NEW, HAVEN, Conn. (December 8, 2018) – In what has a case as the most successful meet in the still-young history of the program, the Franklin Pierce University women’s track & field team launched an all-out assault on the school record book over the weekend at the Elm City Challenge, hosted by Southern Connecticut State University. The Ravens set four school records and had six performances which met NCAA Championships provisional qualifying standards, on the way to a second-place finish, out of five teams, at the meet.
NEW, HAVEN, Conn. (December 8, 2018) – Sophomore Hugo Arlabosse (Marseille, France) chalked up three event wins over the weekend, including an NCAA Championships provisional qualifying mark and a school record, to lead the Franklin Pierce University men’s track & field team at the Elm City Challenge, hosted by Southern Connecticut State. In all, the Ravens posted 11 top-three performances, on the way to a third-place finish at the meet, out of five teams.
Franklin Pierce University men’s basketball sophomore guard Sean Fasoyiro (Houston, Texas) scored a career-high 22 points in 24 minutes off the bench as the Ravens coasted to a 94-71 victory against the College of Saint Rose Saturday afternoon during non-conference action in The Fieldhouse. With the win, the Ravens climb over .500 at 5-4 overall while the Golden Knights slip to 4-5.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (December 8, 2018) – A three-goal first-period hole proved to be too much for the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team to overcome on Saturday afternoon at Buffalo State Ice Arena. The Ravens came up with one in the second and one in the third, but it would not be enough, as host Buffalo State salvaged a weekend split by dealing Franklin Pierce a 3-2 loss in non-conference play.
RINDGE, N.H. (December 14, 2018) – Franklin Pierce University Director of Athletics Rachel Burleson has announced Russell Gaskamp has been named as the next head coach of the University’s football program. Gaskamp will be the program’s third coach overall and will be the first to coach the team at the Division II level, as the Ravens join the Northeast-10 Conference in the fall of 2019. He will replace Rashad Watson, who announced his resignation earlier this week.
RINDGE, N.H. (December 12, 2018) – For the first time in program history, the Franklin Pierce University women’s track & field team has been nationally ranked inside the top 25 by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, as announced by the USTFCCCA on Tuesday. The Ravens earned the No. 24 spot in the coaches association’s preseason rankings.
RINDGE, N.H. (December, 2018) – Senior back Marta Turmo (Barcelona, Spain) of the Franklin Pierce University women’s soccer team has been named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Third Team, as announced on Wednesday by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America).
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.