NECC Observer

The student news website of Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill and Lawrence, Mass.

Getting involved in spring sports

Anyone who is interested in participating in a sport for the Spring 2015 semester must submit a recruiting form, a physical and an immunization form before becoming eligible to compete.
These forms, along with others such as the NJCAA eligibility form and the Code of Conduct can be found on NECC’s athletic website, under the header “Become a Knight.”
Players who are interested in playing softball are
encouraged to contact head coach Robert Gillespie at or at (978)-556-3828. Gillespie is always looking for new
players to add to the team.
If track is more your style, you can contact head coach William Roche at or at (978)-556-3826. This is Roche’s first season as head coach.
He was formerly the
assistant track coach under Richard Brown.
Those interested in trying out for the baseball team can contact head coach Jeff Mejia at or at (978)-556-3827.
The Knights baseball team is coming off another great season that ended with a loss in the NJCAA World Series in Tyler, Texas.
They will undoubtedly be striving for another run to the World Series this year.
As always, if interscholastic sports aren’t suited for you, there are always opportunities to play intramural sports right on the Haverhill campus.
The schedule is always posted at under the header “Student Life.”
It can also be found on the bulletin board in the lobby of the Sport and Fitness Center on the Haverhill campus.
It will be updated for the Spring 2015 semester in a matter of days.
Some sports offered for intramurals are flag football, soccer, volleyball and ultimate frisbee. among others.
There is also a gaming area in the lobby of the Sport and Fitness Center, complete with ping pong tables and pool
tables for a small fee.
There are a few days each semester when use of the pool tables is free.
There is also a snack bar in the main lobby.
Students who would like to use a locker can visit the main office at the Sport and Fitness Center (D106) and request one.