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Re: New England Soccer Discussion
« Reply #345 on: September 03, 2015, 05:32:32 pm »
--Winningest active D3 coaches in New England:

1.  Mike Coven - Brandeis     42 years     494-259-50   (0.646)
2.  Jon Anderson - Babson    29 years     358-159-62   (0.671)

These were the only 2 listed with more than 348 wins to make the top 30 nationally for all divisions.

Source:  2015 College Almanac

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« Reply #346 on: September 04, 2015, 09:13:09 am »
WOW...42 years and counting for Coven..The question is how much longer will he go. His top Lieutenant Gabe Margolis has been basically promised the gig when Coven retires, but I think he thought he would have taken over by now. It was just about 5 years ago when Brandeis had been in a decade long funk and the AD was trying to push Coven out. Margolis is an exceptional recruiter and has had as much influence if not more for Brandeis resurgence.

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« Reply #347 on: September 04, 2015, 10:12:18 am »
WOW...42 years and counting for Coven..The question is how much longer will he go. His top Lieutenant Gabe Margolis has been basically promised the gig when Coven retires, but I think he thought he would have taken over by now. It was just about 5 years ago when Brandeis had been in a decade long funk and the AD was trying to push Coven out. Margolis is an exceptional recruiter and has had as much influence if not more for Brandeis resurgence.

Coven and Margolis at Brandeis are a very good tandem.  Agree Margolis is a tremendous recruiter (first hand experience) and they have brought in some very good talent to Brandeis over the last 5 years....it will be interesting to see how they do this year because they did lose some significant firepower with Savonen's graduation.

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« Reply #348 on: September 04, 2015, 10:38:47 am »
Highlights of ECSU-Babson game!  Glad the Eastern Athl Dept put these out as the video feed for the game was poor with sun/shade on the pitch the camera exposure could not be controlled well.

Soph. Alex Fazzino gave Babson all kinds of problems for the Beaver D, his goal was a beauty and was about to score #2 when he was pulled of the ball in the penalty area!!  Xavier Doran was successfully finished on the PK

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« Reply #349 on: September 04, 2015, 03:03:56 pm »
WOW....Those highlights for ECONN and lowlights for Babson tell a whole different story. First of all those are absolutely TWO horrible lazy back passes by the Right Back that got picked off by ECONN and led to the first 2 goals. The 3rd goal looked like a disaster of a throw by the Babson GK which led to a "soft" penalty being called and ECONN capitalized. Those type of lethargic plays will drive coaches nuts.

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« Reply #350 on: September 04, 2015, 03:51:34 pm »
WOW....Those highlights for ECONN and lowlights for Babson tell a whole different story. First of all those are absolutely TWO horrible lazy back passes by the Right Back that got picked off by ECONN and led to the first 2 goals. The 3rd goal looked like a disaster of a throw by the Babson GK which led to a "soft" penalty being called and ECONN capitalized. Those type of lethargic plays will drive coaches nuts.

you're right WOW...back line of Babson looked pretty bad on those goals....unbelievable LAZY passes....Babson has some work to do.  Kudos to ECSU for capitalizing.

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« Reply #351 on: September 04, 2015, 10:27:23 pm »
Endicott ties Calvin.  They may be able to challenge Gordon in the CCC.

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« Reply #352 on: September 05, 2015, 09:24:00 pm »
Cooper D'Ambrosio strikes with 5 sec left in 2OT to defeat Muhlenberg College 1-0.  EVERYBODY on the pitch was gassed.  Fortunately it was not a humid evening and the temp was +/- 70.  Both GK made great saves to maintain the scoreless match to the very last minute!!  Congrats to ECSU on a well fought game against an excellent opponent!!

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« Reply #353 on: September 05, 2015, 09:46:20 pm »
Endicott ties Calvin.  They may be able to challenge Gordon in the CCC.

...and Calvin edges Gordon 1-0.  From what I saw of both games, Calvin seemed the better team, but was not able to break down either opponent effectively. 

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« Reply #354 on: September 07, 2015, 06:41:16 pm »
Just noticed UMASS Boston playing 2 West coast games at Puget Sound and at Pacific Lutheran...This would have NEVER happened even 5 years ago. Looks like the endowment is rising and the new dorms on campus will be bringing in more money for the school and more money for athletics..Like I said a couple years ago this job when it went from part-time to full time was a job that alot of people wanted. To bad MIT with a much bigger endowment and athletic budget could not take a cue from this

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« Reply #355 on: September 07, 2015, 08:40:37 pm »
Just noticed UMASS Boston playing 2 West coast games at Puget Sound and at Pacific Lutheran...This would have NEVER happened even 5 years ago. Looks like the endowment is rising and the new dorms on campus will be bringing in more money for the school and more money for athletics..Like I said a couple years ago this job when it went from part-time to full time was a job that alot of people wanted. To bad MIT with a much bigger endowment and athletic budget could not take a cue from this

In addition 17 of the 30 players on the roster are from places like Cape Verde Islands, Brazil, Venezuela, Mexico, and Spain!!  So, somebody has a budget to do some recruiting travel in the offseason!!

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« Reply #356 on: September 07, 2015, 09:13:13 pm »
Well they usually get those type of kids because of Boston. Usually they are the first to matriculate in college within the family..Like I mentioned last year with their run into the NCAA's with a win over Keene St in the Little East finals they are a great team to root for. They are undersized but have some flair and skill and are just a fun team to follow and root for.

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« Reply #357 on: September 08, 2015, 05:08:44 pm »
Two of the new UMass-Boston players are longtime Bolts players who had been committed to Northeastern, but didn't end up going there for whatever reasons. This dynamic duo should elevate the squad right away!

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Re: New England Soccer Discussion
« Reply #358 on: September 08, 2015, 09:35:11 pm »
ECSU defeats Wesleyan 1-0 on another D'Ambrosio goal at around the 50 min mark.  The Warriors return home to play Ramapo on Sat.

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« Reply #359 on: September 09, 2015, 09:58:46 am »
ECSU defeats Wesleyan 1-0 on another D'Ambrosio goal at around the 50 min mark.  The Warriors return home to play Ramapo on Sat.

ECSU is the story of the season so far. A 3-0 win against Babson is impressive for any side, and I certainly took notice after that, but then two road victories against good opponents. Wesleyan certainly had most of the ball/pressure after the goal but the ECSU defense and goalkeeper were excellent. It will be interesting to see how their regular season unfolds, I'd love to see them make a run in the tournament.