SALEM, MASS. -- Ariel LaRosa has been named the new head coach of the Salem State softball program, as announced this week by Salem State Director of Athletics Peggy Carl. ""We are so thrilled to welcome Ariel LaRosa to the Viking coaching ranks. Her playing and coaching experiences are impressive and her experience recruiting qualified student-athletes will serve the program well. We are excited to watch as she refocuses and reinvigorates the Viking softball program."
Salem, Mass. -- The Little East Conference has announced the Spring Sports All-Academic Teams for the 2017 season, and the list includes seven Salem State University student-athletes from men's lacrosse and men's tennis.
Westfield, MA --- 69 Salem State student-athletes were named to the 2017 MASCAC Spring All-Academic Team in an announcement by the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference on Wednesday. A total of 790 student-athletes were honored for their work in the classroom this past winter and spring.
SALEM, MASS. ? Senior hockey standout Marcus Zelzer (Green Bay, Wisc.) has been selected to receive a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Postgraduate Scholarship. Zelzer is among 58 winter sport student-athletes from NCAA Divisions I, II and III to be awarded a $7,500 scholarship, and is the first Salem State student-athlete to be selected by the NCAA. The one-time scholarships are awarded three times a year corresponding to each sport season (Fall, Winter & Spring). The scholarships are awarded to student-athletes who excel academically and athletically and who are at least in their final year of intercollegiate athletics competition.
SALEM, MASS. ? Salem State Athletics & Recreation has announced the hiring of Al Berger as the University's new head women's basketball coach. Berger replaces Michelle Cunningham, who held the position for six seasons.
Salem, Mass. ? Carolyn Woodin (Arlington, Mass.) and Courtney Smith (Peabody, Mass.) were each selected to the 2017 MASCAC Women's Lacrosse All-Conference Second-Team in a vote by the eight coaches from around the league on Wednesday.