Daily Collegian reporter Jamie Cushman stopped by field hockey practice on Tuesday and spoke with head coach Carla Tagliente, senior Lauren Allymohamed and freshmen Sarah Hawkshaw and Melanie Kreusch for a story on the immediate impacts made by Hawkshaw and Kreusch.
Hawkshaw and Kreusch on international students from Ireland and Belgium, respectively, and have combined for 22 points via nine goals and four assists through the opening 14 games played.
Christopher Martinez of the Daily Collegian staff took time yesterday to speak with UMass rowing head coach Jim Dietz for a Q&A session regarding Dietz's life-long involvement in the sport. Martinez and Dietz touched on what Dietz expects from the Minutewomen following their run to the 2014 NCAA Championships, how he became the coach he is now and his favorite memories of leading this team.
Irwin became just the second former Minuteman to post a multi-goal effort in the NHL, joining Greg Mauldin who had four points (2g, 2a) against Minnesota on Nov. 27, 2010, while playing for the Colorado Avalanche.
Check out the video of Irwin's goals below:
"However, based on their play so far, the Minutewomen are showing that they can be a serious force in conference play in the upcoming weeks."
University of Massachusetts field hockey alums Alesha Widdall (2008-11) and Hannah Prince (2010-13), as well as volunteer assistant Melissa Gonzalez, made the nearly 9,000 mile trip from the USA Field Hockey training center in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to New Zealand where the U.S. National Team is set to play a six-game test series with the hosts.