Bryant – After opening the season in triumphant fashion with a 2-1 result against Maine, the Bulldogs return to the pitch on Wednesday afternoon (Aug. 22). Bryant will host Massachusetts in a women’s soccer match that will air LIVE on www.necfrontrow.com. Read more.
Central Connecticut – There’s a new, more-convenient way to purchase event tickets if you’re a CCSU Blue Devils fan. The Central Connecticut Athletics Department has announced a partnership with ExtremeTix to offer ticket sales to football and men’s and women’s basketball online, beginning with the 2012 football season. Fans can now purchase tickets 24-hours a day by logging onto CCSUBlueDevils.com or CCSUTickets.com. Read more.
Fairleigh Dickinson – They’ve always been a force to be reckoned with in the NEC under Seth Roland. After finishing as the runner-up to Garden State rival Monmouth in last year’s NEC Tournament, FDU men’s soccer is ready for another season on the pitch. The Knights were tabbed second in the 2012 preseason coaches’ poll and will open at home against Stony Brook on Aug. 24 in a game that can be seen live on www.necfrontrow.com. Read more.
LIU Brooklyn – The Blackbirds absorbed a 2-0 loss to Seton Hall in their season opener, and will now try their luck out west. LIU will play at Colorado on Aug. 24 in the Colorado Omni Women’s Soccer Tournament. The men’s soccer team will open their season on the same day that the women face Colorado. The LIU men will take on George Washington in our nation’s capital. Read more.
Monmouth – For those who have followed Monmouth men’s soccer over the past few years, the announcement about the team’s senior captain should’ve come as no surprise. Ryan Clark is one of the nation’s top players and has the preseason accolades to prove it. Days after being named to the Hermann Trophy Watch List, Clark earned a spot on College Soccer News’ All-America Second Team. Clark and the Hawks open their 2012 schedule on Aug. 24 at Towson. Read more.
Mount St. Mary’s – You may have known him as the guy with the 1980’s flattop hairstyle during his playing days, but now he is the latest subject of the series “After the Mount Peaks.” Mount St. Mary’s fans can catch up with former 1,000-point scorer Shawn Atupem, who recently finished up his first season of pro ball in Ireland, by reading the exclusive interview. Read more.
Quinnipiac – Now that’s a Euro Trip! Quinnipiac women’s basketball won all three exhibition games it contested during its tour of Italy. In addition to showcasing their talents on an international stage, the Bobcats enjoyed the sights and sounds of Tuscany and numerous other regions as part of a trip that the team said has been “nothing but a great experience for all.” Read more.
Robert Morris – They are preparing to take on the defending NCAA FCS national champions in their season opener on the gridiron. Robert Morris hosted an intra-squad scrimmage this past weekend as Kickoff 2012 nears, and RMUcolonials.com caught up with a pair of veteran players afterwards. Visit the website for interviews with Academic All-American Nolan Nearhoof and senior QB Jeff Sinclair. Read more.
Sacred Heart – Monmouth’s Ryan Clark has some stiff competition for the Hermann Trophy right here in the Northeast Conference. Sacred Heart men’s soccer senior defender Marcello Castro is one of only 42 Division I men’s soccer players named to the Missouri Athletic Club Hermann Trophy Watch List for 2012. The MAC Hermann Trophy is the highest individual award in intercollegiate soccer presented annually in January during a banquet at the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis. Read more.
St. Francis (NY) – The Terriers will play eight of their 11 non-conference men’s basketball contests away from home, but head coach Glenn Braica is “pleased with our non-league schedule.” The schedule, which was recently unveiled on sfcathletics.com, contains two games at the brand-new Barclays Center, which will be the full-time home of the Brooklyn Nets. First, the Terriers will face St. John’s there as part of the Brooklyn Hoops Winter Festival on December 15. Later, on February 10, comes a meeting with intra-boro rival LIU. Read more.
Saint Francis (PA) – Their season-opening result landed them a spot in the NSCAA/Continental Tire College Northeast Regional Poll. Following a 2-0 win over A-10 member Duquesne, Red Flash women’s soccer earned the No. 9 spot in the season’s first edition of the regional poll. The Flash has received recognition in each regional poll released since earning its first-ever ranking on Oct. 18, 2011. Read more.
Wagner – In what will be their first season of men’s basketball under new head coach Bashir Mason, the Seahawks will face four teams who made it to the NCAA Tournament last March. Syracuse and Temple are two of the marquee opponents Wagner will face during the 2012-13 season on the hardwood. Read more.