An official announcement from UMass is expected to come by the end of this week.
The Minutemen lost to No. 6 BC Saturday night after picking up their first Hockey East win on Friday against Northeastern.
The UMass men’s cross country team place 4th in their season-opening home meet. Behind Vermont, Boston College and Maine and in front of Amherst College and Sacred Heart.
UMass cross country opened its season Saturday at the Minutemen Invitational, with the men finishing fourth and the women taking third.