RINDGE, N.H. (February 20, 2018) – Freshman forward Nicole Amato (Billerica, Mass.) of the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team has been named New England Women’s Hockey Alliance Player and Rookie of the Week for the week ending on Feb. 18, as announced on Tuesday by the NEWHA.
RINDGE, N.H. (February 20, 2018) – Postseason ice hockey returns to the Jason Ritchie Ice Arena on Wednesday night, as the fourth-seeded Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team plays host to fifth-seeded Saint Michael’s in the first round of the New England Women’s Hockey Alliance Open Tournament. Opening faceoff is set for 7 p.m.
WINCHENDON, Mass. (February 17, 2018) – It may have been Senior Day in the Jason Ritchie Ice Arena on Saturday afternoon, but it was the freshmen who did the heavy lifting for the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team. Freshmen forwards Marissa Massaro (Brockton, Mass.) and Nicole Amato (Billerica, Mass.) piled up seven points apiece to lead the way in 10-1 win over Post in New England Women’s Hockey Alliance play.
WINCHENDON, Mass. (February 16, 2018) – On Friday night, for the second time this season, freshman forward Nicole Amato (Billerica, Mass.) tallied a hat trick against Post. This time, it was of the natural variety, and she added an assist along the way for good measure, as her four-point night led the way for the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team in a 9-0 win on home ice in New England Women’s Hockey Alliance play. Sophomore forward Meg Gilbride (Braintree, Mass.) added a goal and two assists, senior forward Alex Brolsma (Bloomington, Minn.) dished out three assists and freshman defenseman Kara Santoro (Wolcott, Conn.) scored twice on the night at Jason Ritchie Ice Arena.
On a Very Special Edition of Media Monday, we take a look inside the Athletic Training Room, courtesy of three of Franklin Pierce's athletic trainers. Our Matt Janik is joined by Christine Levreault, Tyler Baran, Makina Itchkavich-Levasseur and, of course, Saki. The group discusses the unseen challenges of the job, the adjustments being made by new people in new roles, and... Christine's figure skating background. Nobody ever explained why Makina was wearing the sunglasses though...
There were some struggles on the field for Ravens football in Saturday's season-opening loss to Navy, but there were lessons to be learned as well. On Media Monday, our Tyler Aragao chatted with head coach Rashad Watson about the takeaways from the Navy game, a look ahead to Saturday's homecoming tilt with Post, and... the impressive longevity of Watson's friendships.
Ravens cross country saw plenty of success over the weekend at the UMass Dartmouth Invitational. On Media Monday, freshman Riley Fenoff chatted with our Shannon Slater about the transition from high school to college, his record-setting performance on Saturday, and... his ability to juggle, kind of.
Ravens field hockey opened the season on Friday afternoon with a come-from-behind victory over St. Thomas Aquinas. On Media Monday, our Matt Janik sat down with midfielder Raegan Moulton to talk about the season opener, the team's "Drop the Anchor" concept, and... her dog's distaste for footwear.