QUINCY, Mass. (September 25, 2019) -- The Franklin Pierce University men’s tennis team opened its 2019-20 season on Wednesday afternoon with a blowout win over Eastern Nazarene. The Ravens took the 8-1 win while losing just one match in singles play on the road.
FLUSHING, N.Y. (September 16, 2019) – The Franklin Pierce University men’s tennis team opened its 2019-20 season over the weekend, as it had several members in action at the ITA East Regional Championship, held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The doubles team of junior Nkrumah Patrick (Tunapuna, Trinidad and Tobago) and freshman Alejandro Ortiz (Madrid, Spain) led the way for the Ravens, as they advanced to the quarterfinal round.
TEMPE, Ariz. (May 15, 2019) – Senior Marcus Lawrence (Acton, Mass.) of the Franklin Pierce University men’s tennis team has been named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s East Region recipient of the Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship Award, as announced on Wednesday by the ITA.
RINDGE, N.H. (April 30, 2019) – An All-Northeast-10 Conference Second Team selection for sophomore Roberto Chong (Puigpunyent, Spain) highlighted four All-Conference selections for the Franklin Pierce University men’s tennis team, as announced on Tuesday afternoon by the Conference office. The Ravens also collected three All-NE10 Third Team accolades, as freshman Preston Gordon (Essex Junction, Vt.), junior Yuval Barak (Zicron Ya’akov, Israel) and the doubles team of seniors James Bisazza (West Barnstable, Mass.) and Andrew Schadt (Tolland, Conn.) were all honored. In addition, Gordon and sophomore Nkrumah Patrick (Tunapuna, Trinidad and Tobago) were both named to the NE10 All-Rookie Team.
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.
Streamers and balloons hung down from the entrance of the Fieldhouse. Posters lined the walls with quotes such as “Feel the Teal,” and “Cancer you picked the wrong girl.” The Franklin Pierce University volleyball team walked onto the court wearing teal and white shirts reading “Lindstrom Strong,” and donning teal ribbons in their hair. All of this in honor of Dawn Lindstrom, whose daughter, freshman Ingrid Lindstrom, plays for the Ravens.
The 2019-20 season for the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team is about making history, as the Ravens begin their inaugural season at the Division I level, competing in the New England Women’s Hockey Alliance (NEWHA). The team makes the jump from the Division II/III level that they competed at for their first seven seasons.
Success is something many people look for, but only a few achieve. Led by head coach Jonathan Garbar and his staff, the Franklin Pierce University women’s soccer team found success last year by winning their league-leading eighth Northeast-10 Conference title and advancing to the second round of the NCAA Soccer Championship. If you ask the team, they’ve already started to find success this year.