Spring sports season recaps

Baseball Men’s baseball had another impressive regular season, going 29–9 overall and 10–2 in conference en route to the team’s sixth NESCAC title. The Tufts Jumbos clinched the title in a seven-game thriller against the Middlebury Panthers, after securing their 11th NESCAC East Pennant on May 4 in a doubleheader against the Bates Bobcats. On […]

Softball team sweeps Bates in 1st home series

After closing out a successful week in Florida on a sour note with a pair of losses, the Tufts Jumbos swept the Bates Bobcats this weekend in a three-game series. A week of practice proved restorative and helpful following the arduous 15-game slate in Florida. Sophomore pitcher Kristina Haghdan noted the benefits of the rest. “We took […]

Softball looks to carry momentum from successful Florida trip into home-opener

The softball team returned from a packed week in Florida, playing 15 games that included a 13-game winning streak before losses in the final two matchups. With their 13–2 record, the Jumbos now are ranked at No. 23 in the nation by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) poll. Tufts benefited from powerful swings and strong […]

Under new leadership, Softball starts season with spring break trip

The Jumbos begin their season this week under the new leadership of interim head coach Lauren Ebstein. While the late-winter snow continues to thaw here in Massachusetts, the team travels to Clermont, Kissimmee and Winter Haven, Fla. for their annual season-opening spring break trip. Cheryl Milligan, the winningest coach in terms of total games and win percentage, […]

Softball coach steps down after 15 years in charge, three national titles

Tufts softball coach Cheryl Milligan has decided to step down from her position after 15 years at the helm of the program. Milligan said her decision to leave her post was not an easy one and was made based on the interest of her five-year-old son, Henry. Milligan’s husband, Jamie Pinzino, is the pitching coach at Army. “I have […]

Tufts takes eighth in 2017–18 Learfield Directors’ Cup

After a year of achievement, triumph and at times heartbreak for Tufts athletics, the Jumbos finished eighth in the Learfield Directors’ Cup standings for the 2017–18 school year. The Directors’ Cup, which ranks colleges based on their performance in up to 18 sports that must include men’s and women’s basketball and soccer, was won by Williams for […]

Jumbos return to splendid form in 2018

Following a disappointing 2017 campaign, the Tufts softball team got back on track in 2018, finishing the regular season with a 28–7 record en route to reclaiming its spot among Div. III’s upper echelon. Despite losing 5–1 to the Williams Ephs in the NESCAC semifinals, the Jumbos earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, advancing to the final game of the Northeast Regional against […]

Tufts scores huge wins against No. 11 Amherst

Having entered the week on top of the NESCAC East division, the No. 21 Tufts softball team posted a 3–1 stretch, starting with a 15–0 demolition of Pine Manor on Friday, followed by two massive wins at then-No. 11 Amherst over the weekend. However, he Jumbos’ eight-game winning streak, dating back to April 13, was snapped when they lost to the […]

Tufts posts wins over Colby, Babson to maintain strong NESCAC position

The Tufts softball team (19–6, 7–2 NESCAC) was victorious in all three of its games against Colby over the weekend, as well as in its lone completed match against Babson on Tuesday. The Jumbos hosted the Beavers (20–10) for a scheduled doubleheader on Tuesday. In the early game, the visitors took the lead on a two-run home run from senior designated player Erica Pavlo […]

Strong pitching leads Jumbos to two of three wins against Bobcats

Due to the seemingly annual April snow, the Tufts softball team (15–6) only took on Bates this week, as its two-game series with MIT was pushed to April 25. The Bobcats (11–8) are just the second NESCAC East opponent whom the Jumbos have taken on this season, giving the weekend series a bit of added importance. The storm pushed the game […]