Minutemen challenge nationally-ranked Tigers at Johnny Unitas Stadium
Hegarty's three goals, Oliveri's 13 saves spring Massachusetts to CAA league win
Minutemen head to Hempstead, New York, for a Saturday, March 21 game at Noon
UMass had five goals during 18-minute, four-second Nittany Lion scoring drought for the comeback win
Former CAA rival returns to Amherst for non-conference matchup at Noon on March 14
MLAX VS. PENN STATE Photos by Thom Kendall '93
MLAX VS. BROWN Photos by Thom Kendall '93
MLAX vs. TOWSON Photos by Thom Kendall '93
MLAX vs. PROVIDENCE Photos by Thom Kendall '93
MLAX vs. PENN STATE Photos by Thom Kendall '93
2015 - Senior: Game-By-Game Statistics ... Preseason NEILA All-New England First Team Served as a midfielder but did not record statistics in the season- opener against No. 20 Army (2/7) ... Tallied three points via a pair of goals and one assist at No. 12 Harvard (2/21) ... Added a goal and assist at No. 16 Albany (3/7) ... Scored on three of his four shots against Quinnipiac (3/10) for his second col- legiate hat trick and picked up two groundballs in the win ... Provided two goals during the 12-8 win over Penn State (3/14) ... Dished out two assists and tallied once in the win at Hofstra (3/21).
2014 - Junior: Game-By-Game Statistics ... CAA Academic Achievement Award ... Notched 12 points through eight goals and four assists in 13 games played ... Added six groundballs and a caused turnover ... Scored one goal during a man-up opportunity ... 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 Ohio State in overtime on Feb. 16 ... Added another goal when UMass bested Harvard, 8-4 on Feb. 22 ... Scored twice to help the Minutemen defeat Brown (3/1) on the road, 15-2 ... Added one assist and a groundball against No. 18 Albany (3/8) ... Earned a pair of goals to help Massachusetts defeat Providence (3/11) ... Assisted on one UMass tally at No. 19 Fairfield (3/18) ... Provided two points via a goal and assist and caused a turnover while also scooping up a groundball to help the Minutemen to a win over Hartford (3/22) ... Tallied a multi-point game with one goal and an assist at Delaware on April 25 while picking up two groundballs.
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.
Last Update: April 29, 2014
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