The Mercyhurst wrestling team earned the PSAC Division II regular season dual championship for the second consecutive year. This made conference history as the first Division II dual titles to be won back-to-back.
The eight-ranked Lakers won with a 23-15 victory over 15th-ranked Pittsburgh at Johnstown on Feb 19. Mercyhurst furthered its winning streak to 13 consecutive matches and completed the PSAC conference with a 7-0 record.
The Mercyhurst University men’s hockey team beat Robert Morris University with a 5-2 victory on Saturday and tied 5-5 in overtime on Friday to close out the regular 2013-14 season.
The Lakers improved to 19-12-7 overall and finished with a 17-4-6 mark in the Atlantic Hockey Association standings.
Redshirt junior goaltender Jordan Tibbett had a career-high with 48 saves while senior Daniel O’Donoghue scored a pair of goals Sunday to boost the Lakers score on Saturday.
Senior Christine Bestland of the eighth-ranked Mercyhurst University women’s hockey team was announced as a top-10 finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award announced today by The USA Hockey Foundation.
The honor is bestowed annually upon the top player in NCAA Division I women’s ice hockey and this year will be unveiled at a brunch ceremony at Oakdale Theater in Wallingford, Conn., on Saturday, March 22, as part of the NCAA Women’s Frozen Four weekend hosted by Quinnipiac University.
Emily Janiga of the Mercyhurst women’s hockey team was named College Hockey American Player of the Week for the fourth time on Monday Feb 17.
“It’s an honor to be nominated for an award like this but it’s more of a team effort rather than an individual one,” Janiga said. “I would not have been able to succeed over the weekend without my team.”
The Lakers beat Penn State University twice last weekend with a 4-0 win Saturday and a 4-1 win Sunday.
The Mercyhurst men’s basketball team have secured the third seed in the Western Division and will host a first round PSAC Tournament contest on Saturday, March 1.
The Lakers will close their regular 2013-2014 season against University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown on Wednesday, Feb. 26 in the Mercyhurst Athletic Center at 7:30 p.m. If UPJ beats Mercyhurst and California (Pa.) loses to Seton Hill, the Lakers would host UPJ on Saturday.
The Mercyhurst men’s hockey team has obtained the program's first-ever Atlantic Hockey Association regular season championship on Saturday night.
The Lakers needed a win or a tie at Niagara and then needed Air Force, Bentley, and Robert Morris each to lose. With a strong win over Niagara on Saturday with 4-2, Sacred Heart pulled off a weekend sweep of Bentley, defeating them 5-2 on Saturday night. Canisius doubled up Robert Morris, 6-3, and RIT edged Air Force, 3-2 in Colorado.
With the spring athletic season right around the corner, the Mercyhurst men’s lacrosse team has received several high preseason rankings, have raised expectations for the upcoming 2014 season.
The Lakers rank second in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Coaches’ Preseason Poll, voted as favorite to win the Eastern Conference Athletic Conference (ECAC) for the 2014 season and received third ranking in Lacrosse Magazine’s NCAA Division II 2014 preseason rankings.
The Lakers preseason accolades can be referenced to an exciting 2013 season.
The Mercyhurst women’s basketball team lost, 61-64, at Edinboro on Saturday, Feb. 15, as a potential tying 3-pointer came up short at the buzzer.
During this game at the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Western Division contest at McComb Fieldhouse in Edinboro, four Lakers scored double digits.
The No. 8 ranked Mercyhurst men’s wrestling team continued their winning streak with a 26-20 victory over the Ashland University Eagles during a great home match Thursday, Feb. 13.
Currently, the Lakers have a record of 6-0 in the PSAC conference and this victory gave the Lakers a 17-1 record over all. With 17 victories, the wrestling team has beaten itsprevious record of going 16-0 during their 2008-2009 season. With that record, they have also set a new record streak of consecutive wins with 11.
Former Mercyhurst women’s hockey player Meghan Agosta-Maricano tallied her first point of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi Russia on Monday, Feb. 10, to propel the Canadian Olympic team to a 3-0 win against Finland.
Agosta-Marciano scored her first goal of the 2014 Olympics at the 9:27 mark of the third to give Canada a 1-0 edge on the game. The power-play also marked the game-winning goal of the contest after fellow teammates Jayna Hefford and Rebecca Johnston scored later in the third period.