Mount St. Mary’s #MarchMadness Tweet Sheet

Mount St. Mary’s is trending.

Fresh off the 2021 #NECMBB Tournament title, Dan Engelstad’s Mountaineers are batting leadoff in the NCAA Tournament lineup.

The Mount will tip off NCAA First Four action against SWAC champion Texas Southern on Thursday, March 18 at 5:10 pm ET on TruTV.

FWIW, former President Barack Obama has Mount St. Mary’s advancing…

 

#MarchMadness Tweet Sheet

Mack Attack: Warriors Capture #NECMBB Regular Season Title in Year 1

Let the celebration begin and rightfully so.

Merrimack’s inaugural Division I season reached its climax on Thursday night at Hammel Court.

Needing a win to lock up at least a share of the NEC regular season men’s basketball crown, the Warriors posted a double-digit victory over Central Connecticut State. While finalizing their NEC record at 14-4, Merrimack also reach the 20-win mark overall.

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LIVIN’ THEIR BEST LIFE: NEC Alumni Update (Karinchak, Fish, Jerome)

Their collegiate playing days are long gone, but numerous Northeast Conference alumni are actively enjoying professional careers in sports.

In addition to those who are competing at the pro level, there are plenty of NEC alumni who have made their marks in different sectors of the sports industry.

 

Heading into Summer 2019, we take a look at three NEC alumni who are currently livin’ their best life in the world of sport….

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Five Tweets To Favorite – June 3

Here are five tweets from the past week that highlight what’s happening around the Northeast Conference…

 

FORMER COLONIAL’S SECRET SERVICE

Jenna Carey has gone from Joe Walton Stadium to the White House Lawn. The Robert Morris women’s lacrosse alumna has gone onto a professional career in the US Secret Service. The former student-athlete, who spent two summers as an intern with the US Marshals Service, shared her story with NCAA.org and was the subject of a recently-published “After The Game” feature.

 

 

 

CHAMPION COACH’S LASTING WORDS

It’s been quite a ride for New Jersey’s native son Greg Herenda. After guiding Fairleigh Dickinson to its second NEC Tournament title in the last four years, the veteran head coach and his Knights went on to deliver a NCAA Tournament win to the North Jersey-based school. The dynamic Herenda, who doubles as a radio deejay on WFDU, had the opportunity to address FDU’s graduating class as the commencement speaker.

 

 

BACK-TO-BACK FOR MACK

What a way to usher in a new era of Merrimack Athletics. Set to kick off their transition into the Division I ranks as a new Northeast Conference core member institution, the Merrimack Warriors closed out the 2018-19 academic year by repeating as the NCAA Division II Men’s Lacrosse National Champions. The Warriors, who will begin NEC competition in 2020, doubled up Limestone College, 16-8, in the D2 national title tilt.

 

 

DAWGS’ DOUBLE REPRESENTATION

Bryant won 40 baseball games in 2019 and two of the men who led the charge for the NEC regular season champion were named as two of the top performers in America. Senior southpaw Steve Theetge, a two-time NEC Pitcher of the Year, along with junior Chris Wright, who was an all-league first team selection at the first base and relief pitcher positions, earned Third Team All-America status from the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. Theetge went 9-2 with a league-low 1.75 ERA while Wright compiled 70 hits and 51 RBI over 60 games and also recorded a NEC single-season record 13 saves.

 

 

PHELAN THE FIRST

Sara Phelan reset the Saint Francis U program record in the javelin while breaking into the Top 8 at the NCAA East Region Championships. As a result of her 50.91m (167′) heave, Phelan earned the right to compete for a national title as one of 24 qualifiers who are heading to the NCAA Championships in Austin. She is the first woman in SFU history to advance to the NCAA Outdoor Championships and will compete on June 6 at 9:15 pm ET.

THREE TO RETWEET: Kuhar, Kuntz and DiRenzo

Christian Kuntz (#49) in @Jaguars’ Twitter Video

 

Three hot NEC-related tweets and reasons why you should Retweet them…

 

MASTERFUL CAREER FOR NATIVE SON

 

Matt Kuhar dominated at the high school level in Rhode Island and the Ocean State product stayed close to home for is collegiate career. After winning all but one match for Smithfield High School, Kuhar moved up the road to Bryant where he accounted for more dominance. The three-time NEC Player of the Year went 58-16 at the No. 1 singles spot, including an 18-1 mark against conference foes.

SACK-MASTER CAN DANCE

 

Christian Kuntz was an opposing passer’s nightmare during his four collegiate seasons in a Duquesne uniform. The former two-time NEC Defensive Player of the Year, who was the first man in league annals to register 30.0 career sacks, has successfully transitioned to the long snapper position in an attempt to make an NFL 53-man roster. Currently with the Jacksonville Jaguars, the linebacker-turned-long-snapper was able to show off his dance moves during a recent appearance in the community.

SFBK BALLER TOPS ACADEMIC RIVALS

 

Saint Francis Brooklyn senior guard Dana DiRenzo competed in 96 women’s basketball games at the collegiate level while also owning the top grade-point average in her class. Set to graduate on May 23, DiRenzo will be honored as a co-valedictorian during the College’s commencement ceremony. The perfect 4.0 student has earned her MS in Accounting.