Editor’s note: This story appears in the September-October issue of New England Soccer Journal.
AIC has arrived.
Once a middle-of-the-road program, the Yellow Jackets have built a foundation under head coach Luke Perry, which is now solid enough to hold the weight of them being a leading side in the Northeast-10 and a contender on the national stage.
A major factor in AIC’s rise over the past five years has been the approach and the play of Connor Hicks, a graduate student from Monson, Mass. His selfless efforts have been easily absorbed into the program’s culture.