Nine of the 11 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference teams are ready to finally kick a full season into full gear this Thursday.
Defending regular-season champion Quinnipiac couldn't find the back of the net in the MAAC finals, losing to sixth-seeded Monmouth, 1-0, this past spring. That sting has settled for just four months, now how will the Bobcats respond?
Fairfield fell to Quinnipiac in the MAAC semifinals, 2-1. With a strong core of returners, could the Stags be poised to get over that hill next time?