SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (August 31, 2017) - The 2017-18 athletic calendar is set to get underway on Friday afternoon, with five Western New England University teams in action.
The women's tennis team starts it off at 3:30 PM with a home match against Johnson & Wales at the Volvo Outdoor Courts, before the reigning CCC champion men's soccer team kicks off its 2017 campaign at 4 p.m. against Bridgewater State at Suprenant Field. The women's soccer, volleyball and field hockey teams all open their seasons on the road.
On Saturday, Western New England's two-time defending NEFC champion football team hosts city rival Springfield College at 1 p.m. in the fifth annual Pynchon SAW Game at Golden Bear Stadium. The men's and women's cross country teams also open up on Saturday at the Roger Williams Invitational, while women's soccer and volleyball are back in action.
The weekend wraps up on Sunday as the men's soccer team hosts MCLA in its second of three straight home matches to open the season at 1 p.m.
With fall sports finally starting this weekend, check out our video previews below of each team that will be representing Western New England over the next few months.
Featuring head coach Keith Emery and captain Sam Edouard
*Courtesy of the CCC
Featuring head coach Kristin Hensinger and captains Iman Shehemi, Erin Grimes & Marielle Caron
Featuring head coach Mary Clare Snediker and captains Allison Jackson, Dominique Corveddu, & Lauren Palmateer
Featuring head coach Devin O'Neill and captain Alan Haberern
Featuring head coach Samantha Shomo and captain Brianna Roath
Featuring head coach Jenn Kolins and captains Kim Phu & Christina D'Agostino
Featuring head coach Brian Walsh and captains Jon Ricciardi, Adrian Barber, Meagan Dias & Kathleen Silveira