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Warrior Pride Abounds at Merrimack’s 2022 Homecoming Weekend

The largest crowd in the history of this growing Merrimack tradition saw a come-from-behind win by the football team and celebrated the newest inductees in the Athletics Hall of Fame.
Crowded stands at a Merrimack homecoming football game.
Merrimack College 2022 Homecoming Weekend.

Merrimack College saw record crowds for its annual Homecoming Weekend, with more than 12,500 people descending on campus to reconnect and cheer on the Warriors.

One highlight of the weekend was the return of the Merrimack Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony, last held in 2019. Seven former student-athletes were enshrined the evening of Friday, Sept. 30, in the Hall of Fame at the Volpe Athletic Center. The inductees included track and field athlete Carly Muscaro, the 2017 Honda Division II Athlete of the Year, and Merrimack’s most decorated student-athlete.

Macktoberfest, Homecoming Weekend’s kickoff celebration, featured performances by the marching band, dance team, and cheerleading team on the field at Duane Stadium and culminated in a fireworks display over campus.

Despite dreary weather Saturday, a capacity crowd turned out at Duane Stadium to cheer on the Warriors football team, which secured a come-from-behind 24-23 victory over Long Island University.

“Homecoming is one of the most anticipated events on the Merrimack calendar,” said Merrimack College President Christopher E. Hopey. “This tradition continues to grow in scale and popularity. It is wonderful to see more and more people come to campus to show off their Warrior pride and demonstrate how supportive and connected the Merrimack community is.”

In addition to football’s win, field hockey fell to Wagner 7-0 on Friday, women’s hockey beat Syracuse 2-0 on Saturday, and women’s soccer defeated Stonehill 4-1 on Sunday.