2008 News

  • Dragan Named Head Volleyball Coach at Franklin Pierce
    May 20, 2009
    RINDGE, N.H. (May 20, 2009) – Franklin Pierce University has named Stephanie Dragan as head coach of volleyball and senior woman administrator. The announcement was made today by Bruce Kirsh, Vice President and Director of Athletics at the University, and confirmed by President Dr. George J. Hagerty.
  • Five Ravens Land On Northeast-10 Conference All-Academic Team
    February 09, 2009
    RINDGE, N.H. (February 9, 2009) – Five Franklin Pierce University student-athletes have been selected to the Northeast-10 Conference All-Academic Team for the fall season, as announced on Feb. 6 by the conference office. Sophomore midfielder Johan Torstensson (Falkoping, Sweden) of the men’s soccer team; senior goalkeeper Brittany Ester (Toms River, N.J./Toms River East), sophomore forward Angelika Johansson (Falkenberg, Sweden) and junior defender Rachel Smith (Chichester, N.H./Bible Baptist (Pa.)) of the women’s soccer team; and senior middle hitter Nicole Buchholz (Broadlands, Va./Stone Bridge) of the volleyball team represented Franklin Pierce among the 75 student-athletes honored by the Northeast-10.
  • Volleyball’s Buchholz, Schultz, Hookstadt Named All-Northeast-10 Conference
    November 17, 2008
    RINDGE, N.H. (November 17, 2008) – Seniors Nicole Buchholz (Broadlands, Va./Stone Bridge) and Emily Schultz (Salem, Wis./Westosha Central) have each been named to the All-Northeast-10 Conference Second Team, as announced Saturday by the conference office. In addition, senior Karissa Hookstadt (Camarillo, Calif./Adolfo Camarillo) has been selected Third-Team All-Northeast-10. The trio of seniors led the Ravens to their fourth consecutive appearance in the Northeast-10 Conference Championships this season.
  • Volleyball Puts Two On Northeast-10 Conference Weekly Honor Roll
    November 17, 2008
    RINDGE, N.H. (November 17, 2008) – Sophomore Chelsie Kohout (Harrison Township, Mich./L’Anse Creuse) and junior Caitlynn Parnell (Medina, Texas/Medina) of the Franklin Pierce University volleyball team have both been named to the Northeast-10 Conference Weekly Honor Roll for the week ending on Nov. 16, as announced Monday by the conference office. The duo led the Ravens in their appearance in the Northeast-10 Conference Championships over the weekend.
  • Volleyball Falls To Bentley, 3-0, In Northeast-10 Quarterfinal
    November 14, 2008
    PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. (November 14, 2008) – Junior Alex Kearney (La Jolla, Calif./La Jolla) collected 13 kills and 13 digs on Friday night to post a double-double and lead third-seeded Bentley to a 3-0 victory over the sixth-seeded Franklin Pierce University volleyball team in the quarterfinal round of the Northeast-10 Conference Championships, hosted by Pace, at Goldstein Fitness Center. Junior Caitlynn Parnell (Medina, Texas/Medina) led Franklin Pierce in defeat with 10 kills.
  • Volleyball Puts Two On Northeast-10 Conference Weekly Honor Roll
    November 10, 2008
    RINDGE, N.H. (November 10, 2008) – Sophomore Chelsie Kohout (Harrison Township, Mich./L’Anse Creuse) and junior Caitlynn Parnell (Medina, Texas/Medina) of the Franklin Pierce University volleyball team have both been named to the Northeast-10 Conference Weekly Honor Roll for the week ending on Nov. 9, as announced Monday by the conference office. The duo helped lead the Ravens to a 1-1 record over the weekend.
  • Volleyball To Battle Bentley In Northeast-10 Quarterfinal
    November 10, 2008
    RINDGE, N.H. (November 10, 2008) – The sixth-seeded Franklin Pierce University volleyball team makes its fourth consecutive appearance in the Northeast-10 Conference Championships on Friday night, when it takes on third-seeded Bentley in a quarterfinal match. The tournament will be hosted by Pace at Goldstein Fitness Center in Pleasantville, N.Y. Friday’s quarterfinal is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., with semifinals and the championship set for Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., respectively.
  • Volleyball Wraps Up Regular Season With 3-1 Loss At Stonehill
    November 08, 2008
    RINDGE, N.H. (November 8, 2008) – Freshman Michelle Thornhill (Canyon Lake, Calif./Temescal Canyon) piled up 20 kills and 16 digs on Saturday afternoon to lead Stonehill to a 3-1 victory over the Franklin Pierce University volleyball team in Northeast-10 Conference play at Merkert Gymnasium. Senior Nicole Buchholz (Broadlands, Va./Stone Bridge) led the Ravens in defeat with 11 kills.
  • Volleyball Rallies To Down Massachusetts Lowell, 3-2
    November 07, 2008
    LOWELL, Mass. (November 7, 2008) – Junior Caitlynn Parnell (Medina, Texas/Medina) recorded a match-best 18 kills to go with 12 digs as three Ravens posted double-doubles on Friday night to lead the Franklin Pierce University volleyball team to a 3-2 victory over Massachusetts Lowell in Northeast-10 conference play at Costello Athletic Center. Sophomore Sarah Coscia (Pittsfield, Mass./Pittsfield) led Massachusetts Lowell with 14 kills on the evening.
  • Chelsie Kohout Named To Northeast-10 Conference Weekly Honor Roll
    November 03, 2008
    RINDGE, N.H. (October 27, 2008) – Sophomore Chelsie Kohout (Harrison Township, Mich./L’Anse Creuse) of the Franklin Pierce University volleyball team has been named to the Northeast-10 Conference Weekly Honor Roll for the week ending on Nov. 2, as announced Monday by the conference office. Kohout helped lead the Ravens to a 1-1 record last week.
  • Volleyball Falls To New Haven, Defeats NYIT On Senior Day
    November 01, 2008
    RINDGE, N.H. (November 1, 2008) – Senior Nicole Buchholz (Broadlands, Va./Stone Bridge) hammered out 14 kills and racked up 11 blocks (one solo) in the second of two matches on Saturday afternoon to lead the Franklin Pierce University volleyball team to a 3-2 victory over New York Institute of Technology in non-conference play at Franklin Pierce’s Fieldhouse. In the first match of the day, graduate student Rhe-Ann Niles (St. Thomas, Barbados) chalked up 14 kills to lead New Haven to a 3-0 win over Franklin Pierce in a Northeast-10 Conference match.
  • Chelsie Kohout Named Northeast-10 Conference Libero Of The Week
    October 27, 2008
    RINDGE, N.H. (October 27, 2008) – Sophomore Chelsie Kohout (Harrison Township, Mich./L’Anse Creuse) of the Franklin Pierce University volleyball team has been named Northeast-10 Conference Libero of the Week for the week ending on Oct. 26, as announced Monday by the conference office. In addition, senior Karissa Hookstadt (Camarillo, Calif./Adolfo Camarillo) has been named to the conference’s Weekly Honor Roll. The duo helped lead the Ravens to a 2-1 record last week.
  • Volleyball To Host Second Annual “Dig For The Cure” Event
    October 27, 2008
    RINDGE, N.H. (October 27, 2008) – The Franklin Pierce University volleyball team, in conjunction with the non-profit Side-Out Foundation, will host its second annual “Dig for the Cure” event on Saturday, Nov. 1, when it hosts New York Institute of Technology at 3 p.m. at Franklin Pierce’s Fieldhouse. Last year’s event collected over $1,000 in donations to benefit the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation.
  • Volleyball Pushes Past C.W. Post, 3-1
    October 25, 2008
    BROOKVILLE, N.Y. (October 25, 2008) – Senior Emily Schultz (Salem, Wis./Westosha Central) collected 12 kills on Saturday afternoon to lead the Franklin Pierce University volleyball team to a 3-1 victory over C.W. Post in non-conference play at Pratt Recreation Center. Freshman Laura Maehlmann (Gundelfingen, Germany) led four C.W. Post players in double figures with a match-best 16 kills.
  • Volleyball Edged By Bridgeport, 3-2
    October 24, 2008
    Bridgeport, Conn. (October 24, 2008) – Senior Karissa Hookstadt (Camarillo, Calif./Adolfo Camarillo), junior Katie Ristow (Miami, Fla./Miami Killian) and senior Emily Schultz (Salem, Wis./Westosha Central) all tallied double-doubles on Friday night, but the Franklin Pierce University volleyball team was defeated, 3-2, by Bridgeport in non-conference play at Harvey Hubble Gymnasium. Four Bridgeport players notched double-doubles of their own in the victory.
  • Balanced Attack Leads Volleyball Over Saint Michael’s, 3-0
    October 21, 2008
    RINDGE, N.H. (October 21, 2008) – Senior Karissa Hookstadt (Camarillo, Calif./Adolfo Camarillo) distributed a match-high 42 assists on Tuesday night to lead the Franklin Pierce University volleyball team to a 3-0 victory over Saint Michael’s in Northeast-10 Conference play at Franklin Pierce’s Fieldhouse. Six Ravens recorded six or more kills in the match.
  • Volleyball Puts Three On Weekly Honor Roll
    October 20, 2008
    RINDGE, N.H. (October 20, 2008) – Seniors Nicole Buchholz (Broadlands, Va./Stone Bridge) and Karissa Hookstadt (Camarillo, Calif./Adolfo Camarillo) and junior Katie Ristow (Miami, Fla./Miami Killian) of the Franklin Pierce University volleyball team have all been named to the Northeast-10 Conference Weekly Honor Roll for the week ending on Oct. 19, as announced Monday by the conference office. The trio led the Ravens to a 3-0 record last week.
  • Volleyball Blanks Le Moyne, 3-0
    October 19, 2008
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (October 19, 2008) – Junior Caitlynn Parnell (Medina, Texas/Medina) racked up a match-high 13 kills on Sunday afternoon to lead the Franklin Pierce University volleyball team to a 3-0 victory over Le Moyne in Northeast-10 Conference play at Ted Grant Court. Senior Jodi Smith (Angola, N.Y./Eden) led Le Moyne with 12 kills.
  • Volleyball Squeaks By Saint Rose, 3-2
    October 18, 2008
    ALBANY, N.Y. (October 18, 2008) – Junior Katie Ristow (Miami, Fla./Miami Killian) tied for the match lead with 14 kills and added 13 digs on Saturday afternoon to post a double-double and lead the Franklin Pierce University volleyball team to a 3-2 victory over Saint Rose in Northeast-10 Conference play at Nolan Gymnasium. Sophomore Rachel Baxter (Stratford, Conn./Bunnell) led the way for Saint Rose with 14 kills of her own.
  • Volleyball Sweeps Saint Anselm
    October 14, 2008
    RINDGE, N.H. (October 14, 2008) – Senior Nicole Buchholz (Broadlands, Va./Stone Bridge) recorded a match-best 11 kills on Tuesday night to lead the Franklin Pierce University volleyball team to a 3-0 victory over Saint Anselm in Northeast-10 Conference play at Franklin Pierce’s Fieldhouse.
  • Volleyball Puts Pair On Weekly Honor Roll
    October 13, 2008
    RINDGE, N.H. (October 13, 2008) – Senior Nicole Buchholz (Broadlands, Va./Stone Bridge) and sophomore Chelsie Kohout (Harrison Township, Mich./L’Anse Creuse) of the Franklin Pierce University volleyball team have both been named to the Northeast-10 Conference Weekly Honor Roll for the week ending on Oct. 12, as announced Monday by the conference office. The duo led the Ravens to a 2-1 record last week.
  • Volleyball Defeats Pace, Swept By Adelphi
    October 11, 2008
    NEW YORK, N.Y. (October 11, 2008) – Senior Nicole Buchholz (Broadlands, Va./Stone Bridge) hammered out 18 kills on Saturday afternoon to lead the Franklin Pierce University volleyball team to a 3-2 victory over Pace in Northeast-10 Conference play at Pace’s New York City campus. Later in the afternoon, Franklin Pierce was defeated, 3-0, at Adelphi in non-conference play.
  • Buchholz Leads Volleyball Over Southern New Hampshire, 3-1
    October 07, 2008
    RINDGE, N.H. (October 7, 2008) – Senior Nicole Buchholz (Broadlands, Va./Stone Bridge) collected a match-high 17 kills on Tuesday night to lead the Franklin Pierce University volleyball team to a 3-1 victory over Southern New Hampshire in Northeast-10 Conference play at Franklin Pierce’s Fieldhouse. Senior Brianna Doucet (Danville, N.H./Timberlane) led Southern New Hampshire in defeat with 10 kills.
  • Volleyball Drops Tight Match To Southern Connecticut State, 3-2
    October 04, 2008
    RINDGE, N.H. (October 4, 2008) – Seniors Karissa Hookstadt (Camarillo, Calif./Adolfo Camarillo) and Emily Schultz (Salem, Wis./Westosha Central) both tallied double-doubles on Saturday afternoon, but the Franklin Pierce University volleyball team was edged, 3-2, by Southern Connecticut State in Northeast-10 Conference play at Franklin Pierce’s Fieldhouse. Freshman Leah Filonuk (Greenlawn, N.Y./Harborfields) and junior Jenna Tammel (Spring Valley, Minn./Kingsland) each notched double-doubles in the victory for SCSU.
  • Bentley Slips Past Volleyball, 3-2
    October 02, 2008
    WALTHAM, Mass. (October 2, 2008) – Junior Katie Ristow (Miami, Fla./Miami Killian) collected 12 kills and a team-best 15 digs on Thursday night to tally a double-double, but the Franklin Pierce University volleyball team was defeated, 3-2, by Bentley in Northeast-10 Conference action at Dana Center. Junior Alex Kearney (La Jolla, Calif./La Jolla) posted a double-double for Bentley with 13 kills and 11 digs.
  • Volleyball Clipped By American International, 3-2
    September 30, 2008
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (September 30, 2008) – Freshman Ellisha Terry (Fort Worth, Texas/Everman Joe C. Bean) hammered out a match-best 24 kills and added 23 digs on Tuesday night to notch a double-double and lead American International to a 3-2 victory over the Franklin Pierce University volleyball team in Northeast-10 Conference action at Butova Gymnasium. Senior Nicole Buchholz (Broadlands, Va./Stone Bridge) and junior Caitlynn Parnell (Medina, Texas/Medina) each recorded 13 kills for Franklin Pierce.
  • Volleyball Lands Three On Weekly Honor Roll
    September 29, 2008
    RINDGE, N.H. (September 29, 2008) – Seniors Nicole Buchholz (Broadlands, Va./Stone Bridge) and Karissa Hookstadt (Camarillo, Calif./Adolfo Camarillo) and sophomore Chelsie Kohout (Harrison Township, Mich./L’Anse Creuse) of the Franklin Pierce University volleyball team have all been named to the Northeast-10 Conference Weekly Honor Roll for the week ending on September 28, as announced Monday by the conference office. The trio led the Ravens to a 2-2 record over four matches last week.
  • Volleyball Swept By Queens And Dowling At ECC/Northeast-10 Conference Challenge
    September 27, 2008
    WALTHAM, Mass. (September 27, 2008) – Junior Katie Ristow (Miami, Fla./Miami Killian) collected 17 kills over two matches on Saturday, but the Franklin Pierce University volleyball team dropped 3-0 decisions to both Queens and Dowling on the second day of the ECC/Northeast-10 Conference Challenge at Dana Center in Waltham, Mass. The Ravens finished the tournament 1-2 and Ristow, who had 13 digs and seven kills against Bridgeport on Friday, was named to the All-Tournament Team.
  • Balanced Attack Leads Volleyball Past Bridgeport, 3-1
    September 26, 2008
    RINDGE, N.H. (September 26, 2008) – Senior Nicole Buchholz (Broadlands, Va./Stone Bridge) posted a team-high 11 kills and three other Ravens notched nine kills on Friday evening to lead the Franklin Pierce University volleyball team to a 3-1 victory over Bridgeport in non-conference action at Franklin Pierce’s Fieldhouse. Junior Juliana Moraes (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) led the way for Bridgeport with a match-best 13 kills. The match was part of the ECC/Northeast-10 Conference Challenge.
  • Volleyball Defeats Massachusetts Lowell, 3-0
    September 23, 2008
    RINDGE, N.H. (September 23, 2008) – Junior Caitlynn Parnell (Medina, Texas/Medina) tallied a match-high 12 kills on Tuesday night to lead the Franklin Pierce University volleyball team to a 3-0 victory over Massachusetts Lowell in non-conference action at Franklin Pierce’s Fieldhouse.
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