Softball Celebrates Senior Day after Doubleheader vs. FPU Washed Out
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – The Merrimack College softball team refused to allow the rainy weather to hamper its Senior Day plans, as the Warriors honored the Class of 2014 on Saturday afternoon despite their planned doubleheader against Franklin Pierce being washed out.
Head coach Jim Cardello and the rest of the Warriors moved the Senior Day ceremony inside and enjoyed a tremendous ceremony to pay homage to the eight players comprising the Merrimack Softball Class of 2014: Ashley Perry (Winchendon, Mass.); Jessica Fugazzotto (Newton, Mass.); Allison Berthiaume (Berkley, Mass.); Nicole LoPilato (Medford, Mass.); Stephanie Giordano (Leominster, Mass.); Jaclyn Giovannini (Plano, Texas); Keaira Monet Perry (Bellingham, Mass.); and Kelsey Francher (Weare, N.H.).
Each player received bouquets and special commemorative framed posters and collages from their teammates to honor their success over the past four years. The Class of 2014 helped the team reach the NCAA Super Regionals back in 2011 and led the team back to the postseason this spring.
Due to the fact that the outcome on Saturday's games had no meaningful impact on the final league standings, the doubleheader will not be made up.
The Warriors will now turn their sights to the Northeast-10 Championship next week; Merrimack will host a First Round matchup on Tuesday (April 29) afternoon, against an opponent yet to be determined at a time that will be announced later.
Fans are encouraged to refer to MerrimackAthletics.com for updates regarding the postseason schedule.