Bryant – The Bulldogs’ women’s cross country team is set to make program history come Friday, November 9. Head coach Stephanie Reilly, who competed for Team Ireland at the 2012 Olympic Games this past August, has entered a group of harriers into the NCAA Northeast Regional title meet. Being that Bryant recently became postseason eligible after completing a four-year reclassification process into the Division I ranks, the women, who posted a third-place finish at the NEC XC Championships on November 3, will be the first Bulldogs to ever contest a NCAA Championship event. Senior Colin Gannon will be the lone runner competing from Bryant’s men’s team. Read more.
Central Connecticut – It’s been a good few days for CCSU men’s soccer striker Reece Wilson. First, the Blue Devils’ team captain found out he earned a spot on the CoSIDA Academic All-District I Team. As a result, he will be eligible for Academic All-America honors. Two days later, Wilson received a selection to the New England Intercollegiate Soccer All-Star Game. Read more.
Fairleigh Dickinson – It has become an annual pilgrimage of sorts for Seth Roland’s Knights. For the 14th time in their head coach’s 16-year tenure, FDU will contest the four-team NEC Men’s Soccer Tournament. The Knights will attempt to finish what they started last November. FDU dropped a one-goal decision to Garden State rival Monmouth in the 2011 title tilt. Read more.
LIU Brooklyn – Right-side hitter Annika Foit’s grade-point average is exactly like the Blackbirds’ NEC record thus far this season – PERFECT. Foit, a sophomore for the NEC-leading Blackbirds (14-0), has been named to the Capital One Academic All-Distrct I volleyball first team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Read more.
Monmouth – The Hawks are set to return to the gridiron for the first time since Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on the Jersey Shore. After its Week 10 matchup with Central Connecticut had to be canceled, Monmouth will be back in action against Saint Francis (PA) at Kessler Field. The game, which will kick off at 12:00 pm on November 10, is the NEC-TV Featured Football Game of the Week and will air live on Fox College Sports and ESPN3. Read more.
Mount St. Mary’s – Instead of sliding into home plate, the Mount softball team filled plates during a recent community service trip. With the Thanksgiving holiday nearing, the Mountaineers volunteered their time at a soup kitchen in Harrisburg in an effort to give back. Read more.
Quinnipiac – The 2012 NEC Men’s Soccer Tournament hosts have moved up to the No. 4 spot in the latest edition of the NSCAA North Atlantic Regional Poll. The Bobcats will be the top seed in this weekend’s four-team championship event, the winner of which will receive automatic access to into the NCAA Championship field. Read more.
Robert Morris – Textbooks are expensive, and RMU Athletics is trying to do something about it. The Colonials are bringing back their “Halftime Textbook Promotion.” The contest will take place at all men’s and women’s basketball home games, and will provide lucky students with a chance to win FREE textbooks for the following semester. Read more.
Sacred Heart – The Pioneers’ Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is attempting to aid victims of Hurricane Sandy. The SAAC, in collaboration with SHU Student Government, will have tables set up at the football game and volleyball match on Saturday, November 10. They will be collecting sweaters, sweatpants, scarves, coats, gloves, hats, boots, and blankets to be donated to people affected by the storm. Read more.
St. Francis (NY) – The Terriers’ bowling team participated in the 11th annual “Firefighter Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers” Run. The event has become an annual ritual for senior Alyson Piergiovanni and her teammates, and this year’s edition was extra special. Read more.
Saint Francis (PA) – In an effort to promote veteran’s awareness, the Red Flash men’s basketball team will host a veteran’s appreciation day on Dec. 8. The Red Flash will wear special camouflage uniforms during the game against defending Patriot League champion Lehigh. Read more.
Wagner – If they haven’t read it already, Seahawk fans will want to see a recent article written by The Sports Network’s FCS editor Craig Haley. The feature story sheds light on what Wagner football endured in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, and highlights an amazing 30-0 win over defending NEC champion Albany in Week 10. Read more.