Editor’s note: As part of a running New England Soccer Journal series, we’re profiling Division I programs in the region. Even with the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting college soccer, there’s plenty going on behind the scenes.
Over the past seven years, no Division I men’s college soccer team from New England has enjoyed more success – at least on a national stage – than Providence College.
The Friars made the semifinals in 2014 and quarterfinals in 2016, then lost in the Sweet 16 against Clemson last year, defeated only on a penalty kick in double overtime.
Head coach Craig Stewart, who leads one of two Big East programs from the region (UConn is the other), expects Providence to be in those conversations on a consistent basis.