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.
Tweet No. 5 – Katie Shepard, Sacred Heart WBB
— Katie Shepard (@sheepy5) August 22, 2013
You can sign up the Overtime! Blog staff for a foreign summer tour through any European nation. No surprise Katie and her teammates have returned to the mainland with ear-to-ear smiles. They just took a trip of a lifetime and won all four basketball games they played across the pond to boot.
Tweet No. 4 – Saint Joseph’s Men’s Lacrosse
Stadium update – big things here on Hawk Hill! pic.twitter.com/DHHUGBQ8SV
— SJU Hawks Men’s Lax (@SJUHawks_MLax) August 22, 2013
It looks as if the lacrosse field on Hawk Hill is receiving a bit of a facelift, and it’s just in time for Saint Joe’s for season as a Northeast Conference member. The Hawks accepted an invitation to join the NEC in the sport of men’s lacrosse this past July and will begin competition this upcoming Spring. Official News Release: NEC Adds Saint Joseph’s as Associate Member
Tweet No. 3 – Rashad Barksdale, UAlbany/NEC football alumnus
— Rashad Barksdale (@RB25HUD) August 18, 2013
Barksdale has always been a first-class individual, and here is another example. The former NFL Draft pick (2007 – Sixth Round), and current Arena Football League veteran, recently tweeted this well wish to a member of the new generation of NEC football players. Even though Barksdale’s alma mater has moved onto the Colonial Athletic Association, he will always be a part of #NECFB history.
Tweet No. 2 – Saint Francis Athletics
— The Red Flash (@SFUathletics) August 22, 2013
Pretty awesome photo right here as far as we’re concerned. #RedSea
Tweet No. 1 – Joe Michaud, Bryant baseball alumnus
Never forget what got you to where you are now, miss this place and the people who made it so worth while pic.twitter.com/aTbXTCjErB
— Joe Michaud (@joe_meesh) August 22, 2013
Joe Michaud already knew what it was like to win a NEC championship (he found out this past May), and now he knows how it feels to have the Top Tweet of the Week here on the Overtime! Blog. The former Bulldog is currently competing in his first season of pro ball for Oakland’s Rookie League affiliate. And, if you ask us, “Never forget where you came from” may be some of the best advice known to man.