2011 Merrimack Volleyball News

April 18, 2012
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.

April 16, 2012
Volleyball Announces Summer Clinic Dates
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – The Merrimack volleyball program will host a 4-day, 3-night clinic beginning July 20 at Merrimack College.

March 28, 2012
Merrimack Announces Summer Clinic Sport Lineup
Merrimack has announced its summer clinic sport lineup for the summer of 2012. Call 978-837-5324 for more information.

December 1, 2011
Youthful Volleyball Team Rebuilds For 2012
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – The very young Merrimack volleyball team couldn’t finish out matches like first year head coach T.J. Hajjar would have liked. The Warriors were in almost every contest until the end but they could not come up with crucial points when they needed them. The lack of finish may have been due to the youth of the 2011 team. This year’s team was compromised of six freshman, one sophomore, three juniors and only one senior. Merrimack finished 5-22 overall, 2-13 in the conference.

November 9, 2011
Sheehan Earns Northeast-10 All-Rookie Team Accolades
North Andover, Mass. – Freshman outside hitter Stephanie Sheehan (Smithtown, N.Y.) has been named to the Northeast-10 conference All-Rookie team as announced by the league offices on Wednesday. Sheehan was the only Warrior recognized on an All-Conference team this season.

November 5, 2011
Volleyball Downed 3-0 by Saint Rose on Senior Day
North Andover, Mass. – The Merrimack volleyball team was downed by the Saint Rose Golden Knights 3-0 on Saturday afternoon at Bert Hammel Court. The Warriors honored their only senior, Nicole Duarte (Windham, NH) before the game as part of their senior day ceremonies. The loss ends the season for the Merrimack volleyball team as they close out the season with a 5-22 (2-13) record.

November 4, 2011
Volleyball Match Moved From 4 PM to 5 PM
North Andover, Mass. – The Merrimack women’s volleyball match against Le Moyne has been moved to a 5 p.m. start. The match was originally scheduled for a 4 p.m. start.

November 4, 2011
Volleyball Dominates Le Moyne, Wins 3-1
North Andover, Mass. – The Merrimack volleyball team controlled the tempo of play all night as they went on for the 3-1 win over the visiting Le Moyne Dolphins. The win improves the Warriors record to 5-20 (2-12) on the season.

November 1, 2011
Volleyball Falls 3-1 at Saint Anselm
Manchester, NH – The Merrimack volleyball team was downed on Tuesday night at Saint Anselm 3-1.

October 28, 2011
Volleyball Double Header Scheduled for Saturday Cancelled
North Andover, Mass. – Due to approaching heavy weather, Saturday's volleyball double header against Assumption College and Molloy College has been postponed. No make-up date has been announced as of yet.

October 27, 2011
Volleyball Serves Up First Conference Win, Sweeps Assumption 3-0
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – The Merrimack women’s volleyball team claimed its first Northeast-10 Conference victory of the season with a 3-0 decision over Assumption Thursday evening.

October 25, 2011
Volleyball Downed 3-0 at Lowell
North Andover, Mass. – The Merrimack volleyball team was defeated on Tuesday night as they hit the road for a conference game against UMass Lowell.

October 20, 2011
Volleyball Falters Late Losing 3-1 to AIC
North Andover, Mass. – The Merrimack volleyball started hot on Thursday night but could not keep up the early momentum falling to conference foe American Int’l 3-1. The loss drops Merrimack to 3-19 (0-10 NE-10).

October 18, 2011
Volleyball Hangs With Bentley But Falls, 3-1
North Andover, Mass. – The Merrimack volleyball team lost a tightly contested conference game against the visiting Bentley Falcons on Tuesday night by the score of 3-1. The loss drops Merrimack to 3-18 (0-9 NE-10).

October 15, 2011
Shorthanded Volleyball Falls at Adelphi
North Andover, Mass. – The shorthanded Merrimack volleyball team hung tough on Saturday afternoon but they were unable to come up with a victory as they lost to Adelphi 3-0. The loss drops Merrimack to 3-17 (0-8 NE-10).

October 14, 2011
Volleyball Downed by Pace, 3-0
Pleasantville, N.Y. – The Merrimack volleyball team fell short in their attempt to pick up a conference victory at Pace on Friday night as they were downed 3-0. The loss drops Merrimack to 3-16 (0-7 NE-10).

October 11, 2011
Volleyball Drops Conference Match up at Franklin Pierce, 3-1
Rindge, N.H. – The Merrimack volleyball team lost a tightly contested match up at Franklin-Pierce on Tuesday night by the score of 3-1. The loss drops Merrimack to 3-15 (0-6 NE-10).

October 7, 2011
Volleyball Prevails in Five-Set Thriller, Downs New Brunswick 3-2
NORTH ANDOVER, MA - The Merrimack volleyball team claimed a 3-2 victory over New Brunswick Friday evening at Volpe Gym in an exhibition match.

October 6, 2011
Volleyball Suffers 3-1 Setback to Southern Connecticut
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – The Merrimack volleyball team dropped a 3-1 decision to Southern Connecticut State Thursday evening at Volpe Gym.

October 4, 2011
Volleyball Hangs With First-Place Stonehill, Falls 3-0
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – The Merrimack volleyball team hung tough with the first-place Stonehill Skyhawks but they were unable to come up with the crucial points as they were downed 3-0 in front of the home crowd at Volpe Gym on Tuesday Night. The loss drops Merrimack to 3-13 (0-4 NE-10).

September 30, 2011
Volleyball Struggles at New Haven, Falls 3-0
New Haven, Conn. – The Merrimack volleyball team struggled all night and were unable to pick up a victory as they were downed in straight sets, 3-0. New haven extends their winning streak to eight straight matches as Merrimack falls to 3-12 (0-3 NE-10).

September 28, 2011
Volleyball Downed By UMass Lowell 3-0 in Closely Contested Match
NORTH ANDOVER, MA –The Merrimack volleyball team couldn’t put away UMass Lowell when it had its chances late and were downed by the score of 3-0 on Wednesday night at the Volpe Gym. Merrimack had many opportunities late in sets to take the game, but they were unable to defeat the River Hawks and fell to 3-11 (0-2 NE-10) on the season.

September 27, 2011
Volleyball Falls Short Against St. Michael's 3-1
North Andover, MA –The Merrimack volleyball team was upended by the Saint Michael’s Purple Knights by the score of 3-1 on Tuesday night in front of the home crowd at the Volpe Gym. The loss drops the Warriors record to 3-10 (0-2 NE-10) on the season.

September 24, 2011
Volleyball Drops Doubleheader To C.W. Post And Pace
North Andover, MA –The Merrimack volleyball team was downed by C.W. Post Saturday afternoon by the score of 3-0 and was later downed by Pace by the same score. Merrimack drops to 3-9, 0-1 NE-10 on the season.

September 22, 2011
Volleyball Wins Five Set Thriller Over Assumption
North Andover, MA –The Merrimack Warriors volleyball team defeated the Assumption Greyhounds 3-2 in a five set thriller in front of the home crowd at Volpe gym on Thursday night. The non conference victory is the first win in front of the home crowd on the season for the Warriors.

September 18, 2011
Volleyball Falls to American International 3-0
Springfield, MA – The Merrimack women’s volleyball team dropped a non-conference contest to American International on Sunday afternoon by the score of 3-0. The loss drops Merrimack to 2-7 on the young season and American Int’l wins their second straight contest to push their record to 3-7.

September 15, 2011
Volleyball Set to Open Home Portion of Schedule Thursday Against Southern New Hampshire
North Andover, MA - The Merrimack volleyball team will play its first home match of the season against conference foe Southern New Hampshire on Thursday September 15 at 7 p.m.

September 15, 2011
Volleyball Falls to Southern New Hampshire 3-0 in Home Opener
North Andover, MA –The Penmen of Southern New Hampshire defeated the Merrimack volleyball team 3-0 Thursday night inside the Volpe Gym.

September 10, 2011
Volleyball Defeats Post 3-0; Falls to UMass Lowell
LOWELL, MA –The Merrimack volleyball team snapped its four-game losing streak with a 3-0 victory over Post before falling to UMass Lowell 3-0 at the River Hawk Classic.

September 9, 2011
Volleyball Falls to Franklin Pierce 3-1 Friday
LOWELL, MA –Three Ravens combined for 46 kills as Franklin Pierce defeated the Merrimack volleyball team 3-1 Friday night at UMass Lowell.

September 8, 2011
Volleyball Defeated by Southern New Hampshire 3-1
Despite 24 kills from freshman Stephanie Sheehan, the Merrimack volleyball team suffered a 3-1 loss to Southern New Hampshire in non-conference action Thursday night.

September 7, 2011
Stephanie Sheehan Named Northeast-10 Freshman of the Week
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – Merrimack freshman Stephanie Sheehan (Smithtown, NY) was named the Northeast-10 Freshman of the Week on Wednesday.

September 6, 2011
Volleyball Blanked by Stonehill 3-0
EASTON, MA – The Merrimack volleyball team was defeated Tuesday night by Stonehill College 3-0 in non-conference play.

September 3, 2011
Volleyball Splits on Opening Day
MANCHESTER, NH – The Merrimack volleyball team opened the 2011 season with a 3-2 victory over Saint Anselm, before falling to Mercy 3-1 Saturday afternoon.

August 26, 2011
Volleyball Picked 9th in Preseason Poll
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – The Merrimack volleyball team was picked ninth in the Northeast-10 Coaches’ Preseason Poll.

August 15, 2011
Boston Globe: Trabucco ready to serve as volleyball captain
Brianna Trabucco is stepping in for the single-season and career leader in assists with the women’s volleyball program at Merrimack College.

June 29, 2011
Volleyball Set for 2011 Campaign
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – First-year head coach TJ Hajjar announced the 2011 volleyball schedule on Wednesday.

June 13, 2011
Volleyball Unveils Class of 2015, First Class under Hajjar
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – First-year head coach TJ Hajjar has unveiled his first recruiting class, the five-member class of 2015 which will begin play this fall for the Merrimack volleyball team.