Massachusetts Daily Collegian

COMMENTARY | Cannella a special leader for UMass

By Eli Rosenswaike, Collegian Columnist

May 2, 2009

PISCATAWAY, N.J. - Wielding a big, heavy and shiny trophy in his right arm and assorted belongings in his left, Greg Cannella couldn't shake the hands of all the well-wishers after the game. Good problem to have. The 15-year coach of the Massachusetts men's lacrosse team was carrying the 2009 ECAC Cham...

UMass wins title in OT thriller, earns NCAA berth

By Scott Feldman, Collegian Staff

May 2, 2009

PISCATAWAY, N.J. - After 60 minutes of momentum swings, violent hits and back-and-forth action, the game is tied, and the Massachusetts men's lacrosse team's entire season comes down to sudden-death overtime. ' A goal clinches the Eastern College Athletic Conference regular season title and an automa...

Robinson inks deal with Eagles

By Nick O'Malley, Collegian Staff

April 28, 2009

At the beginning of the 2008 football season, there was speculation that, at year's end, some of the Massachusetts football team's seniors would be suiting up in the National Football League the following season. That speculation became reality on Tuesday when former UMass cornerback Courtney Robinson si...

UMass Cruises past MIT

By Jeffrey Engmann, Collegian Staff

April 27, 2009

' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' The Massachusetts rowing team followed up its biggest win of the season with a strong performance on Saturday, defeating the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in a day of head-to-head competition on the shores of the Charles River in Boston. On the heels of capturing their ...

UMass falls to Syracuse in front of record crowd

By Eli Rosenswaike, Collegian Staff

April 25, 2009

P.J. Stanley/CollegianTravis Tripucka is relatively new to the Massachusetts-Syracuse men's lacrosse rivalry. But one has to wonder if the sophomore defender knew exactly what he was doing when he completely flattened a Syracuse player in the third quarter. The victim of the vicious hit? None other t...

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...