BROOKLINE, Mass. – The Nighthawks look to improve on their 2017 season, which featured a trip to the New England Collegiate Conference semifinals for a second consecutive season.
Also for the second consecutive season, the NECC sees a shake-up in teams in the conference, adding Eastern Nazarene College and New England College to the conference for the 2018 season.
But before the conference schedule starts, the Nighthawks begin their season with four non-conference games, including three on the road. Opening night the Nighthawks travel to MIT on Sept. 1 at 7:00 p.m.
The Nighthawks follow the opener with two more road games, first against Massachusetts Maritime Academy on Sept. 3 at 6:00 p.m., followed by Emmanuel College on Sept. 5 at 7:00 p.m.
On Sept. 8, the Nighthawks play their home opener, welcoming Salve Regina University for a 3:00 p.m. kickoff.
A week later and the Nighthawks begin their NECC schedule with a home match against Elms College, set for 3:00 p.m. on Sept. 15.
A pair of non-conference games follow the NECC opener, first Emerson College travels to Newbury on Sept. 17 for a 3:30 p.m. game. The Nighthawks head for Husson University on Sept. 19 for a 5:00 p.m. kickoff.
The Nighthawks travel to Southern Vermont College for their first away NECC fixture on Sept. 22 at 12:00 p.m.
A pair of non-conference games against Fitchburg State on Sept. 26 at home at 3:30 p.m. and Coast Guard Academy on the road at 7:00 p.m. precede a run of NECC games.
Six straight NECC contests stretch from Oct. 6 to Oct. 23, starting with a home fixture against Mitchell College on Oct. 6 at 12:00 p.m.
Oct. 9 against Eastern Nazarene College at 7:00 p.m., Oct. 13 vs. Dean College at 3:00 p.m., and Oct. 16 against Lesley University at 8:00 p.m., all come on the road.
The Nighthawks finish their home schedule with a pair of games in late October. The Nighthawks welcome Becker College for a 3:00 p.m. game on Oct. 20, followed by a match with New England College on Oct. 23 at 4:00 p.m.
Newbury finishes their regular season with a road game at UMass Dartmouth on Oct. 27 at 1:00 p.m.