Massachusetts Daily Collegian

103 UMass student-athletes named to Commissioner’s Honor Roll

By Michael Wood

March 9, 2010


Filed under Sports

Massachusetts student-athletes are apparently well-equipped to balance the rigors of academics and the challenge of varsity athletics. The Atlantic 10 Conference recently released its biannual student athlete Commissioner’s Honor Roll for the fall semester of 2009. In order to qualify for this exclusive...

Merrimack ends postseason drought

By Eric Mansfield

March 9, 2010


Filed under Conference Notebooks

For the first time in the last six seasons, Merrimack will compete in the Hockey East Tournament. After tying Providence 1-1 at home game Saturday, Merrimack secured the sixth seed in the eight-team tournament and will be travelling to Boston University next week to play a best of three quarterfinal...

Marnie Dacko out as women’s basketball coach

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

March 8, 2010


Filed under Women's Basketball

After eight seasons at the helm of the Massachusetts women’s basketball team, coach Marnie Dacko will not return to the team next season – surprising news to both Dacko and her players. UMass Athletic Director John McCutcheon announced yesterday afternoon that her contract would not be extended afte...

Last-second shot launches UMass into A-10 Tournament

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

March 8, 2010


Filed under Men's Basketball

On his night, Ricky Harris hit the shot he’s dreamed of his entire life. With his team tied at 67 with Rhode Island and a berth into the Atlantic 10 tournament on the line, Harris drove into the paint before hitting a tear-drop with three seconds remaining on the clock, sealing the 69-67 victory. “Somewhere...

Minutemen play best hockey with their backs against the wall

By Jay Asser

March 7, 2010


Filed under Hockey

Facing a late-season collapse, the Massachusetts hockey team stepped up with a pair of wins over the weekend against Maine to earn a spot in the Hockey East tournament. Despite losing six-straight games, the Minutemen (18-16-0, 13-14-0 HEA) still had an opportunity to get into the playoffs with a...

Minutemen suffer first loss of the season to Yale

By David Brinch

March 7, 2010


Filed under Men's Lacrosse

The offense was there. The result was not. The Massachusetts men’s lacrosse team fell to Yale Friday night, 13-12, in a game characterized by back-and-forth scoring from both teams. Matt Gibson, who scored five goals and added two assists for the Bulldogs (2-0) for a career-best seven points,...

Minutewomen fall in A-10 tournament to Richmond

By Neil Carroll

March 7, 2010


Filed under Women's Basketball

Although the Massachusetts women’s basketball team held Brittani Shells to nine points and eight rebounds in the opening game of the Atlantic 10 tournament, the Richmond defense clamped down on the Minutewomen to knock UMass out of the postseason with a 54-47 victory. “I thought we had a good...

Minutewomen go undefeated in Under Armour Invitational

By Geena Lombardi

March 7, 2010


Filed under Softball

Strong pitching was the theme of the weekend for the Massachusetts softball team as they went 5-0 and served as the only team to go undefeated at the University of South Florida Under Armour Invitational. “I thought we performed very consistently for the most part and I think that’s why the outcome...

Harris wills UMass to keep season going

By David Brinch

March 7, 2010


Filed under Men's Basketball

Senior guard Ricky Harris admitted to being the most nervous he has ever been before he was honored at the Mullins Center Saturday afternoon. Those nerves produced a game-high 28 points, seven rebounds and five assists, as Harris led the Massachusetts men’s basketball team to a 69-67 victory over...

Minutemen head to Maine for pivotal weekend of play

By Jay Asser

March 5, 2010


Filed under Hockey

To say the Massachusetts hockey team faces its most significant weekend of the season would be an understatement. Fighting for a chance to earn a spot in the Hockey East Tournament, UMass heads on the road for a pair of games against Maine, with its playoff fate on the line. Sitting in ninth in...

Minutemen focusing on this weekend, not HE tournament

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

March 5, 2010


Filed under Hockey

At this point, very little is certain when it comes to this year’s Hockey East Tournament. For the eight seeds that can be claimed, none are completely secured, and five are still open. Fighting for those five spots are six of the seven remaining teams in the conference – Providence is the only...

After week off, UMass hopes to keep streak alive

By David Brinch

March 5, 2010


Filed under Men's Lacrosse

A week off in the beginning of a season could help a team rest and mentally prepare for the rest of their campaign. For the Massachusetts men’s lacrosse team, they hope their time off benefits them when they take on Yale Friday evening at 7 p.m. at Reese Stadium. “We were fired up to play a...