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Beacons Update

Women’s Ice Hockey

Head Coach Lindsay Berman, in her first year with the Beacons Women’s Ice Hockey program, led the University of Massachusetts Boston to the Division III Ice Hockey National Championship. This is their first bid in the history of the program. Berman helped lead the Beacons to the tournament by winning the New England Hockey Conference postseason. On the postseason journey, the lady Beacons easily handled Manhattanville College, took down Castleton University, and had an incredible upset against Norwich University, the number one seed. The Beacons’ keeper, Rachel Myette, earned the MVP award for the tournament after an incredible display of goaltending. The team is heading to the NCAA tournament with a 16-12 record.

Men’s Ice Hockey

The Men’s Hockey Program earned its first-ever NCAA Tournament bid. Head Coach Peter Belisle helped lead his team to an incredible record of 21-4-3 overall, with a 14-2-2 record within the conference. Entering postseason the Beacons positioned themselves as a top contender for the NEHC tournament title. After tough games against Southern Maine and University of New England the Beacons managed to reach the final game of the tournament. In the finale, the Beacons outmaneuvered rival Babson to win the NEHC Postseason Title. Colin Larkin earned himself Tournament MVP for his team contributions.

Women’s Basketball

The Beacons had a successful season under first-year Head Coach Kristina Baugh. The team managed to finish 15-12 overall with a conference record of 6-7. Entering the postseason, the Beacons had a shot at making a run for the hardware, but unfortunately, their aspirations of becoming LEC Champions abruptly came to an end Saturday, February 27. Eastern Connecticut took down UMass Boston 64-56 in a tight game. This marked the last appearance of a future Beacons Hall of Fame Member, Olivia Murphy. Despite the loss, Murphy will be remembered as arguably the best female basketball player to wear a Beacons uniform.

Men’s Basketball

UMass Boston’s postseason dreams came to an end in late February. The loss marked the rebuild process for the new Head Coach, Jason Harris. Despite a 6-19 record, Harris has shown signs of talent as a head coach. It will be interesting to see how the team evolves moving into next season. This season the coach had very little time to assemble a recruiting class because of his late entrance to the Beacons Athletics Program. Now, with a full year of time, Harris has the opportunity to make the team his own. The Beacons should look like a completely different team after Harris brings in some more recruits.