The Central Connecticut women's soccer team was picked second in
the Northeast Conference Preseason Coaches Poll released on
Wednesday. The Blue Devils won the 2009 regular season NEC title
and finished the season 12-7-2 overall and 9-0-1 in conference
play. Monmouth, the tournament champ a year ago, was picked to win
the title. They received seven first place votes while the Blue
Devils garnered four.
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Head Coach Mick D'Arcy, who was tabbed NEC Coach of the Year for the fourth time in his career in 2009, will look to rally his troops for another run at the title and a ninth straight trip to the NEC Tournament.
First team All-NEC midfielder Beth Lloyd will return to direct the offense. In 2009, the senior ranked in the top-five in the conference in each of the three major offensive categories. She tacked on 11 goals (second in the NEC) and added five assists (fifth) for 27 points (fourth). Lloyd will be flanked in the midfield by classmate Clio Tregear, who was named to the NEC All-Tournament team a year ago. Brittany Jackson, a junior forward, earned second team All-NEC accolades in 2009. Treger (six goals, five assists) and Jackson (five goals, seven assists) each finished the year with 17 points on a high-scoring Blue Devil unit that led the NEC in goals with 2.24 per game.
Central opens the 2010 season at home next Thursday night, Aug. 26, at 5 p.m. in New Britain hosting Army. Due to the ongoing construction of the outdoor facilities at CCSU, all home women's soccer games will played on the turf at Arute Field. Admission this season is free to all soccer home games.
FULL CCSU WOMEN'S SOCCER SCHEDULE
2010 CCSU WOMEN'S SOCCER ROSTER
December 10, 2010 Pair of Blue Devils Named All-New England Following 2010 Season
November 29, 2010 Men's and Women's Soccer Receive Academic Honor from the NSCAA
October 29, 2010 Women's Soccer Defeats FDU in NEC Action on Friday Afternoon
October 24, 2010 Women's Soccer Tops Bryant 1-0
October 17, 2010 Women's Soccer Win Streak Stopped with 3-1 Loss at St. Francis (PA)
October 15, 2010 Women's Soccer Wins Third Straight, 2-0, Over Robert Morris
October 10, 2010 Women's Soccer Defeats Monmouth 2-0 at Home on Sunday Afternoon
October 6, 2010 2010 CCSU Women's Soccer Media Guide
September 26, 2010 Quinnipiac Tops Women's Soccer, 4-2, on Sunday Afternoon
September 19, 2010 Freshman Allison Kelley Scores Twice as Blue Devils Top Albany 3-0
September 17, 2010 Blue Devils Defeat Hawks Behind Beth Lloyd's Hat Trick on Friday Night
September 12, 2010 Women's Soccer Drops Decision at UConn on Sunday Afternoon
September 10, 2010 Women's Soccer Drops 3-2 Decision on the Road at Providence
September 7, 2010 Nathalie Nilsson Named adidas/Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week
September 5, 2010 Blue Devils Drop Double Overtime Decision to LaSalle on Sunday
September 3, 2010 Women's Soccer Wins Second Straight, Tops Columbia 2-1 on Friday Night
August 29, 2010 Women's Soccer Drops 3-0 Decision on Sunday at #7 Boston College
July 12, 2010 Leah Blayney Leads the WPSL in Scoring This Summer