Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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...

UMass men’s soccer falls to Hartford

By David Brinch

September 7, 2009


Filed under Men's Soccer

With a third straight NCAA Tournament bid as their goal, the Massachusetts men’s soccer team is discovering how hard it may be as they have started the young season out winless. The Minutemen (0-1-1) fell to Hartford, 2-0, Saturday night, in its second regular season game, as two late second half...

Morris returns to sidelines

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

September 7, 2009


Filed under Football

When the Massachusetts football team took the field against Kansas State on Saturday night, new head coach Kevin Morris saw the Minutemen playing from a new perspective. “The biggest difference is I’ve been in the box for the last I-don’t-know-how-many years as an offensive coordinator, seeing...

Offense stumbles as women’s soccer falls to 0-3

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

September 7, 2009


Filed under Women's Soccer

Angel Napoli’s early season approach may not be providing the results she wants at the end of games, but she is seeing the progressions she wants to see. The new head coach of the Massachusetts women’s soccer team began the season focusing on her backfield, moved onto working on her midfield in...

Napoli steps up to replace retired Rudy

By Jay Asser

September 7, 2009


Filed under Women's Soccer

For the first time in 21 years, the Massachusetts women’s soccer team will head into the season with a new face as head coach. Two months after Jim Rudy announced his retirement from coaching collegiate women’s soccer, former UMass standout goalkeeper Angela Napoli was appointed head coach for the 200...

Rudy calls it quits after 21 years at UMass

By Mike Gillmeister

September 7, 2009


Filed under Women's Soccer

In his 28 years of coaching collegiate women’s soccer – 21 at the helm of the Massachusetts women’s soccer team – Jim Rudy has compiled a 313-160-28 record. That record will remain as-is, since Rudy announced his retirement earlier this summer. Citing the need to be with family, Rudy leave...

UMass football tries to replace Coen

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

September 7, 2009


Filed under Football

The 2009 version of the Massachusetts football team bears a striking resemblance to the team that took the field a year ago. It returns 15 starters (eight on offense, six on defense, one on special teams) starting the season ranked in the Preseason Sports Network Media Poll Top 25 with returning staples...

UMass men’s soccer aims for third straight NCAA bid

By Adam Miller

September 7, 2009


Filed under Men's Soccer

It’s easy to forget that making the NCAA Tournament is never a given when a team has done just that in recent history. That’s why Massachusetts men’s soccer coach Sam Koch won’t put those expectations on his players even though making the tournament for a third straight year still remains...

Arikian, DeSantis to lead men’s soccer in 2009

By Adam Miller

September 7, 2009


Filed under Men's Soccer

Every collegiate sports team has that beginning part of the season in which it has to reconcile for its losses through graduation, transfer or otherwise. The Massachusetts men’s soccer team is no exception. On paper, the Minutemen don’t look much different from last year (seven returning starters),...