MANSFIELD, MASS. – Mitchell College topped the 2019 New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Men's Soccer Preseason Coaches' Poll, collecting 29 points, along with four first place votes.
Elms College was voted into the fourth slot, with a total of 17 points. Led by head coach Mike Wysocki, the Blazers will return the 2017 NECC Player of the Year, and 2018 first team All-NECC honoree Babba Jaden (Clarkston, Ga.) to the pitch. Jaden netted a league-high nine goals and totaled 20 points last season. "We expect every team to improve on last year but we also expect to improve ourselves. We want to right some of the wrong results we experienced last season. We have goals to finish the season in first place and win a championship," said Wysocki of the upcoming season.
The Blazers kick off the 2019 campaign on the road Friday 8/30 at Fitchburg State University at 7:00PM
2019 NECC Men's Soccer Preseason Coaches' Poll
1. Mitchell College- 29 (4)
2. New England College- 26 (2)
3. Eastern Nazarene College- 19
4. Elms College- 17
5. Lesley University- 15
6. Dean College- 12
7. Becker College- 9