Northeast Conference Campus Tour (Apr. 9, 2012) – A quick post-Easter Weekend trip across the campuses of the NEC’s 12 member institutions

Bryant – Bryant will have representation at NCAA National Career in Sports Forum for the third consecutive year when the conference commences this June in Indianapolis.  This time, a two-sport student-athlete will carry the torch for the Bulldogs.  Senior Mary Green, who is a member of both the women’s soccer and lacrosse teams at the Smithfield, RI-based institution, will have the opportunity to learn and explore careers in sports, sports law and sports entertainment – with a primary focus on intercollegiate athletics – during the three-day forum.  Read more.

Central Connecticut – The Blue Devils’ men’s golf team has reason to celebrate this week.  CCSU claimed the team title at the New England Championships over Easter weekend, making Kevin Giancola’s team back-to-back event champions.  The Blue Devils topped a field of eight teams, including NEC rival Sacred Heart. Read more.

Fairleigh Dickinson – The Knights will play for a national championship in women’s bowling later this week when the NCAA Championships commence just outside of Cleveland, OH on April 12-14.  FDU, which recently took second place at the NEC Championships, are ranked No. 2 in the latest National Tenpins Coaches Association Top 20 Coaches’ Poll. Read more.

Highlights from FDU’s epic NEC title bout with Sacred Heart…

 

LIU Brooklyn – Freshman soccer player Matt Mummert is doing big things off the pitch.  The first-year Blackbird has earned the prestigious Jeanette K. Watson Fellowship. The three-year Fellowship Program offers paid summer internships, mentoring and enhanced educational opportunities to New York City undergraduates who demonstrate exceptional promise, outstanding leadership skills and commitment to the common good.  Read more.

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Monmouth – The Hawks sent four relay teams to compete at the Florida Relays, and three of them came back with program records. The women’s 3200-meter and distance-medley relay teams set new school standards as did the men’s SMR squad. Read more.

Mount St. Mary’s – Scott Thomson’s baseball club will be logging a lot of mileage over the next few weeks.  The Mountaineers are set to embark on a 17-game road swing that opens with a non-conference tilt at Georgetown on April 10.  The Mount’s next scheduled home game will come exactly one month after the road trip begins when Central Connecticut visits Straw Family Stadium. Read more.

Quinnipiac – The Bobcats will go up against regional rivals in non-conference play on both the lacrosse field and baseball diamond this week.  Quinnipiac will visit Ivy League member Harvard for a men’s lacrosse battle on April 10 in Boston.  Read more. Meanwhile, Dan Gooley’s baseball club will host A-10 member Rhode Island on that same day.  The baseball game with URI will come one day after the Bobcats welcome cross-state rival UConn to town. Read more.

Robert Morris – What a weekend for Marissa Polk!  The rookie mid-distance runner set two program records as RMU competed at William & Mary’s Colonial Relays.  She finished more than 4.0 seconds better than the school’s former 1500m record and also participated in a record-setting relay performance.  Read more.

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Sacred Heart – With the NEC Tennis Championships fewer than two weeks away, it is almost time for Sacred Heart to defend its men’s team title.  Paul Gagliardi’s team continued preparation for t he championship tournament by contesting a pair of dual matches last week. The Pioneers notched a non-conference victory over fellow Constitution State resident Hartford, but were unable to repeat their success against NEC rival Monmouth.  SHU dropped a 5-2 decision to the Hawks and have no lost thrice in NEC play this season.  Read more.

St. Francis (NY) – The Terriers sent their men’s and women’s track & field teams the Colonials Relays this past weekend, giving the squads an chance to tune up for the impending Metropolitan Championships.  St. Francis (NY) will contest the Mets, which will be hosted by Rutgers, on April 12-13.  Read more.

Saint Francis (PA) – A record relay performance along with another shot put victory for Christin Bridge made for a successful weekend at the Colonial Relays.  Gordon Thomson’s Red Flash will contest four more meets prior to the NEC Outdoor Championships, which are slated for May5-6 in Emmitsburg, MD. Read more.

Wagner – The Seahawks will introduce their new women’s basketball coach this week.  Lisa Cermignano, who amassed 14 years of NCAA Division I experience as an assistant coach, is set to take over for Gela Mikalauskas who announced her retirement earlier this spring.  The introductory press conference is scheduled for April 11 at 12:00 pm in Wagner’s on-campus Spiro Sports Center.  Read more.

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