2011-12 Merrimack Women's Basketball News

Finalists Announced for Female Scholar Athlete of the Year; Vote Online Today
Jessica Peacock, Kelly Schatzlein, and Colleen Strachan have been named finalists for the 2011-12 Merrimack Female Scholar Athlete of the Year.

Merrimack Announces Finalists for Female Rookie of the Year; Vote Online Today
Shakee Messina, Chloe Rothman, and Stephanie Sheehan have been named finalists for the 2011-12 Merrimack Female Rookie of the Year.

Merrimack Announces Team Finalists for Community Service Award; Vote Online Today
The men’s basketball, women’s basketball, hockey and men’s lacrosse teams have been named finalists for the 2011-12 Merrimack Team Community Service Award winner.

Roy and Schatzlein Named to Northeast-10 Academic All-Conference Team
SOUTH EASTON, MA – The Merrimack women’s basketball team was well represented on the Northeast-10 Academic All-Conference team as senior Gennifer Roy (Granby, Mass.) and junior Kelly Schatzlein (Tolland, CT) both received the honor.

Season Recap: Youthful Women’s Basketball Looks For Improvement in 2012
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – The 2011-12 season for the Merrimack Warriors women’s basketball team had its fair share of ups and downs as they finished the season with a record of 5-21 overall and a conference mark of 4-18.

Roy Tabbed Third Team All-Conference Selection
South Easton, Mass. – Merrimack women’s basketball senior captain Gennifer Roy (Granby, Mass.) has been named to the Northeast-10 All-Conference third team for her play during the 2011-12 season. Roy is the first Merrimack selected to the All-Conference team since the 2010 season.

Women’s Basketball Drops Season Finale at Franklin Pierce
RINDGE, NH- In the regular season finale, the Merrimack women’s basketball team suffered a 72-41 loss at Franklin Pierce Tuesday evening at the Franklin Pierce University Fieldhouse. The Warriors finished the 2011-12 campaign with a 5-21 overall record and a 4-18 mark in the Northeast-10 Conference.

Women’s Basketball Downed by Southern New Hampshire, 67-57, on Senior Day
Playing in her final home contest as Warrior, senior Gennifer Roy scored 13 points, dished out five assists and grabbed four rebounds in Merrimack’s 67-57 loss to the Southern New Hampshire Penmen.

Women's Basketball Prevails 69-49, Behind Roy's 24 Point Performance Against Saint Michael's
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – The Merrimack Warriors women’s basketball team defeated the Saint Michael’s Purple Knights by the score of 69-49 on Tuesday night at Hammel Court. The 20 point victory for the Warriors was their biggest margin of victory of the season.

Women's Basketball Drops Conference Game to UMass Lowell, 56-44
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – Despite a 17 rebound effort by Kelly Schatzlein (Tolland, CT) the Merrimack women’s basketball team was defeated by the UMass Lowell River Hawks by the score of 56-44 in front of the home crowd at Hammel Court.

Women’s Hoops Drops Midweek Contest to Saint Anselm, 63-52
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – The Merrimack Warriors women’s basketball team was defeated on Wednesday night by the Saint Anselm Hawks by the score of 63-52. Gennifer Roy (Granby, Mass.) fell one point shy of becoming the fourth leading scorer in Merrimack College history.

Hot Shooting Merrimack Topples Stonehill, 74-58
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – The Merrimack Warriors women’s basketball team defeated the Stonehill Skyhawks at Hammel Court on Saturday afternoon by the score of 74-58. Kelly Schatzlein (Tolland, CT) controlled the tempo for the Warriors recording her 12th double-double of the season, racking up 25 points and 12 rebounds.

Women's Hoops Heads to Nationally Ranked Bentley For Conference Matchup on Tuesday
North Andover, Mass. - The Merrimack women's basketball team hits the road for a matchup against nationally ranked Bentley on Tuesday night.

Women’s Basketball Falls to #9 Bentley, 68-51
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – The Merrimack Warriors women’s basketball team was not able to defeat the Bentley Falcons on Tuesday night despite 15 points from Gennifer Roy (Granby, Mass.). The Warriors shot 41.8 percent from the field for the game but were could not stop the spread out Falcons scoring attack.

Women's Hoops Back Home For Conference Showdown With Greyhounds on Saturday
North Andover, Mass. - The Merrimack women's basketball team returns to Hammel Court for a conference matchup with the Assumption Greyhounds on Saturday afternoon.

Women’s Basketball Falls at the Buzzer to Assumption, 69-68
North Andover, Mass. - The Merrimack women's basketball team lost a heartbreaker at the buzzer on Saturday afternoon to the Assumption Greyhounds, 69-68. The Warriors held the one point advantage with nine seconds to go in the game before Gabrielle Gibson drove to the bucket and scored with under a second to go, to give the Greyhounds the victory. The loss drops Merrimack’s record to 3-16 overall and 2-13 in the Northeast-10.

Women's Hoops to Battle Second Place Setters on Wednesday Night
North Andover, Mass. - The Merrimack women's basketball team hits the road for a Wednesday night contest against the Pace Setters. Tip is set for 5:30 pm.

Women’s basketball Falls Short at Pace, 73-64
North Andover, Mass. - The Merrimack women's basketball team was defeated on Wednesday night by the second-place Pace Setters by the score of 73-64. The road loss drops the Warriors record to 3-15 overall and 2-12 in Northeast-10 competition.

Women's Basketball Set For Non Conference Battle With C.W. Post on Monday
North Andover, Mass. - The Merrimack women's basketball team is set for a non conference showdown with C.W. Post on Monday night.

Women’s Hoops Drops Tight Contest to C.W. Post, 74-71
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – The Merrimack Warriors women’s basketball team was downed in a tight contest the non conference opponent C.W. Post on Monday night at Bert Hammel Court. The loss drops the Warriors record to 3-14 overall and 2-11 in the Northeast-10.

Women’s Basketball Drops Road Game at American International, 77-69
SPRINGFIELD, MA- A 24-point effort from senior Gennifer Roy was not enough as the Merrimack women’s basketball team suffered a 77-69 loss at American International Saturday afternoon.

Women's Basketball Stays Home For Tuesday Night Game Against Saint Rose
North Andover, Mass. - The Merrimack Women's basketball team stays home for a Tuesday night contest against conference foe Saint Rose.

Women’s Basketball Topped by Saint Rose, 68-62
North Andover, Mass. - The Merrimack women's basketball team could not pick up the come-from-behind victory on Tuesday night in front of the home fans at Hammel Court, falling 68-62 to Saint Rose. The loss drops Merrimack’s overall record to 3-12 and conference record to 2-10.

Merrimack Athletics in the Community
Merrimack's athletic programs were very involved in the community around the holidays.

Women's Basketball to Take on Southern Connecticut State Inside Hammel Court on Saturday at Noon
The Merrimack women's basketball team returns home for a conference game against the visiting Southern Connecticut State Owls on Saturday at Noon.

Women’s basketball Falls to Southern Connecticut State, 62-50
North Andover, Mass. - The Merrimack women's basketball team was downed on Saturday afternoon by the score of 62-50 in front of the home crowd at Hammel Court. The loss drops the Warriors record to 3-11 overall and 2-9 in the Northeast-10.

Women's Hoops Hits The Road For a Game in Syracuse Against Le Moyne on Wednesday Night
The Merrimack women's basketball team heads to Le Moyne for a midweek game against the Dolphins. Merrimack is coming off of a 91-78 win at New Haven.

Women’s Hoops Drops Road Contest at Le Moyne, 61-53
Syracuse, N.Y. - The Merrimack women's basketball was downed 61-53 on Wednesday night by the Le Moyne Dolphins. The Warriors were not able to hold onto an 11 point halftime lead as their record falls to 3-10 overall and 2-8 in the Northeast-10.

Rothman Nabs Rookie of The Week Accolades
North Andover, Mass. – Merrimack women’s basketball freshman Chloe Rothman (Newton, Mass.) was named Rookie of The Week by the Northeast-10 offices on Monday afternoon.

Women's Basketball Ready For Saturday Clash With Conference Foe New Haven
North Andover, Mass. - The Merrimack women's basketball team will travel to NewHaven for a conference contest on Saturday at 1:30 pm.

Roy Nets Career-High 36 Points as Warriors Roll to 91-78 Victory at New Haven
North Andover, Mass. - The Merrimack women's basketball team put together their best offensive outing of the season Saturday as they downed the New Haven Chargers by the score of 91-78. The Warriors were given a career-high 36 points from their captain, Gennifer Roy (Granby, Mass.) in the victory. The win improves Merrimack’s record to 3-9 overall and 2-7 in Northeast-10 action.

Women's Basketball Back in Action Tuesday Night as They Take on Adelphi at Home
The Merrimack women's basketball team returns home for their first game on Hammel court since November 22 as they take on the Adelphi Panthers at 5:30 pm.

Women’s Basketball Denied a Victory Against Adelphi, Falling 70-63
North Andover, Mass. - The Merrimack women's basketball team was defeated on Tuesday night at Hammel court by the score of 70-63 by the Adelphi Panthers. The loss drops the Warriors record to 2-9 overall and 1-7 in Northeast 10 play.

Women's Basketball Heads to Dowling For Their Last Game of 2011
The Merrimack women's basketball team heads to Dowling on Friday for their sixth consecutive road contest and final game of 2011.

Women's Basketball Downed by Undefeated Dowling, 74-52
Oakdale, N.Y. - The Merrimack women's basketball team was downed on Friday night by the score of 74-52 on the road at Dowling. The loss drops Merrimack to 2-8 overall and 1-7 in the northeast-10 and Dowling stays undefeated at 8-0 overall.

Springfield, Wagner Matched Up in College
Freshman guard Allison Wagner was recently featured by the New Hampshire notebook after playing against a high school rival and top recruit from New Hampshire.

Women's Basketball Back on the Road at Southern New Hampshire on Saturday
The Merrimack women's basketball team heads to Southern New Hampshire on Saturday for their fifth consecutive conference road game.

Women’s Basketball Endures 74-63 Loss at Southern NH
MANCHESTER, NH- The Merrimack women’s basketball team suffered its second-straight setback, falling at Southern New Hampshire 74-63 Saturday afternoon.

Women’s Basketball Struggles at Saint Michael’s, Upended 60-40
Colchester, VT – The Merrimack women’s basketball team was downed on Tuesday night, 60-40 by the Saint Michael’s Purple Knights. The Warriors were unable to hit their shots as they shot 37 percent from the field including 2-12 from three point range. The 40 points was the lowest output of the season for the Warriors.

Women's Basketball Head Coach Monique LeBlanc Intermission Interview
Women's basketball head coach Monique LeBlanc talked during the second intermission of the Merrimack hockey game on Saturday night about her team's big win on Saturday against UMass Lowell.

Women's Basketball Heads to Tsongas for Showdown with UMass Lowell
The Merrimack women's basketball team heads to UMass Lowell for its third consecutive road conference contest on Saturday at 2 pm.

Women’s Basketball Wins First Conference Game 70-65 Behind Schatzlein’s Dominant Game
Lowell, Mass. – The Merrimack Women’s basketball team picked up their first conference victory of the season Saturday afternoon with a 70-65 victory over UMass Lowell. The Warriors were propelled to victory behind Kelly Schatzlein’s monster afternoon, 18 points and 22 rebounds.

Women’s Hoops Drops Narrow Contest at Saint Anselm in OT, 70-64
MANCHESTER, NH- The Merrimack women’s basketball team fell to Saint Anselm 70-64 in overtime Wednesday evening at Stoutenburgh Gym.

Women’s Basketball announces partnership with Habitat for Humanity
North Andover, Mass. - First year head coach Monique LeBlanc’s women’s basketball team will be partnering with the Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity, located in Lawrence.

Women's Basketball Heads to Stonehill for Their First Conference Road Test of the Season
The Merrimack women's basketball team head to Stonehill to play the Skyhawks for their first conference road game of the young season on Sunday at 1:30 pm.

Women’s Basketball Stumbles at Stonehill, Falls 81-70
EASTON, MA- The Merrimack women’s basketball team suffered an 81-70 loss to Stonehill Sunday afternoon at Merkert Gymnasium.

Hot Shooting Falcons Down Merrimack, 87-58
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – The Merrimack Warriors women’s basketball team was downed by the #2 Bentley Falcons on Tuesday night by the score of 87-58 at Bert Hammel Court. The Falcons shot over 57 percent from the field to drop the Warriors to 1-3 (0-2 NE-10) on the young season.

Women's Basketball Set for Showdown with #2 Bentley at Hammel Court
The Merrimack women's basketball team will take on the #2 Bentley Falcons in its final game of a four game home stand on Tuesday night. The Warriors come into the contest off of a win over Bridgeport on Saturday, 72-70.

Women's Basketball Downs Bridgeport 72-70 For First Win Under LeBlanc
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – The Merrimack women’s basketball team held off the Bridgeport Purple Knights for the victory on Saturday afternoon, 72-70. The win marks the first win of the season and the first career victory for head coach Monique LeBlanc.

Women's Basketball Set to Host #22 Franklin Pierce in Conference Opener
The Merrimack women's basketball team returns home for a weekday showdown with the #22 Franklin Pierce Ravens at Hammel Court on Wednesday.

Women’s Basketball Falls at the Hands of #22 Franklin Pierce, 77-63
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – The Merrimack women's basketball team fell to #22 Franklin Pierce in their conference home opener, 77-63 on Wednesday night. The Warriors shot 49 percent from the field in the game but were unable to stop the Ravens on the defensive side of the ball.

Women’s Basketball Opens up 2011-12 Season at Home Against Molloy
North Andover, Mass. – The Merrimack women’s basketball team will open their season on Saturday afternoon at 3 pm as they will host the visiting Molloy Lions in a non-conference battle. Saturday will be the first-ever contest between the two schools.

Women’s Basketball Drops Season Opener to Molloy 63-51
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – The Merrimack women’s basketball team dropped its season opener to Molloy College 63-51 in non-conference action Saturday afternoon at Hammel Court.

Women's Basketball Makes Unexpected Visit to UConn
North Andover, Mass. - The Merrimack women’s basketball team experienced a once in a lifetime thing over the weekend as they were surprised with a trip to Storrs, CT, home of the best women’s college basketball program in the world, the University of Connecticut Huskies. The players had no idea where they were going or what they were going to be doing, all that they were told was to bring their practice gear.

Women’s Basketball Tabbed 12th in NE-10 Preseason Coaches’ Poll
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. - The Merrimack women’s basketball team was selected to finish 12th in the Northeast-10 Conference in the Preseason Coaches’ Poll. The Warriors owned a 10-17 overall record in 2010-11 with an 8-14 mark in the conference.

Women’s Basketball Announces 2011-12 Schedule
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – The Merrimack women’s basketball team announced its 2011-12 schedule on Monday, which kicks off with four straight home games.

Bellmont, Benischek Named National Strength and Conditioning All-Americans
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – David Bellmont (Melrose, MA) from the football team and Sarah Benischek (Shrub Oak, NY) from the women’s basketball team were awarded National Strength and Conditioning Association All-American honors from head strength coach Mike Kamal.

Julian Assibey Named Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – Julian Assibey has been named assistant coach of the Merrimack women’s basketball program, as announced by head coach Monique LeBlanc.