Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Justine Sowry, Alesha Widdall go international

By Mike Gillmeister

September 10, 2009


Filed under Field Hockey

In recent years, members of the Massachusetts women’s field hockey team who have participated in international play have faired better when returning to college. Most recently, sophomore goalkeeper Alesha Widdall and UMass coach Justine Sowry both took part in the 2009 Junior World Cup, held at Harvar...

No. 15 Minutewomen hope to keep wins coming

By Jay Asser

September 10, 2009


Filed under Field Hockey

Coming off a big upset win over previously ranked No. 9 Iowa, the Massachusetts field hockey team heads to Albany this weekend to take on two tough opponents in its first road trip of the season. After leaping from No. 17 to 15 in the Kookaburra/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll, the Minutewomen...

Cross country looks to upperclassmen to get back to A-10’s

By Mike Mastone

September 10, 2009


Filed under Cross Country

  The Massachusetts cross country teams will travel to New Hampshire for the Dartmouth Invitational on Saturday, with the men looking to take their first step towards back-to-back Atlantic 10 titles. The Minutemen, who edged Duquesne by one point at last season’s A-10 Championships, will face...

13 return for Ken O’Brien

By Gary Tarantino

September 10, 2009


Filed under Cross Country

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 Minutemen will compete in five events before the A-10 Championships on Oct....

Minutemen host Albany in 2009 home opener

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

September 10, 2009


Filed under Football

No one can blame the Massachusetts football team’s loss to Kansas State on a lack of effort, and if it can replicate that effort, coach Kevin Morris likes the No. 17 Minutemen’s chances against Albany this Saturday. “Effort is certainly an area where we can always get better with, but we had tr...

Minutewomen remain winless, fall to Albany in double OT

By Steve Levine

September 9, 2009


Filed under Women's Soccer

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 Field. The decision would not be designated easily, however, as the match...

Minutemen head to Burlington for start of Smith Barney Classic Friday

By David Brinch

September 9, 2009


Filed under Men's Soccer

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 to focus on,” said Sam Koch, UMass coach. “We have to focus on doing...

Miles, Nelson headline class named to preseason honors

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

September 9, 2009


Filed under Football

Despite losing Liam Coen, one of its most decorated players of all-time, to graduation, the 2009 Massachusetts football team does not fall short when it comes to preseason awards. While the Minutemen’s preseason ranking is lower than in past years (No. 18 instead of No. 5 in 2008) the team still...

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

By Adam Miller

September 9, 2009


Filed under Men's Soccer

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 on that elusive list, Ben Arikian. Following a season where he led the...

Havens works to replace Coen, aided by returning seniors

By Nick O'Malley

September 8, 2009


Filed under Football

Coach Don Brown is now the defensive coordinator at Maryland; ex-quarterback Liam Coen is playing Arena Football and last year’s Sean Smalls-Courtney Robinson cornerback tandem has graduated. Most of the Massachusetts football teams’ familiar faces of the past few years have gone on to greener pastures (t...

UMass football falls short of upset at K-State

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

September 7, 2009


Filed under Football

For three quarters, it was clear which team was better. In quarters one, three and four, the Massachusetts football team shutout Kansas State while piling up 17 points of its own, but a lackluster second quarter did the Minutemen in, as they fell short of their first upset over a Football Bowl Subdivisio...

UMass field hockey upsets No. 9 Iowa

By Mike Gillmeister

September 7, 2009


Filed under Field Hockey

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 Invitational just a day earlier. The No.17 Minutewomen (2-1) used a suffocating offe...