On Thursday, Aug. 19, the Northeast Conference will be back, with five of the league’s 10 women’s teams in action. Merrimack will play a non-conference game at UNH that night and Sacred Heart will visit Maine.
Over that weekend, teams from Central Connecticut State and Bryant will also play their openers. It’s the first traditional season since 2019 and it comes on the heels of a 2020-21 campaign that was contested in the spring for many teams.
“We’re probably farther along to start now than we’ve been at this point in the past,” said Bryant coach Andy Biggs, whose team played eight games in the spring.
So with the new season just around the corner, we answered some burning questions from the region’s teams and spotlighted some players we’ll have an eye on this fall.