2014-15 Merrimack College Men's Basketball News

Solano Named to ECAC All-Star First Team
Warriors guard was only non-senior on the first team!

Solano Nabs NABC All-District First Team Honors
Solano adds all-district honors to an already decorated junior campaign!

Men’s Basketball Announces Bert Hammel “Elite” Basketball School
Basketball camp scheduled in July to be hosted at Merrimack College!

Solano Named to Daktronics Men’s Basketball All-Region Second Team
Warriors guard named an all-region selection after leading the NE-10 in scoring

Southern NH Runs Away from Men’s Basketball, 97-65, in NE-10 Quarterfinals
Warriors magical postseason run comes to close up in Manchester on Sunday afternoon

Southern NH Runs Away from Men’s Basketball, 97-65, in NE-10 Quarterfinals
Warriors magical postseason run comes to a close up in Manchester on Sunday afternoon

Top-Seeded Southern NH Awaits Men’s Basketball in NE-10 Quarterfinals Sunday (3 p.m.)
Warriors and Penmen will meet for the third time this season; Merrimack won previous two games

Strong First Half Pushes Men’s Basketball Past New Haven, 79-63, in NE-10 First Round
Warriors secure programs first postseason victory in five years!

Men’s Basketball Begins Postseason Play Friday Against New Haven (7 p.m.)
Warriors and Chargers to battle in the NE-10 First Round contest down in West Haven

Solano and Howes Collect NE-10 All-Conference Honors
Solano notches all-conference first team, while Howes received an all-rookie team selection

Men’s Basketball Completes Improbable Run to Postseason with 84-78 Victory vs. St. Michael’s
Warriors advance to NE-10 Championship with victory, combined with Franklin Pierce win vs. Bentley!

FROM THE E-T: Merrimack Hopes For Good Fortune In Tonight’s Finale
Troy Hammel (pictured) and the Warriors were featured in the Eagle Tribune!

Postseason Berth Within Reach for Men’s Basketball vs. Saint Michael’s Tuesday (7:30 p.m.)
Warriors need to win and have Bentley lose to qualify for the NE-10 Championship

Men’s Basketball Executes Down the Stretch, Comes Away with 68-65 Victory over Franklin Pierce
The Warriors remain in the hunt for the final playoff spot in the Northeast Division

Men’s Basketball Set to Celebrate Senior Day Against Franklin Pierce Saturday (3 p.m.)
Travonne Berry-Rogers (pictured) to be honored Saturday; Warriors still in the postseason hunt

Saint Anselm Downs Men’s Basketball, 105-81
Berry-Rogers (pictured) finished with a career-high 18 points

Critical Road Contest vs. Saint Anselm on the Docket for Men’s Basketball Wednesday
The Warriors and Hawks are set to tip at 7:30 p.m. from Manchester

Men’s Basketball Endures Setback vs. SCSU, 92-85
Warriors unable to maintain their 10-point second-half lead

Southwest-Division Leading Southern CT on Tap for Men’s Basketball Monday (5:30 p.m.)
Warriors bring in a three-game winning streack, while the Owls have won six straight

Men’s Basketball Captures Third Straight Win with 21-Point Blowout of Assumption
Solano (pictured) led the Warriors with 26 points and five three-pointers

Men’s Basketball Looks to Keep Rolling Against Assumption Saturday (3 p.m.)
Warriors sit 1.5 games out of fifth place in the division with five games remaining

Men’s Basketball Collects Much-Needed 78-61 Victory Over Bentley Tuesday Night
Merrimack now sits just 1.5 games out of a playoff spot in the Northeast Division

Men’s Basketball Faces Crucial Divisional Contest with Bentley Tuesday (7:30 p.m.)
Merrimack trails Bentley for fifth place in the division by 2.5 games

Men's Basketball Outlasts Southern NH, 85-73, to Complete Season Sweep
The Warriors are now 2-0 this season against the division leading Penmen

Men’s Basketball Hopes for Season Sweep of SNHU Saturday (3:30 p.m.)
The Warriors defeated the Penmen by 11 points earlier this season

Men’s Basketball Loses Shootout vs. Stonehill, 93-89, Wednesday Night
Despite a 40-point effort from Solano (pictured), the Warriors fell to the Skyhawks by four points

Men’s Basketball Celebrates Youth Day Over Weekend
The Warriors welcome local communities to their game vs. New Haven Saturday

Men’s Basketball Focused on Rematch at Stonehill Wednesday (7:30 p.m.)
The Skyhawks defeated the Warriors on overtime buzzer-beater in November

Basketball Monday Doubleheader vs. SCSU POSTPONED; Makeup Date Set for 2/16, Time TBA
Expected snowstorm on Monday causes postponement of games

Men’s Basketball Falls to New Haven, 60-39
Second-half drought dooms the Warriors on Saturday afternoon

Merrimack Places 264 Student-Athletes on Northeast-10 Fall 2014 Commissioner’s Honor Roll
Over 52 percent of Merrimack student-athletes posted 3.00 or higher GPA last fall!

Men’s Basketball Continues Postseason Push vs. New Haven Saturday (3 p.m.)
Merrimack currently ranks seventh in the Northeast Division (5-7)

2014-15 Merrimack Minute: Troy Hammel

Basketball Tuesday Doubleheader vs. SCSU POSTPONED until Monday, February 2
Incoming blizzard causes postponement of games

Second-Half Comeback Propels Men’s Basketball to 74-72 Victory over Adelphi
Kyle Howes (pictured) tied his career high with 17 points

Men’s Basketball Heads to Long Island for Date with Adelphi Saturday (3:30 p.m.)
The Warriors have won six of their last seven games entering Saturday

Men’s Basketball Suffers Late Loss vs. AIC, 94-92, from Hammel Court Wednesday Night
Warriors see six-game winning streak come to a close

Men’s Basketball Eyes Seventh Consecutive Win Wednesday Against AIC (7:30 p.m.)
Warriors have not lost a game in nearly six weeks

Solano Collects ECAC Player of the Week Honors
The Warriors guard scored 66 points over two games last week

FROM THE E-T: Merrimack Righting the Ship After Slow Start
The men's basketball team was featured in the Eagle Tribune this week!

Solano Named Northeast-10 Player of the Week
Warriors guard scored career-high 44 points against Saint Rose on Tuesday

Men’s Basketball Earns Five-Point Victory, 77-72, over Le Moyne; Warriors Collect Sixth Straight Win
Warriors have won six straight for the first time since 09-10 season

Men’s Basketball Shoots for Longest Winning Streak in Five Years vs. Le Moyne
Warriors hope for sixth straight victory against Le Moyne Saturday (3 p.m.)

Solano Scores Career High as Men’s Basketball Wins Fifth Straight, 104-97, Over Saint Rose
Gelvis Solano (pictured) nets career high 44 points; Warriors score 100 for first time since 2010

Men’s Basketball Battles Saint Rose Tuesday (7:30 p.m.)
Warriors look for their fifth consecutive victory

Men’s Basketball Extends Winning Streak, 87-64, vs. Pace Wednesday Night
Warriors improve season-long winning streak to four games

Men’s Basketball Looks to Keep Rolling Against Pace Wednesday (7:30 p.m.)
Warriors are currently riding a three-game winning streak

Men’s Basketball Notches First NE-10 Win, 95-84, vs. SNHU; Hammel Honored for 500th Victory
Career win 501 gives Hammel (pictured) his first conference victory of the season

Hammel to be Honored for 500th Victory as Men's Basketball Battles SNHU Saturday (3 p.m.)
Warriors enter 2015 winners of two consecutive games

Merrimack Announces Basketball Youth Days
The men’s and women’s basketball teams set to host youth days in January

FROM THE LYNN DAILY ITEM: Amenta, Berry-Rogers walk on to success at Merrimack
Travonne Berry-Rogers was featured in the Lynn Daily Item!

Merrimack S.A.A.C. Donates Toys to Lawrence Boys & Girls Club for Holidays
Members of Merrimack S.A.A.C. participated in annual Christmas community service initiative

Hammel Notches 500th Career Victory as Men’s Basketball Defeats Bloomfield, 92-74
Warriors end calendar year with back-to-back wins

Men’s Basketball Looks to Improve Undefeated Non-Conference Record This Weekend
Warriors play Wilmington (Saturday) and Bloomfield (Sunday)

Hammel Collects 499th Win as Men’s Basketball Holds On Against Wilmington, 89-82
Warriors improve to 4-0 in non-conference play

Men’s Basketball Suffers Another Close Defeat, 75-73, Against St. Michael’s
Gelvis Solano (pictured) poured in 30 points, including 20 in the first half

Men’s Basketball Aims for First NE-10 Win Against St. Michael’s Saturday (3 p.m.)
Warriors snapped five-game losing streak on Sunday vs. Dowling

FROM THE E-T: Kennedy Finds his Basketball Passion at Merrimack
James Kennedy was featured in the Eagle Tribune this week!

Berry-Rogers Scores Career High as Men’s Basketball Soars Past Dowling, 78-51
Four players score in double figures as Merrimack halts five-game losing streak

Men’s Basketball Defeated by Assumption, 71-62, Saturday Afternoon
Warriors drop fifth conference game of the season

Pair of Games on Tap for Men’s Basketball this Weekend
Warriors take on Assumption Saturday (3:30 p.m) and Dowling Sunday (4 p.m.)

Men’s Basketball Suffers Fourth Consecutive Loss, 86-79, Against Bentley
Hammel (pictured) scored a career-high 26 points

Local Rival Bentley Up Next for Men’s Basketball Wednesday Night (7:30 p.m.)
Warriors look to halt three-game losing skid

Howes Named Corvias ECAC Rookie of the Week
Warriors freshman continues to collect the weekly honors

Howes Named Northeast-10 Rookie of the Week
Freshman recorded first career double-double last week vs. St. Anselm

Men’s Basketball Suffers Four-Point Defeat, 82-78, vs. St. Anselm
Warriors comeback in second half in fifth straight contest

Men’s Basketball Sets Sights on Preseason Favorite St. Anselm Tuesday Night (7:30 p.m.)
Warriors take on Northeast-Division favorites St. Anselm in NE-10 action

Men’s Basketball Falters vs. Franklin Pierce, 76-71
Second-half comeback not enough as the Warriors can’t beat the Ravens

Men’s Basketball Plays Franklin Pierce Sunday (2 p.m.)
Warriors look to bounce back after first loss Wednesday

Men’s Basketball Suffers Buzzer-Beating Defeat to Stonehill, 91-88, in Overtime
Warriors unable to complete third straight second-half comeback

Men’s Basketball Returns Home to Battle Stonehill Wednesday Night (7:30 p.m.)
Warriors begin Northeast-10 slate against the Skyhawks

Men’s Basketball Erases 15-Point Halftime Deficit to Upset No. 14 Philadelphia, 72-69
James Kennedy (pictured) scored the game-winning bucket with 22 seconds left to play

Second-Half Comeback Propels Men’s Basketball Past Holy Family, 71-55, Friday Night
Warriors trailed by nine at halftime before racing past the Tigers

Men’s Basketball Travels to Waltham for Bentley Tip-Off Classic this Weekend
Warriors play Holy Family and No. 14 Philadelphia in non-conference action

2014-15 Men’s Basketball Season Preview
Warriors will lean on junior class in 2014-15

Merrimack Sports Network Unveils 2014-15 Winter Broadcasting Schedule
Athletic Department to broadcast every home basketball game FREE this season!

Merrimack College Kicks Off 2014-15 Basketball Season with Midnight Madness
The basketball programs celebrated the new season in front of a packed Hammel Court on Friday night

Men’s Basketball Tabbed Sixth in Northeast Division of NE-10 Preseason Coaches’ Poll
Preseason projections peg the Warriors for sixth place

Merrimack Once Again among Top Schools Nationwide in Academic Success Rate
Athletic Department ranked 21st nationally with ASR of 91%

Merrimack Announces 2014-15 Men's Basketball Schedule, Ticket Information
Twelve games at Hammel Court highlight 14-15 season

Merrimack Athletics Announces 2014 Ultimate Warrior Fall Schedule, Rewards
First Ultimate Warrior events of 2014-15 are Thursday/Friday M/W soccer home games (7 p.m.)

Forty-Eight Merrimack Student-Athletes Earn D2ADA Academic Achievement Award
Warriors well represented in compilation of student-athletes with 3.5 or higher GPA

Introducing the New Merrimack Athletics Social Media Directory
Follow your favorite teams’ brand-new Twitter accounts for updates throughout the year!

Support Men's Basketball; Sign Up for the President’s Golf Cup Today!
Proceeds at President’s Cup to benefit men's basketball program

Men’s Basketball to Welcome Four Newcomers for 2014-15 Season
Head coach Bert Hammel is pleased to welcome three freshmen, one transfer to squad

Merrimack Athletics Welcomes Class of 2018 to Campus during Orientation Week
Athletic Department welcomed over 900 future Warriors to campus with special presentation

Merrimack Places Five on Northeast-10 Spring Academic All-Conference Teams
Men’s Lacrosse, softball, men’s and women’s tennis represented on all-academic list

Merrimack Places 221 on Northeast-10 Conference Spring Commissioner’s Honor Roll
Merrimack tied for first in NE-10 with 15 student-athletes who finished with 4.0 GPAs

Merrimack College Places Fourth in NE-10 Presidents' Cup Standings
Athletic Department enjoys best finish in nine years as part of incredible 2013-14 academic year

Merrimack Earns Division II Presidents' Award for Academic Excellence
Merrimack Athletics posts four-year Academic Success Rate (ASR) of 90 percent

Merrimack College Celebrates Class of 2014 at Commencement Sunday
Former men's soccer player Kennedy Ndamba delivered undergraduate Commencement Speech