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UMass Lowell ‘in the right place’ finishing transition to Division I

UMass Lowell ‘in the right place’ finishing transition to Division I

In many ways, UMass Lowell has exceeded expectations as its transition to Division I wanes. (Courtesy of America East) Marlon Pitter Connector Editor With every road trip comes a map. With every long-term goal comes a plan on how to achieve it. With the final weeks winding down on UMass Lowell’s transition to becoming a

Finals procrastination via sports documentaries

Gary ‘Lazarus Lake’ Cantrell, the founder of The Barkley Marathons, named the race after his longtime neighbor Barry Barkley. (Courtesy of Brian Dalek) Alex Salucco Connector Editor Finals are right around the corner and everybody knows that the lack of motivation to study can result in procrastination, and if you are like me you pass the

Men’s Lacrosse falls to Stony Brook 12-11 in overtime loss

With the loss against Stony Brook on Friday, the River Hawks dropped to a 3-12 overall record and a 1-5 conference record. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell Athletics) Kathryn Leeber Connector Editor The men’s lacrosse team was defeated by the Stony Brook Seawolves, 12-11, in their last home game of the season. The conference matchup went

River Hawks have Saturday sweep against Stony Brook

UMass Lowell pitcher Andrew Ryan delivers a pitch during the first inning of the first game. (Matt Dwyer/Connector)  Jason Ounpraseuth Connector Staff The UMass Lowell baseball team defeated the Stony Brook Seawolves in doubleheader America East action during Friday matinee action at LeLacheur Park. The River Hawks advanced to an 18-12 overall record and a

Ideality versus reality: NHL Playoff predictions

In a perfect world, we could see the Stanley Cup return to Canada for the first time since 1993, preferably with Edmonton taking the chalice home. (Courtesy of Getty Images) Ryan Delaney Connector Staff The NHL playoffs begin on Wednesday and it is no doubt going to be another exciting couple of months. I’m sure everyone

It is time to give UMass Lowell hockey the attention it deserves

The 2016-17 edition of the River Hawks secured a Hockey East Championship. (Matt Dwyer/Connector) Marlon Pitter Connector Editor As one of the best teams in college hockey for the last six seasons, the UMass Lowell River Hawks still seem to fly under the radar when it comes to national attention. The team produces consistent success

River Hawks lose third straight in America East matchup

Freshman midfielder Hannah Caster set a career-high with three points in the losing effort Saturday afternoon against UAlbany. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell Athletics) Jason Ounpraseuth Connector Staff The UMass Lowell women’s lacrosse team (6-5, 0-3 AE) lost their third straight game against the UAlbany Great Danes (7-4, 3-1) in Saturday’s America East action. The River Hawks

River Hawks look to future at season’s end

Tommy Panico, Tyler Mueller and John Edwardh celebrate a River Hawk goal. (Matt Dwyer/Connector) Brock Johnson Connector Editor The River Hawks ended their season with a loss to Notre Dame in the Northeast Regional Final on Sunday, March 26, finishing with a 27-11-3 record overall. UMass Lowell will be bidding farewell to an accomplished senior

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