A fascinating recruiting trend has taken shape this spring.
We’re seeing the formation of a pipeline that leads from high-level Connecticut club soccer to the Northern Kentucky University men’s team, a Division 1 program that competes in the Horizon League and is located in Highland Heights, Ky.
On the surface, it may seem like an odd connection. But it actually makes a lot of sense.
In January, Tom Poitras was hired as head coach at NKU. It’s a name that's undoubtedly very familiar in New England college soccer circles, as Poitras came to Northern Kentucky after a long stint at the University of Hartford, where he helped make the Hawks a perennial America East Conference contender and produced an abundance of outstanding players since his 2011 arrival at Hartford.