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.

Check out the individual honorees in the slide show below…

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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


Click here for the Full 2017 MLL Draft Results


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)

Razor-Thin Margin Separates First and Second in Race for Brenda Weare Commissioner’s Cup

The Cup made its way back to Fairfield, CT last year.

The fall and winter sports seasons are in the books, the NEC Commissioner’s Cup points are tallied and there is still A LOT to be determined.

With all spring sports yet to be factored into the equation, Sacred Heart (126.95) leads Saint Francis U (126.43) by only a fraction of one point in the race for the Overall Commissioner’s Cup.

Both the Pioneers and Red Flash are poised to significantly bump their point totals this spring. Sacred Heart already secured the women’s golf team championship while Saint Francis U is in the midst of an historic campaign on the softball diamond and can lock up first place with one more victory this weekend.

Sacred Heart and Saint Francis U are also the top-two names in the standings for both the women’s and men’s individual cups. SHU leads SFU in the women’s race while SFU has a similar advantage over SHU in the battle for the men’s title.

Sacred Heart and Fairleigh Dickinson are tied for the most Commissioner’s Cups all-time with six. SHU captured the Cup for the sixth time last spring, ending Bryant’s two-year run as overall champion.

Bobby Valentine’s Pioneers also won the Joan Martin Women’s Cup last year, but finished second to Bryant in the men’s race.

Cup points are awarded in each NEC sponsored sport. For men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, women’s volleyball, football, women’s bowling, softball, men’s and women’s lacrosse, and baseball, the final regular season standings are used to determine Cup points. Starting with the 2012-13 season, the Conference began awarding three bonus points to the NEC Tournament champion in those sports. In all other sports, points are awarded based on the finish at NEC Championship events.





Brenda Weare Commissioner’s Cup (Overall)

  1. Sacred Heart        210.68
  2. Bryant                   196.48
  3. Saint Francis U   190.21

Joan Martin Women’s Commissioner’s Cup

  1. Sacred Heart         123.99
  2. Saint Francis U     108.62
  3. Bryant                     101.28

NEC Men’s Commissioner’s Cup

  1. Bryant                   95.20
  2. Sacred Heart        86.69
  3. Saint Francis U    81.59



#Throwback: Saint Francis U SWA Erika Renwick speaks after the Red Flash captured the 2014 Joan Martin Women’s Cup