UMass looks for its eighth win over the Friars in as many meetings between the squads
Minutemen host the Great Danes at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 8
Minutemen allow fewest goals in one game since 2001; 11 record at least one point in win
Men's lacrosse faces the Bears in Providence, R.I., on Saturday, March 1 at 1 p.m.
Minutemen open 2014 home slate with hard-fought win over Crimson
2014 - Junior: Game-By-Game Statistics ... Rotated into the midfield on offense and took three shots while nabbing a groundball at Army (2/8) ... Earned his first goal of the season and the 10th of his career in the win over No. 14/9 Ohio State in overtime on Feb. 16 ... Added another goal when UMass bested Harvard, 8-4 on Feb. 22.
2013 - Sophomore: Game-By-Game Statistics ... Finished the season with 15 points on nine goals and six assists, including a pair of man-up tallies and one game-winning goal ... Tied with teammate Matt Whippen for the game-high in points (six), doing so on three goals and a trio of assists while notching three groundballs as UMass bested Army, 16-9 on Feb. 10 ... Had back-to-back fourth quarter goals in the come-from-behind 12-11 victory over No. 4 North Carolina (2/16), adding an assist and a groundball to the winning effort at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Ga. ... Recorded one goal on a pair of on-target attempts at Harvard (2/23) during the Massachusetts victory ... Added on goal and a groundball against Brown (3/2) ... Secured a tally at Albany (3/5) ... Earned his ninth goal of the season at Bucknell (3/9), also picking up a groundball against the Bison ... Helped out on one tally at Hartford (3/23) and Towson (4/6).
2012 - Freshman: Game-By-Game Statistics ... Played in six games on the season as a reserve midfielder ... Competed in his first collegiate contest when UMass defeated Brown (3/3) ... Also saw action in the victories over Albany (3/6), Hartford (3/10), Saint Joseph's (3/31), No. 19 Towson (4/7) and Delaware (4/27).
Before UMass: Four-year letterwinner on attack from Newburyport, Mass. ... Played for Newburyport High School under coach Ed Gaudiano ... Named team MVP his freshman and sophomore years for the Cape Ann League ... Was the team captain his sophomore, junior and senior seasons ... Tore his ACL during his junior year, putting him out for his final two high school seasons ... Also was a four-year letterwinner for football ... Holds single-season reception record for the Newburyport football squad.
Personal: Full name is Andrew John Sokol ... Born on December 21, 1992, to Rob and Jane Sokol ... Has two brothers, David and John.
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