Maclyn Senear

Maclyn Senear is a Sports Editor and a former Executive Sports Editor at the Tufts Daily. He is a senior majoring in International Relations and he can be reached at

Field hockey falls just short of best season in program history

Though a loss in the national championship game on Nov. 20 marred what could have been a fairytale season, Tufts field hockey still finished with one of the most successful records in program history. The Jumbos ended their season 19-3 (8-2 in NESCAC play), going undefeated over a 10-game span from Oct. 16 through the […]

Jumbos fall just short of second NCAA title in shootout

Tufts field hockey extended its season as long as possible and delivered plenty of drama, battling through two overtime periods in a scoreless national championship game on Sunday before falling to Messiah College in a heartbreaking 2-1 shootout. Tufts advanced to its third NCAA title game — having won in 2012 and lost in 2008 — […]

No. 3 Tufts punches ticket to NCAA Final Four

Four years after winning a national championship, Tufts field hockey is back in the Final Four. After earning a first-round bye for winning the NESCAC Championship, No. 3 Tufts hosted second and third round NCAA tournament action on Ounjian Field this past weekend. Tufts knocked off No. 19 University of New England 2-0 on Saturday and No. […]

Field hockey wins program’s second NESCAC title against defending national champion Middlebury

Tufts field hockey is back on top of the NESCAC. The team won its second conference championship in program history on Sunday with a 3-1 victory over defending national champion Middlebury on Ounjian Field after dominating Williams 5-0 in the semifinals on Saturday. According to senior co-captain defender Nicole Arata, winning the NESCAC title was […]

First-seeded Jumbos beat Bobcats in NESCAC Championship quarterfinal round

Tufts defeated the Bates Bobcats 2-0 at home in NESCAC quarterfinal action this past Saturday and will host the semifinals and finals this weekend at Ounjian Field, as Tufts looks to win its first NESCAC title since 2009. Tufts entered the quarterfinal round ranked third in the nation and seeded first in the NESCAC tournament. Their opponent was a solid but […]

Tufts clinches top seed for NESCAC tournament

Tufts field hockey enters the postseason this weekend sitting in the driver’s seat after closing out the last week of the regular season with three wins and clinching the top seed in the NESCAC with an 8-2 conference record (13-2 overall). Tufts, which improved to third overall in the latest national poll, easily handled Gordon in a […]

Jumbos suffer setback but come out on top of NESCAC shake-up

This past weekend brought a cascade of unusual results and surprising upsets to the NESCAC, and Tufts wasn’t immune as the team suffered an unexpected 1-0 loss to second-to-last place in the NESCAC Conn. College on Saturday. The Jumbos bounced back quickly to take down a tougher Trinity Bantam team 4-2 on Sunday and came […]

Jumbos score huge upset over defending national champions

Field hockey went to Middlebury and notched its biggest win of the season thus far on Saturday with a 2-1 upset over defending national champions and then-No. 3 Panthers. With the win, Tufts climbed the rankings to fifth nationally and moved to 5-1 in NESCAC play (9-1 overall) to remain tied with No. 2 Bowdoin atop the conference […]

Field hockey suffers first loss on Homecoming, bounces back against Hamilton

Field hockey suffered its first loss of the season in a double-overtime battle against Amherst, losing 3-2 on Homecoming, before bouncing back the next day to shut out Hamilton 2-0. The Jumbos, now 8-1 overall and 4-1 in NESCAC play, drop into a four-way tie atop the conference, with six regular season games left to play. The […]

Field hockey, still undefeated, extends shutout streak to five games

The Jumbos have not slowed down since the start of the season, racking up two more decisive wins to move to 7-0 overall and 3-0 in NESCAC play. No. 6 Tufts did not allow a goal from the opposing team in either game, extending the team’s shutout streak to five games. Over the weekend, No. 17 Mary Washington flew […]