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Women’s basketball returns

a team photo of the NECC women's basketball teamDaniel Henrick | NECC Observer

A team photo of the next Women’s basketball team and coach Malaquias (center).

After a 13-year hiatus, women’s basketball is back in Northern Essex. Head coach Malaquias Canery and NECC athletic trainer, Nicole Curry hosted a meeting last Tuesday at the fitness center. Several team members were in attendance.  

First, physicals within the last 13 months and insurance cards must be submitted by email to Curry before participating. These are due by next week. 

“I’m going to love this team forever; you guys are cemented as the first team” said Malaquias expressing his excitement for 2023-2024 season. 

The first practice will be held on October 1st at the fitness center. The first scheduled game will be on Saturday November 4th in Conney Island, NY. 

“I’m excited we finally got all the right pieces together to make this happen. We have been trying to get a team together for the last couple of years and we finally put all the pieces to the puzzle together” Athletics director Dan Blair said. 

One player commented that she was “happy to be part of a team again.”  

For additional information contact Athletic director Dan Blair at