PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. (April 28, 2018) – Surrendering 15 first-half goals -- including a 9-4 run to end the stanza -- proved to be a hole too big for the Franklin Pierce University women’s lacrosse team in its season finale on Saturday afternoon at Pace Stadium. The Ravens put up 16 goals of their own on the day, but suffered a 26-16 loss on the road at Pace in Northeast-10 Conference play.
RINDGE, N.H. (April 25, 2018) – The Franklin Pierce University women’s lacrosse team held its own with No. 15 nationally ranked Merrimack over the final 42 minutes on Wednesday night at Sodexo Field. Unfortunately for the Ravens, Merrimack used the opening 18 minutes to build a 9-0 lead, which was never seriously threatened the rest of the way, as the Warriors cruised to a 21-14 win in Northeast-10 Conference play.
WORCESTER, Mass. (April 21, 2018) – The Franklin Pierce University women’s lacrosse team was outscored on the road in the first half on Saturday afternoon, but was still within shouting distance of Assumption at the halftime break, trailing 7-4. However, Assumption netted four of the first five goals of the second half to provide separation on the way to dealing the Ravens a 15-11 loss in Northeast-10 Conference play at Multi-Sport Stadium. Senior midfielders Caitlin Sweeney (Shirley, N.Y.) and Briana Sweeney (Shirley, N.Y.) tallied four points each in defeat for the Ravens.
RINDGE, N.H. (April 14, 2018) – It was a baker’s dozen in the first half for the Franklin Pierce University women’s lacrosse team on Saturday afternoon. The Ravens poured in 13 first-half goals on Senior Day to jump to a 13-4 halftime lead, en route to a 20-7 win over visiting American International in Northeast-10 Conference play at Sodexo Field. Senior midfielder Caitlin Sweeney (Shirley, N.Y.) and senior attack Anna Wilbert (Bohemia, N.Y.) led the way for Franklin Pierce, as each had seven points on three goals and four assists.
Every great sports team goes through a rebuild. The Golden State Warriors, Chicago Blackhawks and even the Boston Red Sox have gone through their own rebuilds before their current winning ways. That is what the Franklin Pierce University men’s ice hockey team went through this past offseason. After a 7-18-1 (3-11-1 Northeast-10 Conference) record last season, head coach Shaun Millerick went on a recruiting spree, as he brought 13 freshmen onto the roster for the start of the 2018-19 season. Introducing so many new faces affects everyone in the locker room in many ways. From freshmen and sophomores battling to earn a spot, to juniors and seniors battling to keep their spot on the roster, 13 new faces can do a lot for a new team.
Ravens hockey has been raising money for the Seacoast Mental Health Center, with an eye towards assisting with suicide prevention. On Media Monday, our Tyler Aragao caught up with alternate captain Jessica Strack to discuss the fundraiser, her position as one of the team's leaders, and... her knitting ability.
Men's basketball opened its campaign over the weekend with a split in two games at a season-opening tournament hosted by SNHU. On Media Monday, our Bryce Johnson caught up with graduate student Jeremy Arthur to discuss the team's expectations for the year, life as a transfer student, and... his love of expressing himself through music.
Men's ice hockey scored a big win over Saint Anselm last week, the first time the Ravens had defeated the Hawks in program history. On Media Monday, our Ezra Gennello talked with team captain Jack Williams about the win over Saint Anselm, took a look ahead to a game against Stonehill this weekend, and... talked about his two Maine Coon cats.