The two teams that shared the 2016 Northeast Conference football crown were the top-two vote getters in the league’s preseason predicted order-of-finish.
Duquesne earned the No. 1 Preseason Ranking for the second straight summer, while Saint Francis U, which earned the NEC’s automatic FCS Playoffs bid last fall, was the runner-up in the poll of the conference’s head coaches.
The following 14 student-athletes will join the #NECFB Social Media Day festivities at MetLife Stadium on July 20.
These select athletes will be available for questioning from the traditional media members in attendance and all 14 men will also appear during the live on-air program carried by NEC Front Row and ESPN3.
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.
Only one man and one woman can hold the NEC Student-Athlete of the Year title.
Check out the groups of 2016-17 finalists below…
MEN’S SAOTY FINALISTS
WOMEN’S SAOTY FINALISTS
Another academic year in the books and another overall Brenda Weare NEC Commissioner’s Cup for Sacred Heart.
The Pioneers accumulated 219.56 points to win a record SEVENTH Brenda Weare Cup.
A perfect 16-0 regular season conference record resulted in a heavy Red Flash presence on the All-NEC Softball honors list.
Saint Francis U, which is in search of its first NEC Tournament title, secured four of the six major NEC awards and placed a league-high nine players on the all-conference squads.
Check out the big winners in the Northeast Conference’s postseason softball awards programs…
The Northeast Conference recognized those teams that best competed with dignity and respect this past fall sports season.
For the ninth year running, the league handed out a Team Sportsmanship Award in the sports of men’s cross country, women’s cross country, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, football and women’s volleyball.
The NEC’s Team Sportsmanship Award winners were chosen through a vote of team captains and coaches from throughout the conference.