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.”