RINDGE, N.H. (November 13, 2019) – Trailing by 11 at halftime and by four through three quarters in its home opener on Wednesday night, the Franklin Pierce University women’s basketball team outscored Post, 39-19, in the second half to pull out a 60-51, non-conference victory in the Fieldhouse. Junior guard Sophia Holmes (Oakland, Maine) led the way for the Ravens with 23 points, representing more than one-third of the team’s offensive output. She led three Franklin Pierce players in double digits, as sophomore forward Emma Carter (Bristol, Vt.) added 12 points and sophomore guard Rylee Skinner (Leominster, Mass.) chipped in 10 more. Junior forward Taylor Williams led Post with 17 points.
Franklin Pierce University women’s basketball junior guard Sophia Holmes (Oakland, Maine) secured her first 20-plus point game of the season with a game-best 21 markers, however the Ravens suffered a 65-45 defeat at the hands of non-conference opponent Daemen College at the final day of the Redhawks Tip-Off Classic hosted by Roberts Wesleyan University. The loss evens the crimson and grey’s mark to 1-1 while the Wildcats move to 1-1 in the season’s early stages.
Sophomore Rylee Skinner (Leominster, Mass.) set a new personal-best, scoring a game-high 12 points for the Franklin Pierce University Ravens women’s basketball team who kicked off the 2019-2020 campaign with a 61-48 victory over Roberts Wesleyan College at the Redhawks Tip-off Classic in Rochester, N.Y. Friday night.
RINDGE, N.H. (May 17, 2019) – Mark Swasey will return to Franklin Pierce University as the 15th head coach in the history of the women’s basketball program, as announced on Friday by Rachel Burleson, Director of Athletics. Swasey – who was also the 11th head coach in the program’s history – will take the reins from Jen McKillop, who was already an Assistant Athletic Director and the department’s Senior Woman Administrator, and who will remain on-board as an Associate Athletic Director for Compliance, as well as the SWA.
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.