Monthly Archives: August 2015

GUEST BLOG: Summer Intern Shares Thoughts on NEC Men’s Soccer Talent

NEC summer intern Kristine Kelly knows a thing, or two, about soccer and takes pleasure in blogging. Kelly combined the two to produce the piece below. Enjoy KK’s men’s soccer blog as she travels around the league and highlights one top footballer from each club.

Francis deVries brings NSCAA All-America credentials to Saint Francis' back line.

Francis deVries brings NSCAA All-America credentials to Saint Francis’ back line.

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#PollWeek: Preseason Prognosticators Like Blackbirds’ Chances to #SoarToFour

They been one of the region’s premier programs for more than a decade and the Northeast Conference women’s volleyball coaches don’t foresee that changing this season.

The group of coaches voted LIU Brooklyn as a unanimous preseason favorite to capture the 2015 NEC crown and return to the NCAA Tournament for the fourth consecutive year.

Who will be the Blackbirds’ stiffest challengers as they attempt to #SoarToFour?

Amber Bepko provides the answers in the NEC Now update below…


#PollWeek: Men’s Soccer Rankings Topped with Franciscan Flavor

St. Francis is known to Catholics as a lover of all creation, but, in the Northeast Conference, he is the patron saint of men’s soccer.

St. Francis Brooklyn and Saint Francis University, the two teams who met in the 2014 NEC title tilt, have retained the respect of the conference’s head coaches and collected all of the first-place votes in the annual preseason poll.

Aiming for a third consecutive crown, SFBK earned six top nods and finished first in the voting. Meanwhile, SFU, which earned a trio of first-place votes, was the poll’s runner-up.


Kyle Turner tells the full story here…


#PollWeek: CCSU, FDU Occupy Top Tier in Women’s Soccer Survey

The Northeast Conference kicked off its Preseason #PollWeek by uncovering the results of the women’s soccer coaches’ poll.

Central Connecticut and Fairleigh Dickinson, the two teams who clashed in the 2014 NEC Championship Match, were the lone programs to earn first-place votes.

With six top nods, defending NEC champion Central Connecticut finished first in the poll. Fairleigh Dickinson, which appeared first on three ballots, was the runner-up.


Kyle Turner tells the full story here…


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