Tufts earns best-ever fourth place in 2015-2016 Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup

Though the 2015-16 athletic year may have lacked the excitement of a national championship win, Tufts quietly had one of the best years in the history of its athletics programs last year. The Jumbos finally broke into the top five in the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Div. III standings, which were announced on June 9, […]

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. […]

Softball sets sights on fifth straight NESCAC title

Softball already locked up a perfect season in the NESCAC East and the No. 1 seed heading into the playoffs with a sweep of Bates last weekend, but this Saturday, they continued to dominate the NESCAC with a shutout sweep of a doubleheader against Hamilton at home to celebrate Senior Day. Hamilton (12-24 overall, 3-9 NESCAC) […]

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 […]

Tufts sweeps Trinity to stay undefeated in NESCAC East

Over the weekend, Tufts swept a three-game series at home against NESCAC East foe Trinity to stay undefeated within division play and atop its division, with just one more division series against Bates remaining before the conference playoffs next month. The team’s winning-streak of nine games, the Jumbos’ longest of the season, came to an end yesterday […]

After troubled start to season, Jumbos get back to impressive form

The softball team got back to its usual style of play this weekend, sweeping a three-game series at Colby from Friday to Saturday and then returning home to sweep a doubleheader against Bowdoin on Sunday. Playing five games over three days seemed to have little effect on the team’s stamina or on its offensive production as the Jumbos beat the Colby […]

Softball wins first NESCAC East game, but off to troubled start in 2016

This past week, the softball team dropped two games in a home doubleheader against Williams before recovering with a win against Bowdoin in a tight NESCAC East battle. The Jumbos came away with a 7-5 win over the Bowdoin Polar Bears on Friday in their first and only conference game so far, while the 6-4 and 6-5 losses […]

Softball opens season with tough spring break trip

Tufts softball is 7-4 to start off the 2016 season after finishing its annual spring break trip to Clermont, Florida, with a relatively disappointing start for the three-time consecutive NCAA Div. III national champions who went undefeated last season. The four losses, the most the team has suffered in its spring break trip since going 6-7 in […]

Tufts athletics gears up for packed spring break

As most Tufts students leave campus for spring break, Tufts sports teams will be busy preparing for the spring season over the next week. Women’s basketball headlines this weekend as the team made it back to the NCAA Div. III Championship Final Four for the third straight year. The Jumbos are in Columbus, Ohio, getting ready for […]

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 […]