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University of Massachusetts graduate and former Minutewomen standout Hannah Prince (2010-13) was selected as one of 30 athletes for the United States Field Hockey National Team on Wednesday. Mike Lowe with the Portland Press Herald caught up with Prince to talk about her reaction to the selection and what she expects from the experience.

"Hannah Prince, a 2010 graduate of Gorham High School, has been selected to the U.S. women's national field hockey team.

Prince, who graduated from the University of Massachusetts this spring, will report to the national training center in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to begin workouts. The national team represents the U.S. in the Olympics, but Prince said the 2016 games in Rio de Janeiro are far from her mind right now..."

Read the conclusion of Lowe's story through the Portland Press Herald website here. More on UMass field hockey is available on UMassAthletics.com.

Former UMass Pitcher Jauss Begins Pro Career

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Recent UMass baseball graduate and 2014 draft pick of the Washington Nationals, DJ Jauss,was assigned to the Gulf Coast League Nationals late last week and made his professional debut for the GCL Nationals over the weekend.

Facing five batters, Jauss pitched one scoreless inning and allowed one hit and one walk with one strikeout in his first career appearance

Quick Awarded Jennings Trophy Tuesday

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Congratulations again to former UMass hockey netminder Jonathan Quick, who was officially presented with the William M. Jennings Trophy on Tuesday evening at the 2014 NHL Awards, though he was not in attendance to receive it after recently undergoing wrist surgery.

Quick and the Los Angeles Kings were announced as the winners of the Jennings Trophy back in mid-April upon the conclusion of the NHL's regular season schedule. The William M. Jennings Trophy is presented annually to the goalkeeper(s) having played a minimum of 25 games for the team with the fewest goals scored against it. Quick is the first in franchise history for the L.A. Kings to win the trophy.

The UMass Sports Network was on hand this past Monday as the first load of new equipment for the weight room was delivered to the UMass Football Performance Center.

Much of the building is now complete with shipments of equipment, furniture and graphics expected to be delivered and installed within the next week.

The team is expected to begin moving in to use the lower part of the building during the first week of July.


Former Minuteman Quick Undergoes Surgery

Best wishes to former UMass hockey goaltender, recent Stanley Cup winner Jonathan Quick as he recovers from surgery on an injured wrist. After the news broke yesterday afternoon, ESPN and NHL.com had coverage:

NHL.com: Kings goalie Quick has surgery on injured wrist
ESPN: Jonathan Quick has surgery

UMass basketball head coach Derek Kellogg will be the featured guest at Thursday's Valley Blue Sox game when he throws out the first pitch. The Blue Sox will be hosting the Plymouth Pilgrims with a 6:30 p.m. start at Mackenzie Stadium (500 Beech Street, Holyoke, Mass.).

This will be the first-ever first pitch opportunity for the right hander from Springfield.


After a pair of strong seasons with Greek power Panathinaikos, former UMass basketball star Stephane Lasme (@Slasme) will take his talents to Turkey, where he has signed a 2-year contract with Anadolu Efes SK (@AnadoluEfes) in Istanbul. The link on the team site wasn't working this morning so here's what was written on the EuroBasket site.




Minutemen In Major League Lacrosse (6.23)

Four UMass men's lacrosse alumni were in action again this weekend during a pair of Major League Lacrosse contests. Big performances on attack by two of them helped Rochester earn sole possession of second place and Boston push back to .500 entering the all-star break. Check out more below:

Kevin Leveille (2000-03) got the weekend going for former Minutemen in Major League Lacrosse with five points as the Rochester Rattlers defeated the Florida Launch to claim sole ownership of second place in MLL. Leveille scored his first goal of the evening to put the Rattlers ahead, 9-8 in the second before he added three points (1 G, 2 A) during the third quarter to give Rochester a 14-11 advantage entering the fourth.

Three Minutemen faced off as Ohio challenged Boston and forced overtime before 2012 UMass graduate Will Manny (2010-13) ended the game in overtime with one of his five goals. Manny, who finished with six points in total, scored twice in the first quarter before he added two more points on a goal and assist in the second. He added another goal in the fourth quarter to extend the Cannons lead to 13-9, but a late Ohio rally forced his overtime heroics.

Jack Reid (2003-06), who recently joined the fight against childhood cancer with the St. Baldrick's Foundation, was on defense for Boston during the win but did not record statistics. Another UMass grad, Jim Connolly (2006-07, '09) saw time on attack for Ohio without recording statistics.

All the latest news on MLL is available through MajorLeagueLacrosse.com. More on the Minutemen can be found on UMassAthletics.com.

Play was completed at the 2014 Field Hockey Women's National Championship Saturday, with USA-Eagle securing the title over USA-Freedom with a 2-1 shootout decision following a 1-1 tie through regulation. The U21 squad also defeated USA-Blue in a shootout, 3-1 after tying 4-4 in regulation action to earn third. USA-Red outpaced USA-Patriots, 3-2 for fifth while USA-White defeated USA-Courage, 4-3 for seventh. More on each Minutewoman who competed is below.

Renee Suter started in the midfield for USA-Eagle to help the squad earn the right to celebrate as the top finishers at the 2014 Women's National Championship. She helped lead her team against former teammate Alexa Sikalis, who started in the midfield for USA-Freedom.

Izzie Delario scored another goal for the U21 team, pushing the early lead to 2-0 with her strike in the 26th minute. Her tally helped the U21 side edge USA-Blue, who was led at the tournament by UMass head coach Carla Tagliente.

USA-Red, which featured former Minutewoman Kim Young and rising-junior Sam Carlino edged USA-Patriots and rising-sophomore Hailey Cockrum. Young and Cockrum both earned starts in the finale for both sides.

Hannah Prince and Brooke Sabia appeared in the starting lineup for USA-White and spurred the squad on to its one-goal win over USA-Courage, the only squad in the eight-team tournament that did not feature a connection to UMass field hockey.

More on UMass field hockey is available on UMassAthletics.com. Additional information on the 2014 Women's National Championship as well as updated on the U.S. National Team are available through TeamUSA.org.

Erika Lambert of the blog www.CoachMomInc.com has a feature story on UMass Athletics Associate AD of Student-Athlete Services Joan Hopkins who talks about working in the college profession as a mother who has been a coach and now an administrator.

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