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Re: New England Soccer Discussion
« Reply #765 on: October 08, 2016, 09:25:29 pm »
This Jamaican 28 year old striker for UMASS Boston is a beast. He favors his left foot but it is extremely hard to knock him off the ball. He snags a Hat-trick to give UMASS Boston a 3-2 lead on a quick turn and strike.

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Re: New England Soccer Discussion
« Reply #766 on: October 09, 2016, 01:21:11 pm »
0-0 Umass Boston v Umass Dartmouth....This game is pleasure to watch. Some nice skill from both team really, chippy as usual, and just some great flair on the field. I am just waiting for this ref to lose control and a fight to break out...
Absolutely agree with you on above statement, UMB pinpoint passing and creativeness, especially Kenaway, who not only is a technically skilled player, but has such great instincts.  It was like watching a game in Portugal yesterday with all the Fogo Cape Verde players and other international stars.  However, UMB STILL has to work on composure if they are going to compete with the best of NESCAC, NJAC and other conferences!!  Bottom line a wonderful passionate match to watch!!!  :)  8-)

PS Williamson looks like a linebacker in the NFL on the field!!  I think he is  6'3" 220lbs ???  VERY difficult to move him off the ball, great strength and power to his strikes!!

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Re: New England Soccer Discussion
« Reply #767 on: October 09, 2016, 02:59:35 pm »
Although they are feasting on less-than-stellar opponents (a 5-0 win against MIT-conquering Newbury notwithstanding), Dean College is now 7-0-0 with a clean sheet for the season (48 GF, 0 GA).  The question seems to be less whether they will run the table than whether they will be scored upon.  Does anyone know to which conference, if any, they might be headed once they complete the transition to D3 from NJCAA?



No idea but I can guarantee you they will not be able to get these JUCO type players thru admissions when they do officially join D3.

After a 2-0 loss yesterday to Maine-Fort Kent, the Dean bubble has burst.  They are now 11-1.  It will nevertheless be interesting to see where this group is headed in the ongoing transition to D3 that lies ahead.

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Re: New England Soccer Discussion
« Reply #768 on: October 09, 2016, 06:05:21 pm »
This Jamaican 28 year old striker for UMASS Boston is a beast. He favors his left foot but it is extremely hard to knock him off the ball. He snags a Hat-trick to give UMASS Boston a 3-2 lead on a quick turn and strike.

Valeo FC lists Ocane Williamson as a former collegiate player.  He is listed as a freshman for Mass- Boston.  Does college in another country impact NCAA eligibility?  For example, if he had played one year for a college in Jamaica, would he only have 3 years of eligibility remaining here?

http://www.valeofc.com/layout_container/show_layout_tab?layout_container_id=16925486&page_node_id=1623327&tab_element_id=54984


Ocane Williamson
Former collegiate player for Kingston College in Jamaica. Also played for Rivoli United F.C. in the Jamaican premiere league in 2011. Williamson won the MSSL with Mass United in 2013. Competing with Middlesex F.C in the BSSL, Williamson led his team to the Division I title, scoring 26 goals that season.
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Re: New England Soccer Discussion
« Reply #769 on: October 11, 2016, 02:39:10 pm »
NSCAA New England rankings (10/11/16):

1   Mass-Boston                    11-0-1
2   Amherst College                 9-1-1
3   Middlebury College             6-1-2
4   Gordon College                  9-1-1
5   Springfield College            11-0-1
6   Tufts University                   5-3-2
7   Connecticut College            8-2-0
8   Williams College                  6-2-1
9   Endicott College                  7-3-2
10   Babson College                   6-4-3

Best of the rest (no particular order):  Trinity (6-4), Clark (10-2), WPI (7-2-3), Brandeis (5-3-3), Wentworth (8-2-4)

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Re: New England Soccer Discussion
« Reply #770 on: October 12, 2016, 09:21:37 pm »
MIT outshot Bridgewater State 38-7 but could not score. They can't hit a barn door.  It was appalling, there were about four or five shots on which they should've scored, but they didn't even work the keeper. They were 16 shots on goal but the kid made one good save in 110 minutes - even on the gimmes they shot right at him. Boy, do they miss Bingham.

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Re: New England Soccer Discussion
« Reply #771 on: October 15, 2016, 05:05:55 pm »
NSCAA New England rankings (10/11/16):

1   Mass-Boston                    11-0-1       L  - ECSU 1-2
2   Amherst College                 9-1-1      W - Colby 1-0
3   Middlebury College             6-1-2      T - Trinity 0-0   W - Wesleyan 2-0
4   Gordon College                  9-1-1       L - Wentworth 1-3
5   Springfield College            11-0-1      L - Babson 1-2
6   Tufts University                   5-3-2       W - Conn 1-0    W - Trinity 2-0
7   Connecticut College            8-2-0        L - Tufts 0-1
8   Williams College                  6-2-1       W - Wesleyan 2-1
9   Endicott College                  7-3-2       W - West New England 2-0   L - Babson 0-1
10   Babson College                   6-4-3        W - Springfield 2-1    W - Endicott 1-0

Best of the rest (no particular order):  Trinity (6-4), Clark (10-2), WPI (7-2-3), Brandeis (5-3-3), Wentworth (8-2-4)
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Re: New England Soccer Discussion
« Reply #772 on: October 16, 2016, 08:41:16 pm »
Mr.Right's Projected NCAA New England Regional Rankings on Wednesday taking into account SOS, OWP,OOWP, Road results, etc.....

This year reminds me of 2013 with a ton of parity and with most teams with multiple losses. Historically, when this happens, Nescac and UAA teams benefit because of their SOS. UMASS Boston benefits from all the road wins, Tufts with big wins, Babson with high SOS, Clark and Springfield with weak SOS, etc, etc


1.     Amherst                           11-1-0
2.     UMASS Boston                 12-1-1
3,     Middlebury                        8-1-3
4.     Tufts                                 7-3-2
5.     Babson                             8-4-3
6.     Springfield                       12-1-1
7.     Williams                            7-2-3
8.     Brandeis                           6-4-3
9.     Rhode Island College      10-3-1
10.   Bowdoin                           7-3-3
11.   Wentworth                       9-2-4
12.   Clark                                12-2-0


On the immediate cusp: Gordon, Conn College

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Re: New England Soccer Discussion
« Reply #773 on: October 17, 2016, 09:48:59 am »
Dusting off the old spreadsheet, I have also projected the first real rankings for New England.  Although they are similar to Mr. Right's projection, the major guesstimate at this point is SOS. The accuracy of the projection will increase dramatically with the first round of real SOS data.

According to the spreadsheet:

                         Winning %    Record vs ranked
1.  Amherst            0.885          3-1-1
2.  Mass-Boston      0.893        2-0-1
3.  Middlebury        0.792          1-1-1
4.  Williams             0.708          1-1-1
5.  Tufts                  0.667          3-0-0
6.  Clark                 0.857           1-2-0
7.  Wentworth        0.733          0-1-0
8.  Springfield        0.893          1-1-0
9.  Babson             0.633          3-2-2
10.  Rhode Island   0.750         0-3-0
11.  Brandeis         0.577          0-2-0 (NE only)
12.  Bowdoin         0.644          0-2-2

Next 3:  Conn, Wheaton, Gordon
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Re: New England Soccer Discussion
« Reply #774 on: October 17, 2016, 01:35:02 pm »
I must say that with the committee adding some teams to each region is not helpful. 12 teams in New England is a bit much over inflated. Teams RvR are going to get over-inflated and with that being said 2-3 wins v ranked might not be enough this year. All of the predicted ranked teams are going to have multiple wins and losses for RvR. Something to watch for.

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Re: New England Soccer Discussion
« Reply #775 on: October 18, 2016, 11:11:19 am »
Computer rankings 10/16

               Massey            HERO
1.  Amherst                   1.  Mass-Boston
2.  Mass-Boston           2.  Amherst
3.  Middlebury               3.  Middlebury
4.  Springfield               4.  Tufts
5.  Tufts                        5.  Springfield
6.  Williams                   6.  Rhode Island
7.  Rhode Island           7.  Bowdoin
8.  Clark                        8.  Conn
9.  Bowdoin                  9.  Gordon
10.  Conn                    10.  Brandeis
11.  Brandeis               11.  Williams
12.  Babson                 12.  Clark

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Re: New England Soccer Discussion
« Reply #776 on: October 18, 2016, 01:14:50 pm »
And now the unreal NSCAA New England rankings as of 10/18/2016

1   Amherst           11-1-1
2   Middlebury         8-1-3
3   Mass-Boston    12-1-1
4   Tufts                  7-3-2
5   Williams              7-2-3
6   Babson               8-4-3
7   Springfield         12-1-1
8   Clark                  12-2-0
9   Rhode Island     10-3-1
10   Wentworth          9-2-4

It will be interesting to see if Springfield's SOS is over 0.500 and they appear in tomorrow's real rankings.

Best of the rest:  Conn, Brandeis, Gordon, WPI

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Re: New England Soccer Discussion
« Reply #777 on: October 19, 2016, 02:50:46 pm »
Top NE SOS from today's data sheet:

Brandeis   0.628
Babson     0.606
Tufts         0.596
Rhode I     0.594 !
Colby        0.594
MIT          0.584
WPI          0.584
Williams    0.582
Amherst   0.577
WConn     0.576

Others:
Middlebury    0.564
Bowdoin      0.555
Conn           0.554
Mass-Boston  0.549
Clark            0.544
Gordon        0.517
Wentworth  0.502
Springfield  0.499

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Re: New England Soccer Discussion
« Reply #778 on: October 19, 2016, 03:08:14 pm »
REAL rankings for New England 10/19/2016
                                     W-L          SOS
1.   Amherst                11-1-1      .577
2.   UMass Boston        12-1-1      .549
3.   Clark (MA)             12-2-0      .544
4.   Middlebury             8-1-3      .564
5.   Rhode Island         10-3-1      .594
6.   Williams                 7-2-3      .582
7.   Babson                  8-4-3      .606
8.   Tufts                     7-3-2     .596
9.   WPI                       7-2-4     .584
10.   Conn                   8-4-0     .554
11.   Coast Guard        8-3-2     .545
12.   Bowdoin              7-3-3     .555


No Springfield with their .499 SOS.   Also missing is Wentworth  (9-2-4, .502) and Brandeis (6-4-3, .628)
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Re: New England Soccer Discussion
« Reply #779 on: October 19, 2016, 03:33:50 pm »
I'm not saying that I think this will happen, but if Brandeis can win out against against Clark (#3 in New England), Lasell, Emory (#6 in South Atlantic), Rochester (#1 in East), and NYU, they will end the season at 11-4-3 overall, a potential 5-1-3 against regionally ranked opponents, and one of the highest SOS in the country.

Is there a chance that will be enough for a Pool C birth? Asking for a friend :-\