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

Two games, 38 goals — women’s lacrosse sweeps MIT, Wellesley

The No. 10 Tufts Jumbos trounced the MIT Engineers and the Wellesley Blue in two dominant games that boasted an overall record of 38 goals scored and only four conceded. Though both victories were against non-conference opponents, the matches showcased the depth of the Jumbos’ bench: there were 15 different goal scorers over the two games. […]

Two track and field athletes prepare for upcoming NCAA Championships

Two Jumbos travel to the nearby town of Roxbury, Mass. this weekend to compete in the Div. III NCAA Track and Field Indoor Championships. Senior co-captain Kelsey Tierney will be making her first trip to represent Tufts at the NCAA, while junior Rhemi Toth returns for the second consecutive year. With the meet happening so close […]

Women’s lacrosse opens season with decisive conference win

The No. 10 Jumbos started their season off with a decisive 18–11 win against the Hamilton Continentals on Saturday. Seven different goal scorers combined for 18 goals and 10 assists in a game that highlighted the depth and strength of this year’s team. “The fact that we had seven scorers is great, because it means […]

No. 13 Women’s Lacrosse field experienced team ahead of season opener

The women’s lacrosse team is coming off one of their strongest seasons in a decade, finishing third place in the NESCAC with a record of 13–5 overall and 8–2 in conference. Thanks to the campaign, the Jumbos were at times ranked as high as No. 6 in the nation, and closed out their season at […]

Men’s basketball falls to Hamilton in NESCAC semifinals

On Saturday, bottom-seeded Tufts lost to second-seeded Hamilton 89–84 in the NESCAC tournament semifinals. The loss came after a miraculous victory against top-seeded Middlebury in Vermont last weekend, where the Jumbos made history as the first eight seed to dethrone a top seed in NESCAC men’s basketball tournament play. From the opening minute, the contrast […]

2 conference losses for men’s basketball put NESCAC chances at risk

The men’s basketball team suffered two defeats this weekend and move to 4–5 but remain in sixth place in the NESCAC. The No. 23 Amherst Mammoths caught the Jumbos off guard in a 85–55 blowout on Friday. Junior captain Eric Savage matched a career-high 27 points in the loss. On Saturday, No. 11  Hamilton frustrated Tufts in a last minute […]

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 […]