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In today's Daily Collegian, Nick Souza has a preview of track and field's meets this weekend as both squads will open the outdoor portions of their schedules this Friday. The Minutewomen are slated to host Boston College and Rhode Island, while the Minutemen will send competitors both to Princeton and to AIC this Friday and Saturday.

Read: Outdoor season generates excitement for men's, women's track and field

One year removed from playing sparingly as a freshman, men's lacrosse sophomore Brendan Hegarty jumped into the starting lineup against Army in the 2015 opener and has yet to leave it. Through nine games, the attackman has 13 points on 10 goals and three assists. Jason Kates of the Daily Collegian caught up with Hegarty to discuss his sophomore season success.

Brendan Hegarty continuing to contribute for UMass lacrosse | Jason Kates, Daily Collegian

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Andrew Cyr has a notebook focusing on the defensive side of the ball in today's Daily Collegian. Cyr interviews safety Joe Colton and linebacker Jovan Santos-Knox who both say the spring practice sessions and offseason workouts have the team feeling confident after a full year with Mark Whipple's coaching staff and systems in place.

Matt Vautour has a story today focusing on the evolution of the UMass football team's defense following last season. Randall Jette says the close games which were decided by single possessions showed progress for the program but also instilled a drive into the team during offseason.

Dan Malone of has a story focusing on the experiences of Stanley Andre and Daniel Maynes at Monday's UMass Football NFL Pro Day. Both players say that just having an opportunity to play at the next level is what they've worked for their entire careers.

In today's Daily Collegian, Tyler Fiedler has a piece on UMass baseball sophomore hurler Ryan Moloney. Moloney is off to a great start to his sophomore campaign with two straight wins and a 2.70 ERA through three starts.

Read: Ryan Moloney pitching with confidence for UMass baseball

Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette has a story focusing on the NFL Pro Day performances and experiences of UMass football standouts Jean Sifrin, Daniel Maynes and Stanley Andre.
Andrew Cyr of the Daily Collegian has a feature on Jean Sifrin and his performance at Monday's UMass Football NFL Pro Day. Sifrin showed improvement on his performance earlier this Spring at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis and hopes that will help his positioning in the upcoming NFL Draft.

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

Andrew Cyr of the Daily Collegian has a feature story on Angela McMahon recording her 100th career win as a head women's lacrosse coach. In her 5th year at UMass, 81 of those wins have coming coaching the Minutewomen. Senior Katie Ott and junior Anne Farnham talk about the relationship that coach McMahon builds with her players and how that breeds success.

Head Coach Angela McMahon advises her players from the sidelines. (Robert Rigo/Daily Collegian)

Mark Chiarelli of the Daily Collegian has a recap of the UMass Football Pro Day that was held at McGuirk Stadium yesterday. Nearly two dozen players were on hand to perform in front of over 20 NFL scouts. Jean Sifrin was the top player on hand as he improved on the marks he set at the recent NFL Combine in Indianapolis.