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Title: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: d3bballinboston on May 31, 2007, 06:44:06 pm
Bay Path, Newbury, Lesley, Elms, Becker, Daniel Webster, Wheelock and Mitchell all have formed the NEAC.  They will start conference play in 08-09.
Official press release will come out on Tuesday.
Title: Re: New England Athletic Conference (NEnAC)
Post by: Pat Coleman on May 31, 2007, 07:48:29 pm
Yet another league that can't figure out what acronyms are already taken. NEnAC for these guys.
Title: Re: New England Athletic Conference (NEnAC)
Post by: Ryan Scott (Hoops Fan) on June 01, 2007, 10:43:35 am

We don't get to have an informal naming contest for this one like we did with the NAsCon?  (By the way, I'm not letting that acronym die; I love it!)
Title: Re: New England Athletic Conference (NEnAC)
Post by: atn alum on June 01, 2007, 11:26:36 am
Massey ratings from 2006-07

Elms 196
Newbury 288
Lesley 309
Mitchell 373
Daniel Webster 389
Becker 392


Trying to be nice here...let's just say Oy vey...
Title: Re: New England Athletic Conference (NEnAC)
Post by: d3bballinboston on June 01, 2007, 11:36:02 am
and thats why these schools all combined. Their best chance toget into the NCAA's.  These schools are competitive with each other.  Thats all the schools care about. They don't care what other leagues think.  Just happy that in 09-10 or 10-11 they will have their own AQ.
Title: Re: New England Athletic Conference (NEnAC)
Post by: Ryan Scott (Hoops Fan) on June 01, 2007, 11:53:22 am
and thats why these schools all combined. Their best chance toget into the NCAA's.  These schools are competitive with each other.  Thats all the schools care about. They don't care what other leagues think.  Just happy that in 09-10 or 10-11 they will have their own AQ.


10-11, hat is assuming they can maintain seven men's basketball programs.
Title: Re: New England Athletic Conference (NEnAC)
Post by: Ryan Scott (Hoops Fan) on June 01, 2007, 11:54:46 am

What happens if the other NEAC folds, can this conference take over the acronym or do they always remain the NEnAC? 



...no, I couldn't come up with something better.  I yield.
Title: Re: New England Athletic Conference (NEnAC)
Post by: d3bballinboston on June 01, 2007, 11:56:34 am
i think the NEnAC will be fine with 7 teams.  I think you might some other schools join this league now that it is official announced.  I could see teams like Anna Maria, Regis and Rivier looking to the NEnAC very seriouslly now.
Title: Re: New England Athletic Conference (NEnAC)
Post by: Pat Coleman on June 01, 2007, 05:51:32 pm

We don't get to have an informal naming contest for this one like we did with the NAsCon?  (By the way, I'm not letting that acronym die; I love it!)

I believe it was NAthCon and I do occasionally use that. I usually use it on the board when someone tries to call it the NAC.
Title: Re: New England Athletic Conference (NEnAC)
Post by: heythere on June 03, 2007, 01:33:01 pm
wow these basketball programs are bad. does elms even have to play next year or do the just get the championship now.
Title: Re: New England Athletic Conference (NEnAC)
Post by: Pat Coleman on June 03, 2007, 06:26:19 pm
Elms should consider playing. They'll have to win probably 20 games against that weak schedule to get a Pool B bid.
Title: Re: New England Athletic Conference (NEnAC)
Post by: d3bballinboston on June 04, 2007, 07:22:39 am
newbury men is an alright team.. they did beat gordon, worcester state, st. joes of maine for a total of 15 wins last year. 
Title: Re: New England Athletic Conference (NEnAC)
Post by: Pat Coleman on June 04, 2007, 01:17:42 pm
The rankings say it all on there, though.
Title: Re: New England Athletic Conference (NEnAC)
Post by: Ralph Turner on August 03, 2007, 10:05:50 am
Congratulations to the Mitchell Pequots on their move to Year 3 of provisional status.  Games versus Mitchell count towards post-season consideration.

The Pequots (named for the indigenous tribe) should be full members in 2009-10.
Title: Re: New England Athletic Conference (NEnAC)
Post by: Ryan Scott (Hoops Fan) on August 03, 2007, 12:21:11 pm

Now Mitchell games are just a joke, not just a charity.
Title: Re: New England Athletic Conference (NEnAC)
Post by: Ralph Turner on September 17, 2007, 10:14:51 pm
Announcing a name change in the young life of this conference...

New England Collegiate Conference (http://www.lesley.edu/services/athletics/content/necc_release_082207.pdf)

The conference goes live in 2008-09.
Title: Re: New England Athletic Conference (NECC)
Post by: Ryan Scott (Hoops Fan) on September 18, 2007, 08:24:35 am

I guess they didn't like not being the only NEAC in the world.  The change is good for all parties, I suppose.
Title: Re: New England Athletic Conference (NEnAC)
Post by: Bill Gorman on September 19, 2007, 11:25:03 pm
Announcing a name change in the young life of this conference...

New England Collegiate Conference (http://www.lesley.edu/services/athletics/content/necc_release_082207.pdf)

The conference goes live in 2008-09.
There used to be a New England Collegiate Conference at the D-II level, consisting of such schools as UMass Lowell, New Hampshire College (now Southern NH), New Haven, Southern Connecticut, Franklin Pierce...it disbanded when many of its members joined the Northeast-10 in the late 90's.

Interesting they came up with that one.

Title: Re: New England Athletic Conference (NEnAC)
Post by: Ryan Scott (Hoops Fan) on September 20, 2007, 07:18:59 am


Interesting they came up with that one.



"Came up" is an interesting expression.  They're now 2-2 in repeating something someone else though up.  First an acronym, now a whole name.
Title: Re: New England Athletic Conference (NECC)
Post by: Pat Coleman on September 20, 2007, 03:34:36 pm
I understand they were aware of the previous history of the name.

I don't have a problem with them taking a defunct name.
Title: Re: New England Athletic Conference (NECC)
Post by: newenglandball on September 23, 2007, 09:00:44 am
http://www.neccathletics.com

on a side note southern vermont just got into this league.

This will give the NECC all the min. requirements of one male and one female sport in each season to have 7 schools to get the AQ's in the future

men's soccer, women's soccer, women's volleyball, men's basketball, women's basketball, softball, baseball.  They are only one men's volleyball team away from having 7.
Title: Re: New England Athletic Conference (NECC)
Post by: emmanuelfan on September 23, 2007, 04:03:51 pm
lol THIS IS TOO FUNNY. SVC couldn't compete with the schools for the blind. Congrats to them on getting back in a conference though. Until they hire all full time coaches it does'nt matter what conference they are in. Again, they have an all new part-time coaching staff.  I believe they have 2 full-time coaches with rugby and yet again a new women's basketball coach who is also coaching soccer without any experience. If they paid more than 15 to 20 grand a year for a full time coach they may get some quality coaches, until them look for SVC to stay in the bottom half of that conference, with the exception of maybe Mens basketball. They are really making strides. I think they have students who are on the ten year plan too. Did Nick Harrington graduate yet? According to their rosters they have students there that should have been gone already. Are we sure they are eligible? 
Title: Re: New England Athletic Conference (NECC)
Post by: Ralph Turner on September 23, 2007, 06:34:57 pm
lol THIS IS TOO FUNNY. SVC couldn't compete with the schools for the blind. Congrats to them on getting back in a conference though. Until they hire all full time coaches it does'nt matter what conference they are in. Again, they have an all new part-time coaching staff.  I believe they have 2 full-time coaches with rugby and yet again a new women's basketball coach who is also coaching soccer without any experience. If they paid more than 15 to 20 grand a year for a full time coach they may get some quality coaches, until them look for SVC to stay in the bottom half of that conference, with the exception of maybe Mens basketball. They are really making strides. I think they have students who are on the ten year plan too. Did Nick Harrington graduate yet? According to their rosters they have students there that should have been gone already. Are we sure they are eligible? 
You are the college president.  You determine that your campus environment will be improved by having a competitive athletic program.  Having a conference gives a program a source for games, all-conference and POTW week honors, a group of peers who should become natural rivals, and a higher presence in the collegiate world.

This in turn allows the school to seek and hire better coaching talent, which in turn improves the program.

Good luck to SVC.  You must start someplace.
Title: Re: New England Athletic Conference (NECC)
Post by: emmanuelfan on September 25, 2007, 07:49:34 am
I understand they must start somewhere but they should start by hiring full-time coaches like they had in the past, not part-time. Part-time coaches have other job obligations and cannot dedicate all of their time recruiting and practicing. Not to mention SVC does not help in the recruiting area because they do not have the funds. Also, they can't even get practice times to have a full squad at practice because they do not allow the students to miss classes for practices and they will not adjust the class schedules to make a time slot for teams to practice. I had a friend go there and he told me what a mess it is and that is why their teams suffer. Yes, the new president and new AD did the right thing on getting into a conference but it won't matter until they get all full-time coaches who can put the effort in. If I remember correctly about three or four years ago, they had full-time coaches and their programs were actually coming around. Men's bball won the GNAC, Women's bball actually got some GNAC victories, Volleyball, Softball, Womens and Mens Soccer were actually competitive in some games. The only sport which didnt have any wins was Baseball. Atleast they were moving in the right direction. They may have been in the wrong conference for them but the coaches were dedicated. It was the school which was not dedicated to athletics. Without athletics SVC will fold.
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: newenglandball on February 22, 2008, 07:11:43 am
Miracle Overtime Buzzer-Beater Sends Newbury Past Eagles 

Nashua – Two seconds can seem like a lifetime. Unfortunately for the Eagles men’s basketball team, they found that out the hardest way imaginable Thursday night.

Two seconds away from forcing a second overtime after Eagle freshman Chris Hanson (Salem, Mass.) sank two pressure-packed free throws to tie the game at 97, Newbury guard Steve Morris (Somerville, Mass.) answered with a 75-foot miracle that hit nothing but net as the buzzer sounded giving the visiting Nighthawks a stunning 100-97 victory in a wild matchup of future New England Collegiate rivals at a raucous Vagge Gymnasium.

Morris, who had initially forced overtime knocking down a three pointer with 21 seconds to play in regulation, took the inbounds pass from Javon Mathis (Plainville, Conn.) and heaved the ball from the far right corner knocking down the longest shot recorded in Vagge Gymnasium history in a regular season game.

The win was the eighth straight for the Nighthawks (17-7), while the Eagles (7-17) dropped their fourth straight.

Kevin Cleveland (Lynn, Mass.) led all scorers for Newbury pouring in 28 points, going 13 of 16 from the field and added 12 rebounds. Arch Mitchell (Framingham, Mass.) knocked down 21, while Mathis chipped in with 18. Morris finished with 14.

Hanson led Daniel Webster with 19 points including five three-pointers, while Adam Landry (Vernon, Conn.) knocked down five more from outside on the way to 18 points. Tim Jackson (West Henrietta, N.Y.) added 11 while Steve Savage (Salem, N.H.) chipped in with 10.

Senior Eagle captain Ryan Middlemiss (Methuen, Mass.), playing in his final home game and honored in a pregame ceremony, dished out a game and career best nine assists and added eight rebounds and five points.

Newbury led by six (44-39) at the half and by as many as 13 in the second before a pair of wild swings led to overtime.

Trailing by 11 at 74-63 with 9:09 to go in regulation, the Eagles mounted a furious comeback with an 18-5 run consuming 4:24 to take the lead. Hanson knocked down a three with 6:34 left for a 77-74 Newbury lead, followed with another with 5:11 to go to cut it to one, and Landry added another for an 81-79 lead with 4:45 left.

After building the lead to 88-81 with 2:18 to after a Hanson jumper, Newbury responded with a wild finish to force overtime. After Cleveland buried two free throws, he followed with a lay up with 1:21 left setting up Morris’s first heroics.

Newbury opened the extra session with the first six points thanks to a dunk and layup from Cleveland.

Trailing by five (97-92) with 51 seconds left, Jackson knocked down a three with 40 seconds to go and Middlemiss followed with a steal of Morris with 16 seconds left.

Hanson was then fouled outside the arc and sank both freebies with 2.1 seconds to go, setting up the Morris miracle.

The Eagles, who still own the eighth and final playoff spot for the upcoming GNAC tournament, close their regular season Saturday at Rivier beginning at 1:00 p.m. The Eagles hold a one-game lead over Mount Ida for the final spot. Mount Ida travels to Lasell for a 1:00 p.m. matchup. The Eagles can clinch a tournament spot with a victory or a Mount Ida loss.

Newbury travels to Green Mountain Saturday for the four-team Association of Division III Independents Northeast championships. The Nighthawks face future NECC rival Southern Vermont at 5:30 p.m.
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: Ralph Turner on September 23, 2008, 12:56:52 pm
Where they came from...

Team ..... 2007-08
Becker.....NAC
Daniel Webster .....GNAC
Elms ..... NAC
Lesley .....NAC
Mitchell*.....IND
Newbury.....IND
Southern Vermont.....IND
Wheelock.....New

Mitchell is 4th year provisional in 2008-09.  Wheelock is adding men's athletics.
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: asu50 on November 10, 2008, 12:41:33 am
any news from scrimmage/exhibition games in NECC?? I heard Wheelock beat UMass Boston by 30 pts..isnt that impressing for a new program!?!
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: leelowlang on November 28, 2008, 10:57:26 pm
Elms, a clear front runner, with DWC, Becker, SVC, and Wheelock in the next tier with Lesley, Newbury, Mitchell the next level down.
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: ac08 on December 02, 2008, 09:46:18 pm
SVC with a 7 point win over Union. With the way their forwards are playing they could be dangerous, especially as Kordana finds his rhythm.
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: jamiejohn on December 03, 2008, 09:00:37 am
SVC is 1-4, i dont know how your calling them dangerous. I might call Elms dangerous seeing that there top 20 in the country
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: ac08 on December 03, 2008, 11:28:38 pm
Elms is more than dangerous they are very good.

SVC is 1-4, yes, but:

2 of those losses were by single digits and one of their best shooters was uncharacteristically off. Those games could have been different with just a couple more baskets. I think it's also worth mentioning that they lost by 5 to Skidmore just after Skidmore only loss to Amherst (ranked #10) by 3. Maybe the transitive property can't be used quantitatively here, but I think it suggests they may be closer than their record indicates

The other 2 losses came at the hands of St. Lawrence and Williams. St. Lawrence is just good. They came within a hair of beating  #21 Ursinus. And beat Plattsburgh St (last year's NE sectional host for the Elite 8) and Middlebury (who some think is favored to win the NESCAC).

Even though the score ballooned at the end, the Williams game was a 3 point game with under 10 to go in the second half.

Is dangerous really that much of an exaggeration, or are you just trying to garner just dues for Elms?
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: jamiejohn on December 04, 2008, 08:55:28 am
I am just saying Elms is by far the best team in the league. Then you have becker and  maybe SVC(which i havent seen play).

Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: ac08 on December 04, 2008, 01:51:42 pm
Oh, no disagreement at all from me. I just thought their record might not be a great indication of their capabilities.

Elms has been good for the past few years, but last year's game against Amherst showed me that they are hitting another plateau.
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: leelowlang on December 04, 2008, 03:53:44 pm
Elms can beat anyone in the northeast...period.  Would they win a seven game series against an Amherst or WPI?  Maybe not but Coach Silva and co are very much for real as a perennial powerhouse.

Becker & then I'd say either Wheelock or Daniel Webster with Lesley & SVC...that group of five will be interesting so see how they sort themselves out.
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: ac08 on December 04, 2008, 11:47:59 pm
SVC over RPI by 3
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: KSCfan on January 06, 2009, 08:24:22 am
Hello to my NECC fans out there, espically the Elms college ones.  I have a quick question that i was hoping you might be able to answer for me.  According to Keene.edu/athletics Keene State now has a guard that played for Elms college last year, a Nate Disessa.  I dont know anything about him really and i was hoping for some impressions of him.  Keene has three young guards and i was hoping that he might bring some older leadership to the position that will help the owls. Any thoughts, impressions, and or opinions would be greatly helpful thanks
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: ephoops on January 06, 2009, 11:23:05 am
To anyone who attended the Elms / Regis game...  What happened?  Surprising loss...
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: Ryan Scott (Hoops Fan) on January 07, 2009, 06:21:53 pm
To anyone who attended the Elms / Regis game...  What happened?  Surprising loss...

I wasn't there, but Regis is only a second year program, lots of young guys.  It's obviously surprising, but no one really knows what to expect from Regis when they have a really good night.  Now, perhaps we do.
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: BornBalla on January 07, 2009, 09:03:48 pm
I'll guess what happened to Elms. Regis started game 9-0 and believed they could play with them. Also, by looking at box score Elms shot 10-19 from ft line....not good at all. Plus they shot a low fg % even though they 20 oreb. While I have not seen Amherst box, I bet Wesleyan shot very well and Amherst struggled. I think New England is all over the place.
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: Ryan Scott (Hoops Fan) on January 09, 2009, 10:16:57 am
I think New England is all over the place.


Yeah, the whole region is shaky enough that our final four entrant might not be a foregone conclusion this year.  That would be a fresh change.
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: BornBalla on March 01, 2009, 08:37:30 am
I had to be in the Springfield area for a family event and went over to Elms for their championship game vs Becker.Wow, the campus is very small. After the first 10 mins or so, the game was a blowout and Elms had a starter out due to injury I think(he was hobbling around with crutches). Becker seemed to have some talent. Guard Suber is super athletic and they had a forward type who was very active but they could not match the depth of Elms. You see the box scores and see that 11-13 players play close to double digit mins but to see the rotations live is impressive.

During the game I heard some people in stands talking about whether they wold get a home game. I heard one of them say they spoke to the coach and said that Elms "put in a bid to host and are hoping the NCAA gives them a shot to". From the looks of the gym it seems like they can seat maybe 500 or so. They had a track above gym where people were standing to watch game(mostly students).So I don't know if that can be added to seating capacity #.  Question: is there a scenario where the NCAA would let Elms host? If Amherst wins NESCAC, does Elms get #1 Rank in region?I gotta say an NCAA game in that gym would be an insane environment. It was wild yesterday. Any thoughts
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: Pat Coleman on March 02, 2009, 12:22:24 am
If Elms gets a bye and hosts one game Saturday night, or if Elms plays on Thursday night and the winner plays at a bye team on Saturday.

Those are at least feasible. Not very likely, but feasible.
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: larry_u on March 02, 2009, 04:41:26 pm
Can someone post your NCAA team's profiles in here:

http://www.d3boards.com/index.php?topic=6299.0
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: winorgohome on March 18, 2009, 12:16:31 pm
I would have to say this years conference basketball the overall grade i would give at the most an C- I think there is a possibility that the Necc is by far the worst basketball conference in all of d3 definitely in the northeast area. You start at the bottom with lesley who was very bad this year to say the least. They had one player jesus trejo he is a pretty good big man but there story  stops there. Newbury who I thought should of had a better season looked as if they didnt like playin with each other or didnt want to play although i must admit i did like what i saw from kevin cleveland on that team he assumed the role of point forward for those guys. Southern vermont was not very competitive they also had a pretty good forward joe karnik who could really score and rebound. Then there is mitchell who is not a hard working team with little to no talent they had a high volume scorer but he took so many bad shots the ball gotta go in u shoot that much. Then my coach of the year would have to go to wheelock who won only 1 game last year put up 10 this year and 500 play in conference 7-7 and they gave elms all they could handle in the conference tournament which elms hosted. forward sherrard robbins is a double double machine who gets the job done without sayin a word. Daniel webster was a pretty good team that just didnt compete every night they have a core of good guards with Hansen Inge and Jackson which is the best starting backcourt in the conference just lacked the size and depth although they were 10-4 in conference play. Becker who is my pick for best team in the conference and ill tell u why first becker is the best coached team in the conference they have a continuity with the way they play there players look as if they all get along everyone knows there roll Suber is an ultra quick athlete Jacobs a very good bigman exum who was as solid at the point as u will get in the conference and the freshman favors who is very active there problem with elms is the fact that elms had a legit 9 players that could start maybe anywhere in the country so they would wear becker down. which leads me to my last team which is elms. Elms is my biggest dissappointment Ive seen elms play maybe a dozen of times this year and every time I went to see them I would always say this is a very very talented team but noone bought into the coach's system coach silva who is a very average coach at the most couldn't get those guys to believe in him out of the 13 guys going in and out of the game 11 was not happy and a dear friend of mine told me thats not a good sign for a team talking national championship me being an former player i couldn't imagine playing in that system. There talent was undeniable i would love to watch them practice there second 5 looks way better then there first 5 which i always wondered about 3 minutes into the game there bringing in big man Javon Mathis who is a double digit scorer they would bring in Ronald Thomas who was an electric scorer who would just come in get his work done and they would come with an ultra athletic forward Antwan Holder who could be a stud in this conference to go along with sharp shooting Danny Gonzalez who can score a point a min. to go along with Aswad Thomas Juan Galdon that 6 i just named is enough to win but they had utility players in starting roles which i think hurt them in the tournament to go along with some bad combinations on the court anybody who watched the conference close send me your comments
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: bball passion on March 21, 2009, 10:36:24 am
To winorgohome. You must be retarded. You have no clue about basketball, and frankly are very dumb. What smart person makes comments like that. You are a horrible teammate and everyone knows who you are. But for the sake of this post I will indulge you and make you look foolish. You are not apart of Elms therefore you shouldn’t feel disappointed about what Elms College does. You are right about about a couple things 1st Elms is very talented. Most of the guys bought into Coach Silva’s system it was the idiots that didn’t. They felt they were “superstars” or “NBA” type players. What idiots would think that lol.  I have seen Elms play and there were only 3 players that were always mad. They must have really thought they could play more minutes then they did. Now of course there were a couple games where these individuals played well. But they were NO “superstars”.   You mentioned that you couldn’t play in that system that they ran and I must say that is very bold of you to admit you cant play the game of basketball because the system that they ran is so easy. But I understand you are not a ball player.   

Coach Silva has been the best coach in D3 for the last 5 years. Not to mention Elms College gets better and better because they work hard and do the right thing. Elms are loaded with talent from the 1st guy to the 16th guy on the team.

You also mentioned that you would have loved to see there practices, the “second five” as you called it was better then the starting five. DUDE ARE YOU RETARDED…the other guys were good, and they were great teammates except for two dudes who thought they were and are going to the league. Lol the “LEAGUE” LOL wow now you know they really have some issues if they think that.

Javon Mathis he is a good basketball player but he knew his role that’s what made him a good Elms player. Ronald Thomas was defiantly NOT an “electric scorer” and “gets what done”? The dude can’t play defense. Not to mention is a terrible teammate. I saw a game where he got crossed up by an “average” player and his teammate took a charge and the dude didn’t even help his teammate up. Lord knows what game you were watching. Talk about who is an electric scorer. Funny thing is I didn’t see his name in the box score for the tournament. Maybe he froze up. Antoine Holder is your right an athletic basketball player; he just has no clue about the game and how to be a teammate. Danny Gonzalez is a pretty good shooter you are right about that. Aswad Thomas and Juan Galdon were both the best players on the team. HANDS DOWN.
It takes more then 6 players to win their num nut. What hurt them were the idiots who thought they were what they are not. I TOTALLY AGREE with you about bad combinations on the court the guys with the bad attitudes shouldn’t have even had a Elms jersey in the first place never mind be on the court. Lol have you seen Elms play? Oh wait you said you have been to numerous Elms basketball games. Ok well if we looked at the statistics your “pick” of who you “chose” as best player’s barley saw minutes. The only ones who view themselves, as “going to the league” players are the ones who cant even get burn at a D3 school. You are not a very smart person and I really hope you finish your education you have a lot of misspelled words.  Although this is a forum and you can speak your mind freely. I too share the right and am a strong supporter of Elms College loved watching them play. Ps now that the idiots are gone lets see the change. : ) you know who you are. “holla back” lol
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: Pat Coleman on March 22, 2009, 09:21:21 pm
Is there a need to make "retarded" references?
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: asu50 on November 28, 2009, 12:03:20 pm
What are you guys think abouth the preseason rankings at NECC?

1-Elms, 72(8)
2-Becker, 60
3-Daniel Webster, 56
4-Wheelock, 48
5-Mitchell, 38
6-Southern Vermont, 31
7-Lesley, 25
8-Newbury, 22

I think top 4 teams will remain the same with few changes in standings. I think Elms is the team to beat w/o question, then Becker, D. Webster, and Wheelock are pretty similar and will compete to get that 2nd spot and 1st round by at conf tournay and perhaps one of them might beat Elms this year! Mittchell and St. Vermont will push to get their spots in conf tournay and they still have a chance to shake the top 4 out and sneak in there to host a conf tournament game. For Lesley and Newbury, I think it will be another tough year for them this year.
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: Hugenerd on November 28, 2009, 05:51:58 pm
Wheelock has been the most impressive team to date out of the NECC.  They won the UMD tourney, beating Springfield and UNE (who beat UMD).  They are at 4-0 and look poised to go 10-1 in their first 11.

Becker is currently 1-3, so they dont seem to be on track yet.  I think Wheelock is under-ranked, they could push Elms for that top spot.  The others look about right.
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: BornBalla on November 29, 2009, 09:39:12 am
I wouldn't sleep on Becker. Still think they will be a player in the NECC.

Wheelock's start is great overall for the NECC. Not taking anything from them but their wins are against average at best teams.I know UNE beat UMD but play that game 9 more times and I think UMD wins. Wentworth, Springfield, and Emmanuel on paper are thought to better because of "better leagues" and facilities but seems like none are anything special. I can't wait to see how they do over next few games. By the way, I heard Wheelock doesn't have a gym. Where do they play home games? I saw they play a late season league game vs Newbury at Simmons.

Anyone see Elms play this year? What do they look like? Saw their roster and looks like they lost 6-7 guys from last year. Some of the new guys are playing(3 or 4). How Daniel webster anyone see them?
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: leelowlang on December 21, 2009, 11:21:05 pm
NECC First Semester All-Conference Team
Sure this’ll bug somebody…just one basketball junkie’s opinion.

First Team:
Sherard Robbins – 6’5”, Sr., F, Wheelock – 16.3 ppg, 9.3 rpg, 91% FT, 1.4 bpg
Juan Maldonado – 5’4”, Sr., G, Elms – 19.4 ppg, 3.6 apg, 90% FT, 2.5 spg, 48% 3FG
Javon Mathis – 6’5”, Sr., F, Elms – 15 ppg, 9.3 rpg, 62% FG, 67% FT
Max Kaim – 5’9”, So., G, Wheelock – 13.1 ppg, 55% FG, 3 apg, 3.3 spg
Rajai Leggett – 6’1”, Jr., F, Becker – 18.9 ppg, 9.8 rpg, 48% FG, 61% FT, 1.5 spg

Second Team:
Terrance Favors – 6’3”, So., G/F, Becker – 15.5 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 4.3 apg, 59% FT, 0.8 bpg
Lance Spratling – 6’2”, Jr., G, Southern Vermont – 21.7 ppg, 8.6 rpg, 48% FG, 3.7 apg, 1.4 spg, 0.9 bpg
Jesus Trejo – 6’8”, Jr., C, Lesley – 15 ppg, 11.1 rpg, 61% FG, 1.3 bpg
Chris Hanson – 6’2”, Jr., G, Daniel Webster – 21.6 ppg, 5 rpg, 36% 3FG
Joe Karnik – 6’6”, Sr., F, Southern Vermont – 18.6 ppg, 11.3 rpg, 48% FG, 1.3 spg, 0.6 bpg

Player of the Semester:
Sherard Robbins – 6’5”, Sr., F, Wheelock – 16.3 ppg, 9.3 rpg, 91% FT, 1.4 bpg

Newcomer of the Semester:
Timothy Young – 5’10”, Fr., G, Newbury – 18.1 ppg, 41% 3FG

Coach of the Semester:
John Preziosa, Wheelock
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: dewcrew88 on December 28, 2009, 07:01:08 am
I would cast a vote for derrick cenicola from SVC for freshman of the year. Guy is third on the mountaineers in ppg and is helping to run the offense. He scored 26 against mitchell a couple weeks ago.
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: asu50 on January 10, 2010, 07:14:28 pm
conference games are started.. Elms and Wheelock both had great starts.. Elms cruise thru Newbury easily but no-one really expexted Wheelock to win by huge margin..Wheelock is improved alot and showing lots of intensity to be in top 2... since the loss of Jenel Russell, Mitchell is struggling..it seems like if they dont get him soon it will be a very tough season for Mitchell..

also, gotta give Lesley a credit as well.. They got the win aganist D.Webster and suprised alot of people around the league.. Behind their big man Trejo, they will be a playoff contender.. Tough loss for D.Webster tho... SVU's Spratling had very strong game with 34 points but they fell short aganist Becker..

top 4 teams in the current standings are facing each other on Tuesday the 12th.. Elms hosting Lesley and Wheelock hosting Becker..so there will be only 2 undefeateds left on Tuesday night.. while Mitchell is hosting Newbury to keep their playoff hopes alive..
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: asu50 on January 17, 2010, 11:30:27 pm
Becker (3-0) won over Preseason #1 pick Elms (2-1) in front of their home crowd and got the #1 seed in the standings..

Wheelock (2-1) won over Southern Vermont (1-2) in a very close one by 2 points and hold off the #2 seed..

Newbury (2-1) got the W at home vs Lesley (1-2) and get a seeding in the winning column..

This weeks suprise was Mitchell (1-3) winning over D. Webster (0-2) and getting their 1st conference win this year..

This week's schedule somehow will shape up the top 3-4 spots in the conference... This week's most exacting game will be played between Elms and Wheelock..
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: Ralph Turner on July 20, 2010, 04:48:23 pm
Regis College to join NECC (http://www.d3hoops.com/notables/2010/07/19/tccc-survivor-regis-to-join-necc.html)

Quote
Regis College (Massachusetts) on Monday accepted an invitation to become the 10th member of the New England Collegiate Conference at the close of the 2010-11 academic year.
...

Regis, presently a member of the Commonwealth Coast Conference, sponsors seven men’s sports and 10 for women. The Pride will compete in all NECC sports except baseball.
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: T990 on July 26, 2010, 12:06:38 am
Since the NECC does not sponsor Mens Lacrosse, does anyone know what will happen to the Regis' mens lax team?  Will they compete in the Pilgrim Lacrosse League (with Mass Maritime and the NEWMAC schools)?
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: Ryan Scott (Hoops Fan) on July 27, 2010, 10:37:24 am
Since the NECC does not sponsor Mens Lacrosse, does anyone know what will happen to the Regis' mens lax team?  Will they compete in the Pilgrim Lacrosse League (with Mass Maritime and the NEWMAC schools)?


The New CCC or whatever it will be called currently only has six schools offering Men's Lacrosse.  I imagine, unless Nichols, Curry, or WIT is picking it up, they'll be looking for an affiliate school to qualify for an AQ.  Regis may fit what they're looking for.
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: T990 on July 27, 2010, 11:41:52 pm
Nichols, Curry, and Wentworth all have established Mens Lacrosse programs.
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: Bill Gorman on July 28, 2010, 10:08:25 am
The New CCC or whatever it will be called currently only has six schools offering Men's Lacrosse.  I imagine, unless Nichols, Curry, or WIT is picking it up, they'll be looking for an affiliate school to qualify for an AQ.  Regis may fit what they're looking for.
All nine of the schools who will be forming the new league sponsor men's lacrosse.
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: Ryan Scott (Hoops Fan) on July 29, 2010, 09:07:46 pm

Sorry, it didn't seem right - I must have looked at the wrong column on the chart.
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: Ryan Scott (Hoops Fan) on July 29, 2010, 09:09:04 pm

Yeah, I was looking at M-XC.  I apologize.
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: Rick Vaughn on November 24, 2010, 11:48:05 am
http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=5846042&categoryid=2459792

Crazy game between Southern VT and Skidmore getting some love on ESPN.  7 OT's!!

SVC's Lance Spratling played all 75 minutes in the lose.  Almost two games in one night.  The link doesn't show this, but Spratling was interviewed on Sportscenter this morning and was pretty funny.  The SC anchors really liked his sense of humor and the his comfort level in the interview.
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: CSC Spartan on November 25, 2010, 02:05:40 am
http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/article/20101124/SPORTS01/101124017/1002/SPORTS/7-OTs-Southern-Vermont-College-plays-in-epic-basketball-game
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: duffer on November 25, 2010, 11:08:54 am
Not to take away from the early season activity but there was an Awesome story on ESPN this morning called "Picking Up Butch." Kudos to Middlebury football and basketball players who have carried on a fifty year old tradition of picking up Butch Varno (has Cerebral Palsy) from a nursing home and taking him to every home football & basketball game. Job well done gentlemen!
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: leelowlang on December 14, 2010, 09:00:42 am
NECC First Semester All-Conference Team
Just one basketball junkie’s opinion...

Player of the Semester:
Rajai Leggett - 6'1", Sr., F, Becker - 14.0 ppg, 8.7 rpg, 47% FG, 1.2 bpg, 1.4 spg

Coach of the Semester:
Brian Gorman - Becker
 
Newcomer of the Semester:
DeShawn Hamlet - 6'4", Fr., F, Southern Vermont - 15.7 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 59% FG, 33% 3FG, 71% FT, 1.6 spg
 
First Team:
Juan Alverio - 6'5", Sr., F, Elms - 13.9 ppg, 12.6 rpg, 2.0 apg, 53% FG, 38% 3FG, 1.9 spg, 2.8 bpg
Terrance Favors - 6'3", Jr., G/F, Becker - 12.2 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 2.7 apg, 43% FG, 33% 3FG, 2.7 spg
Chris Hanson - 6'2", Sr., G, Daniel Webster - 15.4 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 2.6 apg, 43% FG, 44% 3FG, 89% FT
Rajai Leggett - 6'1", Sr., F, Becker - 14.0 ppg, 8.7 rpg, 47% FG, 1.2 bpg, 1.4 spg
Brittain Purcelle - 6'0", So., G, Elms - 19.8, ppg, 4.0 rpg, 48% FG, 33% 3FG, 85% FT, 1.9 spg
 
Second Team:
DeShawn Hamlet - 6'4", Fr., F, Southern Vermont - 15.7 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 59% FG, 33% 3FG, 71% FT, 1.6 spg
Trae Jacobs - 6'6", Sr., C, Becker - 13.9 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 54% FG
Eric Rice - 6'9", Jr., C, Wheelock - 17.1 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 41% FG, 83% FT
Keith Speed - 5'9", So., G, Daniel Webster - 12.6 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 2.6 apg, 42% FG, 30% 3FG, 78% FT, 1.1 spg
Lance Spratling - 6'2", Sr., G, Southern Vermont - 20.0 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 3.2 apg, 41% FG, 33% 3FG, 77% FT, 2.2 spg, 1.1 bpg
 
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: Hugenerd on December 20, 2010, 10:14:21 pm
Some dunks from MIT freshman Nick Davis.  He gets a real nice one right over #22 from Lesley on the fastbreak.

Davis Dunk Highlights (http://mitbasketball.blogspot.com/2010/12/nick-davis-dunk-highlights_20.html)
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on February 02, 2011, 03:13:27 pm
First Regional Rankings: http://www.d3blogs.com/d3hoops/2011/02/02/ncaas-mens-regional-rankings/
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: leelowlang on February 07, 2011, 11:16:13 pm
Curious of the posters thoughts of who is the league's best:

Best Team:

Best Coach:

Best Player:

Best Point Guard:

Best Low-Post Scorer:

Best Shooter:

Best Dunker:

Best Defender:
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on February 16, 2011, 03:28:13 pm
Week 3 Regional Rankings are out: http://www.d3blogs.com/d3hoops/2011/02/16/ncaa-2011-regional-rankings-week-3/
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: Pat Coleman on February 24, 2011, 10:50:33 am
We hired a new Around the Nation columnist and his first piece out of the gate is about Becker:

http://www.d3hoops.com/columns/around-the-nation/index
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: Bengalsrule on February 26, 2011, 11:53:09 pm
Congrats to ELMS winning the Conference title. Class team/Coach. I expect them to do big things in the NCAA's
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: beaner11 on February 27, 2011, 03:10:58 pm
Any chance becker will get an at large bid. They may deserve one.
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: Ryan Scott (Hoops Fan) on February 27, 2011, 03:12:36 pm
Any chance becker will get an at large bid. They may deserve one.

People seem to think they're a lock.  I'm less sure.  Their numbers are good enough, but it will come down to which schools from other regions miss out on their own AQs.
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: leelowlang on October 08, 2011, 12:42:08 am
NECC

2010-11 Final Standings

1.   Becker – 24-5, 14-0 NECC
2.   Elms – 20-8, 11-3 NECC
3.   Southern Vermont – 16-11, 9-5 NECC
4.   Newbury – 11-15, 8-6 NECC
5.   Wheelock – 10-16, 6-8 NECC
6.   Daniel Webster – 11-14, 5-9 NECC
7.   Lesley – 6-19, 3-11 NECC
8.   Mitchell – 1-22, 0-14 NECC

2010-11 Conference Championship
o   Elms 79, Becker 65

NCAA Performance
o   Becker 80, Scranton 73 (1st Round)
o   Williams 84, Becker 63 (2nd Round)
o   Rochester (N.Y.) 81, Elms 70 (1st Round)

RETURNING LEADERS
•   Scoring
o   Taeshon Johnson – Southern Vermont – 6’3”, Sr., G – 16.6 ppg
o   Eric Rice – Wheelock – 6’9”, Sr., C – 14.4 ppg
o   Brittain Purcelle – Elms – 6’0”, Jr, G – 13.1 ppg
o   Ben Naaktgeboren – Southern Vermont – 6’3”, Sr., F – 12.2 ppg
o   Kyle Pierce – Wheelock – 5’9”, Sr., G – 11.5 ppg
•   Rebounding
o   Ben Naaktgeboren – Southern Vermont – 6’3”, Sr., F – 11.7 rpg
o   Taeshon Johnson – Southern Vermont – 6’3”, Sr., G – 6.9 rpg
o   Eric Rice – Wheelock – 6’9”, Sr., C – 6.6 rpg
•   Assists
o   Kyle Pierce – Wheelock – 5’9”, Sr., G – 4.0 apg
o   Keith Speed – Daniel Webster – 5’9”, Jr., G – 3.6 apg
o   Max Kaim – Wheelock – 5’9”, Sr., G – 2.7 apg
•   Steals
o   Victor Kashouh – Wheelock – 6’1”, Sr., G – 1.96 spg
•   Blocks
o   Robert Edwards – Regis – 6’5”, So., F – 2 bpg*
•   FG %
o   Robert Edwards – Regis – 6’5”, So., F - .513 FG%*
•   3-pt FG %
o   Alex Del Rio – Mitchell – 5’8”, So., G - .451 3FG%
•   3FG Made
o   Daniel Gonzalez – Elms – 6’2”, Sr., G – 60 3FG
•   FT %
o   Ryan Chambers – Regis – 6’0”, So., G - .867 FT%*
*Regis College participated in The Commonwealth Coast Conference in 2010-11
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: magicman on October 09, 2011, 02:58:49 am
NECC

2010-11 Final Standings

1.   Becker – 24-5, 14-0 NECC
2.   Elms – 20-8, 11-3 NECC
3.   Southern Vermont – 16-11, 9-5 NECC
4.   Newbury – 11-15, 8-6 NECC
5.   Wheelock – 10-16, 6-8 NECC
6.   Daniel Webster – 11-14, 5-9 NECC
7.   Lesley – 6-19, 3-11 NECC
8.   Mitchell – 1-22, 0-14 NECC

2010-11 Conference Championship
o   Elms 79, Becker 65

NCAA Performance
o   Becker 80, Scranton 73 (1st Round)
o   Williams 84, Becker 63 (2nd Round)
o   Rochester (N.Y.) 81, Elms 70 (1st Round)

RETURNING LEADERS
•   Scoring
o   Taeshon Johnson – Southern Vermont – 6’3”, Sr., G – 16.6 ppg
o   Eric Rice – Wheelock – 6’9”, Sr., C – 14.4 ppg
o   Brittain Purcelle – Elms – 6’0”, Jr, G – 13.1 ppg
o   Ben Naaktgeboren – Southern Vermont – 6’3”, Sr., F – 12.2 ppg
o   Kyle Pierce – Wheelock – 5’9”, Sr., G – 11.5 ppg
•   Rebounding
o   Ben Naaktgeboren – Southern Vermont – 6’3”, Sr., F – 11.7 rpg
o   Taeshon Johnson – Southern Vermont – 6’3”, Sr., G – 6.9 rpg
o   Eric Rice – Wheelock – 6’9”, Sr., C – 6.6 rpg
•   Assists
o   Kyle Pierce – Wheelock – 5’9”, Sr., G – 4.0 apg
o   Keith Speed – Daniel Webster – 5’9”, Jr., G – 3.6 apg
o   Max Kaim – Wheelock – 5’9”, Sr., G – 2.7 apg
•   Steals
o   Victor Kashouh – Wheelock – 6’1”, Sr., G – 1.96 spg
•   Blocks
o   Robert Edwards – Regis – 6’5”, So., F – 2 bpg*
•   FG %
o   Robert Edwards – Regis – 6’5”, So., F - .513 FG%*
•   3-pt FG %
o   Alex Del Rio – Mitchell – 5’8”, So., G - .451 3FG%
•   3FG Made
o   Daniel Gonzalez – Elms – 6’2”, Sr., G – 60 3FG
•   FT %
o   Ryan Chambers – Regis – 6’0”, So., G - .867 FT%*
*Regis College participated in The Commonwealth Coast Conference in 2010-11




I believe Brittain Purcelle has transferred from Elms to Buffalo State. His younger brother Paris is a freshman at Buffalo St. and he has decided to join him.
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: leelowlang on October 09, 2011, 09:14:55 pm
Thanks for commenting.  Type of talk I was hoping to generate.
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: NJBalla35 on December 12, 2011, 04:52:43 pm
Looks like Wheelock has made a coaching change.....

http://hoopdirt.com/blog/eff8a44b/breaking-preziosa-out-at-diii-wheelock/

Any thoughts??
Title: : New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: Bill9 on November 10, 2012, 07:06:51 pm
Top 5 Returning Players in the NECC:
1.Taeshon Johnson (SVC)
2. John Hickson (Daniel Webster)
3. Darius Crosby (Daniel Webster)
4. Joshua Ford (Mitchell)
5. Steve Rosemond (Newbury)
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: Bill9 on November 14, 2012, 10:06:16 am
Becker has been chosen to finish at the top of the 2012-13 NECC Men's Basketball standings in a vote by the leagues coaches. The Hawks, who have won an NCAA first round tournament game each of the past two seasons, received four first place votes and 71 points. Becker is unbeaten in NECC play over the past two seasons and two starters return from the squad that went 24-5 last year.

Newbury was the second choice in the poll receiving 69 points and three first place votes. The Nighthawks return all five starters including a pair of all-conference guards senior Tim Young and junior Steve Rosemond.

Elms was picked to finish third with 64 points and two first place votes. Under first-year head coach Todd Dean, the Blazers return eight seniors to the floor led by guard Andre French and forward David McDaniel from last year's squad that went 11-5 in conference play finished as runner up in the NECC Championship tournament.

2012-13 NECC Men's Basketball Coaches Poll

1. Becker - 71 (4)
2. Newbury - 69 (3)
3. Elms - 64 (2)
4. Regis - 58
5. Daniel Webster - 42
6. Mitchell - 33
7. Lesley - 30
8. Southern Vermont - 21
9. Wheelock - 17
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: 7express on November 14, 2012, 11:10:51 am
I saw Elms scrimmage Western Connecticut earlier this year, they looked like a good team.  Probably won't catch Becker for first, but I think they can finish second again.
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: Bill9 on November 14, 2012, 12:29:54 pm
Elms also looks to begin a new era of basketball under first-year head coach Todd Dean who spent the last 10 seasons as an assistant coach with the Blazers. Elms returns seniors Andre French (Torrington, Conn.) and David McDaniel (Plainfield, N.J.) who were each named all-conference last season.
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: Bill9 on November 14, 2012, 12:31:15 pm
Who is the best player in the NECC?
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: Panthernation on November 27, 2012, 05:03:12 pm
Any word on why Johnson missed the last game for SVC?
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: Bill9 on November 29, 2012, 12:04:53 pm
Joshua Ford scored a game-high 24 points in an 88-71 victory over Coast Guard last week as Mitchell recorded its first-ever win over its in-city rival. He also added a team-high nine rebounds, three assists and two steals while shooting 10-for-16 from the field and 4-for-4 from the line in 36 minutes. (3-1)
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: Bill9 on November 29, 2012, 12:05:54 pm
Rookie of the week:
Devonta Mosley scored all 11 of his points in the first half to help Mitchell post its first-ever victory over in-city rival Coast Guard. The freshman forward also added four rebounds and an assist in only 16 minutes.
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: Bill9 on November 29, 2012, 12:08:07 pm
Leaders Pts:
J Ford Mitchell 25.8
T Johnson Southern Vermont   19.7
A French Elms 19.5
L Brockett Becker   19.2
D Cosby Daniel Webster   18.0
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: Bill9 on November 29, 2012, 12:09:03 pm
Rebounds:
P Bernard Newbury 11.0
J Ford Mitchell 10.2
J Campbell Southern Vermont   9.2
K Bennett Lesley   8.8
T Johnson Southern Vermont   8.7
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: Bill9 on November 29, 2012, 12:10:26 pm
Any word on why Johnson missed the last game for SVC?
Mouth injury against coast Guard according to svcathletics.com
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: nescac1 on September 14, 2013, 08:25:33 am
Interesting article on possible turnaround at Southern Vermont:

http://www.benningtonbanner.com/sports/ci_24093532/building-hoop-dreams
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: madzillagd on October 15, 2013, 10:51:52 am
A little last minute coaching news, Rob Southall leaves WPI and takes the head job at Elms.

http://hoopdirt.com/blog/82ca4950/daily-dirt-10-15-13/
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: Ryan Scott (Hoops Fan) on October 15, 2013, 12:51:57 pm
Interesting article on possible turnaround at Southern Vermont:

http://www.benningtonbanner.com/sports/ci_24093532/building-hoop-dreams

I hope they succeed.  The more good teams the better.
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: marketherrien on November 15, 2013, 03:59:01 pm
A cheap plug if you will -

The Worcester Area College Basketball (coaches) Association revived its awards program last year and, for the second consecutive year, is  complimented with a Twitter account - @WACBAHoops https://twitter.com/wacbahoops (https://twitter.com/wacbahoops)

The feed features daily news, scores, recaps and more for all nine NCAA men's and women's basketball programs in Worcester County: Anna Maria, Assumption (DII), Becker, Clark, Fitchburg State, Holy Cross (DI), Nichols, WPI and Worcester State.

Matt Noonan (@NoontimeSports), as heard on Hoopsville, selects the weekly men's and women's players of the week and an honor roll for each gender. Along with the weekly release there will be standings and statistical leaders for points, rebounds and assists. Both will are slated to be released on Monday afternoons.
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: Ryan Scott (Hoops Fan) on November 15, 2013, 10:46:27 pm
Interesting article on possible turnaround at Southern Vermont:

http://www.benningtonbanner.com/sports/ci_24093532/building-hoop-dreams

I hope they succeed.  The more good teams the better.

Happened a little quicker than we all thought.  SVC 88 - Williams 87 to open the season.  Look out world.
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: nescac1 on November 15, 2013, 10:50:21 pm
Congrats to SVC.  They deserved this game as they were more passionate, more energized, and showed no fear at all down the stretch.  Williams is a much better team than it showed today, but SVC is very much for real and WILL be an NCAA team this year.  They are very, very legit.  The three big guys are extremely tough to stop down low as all are athletic, bulky, I'm quite confident older than most college players, and with very polished moves in the post.  They are going to post a gaudy record this year.  Also, absolutely tremendous fan support, great job by the coach building a ton of enthusiasm for the program in one of the smallest schools in all of D3.   
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: middhoops on November 16, 2013, 10:47:34 am
More plaudits for So. Vermont.
Their win over Williams was not only historic; it was great fun to watch.
Williams didn't play a bad game.  They simply were outplayed in the last minute by a smart, opportunistic, well coached team.  Let's hope that they can stay this good all season.  Too bad they don't play Amherst next.
Congrats, NECC.
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: Ryan Scott (Hoops Fan) on November 16, 2013, 03:44:02 pm

And they drop game #2 by ten to Rutgers-Newark.  No slouch for sure, but a game they probably could have won.  A bit of an adrenaline hangover perhaps (hopefully no actual hangovers).
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: middhoops on November 16, 2013, 09:40:16 pm
A let-down after an epic win isn't unusual.  SVC is a good team.  Let's hope this can become a good program and then a consistently good program.  Go Mountaineers!
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: northeasthoopfan on November 26, 2013, 10:59:16 am
Hey everyone,

I'm going to try to breathe some life into this board this year! I'm friendly with a couple guys who coach in this league, and I live in Boston, so I'm able to see a decent amount of games. I'll comment on some other leagues too, but hopefully I can get some chatter going on the NECC!

Quick recap of each team's start to this point! Still very early, of course:

* Southern Vermont (3-1)  - Has to be the main story, right? Big upset of Williams, and respectable loss to Rutgers-Newark. Looking at their schedule, they could post a very impressive final record. Roster obviously is overhauled with first year coach. Has to project at the team to beat.

*Becker (3-1) - Wins over Worcester St, Fitchburg St and Anna Maria. Loss to SUNY-Purchase, who is probably a tournament team. Upcoming slate includes Brandeis, Babson, and WPI; so should learn more about them after playing some top teams.

* Daniel Webster (4-0) - Very quietly 4-0, though they have yet to play anyone. Still, 4-0 is 4-0! No real tests non-league, will have to wait and see.

* Mitchell (2-3) - They've played some good teams early, and have been competitive. 10 pt loss to Albertus, 14 pt loss to SUNY-Purchase, in a game that was close late. Tight loss to West Conn, win over CGA. Have to think they're a top half team in the league.

*Elms (1-3) - Tough transition year with the late hire of Rob Southall from WPI. Good win over Keene St. Bad losses to UMD and Anna Maria. Took a 30 from Springfield too. Next week is big for them: Wesleyan, RIC, and SVC. Yeesh

*Regis (1-4) - 11-5 in the league last year, but off to a poor start. Bowdoin and Tufts are respectable losses. Wheaton is a bad loss. Westfield probably projects similarly talent wise.

*Wheelock (0-3) - Looks like they have brought in a bunch of new kids, many of whom are playing right away. Obviously terrible last year with 3-22 record, but they look to be more competitive.

*Lesley (0-4) - Not bad losses: SUNY-Purchase, West Conn, MIT, Endicott; but 0-4 is a tough start nonetheless

*Newbury (0-4) Big losses to Albertus and Amherst are to be expected. Looks like they lost a lot.
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: northeasthoopfan on January 28, 2014, 11:26:12 pm
Okay, we're about halfway through the conference slate. Let's take a quick look at everyone!

*Mitchell 13-4 (9-1) - Looks to be the top dog in the league. Joshua Ford is the best player in the league, and the new addition of Parris Hill from CA is big. Both of them are double double machines. All of their losses are very respectable. SUNY-Purchase, Albertus, West Conn, and SVC. They could be a tough out come tourney time

*Elms 9-10 (7-3) - Quietly putting together a nice run. Kind of trick or treat because of the way they play. Probably capable of beating anyone in the league or losing to anyone. When they're making shots, they are tough! Good win over SVC the other night.

Southern Vermont 12-6 (6-3) - Still maybe the most talented team in the league, as they went down to Mitchell and completely controlled the game, winning 77-65. Obviously a great early season win over Williams.

Regis         7-10 (6-3) - Playing much better since coming back from the break. Beat Southern Vermont and Becker, lost to Mitchell by 4. They are a tough out for anyone come conference tourney time. I've been really impressed by them, actually.

Daniel Webster 12-5 (5-3) - Definitely another trick or treat team! Shoot a ton of 3s, but when they're shooting a good percentage they are tough to beat. Get the impression they are sliding after starting off 9-0.

Becker 9-8 (5-3) - Feel repetitive, but another tough team to figure out. Lost to Babson by 2, Lost to WPI by 4, beat SVC by 13. Based off that, you'd think they'd be a front runner in the league. On the other hand, manhandled by Regis and blown out at Mitchell, never in it.

Newbury, Wheelock, and Lesley have a combined 1 conference win. Not a lot to say, unfortunately. Lesley took Mitchell to OT tonight, great effort, too bad they didn't get the reward.

In summary, I think Mitchell and Southern VT are the teams to beat, but Elms, Regis, and Becker could all get hot at the right time to sneak away with the conference chip!
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: NJBalla35 on October 03, 2014, 07:43:59 am
Looks like a change has been made at Daniel Webster: http://hoopdirt.com/blog/99d39a40/new-england-diii-rumor/

It also looks like they forfeited all of their first semester wins from last year:  http://athletics.dwc.edu/sports/mbkb/2013-14/schedule

Anyone know what's going on up there?
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: Ryan Scott (Hoops Fan) on October 03, 2014, 09:53:45 am
Looks like a change has been made at Daniel Webster: http://hoopdirt.com/blog/99d39a40/new-england-diii-rumor/

It also looks like they forfeited all of their first semester wins from last year:  http://athletics.dwc.edu/sports/mbkb/2013-14/schedule

Anyone know what's going on up there?

Looking at boxscores, I'm going to guess maybe Eric Webster wasn't eligible - since he disappears after the forfeits and doesn't have a player link any longer.

This could have something to do with the coach leaving, or be entirely unrelated.
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: northeasthoopfan on November 01, 2014, 09:22:33 pm
So,

Regarding coach Faucher at DWC, it looks like he was butting heads with the administration, although I don't have specifics as to what their issue was. It seems they had it out, and Faucher decided he'd had enough.

After a few weeks, he has been replaced by Dom Morris, who has been the HC at in league Lesley over the past several years. Lesley had been pretty consistently bad, I'm not sure if he was let go at LC or what the issue was there. Anyway, he is the new coach at DWC.

As far as DWC record from last year, yes they forfeited those games because of Webster participating illegally.

...

Moving on to the league outlook, you have to figure Mitchell is the team to beat with Ford and Hill back again inside. Elms and Becker will probably be right there, along with Southern Vermont. I'll have a more in depth preview soon!!
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: northeasthoopfan on November 14, 2014, 06:22:42 pm
Okay, so here is the NECC pre-season coaches' poll

1. Mitchell (67 points, 4 first place votes)
2. Elms (54 points, 3 first place votes)
3. Southern Vermont (52 points, 1 first place vote)
4. Becker (48 points)
5. Regis (42 points, 1 first place vote)
6. Daniel Webster (27 points)
7. Newbury (17 points)
8. Lesley (10 points)
9. Wheelock (7 points)

Sounds about right; Mitchell has to be the favorite, just based off who's coming back. Top four teams all have a realistic chance to win the league.

Questions/Things that seem interesting so far;

*Former Becker point guard Darius Sealy has transferred to Mitchell
*Former Nichols point guard Jessy Michaud has transferred to Becker
(Was there a 3 way trade? Nichols gets the player to be named later? Haha)
*Is Josh Ford back for Mitchell? Don't see him on roster or team pic
*Elms recruiting class looks solid. Picked up some nice transfers and freshmen. Notably the kid Dryden from Jersey.
*Deshawn Hamlet is back for Southern Vermont. I had heard rumors he was out

Any thoughts or answers to questions will be appreciated!



Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: dewcrew88 on November 15, 2014, 09:58:54 pm
Southern Vermont upsets Williams for the second straight year.
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: middhoops on November 18, 2014, 09:45:16 pm
Regis beats Tufts with their twin towers.  Big wins in the early season for the NECC.
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: northeasthoopfan on December 06, 2014, 10:52:04 pm
I'm not going to do an entire team by team capsule. Just a few observations.

* Southern Vermont (5-2) looks to be the team to beat early. Beat Williams and Castleton, took Marymount to the wire.
* Mitchell (1-4) looks pretty awful early. Parris Hill is the best player in the league, but besides him they aren't playing well. 1-4 and they've been pounded in a few games. That being said, if Josh Ford is back at the break, they are instantly a threat.
*Elms (3-5) has played the toughest slate of games. Tight losses to Keene State, Springfield. Bigger losses to RIC and Bowdoin. Once they get in the league they'll be fine.
*Becker (5-2) is kind of quietly playing well. Wins over Brandeis and Clark, plus a 1 point loss to Babson. They should be right in the mix.
*Regis (5-3) looked great early, starting 4-0 with a win over Tufts. Kind of slid lately but beat Daniel Webster today. I like this team, just think they're always a tough out.
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on November 24, 2015, 12:04:45 pm
I got a chance to sit down with Southern Vermont coach Dan Englestad at the Hoopsville National Invitational Classic this past weekend. Check out his interview and the rest of the Hoopsville Coach's Corner (which substituted for this Sunday's show) here: http://www.d3hoops.com/hoopsville/archives/2015-16/coachs-corner (http://www.d3hoops.com/hoopsville/archives/2015-16/coachs-corner)
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: NJBalla35 on February 21, 2016, 08:43:51 pm
And so the coaching carousel begins...

From HoopDirt.com: http://hoopdirt.com/diii-dirt-townsell-out-at-newbury-college-ma/ (http://hoopdirt.com/diii-dirt-townsell-out-at-newbury-college-ma/)

Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on February 24, 2016, 02:15:43 pm
Final public regional rankings are out: http://www.d3blogs.com/d3hoops/2016/02/24/third-ncaa-regional-ranking/
Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on March 01, 2018, 06:51:02 pm
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Title: Re: New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
Post by: Mike Rejniak on March 12, 2018, 11:20:54 am
​Dear D3 Faithful ;D,
     I have read many of your posts throughout the years and even met some of you in person, but for those who I haven’t met, let me introduce myself: my name is Michael Rejniak and I have spent over 14 years coaching Division 3 basketball and love what our division has done and continues to do for  the sport of basketball. One of the greatest things about Division 3 basketball is the brotherhood that we all have with one another (coaches and players alike). My wish is to showcase the talents of D3 on a national stage in The Basketball Tournament (TBT).  You may have heard me speak about this on the Hoopsville Marathon with Dave McHugh of D3hoops.com (at the 6:11 mark). The TBT is a national tournament that is televised in July/August on ESPN after the NBA season is over. My goal is to put forth an all-star D3 team (current players are ineligible) and have them compete in this tournament to take on Former D1 / semi-pro's to prove that D3 deserves the same respect as other NCAA divisions. The team is mostly complete with former student-athletes from all over the country competing. Once the roster is complete we will be sure to release it through d3hoops. Former Babson College National Champion Matthew Droney '17 will also be assisting me on this journey.

How YOU can help our former elite D3 basketball players

While the end prize of this tournament is a monetary prize, being a D3-lifer, the goal is not the money (we all know that's not why we get into coaching), the goal is to bring an end to the stigma of Division 3 basketball, an awareness of how talented our student-athletes are and that we can compete (and win) against the best. We do need to raise funds for an entry fee, travel, meal and housing expenses for the athletes. In order to do this, we are conducting a crowd-funding campaign through GoFundMe to help make this a reality. These athletes need your support! Just think -- if every Division 3 school donated just $10, we will have raised over $4,000!!!! The link to the GoFundMe Page is below and please SPREAD THE WORD and email me with any questions/concerns at WeAreD3TBT@gmail.com. Thank you in advance for your support and Dave and I look forward to this "D3 Dream Team" taking the court this summer.-Mike Rejniak

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