University of Massachusetts alumnus Mark Millon was featured in a recent Inside Lacrosse article by Kyle Devitte covering the top 15 players in Major League Lacrosse history spanning the first 15 years of the league's existence. Millon was spotted eighth on the list. Below is a breakdown of why:
8. Mark Millon
Career: 251G, 112A
The most fundamental player in the history of lacrosse, Millon was MLL's John Stockton -- if Stockton were a better shooter. The originator (inventor?) of the question mark dodge, Millon tempered his legendary drive with a mastery of technique that allowed him to take on the most accomplished defensemen in the game and come out on top. Millon is living proof that practice makes nearly perfect.
Memorable Moment: During one of his final seasons on the Bayhawks, Millon was outfitted with a heart monitor for a TV game. The commentators monitored his heart rate throughout the game and found that even after the conclusion of the contest, Millon's heart beat was relatively even despite never leaving the field of play. The mark of a true assassin, Millon controlled everything when he was at his peak in MLL.
Read Devitte's entire list through the Inside Lacrosse website.
Wellman, who has spent the past three seasons in the Washington Capitals' organization, is the second Minuteman with NHL experience to head to the KHL as Matt Anderson '07 has played for Moscow Spartak, Zagreb Medvescak and Nizhnekamsk Neftekhimik since 2013.
Форварды Лукаш Радил (Lukas Radil) 05.08.90 из Чехии и американец Кейси Уэллмэн (Casey Wellman) 18.10.87. pic.twitter.com/HUGBQz543H— HC Spartak Moscow (@spartak_hc) June 4, 2015
University of Massachusetts women's basketball alumna Tamara Tatham wrapped up a successful European exhibition tour with the Canadian National Team on June 5. Tatham was paramount to the team's success as she averaged 7.7 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game starting over the six-game slate, which included four victories. The only losses Tatham and the Canadian side suffered were to No. 3 internationally ranked Spain and No. 4 France.
The side previously completed three contests in Spain prior to traveling to France for the remainder of the trip. Read about the first leg of the trip through Just Take A Minute here.
Women's National Team Earns Another Win, Beating Poland 73-68 | Team Canada Website
Canada Defeats Italy 67-62, Improves To 4-1 | Team Canada Website
Canada Finishes 4-2 After Falling To France, 50-42 | Team Canada Website
The Canadian National Team is gearing up for a run at the 2016 Olympic Games and begins qualification play at the FIBA Americas Women's Championship after the squad completes its Pan Am Games slate from July 16-20. More on the team is available on Canada Basketball's official website.
John Tierney, a UMass men's lacrosse signee and native of Westfield, Mass., was named a United States Lacrosse All-American recently. In his scholastic career, Tierney provided Wilbraham & Monson Academy with 370 points on 194 goals and 176 assists.