2019 Field Hockey News

  • DOUBLE TROUBLE: Brittany Fleck Coaches Two Teams at Once
    November 08, 2019
    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.
  • Field Hockey has Four Bring Home NE10 Honors
    November 06, 2019
    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.
  • PREVIEW: Field Hockey Returns to Postseason for NE10 First Round Tilt at No. 4 Saint Anselm
    November 05, 2019
    RINDGE, N.H. (November 5, 2019) – For the first time since 2011, the Franklin Pierce University field hockey team returns to the postseason on Tuesday evening, as they head across Route 101 to Manchester, N.H., for the first round of the Northeast-10 Conference Championship. The eighth-seeded Ravens will meet top seed and No. 4 nationally ranked Saint Anselm at 6 p.m. at Grappone Stadium.
  • Ravens Field Hockey Season Comes to an End With 2-0 Loss to #3 Saint Anselm
    November 05, 2019
    The no. 8 seeded Franklin Pierce University field hockey team's 2019 season came to an end with a 2-0 shutout loss to the no. 1 seed and no. 3 nationally-ranked Saint Anselm College Hawks Tuesday evening in the Northeast-10 Conference Quarterfinals at Grappone Stadium. With the win, the Hawks sky to 17-2 overall while the Ravens campaign ends at 8-11.
  • Field Hockey Drops Regular-Season Finale at No. 9 SNHU, 2-0
    November 02, 2019
    MANCHESTER, N.H. (November 2, 2019) -- On Saturday afternoon, the Franklin Pierce University field hockey team took to the road for its final regular-season game of the year. Junior goaltender Olivia Barnes (Greenwich, N.Y.) collected nine saves, but the offense was unable to generate much of anything at the other end, as the Ravens suffered a 2-0 loss on the road against No. 9 nationally ranked Southern New Hampshire in Northeast-10 Conference play.
  • Field Hockey Stifled by No. 4 Saint Anselm, 3-0
    October 29, 2019
    RINDGE, N.H. (October 29, 2019) – Offense was tough to come by on Tuesday afternoon for the Franklin Pierce University field hockey team in the squad’s home finale. No. 4 nationally ranked Saint Anselm was dominant throughout at Sodexo Field, as the Hawks ran up advantages of 27-1 in shot attempts and 15-0 in shots on goal on the way to a 3-0 win in the Northeast-10 Conference contest.
  • Field Hockey Locks up Postseason Berth with 4-2 win Over Pace on Senior Day
    October 26, 2019
    RINDGE, N.H. (October 26, 2019) – For the first time since 2011, the Franklin Pierce University field hockey team is headed to the postseason, as the Ravens locked up their fifth all-time bid in the Northeast-10 Conference Championship with a 4-2, Senior Day win over Pace on Saturday afternoon. Appropriately, senior forward Madison Gagnon (Milford, N.H.) highlighted the victory, as she tallied her first career hat trick to lead the way for the Ravens at Sodexo Field.
  • Field Hockey’s Strassburg, Jarowicz Nab NE10 Weekly Awards
    October 22, 2019
    MANSFIELD, Mass. (October 22, 2019) – Senior back Jessica Strassburg (Longmeadow, Mass.) and freshman forward Christine Jarowicz (Kennebunk, Maine) of the Franklin Pierce University field hockey team have both collected Northeast-10 Conference awards for the week ending on Oct. 20, as announced on Tuesday by the league office. Strassburg was selected as Defensive Player of the Week, while Jarowicz chalked up Rookie of the Week accolades.
  • Field Hockey Drops Road Contest at Saint Michael’s, 1-0
    October 22, 2019
    COLCHESTER, Vt. (October 22, 2019) -- Offense has been at a premium lately for the Franklin Pierce University field hockey team, which had won each of its last two games by a score of 1-0. On the road on Tuesday afternoon, the Ravens’ offense was shut down, as they were handed a 1-0 loss of their own by the Saint Michael’s Purple Knights in Northeast-10 Conference play at Duffy Field.
  • 1-0 Win over SCSU Makes it Three Straight for Field Hockey
    October 18, 2019
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (October 18, 2019) – Only three days after the Franklin Pierce University field hockey team finished off Mercy College in overtime, the Ravens picked up their second consecutive 1-0 win on Friday afternoon. This time, the victory came against Southern Connecticut State, and via a goal in the opening frame at Jess Dow Field. Senior forward Madison Gagnon (Milford, N.H.) scored her second goal of the season off of an assist from freshman forward Christine Jarowicz (Kennebunk, Maine) 12:33 into the first quarter.
  • Strassburg Sets School DS Record, Jarowicz Provides OT Winner as Field Hockey Nips AIC, 1-0
    October 15, 2019
    RINDGE, N.H. (October 15, 2019) -- Regulation would not be enough on Tuesday afternoon, but the Franklin Pierce University field hockey team got the job done eventually. Freshman forward Christine Jarowicz (Kennebunk, Maine) knocked home her first career goal 8:13 into overtime at Sodexo Field, as the Ravens picked up a 1-0 victory over visiting American International in Northeast-10 Conference play. Senior back Jessica Strassburg (Longmeadow, Mass.) chalked up her 15th career defensive save along the way, to establish a new program record.
  • Sacco, Van Doorn Star as Field Hockey Blasts Mercy, 5-1
    October 12, 2019
    RINDGE, N.H. (October 12, 2019) -- After a three-game hiatus, the offense for the Franklin Pierce University field hockey team exploded with three goals in the first quarter, en route to a 5-1 victory over the Mercy College Mavericks on Saturday evening. Sophomore back Julianne Sacco (Southborough, Mass.) led the way for the Ravens with her first career hat trick in the Northeast-10 Conference affair at Sodexo Field.
  • Field Hockey’s Scoring Drought Continues in 3-0 Loss at No. 7 Adelphi
    October 09, 2019
    GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (October 9, 2019) -- The Franklin Pierce University field hockey team took to the road on Wednesday afternoon to try to turn things around after being shutout in the first two games of October. The offensive struggles continued on Long Island though, in a 3-0 loss at No. 7 nationally ranked Adelphi.
  • Strassburg Ties School DS Record, Field Hockey Shutout at No. 8 Assumption, 4-0
    October 04, 2019
    WORCESTER, Mass. (October 4, 2019) – Senior back Jessica Strassburg (Longmeadow, Mass.) piled up three defensive saves on Friday afternoon for the Franklin Pierce University field hockey team, moving her into a tie atop the program’s list of all-time leaders, with 14 for her career. Unfortunately for the Ravens, Strassburg’s defensive exploits were the highlight of the day, as Franklin Pierce suffered a 4-0 defeat on the road, at the hands of No. 8 nationally ranked Assumption in Northeast-10 Conference play.
  • Field Hockey’s Olivia Barnes Named NE10 Goalkeeper of the Week
    October 01, 2019
    MANSFIELD, Mass. (October 1, 2019) – Junior goalkeeper Olivia Barnes (Greenwich, N.Y.) of the Franklin Pierce University field hockey team has been named Northeast-10 Conference Goalkeeper of the Week, for the week ending on Sept. 29, as announced on Tuesday by the Conference office.
  • Field Hockey Comes up Short Against STAC, 2-0
    October 01, 2019
    RINDGE, N.H. (October 1, 2019) – With a chance to put together a three-game winning streak, and with an opponent which was picked to finish dead last in the Northeast-10 Conference, the offense of the Franklin Pierce University field hockey team sputtered to a halt on Tuesday afternoon at Sodexo Field. The Ravens held their own statistically, but could do nothing to solve St. Thomas Aquinas junior goalkeeper Suzanne Clarke -- and rarely seriously threatened her cage -- as the visiting Spartans picked up a 2-0 victory. Freshman midfielder Lisa Larsson and junior forward Jade Hall provided first-half goals for STAC.
  • Field Hockey Takes Care of Molloy, 2-0
    September 28, 2019
    RINDGE, N.H. (September 28, 2019) – It was not always pretty on Saturday afternoon, but in the end, the Franklin Pierce University field hockey team did enough to take care of business against visiting Molloy at Sodexo Field. After the Ravens came up empty on eight first-half corners, freshman forward Meghan Winn (Newburyport, Mass.) and sophomore forward Feline van Doorn (Barendrecht, Netherlands) potted second-half goals to lead the way in a 2-0 victory in Northeast-10 Conference play.
  • Field Hockey Scores 3-2 Road Win at Bentley
    September 25, 2019
    WALTHAM, Mass. (September 25, 2019) – A first half penalty-stroke save by junior goalkeeper Olivia Barnes (Greenwich, N.Y.) loomed large on Tuesday night, as the Franklin Pierce University field hockey team put together a one-goal win on the road at Northeast-10 Conference foe Bentley. Sophomore back Julianne Sacco (Southborough, Mass.), freshman midfielder Demi Sahuleka (Dieren, Netherlands) and sophomore forward Feline van Doorn (Barendrecht, Netherlands) found the net for the Ravens in the 3-2 victory.
  • Field Hockey Forces No. 8 Stonehill to OT, but Falls, 1-0
    September 21, 2019
    RINDGE, N.H. (September 21, 2019) – For much of Saturday afternoon at Sodexo Field, neither team could generate much in the way of offense, as the Franklin Pierce University field hockey team and No. 8 nationally ranked Stonehill were stuck in a scoreless tie through regulation. Then, suddenly, there were chances at both end of the field. At the north end, Franklin Pierce senior forward Madison Gagnon (Milford, N.H.) was stymied on a breakaway and put her follow-up wide. Minutes later, at the south end, sophomore forward Olivia Cameron cashed in the game-winner for Stonehill, as the Skyhawks pulled out the 1-0 victory in Northeast-10 Conference play.
  • Winn Nets First Two Career Goals as Field Hockey Blanks New Haven Again, 3-0
    September 15, 2019
    WEST HAVEN, Conn. (September 15, 2019) – For freshman forward Meghan Winn (Newburyport, Mass.), her first collegiate goal was not enough on Sunday afternoon. Instead, she added her second career marker as well, to cap off a five-point week and lead the Franklin Pierce University field hockey team to a 3-0 win on the road in non-conference play at New Haven. Sophomore back Julianne Sacco (Southborough, Mass.) provided the game-winning goal as the Ravens completed the two-game weekend sweep of the Chargers.
  • Offense Comes Through as Field Hockey Defeats New Haven, 3-0
    September 14, 2019
    WEST HAVEN, Conn. (September 14, 2019) -- A 25th-minute goal by senior midfielder Allison Collins (Sandown, N.H.) finally broke the seal on a first half which saw the Franklin Pierce University field hockey team pile up a 13-2 advantage in shot attempts at DellaCamera Stadium. The Ravens would add a pair of goals in the second half to open the Northeast-10 Conference portion of their season with a 3-0 win on the road at New Haven.
  • Franklin Pierce Athletics Announces 2019 Hall of Fame Class
    September 12, 2019
    RINDGE, N.H. (September 12, 2019) – Two National Players of the Year, another All-America selection and a two-time All-Northeast-10 Conference selection highlight the Franklin Pierce University Department of Athletics’ 2019 Hall of Fame class, as announced on Thursday afternoon. The four-athlete class represents five sports and will be honored over the course of Hall of Fame Weekend on Nov. 8 and 9. The formal induction will take place at a private social on Friday night, Nov. 8. The quartet will then be honored publicly on Saturday, in conjunction with the Nov. 9 football game against Bentley.
  • Field Hockey Finds Offense, but Edged by Assumption, 3-2
    September 10, 2019
    RINDGE, N.H. (September 10, 2019) – A controversial penalty-shot call in the third quarter would stand as the game-winning goal on Tuesday afternoon at Sodexo Field, as the Franklin Pierce University field hockey team suffered its third straight non-conference defeat at Sodexo Field to open the season. Visiting Assumption came away with the 3-2 win, courtesy of goals from three different players, including the stroke winner from sophomore forward Summer Walsh in the 45th minute. Freshman midfielder Demi Sahuleka (Dieren, Netherlands) scored her first collegiate goal in defeat for the Ravens, while sophomore back Julianne Sacco (Southborough, Mass.) added a score as well.
  • Field Hockey Blanked by Bentley, 3-0
    September 07, 2019
    RINDGE, N.H. (September 7, 2019) – The Franklin Pierce University field hockey team improved on the offensive side of the ball on Saturday evening, compared to its season opener, but things went backwards on the defensive side of things at Sodexo Field. The Ravens ultimately surrendered 14 shot attempts, including 12 on goal, to a visiting Bentley team which posted a 3-0 victory in the non-conference contest. Senior forward Tess Anderson went for two goals and an assist for the Falcons, as she factored in on all three scores.
  • Field Hockey Edged by No. 6 Saint Anselm in Season Opener, 1-0
    September 05, 2019
    RINDGE, N.H. (September 5, 2019) – The Franklin Pierce University field hockey team struggled to generate offense in its season opener on Thursday night, but did hold its own on the defensive half of Sodexo Field. A goal by sophomore forwards Carly LaCasse 49 seconds into the night would prove to be the game’s only score, as the Ravens suffered a 1-0, non-conference defeat at the hands of No. 6 nationally ranked Saint Anselm.
  • Franklin Pierce Athletics Geared up for Busy Opening Weekend
    September 04, 2019
    RINDGE, N.H. (September 4, 2019) – The 2019-20 athletic season is just one sleep away, with NCAA Division II action set to start on fields across the country on Thursday, Sept. 5. The Franklin Pierce University Department of Athletics is geared up for its own jam-packed opening weekend, which will see games on Sodexo Field Thursday through Sunday, giving fans plenty of opportunities to come out and catch the Ravens in action.