While we were away…

While we were away, many of our Jumbos continued to represent us at various sporting events. Here are some of the highlights. Men’s Track and Field Tufts placed 16th overall at the NCAA outdoor meet held in Geneva, Ohio over the weekend of May 27. In some of the highlights, junior Josh Etkind finished eighth […]

Jumbos miss NESCAC tournament for first time in 17 years

For the first time since 2000, the Jumbos (22-14) failed to qualify for the NESCAC conference playoffs. Nevertheless, the strong performances of multiple first-year players demonstrate that the team’s rebuilding efforts should pay dividends for years to come. Coach Cheryl Milligan explained that while she was disappointed with the team’s underperformance, there were still many […]

Jumbos take two out-of-three from Polar Bears

The Jumbos (18-12) concluded their 12-game road trip this weekend by traveling to Pickard Field in Brunswick, Maine for a three-game swing against their NESCAC East rivals, the Bowdoin Polar Bears (24-8). Although the Polar Bears entered the series on a 12-game winning streak, the Jumbos won two out of three games to keep their […]

Jumbos 5-1 in April games, face three-game series at Trinity

After wet weather washed out a week of games, the Jumbos (14-6) returned to the diamond eager to extend their four-game winning streak that began during spring break. The team played six games in four days, starting with home contests against the Colby Mules (7-12) and the Bates Bobcats (5-7) before traveling to face the […]

Jumbos blow out Blue to close out spring break trip

Powered by a six-RBI performance by senior tri-captain first baseman Cassie Ruscz, the Jumbos (9-5) torched the Wellesley Blue (1-1) in the last installment of their 14-game road trip to Clermont, Fla. The Jumbos won 12-2 in five innings on March 25. Wellesley opened the scoring in the top half of the first inning. After […]

Veteran bats and young arms prepare for new softball season

For the first time in four years, the Jumbos will begin the regular season without the title of national champions. While the team’s aspirations remain as high as ever, coach Cheryl Milligan – entering her fourteenth year heading the program – emphasized the importance of keeping early results in context. “We’ll be tested [on] day one […]

Softball unable to extend NESCAC and NCAA title streaks

Tufts softball’s season ended on May 15, with a 4-2 loss to WPI in the NCAA tournament’s regional championship round. After three consecutive NCAA titles, the early exit was disappointing for coach Cheryl Milligan’s talent-packed team. Tufts also fell to Williams in the final game of the NESCAC championship tournament over the weekend of May 6-8. […]

Jumbo bats heat up as softball finishes another perfect season in NESCAC East

Tufts softball won six out of seven games over the past nine days, including a sweep of Bates over the weekend to finish the season undefeated in the NESCAC East, further demonstrating it deserves the division’s No.1 seed heading into the playoffs. The stretch also included a sweep of a doubleheader against Endicott last Wednesday, with […]

Softball looks to stay atop the nation in 2016

With the 2016 season about to start, Tufts softball is getting very close to cementing its legacy as one of the most successful programs in the history of college athletics. As back-to-back-to-back Div. III national champions, softball is undoubtedly Tufts’ current strongest athletics team, though men’s lacrosse gives them a run for their money. But as the […]