NEC Spring Scholar-Athlete Awards Spread Across Seven Campuses

They competed during the 2017 spring sports season while performing remarkably well in the academic arena.

They are the NEC Spring Scholar-Athlete of the Year award winners.

Bryant, Sacred Heart, Saint Francis U and Wagner each earned multiple selections. Fairleigh Dickinson, Robert Morris and Saint Joseph’s are home to single honorees.

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Hines Not Receiving The Hype He Deserves

Duquesne’s AJ Hines won the NEC Rookie of the Week award 10 times in 2016.

 

When Athlon Sports unveiled its Top 10 Running Backs in the FCS in 2017, there was a surprising omission from the main list.

The name of the 2016 NEC rushing champion does not appear until the reader scrolls to the bottom of the page and looks over the “More Running Backs to Watch” section.

Duquesne’s AJ Hines is coming off a freshman season that saw him rush for a league-high 1,291 yards and 13 touchdowns while adding another 200 yards receiving.

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Four NEC Men’s Lacrosse Players Drafted into MLL

Four of the first 74 players selected in the 2017 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft competed for Northeast Conference programs this past spring.

Bryant was the lone team with multiple draftees.

Bulldogs’ forward Tucker James was the first NEC alumnus selected in the Draft, going to the New York Lizards 52nd overall (Round 6). Five picks later, one of James’ collegiate teammates heard his name called. Bryant defenseman Kyle Mummau, the second NEC player taken, went to the Chesapeake Bayhawks via the 57th overall selection (Round 7).

The pair of 2017 picks mark the fifth-straight season the Bulldogs have seen a player drafted in the MLL ranks.

Right after Mummau went to the Bayhawks, the Rochester rattlers snagged Hobart’s Frank Brown with the very next pick (58th overall). Brown, the 2016 NEC Player of the Year, scored 81 goals in 58 collegiate contests.

Sacred Heart’s Brian Masi heard his name called in Round 9, going to the Atlanta Blaze with the 74th overall selection.

2017 NEC MLL Draft Picks
Round 6 (52nd overall): Tucker James, BRY – New York Lizards

Round 7 (57th overall): Kyle Mummau, BRY – Chesapeake Bayhawks

Round 7 (58th overall): Frank Brown, HOB – Rochester Rattlers

Round 9 (74th overall): Brian Masi, SHU – Atlanta Blaze

 

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Check out Bryant’s Recent MLL DRAFTEES…

2017 – Tucker James, New York Lizards (Round 6 / 52nd overall)

Kyle Mummau, Chesapeake Bayhawks (Round 7 / 57th overall)

2016 – Gunnar Waldt, Florida Launch (Round 4 / 28th overall)

Shane Morrell, Charlotte Hounds (Round 8 / 63rd overall)

2015 – Kevin Massa, Charlotte Hounds (Round 4 / 26th overall)

2014 – Colin Dunster, Denver Outlaws (Round 4 / 30th overall)

Alex Zomerfeld, New York Lizards (Round 8 / 58th overall)

2013 – Mason Poli, Charlotte Hounds (Round 4 / 27th overall)

2010 – Andrew Hennessey, Denver Outlaws (Round 2 / 11th overall)

2009 – Zack Greer, Long Island Lizards (Round 1 / 3rd overall)