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.
Franklin Pierce University women’s lacrosse senior midfielder Briana Sweeney (Shirley, N.Y.) netted her 200th career point, while fellow senior Anna Wilbert (Bohemia, N.Y.) notched her 100th career goal, in a 15-12 victory against Northeast-10 Conference opponent Saint Michael’s College Wednesday afternoon on Sodexo Field. With the victory, the Ravens improve to 5-6, 3-6 NE10 while the Purple Knights remain winless overall and in league play.
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.