Northeast Conference Campus Tour (May 29, 2012) – A quick trip across the campuses of the NEC’s 12 member institutions
Bryant – The Bulldogs will remember one of their own by hosting a day of golf at the Quidnessett Country Club come October 15. Bryant announced its plans for the special Archie Boulet Golf Tournament, which will honor the lasting legacy of long-time science professor and golf coach Archie Boulet who retired in 2011 and has since passed. Read more.
Central Connecticut – The Blue Devils’ all-time leading shot blocker has taken her talents overseas to compete as part of the Dutch National Team. CCSU’s Kirsten Daamen, who will be a senior when the Blue Devils tip off the 2012-13 season this November, recently represented the Netherlands in a pair of hoops tournaments and checked in with CCSUBlueDevils.com to share her experiences. Read more.
Fairleigh Dickinson – Former NCAA bowling champions Lisa Friscioni, Sara Litteral, Joely Carrillo, and Erica Perez hit the lanes at the USBC Women’s Championships in Reno over Memorial Day weekend. The four former Knights kicked off the summer by teaming up to take first place in the USBC’s Scratch Team event. Two of the four women, who attributed their success at the USBC competition to the experience they gained competing collegiately, are still involved in NEC bowling. Friscioni, a member of FDU’s 2006 NCAA title team, is an assistant coach for the Knights, while Erica Perez, who led the 2010 FDU team to the NCAA crown, spent this past season as an assistant at Adelphi. Read more.
LIU Brooklyn – Long jumper Corryl Boyd took down the Northeast Conference championship record, only to top that performance three weeks later at the NCAA East Preliminary Round. Boyd long-jumped 7.73m to finish as the runner-up in the East and clinch a spot at the national championship meet. One of 24 long jumpers with hopes of capturing a national crown, the NEC champion will head to Des Moines from June 6-9. Read more.
Monmouth – LIU long jumper Corryl Boyd won’t be the lone NEC champion competing for a national title in Des Moines this June. Monmouth senior shot putter Vincent Elardo will also contest the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships after earning an 11th-place finish at the NCAA East Preliminary Round. Elardo, the 2012 NEC Outdoor MVP, exceeded the 60-foot mark to secure a berth in the final championship Field of 24. Read more.
Mount St. Mary’s – Mount half-miler Gigi Gibilisco finished a few spots shy of the NCAA Championship cut at this past week’s NCAA East Region Preliminary Round, but the veteran runner isn’t walking way from his collegiate career empty-handed. Gibilisco was recently named the 2012 NEC Men’s Indoor Track & Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year and is also in the mix for outdoor scholar-athlete honors, which will be announced by the conference office later this summer. Read more.
Quinnipiac – Tom Moore’s Bobcats will tip off the 2012-13 hoops season at the Paradise Jam this November. Quinnipiac will contest the annual eight-team event, which will begin on November 16 in the US Virgin Islands. QU’s first opponent hails from one of the NEC’s regional rival leagues. The Bobcats will open against MAAC member Iona, which received an NCAA at-large berth this past March. Read more.
Robert Morris – RoMo, the Colonials’ loveable mascot, is looking for something to do this summer and the RMU Athletic Department is hoping you can help him. Robert Morris announced the start of the “RoMo Summer Tour,” a summer-long photo contest that will allow student-athletes, fans, and alumni to share accounts of their summertime activities/travels. So print out your photo on RoMo and take him along as you hit the road for some summer fun. Read more.
Sacred Heart – The Pioneers have done it again. The NEC announced that Sacred Heart is the recipient of the Brenda Weare Commissioner’s Cup for the fifth straight year. Earning the NEC’s top annual prize, which gauges the success of conference members across all 23 of the league’s championship sports, SHU tied former league member UMBC for consecutive Cups. Read more.
St. Francis (NY) – There are only 40 names on the list and SFNY athletic director Irma Garcia’s is one of them. The Women’s Sports Foundation (WSF), in collaboration with espnW and Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT), unveiled the list of women who have made a significant impact on society through athletic competition during the forty years of the Title IX era. Garcia, a former head women’s basketball coach at SFNY, and the other 39 honorees will be recognized as part of a 40 FOR 40 event on June 21 at the JW Marriott in Washington, DC. Read more.
Saint Francis (PA) – The Red Flash have built a tradition of success in men’s golf over the years, and now Derek Tyson (pictured below) is charged with building upon that foundation. Saint Francis AD Bob Krimmel announced Tyson’s appointment as the new head coach in Loretto. Tyson, who takes over for Nick Wheeler, will be only the third coach in the program’s 42-year history. Read more.
Wagner – Seahawks hoopster Marie-Laurence Archambault is doing big things this offseason – in Costa Rica! As she prepares for her senior season on Grymes Hill, the shooting guard is volunteering for Asociacion CREAR, an American non-profit organization that works with children and the community of Samara. Read more.