Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Lyons quickly becoming star for A-10 Champion UMass

By Scott Feldman, Collegian Staff

April 25, 2009

PHILADELPHIA - Massachusetts women's lacrosse coach Alexis Venechanos describes attacker Jackie Lyons with one word: ' warrior. It's a fitting description for a player who not only plays the part, but looks the part. Wearing full black war paint on both sides of her face, she is constantly charging ...

UMass seeded No. 6 for A-10

By Steven Levine, Collegian Staff

April 15, 2009

P.J. Stanley/Collegian Aside from being the home of the World Series Champions, Super Bowl Champions, and possibly this year's Stanley Cup Champions, Pennsylvania will also be the home of the 26th annual Atlantic-10 tennis championships. After a terrible finish to an adequate season, the UMass tennis team has e...

UMass tuning up for A-10

By Jeffrey Engmann, Collegian Correspondant

April 12, 2009

Massachusetts crew coach Jim Dietz described last weekend's Knecht Cup race in Camden, N.J., as a dress rehearsal for the upcoming Atlantic 10 Championship. The Minutewomen, however, did not compete like it was simply a walk-through. Under less than desirable conditions, the Minutewomen turned in one of t...

UMass rallies late, falls to Northeastern, 5-3

By Mike Gillmeister, Collegian Staff

April 12, 2009

Despite a ninth-inning rally in the historic confines of Fenway Park, the defending Beanpot Champion Massachusetts baseball team failed to defend its title, falling to Northeastern, 5-3. The Minutemen (10-19) couldn't find an answer to the Huskies' dominance of the strike zone. Northeastern (18-11) recorded 11 strikeou...

UMass stuns Hobart in Overtime

By Eli Rosenswaike, Collegian Staff

April 12, 2009

P.J. Stanley / Collegian' Playing for a full 60 minutes has been a struggle at times this season for the No. 14 Massachusetts men's lacrosse team. ' The Minutemen needed every one of those minutes '- and 3,600 seconds '- Saturday afternoon, to score a miraculous last-second goal to force overtime agai...

UMass overwhelms Holy Cross

By Adam McGillen, Collegian Staff

April 5, 2009

CourtesyUMass Media Relations With the Connecticut River flooding, the Massachusetts women's rowing team took to the calmer waters of Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Mass., where it overwhelmed Holy Cross, winning every race on Sunday. The regatta had been scheduled to take place on the Connecticut River, wh...

UMass ski team cut

By Eli Rosenswaike, Collegian Staff

April 1, 2009

Over the past week, the University of Massachusetts baseball program was the rumored casualty of the $850,000 budget reduction of the athletic department. Instead, the men's and women's ski teams took the brunt of the damage on Thursday when UMass athletic director John McCutcheon announced both programs wo...

COMMENTARY | Dear Obama, March Madness holiday please?

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

March 21, 2009

I have a proposal for President Barack Obama. Award all serious fans of college basketball the Monday following Selection Sunday until the end of the first round of the NCAA Tournament off from all duties. This will be a time when they have no obligations other than college basketball and filling o...

Tough road continues for UMass

By Melissa Turtinen

March 8, 2009

Ideally, a coach has a week to prepare between games, but Massachusetts men's lacrosse coach Greg Cannella had one day of practice to get his team ready to play Albany Tuesday afternoon. The UMass-Albany game has been played on a Tuesday for seven of the eight games the teams have faced each other. ...

Minutewomen dominate weekend, look ahead to outdoor season

By Jay Asser

March 8, 2009

After completing the majority of the season, the Massachusetts tennis team heads into spring break with momentum on their side after trouncing both Hofstra and Siena by a 7-0 score this weekend. On Saturday, Hofstra (7-4) traveled to Amherst plagued by injuries, bringing only five players. This gave ...

Skiing season comes to an end

By Adam McGillen

March 8, 2009

After four days of events at Winter Park Resort in Winter Park, Colo., the Massachusetts women's ski team cemented a sixth-overall finish out of 20 teams competing for the national title. The Westminster College (Salt Lake City, Utah) women's team left no room for improvement, winning the 2009 USCSA National Champio...

Minutewomen look to nationals

By Jeffrey Engman, Collegian Staff

March 2, 2009

The Massachusetts women's ski team avoided the snow storm that whitened the Northeast on Monday, as it headed to the slopes of Winter Park, Co., for the USCNA National Championships, which begin Tuesday, March 3. UMass coach Skip Fox expressed via e-mail that he hopes his team's good fortune will con...