Great Danes defeat Massachusetts at Garber Field, 25-10
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
MLAX vs. ALBANY Photos by Thom Kendall '93
MLAX vs. HARVARD Photos by Thom Kendall '93
MLAX vs. DELAWARE Photos by Thom Kendall '93
MLAX vs. PENN STATE Photos by Thom Kendall '93
MLAX vs. BROWN Photos by Thom Kendall '93
2014 - Senior: Game-By-Game Statistics ... Earned his second career hat trick and total four points on three goals and an assist in helping lead UMass in its defeat of No. 14/9 Ohio State in overtime on Feb. 16.
2013 - Junior: Game-By-Game Statistics ... CAA Player of the Week (2/11) ... UMass Co-Athlete of the Week (2/11) ... Tallied 19 points on 14 goals and five assists over 15 appearances on the second midfield line ... Also scooped up seven groundballs and caused a pair of turnovers ... Scored five goals and helped on one more during UMass' 16-9 victory over Army, tying with teammate Andrew Sokol for the most points recorded in the contest ... Had a goal and an assist during the 12-11 UMass victory over No. 4 North Carolina (2/16) ... Moved to 12 points on the season with a goal and assist against Brown (3/2) ... Was tied for second on the Minutemen with 14 points following one goal games at Albany (3/5) and against #18 Penn State (3/16) ... Helped out on one goal at No. 16 Lehigh (3/20) ... Went for two goals at Saint Joseph's (3/30), his third multi-tally and fifth multi-point game of the season ... Secured his goal at Towson (4/6) with one minute, 38 seconds left to play in the third quarter ... Added a fifth assist on the season against Delaware (4/26).
2012 - Sophomore: Game-By-Game Statistics ... Competed in four games with one groundball on the season ... Scooped up his lone groundball during the win at Delaware (4/27) ... Also saw action during UMass' victories over Albany, Harvard and Saint Joseph's.
2011 - Freshman: Game-By-Game Statistics ... Played in three games, seeing action against Brown (3/5), Providence (3/15) and Saint Joseph's (4/2).
Before UMass: Four-year letterwinner on the attack from North Chelmsford, Mass., where he played at Chelmsford High School under coach Thomas Gallajher ... Had 84 goals, 43 assists and 127 points and was the second leading scorer in the state as a senior ... Compiled 197 goals, 92 assists and 289 points over his career at Chelmsford ... MVC All-Star in 2008 ... Earned Chelmsford's MVP award and an all-conference nod in 2009 ... Repeated as Chelmsford's MVP in 2010 while taking home all-conference and all-America laurels ... Holds Chelmsford's record for points in a season (127), goals in a season (84), points in a game (11), assists in a game (nine) and goals in a game (eight) ... Also played hockey and football, where he earned MVC All-Star honors in 2009 and 2010, and won his team's MVP accolade for the later ... Was consistently an honor roll and dean's list award recipient.
Personal: Full name is Matthew George Whippen ... Son of Elizabeth and Kevin Whippen ... Brother of Mike, Ashley and Stephanie ... Born on June 19, 1991, in Lowell Mass.
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