By Matt Noonan
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After capturing the program’s initial New England Football Conference (NEFC) crown last season, as well as advancing to the second round of the NCAA Division III Football Championship, the MIT football team has begun preparations for its upcoming season, which begins next Friday, September 4 against WPI.
The Engineers return a majority of its championship team, including a fast, athletic defense that maybe the best unit head coach Chad Martinovich has coached during his time in Cambridge.
MIT, however, will need to fill the voids of Peter Williams, Brad Goldsberry and Justin Wallace, but luckily the Cardinal and Gray have depth at the quarterback and running back position, respectively.
Senior wide-out Seve Esparrago returns – he is very optimistic about the offensive unit (noted in the video above) – along with classmate Nathan Varady.
After the Engineers visit WPI in week one, they will travel to Becker College (Sat. Sept. 12) and RPI (Sept. 19) before competing in front of the home crowd on Saturday, September 26 against Maine Maritime Academy – MIT’s initial conference clash.
MIT was picked to capture the NEFC, garnering six first-place votes, while Western New England was picked to finish second – the Golden Bears collected a pair of first-place votes.
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