Here are five tweets from the past week that highlight what’s happening around the Northeast Conference…
NEC’S TOP SCORER IN ELITE COMPANY
Saint Francis U senior Jessica Kovatch has scored an all-time NEC record 2,749 points and has also hit 455 three-pointers (155 more than the second-ranked NEC career leader). Therefore, it should come as no surprise that the NCAA Division I active leading scorer is up for the Wade Trophy, an award presented annually by the WBCA to the top Division I women’s player.
Interesting tidbit: SFU interim head coach won the 1992 Wade Trophy as a Penn State athlete
NEC OVER SEC
The LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds flew south for a mid-week date with SEC member Georgia and Peach State product Jackson Svete felt right at home. Starting for the Birds on the bump, Svete dazzled during 6.0 innings of two-hit ball and the bullpen held on for a 1-0 victory over the No. 9 team in the nation. Not bad for a Tuesday in late February.
ANOTHER ONE IN THE BOOKS
Some advice for mid-major hoops junkie Ray Curren: Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.
THREE WITH NEC TIES UP FOR TEWAARATON
The initial watch list is out for the most-prestigious honor in collegiate lacrosse and three NEC athletes are in the running. Sacred Heart midfielder Max Tuttle and Robert Morris GK Alex Heger are candidates for the Tewaaraton Award. Reigning Division II national champion Merrimack, which has accepted an invitation to begin reclassification into the NEC, also boasts a Tewaaraton hopeful in attackman Charlie Bertrand.
THREE-FOR-THREE FOR COACH B
Robert Morris clinched at least a share of the NEC women’s basketball regular season title on Monday, meaning the Colonials will finish in first place for the third time since head coach Charlie Buscaglia took the reins three seasons ago.