The Franklin Pierce University softball team didn’t need the luck of the Irish on Saint Patrick’s Day as they dominated the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) 6-3 and 13-9 Saturday afternoon earning the programs first doubleheader sweep since the 2016 season. With the victory, the Ravens improve their mark to 3-7 overall while the Bears stumble to 2-8.
DANVERS, Mass. (March 17, 2018) – First on Saturday afternoon, the Franklin Pierce University baseball team built a 4-0 lead on the road. Then it let it all get away. Next, it put itself in position to succeed, by loading the bases in a tie game in the ninth. Finally, the Ravens utilized a pair of Merrimack missteps to cash in two runs and let senior right-hander Ryan Covelle (Medford, Mass.) close the door in the bottom half of the inning. It all added up to a 6-4 win for the Ravens over Merrimack, in non-conference play on the campus of St. John’s Prep.
Franklin Pierce University men’s lacrosse senior midfielder Benjamin Lassow (Mansfield, Conn.) notched a hat trick (three goals) while fellow teammate and team captain Jack Carney (Dunbarton, N.H.) tallied two scores of his own as the Ravens defeated non-conference opponent Dominican (N.Y.) College 7-4 Friday afternoon at the Torne Valley Complex. With the victory, the Ravens soar to 2-0 on the young season while Chargers remain winless at 0-5.
DANVERS, Mass. (March 16, 2018) – Battling the elements on a frigid New England afternoon and, at one point, being literally battered on the mound as well, senior right-hander John Amendola (Wallingford, Conn.) kept hanging up zeroes on Friday. The only blemish came in the bottom of the third, as he otherwise spun eight innings of six-hit ball. The offense of the Franklin Pierce University baseball team evened things in the fifth, but struggled with execution for portions of the proceedings on the road against Merrimack, though the Ravens ultimately found enough to get the job done. Junior left fielder Brad Roberto (San Diego, Calif.) cashed in sophomore second baseman J.R. DiSarcina (Barnstable, Mass.) with the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth, and senior right-hander Ryan Covelle (Medford, Mass.) shut things down in the bottom half of the inning, as the Ravens dealt the Warriors a 2-1 defeat in non-conference play.
Earlier this week, the academic success of Franklin Pierce's student-athletes was briefly featured in an article in the University Business Journal.
The Franklin Pierce University women’s basketball program spent this past Saturday at the Special Olympics Unified Sports Basketball Assessment Tournament in nearby Keene, N.H.
RINDGE, N.H. (March 1, 2018) – Franklin Pierce University has had five student-athletes earn Northeast-10 Academic All-Conference honors for the fall season, as announced on Thursday by the Conference office. Senior forward Carly Canavan (Kingston, N.Y.) and junior midfielder Raegan Moulton (Baldwinville, Mass.) of the field hockey team, senior back Hamish Cadigan (Christchurch, New Zealand) and sophomore midfielder Noam Kolakofsky (Liman, Israel) of the men’s soccer team, and senior goalkeeper Casey Cook (Beverly, Mass.) of the women’s soccer team, were all honored by the league. The selected Ravens were among 84 student-athletes across seven sports honored by the Northeast-10.