LIU Post has been playing on the edge all season long. So the selection show on Sunday night was just another day at the office for the Pioneers.
Eight of their 11 games this year came down to the final whistle. They were 5-3 in those games and used that experience for last Sunday night.
They were not on the radar screen of most people to make the playoffs. They were not part of the initial three Super Region One rankings and even a decisive win in the NE-10 Championship
It seemed like a blink of an eye. LIU Post scored 34 points over the course of 10 game minutes and walked away with the NE-10 Championship after a 58-25 victory over American International last Saturday.
Trailing by six points with just over five minutes left in the third quarter, the Pioneers put on a clinic as they just dominated AIC in every single facet of the game.
The game was back and forth at this point. AIC just scored after
It is that time of the season when my Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year awards are handed out as well as Coach of the Year and Game of the Year.
Here are my selections for the 2014 season.
Offensive Player of the Year
Steve Laurino, QB, LIU Post
Laurino had a season for the ages as he led LIU Post to an 8-3 overall record, a NE-10 Championship trophy and a berth in the Division II playoffs. He was also named MVP of the
Here are the game stories from around the NE-10 Championship weekend:
Assumption beats New Haven:
Stonehill survives St. Anselm:
Pace beats Southern Connecticut:
It is the final weekend of play for the NE-10. A champion will be crowned on Saturday and a shot at playing in the NCAA playoffs is on the line. Plus a lot of seniors will suit up for the final time of their career. 2014 was a great season for the league.
# 10 Pace (0-10, 0-9 NE-10) @ # 9 Southern Connecticut (2-8, 2-6 NE-10)
When: November 15th, 3:00 PM
All-Time Series: Southern Connecticut leads the series, 18-0-0