Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Harris, Riley and Vinson named to Preseason Accolades

By David Brinch

October 28, 2009


Filed under Men's Basketball

Senior guard Ricky Harris was named to the Atlantic 10 Preseason All-Conference Team, while freshman guard Freddie Riley and freshman forward Terrell Vinson were both named to the preseason All-Rookie Team last Thursday, Oct. 22. Harris, the A-10’s returning leading scorer, (18.2 points per game),...

Havens to remain starter

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

October 28, 2009


Filed under Football

Kyle Havens saw significant time on the bench for the first time this season on Saturday after throwing four interceptions in the Massachusetts football team’s 34-12 loss to Richmond. The quarterback gave way to backup Scott Woodward, who Havens battled for the starting job all summer. Despite the...

DeSantis to return to lineup Friday

By David Brinch

October 28, 2009


Filed under Men's Soccer

The Massachusetts men’s soccer team received news this week that its leading scorer and captain will return to the playing field at home this weekend against Duquesne and St. Bonaventure. Dangelis making strides For UMass coach Sam Koch and the Minutemen (5-5-3, 2-3-0 Atlantic 10), insertin...

Dangleis making strides

By Adam Miller

October 28, 2009


Filed under Men's Soccer

Mark Dangelis always knew he belonged in Massachusetts. It just wasn’t until he left that he realized how much he wanted to be back in his home state. The sophomore originally played collegiate soccer for Lehigh because of its strong academics, and he wanted to be somewhere else. Dangleis also liked...

Ploch advances to quarterfinal of ITA Regional before falling

By Chris Shores

October 27, 2009


Filed under Tennis

Massachusetts tennis star Magdalena Ploch advanced as far as the quarterfinals at this weekend’s ITA Regional Championships hosted by Yale. Ploch entered the tournament ranked 17th and despite being sick with a cold the entire weekend, she was able to pull off three victories before losing in t...

UMass looks to gain momentum heading into must-win weekend

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

October 27, 2009


Filed under Field Hockey

For a team who was ranked as high as No. 10 in the country, picked to repeat as Atlantic 10 champions and coming off an undefeated year in 2008 in conference play, it’s hard to believe the Massachusetts field hockey team is in a must-win situation in its last two conference games. After sta...

Fordham holds onto first place, despite struggling over weekend

By Herb Scribner

October 27, 2009


Filed under Men's Soccer

Five teams are within a games reach of leading the Atlantic 10 division, with the A-10 Men’s Soccer Championships just over two weeks away. After this weekend, the true contenders have started to emerge. While A-10 leader Fordham gained a single point this weekend, other teams were moving up. Dayton,...

Minutewomen focused on Dartmouth despite key games this weekend

By Jay Asser

October 27, 2009


Filed under Field Hockey

Before hosting two Atlantic 10 Conference foes in must-win situations this weekend, the Massachusetts field hockey team faces Dartmouth today at Garber Field. After thrashing Saint Louis with a 10-goal effort in their last game, the No. 19 Minutewomen (10-7, 1-3 A-10) will look to sustain their m...

UMass sweeps top four singles races at Head of Fish

By Neil Carroll

October 27, 2009


Filed under Crew

The Massachusetts rowing team had another solid showing last weekend, as the Minutewomen raced in the Head of the Fish Regatta in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., on Sunday. In the team’s sixth competition this year, the Minutewomen placed boats in first place in the singles and the Lightweight 4 races....

Minutewomen fall to Holy Cross 8-0 to start season

By Geena Lombardi

October 27, 2009


Filed under Club Sports

Despite strong goaltending and talent on defense, the Massachusetts women’s club hockey team fell to Holy Cross in Worcester during Saturday’s game.   The game serves as the first-ever meeting between the Minutewomen and the Crusaders. The wide margin of the 8-0 score may suggest difficulties...

Beam breaks school record for all-time points leader

By Geena Lombardi

October 26, 2009


Filed under Conference Notebooks

With two victories over Saint Joseph’s and Temple during this past weekend’s play, Charlotte extended its winning streak over Atlantic 10 competition to 26 games. The impressive weekend of play also moved the 49ers up to No. 25 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America rankings. Goals...

Walsh propels UMass to first dual meet victory

By Daniel Herberholz

October 26, 2009


Filed under Swimming & Diving

This past Saturday, the team accomplishment of the first dual meet victory of the season came with individual honors for Massachusetts’ Athlete of the Week, Elizabeth Walsh. The Massachusetts  swimming team beat Army, 166.5-127.5, and Walsh was named UMass/Dinn Bros. Athlete of the Week for her...