Merrimack Warriors

The Merrimack Warriors are the intercollegiate athletic teams that represent Merrimack College, located in North Andover, Massachusetts, in NCAA sporting competitions. All of the Warrior athletic teams compete at the Division I level. Men's and women's ice hockey compete in the Hockey East conference, while the remaining teams are members of the Northeast Conference.[2]

Merrimack Warriors
UniversityMerrimack College
ConferenceNortheast Conference
Hockey East
NCAANCAA Division I
Athletic directorJeremy Gibson
LocationNorth Andover, Massachusetts
Varsity teams22
Football stadiumDuane Stadium
Basketball arenaHammel Court
Ice hockey arenaLawler Rink
Baseball stadiumWarrior Baseball Diamond
Softball stadiumWarrior Softball Diamond
Soccer stadiumMartone-Mejail Field
Lacrosse stadiumDuane Stadium
NicknameWarriors
ColorsBlue and Gold[1]
         
Websitewww.merrimackathletics.com

The College's combination of academic and athletic success has garnered Merrimack the #4 ranking in the country among NCAA Division II schools in the Top 100 Collegiate Power Rankings that are published by the National College Scouting Association. In addition, Merrimack finished 96th in the overall NCSA Power Rankings across all three NCAA divisions.

History

Highlights of Merrimack athletic history includes three national championships: the 1978 men's hockey team Division II Men's Ice Hockey Championship; the 1994 women's softball team won Division II Women's College World Series and Men's Lacrosse won the 2018 National Title. In 2006, Merrimack football became Northeast 10 Co-Champions and received their first NCAA Division II playoff bid to go on to win their first NCAA playoff game. In 2012, Merrimack Men's Tennis became Northeast 10 Champions, led by Senior captains Max Eppley and Sean Pahler, and first year head coach Sean Tully. This was Merrimack's first ever Men's Tennis Championship.[3]

Varsity teams

Men's sports Women's sports
BaseballBasketball
BasketballCross country
Cross countryField hockey
FootballGolf
Ice hockeyIce hockey
LacrosseLacrosse
SoccerRowing
TennisSoccer
Track & fieldSoftball
Swimming & diving
Tennis
Track & field
Volleyball
† – Track and field includes both indoor and outdoor.

Football

Merrimack has made one appearance in the NCAA Division II football playoffs; their record is 1–1.[4]

Year Round Opponent Result
2006First Round
Second Round
Southern Connecticut
Shepherd
W, 28–26
L, 7–31
Playoff Record 1–1

Conferences

Soccer

Merrimack College men's soccer team made school history in 2012 with the programs first ever NCAA Division II National Tournament berth. After finishing in first place in the Northeast 10 regular season, the men's soccer team went on to win the first round of the tournament against rivals Franklin Pierce University, but were knocked out the following round by Northeast 10 rivals Southern New Hampshire University. The 2012 men's soccer team was led by Head Coach Anthony Martone and assistant coaches Derek Valego, Michael Allen, Eric Ernst, and Sam Nunes. The team was led on the field by captains Alejandro Fuchs of Caracas, Venezuela and Nelson da Graca of Gothenburg, Sweden.

NCAA championships

National championships

  • Men's Ice Hockey: 1978
  • Softball: 1994
  • Men's Lacrosse: 2018, 2019

Regional championships

  • Women's Basketball: 2004, 2005
  • Women's Soccer: 1996

Appearances

  • Men's Basketball: 1977, 1978, 1991, 1992, 2000, 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Women's Basketball: 2003, 2004, 2005
  • Football: 2006
  • Hockey:
    • Division II: 1978, 1980, 1982, 1984
    • Division I: 1988, 2011
  • Men's Lacrosse: 2009, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Women's Soccer: 1996, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011
  • Softball: 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2011
  • Men's Tennis: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Women's Tennis: 2009
  • Volleyball: 2007, 2008

Conference championships

Northeast-10

  • Baseball: 1990, 1995, 1996
  • Men's Basketball: 2000
  • Women's Basketball: 2004
  • Women's Cross Country: 1997, 1998, 1999 [5]
  • Men's Lacrosse: 2000, 2010, 2018
  • Men's Soccer: 1995, 1996, 1997, 2017
  • Women's Soccer: 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1999
  • Softball: 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1999, 2001, 2002
  • Men's Tennis: 2012, 2013, 2015

ECAC

  • Hockey: 1967, 1968, 1977, 1980, 1987, 1988, 1989
  • Men's Soccer: 1997
  • Women's Soccer: 1988, 2000

References

  1. "Merrimack College Brand Guidelines". Retrieved February 22, 2017.
  2. "Merrimack College Accepts Invitation to Join the Northeast Conference" (Press release). Northeast Conference. September 10, 2018. Retrieved September 15, 2018.
  3. http://www.northeast10.org/sports/mten/2011-12/releases/04.21.12_-_Merrimack_Wins_Men-s_Tennis_Championship
  4. "2006 NCAA Division II National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 14. Retrieved January 23, 2014.
  5. , Northeast-10 Women's Cross Country All-Time Champions.
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