“The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection.”
– Thomas Paine
When I last saw Greg Herenda, he was basking in the glow in yet another improbable NEC victory, this one at LIU Brooklyn. No one was quite calling Herenda’s Fairleigh Dickinson squad a contender, but the word sleeper was bandied about quite a bit. Herenda had a young, energetic team, it was now his second time around the league, and the Knights also had non-conference wins over St. Joseph’s, Princeton, and Towson on the resume. They were 7-6 overall and 2-0 in league play with both wins coming on the road.
It was Jan. 5.
Fairleigh Dickinson hasn’t won since.
Continue reading “Herenda And FDU Humbled This Season; But Future Still Bright”
The NEC postseason is almost here! After tonight’s action, just one regular season game remains for each team before the conference tournament begins next Thursday. Let’s break down all of the action as the top eight teams (well not the top seeded St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers) continue to jockey for position. Continue reading “NEC Recap – February 26”
We may never be sure this season about the talent Greg Herenda has at Fairleigh Dickinson, just two years into a majot rebuilding project, and having graduated the player who led the Knights back to the NEC Tournament last season in Sidney Sanders.
But just two games into the 2014-15 NEC campaign, we do know this: FDU is not going to lie down and accept its fate, and if you’re going to beat them, you better make sure the job is done.
Continue reading “Three Thoughts: FDU 75, LIU Brooklyn 69”
Then there were three. In the second night of NEC play three teams remained undefeated after the first weekend thanks to big Monday victories. Continue reading “NEC Recap — Jan. 5”
What a difference the level of competition can make. Three NEC teams played on Monday night against opponents of vastly different quality. What transpired might seem obvious in retrospect. Continue reading “NEC Recap – Nov. 17, All The Levels”