BOSTON (December 14, 2019) -- In just the second week of her sophomore season, sophomore Paola Brena (Queretaro, Mexico) of the Franklin Pierce University women’s track & field team has booked her third career NCAA Championship appearance. She hit the NCAA automatic qualifying mark on the way to a first-place finish in the high jump, to lead the way for the Ravens on Saturday at the Joe Donahue Games, hosted by Northeastern.
FALMOUTH, Maine (December 14, 2019) – For one period, the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team was extremely competitive with Hockey East opponent University of Maine at the Family Ice Center on Saturday night. Through two-and-a-half periods, the Ravens were still just a goal behind the Black Bears, despite a sizable shots differential. Things came undone late, on the back end of a dual-road-trip weekend, as Maine chalked up a 5-1 victory in the neutral-site, non-conference affair. Sophomore goaltender Emme Ostrander (Westborough, Mass.) piled up a program record 55 saves in the loss for Franklin Pierce.
WINCHENDON, Mass. (December 14, 2019) -- All good things must come to an end, and for the Franklin Pierce University men’s ice hockey team, that was the case with its nine-game unbeaten streak on Saturday afternoon. The Ravens found themselves down 3-0 to the visiting Nichols College Bison after the first period and could not recover en route to a 4-0, non-conference loss at the Jason Ritchie Ice Arena.
Seven Franklin Pierce University men’s basketball players recorded double-digit points led by freshman forward Matt Hofrenning’s (Minneapolis, Minn.) career-high 15 points as the Ravens smoked non-conference opponent Cheyney University 132-62 Saturday afternoon in The Fieldhouse. The win, the second in a row for FPU improves them to 5-3 overall while the Wolves stumble to 1-12 in the defeat.
Franklin Pierce University women’s basketball sophomore forward Emma Carter (Bristol, Vt.) manufactured the first double-double of her collegiate career with 11 points and a game-high 10 rebounds as the crimson and grey smoked Cheyney University 98-42 Saturday afternoon in The Fieldhouse. With the win, the Ravens stop a four-game skid and move to 4-5 overall while the Lady Wolves drop to 1-8 with the setback.
HANOVER, N.H. (December 13, 2019) – Taking on an ECAC Hockey program for the first time ever, the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team struggled to generate offense on the road at Thompson Arena on Friday night, but held its own defensively. The Ravens got a third-period goal from freshman forward Becca Kniss (Eden Prairie, Minn.), but were also held to just 16 shots on the night, as host Dartmouth came away with a 2-1 non-conference win. Freshman forward CC Bowlby and junior defenseman Katerina Dajia potted second-period goals for the Big Green.
No. 18 nationally-ranked Franklin Pierce University men’s soccer junior defender Carlos Ferrando Felis (Tavernes de la Valldigna, Spain) has been chosen as a 2019 United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division II All-America Second Team honoree the organization announced Wednesday evening. It marks the first time since the 2016 campaign (Marius Preber, Third Team) that a men’s soccer athlete has earned an All-America nod.
MANSFIELD, Mass. (December 11, 2019) – Following a strong collegiate debut, freshman Julieth Nwosu (Brockton, Mass.) of the Franklin Pierce University women’s track & field program has been named Northeast-10 Conference Field Rookie of the Week, for the week ending on Dec. 8, as announced on Tuesday by the league office.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (December 11, 2019) – Senior forward Veronica Marques (Sao Paulo, Brazil) and senior midfielder Gabi Pereira (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) of the Franklin Pierce University women’s soccer team have both earned All-East Region honors from United Soccer Coaches, as announced earlier this week by the coaches organization. Marques was named to the All-East Region Second Team, while Pereira landed on the All-East Region Third Team.
WINTHROP, Mass. (December 10, 2019) – For the second time this season, freshman forward Katelyn Brightbill (Annville, Pa.) of the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team has been named New England Women’s Hockey Alliance Rookie of the Week. This time, she has earned the accolade for her work during the week ending on Dec. 8, as announced on Tuesday morning by the league office. It is the third Rookie of the Week award earned by the Ravens overall this season.
MANSFIELD, Mass. (December 10, 2019) – For the third straight week, the Franklin Pierce University men’s ice hockey team can boast the Northeast-10 Conference Player of the Week. This time around, it was the reigning NE10 Player of the Year, senior forward Alex Lester (Methuen, Mass.), who earned his first weekly award of the season, for the week ending on Dec. 8, as announced on Monday by the league office.
PLYMOUTH, N.H. (December 7, 2019) -- The Franklin Pierce University women’s track & field program opened its season at Plymouth State on Saturday, for the PSU Winter Classic. The Ravens opened the season in style, as they claimed the meet title. Combined with the victory by the men at Plymouth State as well, head coach Zach Emerson now has 20 career meet victories under his belt.
PLYMOUTH, N.H. (December 7, 2019) -- The Franklin Pierce University men’s track & field team got its season started on Saturday at the PSU Winter Classic, hosted by Plymouth State University. The Ravens opened the season with a win in the six-team meet. Combined with the women’s victory at the same meet, head coach Zach Emerson now has 20 career meet wins to his name.
EAST MEADOW, N.Y. (December 7, 2019) – The Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team was able to post a 31-23 advantage in shots on goal on Saturday afternoon, but the Ravens still struggled to keep pucks out of their net at the Northwell Health Ice Center. Long Island University put home seven goals on its 23 shots and the Ravens also squandered a 6-1 edge in power-play opportunities, as they suffered a 7-3 defeat on the road in New England Women’s Hockey Alliance play. In its eighth season, and its 201st game, it marked just the fifth time in program history the Ravens had allowed at least seven goals in a game.
RINDGE, N.H. (December 7, 2019) -- Despite strong performances by the duo of juniors Sophia Holmes (Oakland, Maine) and Izzy Lipinski (Farmington, Conn.), the Franklin Pierce University women’s basketball team was handed a 79-60 loss by visiting Bentley in the Fieldhouse on Saturday afternoon. Holmes scored 15 points, while Lipinski added 14 points and six rebounds in the Northeast-10 Conference affair.
It was a back-and-forth affair featuring 13 lead changes and 10 ties but the Franklin Pierce University men’s basketball team outlasted the Bentley University Falcons 94-90 in a Northeast-10 Conference bout at The Fieldhouse Saturday afternoon. Senior guard Doyin Fadojutimi (Temple Hills, Md.) led a quartet of Ravens in double figures with a game-high 33 points in the victory. With the win, the Ravens improve to 4-3 2-2 NE10 while the Falcons fall to 7-2 2-1 NE10.
MANCHESTER, N.H. (December 7, 2019) -- A four-point night, including a hat trick, for senior captain Alex Lester (Methuen, Mass.) and 28 saves from junior goaltender Ian Wallace (West Islip, N.Y.) propelled the Franklin Pierce University men’s ice hockey team to a 5-3 win over Northeast-10 Conference opponent Saint Anselm on the road at Sullivan Arena on Saturday afternoon.
The no. 18 nationally-ranked Franklin Pierce University men’s soccer 2019 campaign came to an end in the NCAA Division II Elite 8 as they suffered a 2-0 defeat to no. 10 nationally-ranked Charleston (W. Va.) Saturday afternoon at the McConnell Family Stadium in Erie, Pa.
SYOSSET, N.Y. (December 6, 2019) – Back on the road for the first time in just shy of a month, the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team surrendered just 22 shots on goal while picking up its fourth straight win, a 3-1 triumph at Long Island University. Freshman forward Katelyn Brightbill (Annville, Pa.) notched the game-winner late in the second period, while junior forward Haley Parker (Londonderry, N.H.) added 1-1-2 and senior defenseman Bridgette Prentiss (Buffalo, N.Y.) dished out a pair of assists in the New England Women’s Hockey Alliance contest at Iceworks.
The no. 18 nationally-ranked Franklin Pierce University men’s soccer team won their second match of the 2019 NCAA Division II Men’s Soccer Tournament, a 2-1 double-overtime victory against Post University on Thursday morning. The win propelled them to the Super Region 1 – Quarterfinal game with the chance to go to the Final Four on the line Saturday at 2:00 p.m. versus no. 10 nationally-ranked Charleston (W. Va.) on the campus of Gannon University.
No. 18 nationally-ranked Franklin Pierce University men’s soccer graduate midfielder Javier García Borrás (Alzira, Spain) converted a penalty kick with 30 seconds left in double-overtime to send the Ravens on to the NCAA Division II Men’s Soccer Super Regional 1 Quarterfinal game with a 2-1 victory over the no. 9 seeded Post University Eagles Thursday morning at the McConnell Family Stadium in Erie, Pa.
The Franklin Pierce University men’s basketball program hit the road for their first game after thanksgiving break Wednesday evening and they suffered an 84-65 setback to Northeast-10 Conference opponent Stonehill College. With the win, the Skyhawks improve to 5-4, 3-2 NE10 and the loss sends Pierce to 3-3, 1-2 NE10.
Sophomore forward Izzy Lipinski (Farmington, Conn.) set a new career-high with 27 points but it was not enough as the Franklin Pierce University women’s basketball team lost to Northeast-10 Conference opponent Stonehill College 68-59 at the Merkert Gymnasium on Wednesday night. With the win, the Skyhawks improve 6-2, 3-1 in NE10 while the Ravens fall to 3-4 and remain winless in three chances against league foes.
Two weeks ago, the no. 18 nationally-ranked Franklin Pierce University men’s soccer program defeated no. 8 ranked Wilmington (Del.) University 1-0 in the NCAA Championship Super Region 1 – Second Round. Thursday, the crimson and grey’s march to a second national championship continues as they battle no. 9 seeded Post University on the campus of Gannon University with kick-off slated for 10:00 a.m.
For the second straight year Franklin Pierce University men’s soccer junior Yannik Felber (Vallendar, Germany) has been named to the 2019 CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division II Men's Soccer team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Felber was joined by first time honoree Niklas Laudahn (Olfen, Germany) giving the Ravens two Academic All-America Players during a single season for the first time in program history.
MANSFIELD, Mass. (December 4, 2019) – Fresh off the first-ever tournament title in program history, it was a clean sweep of the Northeast-10 Conference weekly awards for the Franklin Pierce University men’s ice hockey team, for the week ending on Dec. 1, as announced on Monday afternoon by the NE10 office. Sophomore forward Ryan Gorbett (Cleveland Heights, Ohio) has been named NE10 Player of the Week, junior goaltender Ian Wallace (West Islip, N.Y.) was selected as NE10 Goaltender of the Week, and freshman forward Conor Foley (Nahant, Mass.) earned NE10 Rookie of the Week honors.
WORCESTER, Mass. (December 1, 2019) – As the snow began falling outside, Saturday afternoon became a day of historic proportions for the Franklin Pierce University men’s ice hockey team inside the Worcester Ice Center. The Ravens were able to grind out a 4-1 win over Wilkes in the title game of the Steve Hoar Memorial Invitational, hosted by Becker, to claim the program’s first-ever tournament title. Further, it was the team’s sixth consecutive win, which established a new program record, and the squad extended its program-record unbeaten streak to eight games (7-0-1).
WORCESTER, Mass. (November 30, 2019) – With the first major snowstorm of the season bearing down on the region, it was a blizzard of goals in the first period for the Franklin Pierce University men’s ice hockey team in the Worcester Ice Center on Saturday afternoon. Sophomore forward Ryan Gorbett (Cleveland Heights, Ohio) dished out four assists and tallied five points -- both of which matched program single-game records -- and sophomore forward Anthony Nikolopoulos (Burlington, Mass.) scored twice as the Ravens rolled to a 7-2, non-conference win at Becker. The game was the first contest of the annual Steve Hoar Memorial Invitational, held in honor of the former Becker head coach.
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (November 26, 2019) -- The Franklin Pierce University men’s ice hockey team took to the road on Tuesday and notched a new program record, as the Ravens extended their unbeaten streak to six games (5-0-1) with a 4-1, non-conference win at Framingham State. Freshman forward Conor Foley (Nahant, Mass.) scored twice at Loring Arena, including the game-winner, while sophomore goaltender Garret Stenberg (Mendham, N.J.) chalked up the win in his first collegiate start with a 30-save performance.