Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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),...

Field hockey hopes to build off success from last year

By Noah Steinberg-DiStefano

September 7, 2009


Filed under Field Hockey

After spending the summer months coaching the U.S. junior national team in Boston Massachusetts field hockey coach Justine Sowry is excited to be back in Amherst with her team. Last year, the Minutewomen had one of their best seasons in recent memory, going 17-5 and finishing atop the Atlantic 10 standi...

Field Hockey looks for new offensive leaders in 2009

By Mike Gillmeister

September 7, 2009


Filed under Field Hockey

The No.17 Massachusetts field hockey team lost nearly half of its scoring power from the 2008 season to graduation. The question isn’t if the offense will have scorers in 2009, but who those scorers will be. Forwards Forward Katelyn Orlando, along with midfielders Erin Parker and Mary Shea, accounte...

New team strategy in place under Napoli

By Jay Asser

September 7, 2009


Filed under Women's Soccer

With a new head coach and new team strategy already in place, the Massachusetts women’s soccer team is hoping new results will also come this season. Former UMass head coach Jim Rudy announced his retirement in late-May. Two months later, former UMass standout goalkeeper and assistant coach, Angela...

UMass women’s soccer returns Stoll, Gould in 2009

By Steve Levine

September 7, 2009


Filed under Women's Soccer

Between a new coach, new players (or returning players who were out last year) and a new season, Massachusetts women’s soccer coach Angela Napoli hopes the changes during the off-season will bring her team a different result than in recent years. The Minutewomen will add midfielder Meghan Gould...