Season Preview: Men's Soccer Looks To Ride Momentum Into 2017 Campaign

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Head Coach: Scott Wiercinski
Captains: Stevie Van Siclen, Sam Ward, Wilson MacMillan

2016 Recap (9-4-4): The Bowdoin men's soccer team came up just short in its bid for its third consecutive NESCAC title last fall, dropping to eventual conference champ Amherst 2-1 in the semifinals of the league tournament. The Polar Bears finished the regular season strong, going 4-0-2 down the stretch, including back-to-back wins over eventual national champion Tufts in late October.

2017 Preview: Bowdoin ranked third in the NESCAC with a stingy 0.82 GAA last fall and, prior to an injury that shortened his campaign, goaltender Stevie Van Siclen led the conference by allowing just six goals in ten games played (0.66 GAA). He returns to backline a Bowdoin unit that also includes All-NESCAC performer Matty McColl. Moctar Niang leads a Polar Bear attack that will feature nine players who scored goals last autumn.

The schedule sees the Polar Bears on the road for the first three games, including an early road test at tenth-ranked Amherst (Sep. 9). Bowdoin opens its home campaign with a pair of league contests in consecutive days against Wesleyan (Sep. 16) and Williams (Sep. 17). Other home games include Middlebury (Sep. 23), Southern Maine (Sep. 24), Hamilton (Oct. 14) and Colby (Oct. 17).

Follow Online: Watch men's soccer home games courtesy of the Northeast Sports Network and all contests will be available via live statistics. You can also follow Bowdoin men's soccer on Facebook and on the free Bowdoin Front App, available on the App Store for Apple users and Google Play for Android users.