2011 Merrimack Field Hockey News

Field Hockey Announces August Clinic
The Merrimack field hockey program announced its August clinic along with registration information.

Merrimack Field Hockey Hosts Alumni Day
NORTH ANDOVER, MA- The Merrimack field hockey team recently held its annual alumni game at Martone-Mejail Field April 14. The Warriors welcomed back to campus 19 former players.

Cannata, Daugherty Win Player of the Year Awards
Joe Cannata and April Daugherty won the annual Merrimack Male and Female Athletes of the Year awards, while Robbie Sabadoz and Jessica Peacock were named the Scholar Athletes of the Year.

Finalists Announced for Female Athlete of the Year; Vote Online Today
April Daugherty, Jessica Peacock and Colleen Strachan have been named finalists for the 2011-12 Merrimack Female Scholar Athlete of the Year.

#3 Field Hockey Recognized for Academic Success by NFHCA
The #3 Merrimack field hockey team has been recognized by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association for its academic success this year. The Warriors were one of 19 Division II teams to receive the Team Academic Award for sporting a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher as they garnered the distinction for the fifth-consecutive season.

Daugherty, DeLacey Garner Northeast-10 Academic All-Conference Honors
SOUTH EASTON, MA- April Daugherty and Victoria DeLacey of the #3 Merrimack field hockey team have been tabbed to the Northeast-10 Academic All-Conference squad.

Anne Rounce Named NFHCA Division II National Coach of the Year
Head coach Anne Rounce of the Merrimack field hockey team has been selected as the 2011 Division II National Coach of the Year by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association.

Watch the Field Hockey, Women's Soccer Feature Video from the 12/17 Hockey Broadcast
Watch the feature video chronicling the 2011 Merrimack field hockey and women's soccer teams. The video aired during the first intermission of the December 17 nationally-televised Merrimack hockey game.

#3 Field Hockey Produces Historical Season En Route to First-Ever Final Four
The Merrimack field hockey team posted its most successful season in program history in 2011, leaving shattered records in its wake. The Warriors posted a 17-3 overall record this fall and clinched their first-ever Northeast-10 Conference Regular Season crown with a 10-0 mark in the league.

Anne Rounce Named 2011 Dita/NFHCA Division II Regional Coach of the Year
Anne Rounce, head coach of the #3 Merrimack field hockey team, has been tabbed the 2011 Dita/NFHCA Division II Regional Coach of the Year, in an announcement made by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Wednesday.

#3 Field Hockey Earns Four Longstreth/NFHCA All-America Accolades
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – The #3 Merrimack field hockey team placed four players on the 2011 Longstreth/NFHCA Division II All-America teams, as announced Tuesday morning by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association.

Field Hockey Trio Participates in NFHCA Senior All-Star Game
Three members of the #3 Merrimack field hockey team competed in the National Field Hockey Coaches’ Association Senior All-Star Game Saturday afternoon held at Bloomsburg University.

#3 Field Hockey Poised to Face #5 Lowell in NCAA Tournament Final Four Friday
The #3 Merrimack field hockey team is making its first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance. The Warriors earned the top seed in the North Region which was accompanied by a first-round bye to the Final Four. Merrimack will take on #5 UMass Lowell November 11 at Bloomsburg University.

#3 Field Hockey Downed by #5 Lowell 3-1 in NCAA Final Four
BLOOMSBURG, PA- The #3 Merrimack field hockey team saw its historic season come to an end Friday evening, falling to #5 UMass Lowell, the defending national champions, in the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament held at Bloomsburg University.

#3 Merrimack Field Hockey Revamping Program Record Books with Stellar Season
In a season which yielded numerous awards and accolades, the Merrimack field hockey team also rewrote the program record books along the way.

Globe: Merrimack field hockey team still hungry after winning title
The #3 Merrimack field hockey team was recently featured in the Boston Globe.

Bloomsburg-Bound: #4 Field Hockey Receives First-Ever NCAA Tournament Berth, Earns Trip to Final Four
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – The #4 Merrimack field hockey team has been selected to participate in its first-ever NCAA Tournament, in an announcement made by the NCAA Monday night.

#4 Field Hockey Falls to #5 Lowell 3-2 in Northeast-10 Conference Tournament Championship
NORTH ANDOVER, MA- The #4 Merrimack field hockey team dropped a 3-2 decision to #5 UMass Lowell in the championship game of the 2011 Northeast-10 Conference Tournament Monday evening at Martone-Mejail Field.

Northeast-10 Championship Moved to Monday at 5 p.m.
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – Due to the impending storm, the Northeast-10 Field Hockey Championship has been moved to Monday at 5 p.m. at Martone-Mejail Field.

#4 Field Hockey Tops #9 American International to Reach NE-10 Tournament Title Game
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – The #4 Merrimack field hockey team defeated #9 American International 5-2 Friday evening in the semifinals of the Northeast-10 Conference Tournament at Martone-Mejail Field.

#4 Field Hockey Set for Northeast-10 Semifinal Showdown with #9 AIC on Home Turf
NORTH ANDOVER, MA- The #4 Merrimack field hockey team is geared up to face #9 American International Friday evening in the semifinals of the Northeast-10 Conference Tournament.

Daugherty, Bergquist, Rounce Earn Major NE-10 Postseason Accolades
NORTH ANDOVER, MA- April Daugherty, Kerri Bergquist and head coach Anne Rounce headlined #4 Merrimack field hockey's eight all-conference selections.

Bergquist Earns Fifth NE-10 Goalie of the Week Nod; Field Hockey Remains #4 in National Poll
NORTH ANDOVER, MA- Junior Kerri Bergquist (Mashpee, MA) has been selected as the Northeast-10 Conference Goalie of the Week for the fifth time this season.

Otis Rewards #4 Field Hockey with OT Win over Adelphi on Senior Day
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – Jen Otis (Penacook, NH) scored 4:04 into overtime to lift the #4 Merrimack field hockey team to a 1-0 victory over Adelphi Sunday afternoon at Martone-Mejail Field.

Daugherty, Bergquist Earn Northeast-10 Conference Field Hockey Weekly Honors
NORTH ANDOVER, MA- Junior April Daugherty of the #4 Merrimack field hockey team has been named the Northeast-10 Conference Player of the Week and classmate Kerri Bergquist was tabbed the Goalie of the Week, in an announcement made Tuesday afternoon by the league office.

#4 Field Hockey Clinches Share of First-Ever Northeast-10 Regular Season Crown; Tops #5 Lowell 2-1
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – The #4 Merrimack field hockey team defeated #5 UMass Lowell 2-1 Tuesday evening at Martone-Mejail Field to capture a share of its first-ever Northeast-10 Conference regular season title.

April Daugherty Interview during Intermission of MC Hockey Game 10/15

Red-Hot #4 Field Hockey Ready to Battle #5 Lowell in First-Place Showdown Tuesday
NORTH ANDOVER, MA- The #5 Merrimack field hockey team looks to extend its school-record 14-game winning streak Tuesday night as it gets set to host #4 UMass Lowell in a showdown for NE-10 first-place supremacy.

Salatto's OT Goal Gives #5 Field Hockey 2-1 Win; Set for Showdown with #4 Lowell Tuesday
SPRINGFIELD, MA - Sarah Salatto’s overtime goal gave the #5 Merrimack field hockey team a 2-1 victory at American International Saturday afternoon, extending Merrimack's school-record unbeaten streak to 14 games.

#5 Field Hockey Stands Atop First Regional Rankings
NORTH ANDOVER, MA - The #5 Merrimack field hockey team earned the top spot in the North Region as the first regional rankings were released Wednesday evening.

Daugherty Sparks #5 Field Hockey to Victory over Saint Michael’s
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – Behind a nine-point performance by April Daugherty, the #5 Merrimack field hockey team rolled to a 6-0 win over Saint Michael’s Wednesday afternoon at Martone-Mejail Field.

April Daugherty Earns NE-10 Player of the Week Honors
NORTH ANDOVER, MA- Junior April Daugherty (Wakefield, RI) of the #5 Merrimack field hockey team has been tabbed the Northeast-10 Conference Player of the Week, in an announcement made Tuesday by the league office.

Daugherty Breaks All-time Points Record as #5 Field Hockey Claims 12th Win
NORTH ANDOVER, MA– Junior April Daugherty (Wakefield, RI) became the program’s all-time career points leader with a goal and two assists as the #5 Merrimack field hockey team picked up a 5-3 victory over Franklin Pierce Thursday afternoon.

#5 Field Hockey Batters #10 Bentley, 5-1
WALTHAM, MA – The #5 Merrimack field hockey team captured its 11th-straight victory of the season Tuesday evening at #10 Bentley, just hours after attaining the highest national ranking in program history.

#6 Field Hockey Triumphs at Stonehill, 3-0
EASTON, MA – The #6 Merrimack field hockey team rolled to its 10th-straight victory of the season, downing Stonehill 3-0 Saturday afternoon on the road.

#6 Field Hockey Stymies Assumption, Rolls to 3-0 Victory
WORCESTER, MA – The #6 Merrimack field hockey team captured its ninth-straight win Wednesday evening, blanking Assumption 3-0 on the road.

Otis’ OT Tally, Hat Trick Propels #7 Field Hockey to Eighth-Straight Win
MANCHESTER, NH– Junior Jen Otis (Penacook, NH) scored 18 seconds into overtime to complete the hat trick and give the #7 Merrimack field hockey team its eighth-consecutive victory,

#7 Field Hockey Opens NE10 Slate with Five-Goal Outburst, Blanks So. Connecticut
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – Behind a hat trick from April Daugherty, the #7 Merrimack field hockey team captured its seventh-consecutive victory. The Warriors shutout Southern Connecticut State 5-0

Bergquist Earns Third-Straight Northeast-10 Goaltender of the Week Accolade
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – Junior Kerri Bergquist (Mashpee, MA) of the #7 Merrimack field hockey team garnered her third-consecutive Northeast-10 Conference Goaltender of the Week honor,

#7 Field Hockey Flies Past Franklin Pierce, Attains Highest Ranking Ever
RINDGE, NH – The Merrimack field hockey team reached #7 in the NFHCA National Poll and claimed a 4-0 victory at Franklin Pierce, all in an eight-hour span.

#8 Field Hockey Claims Fifth-Straight Victory, Downs AIC 3-0
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – The eighth-ranked Merrimack field hockey team extended its winning-streak to a program-record five games with a 3-0 victory over American International

#8 Field Hockey Stymies Saint Michael’s, Claims Fourth-Straight Victory
COLCHESTER, VT- The #8 Merrimack field hockey team cruised to a 3-0 non-league road victory over Saint Michael’s Wednesday afternoon at Duffy Field.

Bergquist Repeats as Goalie of the Week, Field Hockey Soars to #8
NORTH ANDOVER, MA- The Merrimack field hockey team debuted at #8 in the first National Field Hockey Coaches Association National Poll of the season.

Strong Start Propels Field Hockey to 4-0 Victory over #4 Stonehill
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – The Merrimack field hockey team claimed its third consecutive victory over a ranked opponent Saturday afternoon at Warrior Field with a 4-0 win over No. 4 Stonehill.

Field Hockey Ready to Battle #10 Bentley in the 2011 Home-Opener
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – Coming off of a 1-1 trip to the Keystone State to open the 2011 season, the Merrimack field hockey team returns to take on #10 Bentley in the home opener Thursday evening at Warrior Field.

Field Hockey Blanks #10 Bentley in Home Opener
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – For the second time in as many games, the Merrimack field hockey team posted a victory over a ranked opponent, stunning #10 Bentley.

Kerri Bergquist Named Northeast-10 Goaltender of the Week
NORTH EASTON, MA – Junior Kerri Bergquist (Mashpee, MA) of the Merrimack field hockey team has been tabbed the Northeast-10 Conference Goaltender of the Week, for the week ending September 4.

Field Hockey Shocks #6 East Stroudsburg in OT, Daugherty Pots Game-Winner
EAST STROUDSBURG, PA – Junior April Daugherty (Wakefield, RI) tallied her second goal of the game two minutes into overtime to give the Merrimack field hockey team its first win of the season, a 3-2 upset-victory over No. 6 East Stroudsburg.

Field Hockey Falls to #8 Indiana (Pa.) in Season Opener, 4-2
EAST STROUDSBURG, PA – The Merrimack field hockey team suffered a 4-2 setback to #8 Indiana (Pa.) Saturday to open the 2011 campaign.

Field Hockey Voted Sixth in Northeast-10 Coaches Poll
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – The Merrimack field hockey team has been picked sixth in the 2011 Northeast-10 Coaches Poll, in an announcement made Thursday by the league office.

Field Hockey Ready for 2011 Campaign
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – The Merrimack field hockey team announced its 2011 schedule on Tuesday, which begins September 3 against Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Eagle-Tribune: Waldie fired-up for Merrimack, field hockey
NORTH ANDOVER — Don't tell former North Andover star Candace Waldie that you can never come home again.