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Men's Golf Selected To Finish Second IN NECC

Mike Lajoie ATTLEBORO, Mass. – Massachusetts Institute of Technology has been tabbed as the preseason favorite to capture the New England Collegiate Conference men’s golf championship, it was announced today by Commissioner Del Malloy. Voting for the preseason poll was conducted among the NECC’s head golf coaches.

This is the inaugural year for the New England Collegiate Conference. Five of the nine NECC full members sponsor men’s golf, while MIT and Springfield are associate members of the New England Collegiate Conference.

The MIT Engineers received three of the seven first-place votes in the 2008 NECC preseason poll. The Engineers are led by head coach Marty Burke. MIT ranked seventh among all NCAA institutions in the 2008 National Collegiate Scouting Association (NCSA) collegiate power rankings.

Elms College and Springfield College tied the runner up position with 40 points and each had two first-place votes. Mitchell College nabbed the number four spot with 22 points. Becker rounded out the top five with 19 points.

Teams received seven points for every first place vote received, six points for second place votes, five points for third place votes, down to one point for a last place vote. First place votes are shown in parentheses.

2008 NECC PRESEASON MEN’S GOLF POLL

TEAM -- POINTS -- (1st Place votes)
MIT -- 42 -- (3)
Elms -- 40 -- (2)
Springfield -- 40 -- (2)
Mitchell -- 22
Becker -- 19
Daniel Webster -- 18
Newbury -- 15

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Joe Eadie Joe Eadie enters his 20th season as the head men's golf coach at Springfield College in the fall of 2012. Eadie is the head golf professional at the Fenway Golf Range in nearby East Longmeadow, and is in the process of becoming a PGA Professional. He also lead the Pride to their first NCAA Division III Championship in program history. Read more.

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