Franklin & Marshall continues to show its dominance in women's lacrosse as 2018 saw the Diplomats compete for a conference title and make a deep run in the NCAA Tournament. F&M advanced to the NCAA for the sixth straight season and have made two Sweet 16s, two Elite Eights and two Final Fours in those appearances. The Diplomats finished the year with an 18-5 record with a perfect 9-0 mark in Centennial Conference (CC) action.
Franklin & Marshall’s football team enters the 2018 season ranked 17th in the Street & Smith's Preseason Poll. Senior Joe Granahan was also named a preseason All-American by the publication. Street & Smith's is available at newsstands and online here.
Three members of the Franklin & Marshall women's lacrosse team were named to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWCLA) All-America Team announced Wednesday. Paige Moriarty was named to the first team, Maggie Hanzsche earned a spot on the second team, and Danielle Harrington landed on the third team. The honors are the first for Hanzsche and Harrington while Moriarty earns All-America honors for the third time and was named Attacker of the Year.
Five members of Franklin & Marshall's men's lacrosse team earned a spot on the 2018 Intercollegiate Men’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IMLCA) Mid-Atlantic All-Region Team. Kevin Mollihan made the first team while Sean Rogers, Jarrett Donaghy, and Tommy O’Connor landed on the second team. Harry Rice received honorable mention. Mollihan was also named the Offensive Player of the Year for the region.
Franklin & Marshall football players, families and the coaching staff volunteered at the Lauren's First and Goal Football Camp held at Lafayette College last weekend. The F&M football program had 61 volunteers at the camp and raised $10,000 through their work at the food tent. Overall, the camp raised more than $130,000 for pediatric brain tumor research and cancer services.
Jimmy Stillerman led a contingent of 10 Franklin & Marshall wrestlers at this past weekend’s U23 World Team Trials in Akron, Ohio, finishing as the runner-up in the Greco-Roman 87 kg bracket. He was F&M’s first-ever runner-up finisher at the Trials.
Eight members of the Franklin & Marshall women’s rowing team earned a place on the 2018 Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) Scholar-Athlete list. Teresa Chappell and Leah Issokson garnered the distinction for the third consecutive year, Helen Nelson and Margaret Stoner landed on the list for the second straight season, while Paige Alexander, Dori Coplan, Sarah Labovitz, and Rebecca McCain all received the accolade for the first time.
An even performance across all three 2017-18 seasons led Franklin & Marshall to a 61st place finish out of 450 NCAA Division III institutions in the year’s final Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings. The Diplomats eclipsed 300 points for the fourth straight year after totaling 306.50.
Seniors Paige Moriarty and Danielle Harrington were selected to participate in the IWCLA Senior All-Star Game. The game will be held on Tierney Field at US Lacrosse Headquarters in Sparks, Md. on Saturday, June 2, 2018.
Franklin & Marshall softball delivered another strong campaign, which saw individuals set three single-season records. The Diplomats ended the year with an overall record of 17-21 and an 8-8 mark in the Centennial Conference (CC).
Behind one of the most prolific offenses in program history and a pitching staff with a penchant for strikeouts, the 2018 Franklin & Marshall baseball team met its goal of returning to the Centennial Conference (CC) Postseason for the first time since 2015.
Six individual medals at the Centennial Conference (CC) Championships from May 4-6 highlighted another strong campaign for the Franklin & Marshall women’s track and field team that saw the team finish sixth-place at Champs.
Six members of Franklin & Marshall's men's lacrosse team earned a spot on the 2018 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Division III All-America Team, announced on Friday. Kevin Mollihan made the second team while Sean Rogers, George Briggs, Harry Rice, Tommy O'Connor and Luke Keating received honorable mention.
A Franklin & Marshall women’s golf roster made up primarily of underclassmen, showcased a continued growth of the program in 2017-18. The Diplomats competed in six events throughout the course of the year, wrapping up competition at the Centennial Conference (CC) Championship in Lancaster on April 21-22 with a member of their team once again in the hunt for a top individual finish.
Franklin & Marshall's Dan Marano was named to the 2018 American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings Mid-Atlantic All-Region Third Team, as well as the D3baseball.com All-Mid-Atlantic Region Third Team. The Diplomats' first baseman garnered the second All-Region distinction of his career after also landing on the ABCA Third Team in 2015.
Franklin & Marshall enjoyed another banner year from its women’s rowing program in 2018 as the Diplomats received votes in the national poll for the third straight season while also placing in the top-three of the Mid-Atlantic Rowing Conference (MARC) Championships for the third year in a row.
Franklin & Marshall’s men’s rowing team continued its ascent as one of the Mid-Atlantic Rowing Conference’s (MARC) top programs in 2018, earning several weekly accolades due to top performances throughout the regular season, before capping off the year with notable showings at the MARC Championships and prestigious Dad Vail Regatta.
The fifth straight season with a winning record in Centennial Conference (CC) competition and a return to the CC Tournament for the fifth consecutive year offered examples of continued success for the Franklin & Marshall’s women’s tennis program in 2018.
Franklin & Marshall further solidified its place as a top Centennial Conference (CC) contender with the program’s seventh-straight Tournament Semifinal appearance where the Diplomats’ fell to No. 24 Johns Hopkins by a 5-0 tally. F&M ended 2018 with a 10-9, 6-3 CC record.
No. 7 Franklin & Marshall fell 9-6 to No. 1 TCNJ in the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament Sunday afternoon. The Diplomats dropped to 18-5 this season, while the Lions improved to 20-2 and advanced to Final Four next weekend.
No. 7 Franklin & Marshall took down Colorado College 19-9 in the third round of the NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Tournament Saturday afternoon. The Diplomats improved to 18-4 and will face host No. 1 TCNJ, a 13-7 winner over No. 9 Bowdoin, in tomorrow’s Regional Final.
Franklin & Marshall's Ben Mitchell and Justin Lankler garnered a spot on the 2018 Division III Ping Mid-Atlantic All-Region Team, announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). Mitchell was named to the team for the second year in a row while Lankler earned the honor for the first time.
F&M is taking on Colorado College for the just the second time in program history. The Diplomats won the first meeting 9-5 back in 2001. F&M could face TCNJ for 21st time on Sunday, with the Lions holding a 16-4 record. A matchup with Bowdoin would be the first in program history.
Franklin & Marshall’s outdoor track and field team collected three medals on the final day of competition at the ECAC Championships, hosted by Johns Hopkins. Alyssa Ward took second in the High Jump, Logan Lewis finished third in the Shot Put and Spencer Lyman also took third in the 1,500-meter run.