• Salem State names new women's coach
    September 13, 2018
    After serving as an assistant on the Salem State men's basketball staff, Bobby Verdun will lead the Vikings' women's program.
  • Salem State selects new coach
    June 19, 2017
    Al Berger will be the new women's basketball head coach at Salem State. He replaces Michelle Cunningham who stepped down from the position after six seasons.
  • Jostens finalists announced
    March 03, 2015
    Ten Division III men's basketball players and 10 women's players are in line for the Jostens Trophy, awarded to the top overall student-athlete in Division III men's and women's basketball.
  • Vikings Clinch MASCAC Tournament Berth, Defeat MCLA 69-64
    February 21, 2015
    Salem, Mass. – Rachael Carter (Merrimack, NH) scored 25 points and added 11 rebounds and six assists to lead Salem State to a 69-64 victory over MCLA, to help the Vikings clinch the final seed for the upcoming Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament. Salem State beat out the Trailblazers for the sixth seed and will now face third seeded Worcester State in a first round game at Clark University this Tuesday at 7:00 PM. The Vikings improve to 5-20, and 3-9 in conference while MCLA ends their season with a record of 7-18, and 1-11 slate in the MASCAC.
  • Owls Surge to 70-55 Victory
    February 11, 2015
    Salem, Mass. -- Forbasaw Nkamebo's (Amherst, MA) 26 points and 11 rebounds helped Westfield State remain perfect in the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) as the Owls earned a 70-55 victory over the Vikings of Salem State Wednesday night at Twohig Gymnasium on 'Think Pink" night. The Owls stay unbeaten in the MASCAC (9-0) and improve to 18-4 on the season. The loss snaps a two-game winning streak for the Vikings and drops them to 4-17 and 2-7 in the MASCAC. The Salem State Athletic Department hosted its annual "Think Pink Night" night, sponsored by Seaport Credit Union, during the college's men's and women's basketball games tonight. It was a highly successful event that raised awareness and collected funds for the continued research of breast cancer.
  • Saad's Free Throws Clinch 54-51 Salem State Victory Over Worcester State
    February 07, 2015
    Salem, Mass. -- Last minute free throws by Malissa Saad (Worcester, MA) sealed a 54-51 Vikings' victory and spoiled a late comeback by the Lancers of Worcester State in Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference women's basketball on Saturday afternoon. Salem State, which won for the second straight time, improves to 4-16 and improves their MASCAC record to 2-6 this season. The Lancers fall to 4-4 in conference and 13-8 on the season.
  • Vikings Rally, Carter Nets Game-Winning Shot in 57-56 Win
    February 05, 2015
    Salem, Mass. -- Rachel Carter (Merrimack, NH) led the Vikings of Salem State to a thrilling 57-56 victory over the Fitchburg State Falcons with a game-winning layup with five seconds on the clock to snap a 14-game losing streak. Carter had a big night from the floor, scoring 16 points while adding eight rebounds and a game-high nine assists. Salem State improves to 3-16 on the year and earned their first Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) victory this season (1-6). With the loss, the Falcons slip to 11-8 on the season, and fall to 3-5 in the MASCAC. The game was resumed from Saturday after court issues forces a postponement.
  • Corsairs Cruise Past Vikings 81-52, Carter Moves Into 5th Place on All-Time Career Scoring List
    February 03, 2015
    Salem, Mass. – Kelsey Garrity (Somerville, Mass.) scored 20 points and added five rebounds, and five assists as UMass Dartmouth defeated Salem State 81-52 in women's basketball action at Twohig Gymnasium on Tuesday evening. The win propels the Corsairs to their seventh straight victory, and raises their record to 16-4. The Vikings, who were led by Rachael Carter' s (Merrimack, NH) 20 points and eight boards, slip to 2-16 on the year. Carter has now amassed 1,548 points and moved into 5th place on Salem State's career scoring list, passing former conference player of the year Terri Niles ('95-'99).
  • Bears Hold Off Vikings 61-49
    January 24, 2015
    Salem, Mass. -- Rachel Kusz (Worcester, MA) netted 23 points as the Bears of Bridgewater State rolled past the Vikings of Salem State 61-49 Saturday afternoon at the Twohig Gymnasium. The Bears move to 11-7 on the season and improve to 5-1 in the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC). The Vikings continue to struggle this season as they drop to 2-14 overall and 0-5 in the MASCAC.
  • Rivier Pulls Away for a 73-64 Victory Over Salem State
    January 22, 2015
    Salem, Mass – Deanna Purcell (Hudson, N.H.) scored 25 points and added 12 rebounds and Caitlyn Perry (Nashua, NH) added 24 points to lead the Rivier University Raiders past the Salem State Vikings, 73-64 on Thursday evening at Twohig Gymnasium. The win improves Rivier to 6-8 on the season while Salem State slides to 2-13.
  • Rams Cruise to 63-47 Win Over Vikings
    January 20, 2015
    Salem, Mass. -- Alycia Rackliffe (Feeding Hills, MA) recorded a double-double of20 points and 10 rebounds as the Rams of Framingham State sailed past their Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) opponent, the Vikings of Salem State 67-43 Tuesday night at the Twohig Gymnasium. The Rams improve to 11-4 on the season and 3-2 in MASCAC play while the Vikings slip to an overall record of 2-12 and and 0-4 in conference play.
  • Beacons Pull Away to a 63-41 Win
    November 22, 2014
    Salem, Mass. -- In the championship game of the 2014 Salem State Tip-Off Tournament, Olivia Murphy's (Canton, MA) 14 points helped the Beacons of UMass Boston defeat the Vikings of Salem State 63-41 on Saturday afternoon at Twohig Gymnasium. Beacons forward Kirsten Morrison (North Reading, MA), who scored her 1,000th career point at the 13:20 mark on a converted and-one opportunity, was selected to the all-tournament team along with Salem State's Maggie Reilly (Worcester, MA), Rachael Carter (Merrimack, NH), and Lasell's Katie Stopera (Hollis, NH). Murphy earned the tournament MVP as her Beacons took this year's Tip-Off championship.
  • Bowdoin Defeats Salem State in Tip-Off Tournament Championship
    November 16, 2013
    Salem, Mass. -- Marle Curle (Plattsurgh, NY) scored 19 points and Megan Phelps (Southwest Harbor, ME) added 16 as the Bowdoin Polar Bears defeated the Salem State Vikings 81-49 in the championship game of the Salem State Women's Basketball Tip-Off Tournament.
  • Salem State 2011-2012 Season Preview
    November 01, 2011
    Salem, MA — The 2011-2012 Lady Vikings under first year head Coach Michelle Cunningham , who replaces former coach Tim Shea after 30 years and 649 victories, look to return to the winning ways of Salem State Women's Basketball. After posting a dismal 3-22 record - 0-12 in the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference - and missing the MASCAC Tournament for the first time in program history, the team knows there is a lot of work to be done.
  • Salem State coach to retire
    January 27, 2011
    Salem State women’s coach Tim Shea, who has won 649 games all-time, announced he will relinquish his coaching duties at the end of the season. The Vikings are 3-11.
  • Northeast will gladly take consolation
    March 21, 2000
    Salem State women's coach Tim Shea knows the devastation of losing in the NCAA Division III Final Four. He also knows the joy of bouncing back and salvaging the weekend with a win in the third-place game.
  • Third is better than none
    March 22, 1999
    If any team in the county should have an aversion to consolation games, the Salem State women would be it.
  • Salem State bringing MASCAC respect
    March 18, 1999
    Members of the Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference do not always command a lot of respect, especially in women's basketball.