Every great sports team goes through a rebuild. The Golden State Warriors, Chicago Blackhawks and even the Boston Red Sox have gone through their own rebuilds before their current winning ways. That is what the Franklin Pierce University men’s ice hockey team went through this past offseason.
After a 7-18-1 (3-11-1 Northeast-10 Conference) record last season, head coach Shaun Millerick went on a recruiting spree, as he brought 13 freshmen onto the roster for the start of the 2018-19 season. Introducing so many new faces affects everyone in the locker room in many ways. From freshmen and sophomores battling to earn a spot, to juniors and seniors battling to keep their spot on the roster, 13 new faces can do a lot for a new team.
Ravens hockey has been raising money for the Seacoast Mental Health Center, with an eye towards assisting with suicide prevention. On Media Monday, our Tyler Aragao caught up with alternate captain Jessica Strack to discuss the fundraiser, her position as one of the team's leaders, and... her knitting ability.
Men's basketball opened its campaign over the weekend with a split in two games at a season-opening tournament hosted by SNHU. On Media Monday, our Bryce Johnson caught up with graduate student Jeremy Arthur to discuss the team's expectations for the year, life as a transfer student, and... his love of expressing himself through music.
Men's ice hockey scored a big win over Saint Anselm last week, the first time the Ravens had defeated the Hawks in program history. On Media Monday, our Ezra Gennello talked with team captain Jack Williams about the win over Saint Anselm, took a look ahead to a game against Stonehill this weekend, and... talked about his two Maine Coon cats.
RINDGE, N.H. (November 5, 2018) – Fresh off of Sunday evening’s Northeast-10 Conference Championship, the Franklin Pierce University women’s soccer team has been selected as the top seed in the NCAA Championship East Regional, and Sodexo Field will serve as a host site for the first and second rounds, as announced on Monday night by the NCAA. The Ravens earned an automatic bid as the NE10 champion, and first and second round play is set for Friday, Nov. 9 and Sunday, Nov. 11. Franklin Pierce will open its NCAA Championship on Friday against eighth-seeded Caldwell at 2 p.m. at Sodexo Field.
Women's soccer wrapped up its league-record eighth Northeast-10 Conference title on Sunday evening, with a 3-0 win over Assumption. On Media Monday, our Bryce Johnson chatted with senior Bruna Tavares about the championship, the team's approach to NCAAs, and... her willingness to bite back.
Women's basketball is set to open its season this weekend with a trip to USciences for a tournament. On Media Monday, our Shannon Slater caught up with head coach Jen McKillop to take a look at the season, discuss the team's youth, and... talk about coach's growing archaeology addiction.
Men's ice hockey won a pair of games last week, including an overtime thriller at Worcester State. On Media Monday, our Tyler Aragao chatted with freshman Sean Crowley about the early-season success, the team's approach thus far, and... his love of golf.
RINDGE, N.H. (November 4, 2018) – Sunday evening at Sodexo Field was a bit quieter in terms of offensive output than Friday night, but it was even louder in terms of import. The No. 8 nationally ranked Franklin Pierce University women’s soccer team needed only a first-half tally from junior midfielder Gabi Pereira (Belo Horizonte, Brazil), but popped home two second-half insurance markers as well, as the Ravens returned to the top of the Northeast-10 Conference for the first time in over a decade. When all was said and done, top-seeded Franklin Pierce had a 3-0 victory over visiting sixth-seeded Assumption in the final of the NE10 Championship. It marked Franklin Pierce’s eighth all-time NE10 title, which is a league record.
Women's soccer heads into this week's Northeast-10 Conference Championship as the league's top seed. On Media Monday, our Bryce Johnson caught up with senior back Marta Turmo to discuss the team's success thus far, take a look ahead at the upcoming NE10 Championship, and... discuss her past as a dancer and tennis player.
By virtue of a six-match winning streak in the middle of the season, men's soccer dug out of an early hole to return to the NE10 Championship this week. On Media Monday, our Ezra Gennello talked with senior back Jordan Barnett about the adversity the team faced early on, their run of success, and... the missing parts of his front teeth.
What do Sao Paulo, Brazil and Rindge, New Hampshire have in common? They’re both the homes of Franklin Pierce University women’s soccer players Nathalia Maria da Silva and Veronica Marques. The two dynamic players have a history that dates all the way back to their childhood days growing up in one of Brazil’s most populous states.
RINDGE, N.H. (October 22, 2017) – Senior midfielder Raegan Moulton (Baldwinville, Mass.) of the Franklin Pierce University field hockey team has been selected to participate in the Victory Sports Tours/National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division II Senior Game, as announced late last week by the NFHCA. She is among 38 student-athletes selected to participate in the event.
Men's ice hockey opens its 2018-19 campaign on Friday night at Suffolk. On Media Monday, our Tyler Aragao sat down with head coach Shaun Millerick to take a look at the year ahead, discuss the focus on special teams, and... make note that this was not coach's first Media Monday appearance.
Women's ice hockey is out to a 2-0-0 start after blitzing Post on the season's opening weekend, and looks ahead to Plymouth State and Becker this week. On Media Monday, our Matt Janik talked with defenseman Bridgette Prentiss about her hot start to the season, the goals for the year ahead, and... the world's longest hockey game.
RINDGE, N.H. (October 22, 2018) – Earlier this month, members of the Franklin Pierce University Department of Athletics were on-hand to assist with the Rindge Woman’s Club’s annual Harvest Fair, held at Rindge Memorial School.
Franklin Pierce is an institution known for its traditions, especially within the Department of Athletics. From the newly-minted Raven Nation pep rally, to the Hall of Fame inductions and end-of-the-year banquet, traditions make it easy for many teams to come together.
Women's soccer is off to an 8-0-0 start to the year, which has been fueled in part by an attack which prominently features junior forward Veronica Marques. On Media Monday, Marques sat down with our Tyler Aragao to talk about the success, her chemistry with her teammates, and... her musical skills (along with a quick dig at coach Garbar's dancing "ability").
Men's soccer snapped a scoring drought in a big way on Sunday afternoon, with a 3-1 win at New Haven, which featured five points from sophomore forward Yannik Felber. On Media Monday, our Matt Janik talked with Felber about what finally clicked on Sunday, transitioning from Germany to the United States, and... his beat-boxing skills.
Women's tennis picked up a big win on the road over the weekend at Bentley. On Media Monday, junior Alana Wyatt talked with our Shannon Slater about the match, her approach to both singles and doubles play, and... her unique birthplace.
RINDGE, N.H. (September 26, 2018) – Earlier this month, members of the Franklin Pierce University women’s lacrosse team donated their time to a Wheels 4 Paws fundraising event put on by the Monadnock Humane Society.
RINDGE, N.H. (September 20, 2018) -- Right-hander Zach Hart (Wallingford, Conn.) of the Franklin Pierce University baseball team helped lead the Wareham Gatemen to a title this summer in the Cape Cod Baseball League. After the conclusion of the summer league season, he was featured in the most recent issue of New England Baseball Journal. Click through to read the full article.
RINDGE, N.H. (September 18, 2018) – The Franklin Pierce University women’s soccer team has entered the United Soccer Coaches national poll as the No. 24 ranked team in the country, in advance of Tuesday’s night’s Northeast-10 Conference showdown at Southern New Hampshire, as announced Tuesday morning by the coaches’ association.
On a Very Special Edition of Media Monday, we take a look inside the Athletic Training Room, courtesy of three of Franklin Pierce's athletic trainers. Our Matt Janik is joined by Christine Levreault, Tyler Baran, Makina Itchkavich-Levasseur and, of course, Saki. The group discusses the unseen challenges of the job, the adjustments being made by new people in new roles, and... Christine's figure skating background.
Nobody ever explained why Makina was wearing the sunglasses though...
There were some struggles on the field for Ravens football in Saturday's season-opening loss to Navy, but there were lessons to be learned as well. On Media Monday, our Tyler Aragao chatted with head coach Rashad Watson about the takeaways from the Navy game, a look ahead to Saturday's homecoming tilt with Post, and... the impressive longevity of Watson's friendships.
Ravens cross country saw plenty of success over the weekend at the UMass Dartmouth Invitational. On Media Monday, freshman Riley Fenoff chatted with our Shannon Slater about the transition from high school to college, his record-setting performance on Saturday, and... his ability to juggle, kind of.
Ravens field hockey opened the season on Friday afternoon with a come-from-behind victory over St. Thomas Aquinas. On Media Monday, our Matt Janik sat down with midfielder Raegan Moulton to talk about the season opener, the team's "Drop the Anchor" concept, and... her dog's distaste for footwear.