Weise FTW: Sophomore Shark Headlines #SCTop10

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The fifth one was the money ball.

Long Island University’s Ryan Weise had already nailed four three-pointers in the February 17 game, which was tied at 63-63 thanks to a Brandy Thomas bucket with 00:15 remaining.

Sacred heart threw up a tie-breaking attempt, but the air ball fell into the hands of LIU guard Zhane Williams. Taking two dribbles up the floor, Williams launched a pass from the opponent’s foul line and hit Weise in stride right in front of the Sharks’ bench. With only a split-second to spare, Weise received the pass and tossed a desperation heave toward the hoop.

Weise’s shot banked in at the buzzer and the Sharks snagged an important conference victory.

They also made an appearance in the No. 1 spot on ESPN Sportscenter’s Top 10 with what is arguably the best #NEChoops play of the season.

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It was quite a moment for the sophomore from New Jersey and she took to Twitter to express her fulfillment.

 

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NEC Football Preseason Peek; Duquesne Starts In Top Spot

The coaches’ voting results went public during the fifth annual #NECFB Social Media Day on July 24 at MetLife Stadium.

Duquesne, which boasted a league-high eight preseason all-NEC selections, topped the predicted order-of-finish for the 2019 campaign.

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Pioneer Becomes First in #NECBOWL History to Spare the 7-10

The first 7-10 split conversion in NEC Tournament history belongs to Sacred Heart’s Tori Boughton.

The third-year Pioneer pulled off the unlikely feat during the traditional team portion of SHU’s championship round mega match with Mount St. Mary’s.

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Saint Francis’ Former Stud Safety Lands in NFC West Again

It was a nearly a 10-month wait, but former all-NEC safety Lorenzo Jerome has a second opportunity in the National Football League.

The Saint Francis U alumnus, who earned All-America honors as a defensive back and kick returner at different points during his collegiate career, has signed a contract with the Seattle Seahawks.

Jerome, who went undrafted despite excelling in two pre-draft All-Star Games, originally inked a rookie deal with the San Francisco 49ers during Spring 2017. He proceeded to earn a spot on the team’s opening day 53-man roster and appear in four games before being released following Week 5 of the regular season.

He subsequently participated in workouts with a number of NFL teams, but remained unsigned until the Seahawks officially added him to their 90-man training camp roster on July 30.

Jerome was the first-ever defensive back in Northeast Conference history to earn four consecutive all-NEC first team honors.

After making 18 career interceptions for Saint Francis, Jerome picked off two passes en-route to winning the MVP award at the 2017 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. One week later, he caused three turnovers in the Reese’s Senior Bowl.

 

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