2011 Merrimack Women's Soccer News

Laura Asbell '07 Receives Washington State Medal of Honor
Former Merrimack women's soccer player Laura Asbell '07 was recently awarded the Washington State Medal of Honor for her heroics on the Issaquah Police Force.

Women’s Soccer Announces Six-Member Class of 2016
NORTH ANDOVER, MA- The Merrimack women’s soccer team has recently announced the signing of six student-athletes to the Class of 2016.

Cannata, Daugherty Win Player of the Year Awards
Joe Cannata and April Daugherty won the annual Merrimack Male and Female Athletes of the Year awards, while Robbie Sabadoz and Jessica Peacock were named the Scholar Athletes of the Year.

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

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.

Women's Soccer's Jessica Peacock Receives NSCA All-American Accolades
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – Senior Jessica Peacock of the Merrimack women's soccer team has been awarded the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s All-American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year Award.

Horne, Peacock Garner Northeast-10 Academic All-Conference Accolades
SOUTH EASTON, MA- Seniors Kiley Horne and Jessica Peacock of the Merrimack women's soccer team have been selected to the Northeast-10 Academic All-Conference squad.

Jessica Peacock Earns NSCAA Scholar All-America First Team Accolades
Senior Jessica Peacock of the Merrimack women’s soccer team has been selected to the NSCAA Scholar All-America first team. The senior co-captain owns a 3.69 grade-point average and is majoring in psychology.

Peacock Adds NSCAA First Team Scholar All-Region Honors
Senior Jessica Peacock (Hopedale, MA) of the Merrimack women’s soccer team has been named to the NSCAA Scholar All-Region first team. The senior co-captain owns a 3.69 grade-point average and is majoring in psychology.

Women’s Soccer Garners NSCAA Team Academic Award
For the eighth-consecutive year, the Merrimack women’s soccer team received the NSCAA Team Academic Award. The Warriors owned a 3.42 grade point average to be one of 572 women’s soccer teams nationally to be recognized.

Watch the Field Hockey, Women's Soccer Feature Video from the 12/17 Hockey Broadcast
Watch the feature video chronicling the 2011 Merrimack field hockey and women's soccer teams. The video aired during the first intermission of the December 17 nationally-televised Merrimack hockey game.

Jessica Peacock Named NSCAA First Team All-American
Senior Jessica Peacock (Hopedale, MA) of the Merrimack women’s soccer team has been named to the NSCAA All-America first team.

Women’s Soccer Trio Garners NSCAA All-Region Plaudits
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – The Merrimack women’s soccer team placed four players on the NSCAA All-Region squads this season.

Women’s Soccer Earns Four NEWISA All-New England Selections
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – The Merrimack women’s soccer team garnered four NEWISA All-New England accolades this season.

Season Recap: Women’s Soccer Continues Success in 2011, Carries Winning Ways into 2012
For the 28th-consecutive season, the Merrimack women’s soccer team finished the year with a winning record. The Warriors posted a 16-4-2 overall record in 2011 with an 11-2-1 mark in the Northeast-10 Conference.

Merrimack Set to Host NEWISA Senior Bowl, Women’s Soccer Garners Three Selections
NORTH ANDOVER, MA- Three members of the Merrimack women’s soccer team have been chosen to participate in the NEWISA Senior Bowl. The annual event will once again be played at Martone-Mejail Field December 4 at 11 am.

Peacock Selected to Daktronics Women’s Soccer All-Region First Team
Senior Jessica Peacock of the Merrimack women’s soccer team has been tabbed to the 2011 Daktronics All-Region first team after earning second team honors a year ago.

#22 Women's Soccer to Battle #10 Saint Rose in NCAA Regional Semifinals Sunday
The #22 Merrimack women’s soccer team will look to avenge a 5-1 loss at Saint Rose in the Northeast-10 Tournament finals when it takes to the pitch against the #10 Golden Knights in the NCAA Tournament Regional Semifinals Sunday afternoon.

#22 Women's Soccer Falls to #10 Saint Rose in NCAA Tournament
ALBANY, NY - The #22 Merrimack women's soccer team suffered a 5-0 loss at #10 Saint Rose in the East Region semifinal of the NCAA Tournament Sunday afternoon at the Plumeri Sports Complex.

#22 Women's Soccer to Meet Holy Family in NCAA Tournament 1st Round Match in Albany
The #22 Merrimack women’s soccer team will be making its 11th trip to the NCAA Tournament when it returns to Albany, NY to take on Holy Family in the first round. The Warriors earned the No. 3 seed in the East Region with a 16-3-1 overall record.

#22 Women's Soccer Advances to NCAA 2nd Round on Penalty Kicks Over Holy Family
The #22 Merrimack women's soccer team advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament, defeating Holy Family 5-3 in penalty kicks Friday afternoon after the teams were tied at one following 110 minutes of play.

Albany Awaits: #14 Women’s Soccer Awarded Invitation to 11th NCAA Tournament
The #14 Merrimack women’s soccer team has been chosen to participate in the 2011 NCAA Tournament, as announced by the NCAA Monday evening.

Northeast-10 Tourney Title on the Line as #14 Women’s Soccer Visits #15 Saint Rose Sunday
Coming off of a thrilling 2-1 overtime win in the semifinals, the #14 Merrimack women’s soccer team looks to capture its sixth Northeast-10 Conference Tournament crown as it travels to battle #15 Saint Rose Sunday afternoon.

#14 Women's Soccer Falls to #15 Saint Rose in NE-10 Tournament Final
The #14 Merrimack women's soccer team suffered a 5-1 loss to #15 Saint Rose in the Northeast-10 Conference Tournament title game Sunday afternoon.

Dion’s OT Marker Lifts #14 Women’s Soccer Past Southern NH 2-1 for Spot in NE-10 Finals
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – Danielle Dion buried the game-winning goal in the final minute of the first overtime period to send the #14 Merrimack women’s soccer team to the Northeast-10 Conference Tournament title match with a 2-1 win over Southern NH Friday evening at Martone-Mejail Field.

Six All-Conference Honorees Lead #14 Women’s Soccer into NE-10 Semis; Peacock Defensive Player of the Year
SOUTH EASTON, MA- The #14 Merrimack women’s soccer team earned six Northeast-10 All-Conference accolades on the eve of its Northeast-10 Conference Tournament semifinal match against Southern NH.

Peacock Earns Third Northeast-10 Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week Nod
Senior Jessica Peacock (of the #14 Merrimack women’s soccer team was named the Northeast-10 Conference Defensive Player of the Week for the third time this season

#14 Women’s Soccer Powers Past Pace in Northeast-10 Tournament Quarterfinals
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – Behind two second half goals, the #14 Merrimack women’s soccer team prevailed 2-0 over Pace in the quarterfinals of the Northeast-10 Conference Tournament at Martone-Mejail Field Tuesday evening.

#15 Women’s Soccer Poised to Host Pace in Northeast-10 Quarterfinals Tuesday
The #15 Merrimack women’s soccer team will host Pace in the quarterfinals of the Northeast-10 Conference Tournament November 1 at Martone-Mejail Field at 7 pm.

#15 Women’s Soccer Match Against Pace Snowed Out
With a blanket of snow coating the turf prior to the start of the #15 Merrimack women’s soccer match versus Pace Saturday evening, officials deemed the conditions unsafe to continue after 10 minutes had elapsed in the contest and the match was cancelled.

Start Time of #15 Women's Soccer's Match against Pace Saturday Moved Up
Kickoff of the #15 Merrimack women's soccer team's final match of the regular season has been moved up to 5:15 pm.

#15 Women’s Soccer Stifles Stonehill, Posts Fourth-Straight Shutout
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – The #15 Merrimack women’s soccer team secured its fourth-consecutive clean sheet Wednesday evening at Martone-Mejail Field, a 2-0 victory over Stonehill.

#15 Women's Soccer Battles Southern Connecticut to Scoreless Draw
WEST HAVEN, CT- The #15 Merrimack women's soccer team played Southern Connecticut State to a 0-0 tie Saturday afternoon. The result moves the Warriors to 13-2-1 on the season and 10-2-1 in the Northeast-10 Conference.

No. 15 Women’s Soccer Claims 1-0 Victory over Queens
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – The No. 15 Merrimack women’s soccer blanked Queens (NY) 1-0 in non-conference action Tuesday afternoon at Martone-Mejail Field.

Jessica Peacock Named Northeast-10 Defensive Player of the Week
NORTH ANDOVER, MA- Senior co-captain Jessica Peacock of the #18 Merrimack women’s soccer team has been tabbed the Northeast-10 Conference Defensive Player of the Week, as announced by the league office Monday afternoon.

#18 Women’s Soccer Silences #7 Saint Rose, Prevails 3-0
NORTH ANDOVER, MA- The #18 Merrimack women’s soccer team shocked #7 Saint Rose 3-0 on a blustery Saturday afternoon at Martone-Mejail Field.

Late Goal Sinks #18 Women's Soccer at Lowell, 2-1
LOWELL, MA – The #18 Merrimack women’s soccer team suffered a 2-1 loss at UMass Lowell Wednesday evening.

#17 Women’s Soccer Edges Le Moyne, 1-0
SYRACUSE, NY - The #17 Merrimack women’s soccer team eked out a 1-0 victory at Le Moyne Saturday afternoon.

#17 Women’s Soccer Falters at Franklin Pierce, Falls 3-0
RINDGE, NH – The #17 Merrimack women’s soccer team suffered its first loss of the season, a 3-0 decision at Franklin Pierce Wednesday evening.

Women’s Soccer Moves to #17 in NSCAA National Poll; Match at Franklin Pierce Postponed
NORTH ANDOVER, MA- The Merrimack women’s soccer team escalated to #17 in the NSCAA National Poll Tuesday afternoon. The Warriors own a 10-0-0 overall record with an 8-0-0 mark in the Northeast-10 Conference.

#18 Women’s Soccer Scores Late to Down Southern NH, 2-1
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – The #18 Merrimack women’s soccer team remained unbeaten on the season with a 2-1 victory over Southern NH Saturday afternoon at the newly-named Martone-Mejail Field.

Boston Globe: Pino surprises with strong return to Merrimack soccer
Pino is again the second-leading scorer for the Warriors (9-0-0), ranked 18th nationally in Division II.

#18 Women’s Soccer Holds Off Assumption, Prevails 2-1
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – The #18 Merrimack women’s soccer team remained unbeaten with a 2-1 victory at home over Assumption Wednesday evening.

Kiley Horne Named NE-10 Goalkeeper of the Week
NORTH ANDOVER, MA- Senior Kiley Horne of the #17 Merrimack women’s soccer team has been tabbed the Northeast-10 Conference Goalkeeper of the Week for the second time this season

#17 Women’s Soccer Bests Bentley 3-1, Stays Unbeaten
WALTHAM, MA – The #17 Merrimack women’s soccer team remained undefeated this season with a 3-1 victory at Bentley Saturday afternoon. The Warriors elevate their record to 8-0-0 overall

#17 Women’s Soccer Bests Bentley 3-1, Stays Unbeaten
WALTHAM, MA – The #17 Merrimack women’s soccer team remained undefeated this season with a 3-1 victory at Bentley Saturday afternoon. The Warriors elevate their record to 8-0-0 overall

Four Score as #17 Women’s Soccer Captures Seventh-Straight Win
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – The Merrimack women’s soccer team rose to #17 in the NSCAA National Poll hours before kicking off against Saint Michael’s Tuesday afternoon. The Warriors defeated the Purple Knights 4-1

#18 Women’s Soccer Rattles Off Sixth Win, Blanks AIC
SPRINGFIELD, MA – The 18th-ranked Merrimack women’s soccer team tacked on a late goal to claim a 1-0 victory at American International Saturday.

#18 Women’s Soccer Battles Back to Prevail at Saint Anselm
MANCHESTER, NH- The #18 Merrimack women’s soccer team pulled off a come-from-behind 2-1 victory at Saint Anselm Wednesday afternoon.

Women’s Soccer Vaults to #18 in NSCAA National Poll
NORTH ANDOVER, MA- The Merrimack women’s soccer team earned the #18 slot in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) National Poll.

Women’s Soccer Triumphs in Home Opener, Blanks New Haven
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – Danielle Dion buried the match’s only goal to lift the Merrimack women’s soccer team to a 1-0 victory over New Haven in the

Peacock, Horne Garner Northeast-10 Weekly Accolades
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – Jessica Peacock and Kiley Horne of the Merrimack women’s soccer team have been recognized by the Northeast-10 Conference

Horne Registers First Clean Sheet of 2011 as Women’s Soccer Triumphs at Adelphi
GARDEN CITY, NY – Senior goalkeeper Kiley Horne made four saves to help the Merrimack women’s soccer team remain unbeaten with a 2-0 victory at Adelphi.

Martone-Mejail Field Dedication Moved Up to 11:30 a.m. on October 1
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – Merrimack College will honor longtime soccer coaches Tony Martone and Gabe Mejail on October 1, renaming Warrior Field in their honor.

Women’s Soccer Cruises by Dowling, 5-2
OAKDALE, NY – The Merrimack women’s soccer team rolled to a 5-2 victory over Dowling Sunday afternoon at the Dowling Kickoff Invitational.

Bresciani Buries OT Game-Winner as Women’s Soccer Tops Molloy 2-1 in First Match of 2011
BROOKHAVEN, NY – Freshman Katie Bresciani (Hopedale, MA) tallied her second goal of the game in the 106th minute to give the Merrimack women’s soccer team a 2-1 double-overtime victory over Molloy.

Women’s Soccer Endures Judgment Day on Final Weekend of Preseason
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – The Merrimack women’s soccer team took a couple of days out of its preseason training to endure Judgment Day.

Salem News: Former North Shore stars dot women's soccer roster at Merrimack
This fall, the Warriors have a distinct North Shore flavor that they hope will help them remain a top team in New England.

Women’s Soccer Picked Fourth in Northeast-10 Preseason Poll
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – The Merrimack women’s soccer team has been selected to finish fourth in the 2011 Northeast-10 Coaches Poll, in an announcement made Wednesday by the league office.

Domohowski, Ravenelle Nominated for Northeast 10’s Scholar Athlete Awards
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – Kerri Domohowski from the women’s soccer team and Jon Ravenelle from the men’s tennis team were nominated for the Northeast-10’s Scholar Athlete Awards from the 2010-11 academic year.

Women’s Soccer Unveils 2011 Season
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – The winningest coach in Division II women’s soccer history, head coach Gabe Mejail announced the 2011 Merrimack women’s soccer schedule on Friday.

Hopley's Trip Overseas Gives Understanding to Cultural Differences
Senior Liz Hopley always wanted to study abroad but with her schedule as a student athlete, it didn't seem likely that she would be able to take a semester away from her soccer commitment.