Welcome Chargers, prospective student-athletes and fans! The Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology offers its students the opportunity to compete in intercollegiate athletics. BFIT, known as the Chargers, offers men’s soccer that competes at the Division III level.
The school has active membership in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and participates in Region XXI, comprised of two-year colleges from the New England region. The conference boasts some of the strongest competition in the country and makes all-conference and all-region selections at the conclusion of each season. Try-outs for intercollegiate athletics are open to all students at BFIT. A student’s eligibility is determined by standards set forth by the NJCAA and BFIT. BFIT will assist student-athletes with recruiting efforts to continue their educational and athletic pursuits with remaining years of eligibility. The college is strongly committed to the progress of its student by providing exceptional instruction both inside and outside of the classroom. Thanks for your support of BFIT athletics.
Director of Athletics
Charlie Cremens is Director of Athletics and Men’s Head Soccer Coach at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology. Charlie also coaches MAPLE soccer for AC Arlington and has previously coached for the FC New England Eagles. The 2013 season will mark Coach Cremens’ fifth year serving as head coach of BFIT. In 2012, Charlie took a year away from the head coaching position and he is confident the Chargers will return to the top of Region XXI during the 2013 season.
In 2008, Coach Cremens served as assistant coach for the U-18 New England Eagles FC, learning under Kevin Anderson, head coach at Columbia University. During the 2009 MAPLE season, Cremens was the head coach of the U-19 New England Eagles FC.
In 2006, Charlie founded and managed SPFC, a Bay State Soccer League club, which finished 12-0-5 and won the Division III league title. This successful campaign motivated him to become head soccer coach at BFIT during the program’s first intercollegiate season.
As a college freshman in 1999, Charlie played wing back and midfield for Drew University and that season his team advanced to the Division III national tournament. After losing in the first round of the Nationals, a reoccurring shoulder injury since seventh grade required a second surgery, which ultimately ended his brief college career. As a member of the FC Greater Boston Eagles while growing up in Massachusetts, the team won five consecutive MAPLE State Championships, as well as a Regional title in 1996.
Director of Athletics
Interim Men’s Soccer Coach