NEC Pilgrims 2015 Preview

New England College Pilgrims

Head Coach: Jedd Brown
2014 Record: 14-4 (2014 NAC Champions, lost in NCAA 1st round at Union, 4-15)

Team goals heading into 2015 season?

The Pilgrims main goal is to win the NAC conference for the second year in a row. Accoring to coach Brown, “we are definitely looking to build on what we accomplished last year.”

Who are you expecting big things out of in 2015?

On the offensive side, they will look to Nick Herzog and Skyler Saunders. Herzog is a senior midfielder who had 30 goals in 2014. He was also a First Team All-NAC selection last spring. While Saunders is a junior attackman, who lead the NAC in assists with 59, and finished will 84 points in 2014.

On the defensive side, the Pilgrims will rely on Chris Galluzzo and James Carlson. Galluzzo is a senior goalie, who was last springs NAC Championship Game MVP. He finished 2014 with 13 wins and 4 losses. While Carlson is a junior defenseman who had 18 groundballs and 13 caused turnovers last spring.

Game on the schedule that your team is looking forward to the most?

The April 15th conference matchup at Castleton State. The Spartans beat the Pilgrims in the regular season, but the Pilgrims beat them in the NAC Championship game in 2014 for the conferences automatic bid in the Division III NCAA tournament.

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