QUINCY, Mass. (September 25, 2019) -- The Franklin Pierce University men’s tennis team opened its 2019-20 season on Wednesday afternoon with a blowout win over Eastern Nazarene. The Ravens took the 8-1 win while losing just one match in singles play on the road.
FLUSHING, N.Y. (September 16, 2019) – The Franklin Pierce University men’s tennis team opened its 2019-20 season over the weekend, as it had several members in action at the ITA East Regional Championship, held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The doubles team of junior Nkrumah Patrick (Tunapuna, Trinidad and Tobago) and freshman Alejandro Ortiz (Madrid, Spain) led the way for the Ravens, as they advanced to the quarterfinal round.
TEMPE, Ariz. (May 15, 2019) – Senior Marcus Lawrence (Acton, Mass.) of the Franklin Pierce University men’s tennis team has been named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s East Region recipient of the Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship Award, as announced on Wednesday by the ITA.
RINDGE, N.H. (April 30, 2019) – An All-Northeast-10 Conference Second Team selection for sophomore Roberto Chong (Puigpunyent, Spain) highlighted four All-Conference selections for the Franklin Pierce University men’s tennis team, as announced on Tuesday afternoon by the Conference office. The Ravens also collected three All-NE10 Third Team accolades, as freshman Preston Gordon (Essex Junction, Vt.), junior Yuval Barak (Zicron Ya’akov, Israel) and the doubles team of seniors James Bisazza (West Barnstable, Mass.) and Andrew Schadt (Tolland, Conn.) were all honored. In addition, Gordon and sophomore Nkrumah Patrick (Tunapuna, Trinidad and Tobago) were both named to the NE10 All-Rookie Team.
Traveling to college is a stressful and exciting time for young adults, especially as a collegiate athlete. However, the situation is even more stressful when you are leaving your home country to do so. Franklin Pierce University has many international student-athletes who come from all over the world to attend school. Why? For the love of the sport.
RINDGE, N.H. (November 14, 2019) -- Last Friday, the Franklin Pierce University Department of Athletics formally honored its 2019 Hall of Fame Class, in a formal ceremony in Spagnuolo Hall.
Coaching at the NCAA level is a tough job. Hours of film, practice prep, game prep, travel, and so much more to ensure your team is not only performing well, but also happy. While some coaches find one team to be enough, Brittany Fleck took on a nearly impossible job: coach two teams at one time. The Franklin Pierce University field hockey assistant coach volunteered to help out with the volleyball team as well, when a position opened up on the coaching staff this fall.
Streamers and balloons hung down from the entrance of the Fieldhouse. Posters lined the walls with quotes such as “Feel the Teal,” and “Cancer you picked the wrong girl.” The Franklin Pierce University volleyball team walked onto the court wearing teal and white shirts reading “Lindstrom Strong,” and donning teal ribbons in their hair. All of this in honor of Dawn Lindstrom, whose daughter, freshman Ingrid Lindstrom, plays for the Ravens.