A trio of Bulldogs will trek to nearby Providence to participate in the annual NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership forum from Nov. 7-10. Two Bryant University student-athletes, sophomore track and field athlete Peter Thorp and sophomore women’s lacrosse player Morgan LaBarbera along with Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance Mike MacDonald will attend the conference, which is one of the largest non-competitive gatherings of NCAA student-athletes representing their colleges and universities. The forum was designed for student-athletes to discuss key issues collectively. Read more.
Jessica Goldman is making one heckuva splash this season. The CCSU sophomore picked up the NEC Diver of the Week award for the FIFTH week in a row. The latest honor came on the heels of her record-breaking 1-meter performance at last weekend’s tri-meet with Bryant and New Hampshire. Read more.
Earlier this season, Goldman was the subject of a NEC Google+ Hangout
The perennial NCAA title contender is off to a fine start. Fairleigh Dickinson opened the 2013-14 bowling season by hosting the annual New Jersey Jamboree and performed well against some of the nation’s top programs. With NEC Bowler of the Week Liat Vizenfeld holding down the anchor spot, the Knights posted a 10-3 overall record that included victories over three teams ranked in the NTCA Top 8. Next up for FDU is the first Northeast Conference competition of the season, which is slated for November 9-10 in Reading, PA. Read more.
The Blackbirds will make their second trip to Reading, PA in the last three weeks, but, this one will carry a little more meaning than the first. LIU Brooklyn, along with six others, will open the Northeast Conference bowling schedule on November 8. The Blackbirds, who posted a 12-12 overall record thus far this season, opened the 2013-14 campaign two weeks ago at the Kutztown Baker Invite. LIU will look to build on last year’s 17-10 NEC record, which stands as the best in program history. Read more.
Mount St. Mary’s
The Mount will represent the NEC in the Preseason WNIT. Bryan Whitten’s team tips off the 2013-14 campaign on November 8 at 7:00 pm against A-10 member Saint Joseph’s. The WNIT First Round contest will mark the first women’s basketball game between these two programs since 1981. The Mount return four of its top-five scorers from last season. Read more.
The stretch run is here and the margin for error is small, but Robert Morris is still alive in the #NECFB title race. The Colonials will visit Central Connecticut in a battle of 2-1 NEC teams on Saturday. Both teams are coming off key conference victories. The game will air live on NEC Front Row. Read more.
The Pioneers will host the #NECFB Game of the Week on ESPN3 this Saturday at Campus Field. Sacred Heart (2-2) will host first-place Duquesne (3-1) in an extremely-meaningful Northeast Conference contest that will air live on ESPN3. Read more.
Click here to Watch the game live beginning at 12:00 pm on November 9.
The Red Flash are going back to the NEC Women’s Soccer Championship Game. Top-seeded Saint Francis outlasted No. 4 Central Connecticut, 3-1, in the first of Friday’s two semifinal matches in Loretto. Saint Francis has finished as the NEC Tournament runner-up each of the past two years, falling to LIU Brooklyn on both occasions. Read more.
St. Francis Brooklyn
The Terriers’ men’s basketball season opener will be available to a national audience via ESPN3. St. Francis Brooklyn will tip off in a late-night affair against ACC member Miami. The defending ACC champion Hurricanes will host the Terriers at the BankUnited Center slated to begin at 10:00 pm EST. Watch Here.
Off to a 7-1 season start, Wagner swimming and diving appears poised to make a run at the NEC title. The NEC preseason favorites were recently featured in the Staten Island Advance for their early-season success. Read the SI Advance story.