2013 Northeast Conference men's soccer season

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Northeast Conference
Season 2013
Champions Central Connecticut
NEC Tournament Champions St. Francis Brooklyn
NCAA Tournament St. Francis Brooklyn
Matches played 28
Goals scored 67 (2.39 per match)
Top goalscorer Neco Brett, RMU (4 goals)[1]
Average attendance 228[1]
2012
2014

The 2013 Northeast Conference men's soccer season will be the 33rd season of men's varsity soccer in the conference.

The Quinnipiac Bobcats are the defending regular season champions, while the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights are the defending tournament champions. Quinnipiac will be unable to defend their NEC regular season title, since they are moving to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference for 2013.

Central Connecticut won the Regular Season Championship by going 6-1-0 in conference play and will host the NEC Tournament in New Britain, Connecticut. St. Francis Brooklyn won the 2013 NEC Tournament Championship with the 4th seed by beating Central Connecticut (2-0) then Bryant (3-2).

Changes from 2012[edit]

  • Qunnipiac and Monmouth are leaving the conference and joining the MAAC.
  • Mount St. Mary's is dropping its men's soccer program.

Teams[edit]

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Bryant Bulldogs Smithfield, Rhode Island Bulldog Stadium 5,500
Central Connecticut Blue Devils New Britain, Connecticut CCSU Soccer Field 550
Fairleigh Dickinson Knights Florham Park, New Jersey University Stadium 500
LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds Brooklyn, New York LIU Field 400
Robert Morris Colonials Moon Township, Pennsylvania North Athletic Complex 800
Sacred Heart Pioneers Fairfield, Connecticut Campus Field 3,334
St. Francis Terriers Brooklyn, New York Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 5 300
Saint Francis Red Flash Loretto, Pennsylvania Stokes Soccerplex 500

Standings[edit]

2013 Northeast Conference men's soccer standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Central Connecticut 6 1 0     9 9 1
Saint Francis (PA) 4 2 1     11 4 4
Bryant 4 2 1     7 9 2
St. Francis Brooklyn 4 3 0     12 6 1
Fairleigh Dickinson 2 4 1     9 8 1
LIU Brooklyn 2 4 1     5 10 2
Robert Morris 2 5 0     8 8 2
Sacred Heart 2 5 0     5 13 0
  • ‡ - Tournament champion
As of November 21, 2013; Rankings from NSCAA













Results[edit]

Team/Opponent BRY CCS FDU LIU RMU SHU SFBK SFU
Bryant Bulldogs 4-1 1-0 1-1 (2OT) 1-0 1-0 0-1 0-1
Central Connecticut Blue Devils 1-4 1-0 2-0 2-1 4-3 (OT) 1-0 1-0
Fairleigh Dickinson Knights 0-1 0-1 1-0 1-2 0-2 2-1 1-1 (2OT)
LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds 1-1 (2OT) 0-2 0-1 2-1 0-1 0-4 1-0
Robert Morris Colonials 0-1 1-2 2-1 1-2 5-0 2-3 (OT) 1-4
Sacred Heart Pioneers 0-1 3-4 (OT) 2-0 1-0 0-5 0-1 1-2
St. Francis Terriers 1-0 0-1 1-2 4-0 3-2 (OT) 1-0 0-1 (2OT)
Saint Francis Red Flash 1-0 0-1 1-1 (2OT) 0-1 4-1 2-1 1-0 (2OT)

Honors[edit]

  • Player of the Year: Neco Brett (Robert Morris)
  • Defensive Player of the Year: Nicholas Walker (Fairleigh Dickinson)
  • Rookie of the Year: Conor Qualter (Central Connecticut)
  • Coach of the Year: Shaun Green (Central Connecticut)

2013 NEC First Team All-Conference [2]

Player School Position Class Hometown (Previous school)
Neco Brett Robert Morris Forward Sophomore Kingston, Jamaica (Excelsior)
Kevin Correa St. Francis Brooklyn Forward Junior Flushing, New York (Flushing)
Nick Kolarac Saint Francis (PA) Forward Senior Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (West Allegheny)
Miro Cabrilo Robert Morris Midfielder Senior Hamilton, Ontario (Glendale Secondary School)
Bruce Cullen Robert Morris Midfielder Sophomore Pickering, Ontario (Pine Ridge)
Anders Vest-Hansen Fairleigh Dickinson Midfielder Junior Nykobing, Denmark (Celf)
John Johansson St. Francis Brooklyn Midfield Senior Kalmar, Sweden (Stagneliusskolan)
Conor Qualter Central Connecticut Defender Freshman York, England (Leeds United)
Francis de Vries Saint Francis (PA) Defender Freshman Christchurch, New Zealand (Cashmere)
Nicholas Walker Fairleigh Dickinson Defender Senior Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (St. Mary's)
Daniel Valcicak Saint Francis (PA) Goalkeeper Senior Herndon, Virginia (Gonzaga College)

Postseason[edit]

NEC Tournament[edit]

Semifinals
Friday, November 15
Final
Sunday, November 17
           
1 Central Connecticut 0
4 St. Francis Brooklyn 2
3 Bryant 2
4 St. Francis Brooklyn 3 (2OT)
2 Saint Francis (PA) 2
3 Bryant 2 (2OT)
  • Note-Bryant advanced to the Championship Game via Penalty Kicks (3-0)

NCAA Tournament[edit]

Seed Region School 1st Round 2nd Round 3rd Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Championship
4 St. Francis Brooklyn L, 0–1 vs. Penn State

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "CONFERENCE SOCCER STATISTICS Through games of Dec 05, 2013 (Conference games only)". northeastconference.org. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Robert Morris Forward Neco Brett Named NEC Men's Soccer Player of the Year". northeastconference.org. Retrieved 19 November 2014.