2002: Senior co-captain will make huge impact on offensive end... Needs 14 goals to tie Randy Jacobs as school's all-time leading goal-scorer with 40.
2001: Atlantic 10 Player of the Year... Honorable Mention All-America... Leading scorer in A-10 with 16 goals and 38 points... Scored two goals in a game on four occasions, including in a A-10 Semifinal win over Dayton on Nov. 9... Started all 22 games... Moved into school's top 10 with his 23rd and 24th career goals coming in a loss to Xavier... Finished season ranked 23rd in the NCAA in goals per game... Second-highest, single-season goal total in school history... Thid-highest point total in history... A-10 Player of the Week (Oct. 29) and two-time WHMP/UMass Athlete of the Week... Team-best five game-winning tallies.
2000: Named second-team All-Atlantic 10 for his team leading eight goals and 16 total points... Garnered ECAC Player of the Week and A-10 co-Player of the Week honors after tallying four goals in a three-game stretch... Played in 19 games, earning 15 starts... First sophomore to lead team in points since Dave Siljanovski totaled 23 in 1994... Five of eight goals were game winners, including a dramatic game-clinching goal with 22 seconds remaining against La Salle to clinch a share of the A-10 title.
1999: Appeared in 18 games, earning first-career start against George Washington... Leading scorer amongst team's rookies with two goals and four assists for eight points... Had a goal and an assist in 3-0 win over Siena... Posted a career-high three dimes in the 7-0 win over St. Joseph's.
Before UMass: Four-year letterwinner for William Davis at Chicopee Comprehensive H.S.... Helped lead team to a division championship in 1998... MVP and top scorer for Division I in Western Mass. in 1997 and 1998... All-Western Massachusetts, All-State and All-New England selection... Voted Most Outstanding Player in Western Mass. Division I by area coaches.
Personal: Son of Martin Deren and Linda Jopson... Has two brothers who are also currently enrolled at UMass... Born July 22, 1981, in Springfield, Mass.... Sport management major.
Jeff Deren at UMass