2018-19 Women's Basketball News

  • Mark Swasey Returns to Lead Women’s Basketball Program
    May 17, 2019
    RINDGE, N.H. (May 17, 2019) – Mark Swasey will return to Franklin Pierce University as the 15th head coach in the history of the women’s basketball program, as announced on Friday by Rachel Burleson, Director of Athletics. Swasey – who was also the 11th head coach in the program’s history – will take the reins from Jen McKillop, who was already an Assistant Athletic Director and the department’s Senior Woman Administrator, and who will remain on-board as an Associate Athletic Director for Compliance, as well as the SWA.
  • Ravens in the Community: Women’s Basketball Volunteers at Special Olympics of New Hampshire for Second Straight Year
    March 12, 2019
    Franklin Pierce University women’s basketball head coach Jeanette McKillop and her team spent this past Saturday at the Special Olympics of New Hampshire Unified Basketball Assessment and Individual Skills in Keene, N.H.
  • Lipinski Honored by NE10, Named to All-Rookie Team
    March 04, 2019
    Franklin Pierce University women’s basketball freshman forward Izzy Lipinski (Farmington, Conn.) has been honored by the Northeast-10 Conference with a selection to the All-Rookie Team announced Monday afternoon by the league offices.
  • Ravens Game Tying Shot Goes Off the Mark, #13 Bentley Rallies Down 15 to Upend FPU in Season Finale
    February 26, 2019
    Franklin Pierce University women’s basketball sophomore forward Freya Cooney (Woodbridge, England) scored 10 of her career-high 12 points part of an 18-3 game-opening run in the first quarter, however no. 13 nationally-ranked Bentley University came back to narrowly defeat the Crimson and Grey 57-55 Tuesday evening in the regular season finale at the Dana Center. With the win, the Falcons conclude the campaign at 26-2, 20-1 NE10 while Pierce wraps up the 2018-19 year at 4-22, 2-19 NE10.
  • Ravens Can Not Overcome SNHU’s First Quarter in Conference Defeat
    February 23, 2019
    Franklin Pierce University women’s basketball players Sophia Holmes (Oakland, Maine) and Izzy Lipinski (Farmington, Conn.) scored a game-high 17 points apiece however Northeast-10 Conference and interstate rival Southern New Hampshire University came into The Fieldhouse and bested the Crimson and Grey 83-68 Saturday afternoon during the Ravens “Play 4 Kay Think Pink” game. With the win, the Penmen move to 17-10, 11-9 NE10 and the loss was the 21st overall for the Ravens and 18th in league play.
  • Sulejmani Leads All Scorers with Career-High Showing, Assumption Holds Off Ravens on the Road
    February 20, 2019
    Franklin Pierce University women’s basketball freshman guard Lisa Sulejmani (Burlington, Vt.) scored a career and game-high 18 points during a 67-51 loss to Northeast-10 Conference opponent Assumption College Wednesday during “Play 4 Kay Night” at the Laska Gymnasium. With the win, the Greyhounds improve to 13-13, 8-11 NE10 while the Ravens lost their 20th game and 17th in league play.
  • Stonehill’s Post Presence Too Much For Ravens in 72-46 loss
    February 16, 2019
    Franklin Pierce University women’s basketball freshman forward Izzy Lipinski (Farmington, Conn.) poured in a game-high 15 points while snaring a team-best eight rebounds – three offensive as the Ravens fell 72-46 to Northeast-10 Conference opponent Stonehill College Saturday afternoon at the Merkert Gymnasium. With the win, Stonehill moves to 17-7, 12-6 NE10 while the Crimson and Grey suffer their 19th loss overall and 16th in league play.
  • Holmes Hits Five Treys, Scores 26 in Raven Defeat to Merrimack
    February 13, 2019
    Franklin Pierce University women’s basketball sophomore guard Sophia Holmes (Oakland, Maine) established a new personal-best with a game-high 26 points during an 83-70 loss to Northeast-10 Conference opponent Merrimack College Wednesday night at The Fieldhouse. With the win, the Warriors move to 17-7, 10-7 NE10 while the Ravens lost their 18th contest and 15th in league play.
  • Lipinski Claims Second NE10 Rookie of the Week Award
    February 11, 2019
    Franklin Pierce University women’s basketball freshman forward Izzy Lipinski (Farmington, Conn.) has been named the Northeast-10 Conference Rookie of the Week Monday afternoon by the league offices. It is the second time this season Lipinski has earned Rookie of the Week honors.
  • Lipinski Crushes On Both Ends, Scores Career-High 25 Points in Double-Double During Close Raven Loss
    February 09, 2019
    Franklin Pierce University women’s basketball freshman forward Izzy Lipinski scored a career and game-high 25 points while notching her fifth double-double of the season during a close 74-70 setback to Northeast-10 Conference opponent Saint Michael’s College Saturday afternoon in The Fieldhouse. With the win, the Purple Knights gallop to 10-11, 6-10 NE10 while the Crimson and Grey lost their 17th overall contest and 14th in league play.
  • Ravens Battle with Hawks, Lose Closely Contested Conference Contest
    February 06, 2019
    Franklin Pierce University women’s basketball freshman forward Izzy Lipinski (Farmington, Conn.) scored a team-high 15 points during the Ravens 57-45 loss to Northeast-10 Conference opponent Saint Anselm College Wednesday evening at the Stoutenburgh Gym. With the win, the Hawks soar to 16-4, 11-4 NE10 and the Ravens suffered their 16th loss and 13th in league play.
  • Sulejmani Double-Doubles with 13 Dimes as AIC Pulls Away Late
    February 02, 2019
    Franklin Pierce University women’s basketball freshman guard Lisa Sulejmani (Burlington, Vt.) tallied her first ever double-double by matching a personal-best 17 points and handing out a career-high 13 assists as the Ravens faltered late in the fourth quarter during a 77-66 loss to Northeast-10 Conference opponent American International College Saturday afternoon at The Fieldhouse. With the win, the Yellow Jackets move to 11-11, 6-8 NE10 while the Ravens dropped their 15th battle and 12th league game.
  • Women’s Hoops Sends the Raven Faithful Home Happy with Thrilling Overtime Victory
    January 30, 2019
    Sophomore guard Sophia Holmes (Oakland, Maine) and freshman forward Izzy Lipinski (Farmington, Conn.) manufactured double-double efforts apiece as the Franklin Pierce University women’s basketball team pulled off a stunning 69-63 overtime victory against Northeast-10 Conference opponent the University of New Haven Wednesday evening during Blizzard Night at The Fieldhouse. With the win, the Ravens move to 4-14, 2-11 NE10 while the Chargers stumble to 13-8, 6-7 NE10.
  • Sulejmani Honored By NE10 With Rookie of the Week Award
    January 28, 2019
    Franklin Pierce University women’s basketball freshman guard Lisa Sulejmani (Burlington, Vt.) has been named the Northeast-10 Conference Rookie of the Week Monday evening by the league offices. It is the second time this season a Raven has been chosen as top rookie by the NE10.
  • Adelphi Uses Second and Third Quarter Scoring Spurts to Fend Off Ravens
    January 26, 2019
    Three Franklin Pierce University women’s basketball players scored in double figures during a 79-53 setback to Northeast-10 Conference foe Adelphi University Saturday afternoon. The win sends the Panthers to 9-10, 6-6 in league play while the Crimson and Grey lost their 14th contest overall and 11th conference game.
  • Franklin Pierce University Basketball and Coaches vs. Cancer Aims to Save Lives with the Relaunch of the 3-Point Challenge
    January 23, 2019
    Making three-point shots this basketball season has taken on additional meaning for the Franklin Pierce University basketball programs. The Ravens are using their spotlight on the court to raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society as a part of the national Coaches vs. Cancer 3-Point Challenge.
  • Ravens Come Out of the Gate On Fire, Owls Cool FPU With 72-62 Win
    January 23, 2019
    After a win on Saturday at the College of Saint Rose, the Franklin Pierce University women’s basketball team held an early 7-0 lead until Northeast-10 Conference opponent Southern Connecticut State University took the lead and did not look back in a 72-62 victory Wednesday evening at the James Moore Field House. With the win, the Owls move to 12-7, 6-5 NE10 and the setback sends the Ravens to 3-13, 1-10 NE10.
  • Holmes Drops 24, Huge First Quarter Guide Ravens to First League Victory
    January 19, 2019
    Franklin Pierce University women’s basketball sophomore guard Sophia Holmes (Oakland, Maine) scored a career and game-high 24 points as the Ravens used a 27-point first quarter to help defeat Northeast-10 Conference opponent the College of Saint Rose 78-74 Saturday afternoon at the Daniel P. Nolan Gymnasium. The win snapped a five-game losing streak for the Ravens and gave them their first conference win of the campaign while the Golden Knights slide to 10-7, 3-7 NE10.
  • Winter Storm Harper Forces Schedule Changes
    January 17, 2019
    RINDGE, N.H. (January 17, 2019) – With Winter Storm Harper bearing down on the region and forecasts calling for well over a foot of snow Saturday night and through Sunday, several Franklin Pierce University teams have announced changes to their weekend schedule.
  • Ravens Explode Out of Gate, Pace Scores 20+ In Second and Third Quarters to Beat FPU
    January 16, 2019
    Franklin Pierce University women’s basketball sophomore guard Sophia Holmes (Oakland, Maine) tallied double-digit points for the seventh straight game, but Northeast-10 Conference opponent Pace University used efficient second and third quarters to upend the Ravens 72-56 Wednesday evening at The Fieldhouse. With the win, the Setters move to 7-10, 4-5 NE10 while the Ravens are still in search of their first league win.
  • Lipinski Double-Doubles For Third Time, Both Teams Struggle Shooting in Le Moyne Win
    January 12, 2019
    Franklin Pierce University women’s basketball freshman forward Izzy Lipinski (Farmington, Conn.) recorded her third double-double of her rookie campaign scoring 10 points while collecting a game and personal-best 14 rebounds during a 63-51 Northeast-10 Conference setback to Le Moyne College Saturday afternoon at The Fieldhouse. With the win, the Dolphins improve to 12-2, 6-2 NE10 while the Ravens dropped their 11th game and are still looking for their first conference win.
  • Holmes Produces Career Effort, Ravens Begin New Year With Defeat to Post
    January 02, 2019
    Franklin Pierce University women’s basketball sophomore guard Sophia Holmes (Oakland, Maine.) scored a season and career-high 21 points in the Ravens 77-65 loss to non-conference opponent Post University Wednesday evening at the Drubner Center. The loss sends the Ravens to 2-10 overall and the Eagles soar to 6-5 on the year.
  • Assumption Stages Second Half Comeback, Beat Ravens 63-59
    December 18, 2018
    Franklin Pierce University women’s basketball freshman guard Lisa Sulejmani (Burlington, Vt.) recorded her third straight game in double-digit points as the Ravens lost a heartbreaking Northeast-10 Conference contest to Assumption College 63-59 Tuesday evening in The Fieldhouse. The loss keeps the Ravens winless in league play and the Greyhounds improve to 8-3, 5-2 NE10 with the victory.
  • Three Score in Double-Digits, Penmen Pull Away From Ravens in Fourth Quarter
    December 15, 2018
    Three Franklin Pierce University women’s basketball underclassmen tallied double-digit scoring during the Ravens 79-56 setback to Northeast-10 Conference opponent Southern New Hampshire University in the first game of a matinee basketball doubleheader at the Stan Spirou Fieldhouse. With the win, the Penmen move to 7-4, 3-4 NE10 while the Ravens slide to 2-8 and remain winless in league play.
  • Lipinski’s Strong Week Nets Top Rookie Honors
    December 10, 2018
    Franklin Pierce University women’s basketball freshman forward Izzy Lipinski (Farmington, Conn.) has been named the Northeast-10 Conference Rookie of the Week Monday afternoon by the league offices. It is the first time this season Lipinski has earned Rookie of the Week honors.
  • Holmes, Lipinski and 24-Point Third Quarter Carry Women’s Basketball to Non-Conference Win
    December 08, 2018
    The Franklin Pierce University women’s basketball team scored 24 points in the third quarter while sophomore guard Sophia Holmes (Oakland, Maine) tallied a season-high 17 markers as the Ravens defeated non-conference opponent Felician University 65-54 Saturday afternoon at the Job Gymnasium. With the win, the Ravens move to 2-7 overall while the Golden Falcons move to 1-5 on the season.
  • Lipinski Double-Doubles in Conference Defeat at Merrimack
    December 05, 2018
    Franklin Pierce University women’s basketball freshman forward Izzy Lipinski (Farmington, Conn.) chipped in her second double-double of the season as the Ravens could not overcome a slow start versus Northeast-10 Conference opponent Merrimack College Wednesday evening on Hammel Court. With the win, the Warriors snap a three-game losing streak and earned their first conference victory at 5-4, 1-4 NE10 while the Ravens are still in search of their first conference victory.
  • #23 Stonehill Run Key Factor in Win Over Ravens
    December 01, 2018
    The Franklin Pierce University women’s basketball team lost to Northeast-10 Conference opponent and no. 23 nationally-ranked Stonehill College 71-46 Saturday afternoon in The Fieldhouse. With the win, the Skyhawks move to 7-1, 4-1 NE10 while the Ravens fall to 1-6, 0-4 NE10.
  • Sulejmani Scores 13 Off Bench In Setback to #6 Bentley
    November 28, 2018
    Franklin Pierce University women’s basketball freshman guard Lisa Sulejmani (Burlington, Vt.) scored a team-high 13 points during the Ravens 80-56 loss to no. 6 nationally-ranked and Northeast-10 Conference opponent Bentley University Wednesday evening at the Fieldhouse. With the win, the Falcons remain undefeated at 7-0, 3-0 NE10 while the Crimson and Grey are still in search for their first conference victory.
  • Saint Michael’s Uses Late Run to Hand Ravens Close Conference Loss
    November 20, 2018
    The Franklin Pierce University women’s basketball team suffered another close defeat in the early stages of their season losing a 64-54 contest to Northeast-10 Conference opponent Saint Michael’s College Tuesday evening at the Vincent C. Ross Sports Center. The win was the first league victory for the Purple Knights this season as they move to 2-3, 1-2 NE10 while the Ravens fall to 1-4, 0-2 NE10.
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