Cameron McDonough of MassLive.com covered the final game home game on Friday and had this follow-up after it became official that UMass was in the CAA Tournament.
Nick Canelas of the Daily Collegian checked in with the Minutemen after their berth was secured, recapping how UMass got to the CAA Tournament.
With the win, UMass remains in contention for the final seed in the CAA Tournament, needing Penn State to defeat Hofstra and Towson to claim victory over Saint Joseph's on Saturday in order to secure a postseason berth. Below are a few recaps of the contest from members of the media present for competition:
Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette highlighted the connection between Smith and Manny on the field during the contest during his review of play.
Brian Foley with Inside Lacrosse provided game blog to give play-by-play action throughout the contest and caught up with a few of the Minutemen after for postgame interviews.
Nick Canelas of the Daily Collegian highlighted the overall success of the offense against the Delaware defensive effort.
Will Manny is as comfortable as ever when he steps onto Garber Field for the Massachusetts men's lacrosse team.
He's energized, but he's relaxed. He's excited, but he's focused. Everything is the same as it ever was.
He sports his usual white jersey with the No. 1 stitched in maroon and has the No. 7 sketched in eye black facing in toward his nose under each eye.
He knows he can rely on his skills. He knows he can rely on his teammates. And he knows he can rely on the preparation of his coaches. Above all, he knows he can rely on his durability.
Manny had never suffered a serious injury in his entire athletic career and had never been kept off the lacrosse field for more than a week. He was always a fixture on the top UMass attack unit, even in the fall.
But that all changed on Feb. 10.
Read the entire article through the Daily Collegian website here. The Minutemen continue their season with a home game on Saturday, April 13 at 1 p.m.
AMHERST -- For generation after generation, lacrosse has been a family affair in the Smith family.
The Smith family's love of lacrosse began with Neville, a member of the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame, and continued on down to his son Norm. Now, that love has spread to Norm's son, Kyle, a senior attackman for the University of Massachusetts Amherst men's lacrosse team.
It was apparent from a young age that the family's lacrosse gene would not skip a generation. Kyle picked up a lacrosse stick and never let it go.
Continue reading the story on Kyle, his family ties to the sport and the Smith's history with UMass lacrosse here.