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

Jumbos prepare for challenging fall season

Football Tufts finished its 2017 season sixth in the NESCAC with a 5–4 record. Despite this decline from a 7–1 showing in 2016, the Jumbos’ talent was recognized by the league’s coaches. Seven players were named to last season’s All-NESCAC team, including four players who graduated in May. Junior linebacker Greg Holt, senior defensive back Tim […]

Fencing faces tough opening day

The Tufts fencing team is looking to build on its positive momentum from the end of last season as it enters a new campaign. In their first events of the season on Tuesday, the Jumbos came away with two losses. The team will not be discouraged, however, as its two opponents — Harvard and Wellesley — are some of the toughest it will face all […]

Men’s soccer season ends after conceding second goal of the season

The No. 3 Jumbos’ season ended in the 109th minute of play against the No. 19 Brandeis Judges this weekend, when senior forward Patrick Flahive capitalized on a poorly cleared ball, scoring from 30 yards out. Tufts played Sunday thanks to its shootout victory over No. 23 Johns Hopkins the previous day. Hosting the Blue Jays at Bello Field […]

Men’s soccer progresses to NESCAC semifinals for the first time since 2012

Though the Jumbos have two national championship titles under their belts since 2014, they have not repeated the same success in the NESCAC tournament. Saturday marked the first time since 2012 that the Jumbos have won a NESCAC quarterfinal matchup to move forward to the semifinals. Tufts hosted the eighth-seeded Bates Bobcats on Saturday under sunny […]

Senior Profile: Scott Greenwood and Daniel Sullivan

In 2013, graduating seniors goalkeeper Scott Greenwood and defender Daniel Sullivan joined a program that had only seen NCAA gameplay three times in history. Since then, the two graduating seniors have helped the program win two national titles in three years in an unprecedented rise to the top of Div. III soccer. In their season as first-years, the […]

Jumbos miss National Championship game for the first time in five years

For the third time this season, the Jumbos fell to the Wesleyan Cardinals in the third round of the NCAA tournament, 17-8. The first quarter saw Tufts quickly fall behind 4-0, and the lead ballooned to six points at the half. The Jumbo offense never got off the ground, unable to score more than three […]

Tufts Lacrosse: Brothers on and off the field

It’s a familiar, eye-roll-inducing cliché: Athletes regularly describe themselves and their teammates as members of a “family.” The explanation lies in the fact that players commonly live together, eat together, study together and more, despite already seeing hours of each other at daily practices. For No. 10 Tufts men’s lacrosse, however, the metaphor of family crosses over into reality. On the team […]

Jumbos close out regular season with four losses, gear up for NESCAC quarterfinals

The Jumbos closed out the regular season on Wednesday with a 19-15 loss against the Bowdoin Polar Bears. Last Saturday, Tufts also lost to Wesleyan in a thrilling 17-16 game in which Wesleyan took the lead in the last 30 seconds of the game. Despite a four-game losing streak to end the regular season, the Jumbos posted a […]

Jumbos drop two straight after setting program record

After a record breaking 11 wins to start the season, the Jumbos succumbed to back-to-back defeats at the hands of the Bates Bobcats and the Amherst Mammoths. In a heartbreaking 19-18 loss on Tuesday, Tufts conceded their No. 2 rank to undefeated Bates, and now sit at No. 3 nationally. After being tied for first […]

Jumbos make it to 11-0 for the first time in 87-year program history

For the first time in history, the Jumbos have improved to 11-0 after two conference wins against the Williams Ephs and Hamilton Continentals last week. Tufts remains tied for first in the NESCAC with Bates (7-0 NESCAC), and No. 2 in the country behind Salisbury (14-0). “We are definitely excited about it but our goal is […]