Maddie Payne

Maddie Payne is a Sports Editor at the Tufts Daily. She is a senior majoring in computer science. Maddie can be reached at madeline.payne@tufts.edu.


Men’s soccer captures third national championship in five years

Saturday marked the end of a historic season for the Jumbos, who defeated the Calvin Knights 2–1 to claim their third national title in five years — a feat achieved by only two other schools in the tournament’s 45-year history. In doing so, Tufts completed its first-ever unbeaten season since the program began keeping records in 1946 […]


Men’s soccer heads to Final Four, seeks third title in five years

The Jumbos (16–0–3) traveled to Greensboro, N.C. Wednesday ahead of their Final Four match against the University of Rochester Yellowjackets (16–2–2) Friday. Going into the weekend, Tufts is the only undefeated team still in the NCAA tournament. According to senior co-captain and goalkeeper Conner Mieth, the trip is a chance for the team to redeem […]


Men’s soccer advances to Final Four after dominant wins over Amherst, Montclair State

Tufts heads to the Final Four of the NCAA Div. III tournament after hosting Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight games this weekend. The Jumbos (16–0–3) defeated the Amherst Mammoths (14–5–1) 3–0 Saturday, before rolling through the Montclair State Red Hawks (18–2–4) in a 4–0 romp Sunday, scoring all of their goals in the first half. Tufts […]


Men’s soccer remains undefeated, advances to Sweet Sixteen

The Jumbos (14–0–3) progressed to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA tournament after beating the Stevens Institute of Technology Ducks, 1–0, on Sunday. Having secured a first-round bye, Tufts entered the match at Bello Field in Medford with fresh legs. Meanwhile, Stevens had to play its second game in as many days, after its match the previous […]


Jumbos prepare for postseason play

Men’s Soccer A stellar undefeated season granted the No. 2 Jumbos a first-round bye in the NCAA Div. III Tournament. The team will begin its campaign for its third NCAA title in five years on Sunday when it faces off against the winner of Saturday’s matchup between Stevens Institute of Technology (17–2–1) and Gordon College (12–6–1). Tufts’ […]


Men’s soccer suffers shock defeat to Colby, bows out of NESCACs

Tufts suffered its first loss of the season on Sunday against Colby, 3–2 on penalties after a goalless 110 minutes in the NESCAC Championship quarterfinal. The No. 1 Jumbos failed to convert three of their five penalties in the shoot-out, crashing out to the No. 8 bottom-seeded Mules. Failing to convert was a repetitive theme […]


No. 2 men’s soccer finishes regular season undefeated

The Jumbos wrapped up the regular season with a pair of wins that secured them the No. 1 seed in the NESCAC Tournament and a No. 2 national ranking, their highest this season. In doing so, the team finished without a single regular season loss, a first for the program since 1946, the earliest year for which its record is […]


Men’s soccer slips to No. 5 after Middlebury draw, remains undefeated

Tufts ceded its first non-win of the season against Middlebury on Saturday with a frustrating 1–1 draw in double overtime. Tufts gave away a penalty less than two minutes into the game, briefly forcing the team on its back foot for the first time this season. The Jumbos managed to equalize to keep their unbeaten streak alive, […]


Tufts student-athletes fly flag high for college and country

For student-athletes, sports are a source of fun, a way to stay in shape or a social activity, but most importantly, they are a passion. Many of these individuals will pour thousands of hours into training during their college careers, and for the elite few, playing their sport in college is a pathway to the major leagues. […]


9–0 men’s soccer posts best start since 1994

The Jumbos moved to 9–0, their best start to the season since 1994, with two victories over Homecoming weekend. Tufts defeated its closest NESCAC rival, Amherst, 2–1, before downing Hamilton, 1–0, at Bello Field in a pair of hard-fought conference matchups. With fewer than three minutes remaining in the Jumbos’ tilt against the Continentals on Sunday, senior defender Jackson Najjar picked up […]


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