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Op-Ed: The NFL Draft is full of possibilities

Op-Ed: The NFL Draft is full of possibilities

Sam Darnold is projected to be the first pick in the NFL draft by some analysts. (Mark J. Terrill/AP).  Jason Ounpraseuth Connector Staff April 26 will mark a life-changing event for the young men looking to make a dream come true. This year’s National Football League (NFL) Draft is highlighted by five quarterbacks that could

Op-Ed: NBA playoffs and the underrated teams surprising the competition

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers lost game one in the opening round of playoffs. (David Liam Kyle/Getty Images).  Jason Ounpraseuth Connector Staff The National Basketball Association (NBA) playoffs are underway, and the excitement and the hot takes are high and par for the course for the NBA. Three big stories have emerged from the

The comeback kid: Noelle Lambert’s return to the lacrosse field

Noelle Lambert (center) celebrates with teammate Kendyl Finelli following her first goal since returning to the field. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell Athletics) Kathryn Leeber Connector Editor In 2016, redshirt sophomore attack Noelle Lambert of the women’s lacrosse team was in a moped accident in which she lost her left leg. Starting all 17 games her

Softball loses in doubleheader against Army

The River Hawks fall to a 12-20 overall record. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell Athletics) Jason Ounpraseuth Connector Editor The UMass Lowell softball team fell short in their doubleheader against the Army West Point Black Knights on April 14 at River View Field. The losses put UMass Lowell’s overall record at 12-20. “We were trying to

Women’s lacrosse battles Harvard University in a 14-10 loss

The River Hawks’ early lead was not enough to beat Harvard. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell Athletics).  Kathryn Leeber Connector Editor Despite a strong start for UMass Lowell, the River Hawks fell to the Harvard Crimson 14-10 on Wednesday night at Cushing Field. Three early goals from senior attack Taylor Sokol put UMass Lowell on the

Women’s basketball coach’s contract will not be renewed

UMass Lowell Athletics will search for a new head coach for women’s basketball. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell Athletics) Jason Ounpraseuth Connector Staff On March 5, it was announced that Jenerrie Harris’s contract will not be renewed, ending her four-year tenure as head coach of the UMass Lowell women’s basketball team. During those four years Harris

Women’s lacrosse taking positives out of 9-7 loss to UMBC

The women’s lacrosse team fell to a 9-3 record with the loss to UMBC. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell Athletics) Hannah Manning Connector Editor Wicked Blue Field saw playoff-caliber lacrosse in the month of March as the UMass Lowell women’s lacrosse team faced off against the University of Maryland – Baltimore County Retrievers. The stakes did

Zachary Rowell jazzes up the UMass Lowell soccer team

Hannah Manning Connector Editor UMass Lowell junior goalkeeper Zachary Rowell is somewhat of a jack-of-all-trades. At St. John’s Prep, Rowell played soccer, indoor track and tennis. Sixteen of the career shutouts he accumulated on the soccer pitch in high school came when he was a senior. Off the field, Rowell earned high honors, and was

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