The Bulldogs went swimming for a cause, participating in the Swim Across America-Rhode Island Swim last weekend at Roger Wheeler State Beach in Narrangansett, RI. Saturday’s competitive one-mile ocean swim was one of the largest groups of college athletes in the country as nine schools from New England sent swimmers. Bryant’s swim teams raised $7,440 towards cancer research. Read more.
CCSU running back Rob Hollomon became the second NEC football player in as many weeks to win the New England Football Writers’ Gridiron Club Gold Helmet. The weekly award is presented to the top FCS performer in the New England region during a weekly luncheon. Hollomon ran wild at nationally-ranked Lehigh in Week 2, totaling 229 yards from scrimmage and scoring three touchdowns. Sacred Heart quarterback RJ Noel was the Gold Helmet winner for Week 1. Read more.
The FDU Knights have yet to surrender a goal this season, a span consisting of two exhibition games and four regular season contests. One day after cracking the NSCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Top 25 Poll, Fairleigh Dickinson posted its fourth consecutive shutout victory, blanking NJIT, 1-nil, on Wednesday night. In addition to coming in at No. 22 in the latest national poll, Seth Roland’s Knights maintained their spot atop the NSCAA North Atlantic region rankings. FDU now embarks on a four-game road trip, which begins on September 15 at UAlbany. Read more.
The Blackbirds played LaSalle to a scoreless draw Wednesday night, picking up a point to snap a three-match losing streak. LIU Brooklyn men’s soccer will look to break into the win column on Friday night when it makes the short trip from Brooklyn up to the Bronx. The Blackbirds will take on NYC rival Manhattan on September 13 at 7:00 pm. LIU leads the all-time series between the two programs, 7-1. Read more.
Mount St. Mary’s
Waldron Family Stadium will likely be a welcomed sight for Mount St. Mary’s women’s soccer Friday night. Following three consecutive away contests, the Mount finally returns home for a match against MAAC member Iona on September 13. The game will be the third of nine home bouts the Mount will play this fall. Read more.
The Colonials have finally broken through with a victory on their seven-game road trip. Robert Morris entered its women’s soccer matchup at Youngstown State on a two-game slide. After opening with four straight games at home (3-0-1), RMU dropped one-goal decisions to UMBC and Howard to kick off the seven-game stretch away from Joe Walton Stadium. The Colonials bounced back on Wednesday night when they blanked YSU, 1-nil. A September 15 contest at Cleveland State is next on the docket. Read more.
Don Cook has to be used to it by now. The recently-retired Sacred Heart athletics director will receive another honor come September 29. Cook, who was enshrined into the Northeast Conference Hall of Fame this past winter, has been named a recipient of the 2013 ECAC Commissioner’s Award. Read more.
St. Francis Brooklyn
The Terriers stopped a three-match slide on the volleyball court on September 11, downing an old friend by a 3-2 margin. St. Francis dropped the first game, but rallied to defeat former NEC member Quinnipiac. Sophomore Maggie Niu smacked a match-high 14 kills for the Terriers. Read more.
It was a good start for Saint Francis rookies, including the head coach. In his first season at the helm of Red Flash tennis, Rob Castille saw “many positives” from the men’s team at the Bucknell Invitational. Freshman Elijan Cerden posted the best individual record on the team, going 4-2 for the weekend. Read more.
At this time last year, C.O. Prime was preparing for Wagner’s home game against Monmouth. Now, the 2012 all-NEC linebacker is pursuing his professional football career north of the border. Prime, who spent the NFL preseason with the Indianapolis Colts after signing an UDFA deal in April, is the newest addition to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the CFL. Read more.