, 12:59:43 pm »
I'm not sure what is going on at Babson, but they have already started 9 different freshmen in the first two games.  Youcef Ziad, the team's most dangerous offensive weapon, has played only sparingly.  Two significant returnees have not played at all - Senior Ted Hilger, who has been a regular starter the past 2 seasons, and Soph Andrew Josephs who was the best newcomer on last year's team.

If Ziad, Hilger and Josephs are dealing with injuries, their return will surely bolster a young lineup that competed evenly on the road at Dickinson and Elizabethtown.    With September contests remaining with Brandeis, WPI, Williams, Springfield and MIT, Babson will need to be at full strength to be a factor in New England and the NEWMAC.

Yes, Babson is dealing with the injury bug. Ziad looks to be nursing a hamstring injury. Played some against Dickinson but only a few minutes at Elizabethtown before coming out.  Not sure what's going on with Hilger, Josephs got banged up a little in the Bentley scrimmage a couple of weeks ago but should return soon. Obviously, from the scores, both games in PA were winnable. In OT against Elizabethtown, they hit the post and the keeper also came up big for the Blue Jays.

Noah Parker, in particular, looks very strong for the Beavers even though he didn't score this past weekend. The defense was rock solid. Heintzelman played very well in goal and seems to be seizing the opportunity of winning the open keeper job.

To Mr. Right's point. It's not so much he is benching upperclassmen. The upperclassmen who are expected to play are injured. Many are gone. Anderson has cleaned house. One correction on your comment about "barely sneaking into the NEWMAC Playoffs". Babson actually missed the playoffs last year. I think without a doubt that was the impetus to bring in 15 freshmen to mix in with the remaining productive upperclassmen.

Men's soccer / Re: R5 e: Liberty League
« on: August 29, 2018, 02:30:30 pm »
Last year it appeared that physical size mattered, this year roster size.
I second your comment on roster sizes. I was perusing some rosters of teams where I know some of the incoming players. I was surprised to see the large size of their freshmen class: Keene St - 24, Babson -15, F&M - 14, Dickinson - 12, Gordon - 12 just to name a few. I'd be curious to hear from those who have followed D3 soccer more than me if roster sizes are expanding in general or this is just particular teams restocking from attrition?

Men's soccer / Re: NEWMAC 2018
« on: August 28, 2018, 03:12:31 pm »
NEWMAC coaches poll is out for 2018. WPI picked #1.

Men's soccer / Re: UAA 2018
« on: August 22, 2018, 05:16:52 pm »
Blooter, thanks for the great write up. Any reason Carnegie Mellon wasn't discussed?

Men's soccer / Re: 2018 Season - National Perspective
« on: August 13, 2018, 08:38:55 am »
Here is a link to the Men's and Women's 2018 Preseason conference polls. The only conference posted so far is the CCIW which was discussed in the CCIW thread.

Men's soccer / Re: MIAA
« on: March 21, 2018, 05:17:19 pm »
One thing that jumped out at me when I looked at Hope's roster was they only graduated one senior. Brandt will certainly have a lot of experience back to build on.

Men's soccer / Re: Hot Stove Action
« on: March 06, 2018, 05:52:57 pm »
Here are some additional commits to be added....

Stephen Zuluaga, Dover HS NJ, Ramapo
Slater Bushen, Upstate United SC, SUNY Oswego
Domeniko Skrelja, Watertown HS CT, St. Josephs CT
Benjamin Cawood, Montgomery HS CA, Marin FC, Babson

Men's soccer / Re: NESCAC
« on: March 06, 2018, 09:34:31 am »

Coach Wheeler of Wesleyan gave the approximate RANGE of SAT scores on the team, but not the mean and the median.  TyWebb's post provides a context in which to view that range.  Maybe it's only one player with a low SAT.

Ommadawn, it sounds like you recall that meeting better than I did or a similar one you attended at Wesleyan. I appreciate the clarification.

Men's soccer / Re: NESCAC
« on: March 04, 2018, 07:23:42 pm »
Hello Mom1234,

I'm new to the board also, my son just completed his college search process and I'm happy to relay a few things to you about some schools that have come up in the discussion.

Vassar - Coach Jennings seems like a nice guy and a straight shooter. He was a terrific communicator and was always very prompt
             to return emails and calls to my son. I'm no great judge of style of play, but watching their games via streaming last season I wouldn't call them direct.
             My son is a defender so I have to admit, we didn't discuss attacking styles. Vassar always seems to be in the mix for the Liberty League title
             which was appealing. As far as your son's SAT score (1250-1300 your guessing), I would think he would have a very decent chance of acceptance, especially with a tip from the coach.
             Vassar still attracts many more women than men. The most recent College Data indicates that Vassar accepted 55% of all men who applied.  Pretty good odds, especially for such
             a good school.

Wesleyan - Son did a one day ID camp. One take away from it, Coach Wheeler (who seemed personable) mentioned in a parent only meeting that if your SAT score was below 1300, if I recall correctly, that you would be better off looking somewhere else. The fact that Wesleyan hasnt' been as competitive in the NESCAC recently did factor into my son's decision not to pursue, academically it wasn't an issue.

Best of luck, and if I think of anything else that may be helpful, I'll be sure to relay.

Men's soccer / Re: Hot Stove Action
« on: February 15, 2018, 04:36:44 pm »
Hello all,

Thrilled to have recently found this site and all the great discussions about soccer. Reading through the threads I am impressed by the passion for and depth of knowledge of D3 soccer.
As a neophyte to D3 soccer, this is a great landing spot.


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