2014 Merrimack College Softball News

Play the Game to Host First Annual Game Time College Clinic at Merrimack June 26
Warrior Softball Diamond will host Game Time College Softball Clinic June 26!

Top-10 Moments of 2013-14: Honorable Mentions
Before we roll out the top moments of 2013-14, let’s look back at some of the best!

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

2014 Spring Recaps: Softball
In 30th season in school history, Warriors returned to playoffs in 2014

FROM THE E-T: Thinking back on Warriors' 1994 run to glory
Hard to believe, it’s been 20 years since Merrimack College tackled the giants of Division 2 softball and won the 1994 national championship.

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

Softball Falls in 10 Innings to Reigning League Champion Adelphi, 3-2, in NE-10 Quarterfinals
Panthers top Warriors with walk-off home run in NE-10 Quarterfinals Friday

Softball’s Jessica Fugazzotto Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District Team
Senior outfielder earns first-ever CoSIDA Academic All-District honor

Softball Opens NE-10 Championship Weekend vs. #2 Adelphi Friday (1 p.m.)
Warriors take on reigning league champion Panthers in winner-take-all showdown

Softball NE-10 Championship Weekend Start Pushed to Friday
Inclement weather pushes NE-10 Championship Weekend up one day

Clancy, Sheehan Named Male/Female Athletes of the Year at 2014 LEAD Awards
Senior Joe Clancy (football, pictured), junior Stephanie Sheehan (volleyball) earned top student-athlete honors

FROM THE E-T: Merrimack Opens NE-10 Softball Tournament at Home Tuesday
Softball seniors Ashley and Keaira Monet Perry discussed the team's run to the playoffs

Softball Lands Four on NE-10 All-Conference Teams
Keaira Monet Perry, Kelsey Francher, Jess Fugazzotto, Haley Currie earn all-conference honors

Softball Rallies to Top #3 Bentley; Warriors Advance to NE-10 Quarterfinals
Senior Kelsey Francher (pictured) drove in the game-deciding runs in the bottom of the sixth

Third-Seeded Softball Hosts #4 Bentley in NE-10 Championship First Round Tuesday
Warriors back in playoffs for first time since run to NCAA Super Regionals in 2011

Softball Celebrates Senior Day after Doubleheader vs. FPU Washed Out
Warriors honored eight-member Class of 2014 on Senior Day Saturday

Softball Sweeps Franklin Pierce, Secures Berth in NE-10 Championships
Freshman Haley Currie (pictured) tossed a complete game shutout in Game 2

Softball Concludes Regular Season with Four-Game Home Series vs. Franklin Pierce
Warriors host Ravens for two doubleheaders Friday/Saturday

Softball Sweeps Season Series with Stonehill after Doubleheader Split Tuesday
Sophomore Brittany Razo (pictured) smashed four hits in Game 1

VOTE NOW: 2014 Merrimack LEAD Award Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Head to Facebook to cast your vote for the 2014 Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award!

Softball Sweeps Pivotal Northeast Division Doubleheader vs. Stonehill Monday
Senior Kelsey Francher (pictured) led Merrimack with a .667 batting average over two games in Monday sweep

Softball Kicks Off Final Week of Regular Season with DH vs. Stonehill
Warriors host Skyhawks in makeup twin bill Monday afternoon, head to Stonehill Tuesday for doubleheader

Softball Rallies in Game 1, Settles for Saturday Split at Saint Anselm
Senior Jessica Fugazzotto (pictured) finished Saturday with a team-high five hits over both games

FROM THE EAGLE-TRIBUNE: After Breaking Leg, Armstrong Back Behind the Plate
Merrimack softball redshirt sophomore Becca Armstrong's journey back from injury was featured by the E-T!

Softball Opens Weekend Set with Saint Anselm Thursday
Warriors set for three-game series at Saint A's Thursday (3pm), Saturday (12/2pm)

Softball Falls in Series Opener at Saint A’s, 8-4, Thursday Afternoon
Junior Lindsay Gibbs (pictured) smacked one of Merrimack's two home runs on Thursday

Softball Home Doubleheader vs. Stonehill Postponed
Overnight rain/snow force postponement of Wednesday's doubleheader vs. Stonehill

Merrimack Announces Baseball and Softball Youth Day
Merrimack to host Youth Day on April 24 (Baseball) and April 26 (Softball)

Merrimack Announces Baseball and Softball Youth Day
Merrimack to host Youth Day on April 24 (Baseball) and April 26 (Softball)

Perry, Finigan Power Softball to Important 5-1 Divisional Win vs. Bentley Monday
Sophomore Alexis Perry (pictured) fans four over 5 1/3 innings to lead Warriors to key win

Softball Hosts Bentley in Makeup Game Monday (3:20 p.m.)
Warriors and Falcons conclude season series with Bentley in important NE-10 showdown Monday

Haley Currie (Softball) Claims First-Ever NE-10 Pitcher of the Week Honors
Freshman right-hander posted (0.72 ERA) with 14 K's to earn first career league honor

Giovannini Tallies 100th Career Hit in Softball’s 14-1 Blowout Win vs. Saint Michael’s Sunday
Senior Jaclyn Giovannini (pictured) became the second active Warrior to record 100 career hits Sunday

Softball Storms Back to Sweep Doubleheader vs. Saint Michael’s Saturday
Merrimack and Saint Michael's hosted Coaches vs. Cancer Day on Saturday

Softball Wraps up Season Series at SNHU, Hosts Saint Michael’s in Weekend NE-10 Action
Warriors travel to SNHU for afternoon battle Friday, host Knights Saturday/Sunday

Softball Edged, 4-3, in Series Finale with Southern New Hampshire Friday
Junior Lindsay Gibbs (pictured) smacked one of Merrimack's season-high five doubles on Friday at SNHU

Four-Run Sixth Keys Softball’s Rally in 9-5 Road Win at Assumption Thursday
Freshman Haley Currie (pictured) struck out three and allowed just one run in Thursday's win

Wednesday's Softball Doubleheader at Assumption Bumped to Thursday
Merrimack's afternoon doubleheader at Assumption now to be played Wednesday (3/5pm)

Softball Continues Divisional Action with Midweek Tilts vs. Bentley, at Assumption
Warriors wrap up season series vs. Bentley (Tuesday) and Assumption (Wednesday)

Poor Field Conditions Cancel Softball Sunday Doubleheader vs. Adelphi
Warriors return to action Tuesday vs. Bentley at home (3:30 p.m.)

Softball Saturday Doubleheader vs. Pace Washed Out
Rain washes away softball's Saturday twin bill vs. Pace

Softball Continues League Action with Doubleheaders at SNHU, vs. Pace/Adelphi
Warriors wrap up 10-game, five-day slate with three doubleheaders over weekend span

Softball Edged in 11-Inning Nightcap, Suffers Friday Sweep at Southern New Hampshire
Sophomore Brittany Razo (pictured) had two hits in Game 2 of Friday's doubleheader

Softball Rallies Back to Take Game 1 Before Settling for Doubleheader Split vs. Assumption
Sophomore Alexis Perry (pictured) started both games for the Warriors Thursday

Softball Splits NE-10 Divisional Doubleheader with Bentley Wednesday in Waltham
Senior Allison Berthiaume (pictured) led Merrimack with three RBI in Wednesday's split at Bentley

Softball Opens NE-10 Divisional Play at Bentley, vs. Assumption Wednesday/Thursday
Warriors jump into NE-10/Northeast Division action with midweek doubleheaders

Softball's Home Opener vs. Assumption Pushed to Thursday (4/3)
Merrimack will now welcome Assumption for doubleheader on Thursday (3/5 p.m.)

Softball Faces Mercy (Friday), #13 LIU Post (Saturday) In Weekend Long Island Trip
Warriors take on two regional foes this weekend on Long Island

Late Charge in Game 2 Powers Softball to Sweep of Mercy Friday Afternoon
Senior Keaira Monet Perry (pictured) smashed a grand slam in Game 2 to clinch Friday sweep

Softball’s Home Opener Postponed to Tuesday, April 1 (3/5 p.m)
Softball team's 2014 home opener vs. Assumption moved to next Tuesday, April 1

Brittany Razo (Softball) Named NE-10 Player of the Week
Sophomore outfielder Brittany Razo's two-homer performance nets first weekly league honor

Softball Sunday Doubleheader at Assumption Postponed
Merrimack's Northeast-10 Conference/Northeast Division opener postponed due to field conditions

Razo Rips First Two Career Homers; Softball Splits Final Day in Florida with NYIT
Sophomore Brittany Razo (pictured) erupts for two homers to help softball split with NYIT

Gibbs’ Grand Slam Powers Softball to Win in Game 1 of Tripleheader Wednesday
Softball goes 1-2 in tripleheader Wednesday; Gibbs (pictured) tallies two HR, five RBI

Merrimack Athletics Announces Spring 2014 Ultimate Warriors Schedule
Ten April home contests tabbed Ultimate Warrior events!

Four-Run Inning Fuels Softball’s Rain-Shortened Split on Monday in Florida
Sophomore Alexis Perry (pictured) struck out two in winning effort in Game 2 on Monday

Softball Explodes for Nine in Game 2, Splits Sunday Twin Bill in Florida
Senior Jessica Fugazzotto (pictured) drove in two runs in Sunday's late game

Softball Splits Day 1 of NTC Spring Games on Saturday in Florida
Warriors pick up first win in extra innings before dropping heartbreaker in Game 2

Softball Set for Return to Florida to Compete in NTC Spring Games Starting Saturday
Softball begins 10-game, five-day stretch in Sunshine State starting this weekend

Softball Home Opener vs. Post (March 13) Postponed
Softball home opener postponed; next game set for March 12 at SCSU (DH)

Charleston (W.V.) Sinks Softball, 14-1, in Final Day of Sailfish Showdown
Senior Jessica Fugazzotto (pictured) tallied the lone Warrior run in Sunday's contest

Softball Drops Two in Second Day of Sailfish Showdown Tournament
Senior Kelsey Francher (pictured) drove in two runs in Game 1 on Saturday in Florida

Softball Toppled Twice in First Day of Sailfish Showdown Tournament
Warriors return to action tomorrow in Palm Beach, facing St. Leo and Lynn in Sailfish Showdown

Softball Set for Sailfish Showdown Tournament to Open 2014 Starting Friday
Softball treks to Florida to face five out-of-region opponents in Sailfish Showdown

Season Preview: Veteran Cast Has Softball Eyeing Return to Postseason and More
Senior Jessica Fugazzotto (pictured) and the Warriors open 2014 this weekend in Florida

Cross Country Boasts Six Nat'l All-Academic Honorees; Men and Women Earn Team Award
Junior Luis Cruz (pictured) earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors for the 2013 season

FROM THE HERALD: Connor Murphy Signs NLI to Attend Merrimack
Incoming cross country/track & field recruit Connor Murphy was featured in the Boston Herald!

Softball Ranked Third in Northeast Division of NE-10 Preseason Coaches’ Poll
Senior Ashley Perry (pictured) and the Warriors tabbed third in league's preseason poll

Highlighted By Women’s NCAA Nationals Appearance, Cross Country Sets Bar Higher in 2013
Cross Country's best season in recent memory puts Merrimack on regional, national map

Merrimack Ranked Second in NE-10 President's Cup through Fall Seasons
Men's soccer, field hockey paced Athletic Department through fall seasons; Warriors trail Adelphi by one point

Cardello Adds Seven Early Signees to Softball’s Class of 2018
Three pitchers, two outfielders, two utility players sign NLI's for Class of 2018

Merrimack Athletics among Top Schools Nationwide in Academic Success Rate
Eight Northeast-10 Conference members posted ASR's of 90 percent to rank inside top-30 nationally

Men’s Cross Country Wraps Up 2013 with Ninth-Place Finish at NCAA Regionals
Nick Christensen and Luis Cruz (pictured) helped the Warrior men place ninth at NCAA Regionals Sunday

Christensen Second-Team All-Conference, Men's XC Places Sixth at NE-10 Championships
Nick Christensen (right) earned all-conference second team honors in Sunday's race

Softball Partakes in Making Strikes Against Breast Cancer Walk Sunday
Warriors joined over 40,000 participants in helping raise nearly $3 million in fundraising toward breast cancer

Softball Places Five on NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete Team
Five different Warriors posted a 3.5 or better GPA during the 2012-13 academic year

Softball to Hold Tryouts and Information Meeting in September
All interested participants must attend information session on Sept. 4 in Blue LIne Club (7 p.m.)

Cardello Announces 2013 Fall Softball Schedule
Merrimack to play Division I foes CCSU, Boston U. in 2013 fall schedule

Six Student-Athletes Named to NE-10 Spring Academic All-Conference Teams
Representatives from baseball, softball, men's tennis and men's lacrosse all earned spots on spring all-academic squads

Softball Summer Skills Clinic and Instructional Showcase Canceled
Softball summer clinic canceled