The first two Red Flash to accomplish the feat were All-American honorees.
Andrew Zecca doesn’t own those lofty credentials, but there is no denying that the junior punter has been a factor in Saint Francis’ success this season.
Following an overly-efficient punting performance in a 13-7 road win over nationally-ranked Liberty, Zecca became the third Saint Francis athlete ever to earn the STATS FCS National Special Teams Player of the Week award. The other two recipients were SFU alumni Lorenzo Jerome and Lance Geesey.
Saint Francis and Duquesne had the week off, but five other teams took to the gridiron in Week 4.
Get the details on each game by browsing our team-by-team recap constructed exclusively with tweets.
When it comes to winning conference championships, Laura Messina and Fordham softball are a perfect fit.
Messina, a two-time NEC softball champion (2013, 2015) during her days as the ace of Central Connecticut’s pitching staff, has received an opportunity to continue her career in Division I softball as an assistant coach for the five-time defending Atlantic 10 champion Fordham Rams.
All seven NEC football teams were active during Week 2 of the 2017 DI FCS slate.
Defending champion Saint Francis opened conference play by controlling Wagner while Sacred Heart and Duquesne posted non-league road victories. Robert Morris and Bryant were overpowered on the road while Central Connecticut just missed a notable upset at home.
Get the details on Week 2 by browsing our team-by-team recap constructed exclusively with tweets.