Democrat & Chronicle staff writer Sean Lahman highlighted former University of Massachusetts men's lacrosse star and current Rochester Rattlers head coach Tim Soudan in a recent article covering Soudan's sustained success across all level of lacrosse, despite having never played the game before high school. Read the story through the link below:
University of Massachusetts field hockey graduate Alesha Widdall (2008-11) and current staff volunteer assistant Melissa Gonzalez provided boosts to Team USA as the national team defeated Ireland, 3-0 for the second consecutive time.
In Tuesday evening's contest, Widdall backstopped the squad with a shutdown performance in the cage while Gonzalez provided a boost on the attack. The duo, alongside U.S. teammate and UMass alumna Hannah Prince (2010-13) have one more exhibition contest against the Irish on Thursday, May 21 at 6:30 p.m. Read a recap and see photos from Tuesday's game below:
Brian Swane of the Edmonton Sun sports staff took a quick look at University of Massachusetts women's basketball alumna Tamara Tatham's overseas playing career as she wrapped up her second consecutive season with Slovakia's Piestranske Cajky organization recently. The story is combined with a feature story on Tatham's Canadian National Program teammate Kia Nurse and appears below Nurse's story.
A nine-point performance on five goals, including the overtime game-winner, and four assists netted University of Massachusetts men's lacrosse alumnus Will Manny (2010-13) the Major League Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week Award on Tuesday, May 19.
Manny guided the Boston Cannons to their 17-16 comeback victory in overtime with three points during the second quarter, two in the third, three more during the fourth and an unassisted goal in OT. The win went as the 100th in the history of the Cannons organization.
University of Massachusetts field hockey alumna Hannah Prince (2011-14) and current volunteer assistant coach Melissa Gonzalez took to the field at Team USA's training facility in Lancaster, Pa., for the first game in a friendly series with the Irish National Team Monday evening. The U.S. outpaced Ireland and earned a 3-0 victory. Game two is set for Tuesday, May 19 at 6:30 p.m. and the third contest in the series follows on Thursday, May 21 at 6:30 p.m.
Information on watching games two and three is available here.
Two Minutemen were in action for the Boston Cannons Sunday night during their thrilling 17-16 overtime victory earned versus Rochester at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass.
Will Manny (2010-13) earned Coca Cola Player of the Game with nine points via five goals, including the game-winner, and four assists. He was held scoreless in the first quarter but spearheaded the comeback effort with three points in the second quarter, two more in the third, three more in the fourth and an unassisted strike less than one minute into extra time. Ryan Hollenbaugh (2010-13) saw time on defense for the Cannons during the win, but he did not record statistics.
The duo helped Boston defeat former Minuteman Tim Soudan, the current head coach of the Rattlers. In college, Soudan was a two-time all-American at the University of Massachusetts where he played for legendary coach Dick Garber. Soudan was also a two-time gold medal winner with Team USA in the World Lacrosse Championships in 2004 and 2008.
Postgame Interview With Will Manny
Highlights: Boston Cannons 17, Rochester Rattlers 16 (OT)
Newburyport Daily News sports editor Dan Harrison spoke with Massachusetts native and UMass men's lacrosse graduate Andrew Sokol recently for a quick feature on his career, in particular the 2015 campaign. The piece highlight's Sokol's successes and what he learned as a member of the squad.