Central Connecticut women's basketball senior guard, Andi Lydon, will be accompanying 12th year head coach Beryl Piper to represent the Blue Devils at the 2018 Northeast Conference "Social" Media Day at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, on Wednesday, Oct. 24. The seventh edition of the NEC basketball season launch event will be available to stream live on both NEC Front Row and ESPN3 beginning at 11:00 a.m. NEC commentators Dave Popkin, Tim Capstraw and Craig D'Amico will serve as hosts of the telecast. The NEC will announce its men's and women's basketball preseason polls and All-Conference teams at the event.
Last season Lydon started all 30 games and averaged a team-high 32.0 minutes per game and 6.3 rebounds per game. She was the second on the team averaging 11.1 points per game. The Allison Park, PA native led the Blue Devils with 32 steals and shot .824 from the foul line.
Players and coaches will be interviewed during the telecast and made available to media attending the event. Fans can follow media day through an interactive experience on all social media platforms using the hashtag #NECinNYC. Fans can tweet questions in advance for NEC coaches and players to @NECsports or by using the hashtag #NECinNYC. NEC Director of Social Media Ralph Ventre will engage fans during the telecast with the best tweets displayed on air. The most active and compelling tweeters will also have the opportunity to win NEC prize packs.
The Blue Devils open the 2018-19 season at Brown on Tuesday Nov. 6, at 7 p.m.