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Four New England Schools Qualify for NCAAs

Four New England-based college soccer programs qualified for the 2012 NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Tournament.

Boston College and Brown earned at large bids while Connecticut and Northeastern each received automatic bids for winning their respective conferences.

The Eagles went 8-5-5 and tied with Clemson for fourth place in the Atlantic Coast Conference this season. They will face Colonial Athletic Association champion Northeastern, who went 13-2-4, at Parsons Field in Brookline at 6pm.

The winner will face Big East champion Connecticut (15-3-1), who grabbed the fourth seed, on Sunday in Storrs at 1pm.

The Bears earned a 12-2-3 record and finished third in the Ivy League standings. They will travel to Philadelphia for a first round showdown at Drexel on Thursday at 4pm.

Notre Dame clinched the first seed after going 16-3-1. The College Cup Championship game is set for Dec. 9 at Regions Park in Hoover, Al. at 2pm.

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  1. rick sewall

    November 13, 2012 at 7:24 am

    Brian- I did not mention that I was impressed by the play of the Yale goalkeeper vs Brown. He was played a big part in holding a good Brown team to one goal. He is quite tall,has good hands,and positions himself well. I think his distribution is good. He can kick the ball a mile. With all the discussion of the Rev keeper situation how does a player like him get evaluated and in the mix?

  2. Brian O'Connell

    November 13, 2012 at 9:32 am

    Hey Rick, it all depends. If he’s a senior, I’m sure he’ll try to get his name into the mix for the MLS combine in January. He could also send his bio along to MLS and/or NASL clubs in the hopes of landing a trial/training. Offhand, I know there are a few NASL and USL clubs conducting tryouts between now and January. He may also want to talk to an agent about his options. And who knows? Maybe he’s already on someone’s radar. But, in any event, there are a number of different ways to get a club’s attention.

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