NEC News of the Day: What a run for Monmouth Women’s Soccer! Plus NSCAA Team Academic List Plus Videos and Top Tweet

It’s news the program has heard for each of the past 14 years now. 

Monmouth women’s soccer received word that the program once again qualified for the NSCAA Team Academic award.

Both Monmouth’s women’s and men’s teams received the academic honor, a claim only one other NEC school can make (Saint Francis [PA]) this season, but no one has had quite the illustrious run that Krissy Turner’s women’s team is currently riding.

Although the Hawks are unmatched in frequency, they had a lot of company on this year’s list of honorees.  Academic performance was strong throughout NEC women’s soccer with nine of the league’s 11 teams receiving the NSCAA academic accolade, which is awarded to teams with a combined grade-point average in excess of 3.0 (4.0 scale).

Bryant, Central Connecticut, Long Island, Monmouth, Mount St. Mary’s, Quinnipiac, Robert Morris, Sacred Heart, and Saint Francis (PA) were the NEC’s women’s recipients.

There were three NEC teams on the men’s side – Long Island, Monmouth, Quinnipiac, and Saint Francis (PA) – to achieve the feat.  In fact, the SFPA men accounted for the 11th-highest team GPA (3.32) in the nation.

View the entire NSCAA list here.

It’s a light Friday (Dec. 9) night for the NEC on the hardwood with only one men’s game and no women’s contests on the slate.  Sacred Heart will look to move over the .500 mark when it visits Patriot League member Holy Cross.

Robert Morris came up short in Thursday night’s matchup of mid-major powers.  The Colonials fell to Horizon League member Cleveland State, a 27-9 team last year that is off to a 9-1 start this season.  Here’s what RMU MBB head coach Andy Toole had to say following the loss…


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