This Week In Tufts Athletics: April 9 - 15




When: Tuesday at Roger Williams at 3:30 pm, Friday at Bowdoin at 3 pm and Saturday at Bowdoin at 12 and 3 pm
What you need to know: The baseball team will play four road games this week starting Tuesday against Roger Williams. The Hawks are 7-11 on the year having played and lost to NESCAC teams Trinity and Wesleyan earlier in the season. They are led by Chris Bosco who is hitting .319, and Justin Stone who has a team-high 13 RBIs. Last season, the Jumbos won the matchup 14-2. On Friday, they will start their second NESCAC series of the season, this time against Bowdoin. The Polar Bears are 9-9 on the year and 3-3 in conference play. Austin Zakow has two home runs on the season and leads Bowdoin with 18 RBIs. Max Vogel-Freedman has been solid on the mound, going 2-2 so far with 22 strikeouts and a 2.83 ERA. Last season, Tufts won the series 2-1. 



When: Friday at Colby at 4 pm, Saturday at Colby at 12 and 2 pm and Sunday at Wheaton at 12 pm and 2 pm 
What you need to know: Softball also won’t be playing any home games this week.  The Jumbos have the week to prepare for their NESCAC East series at Colby this weekend. The Mules are 1-14 (0-3 NESCAC) this season so far.  That one NESCAC series was this past weekend against Bowdoin. Paige Hartnett leads the teams in hits (12) and RBIs (five) and is second in stolen bases (five). Tufts swept Colby last, 3-0. The Jumbos wrap up the weekend with a trip to Wheaton on Sunday to play two.  Wheaton is 4-14 on the season and are led by Jade Assad who is hitting .373 with nine doubles and 10 RBIs. The Jumbos ended their season last year with a pair of victories over Wheaton.


Men's Lacrosse

When: Tuesday at Endicott at 7 pm and Saturday vs. Amherst at 1 pm
What you need to know: The undefeated and third-ranked men’s lacrosse team will begin their week at Endicott who sits at 3-7 on the year. Jack Sutherland has 20 points for the Gulls who the Jumbos defeated last season, 18-11. Then on Saturday, they will host No. 7 Amherst at Bello Field. The Mammoths are 9-2 on the season and 5-1 in NESCAC play. Evan Wolf is their leading scorer with 52 points from 33 goals and 19 assists. Last season, the Jumbos fell to Amherst, 22-15.

Women's Lacrosse 

When: Saturday at Amherst at 12 pm
What you need to know: After an extremely busy week last week with three games played and won, the No. 6 women’s lacrosse team will get a bit of a break this week with only one game on Saturday. Although, when it does come it won’t be easy because it’ll be against No. 4 Amherst. The Mammoths are 9-1 on the year and 5-1 in conference play, with that lone loss coming to No. 9 Middlebury. Freshman Claire Dunbar has been extremely effective in her rookie campaign recording 21 goals and 21 assists. She leads the team in points with 42. The Jumbos won this matchup last year, 11-7.  Saturday’s game is a big one as the Jumbos sit alone in first place in the conference standings with a perfect 6-0 mark.  Tied for second place with 5-1 conference records are Middlebury, Amherst and Trinity.

Men's Tennis 

When: Saturday at Wesleyan at 10 am, Sunday at Hamilton at 10 am and Sunday at Williams at 1 pm
What you need to know: The No. 15 men’s tennis team will play three matches over two days this weekend starting at No. 11 Wesleyan. The Cardinals are 2-5 this season, but those losses have come to No. 2 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, No. 7 WashU, No. 1 Emory. No. 8 Carnegie Mellon and No. 5 Williams.  They have beaten Hamilton and No. 13 Trinity (Texas).  The Cardinals beat the Jumbos in a close one, 5-4, last year.  Hamilton is 2-8 this year, starting by losing their first seven matches before picking up wins over Brooklyn and St. Lawrence at the end of March.  Most recently they fell to Wesleyan, 8-1.  The Jumbos beat the Continentals, 9-0, last year. On Sunday, Tufts will travel to 9-2 and fifth-ranked Williams who is having an impressive season with close 5-4 wins over No. 2 Claremon-Mudd-Scripps and No. 3 Middlebury. Last year, the Jumbos lost 6-3 to the Ephs.

Women's Tennis 

When: Saturday at Wesleyan at 2:30 pm and Sunday at Hamilton at 10 am
What you need to know: The women’s tennis team will start their week against No. 4 Wesleyan on Saturday who is 5-1, with four of those wins coming against ranked opponents including WashU and Pomona-Pitzer. The Jumbos beat the Cardinals last year, 7-2. After the Saturday matchup with the Cardinals, the Jumbos will travel to Hamilton on Sunday. The Continentals are 3-6 on the season and 0-3 in conference play having fallen to Wesleyan, Colby and Bates.  The Jumbos beat the Continentals last year, 9-0.

Men's and Women's Track and Field

When: Friday and Saturday at Silfen Invitational at Connecticut College
What you need to know: After two impressive weekends at home the men’s and women’s track and field teams will be traveling this weekend to Connecticut College to take part in the two-day meet. This past weekend both teams finished in second place at home.  The men on six events as junior Anthony Kardonsky in the 100 meters, senior co-captain Drew DiMaiti in the 400 meters, junior Hiroto Watanabe in the 800, junior Josh Etkind in the 110-meter hurdles and sophomore Kevin Quisumbing in the shot put were all individual winners.  The Jumbos 4x100-meter relay of Brandon Levenstein, Kardonsky, Tommy Miller and OJ Armstrong was also first for the Jumbo men.  On the women’s side senior Annalisa DeBari and sophomore Rhemi Toth both won events with national top 15 marks. DeBari ran a career-best in the 100-meter hurdles and Toth won the 800 meters.

Men's Crew

When: Saturday vs. Bates, New Hampshire and Wesleyan at Malden River
What you need to know:  The men’s crew team opened their spring season this past weekend.  On Saturday the Jumbos won the first, second and third varsity competitions against Coast Guard, Williams and Middlebury.  Then on Sunday the Jumbos completed the undefeated weekend with six victories among four different boats against UMass and Amherst.  The Jumbos will stay at home this weekend to race Bates, New Hampshire and Wesleyan this Saturday on the Malden River. Last season against these same three teams, the Jumbos won five of their eight races.

Women's Crew

When: Saturday vs. Bates, Wellesley and Wesleyan at Malden River
What you need to know: The women’s crew team opened their spring season at home on the Malden River.  On Saturday the Jumbos hosted Trinity, Coast Guard and Middlebury.  The second varsity eight won its races over Trinity and Coast Guard.  Then on Sunday the Jumbos won five races against Amherst and Smith once again at home. Once again the second varsity eight won both of their races to finish the weekend a perfect 4-0.  The Jumbos will be at home again this weekend as they host Bates, Wesleyan and Wellesley.  They won only one of six races against these teams last year so they will be looking to improve upon that.  The Jumbos are ranked eighth in the College Rowing Coaches Association/US Rowing Coaches national poll.  Bates is No. 1 and Wesleyan is No. 2 so this weekend will be a highly competitive weekend for the Jumbos.

Coed Sailing

When: Saturday and Sunday at Owen Trophy at Kings Point
What you need to know: This past weekend the coed sailing team was at Connecticut College racing in the New England Team Race Championship.  The Jumbos finished 11th, failing to earn a berth into the national championship later this spring.  This weekend the Jumbos will be back on the water, taking part in the Owen Tropy at Kings Point. They raced at Kings Point last season and came in first out of 18 teams at the Admiral’s Cup.

Women's Sailing

When: Saturday and Sunday at President’s Trophy at Boston University 
What you need to know: This past weekend the women’s sailing team was at Yale for the Emily Wick trophy where they finished 16th.  There was a lack of wind on both days, causing only nine races to be completed in two divisions.  Six races in each division took place late in the day on Saturday and then on Sunday only three more could be raced.  The Jumbos will be traveling again this weekend, although not that far, as they head to to Boston University for the President’s Trophy. Last season when the Jumbos went to BU, they came away with first place at the President’s Trophy.



Andrew MacMillen, Senior, Men's Rowing

During the week it was announced that MacMillen was selected to represent the United States at the 2018 World University Rowing Championships in Shanghai, China this summer. He is the only Division III student-athlete on a roster which includes 10 Division I representatives. The senior will compete as the US Men's single sculler against an international field. Then during the weekend, MacMillen stroked for the first varsity eight that was undefeated in season-opening races against Middlebury and Williams on Saturday and UMass and Amherst on Sunday.




Callie Nowak, Senior, Women's Lacrosse

With victories over Williams (14-11), Wesleyan (12-7) and Babson (17-6) last week, the Jumbos improved to 10-1 to match last season’s victory total. Nowak led the way offensively scoring 11 goals with two assists for 13 points in the three games (4.3 per game). The senior had five goals against both Williams and Babson, and her seven total points versus the Ephs was a career-high. She had three goals and one assist during a seven-goal Tufts run against Williams which turned a 5-3 deficit into a 10-5 lead. Her lone goal at Wesleyan was man-down and came with the Jumbos protecting a two-goal advantage late in the game.




   Baseball went 3-2 on the week, winning all three of their games on Saturday and Sunday by a combined score of 42-14.  The Jumbos started the weekend with a double-header sweep of Nichols.  Then on Sunday they picked up a 23-7 win over Keene State.  

   Softball won their NESCAC series against Bates two games to one. Over the three games, they only allowed the Bobcats one run, and that run was unearned. The Jumbos won 1-0 and 7-0 on Saturday.  

   Men’s lacrosse won two NESCAC games last week, one against Williams and a second against No. 4 Wesleyan. Danny Murphy (Hauppauge, N.Y.) recorded seven points in the game against the Cardinals, which included five assists.  

   Caroline Nowak (Glenview, Ill.) and Dakota Adamec (Katonah, N.Y.) helped lead women’s lacrosse to a 3-0 week, recording 13 and 12 points respectively. The week included a 12-7 victory over No. 14 Wesleyan and wins over Williams and Babson


   Men’s tennis recorded wins over Vassar (9-0) and Babson (7-2) this past weekend.  The Jumbos also took on No. 3 Middlebury, but were edged by the Panthers, 6-3, on Sunday. 

   Women’s tennis went 2-1 on the week with wins against MIT and Colby. In No. 2 Singles against MIT, Mina Karamercan (Istanbul, Turkey) who is ranked No. 21 in the nation, defeated No. 9 Libby Rickeman 3-6, 6-1, 6-1.  

   The men’s track and field team finished second out of four teams at home this past Saturday.  The Jumbos won six events on the day with five individual winners and a win in the 4x100-meter relay. 

   The women’s track and field team also came in second at their quad meet, with MIT taking first. Annalisa DeBari (Melrose, Mass.) and Rhemi Toth (Weston, Conn.) both won events on the day with top 15 national marks.  

  Men’s crew went undefeated on the weekend with races against Coast Guard, Middlebury, Williams, Amherst, and Massachusetts on Saturday and Sunday on the Malden River. 

   Women’s crew won all five of their races on Sunday against Amherst and Smith as they opened their season at home on Saturday and Sunday this weekend.