2012 Merrimack Softball News

May 24, 2012
Season Recap: Late-Season Surge Sparks Softball to Strong Finish in 2012
NORTH ANDOVER, MA - The Merrimack softball team posted a 10-6 record down the stretch to finish the 2012 campaign with a 19-23 overall record and a 13-17 mark in the Northeast-10 Conference. The Warriors claimed 10th place in the final league standings.

April 25, 2012
Softball Claims Four Northeast-10 All-Conference Accolades
SOUTH EASTON, MA- Four members of the Merrimack softball team garnered Northeast-10 All-Conference honors this season, as announced by the league office Wednesday. Jaclyn Giovannini (Plano, TX) led the way with a second team nod while Tawny Palmieri (Peabody, MA) and Monique Gosselin (Lawrence, MA) both earned spots on the third team. Freshman Jenn Post (Orange, CT) collected All-Rookie honors this spring.

April 21, 2012
Softball Sweeps AIC in Season Finale on Senior Day, 8-7 & 4-3
NORTH ANDOVER, MA- The Merrimack softball team claimed a pair of one-run victories over American International College Saturday afternoon in the final doubleheader of the 2012 campaign on Senior Day.

April 20, 2012
Softball Drops Doubleheader to Assumption; Senior Day Set for Saturday
NORTH ANDOVER, MA- The Merrimack softball team suffered a pair of losses to Assumption at Warrior Diamond Friday afternoon.

April 19, 2012
Softball Splits Home-Twinbill against Southern NH
NORTH ANDOVER, MA- The Merrimack softball team swapped wins with Southern New Hampshire in a Northeast-10 doubleheader Thursday afternoon at Warrior Diamond.

April 18, 2012
Softball Overpowers UMass Lowell in Slugfest, 13-8
NORTH ANDOVER, MA- The Merrimack softball team used 10 late-game runs to capture a 13-8 victory over UMass Lowell Wednesday afternoon in a game that featured 26 hits and six home runs.

April 17, 2012
Softball Claims Crucial Doubleheader Sweep at Bentley, 8-3 & 9-5
WALTHAM, MA- The Merrimack softball team secured a pair of victories on the road at Bentley Tuesday afternoon. After prevailing 8-3 and 9-5, the Warriors improved to 15-20 on the season and 9-14 in the Northeast-10 Conference.

April 15, 2012
Softball Swept in Sunday Series at #18 Southern Connecticut
NEW HAVEN, CT- The Merrimack softball team suffered a pair of losses at #18 Southern Connecticut State Sunday, falling 5-1 and 8-4.

April 14, 2012
Softball Splits Twinbill at New Haven, 2-1 & 3-5
NEW HAVEN, CT- The Merrimack softball team halved a doubleheader at New Haven Saturday afternoon, prevailing 2-1 before falling 5-3.

April 12, 2012
Softball Doubleheader Washed Out Thursday
NORTH ANDOVER, MA- The Merrimack softball team’s doubleheader Thursday afternoon against Southern NH has been postponed due to rain.

April 11, 2012
Deardorff Pitches Softball to Sweep of Stonehill, 3-2 & 6-3
NORTH ANDOVER, MA- Junior Kelli Jo Deardorff tossed two complete games to help the Merrimack softball team earned its first Northeast-10 doubleheader sweep of the season, downing Stonehill 3-2 and 6-3 Wednesday afternoon at Warrior Diamond.

April 7, 2012
Softball Splits with Pace Saturday
The Merrimack softball team snapped a five-game skid defeating Pace 7-5 in game two of a conference doubleheader Saturday after dropping game one 6-2.

April 6, 2012
Softball Drops Twinbill at Home to Adelphi
NORTH ANDOVER, MA- The Merrimack softball team suffered a pair of losses at home to Adelphi Friday afternoon, falling 6-2 and 5-2.

April 5, 2012
Softball Drops Twinbill at Le Moyne
SYRACUSE, NY- The Merrimack softball team suffered a pair of setbacks at Le Moyne Thursday afternoon, absorbing losses of 9-3 and 3-2.

April 3, 2012
Softball Swaps One-Run Decisions at Saint Anselm, 2-3, 6-5
MANCHESTER, NH- The Merrimack softball team traded one-run victories at Saint Anselm Tuesday afternoon. The Warriors fell 3-2 in game one and prevailed 6-5 in the nightcap to move to 9-13 overall and 3-6 in the Northeast-10 Conference.

April 1, 2012
Softball Doubleheader at Le Moyne Rained Out Sunday
The Merrimack softball team had its conference twinbill at Le Moyne postponed due to rain Sunday afternoon.

March 31, 2012
Softball Drops Conference Doubleheader at Saint Rose
ALBANY, NY- The Merrimack softball team absorbed a pair of losses at The College of Saint Rose Saturday afternoon at Cathy Haker Field. The Warriors dropped game one 4-3 in extra innings before falling 6-0 in the nightcap.

March 29, 2012
Softball Drops 9-6 Decision to UMass Lowell; Game Two Halted Due to Darkness
NORTH ANDOVER, MA- The Merrimack softball team suffered a 9-6 setback to UMass Lowell Thursday afternoon in game one of a scheduled doubleheader. Game two of the twinbill was halted in the middle of the fourth inning due to darkness with the two squads knotted in a scoreless tie.

March 28, 2012
Softball Splits Twinbill at Franklin Pierce
RINDGE, NH- The Merrimack softball team traded wins on the road at Franklin Pierce Wednesday. The Warriors prevailed 11-3 in game one and dropped a 12-10 decision in the nightcap to move to 8-8 on the season and 2-2 in the Northeast-10 Conference.

March 25, 2012
Sunday's Softball Doubleheader at Dowling Rained Out
The Merrimack softball team's non-league twinbill at Dowling Sunday has been rained out.

March 24, 2012
Softball Salvages Split at C.W. Post
BROOKVILLE, NY- In a rematch of last season’s NCAA Tournament East Super Regional series, the Merrimack softball team rebounded from dropping game one 3-2 to claim a 3-1 win in game two Saturday at C.W. Post.

March 23, 2012
Saturday's Softball Twinbill at C.W. Post Slated for Earlier Start
The Merrimack softball team's doubleheader at C.W. Post Saturday has been moved to 10:30 am due to expected weather.

March 23, 2012
Softball Sweeps Non-Conference Doubleheader at Bloomfield
BLOOMFIELD, NJ- The Merrimack softball team claimed its first doubleheader sweep of the 2012 campaign Friday afternoon, defeating Bloomfield 3-1 and 11-2 in non-league action.

March 22, 2012
Softball Halves Doubleheader at Felician
LYNDHURST, NJ- The Merrimack softball team swapped wins with Felician Thursday afternoon to kick off a four-day, eight-game stretch.

March 20, 2012
Softball Splits Conference Twinbill with Saint Michael’s in Home Opener
NORTH ANDOVER, MA- The Merrimack softball team traded wins with Saint Michael’s in the first home doubleheader of the 2012 campaign Tuesday afternoon.

March 19, 2012
Eagle-Tribune: Hopes, Expectations Sky High for Merrimack
The Merrimack softball team was recently featured in the Eagle Tribune, previewing the 2012 season.

March 18, 2012
Softball Edged by NYIT, Bests Franklin Pierce on Final Day in Florida
CLERMONT, FL- The Merrimack softball team earned a split in the final two-game set of its trip to the Sunshine State. The Warriors suffered a 2-1 loss to New York Institute of Technology before defeating Franklin Pierce 11-3 in a non-league bout.

March 17, 2012
Softball Suffers Losses to Hillsdale, Lock Haven
CLERMONT, FL- The Merrimack softball team dropped a pair of non-conference decisions Saturday at the National Training Center.

March 16, 2012
Softball Tops East Stroudsburg, Falls to Mercy on Opening Day
CLERMONT, FL- The Merrimack softball team kicked off the 2012 campaign with one win and one loss at the National Training Center.

March 14, 2012
Softball Set to Open Spring with Six-Game Set in Sunshine State
The Merrimack softball team will kick off the 2012 campaign March 16 at the National Training Center in Clermont, FL with a pair of games. The Warriors will take on East Stroudsburg and Mercy on day one of the season.

February 7, 2012
#25 Softball Selected Third in Northeast-10 Preseason Poll, Receives Three First-Place Nods
SOUTH EASTON, MA- The #25 Merrimack softball team has been picked to finish third in the Northeast-10 Coaches Preseason Poll released Tuesday afternoon. The Warriors also garnered three first-place votes.

February 6, 2012
Listen to Monique Gosselin's Interview from 2/3 Hockey Broadcast
Senior Monique Gosselin joined Mike Machinik during the 2nd intermission of Merrimack's hockey broadcast February 3.

February 1, 2012
Softball Starts Season Ranked #25 in NFCA Preseason Poll
STARKVILLE, MS- The Merrimack softball team will open the 2012 season ranked #25 in the NFCA Preseason National Poll. The Warriors posted a 31-23 record last spring and finished the year ranked #25 in the NFCA Final National Poll.

January 31, 2012
Merrimack Softball Announces Winter Clinic February 19
The Merrimack softball team will host a two-session clinic February 19. The clinic will focus on pitching, catching, hitting and base running.

December 19, 2011
Merrimack Softball Announces 2012 Spring Schedule
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – The Merrimack softball team has unveiled the 2012 schedule. The Warriors will host eight home events in the spring, including six in April.

December 19, 2011
Softball Volunteers at South Boston Legacy Excellence in Education Foundation Benefit
Members of the Merrimack softball team volunteered at an event in South Boston to raise money for the South Boston Legacy Excellence in Education Foundation on December 3. The event was hosted by St. Peter Academy, a Catholic school located in South Boston.

November 28, 2011
Merrimack Softball Volunteers at “Pitching in for Tim” Event
Members of the Merrimack softball team volunteered at “Pitching in for Tim” event September 30 in Dorchester, MA. “Pitching in for Tim” is a fundraising effort aimed at supporting the Tim Burke Leukemia Fund.

September 8, 2011
Jill Karwoski Named Head Softball Coach
Jill Karwoski, the former Associate Head Coach at Boston College, has been named the head softball coach at Merrimack College.

August 16, 2011
Elaine Schwager Resigns as Head Softball Coach

August 10, 2011
One Lung Doesn’t Keep Deardorff Off Softball Diamond
Not all athletes are created equal. The one thing that separates junior Kelli Jo Deardorff of the Merrimack softball team apart from other athletes is that she is equipped with one working lung.

July 7, 2011
Nine Spring Athletes Named to Northeast-10 All-Academic Team
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – Nine Merrimack student-athletes from the 2011 spring season were named to the Northeast-10 All-Academic team.