They just want an opportunity and a number of fortunate NEC football alumni are getting one this spring.
Six athletes with all-NEC credentials have accepted invitations to attend NFL Rookie Camps on a tryout basis.
They are as follows:
Malik Duncan, Saint Francis DB (Steelers)
Delondo Boyd, Saint Francis DB (Bears)
Ben Huss, Duquesne OG (Jaguars)
Matt Sewall, Bryant WR/KR (Texans)
Andy Smigiera, Robert Morris DB (Seahawks/Cardinals)
Randall Laguerre, Central Connecticut LB (Eagles)
Amongst the aforementioned six men, Huss and Duncan earned STATS FCS All-America honors this past winter. Huss competed in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl in January.
Meanwhile, Wagner two starting offensive tackles from the 2017 season will compete in NFL camps after signing rookie contracts. After being selected in the sixth round of the NFL Draft by Baltimore, Greg Senat inked a deal with the Ravens prior to the start of their mini camp. Meanwhile, all-NEC tackle Matt Diaz was one of 22 players to sign UDFA contracts with the Tennessee Titans.
The Northeast Conference recognized those teams that best competed with dignity and respect during the 2017-18 winter sports season.
For the 10th year running, the league handed out a Team Sportsmanship Award in the sports of men’s basketball, women’s basketball, women’s swimming & diving, men’s indoor track & field, women’s indoor track & field and women’s bowling.
Bryant (MBB / SWIM) and St. Francis Brooklyn (WBB / WITF) were double winners. SFBK won the women’s basketball honor for the fifth time in six seasons while Caldwell captured a third consecutive women’s bowling award.
Since the NEC Team Sportsmanship program was instituted in 2008, Saint Francis U has won a conference-best 35 awards.
The NEC’s Team Sportsmanship Award winners were chosen through a vote of team captains and coaches from throughout the conference.
A LOOK AT THE WINNERS
It’s the seventh time in 10 seasons that the NEC’s top individual bowling award belongs to a Fairleigh Dickinson player.
FDU senior Karsyn Lukosius captured the 2018 NEC Bowler of the Year award to go along with a selection to the All-NEC First Team.
The league unveiled its three major award winners along with two All-NEC Teams and an All-Rookie Team on Friday, March 23 at Howell Lanes in Howell, NJ.
Meet the #NECelite from the 2017-18 NEC bowling regular season…
A 5-foot-5 guard headlines the list.
Mount St. Mary’s senior Junior Robinson was unanimously chosen by the league’s head coaches as the NEC Player of the Year. The conference’s leading scorer received the honor on the eve of Wednesday’s NEC Tournament quarterfinal games.
The league announced its major award winners and all-conference honorees on Tuesday afternoon via Twitter.
Meet the 2018 Men’s Basketball #NECelite…
The Northeast Conference gave football fans something other than turkey to dissect at the Thanksgiving dinner table.
The league unveiled its two All-NEC Teams and anointed five major individual award winners via Twitter on Wednesday afternoon.
Duquesne saw one of its one etch his name onto the NEC Offensive Player of the Year award for the first time ever. NEC champion Central Connecticut produced the first non-skill position winner of the NEC Offensive Rookie of the Year award while Pete Rossomando became the Blue Devils’ third recipient of the Coach of the Year honor.
Duquesne (12) and Central Connecticut (11) produced the highest number of all-NEC honorees. The former placed a league-high eight on the First Team. All seven NEC teams earned multiple all-conference selections.
Here are the selections that will make for some fun fodder during your holiday celebration…