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Northern Essex Athletics Finishes at Program Best 22nd in National Ranking

Submitted by on July 8, 2024 – 9:42 am

Haverhill, MA (June 25, 2024) – For the second consecutive season, the Northern Essex Community College Athletic Department has recorded a top 30 finish in the NATYCAA/Daktronics Cup standings announced last month at the annual NACDA Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. The award recognizes the best of community and junior college athletics and was presented at the annual awards luncheon of the National Alliance of Two-Year College Athletic Administrators.

The Knights finished an all-time high 22nd place in the non-scholarship category with 36 points based upon team finishes at national championship tournaments. NECC was awarded 16 points for their 5th place finish in men’s basketball and 13.5 points for a 7th place finish in baseball. On the women’s side, NECC earned 6.5 points for a 13th-place finish in volleyball.

NECC was one of two New England schools to finish among the top 30 schools as they were joined by Community College of Rhode Island. Rowan College-South Jersey Gloucester captured the 2024 cup with a total of 152 points.

To learn more about varsity athletics at NECC, contact Athletics Director Dan Blair or visit the website.