Monday, August 29, 2022

Men's Soccer Preview


written by STEVE ULRICH
your must-read briefing on what's driving the day in NCAA Division III
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1.  Men's Soccer Preview

2021 DIII men's soccer semifinal: Washington and Lee vs. Connecticut  College full replay |

The 2022 NCAA Division III men's soccer season gets underway on Thursday with two major changes affecting matches that end in draws after 90 minutes.

Beginning this fall, overtime in regular-season matches is history. A match that is even after 90 minutes is recorded as a draw.

And the magic that is the golden goal is also gone. The NCAA Soccer Rules Committee now requires both overtime periods to be played to completion in the postseason.

Although we "supposedly" have preseason soccer polls from United Soccer Coaches, they are actually just repeats of the final rankings from the previous season.

>> Players to Watch: F-Michael Meese, Soph., Trinity (Texas); F-Amer Lukovic, Soph., Montclair State; M-Augie Djerdjaj, Sr., Connecticut College; M-Victor Gaulmin, Jr., St. Olaf; D-Johnny Kraemer, Sr., North Central (Ill.); D-Griffin Wada, Sr., Chicago; D-Jake Lent-Koop, Sr., Messiah; GK-Jack Viles, Sr., Southwestern; GK-Ryan Grady, Jr., Middlebury

>> Most All-Americans by School: Williams 33, Trinity (Texas) 28, Messiah 19, Ohio Wesleyan 17, Middlebury 15, Wheaton (Ill.) 13, Kenyon 11, St. Lawrence 11,  Elizabethtown 10 

>> Winningest Active CoachesJay Martin, Ohio Wesleyan, 738-153-76; Skip Roderick, Elizabethtown, 557-168-70; Paul McGinlay, Trinity (Texas), 531-87-37; Joe Clarke, Washington (Mo.) 469-201-82; Jon Anderson, Babson, 428-194-77

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2. Conversation With Stockton's Tony Berich

by Patrick Mulranen, Press of Atlantic City

"Tony Berich enjoys his job.

Berich has served as Stockton University’s director of athletics and recreation for 13 months. He was named the interim athletic director last year and had the interim tag removed in July. Berich was the AD at Randolph College in Virginia for three years and at the University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg for 10. He also was the assistant AD at Philadelphia University (now Jefferson University).

Overall, he arrived at Stockton with 24-plus years of experience in college athletics.

The 51-year-old resident of the Marmora section of Upper Township also coached the men’s golf teams at Pittsburgh-Greensburg and Philadelphia University, where he earned a master’s degree in business administration in 2003. Berich earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Pittsburgh in 1993."

>> Changes in College Landscape: "The NIL really hasn’t affected us a whole lot. Division III, it’s a little bit tougher for our kids to get involved in something like that. Certainly the transfer portal we are seeing more and more of that now. That’s something that, I think, is making it easier for kids to get their name out there."

>> State of the Conference: "The NJAC is one of the top Division III conferences in the country. Without question. I felt like I came from one of the other ones, the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. The ODAC is a tremendous conference, as well. But I felt the competitive level they play at here is unparalleled across the country."

>> Adding New Programs: "We would certainly take a look at any of the programs down the road. I think maybe the most natural will be men’s rowing to make varsity because I know they wouldn’t be structured any differently financially."

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3. The Four Stages of a Presidential Life Cycle

by Karen M. Whitney, Chronicle of Higher Education

"While there are many ways to become, and succeed as, a college president, I believe that every chief executive generally goes through the same presidential life cycle. Based on my own experience as a former university president, I see this cycle as having four stages: aspiring, acquiring, attending, and adjourning.

What follows is a leadership model based on those stages. I offer it in the hope that it will help you — either as a would-be or a current president — to evaluate your own career path and create a plan of action.

  • Aspiring. "Figure out which leadership or management experiences and which areas of expertise you might want to cultivate over time."
  • Acquiring. "I looked for positions where I felt I met all the minimum qualifications and where I saw an alignment with how I wished to lead and manage."
  • Attending to. "As president, everyone really does watch you and judge you. How you choose to present yourself is significant to a successful presidency."
  • Adjourning. "This stage is about how to end and transition out graciously. It’s about completing the appointment and securing one’s legacy."

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6. College Reprieve

College inflation isn't as bad as portrayedAxios chief financial correspondent Felix Salmon writes.

  • Costs for private four-year colleges have actually been falling.

Why it matters: President Biden's decision to forgive billions of dollars in student debt has stirred renewed debate about college costs.

What's happening: The amount that Americans pay for college tuition is ultimately set according to the rules of supply and demand. Due to overbuilding, a falling birth rate, and a decline in foreign students, there's significantly more supply than there is demand.

  • That means flat or declining prices.
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