It’s a fresh start, but it’s not exactly new to the Northeast Conference.
The NEC crowned a field hockey champion every year from 1998 through 2012.
Now, following a seven-year hiatus, field hockey has returned to the NEC as a championship sport.
With NEC core member Wagner establishing a new program, the idea of taking field hockey back under the NEC umbrella was a no-brainer for Commissioner Noreen Morris.
“We had been in talks with the schools for some time, but we would only consider it if we had more core members sponsoring the sport,” said Morris. “With Wagner adding the program, now is the right time.”
Media days usually signify one thing: football season is upon us. For one day, rivalries are set aside, hand shakes are extended, and players and coaches share a mutual love for the game.
On Wednesday, July 24th, the Northeast Conference (NEC) held their fifth annual Social Media Day at Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. For some players, who had never been to New Jersey, let alone an NFL stadium, this was a chance for them to take a moment and see first hand what they’ve been dreaming about probably since they were young boys in their pee-wee leagues. In true form, social media accounts for each school were alive and well for all the action.