Like every U-19 Development Academy team, NEFC will now have to bid farewell to several players.
Olivia Hicks (Whitinsville, Mass.) is off to Maryland. Gabby Del Pico (Brockton, Mass.) will bring her final-third creativity to Harvard. Isabelle Aviza (Medway, Mass.) and her goal-scoring exploits will head to St. John’s. Jane Kaull (Portsmouth, R.I.) is heading to play defense at Northeastern.
But NEFC academy director Nick Burke is also confident the club will fare just fine, returning a sizable core for 2019-20.