Deep into the 2019 season, the Franklin Pierce University men’s lacrosse program has been ranked fifth in the week eight edition of the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) 2019 Poll announced Monday afternoon.
Franklin Pierce University men’s lacrosse players Mike Alibrandi (Holliston, Mass.) and Jake Castorf (Holbrook, N.Y.) scored three goals each as the Ravens dominated Northeast-10 Conference and cross-state rival Southern New Hampshire University 9-2 under the lights Friday night at Penmen Stadium. The win halts a four-game losing streak for the Crimson and Grey, evens up their overall record at 5-5 and sends them to 3-5 in league play while the hosts fall to 3-9, 2-7 NE10.
Franklin Pierce University men’s lacrosse team captain Jake Castorf (Holbrook, N.Y.) scored one goal and produced a team-high three assists for four points during the Ravens 18-8 loss to no. 4 nationally-ranked and Northeast-10 Conference opponent Merrimack College Wednesday afternoon on Sodexo Field. With the win, the Warriors improve to 9-1 overall and remain undefeated in league play (7-0) while the Crimson and Grey stumble to 4-5 overall and 2-5 NE10.
Franklin Pierce University men’s lacrosse senior midfielder Jake Castorf (Holbrook, N.Y.) scored a team-high two goals and chipped in one assist during the Ravens 13-7 defeat to Northeast-10 Conference and no. 19 nationally-ranked Assumption College Saturday afternoon on the Multi-Sport Stadium Field. With the win, the Greyhounds sprint ahead to 7-3, 4-2 NE10 while the Ravens overall mark evens up at 4-4 and they drop to 2-4 in league play.
Over the weekend, freshman kicker Morgan Smith (South Glens Falls, N.Y.) of the Franklin Pierce University football team became just the second woman to score in an NCAA Division II football game. On Tuesday, she was the subject of a profile piece on the NCAA's web site. Wayne Cavadi talked with Morgan about her accomplishments Saturday, her road to football and role models for women playing traditionally-male sports. Click through to read the full article.
A new coaching staff can be extremely stressful for any sports team, especially for a team that is also composed of primarily new players. When head men’s soccer coach Ruben Resendes was hired in January, there were 23 players on the team. By the end of June, there were only 11, due to transferring students and graduates. Resendes, along with other coaches and players, was able to build up the team to the current roster of 32 players and two new assistant coaches.
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.
WINTHROP, Mass. (September 11, 2019) – The New England Women’s Hockey Alliance (NEWHA) -- which includes the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team -- received official notice from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) on Aug. 1, 2019 that it has officially been approved for active NCAA Division I membership, effective for the 2019-20 academic year.