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#2 Top-10 Moments of 2012-13: Field Hockey Returns to NCAA Final Four
Warriors repeated as NE-10 regular season champions in historic 2012 campaign

Rounce Welcomes Andrea Slaven to Field Hockey Coaching Staff
Former Saint Michael's College star joins field hockey coaching staff for the fall of 2013

April Daugherty Named Merrimack Female Athlete of the Year
Candace Waldie named Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Nine Fall Student-Athletes Crack NE-10 Academic All-Conference Team
Merrimack fourth-most represented NE-10 school on Fall Academic All-Conference Team

Field Hockey Boasts Eight NFHCA National Academic Squad Members
Eight Warriors achieved first-semester GPAs of 3.30 or higher to earn spots on National Academic Squad

Field Hockey Earns NFHCA National Academic Team Award
Field hockey tabbed a 2012 Gladiator by SGI / NFHCA Division II National Academic Team Award recipient

Field Hockey to Host April Clinic
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. - The Merrimack College field hockey team will hold its annual Field Hockey Clinic on Sunday, April 28, 2013, as announced by head coach Anne Rounce.

Field Hockey’s Dramatic 2-1 Road Win at UML Ranked #2 First-Half Moment
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – After a dramatic, 2-1 road victory at Northeast-10 Conference rival UMass-Lowell on a chilly Tuesday night on Oct. 16, the Merrimack field hockey team’s regular season-clinching victory against the River Hawks has been voted the No. 2 First-Half Moment of the 2012-13 Academic Year.

Waldie Tabbed Collegiate Women Sports Award Finalist
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – After rewriting the program record books en route to posting arguably the best single season in Merrimack field hockey history, junior forward Candace Waldie (North Andover, Mass.) has been selected as a 2012-13 Division II Women’s Athlete of the Year Finalist, as announced by the Collegiate Women Sports Awards (CWSA) today.

Return to Final Four Highlights Phenomenal Field Hockey Campaign
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – A year ago, the Merrimack College field hockey team opened up eyes across the country after posting what was, at the time, the greatest campaign in program history, one that included the team's first-ever Northeast-10 Conference regular season title, as well as a trip to the NCAA Final Four.

2012 Merrimack Field Hockey Recap Video
Check out this special season highlight video produced by head coach Anne Rounce!

Six Warriors Named to Longstreth/NFHCA DII All-American Teams
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Several members of the seventh-ranked Merrimack field hockey team earned the highest postseason accolade possible on Tuesday, as six players were named to the Longstreth/NFHCA Division II All-American Teams, the association announced today.

NCAA FINAL FOUR: No. 7 Merrimack Battles No. 4 UMass-Lowell in National Semifinals Friday
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Looking to advance to the program’s first-ever NCAA National Championship game, the No. 7 Merrimack field hockey team returns to the NCAA Final Four for the second straight season to take on nearby rival and familiar foe No. 4 UMass-Lowell in the NCAA Semifinals on Friday afternoon at the Cushing Complex on the campus of UMass-Lowell.

#7 Warriors Stymied by #4 River Hawks, Suffer 2-0 Season-Ending Defeat in NCAA Semifinals
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – The fourth-ranked UMass-Lowell River Hawks tacked on a late goal in both halves, and that was all goalkeeper Melanie Hopkins would need to post her second consecutive shutout against the No. 7 Merrimack field hockey team, as the Warriors saw their season come to an end in the NCAA Final Four Semifinals for the second straight year after suffering a 2-0 defeat at the hands of the River Hawks on Friday evening at the Cushing Athletic Complex.

Field Hockey Featured as Team Spotlight on WBIN Friday
The Merrimack field hockey team was featured as the Merrimack team spotlight on WBIN Friday.

#8 Field Hockey Edges Bentley, 3-2, in NCAA First Round; Final Four Bound!
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – The No. 8 Merrimack field hockey team exploded for two goals and 20 shots in the second half, and despite a late goal by the visitors, the Warriors would hold on to down Bentley University, 3-2, in the NCAA First Round on Saturday night at Martone-Mejail Field, clinching the program’s second consecutive trip to the Final Four next weekend.

April Daugherty WGAM Intermission Interview
Field hockey senior April Daugherty featured in WGAM Intermission Interview.

No. 8 Merrimack Hosts No. 9 Bentley in NCAA First Round Saturday; Free Webcast Available
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Looking to return to the NCAA Division II Field Hockey Final Four for the second consecutive season, the eighth-ranked Merrimack field hockey team will open up the NCAA Tournament with a First Round matchup against Northeast-10 Conference rival and ninth-ranked Bentley on Saturday evening. First whistle from Martone-Mejail Field is set for 6:30 p.m.

Bergquist, Daugherty, Otis Selected to Participate in NFHCA Senior Game
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Three members of the eighth-ranked Merrimack field hockey team’s senior class were selected to participate in the 2012 National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division II North/South Senior Game, the association announced Tuesday afternoon.

No. 4 Field Hockey to Host No. 9 Bentley in NCAA First Round Saturday
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – The No. 4 Merrimack field hockey team learned its NCAA Tournament destination this afternoon, as the Warriors were slotted to play Northeast-10 Conference rival and ninth-ranked Bentley in the First Round on Saturday, Nov. 3, the NCAA announced Monday afternoon by means of its Division II Field Hockey Selection Show.

#4 Field Hockey Drops 1-0 Decision to #6 UMass-Lowell in NE-10 Championship Final
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – In a battle of one of the nation’s top defenses against one of the most prolific offensive units, No. 6 UMass-Lowell’s outstanding backline kept the No. 4 Merrimack field hockey team at bay, as the River Hawks made an early first-half goal hold through the entirety of the match en route to claiming the 2012 Northeast-10 Tournament Championship, 1-0, on a rainy and windy Sunday afternoon at Martone-Mejail Field.

No. 4 Merrimack Punches Ticket to NE-10 Finals with 6-0 Win Over Adelphi
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Guided by a pair of first-half goals and a game-high five points from senior forward April Daugherty (Wakefield, R.I.), the fourth-ranked and top-seeded Merrimack field hockey team downed visiting fourth-seeded Adelphi, 6-0, in the Northeast-10 Conference Tournament Semifinals on Saturday afternoon at Martone-Mejail Field.

Candace Waldie WGAM Interview

Bergquist Repeats as Goalkeeper of the Year; MC Leads NE-10 with Five First-Team Members
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – For the second consecutive year, Merrimack field hockey senior goalkeeper Kerri Bergquist (Mashpee, Mass.) has earned the enormous honor of being tabbed the league’s best netminder, earning the Northeast-10 Conference Goalkeeper of the Year Award as the league announced its year-end wards on Tuesday afternoon.

No. 4 Field Hockey Set to Host 2012 NE-10 Final Four
The regular-season champion No. 4 Merrimack field hockey team will serve as host for the NE-10 Tournament this Saturday and Sunday. Click here for details!

Waldie, Daugherty Lift No. 7 Warriors to 3-0 Regular-Season Finale Win at Adelphi
GARDEN CITY, N.Y. – Junior forward Candace Waldie (North Andover, Mass.) and senior forward April Daugherty (Wakefield, R.I.) scored the game’s only goals, as the No. 7 Merrimack field hockey team wrapped up the 2012 regular season with a 3-0 Northeast-10 Conference road victory over Adelphi on Saturday afternoon at Motamed Field.

Daugherty Propels #7 Warriors Over #5 UML as Warriors Clinch NE-10 Regular-Season Title
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Trailing by a goal, 1-0, after the first half, senior forward April Daugherty (Wakefield, R.I.) scored two goals three minutes apart to lift the seventh-ranked Merrimack field hockey team to arguably its biggest victory in recent memory, a 2-1 decision, on the road against No. 5 UMass-Lowell on Tuesday night at Cushing Field.

Bergquist Notches Fourth NE-10 Goalkeeper of the Week Award of 2012
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – After helping the seventh-ranked Merrimack field hockey team post a 3-0 week, including a shutout against conference foe Stonehill last Monday, senior goalkeeper Kerri Bergquist (Mashpee, Mass.) has earned her fourth Northeast-10 Conference Goalkeeper of the Week award, the league announced Tuesday afternoon.

No. 7 Field Hockey Takes Down AIC, 4-1, on Senior Day
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Led by a hat trick from junior Candace Waldie (North Andover, Mass.) and a four-point day from senior April Daugherty (Wakefield, R.I.), the No. 7 Merrimack field hockey team picked up a 4-1 victory over visiting AIC in a Northeast-10 Conference showdown on Senior Day at Martone-Mejail Field.

Seventh-Ranked Warriors Win Defensive Battle, 2-1, at Saint Michael’s
COLCHESTER, Vt. – After finding itself down a goal early in the first half, the Merrimack field hockey team fought back to take a one-score lead that it would never relinquish, fighting through cold temperatures and light rain to down Saint Michael’s College, 2-1, on the road in a key Northeast-10 Conference showdown on Wednesday afternoon in Colchester, Vt.

Jen Otis Garners NE-10 Player of the Week Honors
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – After leading the Merrimack field hockey team on the offensive side of the field during its three-win week, senior midfielder Jen Otis (Penacook, N.H.) has earned Northeast-10 Conference Player of the Week honors, the league announced Wednesday afternoon.

No. 7 Merrimack Erupts for Four Second-Half Goals in 5-0 Victory over Stonehill
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Leading by just a goal, 1-0, heading into the break, the No. 7 Merrimack field hockey team scored four uncontested markers to pick up a pivotal 5-0 Northeast-10 Conference victory against Stonehill College on Monday afternoon at Martone-Mejail Field.

Seven Different Warriors Score in 8-1 Victory Over FPU
RINDGE, N.H – Seven different players found the back of the cage, propelling the No. 7 Merrimack field hockey team to a convincing 8-1 road victory over Northeast-10 Conference foe Franklin Pierce on Thursday night at Sodexo Field in Rindge, N.H.

Waldie, Otis Lift #7 Warriors to 3-2 Overtime Thriller Over Bentley
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. - After surrendering the tying goal with less than a minute to play in regulation, junior forward Candace Waldie (North Andover, Mass.) buried a cross from senior Jen Otis (Penacook, N.H.), propelling the No. 7 Merrimack field hockey team to a thrilling 3-2 overtime victory over Bentley in an important Northeast-10 Conference showdown on Tuesday night at Martone-Mejail Field.

Daugherty’s Hat Trick Propels No. 6 Merrimack to 5-3 Bounce-Back Win at Stonehill
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Down by a goal with less than 20 minutes to play, the No. 6 Merrimack field hockey team scored the final three tallies of the match, propelling the Warriors to a pivotal 5-3 bounce-back victory over Stonehill on Saturday afternoon in Easton, Mass.

Assumption Hands No. 6 Merrimack 2-1 Upset Setback
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Down by a goal late in the second half, the No. 6 Merrimack field hockey team threw everything it had at Assumption, but the Warriors would ultimately fall, 2-1, in upset fashion as the visiting Greyhounds managed to hang on to hand the home side a stunning loss on Wednesday night at Martone-Mejail Field.

Bergquist, Dunbar Earn Weekly NE-10 Recognition
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – After backstopping a defensive unit that posted four consecutive shutouts en route to a three-win week, Merrimack field hockey members Sarah Dunbar (Hubbardston, Mass.) and Kerri Bergquist (Masphee, Mass.) have been named the Northeast-10 Conference Defensive Player and Goalkeeper of the Week, respectively, the league announced Tuesday afternoon.

No. 8 Merrimack Picks Up 4-2 Win Over Saint A's
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Trailing by a goal early in the first half, the No. 8 Merrimack field hockey team reeled off three unanswered tallies to down Saint Anselm, 4-2, on Sunday afternoon at Martone-Mejail Field.

No. 8 Field Hockey Picks Up First Conference Win, 4-0, Over SCSU
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Guided by five points and two goals from junior Candace Waldie (North Andover, Mass.), a balanced attack and stout defense led the eighth-ranked Merrimack field hockey team to its sixth consecutive victory – and fourth straight shutout – by a 4-0 margin over Southern Connecticut State on Thursday night in New Haven, Conn.

Waldie, Bergquist Net Weekly NE-10 Honors
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – After helping Merrimack post an undefeated, two-win week to extend its current win streak to four games, junior forward Candace Waldie (North Andover, Mass.) and senior goalkeeper Kerri Bergquist (Mashpee, Mass.) have been named the Northeast-10 Conference Player and Goalkeeper of the Week, respectively.

No. 8 Merrimack Cruises in Win Over Franklin Pierce, 6-0
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Propelled by a career-high three-goal performance from junior Jessica Otis (Pittsford, N.Y.), the No. 8 Merrimack field team picked up a 6-0 victory at home against Franklin Pierce on a blustery and rainy Tuesday night at Martone-Mejail Field.

Daugherty, Otis Lead Warriors Past AIC, 6-0, Saturday Afternoon
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Guided by a pair of scores from seniors April Daugherty (Wakefield, R.I.) and Jen Otis (Penacook, N.H.), the No. 7 Merrimack field hockey team cruised past AIC, 6-0, on Saturday afternoon in Springfield, Mass.

Waldie’s School-Record Six Goals Lead No. 7 Warriors to 7-0 Victory over Saint Michael’s
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Junior forward Candace Waldie (North Andover, Mass.) found the back of the cage on a career-high six occasions, propelling the No. 7 Merrimack field hockey team to a 7-0 shutout in its home opener against Saint Michael’s on Wednesday afternoon at Martone-Mejail Field.

Bergquist Named NE-10 Goalkeeper of the Week
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – After recording double-digit saves for the third consecutive contest to help the Merrimack field hockey team earn a 4-1 win over 10th-ranked Bentley last Thursday, senior goalkeeper Kerri Bergquist (Mashpee, Mass.) has been named the Northeast-10 Conference Goalkeeper of the Week, the league announced Tuesday.

No. 5 Merrimack Tops 10th-ranked Bentley, 4-1
WALTHAM, Mass. – Junior defender Sarah Dunbar (Hubbardston, Mass.) scored two goals and the No. 5 Merrimack field hockey team downed 10th-ranked Bentley, 4-1, on Thursday night in the first of two matchups between the two Northeast-10 Conference rivals this season.

Warriors travel to No. 10 Bentley for Non-Conference Battle Thursday Night
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – After splitting its first two games of the 2012 season last weekend, the Merrimack field hockey team travels to nearby Northeast-10 Conference rival and 10th-ranked Bentley for a Thursday night, non-conference showdown. Game time is set for 7 p.m.

Daugherty Garners First Player of the Week Honor of 2012 Season
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – After tallying a hat trick and totaling eight points over the span of two days, Merrimack field hockey senior April Daugherty (Wakefield, R.I.) earned the first Northeast-10 Player of the Week Award for the 2012 season, the conference announced Wednesday.

Daugherty’s Hat Trick Pushes No. 5 Merrimack Past No. 9 East Stroudburg
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – With the match tied at 2-2 after 35 minutes of play, senior forward April Daugherty (Wakefield, R.I.) tallied two goals in a three-minute span, propelling the Merrimack field hockey team to a 4-3 road win over ninth-ranked East Stroudsburg on Sunday afternoon.

#5 Warriors Set to Open 2012 at No. 1 West Chester, No. 9 East Stroudsburg This Weekend
Entering the season ranked fifth in the nation, the Merrimack field hockey team begins the 2012 campaign against a pair of formidable foes, starting with a trip to top-ranked and defending national champion West Chester for a Saturday (Sept. 1) afternoon showdown. Game time is set for 1 p.m.

Top-ranked West Chester Downs No. 5 Field Hockey, 5-1
WEST CHESTER, Pa. – Reigning national champion and preseason top-ranked West Chester ripped off five straight goals en route to a 5-1 victory against the fifth-ranked Merrimack field hockey team Saturday afternoon, as the Warriors dropped their first contest of the 2012 season.

Field Hockey Tabbed Second in NE-10 Preseason Coaches Poll
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Fresh off its winningest season in school history that included both its first-ever Northeast-10 Conference regular season title and a trip to the NCAA Final Four, the Merrimack field hockey team was picked to finish second in the NE-10, as the conference unveiled the 2012 Coaches Preseason Poll Thursday morning.

Warriors Ranked Fifth in Penn Monto / NFHCA Preseason Poll
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – With the 2012 season less than two weeks away, the Merrimack field hockey team earned its first preseason recognition by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA), as the Warriors earned a No. 5 preseason ranking in the first official coaches poll of the season, the organization announced Tuesday.

Field Hockey Kicks Off Camp Friday
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – With preseason expectations higher than ever before, the Merrimack field hockey team and fifth-year head coach Anne Rounce officially kicked off what promises to be an exciting 2012 campaign with the team's return to campus on Friday.

Field Hockey Setting Sights High After Record Breaking 2011
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – Reigning Division II National Coach of the Year Anne Rounce announced the Warriors 2012 schedule on Tuesday.