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Men’s Soccer Ranked Second in 2019 NEC Preseason Poll

SOMERSET, NJ – The St. Francis College Brooklyn men's soccer team ranked second and received three first-place votes in the 2019 Northeast Conference (NEC) Preseason Poll, as announced by the league office this afternoon. The Terriers have claimed four out of the last six NEC Championships (2013, 2014, 2016, 2017) and have collected a conference record eight titles over the course of program history. The Terriers wrapped up the 2018 season (7-10, 4-4 NEC) and finished tied for fifth-place in the conference. Last season, St. Francis ranked fourth in points per game (3.41), tied for fourth in total points (58), fourth in goals per game (1.29), fourth in goals (22), and tied for first in shutouts (6). Last season the Terriers had Julien Remiti and Yoann Assoumin earn All-NEC honors. Remiti was tabbed to the All-NEC First Team, while Assoumin took home NEC All-Rookie recognition. Matteo Caribotti ranked eighth in the league in points (13), tied for fourth in points per game (0.93), and fifth in goals (6). The Terriers open up the season with a three-match homestand beginning on Friday, August 30, when they take on Stony Brook from Brooklyn Bridge Park-Pier 5. On Tuesday, September 3, St. Francis welcomes La Salle to Brooklyn Heights for a 4 p.m. kick-off. The first homestand of the season concludes on Saturday, September 7, when the Terriers face Lafayette at 1 p.m. Conference play kicks-off on Friday, September 27, when St. Francis squares off with Central Connecticut at 6 p.m. in New Britain, CT. The Terriers return to Brooklyn Bridge Park for their conference home opener on Sunday, September 29, against Saint Francis (PA) at 1 p.m. Saint Francis (PA) was selected first in the NEC Preseason Poll and received five first-place votes. Following the Terriers in the poll was Fairleigh Dickinson, Bryant, and LIU, who tallied a pair of first-place votes. Robert Morris placed sixth, Mount St. Mary's came in seventh, and Sacred Heart was picked eighth. Rounding out the poll was Central Connecticut and Merrimack, in ninth and 10th-place respectively.

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