The Eastern Connecticut State University men's and women's soccer teams both had seasons to remember in the fall 2017 semester.
Among the students who participated in the soccer program this year was Maxime Parent '20 of South Yarmouth, who majors in Biology. Parent is a forward.
The women, concluding with a record of 9-8-3, continued their streak of excellence, recording its third year in a row of unbeaten Little East Conference play and advancing as far as the LEC championship game. The men's season, with a record of 9-7-2, was an excellent rebound from 2016--the only losing season in the 11 years under the helm of head coach Greg DeVito.In the final game of the year, they secured a winning season with a 3-0 shutout of the University of Southern Maine.
Both programs were also recognized in the postseason awards, as nine different players from both programs were recognized as All-Conference.
The Little East Conference (LEC) was established in 1986 as a single-sport league by six public institutions throughout New England. The LEC has since become a multi-sport league with eight primary members, six affiliate members and 19 championships.
Eastern offers a broad-based, Division III athletic program aimed at safeguarding the amateur aspects of the various sports and maintaining the proper perspective of athletics within Eastern's academic mission. By placing emphasis on the values of equity, diversity, sportsmanship, health and wellbeing, Eastern's athletic program encourages students to contribute more effectively to our society and live richer, fuller lives.