In a must-win game to keep their playoff hopes alive, the Franklin Pierce University volleyball team came out firing behind the performance of senior middle hitter Abigail Garnhart (Colorado Springs, Colo.) to sweep Northeast-10 Conference opponent and bitter interstate rival the no. 10 regionally-ranked Southern New Hampshire University 3-0 (25-19, 25-19, 25-22) Tuesday evening in an electric Fieldhouse environment.
Following a 5-1 win over Bentley University in the Northeast-10 Conference Quarterfinals, the nationally-ranked Franklin Pierce University men’s soccer team will host the College of Saint Rose in the programs' first home Semifinals match since 2011 Wednesday, November 13th at 4:00 p.m. on Sodexo Field.
AUBURN, Mass. (November 12, 2019) – It was a bit of a Tuesday night slog for the Franklin Pierce University men’s ice hockey team and Anna Maria at the Horgan Arena. The two teams combined for 18 penalties totaling 39 minutes, but could muster only a combined 1-for-18 on the resultant power plays. At times, it felt as if a tie would be the most-appropriate outcome for the evening, and it would be where the contest ended up: in a 1-1 draw after a scoreless overtime period.
WINTHROP, Mass. (November 12, 2019) – Junior forward Haley Parker (Londonderry, N.H.) and freshman forward Ava Kison (Eau Claire, Wis.) have each collected weekly awards from the New England Women’s Hockey Alliance for the week ending on Nov. 10, as announced on Tuesday by the league office. Parker was selected as NEWHA Player of the Week, while Kison nabbed NEWHA Rookie of the Week honors.
Franklin Pierce University volleyball freshman right side hitter Mariah Robles (West Covina, Calif.) has been selected as the Northeast-10 Conference Rookie of the Week the league office announced Tuesday afternoon. It’s the second time this season a Raven has earned top rookie honors.
For the second consecutive week, no. 18 nationally-ranked Franklin Pierce University men’s soccer junior forward Yannik Felber (Vallendar, Germany) has been selected as the Northeast-10 Conference Player of the Week while teammate Clay Thomas (Franklin, Tenn.) was named Goalkeeper of the Week the league offices announced Monday afternoon.
Ahead of their Northeast-10 Conference Semifinal showdown with the College of Saint Rose Wednesday, no. 18 nationally-ranked Franklin Pierce University men’s soccer junior defender Carlos Ferrando Felis (Tavernes de la Valldigna, Spain) has been voted the NE10 Defensive Player of the Year in a vote conducted by the leagues head coaches the conference announced late Monday afternoon. He was one of eight Ravens to receive yearly honors.
The Franklin Pierce University men’s basketball team behind a balanced scoring attack captured their first win of the season, an 82-65 victory to non-conference opponent Holy Family University at the final day of the AIC Tournament in Springfield, Mass. With the win, the crimson and grey even up their record at 1-1 while the Tigers fall to 0-2 on the season.
PHILADELPHIA (November 9, 2019) -- The Franklin Pierce University women’s cross country team took its first-ever top-10 finish at the regional level on Saturday afternoon, as the Ravens placed ninth out of 26 teams at the NCAA Championship East Regional, hosted by Jefferson at the Belmont Plateau.
PHILADELPHIA (November 9, 2019) -- The Franklin Pierce University men’s cross country team put together one of the strongest outings in program history on Saturday afternoon at the NCAA Championship East Regional, hosted by Jefferson. The Ravens had four runners earn All-East Region honors by finishing in the top 25, which was somehow still not enough to earn the team an automatic bid to the national championship race later this month. Franklin Pierce collected only 97 points, which was good for a strong fourth-place finish, but was also 15 points behind Stonehill for the final automatic qualifying spot.
WINCHENDON, Mass. (November 9, 2019) – Somewhere, perhaps, in the universe, things have aligned in just such a manner. Some stars have crossed the right paths, some planets have tilted just right, some quasars have spit out just the right combination of radiation, to cause a heaping mound of cosmic drama dust to descend on the Jason Ritchie Ice Arena at this moment in time. It would be as good an explanation as any for the theatrics on display on the building’s ice sheet this week.
The Franklin Pierce University men’s basketball team had a trio of players score double-digits, but opened its 2019-2020 season with an 85-66 loss to Jefferson University at the AIC Tournament in Springfield, Mass. on Saturday night.
Franklin Pierce University women’s basketball junior guard Sophia Holmes (Oakland, Maine) secured her first 20-plus point game of the season with a game-best 21 markers, however the Ravens suffered a 65-45 defeat at the hands of non-conference opponent Daemen College at the final day of the Redhawks Tip-Off Classic hosted by Roberts Wesleyan University. The loss evens the crimson and grey’s mark to 1-1 while the Wildcats move to 1-1 in the season’s early stages.
Franklin Pierce University volleyball freshman right side hitter Mariah Robles (West Covina, Calif.) manufactured a career-high 25 kills off .328 hitting as the crimson and grey earned a 3-2 (31-29, 21-25, 21-25, 25-20, 15-10) comeback win over Northeast-10 Conference opponent Pace University Saturday afternoon at the Goldstein Fitness Center. The win, the fourth over the last five games for the Ravens evens up their mark at 11-11 and puts them at 5-6 in league play while the Setters fall to 3-21, 2-9 NE10.
No. 18 nationally-ranked Franklin Pierce University men’s soccer junior forward Yannik Felber (Vallendar, Germany) tallied a new personal-high with three goals and six points as the no. 2 seeded Ravens roasted the no. 7 seed Bentley University Falcons 5-1 in the Northeast-10 Conference Championship Quarterfinals Saturday evening on a chilly Sodexo Field.
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (November 9, 2019) – On Saturday afternoon, the Franklin Pierce University women’s hockey team took to the ice at Cairns Arena for the second of a two-game series against New England Women’s Hockey Alliance opponent Saint Michael’s College. Junior forward Haley Parker (Londonderry, N.H.) put home a pair of goals to build a 2-0 lead, and an insurance marker for freshman forward Katelyn Brightbill (Annville, Pa.) made it a 3-0 final as the Ravens finished off a weekend sweep of the Purple Knights.
The Franklin Pierce University football team looked to finish strong at home against Northeast-10 Conference foe Bentley University, but it simply wasn’t the Ravens’ afternoon. The Falcons jumped out to a 14-0 first quarter lead en route to a 70-0 win at Sodexo Field during Hall of Fame Weekend.
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (November 8, 2019) -- For the second straight game, the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team went to overtime. For the second straight game, freshman forward Ava Kison (Eau Claire, Wis.) scored the game-winner. This time, the Ravens were on the road at Saint Michael’s College on Friday night and picked up a 3-2 win in the front end of a two-game, weekend series at Cairns Arena.
WINCHENDON, Mass. (November 8, 2019) – It was The George Thurston Show on Friday night at the Jason Ritchie Ice Arena. The Southern New Hampshire freshman forward put home the first four goals of his career, as he all but single-handedly dealt the Franklin Pierce University men’s ice hockey team a 5-1 loss in the Northeast-10 Conference opener for both schools. Franklin Pierce was unable to stay out of the penalty box throughout the contest and was equally unable to kill the penalties it took, as SNHU finished 4-for-8 on the power play to cruise to the victory.
Needing a win to stay in the hunt for a Northeast-10 Conference Championship berth, the Franklin Pierce University volleyball program behind a pair of performances by freshmen Mariah Robles (West Covina, Calif.) and Ingrid Lindstrom (Dudley, Mass.) made quick work of conference opponent and no. 9 regionally-ranked Adelphi University 3-1 (25-20, 21-25, 25-23, 25-20) Friday evening at the Center for Recreation and Sport.
Sophomore Rylee Skinner (Leominster, Mass.) set a new personal-best, scoring a game-high 12 points for the Franklin Pierce University Ravens women’s basketball team who kicked off the 2019-2020 campaign with a 61-48 victory over Roberts Wesleyan College at the Redhawks Tip-off Classic in Rochester, N.Y. Friday night.
MANSFIELD, Mass. (November 8, 2019) – For the second straight season, senior forward Veronica Marques (Sao Paulo, Brazil) of the Franklin Pierce University women’s soccer team has been named to the All-Northeast-10 Conference First Team, as announced on Friday afternoon by the league office. She headlined two All-Conference selections for the Ravens, as sophomore midfielder Jessica Magerman (Bellingham, Mass.) landed on the All-NE10 Third Team. In addition, freshman midfielder Camille Sahirul (North Haven, Conn.) was selected to the league’s All-Rookie Team, to give Franklin Pierce a total of three honorees in the NE10’s season-end awards.
No. 18 nationally-ranked Franklin Pierce University men’s soccer players Yannik Felber (Vallendar, Germany) and Niklas Laudahn (Olfen, Germany) have been selected to the 2019 Academic All-District Men’s Soccer Team selected by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) it was announced Thursday afternoon.
Coaching at the NCAA level is a tough job. Hours of film, practice prep, game prep, travel, and so much more to ensure your team is not only performing well, but also happy. While some coaches find one team to be enough, Brittany Fleck took on a nearly impossible job: coach two teams at one time. The Franklin Pierce University field hockey assistant coach volunteered to help out with the volleyball team as well, when a position opened up on the coaching staff this fall.
RINDGE, N.H. (November 8, 2019) – The cross country season reaches its crescendo on Saturday, as the Franklin Pierce University cross country program heads to the Belmont Plateau in Philadelphia for the NCAA Championship East Regional, hosted by Thomas Jefferson University. The 6k women’s race is set for a noon start, with the men’s 10k race to follow at 1:15 p.m.
MANSFIELD, Mass. (November 7, 2019) -- The Franklin Pierce University men’s and women’s cross country combined to boast four All-Northeast-10 Conference selections, as officially recognized on Thursday afternoon by the league office. For the men, junior Hugo Arlabosse (Marseille, France) landed on the First Team, while sophomore Riley Fenoff (Danville, Vt.) and senior Jason Reed (Foxborough, Mass.) placed on the Second Team. For the women, junior Marissa Farago (Salisbury, Mass.) landed on the Third Team.
For the first time in three years, the no. 18 nationally-ranked Franklin Pierce University men’s soccer team will host a Northeast-10 Conference Championship Quarterfinal match Saturday at 5:00 p.m. against Bentley University on Sodexo Field.
The newly christened no. 18 nationally-ranked Franklin Pierce University men’s soccer program wrapped up an extremely successful regular season with their ninth shutout victory of the season, a 1-0 match to Northeast-10 Conference opponent American International College Wednesday evening on Abdow Field.
MANSFIELD, Mass. (November 6, 2019) – For just the fourth time in program, the Franklin Pierce University field hockey team has had three players collect All-Northeast-10 Conference honors in the same season. It was part of an NE10 postseason awards docket which saw four Ravens honored overall, as announced on Wednesday afternoon by the league office. Sophomore back Julianne Sacco (Southborough, Mass.), senior back Jessica Strassburg (Longmeadow, Mass.) and sophomore forward Feline van Doorn (Barendrecht, Netherlands) were all selected to the All-NE10 Third Team, while freshman Meghan Winn (Newburyport, Mass.) landed on the NE10 All-Rookie Team.
The previously no. 22 nationally-ranked Franklin Pierce University men’s soccer team has climbed four slots to #18 in the ninth edition of the United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division II National Rankings it was announced Tuesday afternoon by the organization.