Following your favorite NEC athlete or sportswriter on Twitter is an enjoyable experience, but can also become an overwhelming one.
With so many people to follow and so much information to digest, it isn’t always easy to manage. Hence, the Overtime! Blog’s Twitter Take Five, a new weekly feature that selects five of the most intriguing/significant Tweets from across the NEC and presents them to our fans right here on the Official Blog of the Northeast Conference.
NOTE: This week’s edition contains a heavy Saint Francis (PA) presence. #WellDoneRedFlash
Tweet No. 5 – Joe Haigh, Head Coach, Saint Francis (PA) WBB
First-year head coach Joe Haigh loves numbers and is a frequent visitor to WBBState.com. In this tweet, he points out the fact that the NEC is home to a number of the nation’s top thieves. As of Feb. 1, Sacred Heart PG Ericka Norman (4.0 spg) ranked second overall in steals amongst NCAA Division I leaders with Saint Francis’ Alli Williams (3.8 spg) tied for fourth. Quinnipiac’s Felicia Barron (3.5 spg), who ranked second in America last year, currently sits in a 12th-place tie.
Here’s a screen shot of the steals leader board taken from Joe Haigh’s second favorite website (His No. 1 favorite is NECovertime.com)…
Tweet No. 4 – Jacqueline Michalski, Assistant Coach, Saint Francis (PA) Swimming
The back-to-back-to-back Northeast Conference champion Red Flash hosted their final home meet of the season on Jan. 26. In addition to posting victories over Radford and Siena, Saint Francis celebrated its senior student-athletes. The senior class that was honored that day will go for a fourth consecutive Northeast Conference crown when the championship meet commences on Feb. 27 in Boston.
Tweet No. 3 – Riley Moonan, Sophomore CF, Fairleigh Dickinson Baseball
After playing a near-flawless centerfield as a freshman, Moonan seems excited to get out onto the diamond for his second season at FDU. Can you blame him? The Knights are a program on the rise, having ended a 13-year postseason drought when they qualified for the NEC Tournament last May.
Tweet No. 2 – Jordan Brown, Senior RB, Bryant Football
Bryant gave this 5-foot-9 running back from Glastonbury, CT an opportunity and Brown seized it. In four years wearing the Black & Gold, Brown rushed for 4,238 yards, the fifth-most in NEC history. The 2,500 all-purpose yards he racked up in 2011 are a NEC single-season record. If you ask us, he is certainly prepared for an opportunity in the NFL. Hopefully, a team will give him one. After all, Bryant didn’t regret it.
Tweet No. 1 – Devin Sweetney, Alumnus, Saint Francis (PA) MBB
The former all-NEC swingman fired off this tweet of gratitude earlier in the week. Following professional playing stints in Japan, Latvia, Iceland and the NBDL, the Saint Francis graduate recently set the single-season scoring record for Canada’s NBL. Sweetney scored 766 points over 28 games for the Moncton Miracles, who hail from the province of New Brunswick.
– Feb.1, 2013 –