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:
Lancaster Bible (1) – Greta Strunk
Penn State Abington (2) – Isabella Blackwell, Deana Mariani
Penn College (0) – None
Penn State Berks (0) – None
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.