Laura Lukowitz entered her freshman year at Babson determined to avoid the pitfalls of her first high school season. Lukowitz (Coventry, R.I.) recalled her anxiousness as she approached her freshman season at La Salle Academy. Her tentative approach led her to miss out on a chance to play varsity … [Read more...]
Norwich’s Thongsythavong a record-breaking scorer after switch to striker
During a routine set of finishing drills three years ago, Norwich University men’s head coach Adam Pfeifer noticed that freshman Joseph Thongsythavong might not be exactly what they thought. A native of Salem, Mass., the freshman came into the program as a standout central midfielder from St. Mary’s … [Read more...]
D1 Men: Four New England teams still vying for conference crowns
Championship weekend is finally upon us in Division 1 men's soccer, and of all the New England-based programs, only four remain in contention for conference glory. The Ivy League does not hold a conference tournament. Big trophies and history lay in wait, as does an automatic berth to the NCAA … [Read more...]
D-1 Men: Which teams could find that tourney magic?
It is officially postseason for Division 1 men's soccer teams, and the stakes are as high as they get. It was an eventful regular season, filled with highs and lows, and bumps and bruises, but all of that goes away when it’s tournament time. Just about each game from here on out is a must-win … [Read more...]
Watch list: Which D-1 men’s players excel at assisting?
You can’t win games if you don’t score goals, and for the most part, you can’t score goals without an assist or two along the way. Be it a one-touch through ball that frees a forward, or a beautiful cross into the box for a header, the helper is almost always overshadowed by the finisher, despite … [Read more...]
AIC leans on Connor Hicks to propel program to new heights
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 … [Read more...]