Eleven schools and eight national titles spread across five different programs.
New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) men’s soccer contains more multitudes, more layers than that. But there’s arguably no more concise and apt way to summarize -- in big, bold letters -- the Division 3 hotbed.
From Amherst and Tufts to Middlebury and Williams, with plenty of stops in between, there’s no more rigorous, more challenging environment at this level of collegiate athletics. The proof’s in the results, and its throughline runs straight through New England.
But how did NESCAC men’s soccer reach this point? Why are these schools so coveted in the eyes of recruits? And what does the future hold for its shared ambitions?