Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Plourde on pace to break Henderson’s strikeout mark

By Adam Miller

April 28, 2010

Ever since pitcher Sara Plourde became the NCAA leader in strikeouts, her name has been associated with Massachusetts softball alums Danielle Henderson and Brandice Balschmiter. During Game 1 of yesterday’s double-header with Rhode Island, the sophomore broke two records, recording nine strikeouts...

Three Minutemen earn Atlantic 10 honors

By Dan Gigliotti

April 28, 2010

For the first time in the history of the Massachusetts baseball program, three Minutemen athletes swept weekly Atlantic 10 accolades. Senior Bryan Leigh, junior Eric Fredette and freshman Ryan Cusick earned A-10 Pitcher, Player, and Rookie of the Week honors, respectively, based on their stellar performances...

Charlotte continues to lead Atlantic 10

By Steve Levine

April 28, 2010

In the very competitive Atlantic 10 conference, only the Charlotte baseball team can truly say it is the cream of the crop. The conference-leading 49ers (29-9, 12-3 A-10) average nearly 10 runs per game. The individual statistics for the 49ers jump off the page, as they feature seven players with...

Towson clinches CAA regular season title

By Michael Counos

April 28, 2010

The Towson men’s lacrosse team clinched the Colonial Athletic Association regular season title with a 10-9 victory over Penn State on Saturday afternoon. The Tigers won their fifth game in a row, improving their record to 6-5 on the season and a perfect 4-0 in conference play. Towson secured the top...

UM gains experience in exhibition meet

By Michael Wood

April 26, 2010

Record-setting performances propelled the Massachusetts track and field teams in the New Hampshire pre-conference meet over the weekend. In total, six athletes broke or tied school records in their respective events as UMass prepared for the upcoming Atlantic 10 Championship in an exhibition setting. The events weren...

UMass finishes A-10 tournament play

By Ben Lambert

April 26, 2010

The Massachusetts tennis team finished tied for fifth overall in the 2010 Atlantic 10 tournament on Saturday afternoon in St. Louis, Missouri The Minutewomen improved their performance from last year finishing one place higher. The A-10 tournament for UMass began with a 4-1 victory over Saint Joseph’s on F...

UMass takes 1st in Regatta

By David Martin

April 26, 2010

After finishing second overall in the Atlantic 10 Championships two weekends ago, the Massachusetts crew team competed against Amherst and Vermont in a doubleheader regatta on the Connecticut River over the weekend. The Minutewomen faced off against Amherst on Saturday morning. The Lord Jeffs looked to impress ...

Fordham sweeps Temple

By Daniel Giardina

April 26, 2010

After coming off three solid wins, the Fordham softball team swept Temple and improved its Atlantic 10 record to 12-2.  Ever since losing to Massachusetts, the Rams are on a 13-game winning streak. The last game for Fordham was against the Owls (14-25, 5-7 Atlantic 10), which started off with a home...

Ducasse selected by New York Jets in second round of NFL Draft

By Adam Miller

April 25, 2010

The New York Jets made offensive lineman Vladimir Ducasse the highest drafted Massachusetts football player in the National Football League since 1968, when quarterback Greg Landry was drafted by the Detroit Lions with the 11th overall pick. The Jets selected him with the 61st overall selection (...

Minutewomen storm back to win 2nd straight A-10 championship

By Herb Scribner

April 25, 2010

It was close and it was dramatic, but at the end of the day, the Massachusetts women’s lacrosse team can call itself the Atlantic 10 Women’s Lacrosse champion for the second-straight year. The victory came from a back-and-forth showdown between top-seeded Richmond and third-seeded UMass, culmin...

Minutemen finish GW in Warrior Classic

By David Brinch

April 25, 2010

When his team needed him most, midfielder Christian Hain came through for the Massachusetts men’s lacrosse team. In his first career start for the Minutemen, Hain scored the game-winning goal with 33.5 seconds left on Saturday afternoon in the ESPNU Warrior Classic, propelling No. 16 UMass to a 13...

UMass escape Billikens due to weather

By Adam Miller

April 25, 2010

The Massachusetts softball team was in danger of losing its first Atlantic 10 game this weekend to Saint Louis, but the combination of defense and bad weather made sure that wouldn’t happen. The No. 21 Minutewomen beat the Billikens in Game 1, 1-0, on Friday, while Game 2 was called after eight inning...