Consider them the “fortunate few.”
Danielle McEwan, Karvel Anderson and Brad Brach are all former Northeast Conference student-athletes who are still competing in their respective sports (and making a living while doing so).
McEwan (bowling), Anderson (basketball) and Brach (baseball) are all professional athletes, and, it appears that all three are enjoying a summer to remember.
Check out the tweets listed below to learn about the trio’s recent triumphs…
She was the Most Valuable Performer during Fairleigh Dickinson’s run to the 2010 NCAA team title. In 2011, she spearheaded the Knights’ victory at the NEC Tournament. Three-time NEC Bowler of the Year Danielle McEwan graduated from the collegiate ranks in 2013, but hasn’t stopped competing and winning. McEwan recently claimed first place at the PWBA Wichita Open, securing the second PWBA title of her pro career. The Empire State product produced the first 800 series by any player since the re-launch of the PWBA Tour in 2015.
— PWBA Tour (@PWBATour) July 6, 2016
— Storm Bowling (@Storm_Nation) July 6, 2016
His collegiate career was rather remarkable as was his rise through the professional ranks. During his four-year stay at Monmouth, Brach set program records for victories, strikeouts and innings pitched. The two-time all-NEC hurler’s most memorable season came in 2007 when he secured the NEC Pitcher of the Year award and helped Monmouth capture the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Chosen by the San Diego Padres in the late rounds (42nd) of the 2008 MLB Draft, Brach defied the odds when he earned a promotion to the majors in 2011.
— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) July 5, 2016
— APPSportsDesk (@APPSportsDesk) July 6, 2016
He has earned it as much as anyone. Karvel Anderson’s signing with Maccabi Hunter Haifa of the Israeli Basketball Super League is the result of a young man’s resiliency and work ethic. Not only is he “a bit undersized for his position,” but the slick shooting guard was once without a roof to sleep under. The Former NEC Player of the Year was homeless nearly a decade ago, but eventually worked his way to Robert Morris where he produced a pair of fine seasons. In 69 games for RMU, Anderson averaged 16.3 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.2 assists per outing. He concluded his career with 1,123 points, becoming just the third player in program history to eclipse the 1,000-point plateau in just two years. As a senior, he sank 46.3 percent of his three-point attempts.
— Maccabi Haifa B.C. (@MaccabiHaifa) June 29, 2016
— RMU Basketball (@RMUMBasketball) June 29, 2016