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.


No. 3 men’s soccer atop NESCAC after trio of victories

At a perfect 5–0 in the season after only two weeks, the Jumbos moved to No. 3 in the nation and are one of only two NESCAC teams in the Top 25, the other being the Conn. College Camels, who sit at No. 21. While the Jumbos conceded their first goal of the season in a non-conference […]


Men’s soccer goes 2–0 to open 2018 campaign

The No. 5 Jumbos kicked off their season with back-to-back wins against a pair of regional opponents. On Tuesday, they faced the UMass Boston Beacons (1–4) at home, scoring three unanswered goals for a comfortable victory, and followed with a 1–0 overtime victory in Waterville, Maine against the Colby Mules (1–1) on Saturday. Sophomore forward Max Jacobs scored the […]


No. 5 Jumbos look strong ahead of season opener

It’s been four years since the Tufts men’s soccer team rocked Div. III in capturing its first-ever NCAA championship. Since then, the Jumbos have established their reputation as a powerhouse in both the NESCAC and the entire division — they repeated their NCAA championship success in 2016 and claimed their first-ever NESCAC title last season. Despite the string of […]


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 […]


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