After winning the program’s first Northeast-10 Conference Championship in 2015, the Adelphi University women’s soccer team has put together the 2016 schedule with aspirations of a deeper run into the NCAA Tournament.
The Panthers begin the season with three straight home games on Motamed Field. The season-opener is scheduled for Friday, September 2, as Bloomfield makes the trip to Garden City. Meanwhile, the Panthers welcome Bridgeport in a rematch of last year’s NCAA East Region Championships on Wednesday, September 7. East Stroudsburg concludes the non-conference portion of the schedule on Monday, September 26, on Long Island.
The final game of the three-game home stretch to start the season also marks the NE-10 opener when Saint Anselm travels from New Hampshire on Saturday, September 10. Stonehill, Southern Connecticut State, Le Moyne, Pace, American International, and Assumption all join the Hawks as part of the home conference schedule.
The Panthers are also slated to travel on seven dates to face league opponents, starting on Wednesday, September 14 at New Haven. Adelphi will also play at Saint Michael’s, Merrimack, Bentley, Saint Rose, Franklin Pierce, and Southern New Hampshire. The Wednesday, October 12 trip to Albany marks the rematch of last year’s NE-10 Championship Final in which the Brown and Gold topped the Golden Knights 1-0.
“The 2015-16 academic year was a memorable one for all of us,” said Head Coach Brooke DeRosa. “We had a tremendous amount of success in the fall. As we prepared for the future in the off season, we continued to make improvements in the spring and did an impressive job showcasing our potential. This fall season will bring new tests and challenges for us as we will play several top-25 teams. We welcome and accept all the challenges ahead of us and look forward to our future. We have a very strong belief in ourselves as a team and are anxious to begin our fall season. “
The 17-game schedule features 10 home matches this year with all seven road trips being played at league rivals. Five of the first seven contests of the season will be played on Motamed Field.
For a complete look at the 2016 schedule, visit the women’s soccer team’s website.