NEC News of the Day: To Loretto We Go! plus Your Top Tweets & Daily Dose of News Links

The news came a day later than expected but the 2011 Northeast Conference Women’s Soccer Tournament is headed to Saint Francis (PA).

The defending Red Flash sealed the privilege to host the four-team postseason tournament by beating Wagner in an overtime game that was played one day after originally scheduled due to the havoc wreaked by the Nor Easter that hit the region this past weekend.

Long Island, the 2010 NEC regular season champion and tournament host, finished second in the standings and will be the No. 2 seed.  Monmouth, who last won it all in 2009, is seeded No. 3.  The No. 4 seed went to Sacred Heart. 

The 2011 NEC Women’s Soccer Tournament, the winner of which will receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, will begin with semifinal play on Friday, November 4 on the campus of Saint Francis (PA) in Loretto.  The top-seeded Red Flash will kick off against SHU in the first semifinal set to begin at 12:00 pm.  Long Island and Monmouth will follow on the same field at 2:30 pm.  Click here for more championship-related information.

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As for NEC men’s soccer, the tournament is still one full weekend of regular season play away.  Monmouth would be the host if the season ended today, but only four points separate first place from seventh place heading into the final weekend.  It should be a fun one.

The 2011 NEC Field Hockey Championship is headed to Rider, which has hosted the four-team Tournament each of the past two years.  The Broncs recently completed their third consecutive flawless run through the NEC regular season schedule.  The Tournament is set for November 4-5 at Rider’s Ben Cohen Field in Lawrenceville, NJ.  Click here for more championship-related information.

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Tweet of the Day
@Cakes89 – It doesn’t need to be a dozen roses to make an impact. A single flower at the right moment can be powerful.

Other Top-rated Tweets
@msguyanesemix – wow, some people on twitter really can’t spell. #USeducation

@The_Real_Nate66 – #randomthought time to invest in a winter coat. Hoodies aren’t cuttin it anymore

@MUHawksWBB – TWELVE DAYS until our first game! See you at The MAC Nov 13th! #hawks

@MUHawksFB – 50 Cent Wings tonight at Buffalo Wild Wings in Eatontown for the Kevin Callahan MU Football Coaches Show. 7-8 pm

@DougFeinberg – first time since 2007-08 no UConn player on preseason team; then again 1st time in four years that Maya Moore isn’t around

Articles of Interest
NEC-specific
Wagner lands high profile basketball recruit Dwaun Anderson of MichiganStaten Island Advance (Cormac Gordon)

MU women’s soccer heads to NECs on a winning noteAsbury Park Press (Hawks Nest)

MU men’s soccer falls at SFPA and first place NEC finish in jeopardy plus POLLAsbury Park Press (Hawks Nest)

General News
USA TODAY ESPN DIVISION I TOP 25 PRESEASON COACHES’ POLLWBCA.org

WVU files lawsuit against Big East Yahoo! Sports (AP)

Conference shuffling yields hoops winners, losersYahoo! Sports (AP – Dave SKretta)

Mass.-Lowell honors fallen teammateNCAA.com (Brian Lester)

NCAA colleges should consider offering sports as an academic major Washington Post (Sally Jenkins)

Jared Sullinger tops AP preseason All-America teamCTcentral.com (AP – Jim O’Connell)

USC’s Kiffin fined; S McDonald suspended half-game Beaver County Times (AP) 

 

Video Vault
Meet the two Aussies who will take the floor for SFNY WBB this season…

Rothman Center is more than just a place to see a great game…

 

– Nov. 1, 2011 aka 11/1/11 –

 

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