Two months after winning the 2018 Indoor National Championship in Birmingham, Alabama, the Beacons are the co-winners of the 2018 Outdoor National Championship.
Eight Beacons will be representing UMass Boston at the Outdoor Track and Field Championship, which starts on Thursday in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Four of those who are going to be participating—Dom Nda, Garth Miriyoga, Taylor Driggers, and Lexy Bean—are seniors, and will be missing commencement.
UMass Boston’s baseball team is heading back to the NCAA Tournament. The Beacons will face the Penn State Berks on Thursday at 1 p.m. at Whitehouse Field in Harwich.
Thanks to a perfect record in the Little East Conference Tournament, the LEC champion Beacons will be taking on the Tufts University Jumbos this week in the first round of the four-team, double elimination regional. Meanwhile, baseball hosts the LEC Tournament at Monan Park starting Wednesday.
Sophomore Wadeline Jonathas won four individual titles to lead the UMass Boston women's track and field team to a fifth national title at the 2018 Indoor National Championship in Birmingham, Alabama on Saturday.
Colin Larkin signed a one-year, entry-level contract with the Edmonton Oilers and an amateur tryout contract with the Oilers’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Bakersfield Condors, on Monday.
The third time was the charm for the UMass Boston women’s basketball team, who beat UMass Dartmouth for the first time this season to take home their first-ever Little East Conference Tournament crown on Saturday. The team has an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
All of UMass Boston’s hockey and basketball teams have advanced in the postseason.
For the first time in UMass Boston history, all four winter sports teams are hosting a conference tournament game. The playoff push begins on Saturday, February 17 with a New England Conference Tournament doubleheader in the Edward T. Barry Ice Rink.
UMass Boston has risen from No. 9 to No. 6 in this week’s NCAA Division III Women’s Indoor Track & Field National Team Computer Rankings, in large part to the record-setting performance of sophomore business major Wadeline Jonathas, who broke two NCAA Division III records a week apart.