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The United States Field Hockey National Program announced its 18-woman roster for the Hockey World League Semifinals Tuesday, with former UMass standout goalkeeper Alesha Widdall and current volunteer assistant coach Melissa Gonzalez among those chosen.

Hockey World League Semifinals run from June 10-21 in Valenvia, Spain. With two pools of five teams, Team USA will match up with Germany, Ireland, Uruguay and South Africa. The USWNT is set to play Uruguay in their first pool game on Thursday, June 11 at 7: 00 a.m. EST.

Parnham Solidifies U.S. Roster for Hockey World League Semifinals | Team USA Website

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Boston Herald: UMass Women rowers go after NCAA crown

University of Massachusetts rowing begins its NCAA Championships competitor Friday, May 29 at the Sacramento State Aquatic Center in Gold River, Calif. Boston Herald sports reporter John Connolly spoke with UMass head coach Jim Dietz to discuss the team's second consecutive trip to NCAAs and what the squad has accomplished this season.

UMass Women rowers go after NCAA crown | John Connolly, Boston Herald

Quick Inducted Into Avon Old Farms Hall of Fame

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Congrats to former Minuteman Jonathan Quick on his recent induction into the Hall of Fame at Avon Old Farms. The Kings 101 blog had coverage of the induction.

Read: Jonathan Quick Inducted into the Avon Old Farms Hall of Fame

Former Hoops Standout Barbee Elevated To Assistant Coach At UK

Former UMass basketball standout and assistant coach Tony Barbee was elevated to Assistant Coach at Kentucky under longtime mentor John Calipari Friday. Barbee had been the special assistant to the head coach during the 2014-15 season, following eight years as the head coach at UTEP and Auburn.

The Indianapolis native starred at UMass from 1989-93 where he helped the program to a pair of NCAA and two NIT appearances. He is currently ranks eight in school history in points (1,643), third in free throws made (477), fourth in free throws attempted (657), tenth in games played (126), fourth in starts (118) and sixth in minutes played (3,692).

After his playing career, he was a graduate assistant on the 1995-96 team before being promoted a year later to a full-time assistant during the first two years of Bruiser Flint's tenure.

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:

RocJocks: Lacrosse star Tim Soudan got his start at Fairport | Sean Lahman, Democrat & Chronicle

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:

Quick Start Leads Team USA over Ireland in Game Two (includes photos) | Team USA Website

Edmonton Sun: Tatham Finds Stability Playing Overseas

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.

Stay-Put Tatham | Brian Swane, Edmonton Sun

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.

Week Six MLL Players of the Week Awards | MLL Official Website

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.

USWNT Secures Victory Against Ireland in First Test Match | Team USA Official Website
Live Stream and Tape Delayed Set for Ireland Series | Team USA Official Website