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Dan Malone of the Springfield Republican looks at some of the nation's top quarterbacks and where UMass football's Blake Frohnapfel fits in the mix. As one of the nation's leaders in passing yards, Frohnapfel has an outside shot at leading the nation in the category with three games remaining this season.

The UMass women's soccer team earned an Atlantic 10 Tournament berth for a sixth straight year as the squad wrapped up the regular season on the road this past weekend. Frank Corona recapped both matches for the Daily Collegian.

Read: UMass women's soccer claims playoff spot despite scoreless tie in regular-season finale

UMass field hockey freshman Sarah Hawkshaw scored twice during the team's final regular season game to lead the Minutewomen to a 5-1 victory over Saint Louis. The win secured UMass the No. 1 seed in the upcoming Atlantic 10 Tournament while the two-goal game from Hawkshaw was the first such effort in the freshman's collegiate career. Matthew Zackman of the Daily Collegian staff has a recap of the day's action:

Freshman Sarah Hawkshaw steals show for UMass field hockey on Senior Day | Daily Collegian

New York Rangers Call Up @UMassHockey's Allen

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The New York Rangers announced on Sunday that the squad has called up former Minuteman Conor Allen. Allen joins fellow UMass hockey alum Mike Kostka, who is also currently with the Rangers.

Allen, who was originally called up to play in the NHL with the Rangers last season, made his NHL debut on Dec. 29, 2013, against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Allen becomes the fifth former Minuteman active in the NHL this season, joining Jonathan Quick (Los Angeles), Justin Braun (San Jose), Matt Irwin (San Jose) and Kostka.

Read: Rangers Recall McIlrath and Allen From Hartford

PREVIEW: Field Hockey vs. Saint Louis

Sunday marks Senior Day for UMass field hockey! The Minutewomen host Saint Louis at Garber Field at 1 p.m. A short ceremony featuring the three seniors on the team, Lauren Allymohamed, Mariajose Rodriguez and Renee Suter will be held prior to the start of the game.

 University of Massachusetts Field Hockey Game Notes
 Game 19 Massachusetts (9-9, 6-1) vs. Saint Louis (2-16, 0-7)
 Date | Time Sunday, Nov. 2 | 1:00 p.m.
 Location Garber Field; Amherst, Mass.
 Series History UMass leads, 11-0-0. Last meeting: UMass 11, Saint Louis 0; Oct. 12, 2013
 Live Statistics GameTracker
 Watch Atlantic 10 Digital Network
 Team Information Massachusetts | Saint Louis
 Twitter @UMassFH   | @UMassAthletics  
 Instagram UMass Field Hockey

In today's Daily Hampshire Gazette, Matt Vautour takes a look at the play of freshman goaltender and current Hockey East Rookie of the Week Henry Dill, while also previewing UMass hockey's weekend at Maine and giving a mention to the start of "Movember".

Read: Freshman goalie Henry Dill off to fast start for UMass hockey team

PREVIEW: Field Hockey vs. Syracuse

UMass field hockey hosts Syracuse for its final non-conference game of the 2014 season on Saturday, Nov. 1 at 1 p.m. The last time these teams faced off at Garber Field the Minutewomen defeated then-No. 1 nationally ranked Syracuse to start a 10-game winning streak that culminated with an appearance in the 2012 NCAA Tournament.

 University of Massachusetts Field Hockey Game Notes
 Game 18 Massachusetts (9-8 overall) vs. No. 7 Syracuse (12-4)
 Date | Time Saturday, Nov. 1 | 1:00 p.m.
 Location Garber Field; Amherst, Mass.
 Series History Syracuse leads, 17-7-1. Last meeting: Syracuse 2, UMass 1; Sept. 13, 2013
 Live Statistics GameTracker
 Watch Atlantic 10 Digital Network
 Team Information Massachusetts | Syracuse
 Twitter @UMassFH   | @UMassAthletics  
 Instagram UMass Field Hockey

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Ross Gienieczko of the Daily Collegian has a preview of this week's road trip to UNC Asheville and Davidson. Taking A Look At @UMassLacrosse Competition Week

The UMass women's lacrosse team wrapped up its fall ball season with the Minutewomen's annual competition week. During the week, the team splits up into two squads which compete against each other on and off the field. has all the details and photos.