Massachusetts Daily Collegian

13 return for Ken O’Brien

By Gary Tarantino

September 10, 2009

The 2008 Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year, Ken O’Brien, and the Massachusetts men’s cross country team have been chosen to repeat as A-10 Champions for the 2009 season behind a hefty veteran squad of 13 upperclassmen. The...

Minutewomen remain winless, fall to Albany in double OT

By Steve Levine

September 9, 2009

For the Massachusetts women’s soccer team, two weeks have passed since the beginning of the season and they still cannot see a win in the standings. On Wednesday, the Minutewomen looked to change that against Albany at Rudd F...

Minutemen head to Burlington for start of Smith Barney Classic Friday

By David Brinch

September 9, 2009

The Massachusetts men’s soccer team has scored one goal in its first two games of the 2009 season. One contest ended in a tie, while the other ended in defeat. “We didn’t play well on Saturday and that’s what we have...

Arikian named to Hermann Trophy watch list, looks to lead UM

By Adam Miller

September 9, 2009

In the 78 years there has been a Massachusetts men’s soccer team, no Minutemen have ever made the watch list of collegiate soccer’s most prestigious award, the Hermann Trophy. In year 79, UMass has its first representative...

UMass field hockey upsets No. 9 Iowa

By Mike Gillmeister

September 7, 2009

Members of the Massachusetts field hockey team hugged at midfield, relishing in the team’s 4-3 upset of No. 9 Iowa on Friday, and forgetting about its 3-2 overtime loss to Boston University in Game 1 of the UMass Invitationa...

UMass men’s soccer falls to Hartford

By David Brinch

September 7, 2009

With a third straight NCAA Tournament bid as their goal, the Massachusetts men’s soccer team is discovering how hard it may be as they have started the young season out winless. The Minutemen (0-1-1) fell to Hartford, 2-0,...

Offense stumbles as women’s soccer falls to 0-3

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

September 7, 2009

Angel Napoli’s early season approach may not be providing the results she wants at the end of games, but she is seeing the progressions she wants to see. The new head coach of the Massachusetts women’s soccer team began...

Napoli steps up to replace retired Rudy

By Jay Asser

September 7, 2009

For the first time in 21 years, the Massachusetts women’s soccer team will head into the season with a new face as head coach. Two months after Jim Rudy announced his retirement from coaching collegiate women’s soccer, form...

Rudy calls it quits after 21 years at UMass

By Mike Gillmeister

September 7, 2009

In his 28 years of coaching collegiate women’s soccer – 21 at the helm of the Massachusetts women’s soccer team – Jim Rudy has compiled a 313-160-28 record. That record will remain as-is, since Rudy announced his retirement ear...

UMass men’s soccer aims for third straight NCAA bid

By Adam Miller

September 7, 2009

It’s easy to forget that making the NCAA Tournament is never a given when a team has done just that in recent history. That’s why Massachusetts men’s soccer coach Sam Koch won’t put those expectations on his players...

Arikian, DeSantis to lead men’s soccer in 2009

By Adam Miller

September 7, 2009

Every collegiate sports team has that beginning part of the season in which it has to reconcile for its losses through graduation, transfer or otherwise. The Massachusetts men’s soccer team is no exception. On paper, the...

Field hockey hopes to build off success from last year

By Noah Steinberg-DiStefano

September 7, 2009

After spending the summer months coaching the U.S. junior national team in Boston Massachusetts field hockey coach Justine Sowry is excited to be back in Amherst with her team. Last year, the Minutewomen had one of their best seas...