HGR’s Head Honcho Bryan Brazill, Director of Player Development Bryan Pollack, and Coaches Mike Morgan and Kyle Smith are expected to lead Merrimack College to a victory this morning as they face 4th-ranked Le Moyne in the Northeast 10 semi-final championships. Merrimack topped off their regular season with an 7-game winning streak, followed by a round 1 playoff win against SNHU earlier this week. The winner of today’s game will face either Adelphi or Pace on Sunday for the championship.
Here’s what Merrimack had to say about the Warrior’s history in the NE-10 Championships:
- Merrimack is making its 19th appearance in the league tournament, second only to Le Moyne’s 21 appearances (including this spring).
- The Warriors have advanced to the semifinal round of the tournament 18 times – including 13 straight – which again is second only to Le Moyne’s 19.
- Merrimack has also advanced to 12 NE10 Finals (behind Le Moyne’s 16).
- Merrimack has won the NE10 Tournament in two previous seasons (2000, 2010); only Le Moyne (12), Bentley (3) and Adelphi (3) have more league championships.
- Merrimack has finished as the tournament’s runner-up a league-high nine times, most recently in 2016 when it dropped an 8-6 decision at Le Moyne.
- The Warriors will also look to become the first team not named Adelphi or Le Moyne to win the league tournament since their last title in 2010.
- Since 2000, the only team not named Le Moyne, Merrimack or Adelphi to win the NE10 title was former conference member Bryant in 2008.
We wish the best of luck to HGR staff and standout alumni (and HGR coach) Tim Towler today in Syracuse.