Northeast Conference Campus Tour (Dec. 16, 2011) – A quick trip across the campuses of the NEC’s 12 member institutions

Bryant – First, Bryant baseball stepped up to the plate for the good of the community. This week, it was Bryant softball.  The Bulldogs hosted a Tuesday Night Lights event for Special Olympics athletes at the on-campus Track and Turf Complex.  Highlighted by six teams participating in a flag football tournament under the lights of the Turf Complex, participants enjoyed an evening of fun and excitement.  The team, led by senior Laura Bowen, planned, organized, and administered the event in its entirety.  Read more.


Central Connecticut – Central Connecticut honored its senior gridders with its annual postseason banquet this past week.  Read more. The senior class, which won a pair of NEC titles during its time at CCSU, came together only two days after the program received some sad news.  Long-time Central Connecticut football and tennis coach Robert “Bob” Trichka passed away on Friday, December 9 at his home in Aiken, South Carolina.  Trichka coached football and tennis for the Blue Devils for 18 years, and was affiliated with the University for close to 40 years. Read more.


Fairleigh Dickinson – FDU men’s soccer standout Jack McVey is one of 37 finalists for the Soccer News Net College Boot award, recognizing the men’s college player of the year.  Read more.


Long Island – LIU bowling made news on two separate fronts this past week.  The Blackbirds appeared in the”receiving votes” category of the latest edition of the National Tenpins Coaches Association Top 20 Poll.  On Friday, Dec. 9, the Long Island University bowling team partnered with SAAC and Residence Life for a bowling event to collect toys for the Brooklyn Hospital Holiday Toy Drive. Read more.


Monmouth – In the same week that Hawks’ hurler Pat Light was named a top prospect for this spring’s MLB Draft, head baseball coach Dean Ehehalt announced his latest signings, which include some of the best the Garden State has to offer.  Read more.


Mount St. Mary’s – After a week of final exams, the Mount returns to action on the hardwood against Penn State on Sunday afternoon.  Last season, the Nittany Lions needed a 30-foot three-pointer with 1.3 seconds left to untie game en-route to a 57-53 victory over the Mountaineers. Read more.  


Quinnipiac – Two regional rivals will clash in a Saturday night primetime affair that will air live on NESN.  The Bobcats will aim for their fourth win in a row when they travel to Amherst, MA where they will face Atantic-10 member Massachusetts.  Read more.


Robert Morris – Dr. Craig Coleman inked a quartet of future Colonials to National Letters of Intent during this fall’s signing period and the long-time RMU softball coach recently sat down to shed light on his incoming class. Read more.


Sacred Heart – Former all-NEC bowler Sarah Pelletier is still competing and succeeding.  The 2011 SHU graduate shot a 792 series with games of 236, 299, and 257 at the 15th annual IBC Open to set a new women’s record for the state of Maine.  Read more.


St. Francis (NY) – Terriers’ men’s basketball made its way into the latest edition of New York Magazine.  Read more.  


Saint Francis (PA) – Six Northeast Conference women’s soccer players earned NSCAA all-region honors and three of them are Red Flash. For the second consecutive season, Saint Francis saw three of its student-athletes named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America NCAA Women’s Division I All-Northeast Team.  Junior Tesa McKibben earned second team plaudits, while sophomore Alecia McNiff and senior Traci Flick were named to the third team. Read more.


Wagner – Two-time American League All-Star and former Wagner hurler Andrew Bailey (2006) is stepping outside of the diamond to take on pediatric cancer this offseason.  After helping raise over $215,000 for the Strike 3 Foundation at the organization’s annual gala last month, Bailey is hosting his inaugural “Bailey Bowl” on January 7, 2012 at the Pinsetter Bar & Bowl.  Read more.

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