Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Upperclassmen look to lead on Senior Day, rest of season

By David Brinch

April 7, 2010

On any team, senior leadership is essential to being successful. Just ask the Massachusetts men’s lacrosse team. Last season, the Minutemen (7-2, 2-0 Colonial Athletic Association) reached their 18th NCAA Tournament, thanks in part to a senior class that was one of UMass’ best ever. Goalkeeper...

Dawley hired as head coach for Minutewomen

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

April 7, 2010

The Massachusetts women’s basketball team has a new head coach, and it’s one that is expected to be around for some time. Just under a month after UMass announced it would not renew the contract of former coach Marnie Dacko, the athletic department signed Sharon Dawley, the former head coach at...

Plourde’s 1-hitter, 20 strikeouts lift UMass over BC

By Adam Miller

April 7, 2010

If there’s anything Massachusetts softball coach Elaine Sortino can complain about regarding her ace Sara Plourde’s performance against Boston College, it’s the double at the bottom of the sixth inning that ruined her no-hitter. But by any other barometer, Plourde still proved herself to be...

UMass loses Game 1 to UConn

By Steve Levine

April 7, 2010

The Massachusetts baseball team has yet to catch a break this season. Last weekend, the Minutemen lost three straight games to Charlotte, which currently leads the Atlantic 10. UMass then traveled to Storrs, CT for a home-and-home set against Connecticut, which has won six straight. But after suffering...

Colonials tie for 1st after rout over SBU

By Michael Wood

April 7, 2010

A commanding 15-4 victory over St. Bonaventure on Saturday vaulted the George Washington baseball team into a tie for first place in the Atlantic 10 conference. Capitalizing on six errors by their opponents, the Colonials earned the victory and their second straight series sweep to remain perfect so...

Jeffery sets Charlotte strikeout record

By Scott Cournoyer

April 7, 2010

Charlotte ace Emily Jeffery set the school record for career strikeouts with 590 over the weekend.  Jeffery passed former 49er Kristen Bowen on Saturday, striking out the fourth batter of the game to cement the record in her own name. She has 150 strikeouts this year, fourth most in a single season...

No. 8 Pride struggling

By Daniel Giardina

April 7, 2010

After starting a hot, the Hofstra men’s lacrosse team had two consecutive loses that hurt it in the rankings, which include losses to Massachusetts and Drexel. On Saturday, Hofstra faced a fired up Drexel team, which is on three-game winning streak. Junior Jamie Lincoln and freshman Adrian Sorichetti...

Minutewomen look to continue success

By Geena Lombardi

April 6, 2010

Coming off back-to-back wins against Fordham, the Massachusetts softball team looks to continue its six-game win streak against Boston College this afternoon. The Eagles (9-17, 0-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) started out their season fairly strong, going 2-2 at the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Tournament...

Minutemen face model opponent at UConn

By Pete Vasquez

April 6, 2010

A third of the way into the season, the Massachusetts baseball team continually struggles to bring all aspects of its game together. After the pitching staff allowed only a pair of runs in the last two games of the Saint Joseph’s series, the Minutemen allowed 25 runs in three games to Charlotte...

Minutemen hampered by tough road schedule

By Dan Gigliotti

April 6, 2010

The well-traveled Massachusetts baseball team has done a lot of sightseeing on its way to its first 16 games this season, while watching its record plummet and its name fall in the standings. Two weeks ago, UMass coach Mike Stone spoke about his team needing to find a rhythm and that it would take...

Pompei, Vercollone set marks in school history

By Michael Counos

April 6, 2010

The Massachusetts men’s and women’s track and field teams opened their seasons in Storrs, Conn. on Saturday at the UConn Invitational with third-place finishes and many athletes setting qualifying marks for the New England Championships. The men had a solid showing, especially in the field events,...

UMass claims second-place finish at Holy Cross

By Eric Mansfield

April 5, 2010

The Massachusetts rowing team came away with a second-place finish at Lake Quinisgamond at Holy Cross in Worcester Saturday. Among the Minutewomen and the Crusaders, competing schools included Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New Hampshire and Williams, which sits atop the polls as the nation’s...