Minutemen challenge nationally-ranked Tigers at Johnny Unitas Stadium
Men's lacrosse and baseball standouts share department accolade
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
MLAX VS. PENN STATE Photos by Thom Kendall '93
MLAX VS. ARMY Photos by Thom Kendall '93
MLAX vs. TOWSON Photos by Thom Kendall '93
MLAX vs. PROVIDENCE Photos by Thom Kendall '93
MLAX vs. HARVARD Photos by Thom Kendall '93
2015- Redshirt Junior: Game-By-Game Statistics ... NEILA Preseason All-New England Second Team ... Made 12 saves and caused a turnover in the season-opener vs. #20 Army (2/7) ... Stopped nine shots and picked up two groundballs at No. 6 North Carolina (2/14) ... Added a dozen more stops at No. 12 Harvard (2/21) ... Produced 15 saves - his fifth career game with at least as many - at No. 16 Albany (3/7) ... Made 10 stops in 53:41 of action against Quinnipiac (3/10), his 20th game with double-digit saves as a Minuteman ... Totaled nine saves, including four in the second quarter against Penn State (3/14) when the Minutemen erased an early 4-0 deficit en route to the 12-8 victory ... Made 13 saves and picked up a game- and personal- best five groundballs to preserve the 9-7 win over Hofstra (3/21) ...
2014 - Redshirt-Sophomore: Game-By-Game Statistics ... CAA Academic Achievement Award ... NEILA Preseason All-New England First Team ... Preseason All-CAA Honorable Mention ... Started all 13 games ... Earned a 9.57 goals-against average and .530 save percentage ... Was 21st in the country for goals-against average and 25th for save percentage ... Made at least 10 saves in seven games, including a season-best 15 on two occasions ... Ranked third in the CAA for save percentage and saves per game (10.23) and fourth for goals-against average ... Started the year with an eight-save performance in the 6-5 victory at Army on Feb. 8 ... Added a 13-save game to help lead the Minutemen to a win over No. 14 Ohio State on Feb. 16 ... Provided 14 stops, including six in the fourth quarter, as Massachusetts defeated Harvard, 8-4 on Feb. 22 ... Made 10 saves over 51:34 in the cage while only allowing one goal at Brown during UMass' 15-2 win (3/1) ... Stopped 12 Providence shots during UMass' 16-11 victory over the Friars on March 11 ... Earned 15 saves and picked up a pair of groundballs to lead the Minutemen to an 8-6 win at No. 5 Penn State on March 15 ... Added seven saves during the win over Hartford (3/22) ... Had 13 saves against only six goals allowed, including none given up in the fourth quarter, against Towson (4/5).
2013 - Redshirt-Freshman: Game-By-Game Statistics ... CAA All-Rookie Team ... CAA Co-Rookie of the Week (2/17) ... UMass Co-Athlete of the Week (2/17) ... CAA Rookie of the Week (2/25) ... CAA Rookie of the Week (4/22) ... Started each of UMass' 15 contests in net, recording an 8.63 goals-against average and .559 save percentage ... Totaled 861:57 between the pipes, earning 157 saves while allowing 124 tallies ... Made his first collegiate start against Army (2/10), recording seven saves in the 16-9 victory ... Had 18 saves, including four in the decisive fourth quarter, as UMass defeated No. 4 North Carolina (2/16) ... Made his 18th save against the Tar Heels as time expired to seal the one-goal victory ... Had eight stops as UMass held Harvard to six goals for the 8-6 win in Cambridge, Mass., on Feb. 23, earning CAA Rookie of the Week for his efforts ... Stopped 15 shots and scooped up two groundballs against Brown (3/2) ... Made 10 saves at Albany (3/5), his third game with double-digits and second consecutive ... Turned aside 13 Bucknell attempts on March 9 ... Notched his fourth straight game with double-digits saves against No. 18 Penn State, turning aside 14 attempts ... Set a career-best with only four goals allowed at No. 16 Lehigh (3/20), making nine saves to help preserve the win ... Picked up his fifth win on the year with nine stops at Hartford (3/23) ... Earned 10 saves at Towson (4/6) ... Blocked 13 Hofstra shots as the Minutemen earned a 9-8 win over the 20th-ranked team in the nation on April 20th ... Won his seventh game with 11 stops against Delaware (4/26) ... Capped the season with 10 saves at No. 9 Penn State during the CAA Tournament Semifinal ... Was 12th nationally in goals-against average and 16th for save percentage ... Made at least nine saves in 12 of 15 games this season.
2012 - Freshman: Redshirted the season to enter 2013 with four years of eligibility remaining.
Before UMass: Four-year goalie who received four letters at Connetquot High School ... Set the Connetquot records for the most saves in a season and established the highest career save percentage in program history ... Was named a United States Lacrosse (USL) High School All-American and earned team MVP honors as a senior ... Performed as an all-county player from 2008-11 ... Had a career-.670 save percentage, 6.20 goals-against average and made 789 stops in net while at Connetquot ... Only allowed 6.0 goals per game as a senior while earning a 67.0 save percentage ... Inside Lacrosse Power-100 (No. 55) and Top-15 Goalie (No. 6) as a senior at Connetquot in 2011.
Personal: Full name is Zachary James Oliveri ... Born on July 29, 1993, in West Islip, N.Y. ... Son of James and Sharon E. Oliveri ... Brother to Cassie, Alyssa, Alex and Jon ... Majoring in kinesiology.
Last Updated: June 12, 2014
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