The New England Division 1 men's and women's soccer landscape will look a little different beginning next year.
Both Merrimack College and Sacred Heart University have accepted an invitation to join the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC), as announced Monday by MAAC Commissioner Travis Tellitocci.
Merrimack, located in North Andover, Mass., and Sacred Heart, located in Fairfield, Conn., will join the MAAC beginning in 2024-25, as they both will depart the Northeast Conference.
"This is a significant and exciting day for the MAAC as we welcome two outstanding institutions to our conference," said Tellitocci. "The addition of both schools extends our presence in major metropolitan areas, elevates our brand and enriches our conference. We are proud to welcome the Merrimack and Sacred Heart student-athletes, coaches, administrators, alumni and fans to the MAAC."