WELCOME TO CORSAIR CLIPPINGS
- A COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES AND ITEMS OF INTEREST RELATING TO
UMASS DARTMOUTH ATHLETICS
UMASS FOOTBALL TEAM CREATES POSITIVE NEWS WITH BONE MARROW
After days and weeks of negative publicity about the UMass
Dartmouth campus, the Corsair football team was in the spotlight
for something good. The team held a Bone Marrow Drive as one of its
community service projects for the year and the event was covered
by WPRI Channel 12 in Providence. Click here to see the story.
DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT ATTRACTS MORE AND MORE ATTENTION
A sure sign of a successfull event is when attention starts to
build upon itself. Already a well-known project of a UMass
Dartmouth Sports Marketing class with several Corsair
student-athletes inovolved, the upcoming Dodge Ball Fundraising
Tournament has not attracted the attention of the New England
Patriots. Running back Stevan Ridley has entered a team into
the competition and The Herald News has a story about his team in
the April 24th edition. Click here to read the story.
TEAM DOCTOR JEREMY STERN AND HIS WIFE HONORED BY MASS. MEDICAL
Among his many services to his profession and his community, Dr.
Jeremy Stern has served as the Athletic Department team doctor for
almost 20 years. That service earned Dr. Stern the 2013 Community
Clinician of the Year for the Bristol South District Medical
Society. Dr. Stern along with his wife Dr. Wendy Stern were both
honored for their service to the community. Dr. Jeremy Stern
is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports
medicine. Dr. Wendy Stern is a board-certified otolaryngologist and
head and neck surgeon in the Dartmouth area.
UMD SPORTS MARKETING CLASS ORGANIZES DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT IN
Several Corsair student-athletes are part of a Sports Marketing
class at UMass Dartmouth which is organizing an annual dodgeball
tournament to benefit a handful of local organizations including
Boys and Girls Club of Fall River, the Fall River Children's
Museum, the YMCA and the Fall River middle school intramural sports
The third annual Dodgeballin’ for Kids fundraiser is
slated to take place at noon on April 27 at B.M.C. Durfee High
School. Among those participating in the planning are Lauren
O'Brien and Taryn Cardiel from field hockey, Mike Rotondo from
men's basketball and Colleen Moriarity from women's basketball. Follow this link to read more of Will
Richmond's story in the April 10 edition of The Herald News.
CORSAIR COACHES CROSS STATE LINES IN SEARCH OF TOP RECRUITS
In the never-ending chase to find the next class of high quality
student-athlete recruits, some UMass Dartmouth coaches are finding
success beyond the state’s borders.
Ice hockey coach John Rolli has had the most success this year
with 13 of his 28 players listing hometowns outside of
Massachusetts, including three from Canada and Dimitry Antipin, who
wins the prize for being the furthest from home, hailing from
But Rolli isn’t the only coach to make some long-distance
phone calls and in some cases visit out of state locations. A
recent story in the UMass Dartmouth A+F Newsletter details some of
the far-flung recruiting efforts by the Corsair coaching staff. Click this link for the complete story.
UMASS DARTMOUTH LACROSSE GETTING NOTICED BY THE BOSTON GLOBE
The story of UMass Dartmouth men's lacrosse success is starting
to get a lot of notice beyond Cressy Field. Coach Kevin Mahoney has
been actively recruiting throughout the Massachusetts lacrosse
hotbeds and has brought in a handful of very talented players. One
of they key's to this season has been the return of Jordan
MacPherson who suffered a season-ending injury a year ago.
MacPherson's return has helped the Corsairs get off to a perfect
5-0 mark this spring. Read The Boston Globe's story about
MacPherson's return the Corsair success in 2013 by clicking this link.
TRIPP CENTER TO HOST A PAIR OF COMMUNITY SPONSORED EVENTS
Basketball season may be over but the Tripp Center will continue
to be a busy place over the next few weekends. On Saturday,
March 16, the athletic center will host the 5th annual Miles For
Smiles walk-bike-run-skate event to benefit the Southcoast
Mentoring Initiative for Learning, Education and Service (SMILES).
For more information contact Program Director Heidi Bedard at
(774-627-2438). The following Saturday, March 23, Bristol County DA
Sam Sutter and UMass Dartmouth Athletics will co-sponsor the 3rd
annual Family Fitness and Fun day. The event is designed to
promote healthy living, nutrition education, family building and
wellness. For more information call the DA's office at (508)
FITNESS EXPANSION PROJECT UNDERWAY WITH TREE CLEARING ON
The planned $5million dollar expansion of the UMD Fitness Center
got off to a noisy start on the west side of the Tripp Athletic
Center this morning. Workers began thinning the trees between the
existing center and Ring Road in preparation for the first
ground-breaking of the project. Page Construction is also onsite to
install temporary fencing around the site. As a result of the
construction, expected to be completed for Fall 2013, the Fitness
Center has new temporary entrances. Entry can be gained through the
Tripp Cener lobby using stairs to the ground level or the rear
doors next to the softball field
UMD ASSISTANT VICE CHANCELLOR FOR ALUMNI AFFAIRS LORI JACQUES
Most people around the UMass Dartmouth campus know Lori Jacques
in her role as the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Alumni Relations.
In her time on campus, she has been a familiar face around the
Tripp Athletic Center supporting the Corsair athletic teams.
Turns out she has more than just a passing interest in collegiate
In a recent story story in the Pocono (PA) Record, East
Stroudsburg State announced the NCAA's recognition of Jacques'
career as a student-athlete. "Former East Stroudsburg
University women's basketball standout Lori Pio Jacques '96
master's 00 has been named to the 40th Anniversary Tribute Team as
part of the NCAA's celebration of Division II athletics throughout
Jacques, a 2006 inductee to the ESU
Athletic Hall of Fame, was also a member of the Warriors' 1994-95
PSAC championship team which was inducted to the Hall of Fame in
2010. She graduated from ESU in 1996 with a bachelor's degree in
Management, and returned for her Master of Education in Health and
Physical Education with a concentration in Sport Management in
2000. She is currently the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Alumni
Relations at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth."
The complete release from ESU can be found at this link.
MEN'S SWIMMER FEATURED IN NEWSPAPER STORY ABOUT BIOENGINEERING
UMass Dartmouth men's swimmer Julian Jiminian was one of the
students featured in a Standard-Times story today featuring the new
bioengineering major on campus. Click here to read Matt Camara's story about
professor Christopher Brigham's class who was recently hired
as a bioengineering professor. According to Camara's story, "The
bioengineering field combines material from several scientific
disciplines such as biology, mechanical engineering and more to
prepare graduates for careers designing medical devices, artificial
tissue, pharmaceuticals and more." Jiminian's picture appeared on
the front page of The Standard-Times conducting an experiment in
CORSAIR WOMEN'S BASKETBALL ACCOMPLISHMENTS FEATURED IN THE
Even before UMass Dartmouth's women's basketball team picked up
its eighth win in nine games Wed. night against Eastern Nazarene,
68-39, the Corsairs had started to get some attention from the
Boston area media. Boston Globe correspondent Marvin Pave wrote
about the contributions of Colleen Moriartiy and Erika Bornemann,
former Canton HS teamates, now playing for Coach Amanda VanVoorhis.
Click here to read Pave's story about the
HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM CORSAIR CLIPPINGS!
As the new year of 2013 begins it won't be long before the
Corsair sports teams are back in action. Men's basketball hosts
Regis College on Wed., Jan 3 at 7 pm while the women's basketball
team is on the road that same night at Eastern Nazarene at 6 pm. On
Friday night, the Corsair ice hockey team will compete in the
Northland Savings Bank Holiday Tournament, opening with Neumann at
4 pm. The tournament is hosted by Norwich University in Northfield,
CORSAIR FIELD HOCKEY TEAM FEATURED IN A+F DIVISION
The Corsair field hockey team's third invitation to the NCAA
Div. III Field Hockey Tournament in four years along with another
LEC Tournament title is one of the featured stories in the most
recent edition of the Administrative and Fiscal Services
Newsletter. The Winter 2012 Newsletter focuses on the
accomplishments of the Corsair field hockey team and its head coach
Nicole Castonguay. The read the complete story follow this link. The Athletic Department is
part of the A+F Division on campus.
SPORTS TEAMS TAKE A BREAK DURING FINAL EXAMS AND HOLIDAY
With the UMass Dartmouth men's basketball game at Johnson &
Wales last night, the winter sports season comes to the holiday
break. Final exams begin on campus today and continue through Dec.
18. Action resumes on Wed. Jan 2, 2013 when the men's
basketball team will host Regis in a 7 pm game at the Tripp Center.
The women's basketball team will be on the road that same night at
Eastern Nazarene for a 6 pm start.
ALL-TIME UMASS DARTMOUTH COACHING RECORDS NOW POSTED ONLINE
Ever wonder which Corsair coach won the most games during his or
her career. How about which coach has the best winning percentage
or how many coaches have reached 100-career victories. The answer
to these and many other sports trivia questions can now be found on
the Athletic Department web site under the Corsair Sports History
link listed under Inside Athletics. Combining the won-loss records
of coaches dating back to the beginning of athletics on the
Dartmouth campus in 1966-67, the data base contains records of
coaches for sports which have competed in single competition
events. Only events where a win, loss or tie has been recorded are
kept in this list. Some sports compete mainly in invitational-type
events where wins and losses are not determined. Take a look at
the lists and be the first to stump a fellow Corsair sports fan
with this question: How many Corsair coaches since 1966-67 have
reached 100 career wins. Ill give you a hint - there are 15. But
can you name them all?
UMD ALUM WHO CARVED CORSAIR IN TRIPP CENTER MAKES NATIONAL TV
If you have ever walked into the Tripp Center lobby and noticed
the 6-foot tall Corsair wood carving, you might wonder how it got
there. It was carved and donated to the Athletic Department by
UMass Dartmouth Alum Jesse Green, Class of 2000.He carved the
400-pound sculpture during Homecoming 2008. Now the rest of the
country knows about Green and his chainsaw art because the National
Geographic Channel has picked up a reality TV series based on his
work. Green hit the national stage last night and will be back on
the National Geographic Channel on December 6. To learn more about
the series, you can go to the National Geographic web site.
FITNESS CENTER INSTRUCTOR COMPETES IN INTERNATIONAL KARATE
Fitness Center Instructor Donna Bosworth recently represented
Team USA at the World Karate Council, an international competition
held in Montreal, Canada. Competitors ranged from 10 years
old to over 42 years old and hailed from 12 different
countries. Boswoth placed third in her age group in
Traditional Weapons. This is an impressive accomplishment
that speaks volumes about the dedication and perseverance Donna
devotes to training for her craft. She has been involved in karate
for 14 years and competing in Traditional Forms and Traditional
Weapons for half that time. Bosworth became interested when
her children started participating in karate. An active yoga,
pilates, and spin instructor, including three year at the UMD
Fitness Center, the physicality as well as the discipline
involved in karate appealed to her. Now, 14 years later, this
group fitness instructor and mother of four holds a Third Degree
Black Belt in American Kempo as well as several other national and
overall point titles.
UMD FITNESS CENTER PARTICIPATING IN 4TH ANNUAL GIFT OF
GIVING FOOD DRIVE
The UMass Dartmouth Fitness Center is participating in the 4th
annual Gift of Giving Holiday Donation Food Drive sponsored by the
Division of Student Affairs. The Fitness Center is one of
several drop-off locations on the campus, beginning Monday, Nov.
26 and concluding Friday, Dec. 14. The Fitness
Center staff is asking students, faculty, and staff to bring
at least one canned good or unopened food product for donation - 1
workout, 1 donation, 1 time. Any help from the Athletic Dept.
staff, student-athletes or campus community would be greatly
appreciated during this holiday season.
BOSTON GLOBE STORY HIGHLIGHTS CORSAIR FIELD HOCKEY PLAYERS
Two UMass Dartmouth field hockey players were featured in a
story appearing in The Boston Globe on Nov. 17. Beverly, MA native
Jenna Miedzionoski and her teammate Taryn Cardiel were the focus of
a story about the role the two players played in the Corsairs'
recently successful field hockey season. UMass Dartmouth captured
both the regular season and conference tournament championships in
the Little East Conference and earned a third NCAA invitation in
the last four years. Follow this link to read the Globe story.
UMASS DARTMOUTH FITNESS CENTER EXPANSION TAKES A BIG STEP
The $3.6 million dollar UMass Dartmouth Fitness Center expansion
project took a big step forward this morning with a pre-bid
briefing and walk-thru of the Tripp Athletic Center today.
According to a UMass Building Authority legal notice appearing in
The Fall River Herald News on Nov. 15, 2012, the authority has
begun the process for accepting sealed bids from Contractors and
Filed-Sub-Bid Contractors for the project described as, "Addition
and Rennovation to the Tripp Fitness Center." The legal notice
described the project as providing additional weight training
areas, multi-purpose rooms, fitness spaces and locker rooms. Bids
for various trades will be opened later in November and early
UMASS DARTMOUTH ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT POSTS TOP 10 FAQ'S
UMass Dartmouth Athletics has created a list of the top 10 most
frequently asked questions of the department. This list was created
as part of the univeristy's Service Excellence initiative and
attempts to answer the most common questions asked of the Corsair
Athletic Department. To read the Top 10 Athletic Department FAQ's
follow this link.
NO VIDEO FEED FROM SKIDMORE FOR NCAA TOURNAMENT GAME
Corsair field hockey fans will have to sit by their computers if
they want to follow the progress of the UMass Dartmouth at Skidmore
first round NCAA Division III tournament game on Wednesday.
Unfortunately, there will be no video feed of the game. There will
be a link to Live Stats which updates the game throughout the
contest. Here is the link for Live Stats:
Following the game there will be a box score and game summary
story posted on the UMass Dartmouth Athletic Dept. website www.corsairathletics.com
UMASS DARTMOUTH'S BRIAN BAPTISTE IN LEC INAUGURAL HALL OF FAME
When the Little East Conference inducted its first Hall of Fame
Class on Saturday night, Oct. 27, UMass Dartmouth men's basketball
coach Brian Baptiste was included in the prestigious
inaugural class of honorees. Baptiste along with Southern Maine
women's basketball coach Gary Fifield were the first two head
coaches inducted into the LEC Hall of Fame. Baptiste was honored
for his 29 years as the Corsair men's head basketball coach and a
career filled with honors incluidng seven LEC Coach of the Year
LOWELL SUN MENTIONS KATLEYN ELLIOTT GRIFFIN'S INDUCTION INTO
Lowell resident Katelyn Elliott Griffin's induction into the
Corsair Hall of Fame last month was included in a recent edition of
the The Lowell Sun. Katelyn was part of the Corsair Hall
of Fame's Class of 2012 which was inducted as part of the 25th
anniversary celebration of the Corsair Hall of Fame during
Homecoming Weekend in September.
RALPH BROWN STEPS DOWN FROM DUTIES ORGANIZING SHRINE DAY AT
Word has reached the Tripp Athletic Center that Ralph Brown, the
driving force behind the 10-year relationship between the Athletic
Department and the Southeastern Massachusetts Shrine Club has
stepped down from his duties organizing the annual Shrine Day
activities at UMass Dartmouth. Brown was instrumental in workign
with the late Bob Mullen to initiate the Shrine Club's support of
the annual cross country invitational races. The Shrine Day event
was one of the club's largest fundraising projects each year. Brown
was recognized by the Athletic Department for his work on Shrine
Day when he was presented with the 2005 John Frye Servcie Award.
Congratulations on a job well done to Ralph Brown.
CORSAIR HALL OF FAME RECEIVES BRADFORD DURFEE TECH VARSITY
A special thanks has to go out to former SMU football assistant
coach Charlie Connell for his recent donations to the Corsair Hall
of Fame. Connell was the presenter for Matt Quinn at last
month's Corsair Hall of Fame induction ceremony and while preparing
for the event, Connell toured the new Hall of Fame in the Tripp
Center lobby. A Bradford Durfee Tech alum, Connell offered
that he had a Bradford Durfee Tech varsity sports letter in his
personal collection. Informed that the Hall of Fame was seeking
both a Bradford Durfee letter as well as a New Bedford Tech letter,
Connell dropped off his letter for display in the Hall of Fame this
week. He also donated some clothing and other apparel from his days
as an SMU Club Football coach. The Corsair Hall of Fame is
still in search of a New Bedford Tech varsity sports letter. For
more information on the Hall of Fame, contact Jim Mullins (508)
910-6930 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
LITTLE EAST CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT CENTRAL IS THE PLACE TO BE
This week begins tournament time for Fall sports in the Little
East Conference. With strong showings continuing from several
Corsair teams, the LEC Tournaments are going to be worth following.
Corsair sports fans should point their web browsers at LEC Tournament Central for up to date information,
pairings, tournament brackets and scores. Women's tennis will open
the Corsairs' LEC Tournament action this week when the
second-ranked UMass Dartmouth hosts the winner of Worcester State -
Salem State winner on Thursday at 3 pm.
FOUR UMASS DARTMOUTH TEAMS SHARE FIRST PLACE IN LITTLE EAST
As September turns into October, four UMass Dartmouth fall sport
teams find themselves sharing first-place in the Little East
Conference standings. All four teams, men's and women's soccer,
field hockey and women's tennis each have pefect LEC regular season
records as well. Leading the way with a perfect 5-0 mark (9-0)
overall) is the Corsair women's tennis team. Joining them at 5-0 in
the LEC is the field hockey team (6-3 overall). Both soccer teams
are in first place as the women are 3-0 (8-1-1 overall), while the
men are 7-2 overall.
2012 CORSAIR HALL OF FAME TICKETS ON SALE AT ATHLETIC
Tickets for the 25th anniversary Corsair Hall of Fame Dinner and
Induction Ceremony are now on sale in the UMass Dartmouth Athletic
Department. The event will take place on campus, Friday, Sept. 21,
2012. The social hour will start at 6 pm in the Corsair Hall of
Fame located in the Tripp Athletic Center with dinner and induction
to follow at 7 pm in Woodland Commons. For more information
contact Trudy Costa at (508) 999-8720 or via email at email@example.com
The 25th anniversary induction class includes
representatives from UMass Dartmouth and one of its predecessor
institutions, Southeastern Massachusetts University (SMU). Joining
the Corsair Hall of Fame this year will be Glen Nieuwenhuis (SMU
’73), Matt Quinn (SMU ’87), Daniel Petrone-Morley (UMD
’03), Robin (Dziedzic) Drew (UMD ’07) and Katelyn
(Elliott) Griffin. The 2000-01 UMass Dartmouth men’s
basketball squad which lead the nation in winning percentage that
season will be this year’s inductee in the team category.
FORMER CORSAIR FIELD HOCKEY PLAYER AMY GUERIN WINS BODYBUILDING
Amy Guerin was a 2007 graduate of UMass Dartmouth and a member
of the Corsairs field hockey team while she was an
undergraduate. According to a story in today's Lowell Sun,
she has ramped up her athletic abilities by becoming a serious body
builder. Here is the lead to today's story, "Amy Guerin is
the type of person who likes to be disciplined and set goals for
herself. She's also always been into fitness and being active.
She's now found a way to meet that criteria with something she
happens to be very good at: competitive bodybuilding. The
27-year-old of Chelmsford, only two years into bodybuilding --
working out five to six times a week, sticking to a strict diet --
took first place in a show in Atlantic City, N.J., last month for a
bodybuilding bikini division and second place in the modeling
division." To read the entire story, follow this link.
CORSAIR CLIPPINGS RETURNS FOR 2012-13 SPORTS SEASON
When the referee blows his whistle to start the UMass Dartmouth
vs. Coast Guard men's soccer game at Southern Maine this afternoon
shortly after 4 pm, that will signal the beginning of the 2012-13
sports season for the Corsairs. Coach Henry Almeida's team will
open with a pair of games in the Southern Maine Soccer Classic this
weekend. At 7 pm tonight, the Corsair football team opens its
season at Mount Ida. Checkout the the Multimedia link on Corsairathletics.com later today.
ARCHIVES 2011-12 SEASON
KRISTA CHAUVIN TO COMPETE AT NCAA DIV. III TRACK NATIONAL
Sophomore Krista Chauvin (Seekonk, MA) has travelled to
Claremont, California to compete in the 2012 NCAA Division III
Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championships being held May 24-26.
Chauvin will compete on Friday, May 25 at 5 pm (8 pm Eastern
Time) in Flight #1 of the Women's Hammer Throw, qualifying for
nationals with a throw of 53.98 meters earlier this season.
The top nine throws (out of 11) from the two flights will advance
to the final round. Chauvin is seeded 7th in the 22-person field.
Live results will be posted through the NCAA by following this link
throughout the championship event.
CORSAIR ATHLETE PAINTS ATHLETIC LOGO ON THIRD BASE SOFTBALL
Traffic entering the access road to the Tripp Athletic Center is
now greeted by an oversized version of the Corsair Athletic
Department logo painted on the back of the third base softball
dugout. The painting is the handiwork of Corsair senior volleyball
player Cami Ascher (Natick, MA). A graduating senior this Spring,
Ascher earned a Bachelor in Fine Arts degree in Art Education in
additon to winning four varsity award letters as a member of the
Corsair volleyball team. Ascher started the free-hand art work
earlier this semester and just recently put the finishing touches
on her most recent piece of art.
5th ANNUAL UMASS DARTMOUTH FITNESS CENTER FIELD DAY SET FOR MAY
Calling all athletes on the UMass Dartmouth campus. The 5th
annual Field Day competition is waiting for your
registration. The event is a fun-filled 10-event team
competition which has something for everyone. Teams are co-ed with
a 2/2 format preferred. The top male and female scores are combined
to make up a team score. Events include: 4x100 Relay, Tire Flip,
Medicine Ball Toss, Obstacle Course, Tug-O-War, Team Building games
and much more. The event will take place Friday, May 11 from 5 pm
to 9 pm at Cressy Field.
THREE NEW TROPHIES FOR CORSAIR HALL OF FAME DISPLAY CASE
There will have to be some rearranging of championship trophies
in the Corsair Hall of Fame display case located in the Tripp
Center lobby. Opened this past January, the Corsair Hall of Fame
has three trophy display cases with the front case containing the
most recent championship trophies captured by Corsair teams. In the
past two week three new trophies have been awarded to UMass
Dartmouth including a pair for the men's track team (LEC and New
England Alliance) and the most recent, an LEC Tournament title for
the men's tennis team. The men's indoor track team added the two
most recent trophies winning the LEC and NE Alliance indoor titles
earlier this year.
1957 HALL OF FAME TEAM MEMBER FROM NEW BEDFORD TECH FINALLY GETS
When Ron Wade (New Bedford Tech '58) heard his 1957 NB Tech
men's tennis team was getting inducted into the Corsair Hall of
Fame in 2007 he was a little disappointed. He couldn't attend the
ceremony because of other obligations. Earlier this year, Wade, a
former Fairhaven resident who now lives outside Washington, DC,
attended a UMass Dartmouth Alumni gathering and met Assistant Vice
Chancellor for Alumni Relations Lori Jacques. Wade mentioned his
team induction to Jacques and she invited him to stop by the campus
to visit the new Corsair Hall of Fame on his next visit to the
area. Wade was in town this week and visited the Hall of Fame with
Jacques, also meeting with Corsair men's tennis coach Tom Mendell
and Athletic Director Ian Day. And after a quick tour of the Hall,
Day and Coach Mendell presented Wade with the Hall of Fame team
certificate he wasn't able to accept in person five years ago.
TRIPP CENTER SOLAR PANELS PART OF CAMPUS GREEN ENERGY
The Tripp Athletic Center has been home to the UMass Dartmouth
Athletic Department for more than 40 years, having celebrated the
formal grand opening last February 26. But now the athletic center
is part of a 21st century technology to create clean energy for the
campus. As detailed in today's Fall River Herald News story, the
roof of the Tripp Center contains recently installed solar panels
which are one part of the campus efforts to generate clean energy.
The most visiable clean energy project is the new wind turbine
which was recently completed on campus. Read more about the campus
clean energy projects here.
FORMER AD BOB DOWD'S SON RUNS BOSTON MARATHON FOR SPECIAL
The Standard-Times carried a story about the son of former UMass
Dartmouth Athletic Director Bob Dowd's son, Jim Dowd, who competed
in Monday's Boston Marathon for a special cause. As Tim
Weisberg's story pointed out, Jim was running for a good time and
also to raise awareness for Rett Syndrome, which has afflicted his
younger sister Cathy, a New Bedford resident.
STUDENT-ATHLETE ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO HOLD ROAD RACE APRIL
The UMass Dartmouthy Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)
will host its first major event when it hosts the First Annual Ring
Road for Champions 5K on Sunday, April 22 at 10 am. The 5K
race will take place on Ring Road around the UMass Dartmouth campus
with proceeds going to Special Olympics.
CORSAIR WOMEN'S SOCCER PROGRAM TO HOST SKILLS CLINIC
The public is invited to attend a soccer skills clinic for
women's soccer players hosted by the UMass Dartmouth women's soccer
team. The clinic will be held at UMass Dartmouth on Thursday, April
19 during the school vacation week. The skill clinic will get
underway at 1 pm and conclude at 3:30 pm. The clinic costs $25 per
EMILY MIGRE WRITES ABOUT NCAA DIVISION III ATHLETICS IN DART
When it comes to the subject of NCAA Division III athletics who
better to write about the student-athlete experience than a
four-year letter winner and a Little East Conference Winter
All-Academic Team honoree. Emily Migre, a member of the UMass
Dartmouth women's indoor and outdoor track and field team, wrote
about a subject of which she is quite familiar in the Fall 2011
edition of Dart Magazine. Migre wrote about the NCAA Division
III experience by interviewing Robert Yarbough, a member of the
Corsair track and football teams. Dart Magazine is an academic
collaboration of Dr. Kara Miller's English 453/650 Intensive
Magazine Journalism class and Dr. Anthony Arrigo's English 621
Document Design and Editing Class. Follow this link to read Emily Migre's complete
story as it appeared in Dart Magazine.
BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL TRY CHANGING THEIR LUCK AT HOME
Baseball coach Bob Prince and softball coach Amy Sasin are
giving their team a new perspective when they play home games this
season. Both spring sport coaches have moved their respective
dugouts for the 2012 season with baseball switching from first base
to third base, while softball moved from third to first. So far the
moves have paid off for both teams. Baseball is 4-1 at home this
season in the new dugout, while softball took its home opener
before splitting a doubleheader with UMass Boston on Sunday.
LITTLE EAST CONFERENCE BASEBALL TO OPEN ONE DAY EARLY
The 2012 LEC baseball season will get started a day earlier than
planned with some encouragement from Mother Nature. With a wet
forecast set for Saturday, March 31, the schedule conference
opening weekend, UMass Dartmouth and Plymouth State decided to move
their LEC opener ahead by one day. The Corsairs and Panthers will
play their first LEC contests this afternoon at UMass Dartmouth,
beginning with the first of two games at 12 noon.
JIMMY TINGLE TALKS ABOUT HIS SMU DAYS PLAYING BASKETBALL AT THE
While he was in the Fall River area for a fundraising comedy
show recently, Cambridge comedian and SMU graduate Jimmy
Tingle, talked about some of his best memories on the Dartmouth
campus. While appearing in "Ten From the Line", hosted by Herald
News Sportswriter Greg Sullivan, Tingle remembered playing
basketball at the Tripp Center. A former starting point guard at
then Cambridge Latin High School in 1973, Tingle said he tried out
for the freshman basketball team at SMU but said, "That's another
comedy show." To see the entire segement of "Ten From the Line"
featuring Jimmy Tingle, follow this link.
THE STANDARD-TIMES REMEMBERS THE LATE BOB MULLEN, FORMER UMD
Following the recent passing of former UMass Dartmouth Athletic
Director Bob Mullen, the March 28 edition of The Standard-Times has
a good story about Bob's contributions to the development of
Corsairs athletics during his tenure.
CORSAIR TEAMS RETURN FROM SPRING TRIPS
With their Spring trips completed, the athletes have returned to
campus this week as the Corsair sports season gets into full gear
this week. Three teams will be in action starting Tuesday, March
27, including the season-opener for men's tennis against Becker at
3 pm. Baseball has a single game at Johnson & Wales at
3:30 pm and women's lacrosse travels to Worcester State for a 4 pm
CORSAIR FIELD HOCKEY CAPTAIN TAKES ON DODGEBALL FUNDRAISING
UMass Dartmouth field hockey captain Jenna Miedzionski is
serving as Tournament Director for theDodgeballin' For Kids
Fundraiser to be held at Durfee HS in Fall River on April 21.
Miedzionski is taking on the role as part of a class assignment in
her Sports Marketing class. Proceeds from the event will benefit
the Children's Museum of Greater Fall River as well as the Boys and
Girls Club of Fall River and the YMCA.
LATE ROSTER ADDITION SCORES A GOAL IN HER FIRST GAME BACK IN 4
When women's lacrosse coach Sarah Booker started looking around
to replace the injured Allison O'Rourke who was hurt in the
Corsairs first game of the season, she was contacted by a former
player who had not played since the 2007 season. But it didn't take
Leanne Canillas very long to get acclimated to her sport. After
being added to the roster a week before leaving for the Florida
Spring trip, Canillas scored a goal in the Corsairs' 16-7 loss to
University of New England.
FAMILY CONNECTIONS RUN DEEP FOR CORSAIR TEAMS
A close reading of the UMass Dartmouth boxscore from the
Corsairs' 7-3 win in Florida over St. Olaf shows the pitching
victory was credited to Tyler White. A transfer student from
Massasoit CC, White played his high school baseball in nearby
Westport. Corsair baseball fans know Tyler to be the son of another
former Corsair standout baseball player and assistant coach Ray
White from the late 1970's. The father/son team of Ray and Tyler
are the second family connection for the Corsairs this year. The
women's basketball team was led this season by junior Colleen
Moriarity of Canton. A Second-Team All-LEC selection this past
season, Colleen is the daughter of another former Corsair baseball
player, Dermot Moriarity, a member of the Corsair Hall of Fame.
UMASS DARTMOUTH BASEBALL RETURNS TO FAMILIAR BALL PARK IN
Fans of the Boston Red Sox remember a time when the dateline for
spring training baseball strories read Winter Haven and not Fort
Myers. And one check of the Corsairs' baseball schedule for today
reminds some Red Sox fans of the ball park in Winter Haven where
the Red Sox used to play. Chain O'Lakes Park will be the site today
of a UMass Dartmouth doubleheader in the RussMatt Central Florida
Invitational. The Corsairs will play a pair of seven-inning games
against Trinity (CT) College with the opener set for 12 noon.
TWO ROOKIE COACHES ARE SUCCESSFUL IN THEIR DEBUTS
A pair of first-year UMass Dartmouth coaches were successful in
their coaching debuts this Spring. Women's lacrosse coach Sarah
Booker and baseball coach Bob Prince both brought home their first
career head coaching victories. Booker won her first game as
a collegiate head coach on Mar. 8 when the Corsairs defeated Mount
Ida, 12-10. Prince earned his first collegiate win on Tuesday
when UMass Dartmouth swept a non-conference doubleheader at Eastern
Nazarene by the scores of 2-0 and 6-2.
FORMER ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR LOUISE GOODRUM HONORED POSTHUMOUSLY
Former UMass Dartmouth Associate Director Louise Goodrum
received a prestigious campus award posthumously on campus Thursday
afternoon. Goodrum was presented with an Outstanding Woman's Award
presented annually to a member of the UMass Dartmouth campus staff.
The event took place at the 12th annual celebration of
International Women's Day and was sponosred by the UMass Dartmouth
Center for Women, Gender & Sexuality. The award was accepted by
Louise's brothers, Dr. Philip Goodrum and Ralph Goodrum.
KEN FURTADO RECIEVES CASE HIGH SCHOOL HALL OF FAME SELCTION
Ken Furtado is already a member of the UMass Dartmouth Corsair
Hall of Fame. On May 20 the former Corsair athlete and coach will
be able to add the Case HS Hall of Fame to his resume.
Fonseca will be part of the Class of 2012 inductees in recognition
for his efforts as a former Cardinals coach for many years. Fonseca
is credited with starting the Case ice hockey program in 1974 and
he also started the men's soccer program. Fonseca also coached
softball and field hockey for the Cardinals while serving as an
assistant coach for Corsair softball as well. He is currently works
in the UMass Dartmouth equipment room.