Husson University


Sports briefs for July 21, 2014

By -- From Staff and Wire Reports on July 22, 2014, at 10:42 a.m.
Field hockey festival Saturday The Maine Field Hockey Association’s annual Field Hockey Festival will be held Saturday at Thomas College in Waterville. Thirty­-five teams will gather from around the state to play in a seven-on-seven round robin format. Games begin at 8:30 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m. with a …

Richards twins to join Husson women’s basketball program

on July 09, 2014, at 8:06 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Twin sisters Kelsie and Kylie Richards of Corinna and Nokomis Regional High School are among the three latest recruits to join the Husson University women’s basketball program. The two guards will be joined on coach Kissy Walker’s club next season by Samantha Bruce of Madison and Central …
Husson fullback Billy Shannon (left) and the University of Maine-Fort Kent’s Henley Comrie battle for the ball during a game on Sept. 5, 2005, at Boucher Field in Bangor. Shannon has been named the new Bangor High School boys varsity soccer coach.

Former Hampden Academy, Husson standout named new Bangor boys varsity soccer coach

By Ernie Clark on June 30, 2014, at 2:19 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A former Hampden Academy and Husson University soccer standout who has been a subvarsity coach at Bangor High School for the last three years has been promoted to fill the Rams’ boys varsity vacancy in that sport. Billy Shannon, who coached Bangor’s junior varsity squad for the …
 Jordan Holmes

Messalonskee standout to play basketball for Husson men’s team

on June 06, 2014, at 5:18 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Jordan Holmes, a 6-foot guard from Messalonskee High School in Oakland, has committed to play men’s basketball for Husson University next fall, Husson men’s basketball coach Warren Caruso announced in a news release Friday. Holmes helped lead Messalonskee to a 13-6 record and a No. 4 seed …
Kate Goupee

Brewer High grad to lead Husson’s cross country, track programs

on May 30, 2014, at 3:59 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Brewer High School graduate and former Mount Desert Island High School coach Kate Goupee has been named the head coach of Husson University’s cross country and track and field programs, Husson Director of Athletics Frank Pergolizzi announced in a news release Friday. “We are very happy to …

Husson golf coach leaving after five seasons

on May 15, 2014, at 6:58 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Husson University golf coach Ed Meo has stepped down after five seasons, the school announced in a news release Thursday. “Unfortunately, after five years of coaching golf at Husson, I need to leave my position as head golf coach. I have been trying to juggle my career …

College roundup: Lebanon Valley softball team eliminates Husson from NCAA Tourney

on May 11, 2014, at 8:10 p.m.
UNION, New Jersey — Top-seeded Lebanon Valley College used a three-run sixth inning outburst to come from behind and eliminate third seed Husson University 3-1 in the Union Regional of the NCAA Division III softball tourney on Sunday. Husson had earlier eliminated Keene State 1-0 after dropping an 8-0 decision …
Lyndsay Merrill (left) and her sister Kayla Merrill are both on the Husson University softball team.

Merrill sisters have been catalysts for NCAA Tournament-bound Husson softball team

By Larry Mahoney on May 08, 2014, at 10:11 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Mary Merrill joked that her husband, Jim, will kill her for telling a story about him when he was helping nurture eldest daughters Kayla and Lyndsay’s interest in softball. “He used to sing ‘I love softball’ to them,” chuckled Mary Merrill. Jim fessed up. “And I also …

Husson, Saint Joseph’s softball teams heading to NCAA Regionals

on May 05, 2014, at 5:43 p.m.
The Husson University Eagles will travel to Union, New Jersey, and the Saint Joseph’s College Monks will visit Wellesley, Massachusetts, for NCAA Division III Regional Tourney openers Friday. North Atlantic Conference champion Husson of Bangor (30-10) will take on regional host Kean University (32-11) after winning its sixth straight league …
Husson University’s Kayla Merrill pitches against Brandeis University on March 29 at the UMaine practice dome in Orono. Merrill, who has a 12-3 record and 2.29 ERA, will lead the Eagles in their North Atlantic Conference playoff opener Friday against Johnson State.

Husson softball team hosts NAC Tournament; Eagle baseball team in Vermont for tourney

By Larry Mahoney on May 01, 2014, at 4:35 p.m.
The Husson University women’s softball team traveled to Vermont on Tuesday and dealt Johnson State a 17-1 five-inning thumping. The top-seeded Eagles, 25-9 overall and 12-2 in the North Atlantic Conference, will entertain Johnson State in the opening round of the six-team, double-elimination tournament beginning 10 a.m. Friday at O’Keefe …

Husson pitchers shut down Thomas in sweep

on April 25, 2014, at 8:54 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Amanda Ryan pitched a one-hitter in the opener and Kayla Merrill fired an eight-hit shutout on Friday as Husson University swept a North Atlantic Conference softball doubleheader from Thomas College at O’Keefe Field. Ryan spaced four hits, struck out five and walked one in a 5-1 win, …

Late rallies carry Husson softball to sweep of Bates

on April 23, 2014, at 9:31 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Husson University scored five runs in the sixth inning of the first game, then tallied two sixth-inning runs in the nightcap to post a doubleheader softball sweep of Bates College on Wednesday. The Eagles (21-9) won the opener 11-6 and took the second game 5-3. In Game …

Husson baseball team sweeps Thomas

on April 22, 2014, at 9:29 p.m.
WATERVILLE — Evan Pelkey and Casey Estes combined on a two-hitter and J.T. Whitten and Brandon Gendreau had two hits each Tuesday as Husson University completed a North Atlantic Conference baseball sweep of Thomas College, by scores of 4-1 and 7-0. In the nightcap, Pelkey gave up two hits, struck …

O’Neil, Nason pitch Husson baseball to sweep of UMF

on April 18, 2014, at 9:38 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Dennis O’Neil fashioned a four-hit shutout in a 1-0 victory in the first game, then Tim Nason spaced five hits in the Eagles’ 2-1 win in the nightcap as Husson swept a North Atlantic Conference doubleheader from the University of Maine-Farmington. In the opener, O’Neill (2-2) struck …

Stevens homer sparks UMaine softball team past Husson

on April 17, 2014, at 9:34 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — Jean Stevens cranked a two-run home run to highlight a four-run fifth inning that lifted the University of Maine to a 6-1 softball victory over Husson University at Kessock Field. EmJ Fogel knocked in two runs with a single and Felicia Lennon stroked two doubles while Jessica …
Husson softball player Chelsea Brennan stocks shelves at the Cressy Marketplace on the Husson University campus on Wednesday, April 9, 2014.

Husson softball players balancing athletics, academics, work schedules

By Larry Mahoney on April 14, 2014, at 7:43 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — When Mallory Conary isn’t running down fly balls in center field for the Husson University softball team, she’s chasing down change for a cashier who is low on quarters at Shaw’s Supermarket in Bangor, where she is a customer service representative/cashier. When Husson second baseman and soccer …

Floridian David Diaz commits to Husson men’s basketball program

By BDN Staff Reports on April 10, 2014, at 2:44 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Husson University has announced that David Diaz, a 5-foot-10 guard, has committed to play for the Eagles this fall. Diaz was the starting point guard at Christopher Columbus High School in Miami, where he helped lead his team to an 18-7 overall record, averaging 11 points and …
Softball spectators bring their own chairs and sit in the corner as Husson University plays Brandeis University on Saturday at UMaine's Mahaney Dome in Orono.

UMaine’s Mahaney Dome provides viable softball venue for winter-weary college teams

By Pete Warner on March 29, 2014, at 9:27 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — Two weeks ago, they returned from their respective spring trips to Florida. On Saturday afternoon, the softball teams from Husson University of Bangor and Brandeis University of Waltham, Mass., finally got back on the field. Temperatures were in the low 50s with no wind and the FieldTurf …
Bangor High School's Connor Adams (center) goes up for a shot past Mt. Ararat High School's Kevin Carter during a game on Jan. 31 at Red Barry Gym in Bangor.

Bangor senior Connor Adams commits to Husson basketball program; UMaine game Sunday

on March 20, 2014, at 2:31 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Bangor High School senior center Connor Adams has committed to attend Husson University and play basketball for its men’s team, the college announced in a news release Thursday. The 6-foot-5 Adams averaged 11 points, six rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game last season for the Rams while …

E. Connecticut rallies past Husson men’s basketball in NCAA Div. III tourney

on March 07, 2014, at 9:26 p.m.
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. — Mike Garrow was sidelined by foul trouble in the first half, but made up for his absence after intermission. Garrow poured in 19 of his 20 points in the second half Friday night, tallying seven points in the final 43 seconds to lift Eastern Connecticut to an …
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