Tennis Teams Highlight Second Week Of #NEACSeniorWeek

Tennis Teams Highlight Second Week Of #NEACSeniorWeek

LATHAM, N.Y. – While the measures being taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are for the benefit and safety of each athletics program, they resulted in the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) spring sport student-athletes not seeing their playing careers all the way through. 

In response, the NEAC is running a campaign called “#NEACSeniorWeek” as a way to shine a light on the conference’s senior student-athletes.  This is a way to celebrate those whose seasons and careers will be incomplete.  Beginning the week of March 30, the NEAC will be promoting a featured spring sport each week starting on Mondays throughout the end of the season. 

But, the conference office needs your help! Even though you’re not in the stands, you can still stand behind your seniors!  Show your support with comments, re-tweets and likes and don’t be shy to step in and share any photos, videos or memories for NEAC senior student-athletes who were affected by this. 

Using the hashtag #NEACSeniorWeek, hop onto Instagram or on Twitter to post your content.    Let us remember all they achieved on and off the field, the court or the course. 

The second week edition spotlights student-athletes from our men’s and women’s tennis teams The latter part of the week will be devoted to our men’s golf teams. 

Here’s the run down of the spotlighted senior student-athletes from each institution:

Women’s Tennis

Lancaster Bible (1) – Greta Strunk

Penn State Abington (2) – Isabella Blackwell, Deana Mariani

Penn State Harrisburg (3) – Sheiva Ansary, Sydney Nye, Courtney Bennett (graduating early) 

Penn College (0) – None

Penn State Berks (0) – None

Men’s Tennis

Lancaster Bible (1) – Yancy Butler

Penn State Abington (2) – Ilker Erkut, Michael Litz

Penn State Harrisburg (3) – Anthony Brominski, Alex Rohn, Austin Stehman

Penn College (2) – Luke Whitenight, Blake Whitmire

Penn State Berks (2) – Diego Olazagasti, Sneh Patel

St. Elizabeth (3) – Jakeem Boyd, Tyron Odom, Kevin Santiago

Schedule of release for NEAC Spring Sports Senior Recognition Weeks:

March 30-April 3: Men’s Volleyball

April 6-10: Men’s/Women’s Tennis, Men’s Golf

April 13-17: Women’s Lacrosse

April 20-24: Men’s Lacrosse

April 27-May 1: Softball

May 4-8: Baseball


The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has 12 NCAA Division III member institutions which include: Cazenovia College, Gallaudet University, Keuka College, Lancaster Bible College, Morrisville State, Penn College, Penn State Abington, Penn State Berks, Penn State Harrisburg, SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Poly, and Wells College. Associate members are: Alfred State (M Lacrosse), Cedar Crest College (W Swimming), College of Saint Elizabeth (M Tennis & M Volleyball), D’Youville College (W Lacrosse), Hilbert College (M&W Lacrosse), Medaille College (M&W Lacrosse), Rutgers University – Camden (M Golf), SUNY Potsdam (M Volleyball) and Wilson College (M Volleyball). The NEAC has also partnered with the North Atlantic Conference in the sport of men’s tennis and women’s tennis. For more information, please visit: www.neacsports.com.