Tufts softball sweeps Williams in NESCAC Championship

Fly the banner and start the parade because on Saturday, May 8, Tufts softball won its 12th NESCAC Championship at Williams. The series was a best of three, but the Jumbos only needed the first two games to claim victory over their in-state rivals. The journey up to Williamstown, Mass. had an added element of […]

6 Class of 2025 recruits look toward their futures at Tufts

While COVID-19 posed a significant threat to the Tufts Class of 2025 athletic recruits, six incoming student-athletes were able to make the most of the situation and land with the Jumbos.  These recruits fit the mold of a typical collegiate athlete — organized, passionate and eager — with parents that encouraged them to play whenever […]

Keeping up with the 617: Class of 2021’s top 5 Boston sports moments

To honor the Class of 2021, I decided to rank the top Boston sports moments from the last four years. 5. Boston-Toronto Part 3, 2019 I honestly have a special place in my heart for Maple Leafs fans. Every hockey season their team seems to climb their way to a playoff berth, just to be […]

Senior Profile: Backup quarterback Drew Gally makes his mark on Tufts football

When high school athletes are recruited, college coaches talk about a scale with which they value recruits. Coaches say they’re looking for kids that will be “impact players” for their program. While graduating senior Drew Gally didn’t play much during his time as a quarterback for the Jumbo football team, he certainly made an impact […]

Follies and funnies from a year of practice

The Tufts Daily Sports section typically uses the Commencement issue as an opportunity to reflect on Tufts’ top sports moments of the academic year. This year, most teams had their seasons canceled due to the pandemic but were still able to practice. And practice. And practice some more. So we’re recapping some of the funniest […]

Softball’s journey to the NESCAC Championship

From a canceled season in 2020 to a condensed schedule in 2021, to qualifying for the NESCAC Championship, Tufts softball has endured and finally become the zenith of NESCAC sports. On May 9, Tufts will play Williams College for the NESCAC title. Williams held an undefeated 12–0 record during the regular season, while Tufts ended at 15–3 with losses to Middlebury, Bowdoin and Brandeis. 

Baseball advances to NESCAC Championship

Despite a season shortened by a pandemic and games canceled due to weather, the Tufts baseball team has made the most of the opportunities it has been given. The team finished the regular season with a 10–3 overall record.   The Jumbos started out the season hot, winning three out of four games in their […]

Senior Profile: Briggs leads through energy and competitive nature

Graduating senior co-captain and guard/forward Emily Briggs made an immediate impact on the Tufts women’s basketball team her first year when she was named NESCAC Rookie of the Year at the end of the season. Briggs was the team’s first Rookie of the Year in 10 years, awarded after being part of the team that […]

Women’s lacrosse wins first NESCAC Championship in program history

The Tufts University women’s lacrosse team won its first NESCAC Championship with a dominant 14–3 victory over Wesleyan this past weekend. With the win, the Jumbos earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Div. III tournament. They will begin NCAA tournament play on Sunday, May 9, against Cabrini University at Colby. The scheduled start time […]

Senior Profile: Niko Hereford looks back on moments and mentors

Students in the Class of 2021 may find it hard to believe it’s been four years since they arrived in Medford, anxious and exhilarated for what life would look like at Tufts. For graduating senior tennis player Niko Hereford, mentorship on and off the court helped him come into his own as a leader.  As […]