FRANKLIN, Mass. – The 2019 Dean College men's soccer season kicks off on Friday, August 30 under the direction of Joe Campbell, who begins his second year on the Bulldog sidelines.
As the men's soccer program continues its growth, the Bulldogs continue to expand its reach and will face teams from five different conferences outside of the NECC, including the CCC (Curry College), GNAC (Albertus Magnus, Regis College, Rivier University), Little East (Rhode Island College), NAC (Lyndon State, Maine-Farmington) and the MASCAC (Framingham State, Worcester State).
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The Bulldogs return a wealth of talent from last season's squad, including seven student-athletes who appeared in ten games or more, including sophomores John Kauffman (North Providence, R.I.), who started all 17 games and Cooper Ozoonian (Windham, N.H.), who played in all 17 as well.
OH, SO CLOSE
2018 was a season of so close for the Bulldogs. Seven of their losses came by one goal and of those seven, five saw Dean yield the go-ahead goal in either the final 20 minutes of action or in overtime.
After a slow start, Dean finished the 2018 campaign winning three of their final four contests, including a thrilling season-ending 3-2 win over Elms which capped a season that saw them win four of their five games at home.
The Bulldogs will play ten of their 16 games in 2019 at home – a slate that will see them play four of their final five games in Franklin and five of their first eight overall.
Dean also returns a pair of all-conference performers in Paulo Correia (Brockton, Mass.) and Davonn Smith (Lowell, Mass.) to the fold after a season that saw them combine for nine goals and 24 points in their first seasons last year.
Joe Campbell has totally revamped the roster since his arrival in 2018. In fact, of the 22 student-athletes on the roster, 20 of them are either freshmen (11) or sophomores (nine). Only DJ Hammond (Miami, Fla.), a junior and Kyle Lameiras (Attleboro, Mass.), a senior, are upperclassmen.