Author Archives: Ralph S. Ventre

NEC In The Pros Update: Knights At The Next Level


It was a Fairleigh good weekend for a pair of former Knights.

While Fairleigh Dickinson alumna Danielle McEwan was busy bagging her second Professional Women’s Bowling Association Tour major event title, recently-graduated FDU sharp shooter Darnell Edge took a call from the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association.

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LIVIN’ THEIR BEST LIFE: NEC Alumni Update (Karinchak, Fish, Jerome)

Their collegiate playing days are long gone, but numerous Northeast Conference alumni are actively enjoying professional careers in sports.

In addition to those who are competing at the pro level, there are plenty of NEC alumni who have made their marks in different sectors of the sports industry.


Heading into Summer 2019, we take a look at three NEC alumni who are currently livin’ their best life in the world of sport….

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Summer Reading: Five Fast Stories for Start of Beach SZN

Throughout the summer, we will attempt to track any NEC-related headlines floating around the web.


Here are five to get us started…


🏈 Detroit Lions’ Tom Kennedy may have an edge as a lacrosse starDetroit Free Press (Gregory Levinsky)


🏀 Former Terriers women’s basketball captain to play in native AustraliaBrooklyn Daily Eagle (John Torenli)


🏈 Villarrial, SFU Ready For ‘Special’ Trip To JMUThe Winchester Star (Greg Madia)


🏀 Former St. Francis star Jess Kovatch signs pro basketball contractPittsburgh Tribune-Review (Bill Beckner)


⚾️ Central Connecticut baseball full of homegrown talent, including cousins at third base and first baseHartford Courant (Mike Anthony)

Quartet of NEC Players Selected in 2019 MLB Draft

Three Bulldogs and one Mountie received the notification that little leaguers dream of getting.

Bryant’s Ryan Ward (Round 8 – 251 Overall), Chris Wright (Round 12 – 356 Overall) and Jimmy Titus (Round 22 – 671 Overall) along with Mount St. Mary’s Trey McGough (Round 24 – 724 Overall) were selections in the 2019 Major League Baseball Draft.

All three Bulldogs went to NL West franchises. Ward and Titus will reunite in the Dodgers’ organization while Wright will join to Giants.

McGough, a Keystone State native who grew up outside of Pittsburgh, has earned an opportunity with the Pirates.

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