"They listened and they played hard for me" -- Becky Hammon. Enough said.-- Dan McCarney (@danmccarneySAEN) July 21, 2015
University of Massachusetts women's basketball alumna Tamara Tatham is one win away from helping Team Canada to a Pan Am Games gold medal as the Canadian side is into the championship round, scheduled for Monday, July 20.
Included below is recent coverage of wins over Argentina, 73-58; Cuba, 71-68 and Brazil, 91-63 that vaulted Canada into the finale.
Box Score: Canada 73, Argentina 58
Women Defeat Argentina 73-58 In Second Game Of Toronto 2015 Games | Team Canada Website
Canadian Women Improve To 2-0 At Pan Am Games | SportsNet
Tatham Helps Lead Canada Past Argentina At Pan Am Games Brampton Guardian
Box Score: Canada 71, Cuba 68
Canada Beats Cuba, 71-68 To Finish First In Group At Toronto 2015 | Team Canada Website
Canadian Women Reach Basketball Semis | SportsNet
Last-Minute Basket By Tatham Helps Canada Secure Semifinal Matchup At Pan Am Games | Brampton Guardian
Team Canada goes for gold against Team USA on Monday, July 20 at 8:45 p.m.
With one weekend left in the regular season and the four playoff contenders set, all that is left to be decided for University of Massachusetts men's lacrosse alumni Ryan Izzo, Will Manny and Tim Soudan is postseason seeding.
Izzo is on the Ohio Machine's roster, but is part of the college in-actives list and has not played yet in 2015. Manny has 41 points via 27 goals, including a two-pointer, and 13 assists as the Boston Cannons' leading scorer. Soudan is the head coach of the Rochester Rattlers, who are making their second consecutive postseason appearance with Soudan as the team leader.
Information covering the previous week of MLL action follows:
MLL Playoff Field Set | Inside Lacrosse
Ohio Holds Advantage In Race For Second MLL Playoff Home Date | Sean Burns, Lacrosse Magazine
MLL Team Ranks: Week 13 | Chris Rosenthall, Inside Lacrosse
Photos & Highlights: Boston 9, Chesapeake 8 | Inside Lacrosse
Boston Nips Bayhawks In OT To Clinch Playoffs | Lacrosse Magazine
Photos: Boston Clinches Playoffs With Win Over Bayhawks | John Strohsacker, Lacrosse Magazine
More information on the close of the MLL regular season & the playoff contenders can be found via the Major League Lacrosse official website. Keep up-to-date with the Minutemen through UMassAthletics.com.
University of Massachusetts women's basketball alumna Tamara Tatham & the Canadian National Team started Pan Am Games competition with a 101-38 thrashing of Venezuela on Thursday, July 16. Read about the win and Tatham's contributions (10 points, five rebounds, three steals) below.
Women's National Team Beats Venezuela 101-38 | Team Canada
Box Score: Canada 101, Venezuela 38 | Pan Am Games Website
Canadian women's basketball team eviscerates Venezuela | Waterloo Region Record
Yahoo News Photos Of The Day
Pan Am opener slam dunk for Canadian women | Doug Smith, The Star
Canadian basketball women open with win | Durham Region Media Group
Game two for the Canadian side happens Friday, July 17 at 6 p.m.
University of Massachusetts alumna Tamara Tatham and the Canadian women's basketball team begins Pan Am Games competition with round robin games from July 16-18. Read up on the pulse of the program as Canada begins play at home against Venezuela on Thursday, July 16.
MassLive had coverage of the Mutiny's 2-0 weekend and the success of their season thus far. Weithofer, a East Longmeadow, Mass., native, was interviewed for the piece.