Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Goalkeeper competition heats up

By Adam Miller

September 16, 2009


Filed under Men's Soccer

Massachusetts men’s soccer coach Sam Koch thought he had his goalkeeper situation figured out. After Zack Simmons graduated, the job would belong to Shane Curran-Hays, who spent the first part of his career on the bench. The redshirt sophomore was sure to have his chance in 2009, but a knee injury...

UM looks for first victory of 2009

By David Brinch

September 16, 2009


Filed under Men's Soccer

The last time the Massachusetts men’s soccer team started its season with three draws in its first four games was in 1983. The 1983 Minutemen squad coached by Jeff Getler finished 3-12-4, one of the most disappointing seasons in program history. UMass (0-1-3), along with men’s soccer coach S...

Napoli and Co. look for first win

By Mike Mastone

September 16, 2009


Filed under Women's Soccer

The University of Massachusetts women’s soccer team will travel to Hartford tonight in hopes of jumpstarting their stagnant offense and giving Angela Napoli her first victory as head coach of the Minutewomen. “I think our morale is still high” UMass coach Jessica Napoli said. “Every game we pl...

'09 hockey schedule highlighted by games against BC, Northeastern

By Mike Gillmeister

September 15, 2009


Filed under Hockey

The 2009-10 regular season schedule for the Massachusetts hockey team is full of noteworthy opponents, many of which consistently carry their success into the post-season. The Minutemen play six teams ranked among the top 15 in the country last season, including Hockey East Conference foes: New Hamps...

Mitchell Clegg makes Washington Nationals minor league team

By David Brinch

September 15, 2009


Filed under Baseball

Six months ago, amid rumors of their program getting cut, Mitchell Clegg and the rest of the Massachusetts baseball team didn’t know what their future entailed. After the administration decided to cut the skiing team from the athletic department, the Minutemen, with Clegg as their No.1 starter, fini...

La Salle field hockey earns two individual awards from Atlantic 10

By Juan Pacheco

September 15, 2009


Filed under Conference Notebooks

The La Salle field hockey team has the honor of having both Atlantic 10 Player and Rookie of the Week honors, heading into the fourth week of the season. Midfielder Beth Carey and Massachusetts goalkeeper Alesha Widdall earned co-Player of the Week honors. Carey scored two goals and assisted on three...

La Salle women’s soccer team off to solid start

By Herb Scribner

September 15, 2009


Filed under Conference Notebooks

The La Salle women’s soccer team got off to its best start in its 24-year history with an undefeated start in the first five games (four wins, one tie). One of the factors behind the Explorers’ success is their goalkeeper. Junior Melissa Sanger stopped 13 shots in their 0-0 draw against Lehigh...

William and Mary football on top of CAA

By Pete Vasquez

September 15, 2009


Filed under Conference Notebooks

The William and Mary football team continued its surprising start to the Football Championship Subdivision by defeating Central Connecticut State, 33-14, this past Saturday night in Williamsburg, Va.  The Tribe (2-0) carried on with their steady rise to the top of the FCS standings, settling into...

Tony Gaffney trying to make Lakers’ squad

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

September 14, 2009


Filed under Basketball

Back in June of 2008, when the Boston Celtics defeated the Los Angeles Lakers for their 18th NBA Title, former Massachusetts men’s basketball player Tony Gaffney celebrated. The team he had supported his entire life had won the NBA Finals for the first time since 1986, and they had done it over their...

UMass cross country finishes in second

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

September 14, 2009


Filed under Cross Country

Last year’s Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year, Ken O’Brien, and the Massachusetts men’s cross country team began its 2009 campaign with a second place finish this past weekend at the Dartmouth Invitational. The Minutemen tallied 37 points, placing them behind host Dartmouth (21 points). Boston College...

Maryland avoids upset

By Daniel Herberholz

September 14, 2009


Filed under Conference Notebooks

Maryland needed overtime, 105 yards in penalties and a wide-right field goal to avoid an upset at the hands of the Football Championship Subdivision James Madison University on Saturday, winning 38-35. Freshman Nick Ferrara’s 26-yard field goal in overtime captured the victory for the Terps (1-1),...

Kyle Havens has all eyes on him

By Nick O'Malley

September 14, 2009


Filed under Football

Kyle Havens always knew he had the skills to play quarterback in college. He just had to wait a little longer to prove it. Havens, the quarterback for Ygnacio Valley High School, had the size and ability to play at the college level. The only problem was that he never got a chance to show anyone. “We...