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Former UMass star Destiney Philoxy trying to make Team Rwanda for 2023 AfroBasket tourney

07-14-2023 7:17 PM

By HANNAH BEVIS 

The FIBA Women's AfroBasket is the biennial African basketball championship, where 12 different countries go head to head for the continent’s title. The games hold additional significance, serving as qualifiers for the FIBA World Cup and the...


UMass hockey: Longest game stalwart Steve Mastalerz returns to Minutemen as Director of Player of Development

07-12-2023 6:17 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

UMass hockey alum Steve Mastalerz is returning to the Minutemen to impart his near decade of coaching experience.He’ll serve as the program’s Director of Player of Development, the team announced Tuesday. After four years in the Mullins Center crease,...


UMass grad Heather MacLean finishes 7th in 1,500m at USATF Outdoor Nationals

07-09-2023 1:28 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

UMass grad Heather MacLean posted a season-best time but couldn't break out of the pack in the women’s 1,500-meter final at the USATF Outdoor Nationals on Saturday in Eugene, Oregon.She placed seventh in 4 minutes, 5.29 seconds. That was more than two...


UMass grad Heather MacLean qualifies for 1,500m final at USATF Outdoor Championships

07-06-2023 11:06 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

UMass grad Heather MacLean ran a tactical 1,500 meters to qualify for the USA Track & Field outdoor championships final.The 2021 Olympian crossed the line second in Heat 2 of Thursday’s first round, comfortably in the top three to advance. MacLean...


UMass women’s club hockey team in need of additional funds following clerical error

07-05-2023 4:30 PM

By HANNAH BEVIS 

AMHERST — There’s a refrain repeated often in hockey dressing rooms and on the bench — control what you can control. For the UMass women’s club hockey team, what will define their offseason (and potentially their next season) is the uncontrollable.The...


NHL free agency: Amherst native John Leonard signs 1-year deal with Arizona Coyotes

07-03-2023 9:42 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

Amherst native John Leonard will suit up for his third NHL franchise after signing a one-year deal with the Arizona Coyotes, the team announced Monday night.The former UMass forward agreed to a one-year, two-way contract. He spent last season in the...


UMass basketball: Wildens Leveque announces commitment to Texas A&M as grad transfer

07-03-2023 4:31 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

Wildens Leveque will return to the SEC.The UMass men’s basketball graduate transfer forward will use his extra season of eligibility to play for Texas A&M, he announced Monday.Leveque entered the transfer portal in mid June after one season as a...


UMass hockey’s incoming class boasts size and a European flair

07-03-2023 3:02 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

The transfer portal forced a dramatic turnover of the UMass hockey team’s roster for the third season in a row. Nine players that could have returned to the program left, which altered the makeup of the Minutemen’s incoming class. Greg Carvel and his...


NHL Draft: Four UMass commits selected on Day 2, including goalie Michael Hrabal in 2nd round

06-29-2023 4:13 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

Multiple members of the UMass program were selected for the third NHL Draft in a row during Day 2 of the 2023 edition in Nashville.Incoming UMass freshman goalkeeper Michael Hrabal became the program’s highest draft pick since Cale Makar when the...


NHL Draft: Top goalie Michael Hrabal leads crop of UMass hockey prospects

06-27-2023 4:41 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

Michael Hrabal stands comfortably taller than any other big time goalie prospect in the 2023 NHL Entry Draft.The 6-foot, 6.2-inch UMass commit that will join the Minutemen this fall as the centerpiece and linchpin of a large and talented recruiting...


UMass athletics announces four-member hall of fame Class of 2023

06-12-2023 3:51 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

The Hixon household better have room for two hall of famers.Longtime UMass diving coach Mandy Hixon will be a part of the UMass Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2023, the school announced Monday. Her husband Dave Hixon, the Amherst College men’s...


Amherst’s Luca Harwood helps UMass ultimate to runner-up finish at USA Ultimate Division I College Championships

05-29-2023 3:44 PM

By LUKE WHITEHOUSE

The University of Massachusetts ultimate team made their mark at the USA Ultimate Division I College Championships in Mason, Ohio over the weekend.Over 24 Div. 1 men's teams from all over the country competed over a four-day slate, and the ‘Zoodisc’...


UMass basketball notebook: Minutemen planning overseas trip to Spain or Caribbean

05-18-2023 5:24 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

AMHERST – A summer getaway could lead to winter success. The UMass men’s basketball team is planning an overseas trip that programs can take once every four years in the summer before the season. The destination is down to Spain, the No. 1 choice, and...


UMass basketball: Frank Martin evaluates new roster additions

05-18-2023 5:18 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

AMHERST – Relationship building begets the UMass men’s basketball program coach Frank Martin wants it to become. He’s bringing in six freshmen during a national enthrallment with the transfer portal because he’s gotten to know them since he was hired....


UMass football running back Ellis Merriweather signs with New Orleans Saints

05-16-2023 11:48 AM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

Former UMass running back Ellis Merriweather carved a place in the NFL.He signed an undrafted free agent deal with the New Orleans Saints on Monday after attending the team’s rookie mini camp. It was his second camp invitation along with the Green Bay...


UMass lacrosse: Minutewomen can’t stay with Johns Hopkins in opening-round NCAA tourney loss

05-12-2023 6:19 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

The little missteps or cracks that slipped by during the Atlantic 10 regular season cost the UMass women’s lacrosse team in the NCAA Tournament.Johns Hopkins pounded the Minutewomen in the first quarter and held them off for a 19-8 victory in Friday’s...


UMass hockey’s 2023-24 schedule features Michigan, Minnesota State, Harvard

05-12-2023 3:33 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

The UMass hockey team’s 2023-24 schedule features two Frozen Four participants in the first six games and five total teams that reached the NCAA tournament.Released Friday with a video tour through the Minutemen’s locker room, the schedule opens with...


UMass forward Sam Breen selected for USA Basketball 3x3 Women’s National Team Trials

05-12-2023 3:29 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

Sam Breen will make her USA Basketball debut at the USA 3x3 Women’s National Team Trials this weekend in Colorado Springs, Colorado.The former UMass forward is one of 18 athletes that will be evaluated for spots on the 2023-24 national teams. The pool...


Johns Hopkins women’s lacrosse coach Tim McCormack applying lessons he learned as a UMass goalie

05-11-2023 7:45 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

Wins and losses barely register when Johns Hopkins women’s lacrosse coach Tim McCormack remembers his time at UMass.He played goalie for the Minutemen from 2008-2012, captaining the team his final two years. McCormack ranks eighth all-time at UMass...


UMass notebook: Men’s basketball will participate in Diamond Head Classic, hockey will host Michigan in 2023

05-11-2023 3:45 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

Aloha, UMass.The men’s basketball program will participate in the 2023 Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic in Honolulu on December 21, 22, and 24, the school announced Thursday. It’s an eight-team event that also features Power 5 schools Georgia...



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