For the fourth year in a row, Westfield State received the most points out of the eight institutions to claim the Howard C. Smith Cup following the completion of the spring season. The Smith Cup is awarded annually to the member institution which compiles the most points based on the placement of each of its programs competing in the 15 league championship sports.
The University of Massachusetts Boston highlights a list of eight universities—including four from New England—that will be fighting for a single spot at the NCAA Division III World Series. The New England Regional, hosted by Massachusetts Maritime Academy and the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, drew the tournament champions from seven different conferences, including three teams ranked in the Top 25 nationally.
Colin McCabe is officially the best freshman shot putter in New England. The star Massachusetts Maritime Academy thrower qualified for the prestigious multi-divisional All-New England Track and Field Championships and finished No. 8 across NCAA Divisions I, II, and III in shot put with a 15.35m throw.
Fresh off its Team IMPACT Draft Day yesterday, the Massachusetts Maritime Academy’s softball team added another season highlight as Jill Corazzini was named to the All-Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference Second Team.
The dream season continues for shot putting sensation Colin McCabe. Not only did McCabe earned his fourth MASCAC Rookie of the Week nomination, but the two-sport freshman qualified for the All-New England Track and Field Championship on Saturday at Dartmouth College.
The Massachusetts Maritime Academy men’s lacrosse was shut out of All-New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference voting, but senior Nick Zaia concluded his career with a nice honor as he was named to the NEWMAC All-Sportsmanship Team.
Buccaneer Baseball capped off an exciting 2018 season with a series of awards from the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference, headlined by Rookie of the Year John Teehan. Teehan was joined on the All-Conference First Team by Logan Sullo, while Connor Kennedy and Casey Furnas were tabbed to the MASCAC Second Team.
Massachusetts Maritime Academy celebrated its second annual Bucs4Bucs Day, which promotes philanthropy education and community involvement through a series of events and activities across campus. Buccaneer Athletics was a proud participant in the event, hosting a scavenger hunt location with Bucs bumper stickers and hosting a dodgeball tournament in which the Bad News Bucs defeated Maritime’s Rugby Club.
The 2018 women’s lacrosse season has seen one Massachusetts Maritime Academy record after another fall and, with the announcement of the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference season awards, a final historic moment was achieved. For the first time in history, a Buccaneer has been named to a major conference award, as Casey Sullivan claimed Rookie of the Year honors. She was joined on the All-MASCAC Second Team by Stephanie Hunt, the first time the Academy has been tabbed twice on the list.
Thirty-nine schools, including regional powerhouses like Boston College, Williams College, Bates College, and Bowdoin College, as well as Massachusetts Maritime Academy - converged on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Massachusetts this past weekend for the New England Rowing Championships. The Buccaneer women’s quad finished in eight and the varsity men in sixth, while the novice men’s four was ninth.
Colin McCabe’s record-breaking freshman season came to a close with a stellar fifth place finish at the New England Division-III Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The first-year shot putter had the farthest throw by any MASCAC representative with his third-best put of the year.
For the second playoff game in-a-row, the Massachusetts Maritime Academy baseball team featured strong starting pitching and longball power, but once more, the combination was not enough as the Buccaneers were eliminated from the MASCAC Baseball Championship with a 6-4 loss to Salem State University. The Academy’s IX will conclude their season at 18-15.
John Teehan and Kyle Hodgson matched zeroes for the first five innings of the MASCAC Baseball Championship Quarterfinal at Massachusetts Maritime Academy, but Framingham State University scored in the final four innings to win 10-1. The Buccaneers are down to their final game of the season in tomorrow’s semifinal matchup with Salem State University.
The Massachusetts Maritime Academy Sailing Team concluded its busy April this past weekend at the U.S. Coast Guard Alumni Bowl, which served as the New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association (NEISA) Co-ed Championship. As one of nine NCAA Division-III universities out of a field of 18, the Buccaneers finished 17th despite an excellent effort by its B Division pairing.
Competing once more against boats representing Division-I universities, the Massachusetts Maritime Academy sailing team finished sixth out of eight universities at the University of Rhode Island’s Southern Series, despite the Buccaneers sending squads to three different regattas over the weekend.
John Teehan and Nick Haley earned MASCAC plaudits this week after their performances for Massachusetts Maritime Academy baseball during the week of April 22. The pair of underclassmen were tabbed for the conference’s weekly Honor Roll, the eighth and ninth weekly winners for the Conference Co-Champion Buccaneers.
Facing their toughest competition of the year, the Massachusetts Maritime Academy female sailors gained valuable experience at the NEISA Reed Trophy, the New England Women’s Championship. In a regatta that included New England’s finest women’s sailing programs—with 10 NCAA Division-I universities, including five Ivy League teams—the Buccaneers finished 17th.
An historic season for the Massachusetts Maritime Academy track and field team came to an end at the New England Alliance and MASCAC Championships with three more records broken, led by rookie sensation Colin McCabe who broke a mark in his fifth-straight event. Sprinter Meaghan Hamilton set a Buccaneer best and the 4x800 meter men’s relay team also etched their name in the record book.
Two weekends ago, the Massachusetts Maritime Academy sailing team competed at four different competitions. At the George Morris Trophy in Boston, the team achieved 10th place out of 15, which was most impressive given the competition. Meanwhile, in a home meet, Buccaneer sailors were sixth of 12. The other two competitions are covered separately.
In addition to the regular dinghy team and regular races, the Massachusetts Maritime Academy sailing team competed in two J70 competitions at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in April, improving from fifth earlier in the month to fourth in Saturday and Sunday’s meet. In the first meet, the Buccaneers defeated Maine Maritime Academy, while the second marked the first time the sailors bested local rivals Roger Williams University in any competition this spring.
The Massachusetts Maritime Academy crew team continues to improve on its times as the season draws to an end, with the men’s novice team showing particular growth. At Saturday’s Bryant University meet, the men’s varsity and novice teams finished neck-to-neck in second and third, while the women’s varsity was third.
The Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference announced the bracket for its Baseball Championship, and Massachusetts Maritime Academy will receive a first-round bye before playing its first tournament game at home on Friday. It is the third time that the Bucs won a share of the conference title.
Casey Sullivan became the first player in Massachusetts Maritime Academy women’s lacrosse history to score 50 goals as part of a four goal run in the second half, but the comeback bid was not enough to overcome a 12-4 halftime deficit and the season ended with a 19-9 loss to Framingham State University, who lost only two games all year.
The Massachusetts Maritime Academy men’s lacrosse team stunned Emerson College with a fourth quarter comeback and Franklin Ragge gave the Buccaneers the win with a shot that hit the net a mere five seconds from the end of double overtime. The 10-9 victory in the season’s final game was the first NEWMAC win of the year for the Bucs.
Jackson Simone homered on both ends of a thrilling doubleheader, and freshmen Mason Ashburn and John Teehan pitched superb games as Massachusetts Maritime Academy celebrated the Grand Re-Opening of Hendy Field with a pair of 2-1 victories over Worcester State University. The Buccaneers end the regular season in second place to Westfield State University despite identical records.
The Worcester State University Lancer softball team, which sits at the top of the Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference standings with a 12-2 record, swept both ends of a regular season ending double header from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy Buccaneers Saturday at Alison Rollins Field in Buzzards Bay. The Lancers took the opening contest behind a one-hit pitching performance by senior Dakota Smith-Porter (Montague, Mass.) by a score of 15-0 in five innings. Worcester State claimed the nightcap in six innings by a score of 10-2.
A series of fouls and yellow cards allowed Fitchburg State University to outscore Massachusetts Maritime Academy 7-2 in the second half and defeat the Buccaneers 9-4 in the last women’s lacrosse game of 2018 in Clean Harbors Stadium. In the loss, seniors Mikayla Correia and Stephanie Hunt played their final home contests of illustrious four-year careers.
Massachusetts Maritime Academy will celebrate the Grand Re-Opening of the Commodore William R. Hendy Baseball Field on Saturday, April 28, at 11:40 a.m. The diamond’s history already includes three conference championships by the Buccaneers and was the home of the Cape Cod League’s Bourne Braves for a decade. Now featuring a new all-turf surface, Hendy Field is poised to play an even more significant role in south-eastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod baseball as it begins a new chapter.
The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) announced the 2018 Men's Lacrosse Academic All-Conference Team and three Massachusetts Maritime Academy players were honored. In total, Academic All-Conference Team totaled 35 student-athletes this year.