NESCAC who’s who – fall 2020

Amherst  Located in western Massachusetts’ Pioneer Valley, Amherst College was founded in 1821. Amherst has been a Div. III athletics powerhouse in recent years, winning 11 NCAA team championships in the past 10 years. Amherst’s greatest rival in the NESCAC is Williams College, perhaps because Amherst was founded when the president of Williams attempted to […]

Fitness, recreation to be restricted on campus

In the midst of the Tufts COVID-19 reopening plan, the university has placed restrictions and regulations on many facilities on campus. Included among these restrictions are the athletic facilities and fields, where social distancing protocols will be placed in order to curb the traffic flow and limit the number of students and faculty that seek […]

NESCAC cancels fall sports season

The NESCAC announced last Friday that all sports events for the upcoming 2020 fall academic semester will be suspended. The statement did not outline how the conference will approach the winter and spring seasons, but stressed that the conference will continue to monitor public health and NCAA guidance and update the NESCAC rules accordingly. The […]

Winter Sports Recaps

Men’s basketball The men’s basketball team finished a stellar 2019–20 season as NESCAC tournament champions en route to an automatic bid in the Div. III NCAA tournament. The Jumbos went 12–4 in non-conference play before winning their first eight NESCAC games. Despite losing their final two NESCAC regular season games on the road against Middlebury […]

A ‘Savage’ desire to win fulfilled

Before graduating senior Eric Savage became a captain, eclipsed 1,000 career points and led the Tufts men’s basketball team to its first NESCAC championship in program history, he was a high school senior meeting with the Tufts coaching staff during an official visit. During the meeting, coach Bob Sheldon asked Savage what he wanted out […]

Paro leads on and off the court

Playing in 78 games throughout her time at Tufts, graduating senior guard and co-captain Lilly Paro ended her career on the Tufts women’s basketball team with an impressive 63 3-pointers in just four seasons. Hailing from Maryland, Paro red-shirted her first year on the team due to an ACL injury. However, she used that time […]

Bershtein reflects on journey from walk-on to captain

Ethan Bershtein did not take the conventional route to becoming captain of the Tufts men’s tennis team. At Amity Regional High School in Woodbridge, Conn., Bershtein was a standout singles player and a leader on one of the most dominant teams in the state — a team I played on with him. But despite his […]

Baldwin leaves behind legacy of leadership despite canceled season

Graduating senior defender Lily Baldwin has left an incredible legacy of leadership and has had a profound impact on the women’s lacrosse team’s defensive unit during her time at Tufts. Baldwin’s success as a Jumbo stemmed from her commitment to the sport and to her teammates, which has allowed her to develop as a tremendous […]

Keeping up with the 617: Celtics winners and losers

Regardless of the suspended season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many positives can be taken, as the Boston Celtics currently sit at third place in the Eastern Conference with a clinched playoff spot. Even with their slew of injuries to their starting five throughout the season, the “Hospital Celtics” continued to grind out close victories […]