Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Legendary UMass softball coach Elaine Sortino dies after battle with cancer

By Nick Canelas

August 20, 2013

Filed under Archives, Campus News, Local News, News, Softball, Sports, Spring Sports

Elaine Sortino, the longtime head coach of the Massachusetts softball team, whose impact both on and off the field knew no bounds throughout her legendary career, died Sunday night after a nearly two-year battle with cancer. She...

Minutewomen look to finish homestand undefeated in finale against UVM

By Peter Cappiello

March 13, 2013

Filed under Sports, Women's Lacrosse

The Massachusetts women’s lacrosse team looks to finish off its three-game homestand with a perfect 3-0 record when it welcomes Vermont to McGuirk Stadium on Wednesday. UMass (5-2) is coming off a 9-8 overtime win against Alba...

Players filling new roles the key to Minutewomen’s early season success

By Patrick Strohecker

March 13, 2013

Filed under Sports, Women's Lacrosse

If the Massachusetts women’s lacrosse team wanted to repeat the success it had last season, it was going to have to fill some major holes in its roster this season. After graduating eight seniors from last year’s NCAA To...

UMass field hockey bucks Broncs in OT to reach NCAA tournament

By Peter Cappiello

November 7, 2012

Filed under Fall Sports, Field Hockey, Sports

And the heroics keep on coming. After becoming Atlantic 10 Conference champions over the weekend, the Massachusetts field hockey team stormed back to oust Rider from NCAA contention, halting its would-be first appearan...

No. 19 UMass finding success away from home

By Peter Cappiello

September 11, 2012

Filed under Field Hockey, Sports

Back from the Terrapin Invitational in College Park, Md., the No. 19 Massachusetts field hockey team will have to do something they’re not too familiar with — play as the home team. For only the second time this season, UMass returns to Garber Field as it tries to earn its firs...

UMass takes on Stanford in NIT semifinals at MSG

By Stephen Hewitt

March 27, 2012

Filed under Men's Basketball

It might not exactly be the same Final Four that he experienced four years ago, but Derek Kellogg will certainly take it. In 2008, as an assistant coach to head coach John Calipari at Memphis, Kellogg helped the Tigers reach...

Minutemen learning how to play away from Mullins

By Stephen Hewitt

March 21, 2012

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball

After the NCAA tournament selection committee announced the 68-team field for the Big Dance on March 11, it was reported that there was one spot open for six teams had St. Bonaventure not won in the Atlantic 10 tournament...

Men’s lacrosse continues the streak with a win over Penn State

By Stephen Sellner

March 17, 2012

Filed under Lacrosse, Men's Lacrosse

The No. 4 Massachusetts men’s lacrosse kicked off conference play in grand fashion. Mike Fetterly netted the game-winning goal in overtime to lift UMass past No. 16 Penn State, 9-8, on Saturday in University Park, Pa., in bot...

Sarcona, draw controls key to success

By Cameron McDonough

March 13, 2012

Filed under Women's Lacrosse

Draw controls. It seems like a simple concept, but in the sport of lacrosse it is one of the most essential keys for success and the No. 18 Massachusetts women’s lacrosse team seems to get the point. Winning a draw...

NCAA weekend features FSU knocking off Duke, UNC

By Patrick Strohecker

March 13, 2012

Filed under Conference Notebooks, Men's Basketball

Florida State took down two Top 5 teams in the nation this weekend en route to winning the Atlantic Coast Conference championship. Sunday’s ACC title game between the No. 13 Seminoles (24-9, 12-4 ACC)  and No. 4 North Carolina...

NCAA Top-25 Notebook

By Patrick Strohecker

February 13, 2012

Filed under Men's Basketball

Coming into the week, No. 6 Baylor faced two Top 10 conference foes, with a chance to make a real statement, not only within the Big 12, but on a national level as well. However, it failed to do either. On Wednesday night,...

Syracuse surrenders top spot, Kentucky new No. 1

By Taylor C. Snow

January 25, 2012

Filed under Conference Notebooks, Men's Basketball

For the first time in six weeks, Syracuse dropped from the No. 1 spot in the Associated Press Top 25 college basketball rankings after losing its first game of the season. After starting the season off with 20-straight wi...