Jake Freudberg

Jake Freudberg is the Associate Editor at The Tufts Daily. He is a junior studying Film and Media Studies, Spanish, and Education. Jake can be reached at [email protected]

Football prepares to open season against reigning NESCAC champion Trinity

The NESCAC football season kicks off this weekend, as the Jumbos host the NESCAC powerhouse Trinity Bantams on Saturday afternoon at Ellis Oval. The Jumbos are coming off a 7–2 season last year, which was good for third place in a difficult NESCAC. The Bantams, meanwhile, have won three straight NESCAC titles, and historically have […]

Women’s soccer set to kick off season against Emerson on Wednesday

The dumpsters are full of cardboard boxes, Dewick is open and class has started: The Jumbos are back. With the fall semester underway, women’s soccer begins its 2019 campaign on Wednesday against Emerson College. Hot off their second-straight NCAA tournament berth last season, the Jumbos are ranked No. 22 in the nation and are looking […]

While we were away: Tufts delivers strong performances in summer postseason play

Baseball wins NESCAC Championship in midst of successful season It was a summer of success for the Tufts baseball team, who was once again crowned NESCAC champion in an 8–3 game seven win over Middlebury on May 12. Coach John Casey added milestones to his already illustrious career, being inducted into the American Baseball Coaches […]

Fall Sports Previews

Football The Jumbos will return to the gridiron Sept. 14 as they open the season in a home game against the defending NESCAC champions, the Trinity Bantams. In the weeks to follow, their schedule will not get any easier, as they are set to face off against the Williams Ephs and Amherst Mammoths, who finished […]

Women’s crew defeated by top competition on Senior Day

No. 12 Tufts hosted some of the best Div. III teams in the country — including No. 2 Bates, No. 7 Wellesley and No. 5 Wesleyan — on Saturday on the Malden River. Though the Jumbos came up short in every race they competed in, rowing against such potent opponents provided valuable experience in the […]

Women’s crew wins 11 of 13 races in opening spring weekend

Back from a long offseason of indoor training, the Jumbos hosted two regattas on the Malden River, their “home river,” on Saturday and Sunday, winning 11 of the 13 races they competed in. On Saturday, Tufts hosted Coast Guard and NESCAC opponent Trinity, and on Sunday, competed against Amherst and Smith College. With beautiful early spring […]

Women’s track and field wins Snowflake Classic at home

On Saturday, the women’s track and field team hosted and placed first in the Snowflake Classic — aptly named for a sunny day with the mercury nearing 70 degrees. In the first of two home meets at Ellis Oval, the Jumbos saw only two first-place finishes in events, but several athletes scored points for the […]

Softball looks to carry momentum from successful Florida trip into home-opener

The softball team returned from a packed week in Florida, playing 15 games that included a 13-game winning streak before losses in the final two matchups. With their 13–2 record, the Jumbos now are ranked at No. 23 in the nation by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) poll. Tufts benefited from powerful swings and strong […]

Under new leadership, Softball starts season with spring break trip

The Jumbos begin their season this week under the new leadership of interim head coach Lauren Ebstein. While the late-winter snow continues to thaw here in Massachusetts, the team travels to Clermont, Kissimmee and Winter Haven, Fla. for their annual season-opening spring break trip. Cheryl Milligan, the winningest coach in terms of total games and win percentage, […]

Keeping the Jumbos strong: Strength and conditioning at Tufts

With the power to lift 700,000 pounds, elephants are some of the strongest creatures on Earth. But keeping the Jumbos strong is nonetheless an elephantine endeavor. That’s where the strength and conditioning coaches come in. In his role as director of sports performance, Dan Kopcso oversees strength and conditioning for Tufts varsity athletes. Kopcso also manages […]