Northeast Conference Campus Tour (June 21, 2012) – A quick trip across the campuses of the NEC’s 12 member institutions

Bryant – Fifteen members of the 2012 NEC baseball regular season champion Bulldogs are scattered in summer leagues throughout the region.  Outfielder Kevin Brown, a former NEC Rookie of the Year and NECBL All-Star, along with hurler Craig Schlitter are playing in the famed Cape Cod Baseball League.  Meanwhile, 2012 NEC Pitcher of the Year Peter Kelich, who was recently tabbed an ABCA All-Region selection, is spending his summer in the NECBL. Read more.

Central Connecticut – Skipper Charlie Hickey has placed 11 Blue Devils in baseball summer leagues and CCSUBlueDevils.com has been tracking their progress.  All-NEC outfielder JP Sportman is one of four CCSU players to appear on a NECBL roster.  Read more.

Fairleigh Dickinson – Both the men’s and women’s golf teams from FDU settled for second-place finishes at the 2012 NEC Golf Championships.  There is no doubt the perennial title contenders will look to return atop NEC golf next season, which will begin with a fall tournament at Towson on Sept. 7.  Head coach Rob Warren released the Knights’ fall schedule on June 21.  Read more.

LIU Brooklyn – Mark Calzonetti is coming back to the Northeast Conference.  The long-time assistant for Monmouth men’s basketball, who most recently helped Iona to the 2012 NCAA Tournament, is set to join Jack Perri’s staff at LIU. Chuck Bridge also agreed to come aboard as the Blackbirds aim for a third straight NEC Tournament title in 2013.  Read more.

Monmouth – Khari Bowen found out what it is what like to be a NEC All-Rookie selection on the track this year, and now the Hawk knows how it feels to be a national champion. Bowen won the 5k at the 2012 Jamaican National Junior Championships at Kingston’s National Stadium last weekend.  It’s just another honor on a long list for Monmouth Track & Field, which swept the men’s and women’s team titles at the conference’s outdoor championship meet this past May. Read more

Mount St. Mary’s – In addition to welcoming his newborn son into the world (congrats Coach!), men’s basketball head coach Jamion Christian welcomed Dave Matturro onto his staff as the Director of Basketball Operations.  Matturro most recently spent three seasons at MAAC power Siena before making the move to Emmitsburg to join Christian in his first season at the helm. Read more.

Quinnipiac – There are still a few months until the TD Bank Sports Center opens its doors for another academic year, but now Bobcats fans know what will be in store for them come the fall.  Quinnipiac announced its schedule for all home events at the first-class facility.  The men’s hoops team will play five non-conference home games, one of which comes against Patriot League champion Lehigh.  Meanwhile, a tussle with Big East member St. John’s highlights the women’s non-league home slate. Read more.

Robert Morris – Olivia Netzler is excited about what the upcoming field hockey season may hold for her Colonials.  The young women who made for a program-best eight wins last season will be back in 2012 and will play six games in front of their home crowd at Joe Walton Stadium. Netzler officially unveiled the team’s fall schedule on RMUcolonials.com. Read more.

Sacred Heart – Following their second consecutive trip to the NCAA Baseball Regionals, numerous SHU players will spend their summer on the diamond.  Randy Brochu, the voice of SHU baseball, has vowed to keep tabs on each of these Pioneers while providing periodic updates on the school’s official athletic  website.  Read more.

St. Francis (NY) – Former Terrier hoopster Allan Sheppard has remained connected to his local community. Sheppard had an opportunity to speak at the 2012 Sports Awards Banquet at Randolph Campus High School, his alma-mater, this past spring in Harlem. Sheppard, who is the all-time leading scorer at Randolph with over 3,000 points, was proud to interact with the students and talk about his experiences as a Division I athlete, professional athlete overseas, and his current Team Nike squad. Read more.

Saint Francis (PA) – The Red Flash made a huge leap forward, in terms of wins and losses, during their second-ever season on the lanes.  Head coach Tom Falbo has already recruited a number a first-class bowlers to Loretto and is looking to continue that trend with Sarah Ross. The western Pennsylvania product, who will enroll at SFU for the fall, has been selected to the prestigious Dexter/USBC High School All-American Team. Read more.

Wagner – Quintin Anderson is one of three Wagner gridders to have signed a NFL free agent contract this offseason.  The Seahawks’ former defensive end has the opportunity to prove himself worthy of a spot on the Tampa Bay Bucs’ 53-man roster.  WagnerAthletics.com recently caught up with Anderson about postgrad life. Read more.

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