The Little East Conference discussed postseason success with some of its student-athletes, including members of the Elite Eight Keene State Men's Basketball and UMass Dartmouth Women's Basketball programs. Also sat down with UMass Boston's freshman National Champion, Wadeline Jonathas and Southern Maine's Dan Del Gallo.
PAWTUCKET, R.I. - Keene State College is known for their athletic prowess. One of the most successful institutions in the Little East Conference since joining the conference in 1997, the Owls have prided themselves in their athletic success across all of their sports offerings. One of their most dominant programs in recent years has been their men’s lacrosse team, which has not lost a regular season conference game in five years.
PAWTUCKET, R.I. -Those familiar with the Little East Conference are aware of the dominance of Keene State athletics within the conference. But many are unaware of the transition that the college made in the late 1990’s, and the man who helped guide their athletic program to their dominant run in the Little East.
PAWTUCKET, R.I. - Kim Jeffs Popieniek posted one of the most impressive careers in Division III softball. A pitcher for Plymouth State during the 2002-05 seasons, Jeffs Popieniek set a new standard for pitchers in the Little East Conference, leaving a lasting impression on the Plymouth State record books. Now, twelve years since she last donned a Panthers uniform, she remains one of the most dominant players to ever compete in Little East Conference softball.
PAWTUCKET, R.I. - Entering the 2009 season, the UMass Dartmouth men’s tennis team was coming off of four straight losing seasons. By the end of the year, they had become a standout squad in the Little East Conference, finishing the year 13-2, and winning their first ever match in the NCAA national tournament.