Marshfield, MA- The New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) has announced the addition of Westfield State University, Worcester State University, Salem State University, and the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) as associate members in the sport of men's golf effective immediately. All four institutions will compete in the 2019 fall conference championship on October 4 & 5 at Wachusett Country Club and their student-athletes are eligible for weekly and postseason award recognition.
the NECC currently boasts five members in the sport of golf that includes Dean College, Eastern Nazarene, Elms, Mitchell, and Springfield College (associate), bringing the total number of sponsoring institutions to nine members.
"The NECC is excited to welcome Westfield State, Worcester State, MCLA, and Salem State to the fold for men's golf for the 2019 championship and beyond," expressed NECC commissioner Katie Boldvich. "The conference is committed to enhancing our postseason opportunities and the addition of these four programs will provide for a better championship atmosphere for our current men's golf programs and student-athletes."
The conference will beging their wait for NCAA postseason automatic-qualification in the fall of 2019 with sights set on attaining automatic-qualification status for the 2021-22 season.
Springfield College earned the 2018 NECC Men's Golf Championship with a combined two day total of 615 (+39).
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