RINDGE, N.H. (February 23, 2017) – Senior goaltender Shannon O’Neil (Tewksbury, Mass.) of the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team has been named New England Hockey Conference Goaltender of the Year, as announced on Thursday morning by the Conference office. O’Neil was also named to the All-NEHC First Team, while junior forward Alex Brolsma (Bloomington, Minn.) landed on the All-NEHC Third Team and freshman forward Meg Gilbride (Braintree, Mass.) was selected to the NEHC All-Rookie Team.
WINCHENDON, Mass. (February 22, 2017) – Despite piling up a 31-13 advantage in shots on goal over the first two periods, the third-seeded Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team headed for the third period stuck in a 1-1 tie with fifth-seeded Saint Michael’s on Wednesday night at Jason Ritchie Ice Arena. Senior forward Marisa Ketterman (Palmer, Alaska) needed just 42 seconds in the final stanza to rectify the situation, as she put home the game-winning goal off a faceoff to help pull the Ravens to a 3-1 win in the first round of the New England Hockey Conference Open Tournament.
WORCESTER, Mass. (February 18, 2017) – Facing an early-afternoon road start less than 16 hours removed from the conclusion of Friday’s Senior Night festivities, the offense for the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team came up empty on Saturday at Holy Cross, in the regular-season finale for both squads. The Ravens were outshot 36-14 on the day, as they suffered a 3-0 defeat in New England Hockey Conference play at Hart Recreation Center. Sophomore forward Sam Girard scored the game-winning goal and later added an assist for Holy Cross.
WINCHENDON, Mass. (February 11, 2017) – It was just the third goal of her senior season, and she scored it on Senior Night. More impressive still, it came in the third period and would stand as the game-winning goal in the final regular-season home game for her and her eight fellow seniors. It was a storybook moment on Friday night at the Jason Ritchie Ice Arena for senior forward Nina Danforth (Stratford, Conn.), who swatted home a rebound 5:28 into the third period to break a 3-3 tie and lift the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team to a 4-3 victory over visiting Castleton. Fellow senior forwards Michelle Holmes (Goffstown, N.H.) (1-1-2) and Lanie Matsumoto (Fort Collins, Colo.) (0-2-2) had two points each for the Ravens in the New England Hockey Conference contest.
Women's soccer scored a big win on Saturday, with a 1-0 triumph at No. 6 nationally ranked Adelphi. On Monday, our Tyler Aragao sat down with senior goalkeeper Casey Cook to discuss the victory and take a look ahead at the rest of the season, as the team searches for an NCAA berth. Cook also challenged her own coach's dance supremacy.
Ravens swimming is four meets deep into its first season of competition. On Monday, our Matt Janik sat down with head coach Brian Fazzino to discuss building a program and culture from scratch, the team's performance thus far, and coach's inner band geek.
Our favorite shots from the week that was in Raven Nation. Photos from Oct. 9 through Oct. 15, 2017.
RINDGE, N.H. (October 17, 2017) -- The Franklin Pierce University cross country and track & field program led the charge in a pair of community engagement events over the weekend, lending their time and support to both a local Color Run and a Breast Cancer Walk.