It's no exaggeration to call the NESCAC the best Division 3 college soccer conference in the country.
After all, the NESCAC has produced four of the last five national champions, with Tufts winning thrice (2014, '16, '18) and Amherst once (2015). Stretch it back even further and you discover national titles for Middlebury (2007) and Williams (1995). Even last year's NCAA tournament featured six teams from the conference.
So as another D3 season nears in New England, odds are several NESCAC teams will lead the way. To preview what's in store, New England Soccer Journal has an in-depth preview of the conference, as we delve into each team's overall outlook, key losses, key returners and, where applicable, some freshmen to watch for.
Here's a look at what to expect in the NESCAC.