Steelers’ head coach Mike Tomlin (L) & RMU President Chris Howard (R) – PHOTO: @DrChrisHoward
Sharing significant current events from each of our 10 core member institutions and using tweets to do the job.
Fresh off its fifth NEC Tournament title in the last six years, Bryant’s men’s lacrosse team will host MAAC champion Monmouth in a NCAA Tournament game on Wednesday at 7:00 pm. Watch it live via NEC Front Row. The winner will advance to face Maryland.
CENTRAL CONNECTICUT BLUE DEVILS
Central Connecticut’s multi-year plan to upgrade its athletics facilities included a revamped baseball park. CCSU Baseball Field opened in 2010 and has served as the home of the Blue Devils since. Central, which currently sits one game back of first-place Bryant in the NEC standings’ loss column, closes out the regular season in New Britain against Fairleigh Dickinson May 19-21.
FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON KNIGHTS
He’s a varsity athlete and the incoming Fairleigh Dickinson Student-Athlete Advisory Committee President. FDU footballer Brett Conrads received an invitation to the NCAA Career in Sports Forum June 1-4 in Indianapolis.
LIU BROOKLYN BLACKBIRDS
Some of the Blackbirds’ best work this spring came outside of the diamond. Roy Kortmann’s raised funds and proceeded to hand deliver a check to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
MOUNT ST. MARY’S MOUNTAINEERS
The Mount’s Emmitsburg campus once again served as the backdrop for the NEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships and Chris Wray unexpectedly gave the hometown crown something more to cheer about. The basketball player, who was a key contributor to the Mountaineers’ March Madness run, had not competed in the high jump since his high school days. On Saturday, however, after only a few weeks of training, Wray leapt his way to a silver medal.
ROBERT MORRIS COLONIALS
RMU was the lone Northeast Conference school to host a Super Bowl champion as its Commencement speaker this spring. Pittsburgh Steelers’ head coach Mike Tomlin addressed the graduating class and the importance of preparation was amongst the topics.
SACRED HEART PIONEERS
Sacred Heart’s historic women’s golf season did not come without heartbreak, but the Pioneers’ perseverance has led to the program’s first-ever NCAA Regional appearance. SHU is currently competing at a three-round regional in Lubbock, Texas.
SAINT FRANCIS U RED FLASH
Following an historic regular season, the top-seeded Red Flash will host the four-team NEC Softball Championship with the winner receiving an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The event will off more than just the chance to see the NEC’s single-season Home Run Queen (Jordan Seneca) in action; the Cooper Cheese Truck will be there!!!
ST. FRANCIS BROOKLYN TERRIERS
After sitting 21st overall in the season’s final edition of the NTCA National Top 25 Poll, SFBK’s bowling team is adding to its arsenal. The Terriers’ have inked a Keystone State product to join five returnees from the 2016-17 roster.
New Jersey native Ben Ruta’s collegiate baseball career unfolded in Staten Island. Now, the former all-NEC selection is hoping to wind up in The Bronx one day. Ruta moved one step closer to that goal by receiving a promotion to the Charleston RiverDogs, the full-season Single A affiliate of the New York Yankees. The 2016 Wagner graduate had a pair of hits in his first South Atlantic League game.