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Sunday's home opener for UMass women's soccer will mark the debut of retired jersey banners for alumnae April Kater '91 and Briana Scurry '95 at Rudd Field. The Minutewomen put together this special message for Kater, who attended the team's banquet last spring, to unveil her banner.

UMass Alum Kevin Leveille Announces Retirement From MLL

Longtime Major League Lacrosse attackman and former UMass men's lacrosse all-American Kevin Leveille (2000-03) announced his retirement from competition after 10 seasons playing in MLL.

Leveille has served as the team captain for the Rochester Rattlers over the previous couple seasons while he has accumulated 357 points over 114 regular season games played with Boston (2004-05), Chicago (2006-10) and Rochester (2012-14). He also had 14 postseason goals in only five games and captained Team USA during the 2014 FIL World Championship.

Captain Leveille calls it a career...Thank You #19 | Rochester Rattlers

Brampton Guardian: Tamara Tatham Leads Canada

UMass women's basketball alum Tamara Tatham is currently competing for the Canadian Women's National Team as the squad prepares for the upcoming world championship. Read about how Tatham has been performing via the Brampton Guardian below:

Tatham Leads Canada | Brampton Guardian

Boston Herald: Win over BC thrills '78 @UMassFootball Minutemen

Bob McGovern of the Boston Herald takes a look back at the last UMass team to beat Boston College on the gridiron - the 1978 squad that advanced to the NCAA I-AA National Championship game. McGovern spoke with several former players from that team including NFLer Bruce Kimball.

Boston Herald: Trey Dudley-Giles does it all for @UMassFootball

John Connolly of the Boston Herald has a story focusing on Trey Dudley-Giles and this weekend's season-opener against Boston College. Connolly highlights TDG's ability to return punts, but also recognizes him as one of the top defensive players for the Minutemen.
Michael Vega of the Boston Globe has a feature story on the relationship between Mark Whipple and Don Brown. The pair worked together previously at UMass before Whipple left for the NFL and Brown left for Maryland.

Boston Globe: Blake Frohnapfel feeling his way for @UMassFootball

Julian Benbow of the Boston Globe has an extensive profile of UMass quarterback Blake Frohnapfel who will start this Saturday's season-opener against Boston College. The piece also references his twin brother Eric who is currently at Marshall.

Howard Herman of the Berkshire Eagle has a profile piece on freshman Jordan Fiske who has moved from tight end to fullback since joining the Minutemen. Coach Whipple's offense is known for using fullbacks and tight ends throughout his schemes.

Mark Chiarelli of the Daily Collegian has a look at Jamal Wilson and the overall depth at the running back position. Wilson has been named the starter for Saturday's game and talks about how the run game hopes to have success against the Eagles' defense.