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Newton MA 5/18/19 Boston College Kate Taylor celebrates her goal with her teammates against Princeton University during second half action of the NCAA women's Lacrosse tourney at BC's Newton Lacrosse Field. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: 17schbasenotes reporter:


BC women top Princeton to reach third straight Final Four

Kenzie Kent (two goals, six assists) and Sam Apuzzo (four goals, assist) led the second-seeded Eagles.


Nick Cotraro cracks rare double at UMass Boston: Cleanup hitter, nursing student

The junior, who lost most of his freshman year to a freak accident, established himself as an offensive threat while fitting baseball around some intense academics.

Bob Schloredt, first 2-time MVP of Rose Bowl, dies at 79

Mr. Schloredt led Washington to consecutive Rose Bowl victories following the 1959 and 1960 seasons.


For Bentley great Kim (Cummings) Singh, basketball served as an inspiration

The former Division 2 All-American said she now passes on lessons learned to her childen and students in North Carolina.

Courtney Erickson hit .380 with 5 home runs as a senior.


On court and diamond, Everett’s Courney Erickson took a leading role at Trinity

The Buckingham Browne & Nichols grad was a two-sport standout for the Bantams.

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BC women’s lacrosse driving toward NCAA Final Four berth

A triumph over Princeton Saturday at Chestnut Hill would propel BC to its third consecutive berth in NCAA semifinals.

NCAA women’s lacrosse

BC women’s lacrosse tramples Colorado to advance to NCAA quarterfinals

A 14-goal first half and seven goals from senior Sam Apuzzo powered the win.

Chestnut Hill, MA - 4/16/2019 - Sports feature on Boston College women's lacrosse player Sam Apuzzo. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: unknown, Topic: BC Lacrosse-Sam Apuzzo, LOID: 8.5.1015868670.


BC’s Sam Apuzzo, Dempsey Arsenault are Tewaaraton Award finalists

The Eagles pair are among five women’s finalists for the award given annually to the top players in college lacrosse. Apuzzo won the award in 2018.

As a freshman attack, Jake Haase had racked up a team-leading 91 points (31 goals, 60 assists).


Wayland’s Jake Haase steps into starring role at Williams

The freshman attack was named NESCAC rookie of the year after leading the Ephs in scoring with 85 points.

12zonoteworthy - Will Abbott of Quinnipiac Men’s Lacrosse. (Quinnipiac Athletics)


GlobeLocal: Noteworthy performances

Norwood’s Erin Garczynski was named the Northeast-10 Player of the Year as a senior catcher for the Southern New Hampshire women’s softball team.

Andy Jick, longtime P.A. announcer for Celtics, BC, dead at 66

He was the announcer for the Celtics at the old Boston Garden starting in 1980 and through three NBA championships


GlobeLocal: Noteworthy performances

Sudbury’s Matt Johnson is the first St. Michael’s golfer to qualify for the NCAA Division 2 championships.


Needham’s Robbie Pisano sticking with lacrosse as a BU assistant

After a four-year playing career at Marquette University, former Rocket standout takes pride in being a mentor on sideline.

Dan Romano, shown leading the pack, is working out in a pool while rehabilitating from a stress fracture.


Mansfield’s Dan Romano training for a healthy return to Northeastern track

The former All-State champion is not letting a stress fracture derail his future hopes in the 5K and steeplechase.

Harvard University defenseman Adam Fox (18) carries the puck up the ice during an NCAA hockey game against Union College on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 in Boston (AP Photo/ Damian Strohmeyer )

Adam Fox leaves Harvard, signs with New York Rangers

It will be a homecoming of sorts for Fox, who is from Jericho, N.Y.

Boston, Ma, Nov. 17,2018-Stan Grossfeld/ Globe Staff—Fans cheer as Harvard scores a second quarter touchdown to lead Yale at Fenway Park

Fenway Park reportedly will begin hosting a bowl game in 2020

The game will pit teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference and American Conference against each other.


North Carolina holds off BC to win ACC title, end Eagles’ perfect season

Top-ranked BC squandered a two-goal halftime lead in losing to the Tar Heels.


Taylor Walker’s late goal caps rally as BC edges Syracuse

The senior midfielder notched her third goal of the game with 17 seconds remaining to lift the undefeated Eagles to Sunday’s championship game.

As UConn’s closer, Jacob Wallace has a 0.38 earned run average in 16 appearances, striking out 35 in 24 innings.


Methuen’s Jacob Wallace on fast track for Major League draft

The hard-throwing junior righthander has compiled a 0.38 earned run average as a dominant closer for the University of Connecticut.

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GlobeLocal: Noteworthy performances

Lexington’s Maggie Oram leads the 24-4 Endicott women’s softball team in wins, saves, and strikeouts.

Chestnut Hill, MA - 4/16/2019 - Sports feature on Boston College women's lacrosse player Sam Apuzzo. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: unknown, Topic: BC Lacrosse-Sam Apuzzo, LOID: 8.5.1015868670.

Boston College 15, Louisville 4

Boston College women’s lacrosse dominates Louisville to advance to ACC semifinals

Jordan Lappin and Cara Urbank netted three goals apiece and Abbey Ngai made 13 saves on 17 shots for the Eagles.

Sam Apuzzo scored 72 goals this season.

Julian Benbow

The drive of Boston College’s Sam Apuzzo

The nation’s best player is leading the nation’s best team — and there’s still room for improvement.

Worcester, MA - 3/24/2018 - Cornell #8 Yannis Kaldisand BU 312 Phelps challenge for the puck. in the first period. Boston University vs Cornell NCAA Northeast Regional semifinal. (John Cetrino for The Boston Globe) SPORTS Reporter John powers

Worcester to host NCAA hockey regional in 2020

The DCU Center will once again play host on March 27-28, marking the 16th time the arena has done so.

North Carolina head coach Sylvia Hatchell instructs her team during a first-round game against California in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament in Waco, Texas, Saturday March 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

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North Carolina women’s basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell resigns amid controversy

External review found Hall of Fame coach used “racially insensitive” comments with players.

Harvard University defenseman Adam Fox (18) carries the puck up the ice during an NCAA hockey game against Union College on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 in Boston (AP Photo/ Damian Strohmeyer )

College hockey notebook

Harvard’s Adam Fox still mulling his options

The Crimson junior can return to college for his senior season or choose to become a professional.

FILE - In this March 24, 2019, file photo, Duke forward Zion Williamson (1) dribbles the ball against Central Florida during the first half of a second-round game in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Columbia, S.C. Williamson was named the John R. Wooden Men's Player of the year at the College Basketball Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, Friday, April 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)

Duke’s freshman star Zion Williamson will enter the NBA draft

The national Player of the Year is expected to the first player selected in the June draft.

UMass celebrated its overtime win over Denver in the Frozen Four semifinals.


Title game appearance leaves UMass hockey program both proud and optimistic

Despite the Minutemen’s loss in the Frozen Four championship game, “a culture that everybody’s bought into” has paved the way for excellence.

Amherst, MA--04/13/2019--UMass Amherst students watching the Frozen Four championship game at Spoke on Saturday night react to the impeding loss during the last seconds of the game. (Nathan Klima for The Boston Globe) Topic: 14amherst Reporter:

NCAA Frozen Four | Minnesota Duluth 3, UMass 0

UMass draws a complete blank in NCAA men’s Frozen Four championship game

Minutemen (31-10) unable to dethrone reigning NCAA champions from Minnesota Duluth.

Cale Makar guided the Minutemen to the Frozen Four and signed an entry-level contract with the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday.


UMass’s Cale Makar signs with NHL’s Avalanche, will immediately join team

The Hobey Baker Award winner could go directly from the NCAA men’s national championship game to playing in the NHL playoffs.

Massachusetts players celebrate a 4-3 victory in overtime against Denver during the semifinals of the men's Frozen Four NCAA hockey tournament Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)


UMass hockey’s Frozen Four championship appearance delayed their coach’s vacation plans

His trip to Florida is postponed as his Minutemen take on Duluth in the national championship.

BUFFALO, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: Cale Makar #16 of the Massachusetts Minutemen takes the puck as Jarid Lukosevicius #14 of the Denver Pioneers defends during the semifinals of the NCAA Men's Frozen Four at KeyBank Center on April 11, 2019 in Buffalo, New York.The Massachusetts Minutemen defeated the Denver Pioneers 4-3 in overtime. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

UMass defenseman Cale Makar wins Hobey Baker Award

The sensational sophomore from Calgary has led his team to Saturday’s national championship game.


GlobeLocal: Noteworthy performances

Braintree’s Alex Kennedy earned Northeast-10 Rookie of the Week honors as a freshman catcher for the Southern New Hampshire baseball team.

Mike McCormack says he learns from his players as a coach.


Newburyport grad Mike McCormack still learning on the diamond

“Living in the moment,” the former Worcester State standout is in his seventh season as assistant baseball coach at Brown University.

Massachusetts players celebrate a 4-3 overtime victory over Denver in the semifinals of the Frozen Four NCAA men's college hockey tournament Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

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A dazzling overtime goal sends UMass to the Frozen Four title game

Marc Del Gaizo scored the game-winner to set up a championship showdown vs. Minnesota Duluth.


Ashland’s Roger Gu clocked a record-setting performane in pool at Tufts

The junior sprinter captured program’s first individual title in 37 years at NCAA Division 3 championships.

FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 file photo, UMass Amherst defenseman Cale Makar (16) reaches for the puck with Vermont forward Vlad Dzhioshvili (10) close behind during a NCAA hockey game in Amherst, Mass. Defenseman Cale Makar cited loyalty in sticking to his commitment to play at Massachusetts despite a coaching change. Two years later, Makar is a Hobey Baker finalist and has the Minutemen (30-9) preparing to make their first Frozen Four appearance. UMass will face Denver, while Providence is playing Minnesota Duluth in the semifinals on Thursday, April 11, 2019.(AP Photo/Scott Eisen, File)

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UMass isn’t about to let inexperience stand in its way at the Frozen Four

“We have a lot of other things I’m excited about,” coach Greg Carvel said on the eve of the national semifinals.

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA - APRIL 08: Head coach Tony Bennett of the Virginia Cavaliers cuts down the net after his teams 85-77 win over the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the 2019 NCAA men's Final Four National Championship game at U.S. Bank Stadium on April 08, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)


Bennett family shares in Virginia’s title

Dick Bennett has a difficult time watching his son, Tony, coach Virginia. But the former coach was on hand to watch and share in the Cavaliers’ win over Texas Tech.

Gordon Ernst, former Georgetown tennis coach, arrives at federal court in Boston on Monday, March 25, 2019, to face charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Coach charged in college admissions scandal wants money unfrozen to pay for his legal defense

Former Georgetown coach Gordon Ernst says he needs access to cash for legal fees, which will likely eclipse $250,000, and living expenses.

Kyle Guy (5), the hero of Virginia’s semifinal win over Auburn, leads the celebration after the Cavaliers overtime victory against Texas Tech in Monday’s NCAA men’s national championship.

Joe Sullivan | NCAA analysis

The gritty defense of Virginia and Texas Tech was still evident — but it did not suffocate the game

The men’s title game became a pulsating contest, punctuated by some outstanding individual offensive performances.

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA - APRIL 08: De'Andre Hunter #12 of the Virginia Cavaliers attempts a shot against the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the first half during the 2019 NCAA men's Final Four National Championship game at U.S. Bank Stadium on April 08, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by TP_Remote/2019 Getty Images)

NCAA Men’s Final Four | Virginia 85, Texas Tech 77

‘A really special group.’ Virginia takes home the NCAA men’s title in scintillating fashion

The top-seeded Cavaliers, the first No. 1 seed ousted from last year’s tourney, won their first national championship in school history.

Baylor players celebrate after defeating Notre Dame in the national title game.


Baylor holds off Notre Dame for NCAA women’s championship

Baylor recovered after blowing a 17-point lead and losing star Lauren Cox.

Michigan State Spartans guard Matt McQuaid (20) looks for a way out against Texas Tech Red Raiders forward Tariq Owens (11) during a between the Michigan State Spartans and Texas Tech Red Raiders in the NCAA men's semifinal game Saturday night at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by John McDonnell


Don’t expect a high-scoring game in NCAA men’s tournament final

Texas Tech and Virginia are both tenacious on defense, so the title game could be a close affair.


Former Needham soccer star Tracy Prihoda has a new pitch, in the classroom

A two-time All-American at Wheaton College, she is now a second-grade teacher in Newton.

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA - APRIL 06: Kyle Guy #5 of the Virginia Cavaliers celebrates with teammates after defeating the Auburn Tigers 63-62 during the 2019 NCAA Final Four semifinal at U.S. Bank Stadium on April 6, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)


Virginia advances to national title game

Kyle Guy hit three free throws on a controversial foul call with 0.6 seconds left to lift the Cavaliers.

Waltham MA 3/3/19 Barbara Stevens head coach of the Bentley Woman's Basketball team during a Northeast-10 tournament game against American International College. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: 04schsuper8 reporter:

Julian Benbow

‘I just set out to win the next game.’ Barbara Stevens reflects on a Hall of Fame career

The Bentley women’s basketball coach, among the finalists for the Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2019, has more than 1,000 career wins.

Texas Tech guard Matt Mooney drives to the basket past Michigan State guard Matt McQuaid, right, during the second half in the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)


Texas Tech too much for Michigan State

Matt Mooney led the way with 22 points as the Red Raiders punched their ticket to Monday’s national title game against Virginia.

04/06/2019 Newton Ma - BC College #25 Mehdi El Attreach (cq) ,during game action at his teams Spring Football game. Jonathan Wiggs /Globe StaffReporter:Topic:

Jay McGillis Memorial spring football game

Boston College has full-house backfield behind AJ Dillon

Sophomore David Bailey turned 12 carries into 91 yards, and redshirt freshman back Javian Dayne ran for 102 yards on 21 carries

The Notre Dame team celebrates at the end of the second half of a women's Final Four NCAA college basketball semifinal tournament game against Connecticut, Friday, April 5, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. Notre Dame defeated Connecticut 81-76. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)


Defending champion Notre Dame has one more obstacle — Baylor

For the first time since 2012, two women will coach for the national title. Notre Dame’s Muffet McGraw and Baylor’s Kim Mulkey will be all business.

Baylor players celebrate their 72-67 win over Oregon during a Final Four semifinal of the NCAA women’s college basketball tournament Friday, April 5, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio)

NCAA women’s final four

Baylor holds off Oregon in NCAA semifinal

The Bears reach championship game for the first time since 2012.

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 30: Rui Hachimura #21 of the Gonzaga Bulldogs fights for the ball against the Texas Tech Red Raiders during the second half of the 2019 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament West Regional at Honda Center on March 30, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)


This is not your typical Final Four

One aspect that may make some people cringe is the defensive emphasis of Texas Tech, Virginia, and Michigan State.