The New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) coaches have selected Mitchell College to defend their NECC title in the 2019 Preseason Coaches Poll. Mitchell, who has won four of the last five NECC Championships under head coach Travis Beausoleil, tallied 80 points and eight first-place nods.
Bulldogs freshman Makayla Rudder (Springfield, Mass.) piled up her second biggest point total of the season, scoring 29 points on 12-of-17 shooting, leading the Dean Bulldogs to a 78-66 victory over the Newbury Nighthawks on Thursday afternoon in New England Collegiate Conference play.
Lesley University collected 90 total points, and two first-place votes, to claim the top spot in the 2019 New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Preseason Coaches Poll. Lesley, led by third-year head coach Heather Ross, returns six starters, including the reigning NECC Rookie of the Year and National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Region selection, Jordan Day (Seminole, Fla.).
Nighthawks senior Tank Roberson (Pittsfield, Mass.) stuffed the stat sheet, finishing the game with 27 points, six rebounds, four steals, and two assists, leading the Newbury Nighthawks to their fourth-straight win in February via an 88-70 win over the Lesley University Lynx on Wednesday night in New England Collegiate Conference play.
The Regis College received a team effort in sweeping Newbury College, 3-0 (25-18, 25-14, 25-14), Wednesday evening in a non-conference men’s collegiate volleyball match at Higgins Court.
Newbury College tops the 2019 New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Women’s Track & Field Preseason Coaches Poll, as the NECC enters its first year of sponsorship of outdoor track & field. Newbury collected 14 total points, including three first-place votes.
Newbury College tops the 2019 New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Men’s Track & Field Preseason Coaches Poll, as the NECC enters its first year of sponsorship of Outdoor Track & Field. Newbury collected 21 total points, including two first-place votes. The Nighthawks are headed up by coach Henry Morales and will look to returners Andrew Kalombo (Worcester, Mass.), Jarrod Smith (Watertown, N.Y.) and Rory Dobbins (Warwick, R.I.) to be key performers.
For the third consecutive season, Nighthawks now-senior Noelle Sass (Randolph, Mass.) has been named a Division III Preseason All-American by Fastpitch News. It's her second consecutive nomination to the Preseason All-American Second Team, after being named to the same team in the 2018 preseason.
After being named the New England Collegiate Conference Player of the Week, Nighthawks sophomore Jaymesha Sanders (West Haven, Conn.) has added the New England Women's Basketball Association Player of the Week Award to her weekly resumé.
Nighthawks senior Omar Williams (Queens, N.Y.) took an inbound pass in the right corner and hit a spinning fadeaway 3-pointer with 0.6 seconds remaining, marking their third straight win in February with an 89-86 win over the Bridgewater State Bears on Monday night.