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Douglas Searl Named Northeast-10 Conference Player of the Week
Searl (pictured) played a significant role in the Warriors' victory over Adelphi

Merrimack Men’s Soccer Travels to Northeast-10 Opponent Adelphi on Saturday
Warriors look to start off 1-0 in 2013 NE-10 campaign

Men's Soccer Edges Past Adelphi, 2-1, Saturday night
Sophomore Doug Searl's two goals led Merrimack to victory Saturday

No. 17 Merrimack College Men’s Soccer Travels to Face Molloy on Tuesday
The Warriors look to improve its season to 2-1 overall

Men’s Soccer Posts Road Shutout Win at Molloy, 1-0, Tuesday Night
Merrimack notches second straight victory, improves to 2-1 on young season

No. 17 Men’s Soccer Hosts Bloomfield College in Day 2 of the Marriott Kickoff Classic
Warriors look for its first win of the season on Saturday

Late Goal Pushes No.17 Merrimack Men's Soccer Past Bloomfield, 1-0
Ryan Miller scores game winner in the 82nd minute from Philippe Jean Baptiste

No. 17 Men’s Soccer Opens Marriott Kickoff Classic vs. Dominican Thursday Night
Warriors back on the pitch after qualifying for first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance last fall

No. 17 Men's Soccer Drops One-Goal Decision to Dominican, 1-0
Warriors open 2013 with a tough-luck loss, will return to action Saturday vs. Bloomfield

2013 Merrimack Men's Soccer Preview
Men's soccer look to embark on another Northeast-10 Championship

Merrimack Ranked Third in NE-10 Coaches' Preseason Poll
Warriors positioned third in Northeast-10 Coaches' Preseason Poll

Men’s Soccer Welcomes Team IMPACT Partner Brady to Program Saturday
Head coach Tony Martone (right) welcomed Team IMPACT partner Brady (left) to the program Saturday night

Fall Preseason Camps Underway On Campus
Men's and women's soccer, field hockey and volleyball all begin preseason camps

Men’s Soccer Cracks Preseason NSCAA National Rankings at No. 17
Merrimack one of just two NE-10 schools represented in preseason national rankings

#1 Moment of 2012-13: Men’s Soccer’s First-Ever NCAA Tournament Berth, Victory
The Warriors earned their first NCAA Tournament appearance in 43 years last fall

Ronald Ried Named Merrimack Male Rookie of the Year
Pena named runner-up for Male Athlete of the Year

Lemus Pena Inks Deal with New England Force
NSCAA All-American and leading scorer to join New England Force professional team

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

Men’s Soccer Holds Year-End Banquet; Announces Team Awards, 2013 Captains
The men's soccer team announced its year-end awards and unveiled the 2013 captains Thursday night

Men's Soccer to Host Boys & Girls Clinic April 15-18
Join head coach Tony Martone and prepare for your spring season and travel soccer tryouts!

Men’s Soccer’s First-Ever NCAA Tournament Win Voted Top First-Half Moment
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Already the darlings of Merrimack College’s 2012 fall season, the men’s soccer team can head into the offseason knowing their historic season and run to the NCAA Tournament did not go unnoticed, as the Warriors’ first-ever NCAA Tournament victory was voted the top first-half moment of the 2012-13 Academic Year.

Where Are They Now? Burokas Continues to Shine On and Off Soccer Field
While most players stop playing after they graduate, for Evan Burokas (Auburn, MA) the conclusion of his senior season in the fall of 2011 did not mean the end of his soccer career. With hopes of continuing his career professionally, Burokas searched for professional playing options both locally and internationally. With the help of Merrimack head coach Tony Martone, Burokas found semi-professional team that was forming right in his own back yard.

NE-10 Regular-Season Title, First NCAA Tourney Berth Highlight Men’s Soccer Campaign
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – The Merrimack men’s soccer team has had the great fortune of being guided by one of the most experienced and winningest leaders in the history of Division II soccer. But for all of the 30 years and three previous decades that head coach Tony Martone roamed the sidelines for the Navy and Gold, there had always been that one accomplishment missing from his coaching resume: a trip to the Division II NCAA Tournament.

Martone Named NSCAA Regional Coach of the Year
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – After guiding the Merrimack men’s soccer team to its greatest campaign ever in the 42-year history of the program – including a Northeast-10 Conference regular season championship, a berth in the NE-10 Championship finals, and the program’s first-ever appearance in the NCAA Division II Tournament – head coach Tony Martone has earned the prestigious honor of being named the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Division II East Regional Coach of the Year, as announced today.

Silva Named NSCAA First-Team All-American; Lemus Pena Second-Team All-American
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Two members of the Merrimack men’s soccer team garnered prestigious postseason accolades on Tuesday, as sophomore goalkeeper Jose Silva (Northborough, Mass.) and senior striker Franklin Lemus Pena (Revere, Mass.) were tabbed All-Americans by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), the association announced today.

Four Warriors Named to NSCAA All-East Region Team
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – After helping guide the Merrimack men's soccer team to arguably its best season in program history, four student-athletes earned the prestigious recognition by the region’s coaches for their efforts, as the quartet of Jose Silva (Northborough, Mass.), Franklin Lemus Pena (Revere, Mass.), Alejandro Fuchs (Caracas, Venezuela) and Ronald Ried (Schwendi, Germnay) was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-East Region Team, as announced Monday.

Men's Soccer Profiled on Merrimack Hockey National TV Broadcast
The Merrimack men's soccer team was featured as the Merrimack Team Spotlight during the hockey TV broadcast on November 23.

Three Warriors Named to Daktronics Division II All-East Region Team
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – After helping guide the Merrimack men’s soccer team to one of its best season in program history, three players – sophomore goalkeeper Jose Silva (Northborough, Mass.) and seniors Franklin Lemus Pena (Revere, Mass.) and Olof Lindhe (Stockholm, Sweden) earned recognition for their fantastic seasons, as the trio was named to the Daktronics Division II All-East Region Team, the association announced Tuesday.

Men's, Women's Soccer Earn NSCAA Team Academic Award
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Fresh off another pair of extremely successful seasons on the playing field, the Merrimack men’s and women’s soccer programs earned enormous academic distinctions on Friday, as both teams earned the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team Academic Award for the 2011-12 academic year, the organization announced Friday.

#16 Men's Soccer Set For NCAA Second Round Showdown at #10 Southern NH
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Fresh off the program’s first-ever NCAA Tournament victory against Franklin Pierce on Friday night at Larkin Field, the No. 16 Merrimack men’s soccer team will put its season on the line and look to defeat a 10th-ranked Southern New Hampshire squad for the first time in three tries, as the Warriors and Penmen face off in the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday afternoon in Manchester, N.H. First whistle is set for 3 p.m.

No. 16 Men's Soccer's Historic Season Comes to Heartbreaking Close in 1-0 Loss at SNHU
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – The 16th-ranked Merrimack men’s soccer battled valiantly after being forced to play shorthanded for about a half hour, but a controversial penalty kick goal proved to be the difference, as 10th-ranked Southern New Hampshire edged the Warriors, 1-0, in the NCAA Tournament Second Round on Sunday afternoon at Larkin Field.

NCAA TOURNAMENT: #16 Men's Soccer Looks For First-Ever NCAA Win vs. Franklin Pierce
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – After earning the program’s first-ever NCAA Tournament berth earlier this week, the No. 16 Merrimack men’s soccer team opens tournament play on the road against a familiar foe in Northeast-10 Conference rival Franklin Pierce in a First Round showdown on Friday night on the campus of Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, N.H. First whistle is set for 6 p.m.

Fuchs’ Header in 85th Minute Lifts Warriors to First-Ever NCAA Victory over Franklin Pierce
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Despite being outshot by a 14-0 margin heading into the final 10 minutes of play, the No. 16 Merrimack men’s college team bent but did not break over the first 84:30 of regulation, and that patience paid off, as senior captain Alejandro Fuchs (Caracas, Venezuela) headed home the game’s only goal on a corner kick in the 85th minute to keep the Warriors’ historic season alive with a stunning 1-0 victory over Franklin Pierce in the NCAA Tournament First Round on Friday night at Larkin Field in Manchester, N.H.

Franklin Lemus Pena Featured on WBIN Broadcast Friday
Franklin Pena was featured as the Merrimack Student-Athlete Spotlight during Merrimack's hockey broadcast on Friday on WBIN

A Look Back at Homecoming Weekend
Courtesy of Atomic Lizard Services, here is a look back at a memorable Homecoming Weekend at Merrimack College.

MERRIMACK MEN’S SOCCER EARNS FIRST-EVER NCAA TOURNAMENT BERTH
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – For the first time in the history of Merrimack men’s soccer, the Warriors have been selected to participate in the 35-team NCAA Division II Men’s Soccer Tournament, the organization announced by means of the tournament’s Selection Show on Monday night.

#12 Men's Soccer Drops 2-1 Heartbreaker in NE-10 Finals to #15 SNHU
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – The No. 12 Merrimack men’s soccer team tied up the contest with a quick goal less than three minutes into the second half, but the visiting 15th-ranked Southern New Hampshire Penmen rallied to retake the lead moments later, as the Warriors saw their historic 13-game unbeaten streak come to a heartbreaking end after falling in the Northeast-10 Championship Finals, 2-1, on Sunday afternoon at Martone-Mejail Field.

Alejandro Fuchs WGAM Interview - 11/3/12
Merrimack men's soccer senior Alejandro Fuchs featured in WGAM Intermission Interview.

Searl’s Strike Sends No. 12 Warriors to NE-10 Finals with 1-0 Blanking of Franklin Pierce
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Freshman forward Douglas Searl (Westford, Mass.) scored the most important goal of his young career – and third of the season – in the 19th minute, and that would be all the No. 12 Merrimack men’s soccer team would need, as the top-seeded Warriors edged fifth-seeded Franklin Pierce, 1-0, in Northeast-10 Championship Semifinal action on Friday night at Martone-Mejail Field

Lemus Pena Named NE-10 Player of the Year; Silva, Martone Also Garner League Honors
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – After leading the way offensively for a team that was picked to finish sixth in the preseason but wound up in first, Merrimack men’s soccer senior forward Franklin Lemus Pena (Revere, Mass.) was named the Northeast-10 Conference Player of the Year on Thursday, as the league announced its end-of-year awards.

Merrimack Men's, Women’s Soccer Open up NE-10 Championship Wednesday at Home
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – After earning the program’s first Northeast-10 Conference regular-season championship since 1997, the 12th-ranked Merrimack men’s soccer team will open up the NE-10 Championship on Wednesday afternoon, as the top-seeded Warriors will play host to the eighth-seeded AIC Yellow Jackets in the NE-10 Championship Quarterfinals at Martone-Mejail Field at 7 p.m.

Second-Half Surge Propels No. 12 Men's Soccer Past AIC in NE-10 Quarterfinals
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – With both teams scoreless at the break, the 12th-ranked and top-seeded Merrimack men’s soccer team scored twice in the span of five minutes en route to a second-half surge of three goals in 15 minutes to help the Warriors down eighth-seeded AIC, 3-1, in the Northeast-10 Championship Quarterfinals on Wednesday night at Martone-Mejail Field.

Lemus Pena Propels Warriors to 4-0 Win, Clinching NE-10 Regular-Season Title
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Led by two goals from senior forward Franklin Lemus Pena (Revere, Mass.), the No. 16 Merrimack men’s soccer team cruised to a 4-0 victory against Saint Rose in their Northeast-10 regular-season finale, as the Warriors clinched the Northeast-10 Regular Season title and the top seed for the upcoming NE-10 Tournament on Senior Night at Martone-Mejail Field.

Silva Earns Gutsy Eighth Shutout as No. 16 Warriors Top Saint Mike’s, 2-0
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – First-year sophomore goalkeeper Jose Silva (Northborough, Mass.) turned aside seven shutouts for his eighth shutout of the season, as the No. 16 Merrimack men’s soccer team extended its season-high unbeaten streak to 10 straight games, downing Saint Michael’s Co

Lindhe Leads Warriors to 1-0 Blanking at Bentley
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Senior Olof Lindhe (Stockholm, Sweden) scored the game’s only goal in the 33rd minute, as the No. 25 Merrimack men’s soccer team ran up its unbeaten streak nine straight games, as the Warriors downed Bentley, 1-0, in Northeast-10 Conference action on Saturday afternoon in Waltham, Mass.

No. 25 Men's Soccer Plays to 1-1 Draw With Le Moyne
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – After both teams were held scoreless in the first 82 minutes of action, the No. 25 Merrimack men’s soccer team and Le Moyne combined to score the game’s only two goals – one apiece – in the last seven minutes of regulation, as the Warriors were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw with the Dolphins in a Northeast-10 Conference matchup on Wednesday afternoon at Ted Grant Field.

Ried Named Northeast-10 Conference Rookie of the Week
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – After scoring the game-winning goal in the Merrimack men’s soccer team’s 1-0 blanking of Northeast-10 Conference foe Assumption on Saturday, freshman back Ronald Ried (Schwendi, Germany) has earned the NE-10 Rookie of the Week honors, the league announced Monday afternoon.

Ried's First Career Goal Lifts Warriors Over Assumption, 1-0
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Freshman back Ronald Ried (Schwendi, Germany) headed home his first collegiate goal in the 52nd minute, and that was all the Merrimack men’s soccer team would need en route to its seventh consecutive victory – a 1-0 decision – against Northeast-10 Conference foe Assumption College on Saturday afternoon at Martone-Mejail Field.

Searl Posts Game-Winner in Merrimack’s 1-0 Victory at Franklin Pierce
RINDGE, N.H. – Freshman back Douglas Searl (Westford, Mass.) scored the game’s only goal in the 79th minute, propelling the Merrimack men’s soccer team to its sixth straight victory, as the Warriors posted a 1-0 decision on the road against Franklin Pierce in a pivotal Northeast-10 Conference showdown on Wednesday night in Rindge, N.H.

Merrimack to Honor Steve McAuliffe (’98) During Saturday Home Match
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Returning home for the first time since Sept. 15, the Merrimack men’s soccer team will kick off a string of four home games in the month of October with a special ceremony to honor recent Northeast-10 Conference Hall of Fame Class of 2012 Inductee and 1998 alum Steve McAuliffe before the Warriors battle Stonehill College on Saturday afternoon at Martone-Mejail Field. First kick is set for 1 p.m.

Lemus Pena’s Lone Goal Lifts Warriors Past Stonehill, 1-0
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – On a day that the Merrimack men’s soccer team honored its Class of 2012 representative in the Northeast-10 Conference Hall of Fame, Steve McAuliffe, senior forward Franklin Lemus Pena (Revere, Mass.) managed to net the game’s only goal, giving the Warriors a 1-0 victory over conference rival Stonehill on Saturday afternoon at Martone-Mejail Field.

Lindhe, Leon Propel Warriors to Double-OT Win at No. 24 Southern Connecticut
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. - Senior back Olof Lindhe (Stockholm, Sweden) headed home the game-clinching goal in the 108th minute on a feed from fellow defender Julio Leon (Caracas, Venezuela), and the Merrimack men’s soccer team completed another dramatic, comeback, double-overtime victory by a 2-1 margin against No. 24 Southern Connecticut in Northeast-10 Conference action on Sunday afternoon at Jess Dow Field.

McFadden Lifts Men’s Soccer to 2-1 Double-Overtime Win at Saint A’s
MANCHESTER, N.H – With 13 seconds remaining and both teams headed for a 1-1 draw, Merrimack men’s soccer senior midfielder Matt McFadden (Manchester, N.H.) took a long pass from the keeper and found the back of the net in the final minute of the second overtime period, lifting the Warriors to a 2-1 sudden-death win over Saint Anselm in dramatic fashion on Wednesday afternoon in Manchester, N.H.

Jose Silva Earns Second NE-10 Goalkeeper of the Week Honor
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – After recording his fourth collegiate shutout in seven games, Merrimack men’s soccer sophomore Jose Silva (Northborough, Mass.) has earned his second Northeast-10 Conference Goalkeeper of the Week award of the 2012 season.

Fuchs Lifts Warriors to 1-0 Double-Overtime Win at AIC
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Senior captain Alejandro Fuchs (Caracas, Venezuela) booted the game-winning goal by means of a penalty kick, and the Merrimack men’s soccer team edged AIC, 1-0, to pick up a double-overtime victory on Sunday afternoon in Northeast-10 Conference action in Springfield, Mass.

Men’s Soccer at Bloomfield Canceled
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – The Merrimack men’s soccer team’s planned Tuesday (Sept. 18) afternoon non-conference match at Bloomfield has been canceled due to weather concerns.

Lemus Pena Lifts Warriors Past New Haven, 1-0, Saturday Night
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Senior striker Franklin Lemus Pena (Revere, Mass.) scored the game’s only goal in the 24th minute, propelling the Merrimack men’s soccer team to a 1-0 victory over visiting New Haven to hand the home side its first Northeast-10 Conference victory on Saturday night at Martone-Mejail Field.

Men’s Soccer Edged by No. 3 Southern New Hampshire, 2-1
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – The Merrimack men’s soccer team battled third-ranked Southern New Hampshire to a 1-1 draw after 45 minutes of action, but the undefeated Penmen found the back of the net in the 80th minute to break the tie, handing the Warriors a heartbreaking 2-1 setback on Tuesday night at Martone-Mejail Field.

Clevesy’s First Career Goal Lifts Warriors to 1-0 Double OT Win Over Molloy
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Senior Brian Clevesy (Groveland, Mass.) found the back of the net for his first collegiate goal in the 103rd minute, propelling the Merrimack men’s soccer team to a 1-0, double-overtime victory over Molloy on Saturday night at Martone-Mejail Field.

UMass-Lowell Tops Men’s Soccer, 2-1, in Overtime
LOWELL, Mass. – The Merrimack men’s soccer team rallied with a late penalty kick goal in regulation to tie the match at 1-1, but UMass-Lowell scored the game-winner off another penalty kick late in the first overtime session, handing the Warriors a 2-1 setback in Northeast-10 Conference action on Wednesday night.

Jose Silva Tabbed NE-10 Men’s Soccer Goalkeeper of the Week
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – After recording a shutout in his first collegiate match and holding opponents to only one goal over the first two games of the season, Merrimack men’s soccer sophomore Jose Silva (Northborough, Mass.) has been named the Northeast-10 Men’s Soccer Goalkeeper of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday.

Men's Soccer Plays to 1-1 Draw with Dominican to Wrap Up Merrimack Invitational
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Down by a goal after the first half of play, the Merrimack men’s soccer team rallied with a second-half strike to tie the contest, but that 1-1 draw would hold throughout the remainder of the second half and both overtimes, as the Warriors tied Dominican College in the final match of the Merrimack Invitaitonal on Saturday night at Martone-Mejail Field.

Men’s Soccer Set to Kick Off Merrimack Invitational against Post
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Under the tutelage of 30th-year head coach Tony Martone, the Merrimack men’s soccer team opens the 2012 season against Post University in the first round of the Merrimack Invitational on Thursday (Aug. 30) evening at Martone-Mejail Field. First whistle is set for 7 p.m.

Three First-Half Goals Propel Warriors to 3-0 Win Over Post
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Bolstered by three first-half goals, including two within a span of 30 seconds – the Merrimack men’s soccer team opened the season with a resounding 3-0 victory over visiting Post in the first round of the Merrimack Invitational on Thursday night at Martone-Mejail Field.

Men’s Soccer Predicted to Finish Sixth in NE-10 Coaches Poll
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – The Merrimack men’s soccer team earned a sixth-place spot on the 2012 Northeast-10 Men’s Soccer Coaches Preseason Poll, the league announced Wednesday afternoon.

Men's Soccer Opens Camp Wednesday
Warriors kick off 2012 campaign in 15 days

Men's Soccer Set For 2012 Campaign
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – The Merrimack men's soccer program announced its 2012 schedule Friday, which kicks off with the annual Merrimack Invitational on August 30 and September 1.

Where Are They Now: Richard Fleming
After leaving North Andover as one of the most decorated and skilled players in men’s soccer history, many believed Richard Fleming would go on and play professional soccer somewhere. Not many could have told you that Fleming was going to be Vice President for Sales and Marketing for a multimillion dollar company like FRAM Filtration.

Men's Soccer Announces Raffle Winners
NORTH ANDOVER, MA - The Merrimack men's soccer team has announced its annual raffle winners.

Steve McAuliffe Inducted Into Northeast-10 Hall of Fame
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – Former Merrimack All-American men’s soccer player Steve McAuliffe (Kingston, MA) (1994-97) was inducted into the Northeast-10 Hall of Fame Tuesday night at the conference's annual banquet in Providence.