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Merrimack Concludes 2012–2013 with the Most Championships Since 1999

Highlighted by the first-ever regular season championship for men’s lacrosse, Merrimack’s athletic programs won a combined five league championships in 2012–2013—the most in 14 years. The men’s lacrosse team was ranked as high as third in the country, its highest ranking ever, while Corey Lunney was named the USILA National Player of the Year and a first-team All-American for the third time.

The women’s golf team also led the way this spring. Only in its second season, the team won the ECAC Championship by 30 strokes. Men’s tennis remained a model of consistency winning its second-straight Northeast-10 regular season and conference championship, while qualifying for its sixth-straight and sixth-ever NCAA Tournament. The men’s tennis team will enter 2013–2014 with 22 straight conference victories.

Merrimack also enjoyed an outstanding fall season as men’s soccer won its first Northeast-10 Championship since 1999 and won its first-ever NCAA Tournament. Meanwhile, the field hockey team won its second-straight and second-ever conference title and advanced to its second-straight NCAA Final Four.

In all, Merrimack won 55% of its games—the most since 2009–2010. In fact, the baseball team tied the school record for wins with 30, while reaching the Northeast-10 Championship for the first time since 1996.

Women’s Golfer Ali Reed Qualifies for NCAA Tournament

After finishing second at the NCAA Super Regionals in Illinois in early May, Sophomore Ali Reed qualified to compete in the NCAA Division II Women’s Golf Tournament. As 1 of 12 qualifying individual golfers in the country, she competed against 11 individuals and 16 teams, finishing 49th overall at the LPGA International Legends Course in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Voegeli Invited to Philadelphia Eagles Training Camp

Wide Receiver Isaiah Voegeli became the fourth Merrimack football player in two seasons to sign a NFL contract. The Northeast-10’s Most Valuable Player signed with the Philadelphia Eagles and will attend Eagles’ training camp this summer.

“I am speechless,” said Voegeli. “I am so grateful for this opportunity. I can’t thank head coach Dan Curran enough for his help and guidance and preparation to get me to this point. This is a dream come true that I’ve dreamt about since I was seven, to just have a shot and I’ve been blessed by this opportunity.”

Voegeli leaves Merrimack as the most decorated offensive player in program history. He was a consensus All-American last fall breaking multiple Northeast-10 Conference records along with nearly every Merrimack College receiving record.

“We are so proud of Isaiah and all of his accomplishments and we couldn’t be more excited for him as he moves on to the next phase of his career,” said first-year head coach Dan Curran. “Very few people have the opportunity to play football at the highest level and I can’t think of an individual who has earned it more than Isaiah. Isaiah has set the standard for all future offensive players at Merrimack with his unbelievable production, competitiveness, and work ethic.”

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