Fairleigh Dickinson did it last year with all freshmen and sophomores and the men’s basketball coaches’ poll suggest that the Knights will do it again. Greg Herenda’s team finished atop the preseason rankings with 2016 NEC Tournament runner-up Wagner taking second in the poll
The fifth annual preseason #NEChoops party in Brooklyn happens on Wednesday.
Barclays Center will once again provide the backdrop as the Northeast Conference ceremoniously tips off the 2016-17 men’s and women’s college basketball seasons.
NEC Front Row will carry the festivities live as coaches and student-athletes preview the season ahead. Signing on at 11:00 am ET, Dave Popkin will host both the men’s and women’s portions of the on-air program while Coach Joe DeSantis will provide analysis during the men’s segments with Coach Pam Roecker doing the same for the women.
It is Social Media Day, which means that fans and viewers are encouraged to joined the conversation using the #NECinNYC hashtag. You may see your comments/questions/insight featured during the program.
Who’s Your No. 1?
Fan Poll Results will be announced during Wednesday’s live on-air program.
Social Media Day Roster
All 10 men’s teams and all 10 women’s teams will represented at Barclays Center by a head coach and one student-athlete…
MBB: Tim O’Shea (Coach), Dan Garvin (Sr., F)
WBB: Mary Burke (Coach), Morgan Olander (Sr., C)
MBB: Donyell Marshall (Coach), Chris Williams (Fr., G/F)
WBB: Beryl Piper (Coach), Aleah Epps (Sr., G)
MBB: Greg Herenda (Coach), Darian Anderson (Jr., G)
WBB: Peter Cinella (Coach), Brianna Thomas (Sr., F)
MBB: Jack Perri (Coach), Jerome Frink (Sr., F)
WBB: Stephanie Oliver (Coach), Shanovia Dove (Sr., G)
MOUNT ST. MARY’S
MBB: Jamion Christian (Coach), Elijah Long (So., G)
WBB: Bryan Whitten (Coach), Alexis Carter (Sr., F/G)
MBB: Andrew Toole (Coach), Kavon Stewart (Sr., G)
WBB: Charlie Buscaglia (Coach), Anna Niki Stamolamprou (Sr., G)
MBB: Anthony Latina (Coach), De’von Barnett (Jr., F)
WBB: Jessica Mannetti (Coach), Adaysha Williams (Sr., G)
ST. FRANCIS BROOKLYN
MBB: Glenn Braica (Coach), Yunus Hopkinson (Sr., G)
WBB: John Thurston (Coach), Olivia Levey (Sr., F)
SAINT FRANCIS U
MBB: Rob Krimmel, Georgios Angelou (Sr., G)
WBB: Joe Haigh, Katie Reese (Sr., G)
MBB: Bashir Mason (Coach), Michael Carey (Sr., G)
WBB: Heather Jacobs (Coach), Jackie Dluhi (Sr., F)