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Dan Malone of the Springfield Republican continues his top 25 players to watch countdown as the 2014 UMass football season continues to get closer. On Monday, he had defensive tackle Daniel Maynes as the No. 20 player to keep an eye on this year. Malone says Maynes' experience on the line will make him an anchor as a nose tackle in the new 3-4 scheme.

Boston sports personality and UMass alum Steve Buckley predicted a win for the UMass football team in the season-opener against Boston College on August 30 in Gillette Stadium. Buckley made his prediction during this segment where each of his co-hosts on the Sports Tonight Crew made their bold predictions on various sports topics.

The United States Men's Lacrosse National Team, including UMass alumnus and Team USA captain Kevin Leveille (2000-03), begins competition at the 2014 FIL World Championship with a Thursday, July 10 contest against Canada beginning at 9 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN2 and via More information on the event and media coverage of Team USA is available below:

World Games: Burning Questions For Team USA | Inside Lacrosse
World Games: Blue Division Rosters, Schedule And TV | Inside Lacrosse
Breaking Down The U.S. Team 23-Man Roster | Terry Foy,Inside Lacrosse
Elder Statesman Leveille Voted Team USA Captain | Corey McLaughlin, Lacrosse Magazine
Schedule and ESPN Coverage for the FIL World Championship | Lax Power
FIL: USA Opens Tournament Against Canada | Pete Crowley,

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The University of Massachusetts field hockey program had a pair of current Minutewomen compete at the 2014 U.S. Junior National Camp this week as Izzie Delario and Brooke Sabia participated in organized activities from July 6-9.

The duo continued a trend of current and former UMass field hockey players and coaches training or working with the U.S. National Program this summer. Eight Minutewomen competed at the 2014 Women's National Championship (June 16-21) before two more participated in the U21 Championship (June 22-25). In addition, head coach Carla Tagliente coached at the Women's National Championship while former all-American goalkeeper Alesha Widdall was with Team USA for the 2014 World Cup (May 31-June 15).

More on the Junior National Camp is available through Keep up-to-date with everything UMass field hockey via

Additional Coverage Of Yevenko At Bruins Camp

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For's "Big Bad Blog", DJ Bean took a look at comparisons between 6-foot-7 UMass defenseman Oleg Yevenko, who is currently at the Boston Bruins development camp, and a younger 6-foot-9 Zdeno Chara, who was a raw talent before developing into an NHL All-Star.

Read: Giant defenseman Oleg Yevenko hopes to make most of development camp invitation with Bruins

Rising-senior Oleg Yevenko opened up action at Bruins Development camp yesterday, where his 6-foot-7 frame was topic of conversation for many in attendance:

@HackswithHaggs (Joe Haggerty) posted this piece about Yevenko as well: Yevenko makes an impression on first day of camp

Best of luck to recent UMass hockey grad Adam Phillips who has received an invitation to Minnesota Wild Development Camp and will begin action tomorrow, July 9.

Phillips is one of 26 forwards who will be in attendance at the camp that runs through July 14.

Read: Wild Development Camp To Feature Green vs. White Scrimmage

Incoming UMass hockey freshman Brandon Montour was interviewed by the Anaheim Ducks for a feature on their website at the conclusion of the organization's prospect camp yesterday. Montour scored twice in the final scrimmage of the week.

Read: Montour Reflects on his Time at Development Camp

With incoming freshman Brandon Montour finishing up Anaheim Ducks Development Camp yesterday, redshirt-sophomore Frank Vatrano becomes the second Minuteman in action at an NHL team's development camp. Vatrano is attending Winnipeg Jets Development Camp, which began on Monday and runs through Friday.

Follow @NHLJets for camp updates.