News: 2018 - 2019
The Northeastern Cheerleading is headed to Daytona Beach for Nationals and they need your help to raise $2,000 to fund travel and National expenses.
The Northeastern University Cheerleaders are a group of student-athletes who are passionate about their sport, our school, and our community, acting as ambassadors for the university to promote school spirit and a positive attitude on campus.
Any form of support is welcomed. If you can’t donate, please help spread the word.
We are proud to say that Northeastern University (NU) Club Running had a large and impressive presence at the Providence Half & Full Marathons this past Sunday, May 5th.
In the half marathon, NUCR alumnus Abby Paglia won on the woman’s side with a time of 1:26:11 and current NUCR member Gabby Rao placed 3rd with a time of 1:28:33.
They had a number of athletes competing in the full marathon including Thomas Hinds, David Muir, Kyle Nameth, Ava Asai-Sarris, Brendan Hehir (who placed 6th overall with a time of 2:41:31!), and Luke Janik (who placed 3rd overall with time of 2:37:37!)
We are very proud of these runners, four of which qualified to run in the 2020 Boston Marathon!
The dedication and passion they have for running truly shows in these amazing accomplishments.
This past Friday and Saturday the Northeastern University Esports did a 24 hour charity event (divided in two blocks of 12 hours each day) to raise funds for Boston Children’s Hospital.
The event happens every year, and anyone can participate. The idea is that anyone can stream to raise money to charity by playing games online, chatting with people and having fun.
They embarked on the journey and managed to raise $1,080.00 for charity in those two days of stream which is AMAZING!
The Esports Club had students from different teams playing different games throughout both days.
On March 30-31, Men’s and Women’s Tennis traveled to Washington, DC to compete in the Duel of the District Tournament at Georgetown. Both teams placed first in the tournament!
Northeastern University Cricket Club has finished off their semester on a high note achieving placement in the “Elite 8” in their Nationals tournament! This success is a true testament for the hard work & effort this team has put into improving their sport.
Please help us in congratulating Club Cricket for the all great achievements they’ve accomplished this semester!
The bubble covers an athletic field on the newly renovated William E. Carter Playground, allowing Northeastern students and Boston residents to use the park year-round for sports and other recreational activities.
The inflatable dome rises 72 feet above the playground, a once forlorn city property on Columbus Avenue that received significant upgrades as a result of a public-private partnership between Northeastern and the city of Boston.
Husky fans we’re back with more results for you! This time, coming from the weekend as the men and women of Club running had an exceptional showing at the Harvard Invitational!
Women’s: The Husky women rocked out and took first place in their events with only 4 athletes competing. Jeriyla Kamau-Weng took first place in the high jump, Maddi Doherty won the 400 and Katelyn Grendon won the 200!
Mens: The men’s team scored a resounding 107.5 points and defeated the 2nd place team by over 50 points! This came thanks to the efforts of Robert Noonan and Jef Kan who tied for 1st place in the 60m dash! Brendan Hehir won the men’s mile with Anthony Cusato and Thomas Hinds also scoring points in this event. Luke Janik and Hehir went 2-3 in the men’s two mile while Janik set a new club record with a time of 9:40. Thomas Hinds, Amil Khattar, Sean McIntyre, and Jonathan Perrier scored in the 400, while Stefan Stojanovic took 3rd in the 800.
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It was an exciting day for the Huskies at the Upper New England Spring Divisional on Sunday, February 10th.
The Northeastern squad brought their A game to the Harvard Malkin Athletic Center . They went undefeated to win the team championship title after beating Boston College, Dartmouth, Harvard, MIT, and UMass – Lowell.
Representing the Northeastern Table Tennis Club were freshmen Kevin Li, Evan Tung, & Chin Shiuan Wang, sophomores Rahul Acharya, Peixun Wang, & Tinglei Wu, and graduate students Chuan Chen & Pengsen Ji.
The Huskies also dominated the men’s and women’s singles events. The men’s event was an all Northeastern semi-final of sophomores Rahul Acharya & Tinglei Wu and graduate students Chuan Chen & Pensen ji. The final standings in the men’s singles were as follows: 1st Place – Rahul Acharya, 2nd Place – Tinglei Wu, 3rd Place – Pengsen Ji, and 4th Place – Chuan Chen. In women’s singles, freshman Janet Wang took 1st place and freshman Dailan Wang took 3rd place.
Next up is the Northeast Regional Championship on March 9-10th at the Westchester Table Tennis Center in Pleasantville, New York.
Wish them good luck! #howlinHuskies
We are proud to announce that the Northeastern University Club Tennis was awarded the Club of the Year for the New England Region!
Every year, the United States Tennis Association On Campus committee awards club tennis teams for significant contributions to the USTA Tennis On Campus Program.
The Northeastern University Club Tennis team applied for this honor over winter break, hoping to be recognized for their innovative practices, increasing participation in the program, and community outreach initiatives. The application included a 1000-word essay demonstrating specific criteria like increase quality of program, creative marketing and fundraising strategies, hosting tournaments, promoting social activities and working closely with the New England section coordinator.
The New England Tennis On Campus committee selected Northeastern University, giving them a birth to Nationals in Arizona in April. The Club will be representing Northeastern and the New England section with an opportunity to be chosen for Club of the Year nationally. This is the second time in 5 years that Northeastern University Club Tennis has won this award, and they are ecstatic to be recognized as one of the best teams all-around.
Wish them good luck! #howlingHuskies
The Northeastern Powerlifting Club teams competed against seven universities in the Northeast region at the Raw Collegiate Cup at Crossfit Watch City. Both the Men’s and Women’s Club Powerlifting teams won the best team awards. On the Women’s team, many members placed: Krissty Sumida placed 1st in the 47 weight class; Lauren Martires came in 3rd and Vivian Pham in 2nd in the 57 weight class; Elizabeth Taft placed 2nd and Audrey Friedman placed 1st in the 84 weight class. On the Men’s team, Quinton Gabara placed 2nd in the 74 weight class; Nick Magnotti placed 2nd in the 93 weight class; Will Spencer placed 1st in the 105 weight class; Louie Liu placed first in the 120 class; and William Queen placed 1st in the 120+ class. Overall, the teams won 5 gold medals, 4 silver, and one bronze medals.
Northeastern University Club Running ended their cross-country season on a high note this past weekend at the NIRCA National Championships in Lexington, Kentucky. The women’s team raced in the Open competition and placed 2nd overall in the 6k race. Rylie Ellam lead the pack in 24:02 for a 3rd place finish. She was followed closely by Gabby Rao (11th, 24:40), Caroline Evans (14th, 24:46), Rebecca Elliott (20th, 25:06), Meredith Young (25th, 25:27) and Erin Dillmann (27th, 25:41). The men raced next in the Championship race and finished in an impressive 9th place overall with an average time of 26:54 on the challenging 8k course. Peter Teixeira lead the Huskies placing 21st overall with a time of 26:16, earning him All-American second-team honors. Rounding out the top 5 for the men were Luke Janik (40th, 26:39), Vinny Castronuovo (57th, 26:53), Jonah Spector (85th, 27:18), and Brendan Hehir (95th, 27:27). Sophomore David Muir and freshman Anthony Cusato also had excellent races in the Freshman/Sophomore division race, placing 32nd and 103rd respectively.
#20 Northeastern (11-4) was defeated in the Region 1 Quarter-Finals by #2 Navy (12-0-1) in a penalty shootout. It once again came down to shots from the mark, but NU was unable to convert.
The game was shortened due to all games being cancelled on Saturday, so it was only 25 minute halves. The Huskies looked great in the first half, with almost all of the possession despite a very muddy field. One chance in the first half came off a free kick when Captain Sean McIntyre settled the ball and laid it off for Freshman Dan Mattar. The winger’s shot from the right side was saved, and NU returned to the drawing board. In the second half, chances came more often for both sides. Middler Matt Coscarella flicked on a corner kick to McIntyre who back heeled a shot that deflected out for another corner. Sophomore Jackson Neal had a similar back heel shot that was saved on a later corner kick as well as a header that went just over the net. Neal would threaten again with a hard hit shot from the right side that forced a top-notch save from the Navy keeper.
In the last couple minutes, Captain Matt Cole got on the end of a cross with some room in the box, but his volley sailed over the net. At the end of regulation, the score was 0-0 and Junior Gui Pires held a clean sheet. Northeastern entered it’s fourth penalty shootout of the tournament.
Navy shot first, and scored to get on the board. After making all three penalties on Saturday, McIntyre’s first shot was not good enough to beat the goalkeeper. Middler Alex Escude scored the second penalty before Junior Damian Kozak’s penalty rattled off the post and out. Heading into the fourth round, NU was down 3-1 and on the verge of elimination. Navy made their fourth penalty in as many shots and ended Northeastern’s season. Navy would go on to win the Region 1 Tournament. It was an extremely difficult and abrupt way to end the 2018 season, especially for NU’s five graduating seniors.
Wes Turner of Newton, MA played five seasons for NU and was voted MVP for the 2016 and 2017 seasons. In those two seasons, he scored 10 goals to go with 5 assists. Turner earned that title of MVP as he always made such an impact on the game by torturing opposing defenses. Charlie Peters of Salem, NH played four seasons as a formidable defender. He was able to play center or outside back and was made of 100% muscle. Every opposing forward who went into a challenge with Peters regretted it instantly. Will Slotterback of San Francisco, CA played three seasons for NU as a pure goal-scoring striker. Slotterback scored 8 goals in the last two seasons, including 5 this year. A memorable highlight was when Slotterback scored against Harvard to clinch the Boston-West Division title in 2017. Matt Cole of Chester, CT played five seasons of center midfield for Northeastern and was voted Captain for the 2018 season. Over the past three seasons, Cole picked up 5 goals and 3 assists but his influence goes well beyond that stat line. He could thread a deadly through ball often in games to break open opposing defenses as well as a administer a crunching tackle to stop the attack. Sean McIntyre was voted Captain and also served as President of the club for 2018, his fourth season on the team. In addition to keeping clean sheets, McIntyre was also a consistent offensive threat with 6 career goals, 2 each year from 2016-2018. McIntyre’s goals this season counted for game winners against Providence and Boston University. McIntyre also hails from Newton and this marks the last of 11 years played alongside Turner. For the past three seasons, McIntyre has also been writing these recaps, so I apologize for any bias included in them.
Oberg Trophy @ Northeastern
Northeastern’s own Oberg Trophy is raced every season to celebrate the connection between Northeastern’s and MIT’s teams. Consistently one of the toughest B Level regattas of the year, the Huskies put up some great results against many of New England’s top racers. Coach Jonathan Farrar, along with volunteer help from many team members, managed to run 13 races per division over the course of the weekend before the gusts got too violent to keep racing on Sunday. Sailing A division, Kyle Riggs (’21) and Becker Ewing (’21) finished 7th in their division, including a win in race 9, despite an unfortunate capsize in the last race costing them some points. The Huskies did not compete in any women’s regattas this weekend, but that didn’t mean that the women’s team had the weekend off. Carolyn Corbet (’21) and Kelley Phippen (’22) sailed B division both days, finishing 6th in the division, while skippers Victoria Pajak (’22) and Adrian van der Wal (’22) and crews Morgan TerMaat (’23), Coleen Ross (’20), and Emerson Campbell (’22) split time in C division to earn 8th place, giving the Huskies a 7th out of 20 overall.
Northeastern (8-2) lost its second game of the season to Boston College (7-0-3) earlier today. The hard fought match ended 1-0 at Carter Field and snapped a six game winning streak for the Huskies.
NU didn’t play its best game, but still dominated the run of play and amassed many chances. Sophomore Jackson Neal played an excellent game and had several chances throughout the match. In the first half he scored a goal that was narrowly called back for offside. In the second half, his left footed volley was barely saved on the goal line.
The BC keeper was standing on his head the whole day. He made another top notch save to deny Middler Kayan Abdou on a header in the second half. On the other side, Junior Gui Pires did everything he could to keep his team in the game. Pires played what was his best game of the season, and was only beaten by a header in the second half off a corner kick.
At the end of the 90 minutes, the Huskies were unable to come up with the tying goal. With the result, Brown University will win the Boston-Providence Division and BC will likely receive an at-large bid to Regionals. NU is tied with BC in the Power Rankings (will lose the head-to-head tiebreaker), but is also poised to receive an at-large bid to the Regional Tournament in New Castle, Delaware on October 27th-28th.
Match Race New Englands @ Corinthian Yacht Club
The top 8 keelboat teams in New England traveled to Marblehead, Mass, to compete in the extremely unforgiving yet exciting racing discipline known as match racing. At the Huskies’ 2nd ever NEISA match racing championship, the team competed hard against some of the top match racing teams in the country, including defending national champions Boston College. The regatta was contested in conditions very different from the Charles, with lots of open space and chop. The Huskies improved rapidly over the course of the weekend, although Saturday saw them finish last in the round robin portion of the event. On Sunday, the team fell to #1 seed Boston College in the quarterfinals before beating #5 Tufts and losing to #3 Yale to finish 6th overall. The Huskies team consisted of skipper Kyle Riggs (’21), tactician and mainsail trimmer Caleb Niles (’22), jib trimmer Erin Coyne (’20), and Will Crane (’21) manning the foredeck.
Women’s Showcase Alt-Finals @ Boston University
The Women’s Showcase tournament also wrapped up this weekend, with the Huskies nearby at Boston University for the alt-finals. The Huskies’ reliable women’s team of skippers Carolyn Corbet (’21) and Victoria Pajak (’22) and crews Kelley Phippen (’22), Coleen Ross (’20), and Morgan TerMaat (’23) put in another strong performance, sailing to a 7th out of 18 overall finish. The B Division boat of Pajak sailing with Ross then TerMaat finished 3rd in their division, and both boats recorded a race win. The women’s team will have a weekend off after this before returning to action at New England Championships at Bowdoin on the last weekend.
Ross Trophy @ Vermont
Frigid conditions and light wind on Lake Champlain made the Ross Trophy at Vermont a tough competition for everyone, and only nine teams managed to make the trek. The Huskies completed the four and a half hour commute Friday night though, and come Saturday were ready to go. Crew Sarah Pierce (’22) made her college debut, sailing with skipper Adrian van der Wal (’22), while Sumner Strumph (’22) and Julianne Mozzer (’21) made up the other Northeastern boat. The fleet was combined, so all 18 boats were on the course at the same time, which created some significant line congestion. Choppy waters and light breeze meant maintaining momentum was key, and the team did this well, especially in the last race of the day, won by van der Wal and Pierce.
Invite @ Mass Maritime
On Sunday, Mass Maritime hosted a promotional regatta in their new fleet of FJs. Ben Palmer (’22), Julia Zaleski (’22), Carter Brock (’22), and Jack Denker (’23) competed against a fleet with significant talent range. The wind oscillated massively the whole day, but the sailors had good awareness regarding spotting the puffs and lifts, finishing exactly in the middle of the fleet in 7th out of 13.
Crews Regatta @ Mass Maritime
Prior to hosting the Invite, Mass Maritime hosted a crews regatta on Saturday. In order to be eligible skipper, a sailor could not have skippered a regatta yet this season. The experience gained from running crews races often in practice gave Husky crews a distinct advantage, and Romain Astié (’21) and Bridget Maguire (’22) stepped up to make the temporary switch, with a little help from crews Jack Denker (’23) and Julia Zaleski (’22), each finishing 3rd in their division for a 2nd overall finish out of 9 teams.
Northeastern (8-1) won its sixth game in a row against Bryant University (1-8-3) last night. On the chilliest night so far this year in Smithfield, RI, NU was able to do enough to improve to 6-1 in the Boston/Providence Division.
It wasn’t the best performance of the year, but had some highlights. In the first half Middler Alex Escude chipped a through ball over the defense to Freshman Dan Mattar. With his first touch, Mattar tapped the ball over the keeper’s head and into the net for a beautifully worked finish and his second goal of the season. Taking the lead into halftime, the Huskies would strike again with help from Mattar after the break. His through ball found Freshman Daniel Ryvkinwho muscled the defender off the ball to get in on goal from the left side. He slotted the ball past the keeper for his third goal of the season, and Mattar’s fourth assist.
With a 2-0 lead, Northeastern got too comfortable and began to play very sloppily. Bryant would find the back of the net on a low cross to the back post that was redirected past Junior Gui Pires. The score would finish up 2-1 despite a somewhat lackluster performance from the overall team.
A couple of bright spots on the team came from Freshman Kelyn Howell and Sophomore Jackson Neal. Howell had another class performance at left back on offense and defense. Neal utilized his strength as a center defensive midfielder and did a great job switching the point of attack.
Today, NU will look to play much better as they take on an undefeated Boston College (6-0-3) team at Carter Field. Both teams are looking to qualify for the Regional Tournament, and a win for NU would secure that along with a division title. Come and show your support for the seniors last home game of their careers! Seniors Matt Cole, Sean McIntyre, Wes Turner, Charlie Peters, and Will Slotterback will be giving it their all.
Northeastern (7-1) picked up yet another home victory against Boston University (1-7-1) last night. NU continued its undefeated record on the new home turf with a 2-0 win.
With the rain pouring down, the Huskies set out in search of their fifth consecutive win. By dominating possession, NU had chance after chance in the first half. Middler Matt Coscarella hit the inside of the post on a header that was inches from going over the goal line. Despite numerous close calls, the score was still 0-0 at the break.
Northeastern was bolstered in the game by younger players stepping up in the midst of injuries. Captain Dan Yacar was out with a quad injury, and Freshman Kelyn Howell replaced him remarkably by being a constant threat from the left back position. Freshman Zach Aliyev started in place of Senior Wes Turnerwho was out with an ankle injury, and the young Czech winger was integral in Northeastern’s attack.
In the second half Northeastern continued knocking on the door, but wasn’t able to find the back of the net. That finally changed when Captain Matt Colewhipped in a corner kick from the left side. Coscarella got on the end of it again and headed it toward goal. The BU keeper parried the shot, but Captain Sean McIntyre reacted right away and slammed the ball into the roof of the net to put NU in the lead emphatically. Two minutes later, Aliyev broke free on the right side and found Middler Kayan Abdou on a cross. Abdou’s diving header sent the ball past the goalkeeper and doubled the lead.
With all the momentum, NU nearly extended the lead. Aliyev drew a penalty kick when cutting in from the right side, but Cole’s shot from the spot was saved by the keeper. Senior Charlie Peters returned from a hamstring injury and nearly scored on a loose ball in the box only to be denied by the keeper. The 2-0 win marks the fifth shutout of the season for NU, Gui Pires played the whole game in net and has been a part of four of those shutouts. McIntyre’s goal was also his second game-winner of the season.
This Saturday, the Northeastern Club Baseball Team partnered with Beta Theta Pi fraternity for a community service charity fundraiser at Mission Hill Playground in Roxbury Crossing. The event was a whiffle ball home run derby tournament benefiting Camp Sunshine, a camp in Maine serving children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. In total, 24 teams of 4 people competed in a bracket-style event. Club baseball players assisted in running the event by pitching to contestants, keeping time and score for matches, and facilitating the donation tables/cornhole/spikeball courts. Some players even represented the team by competing in the tournament itself! In total, the fundraiser raised $1,003.00 for the Camp. We are very happy with the way the event turned out and hope that we can continue this effort in the future. Special shout out to men’s and women’s club volleyball for participating as well!
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Co-ed Showcase 1 @ MIT
The first round of the Co-ed Showcase tournament was contested in the familiar waters of the Charles River Basin. The typical puffy conditions of the river made sail control adjustments and course awareness vital for good results, especially against top teams from across the country. In A division, Caleb Niles (’22) and Emerson Campbell (’22) finished 14th out of 18, including one top 3 finish. Skippers Santiago Hirschmann (’23) and Carolyn Corbet (’21) split time with crew Romain Astié in B division, sailing to a 15th place finish. Overall the Huskies finished 14th out of 18, and will fly to the Naval Academy in 2 weeks for the Showcase alt-finals.
Hewitt Trophy @ Dartmouth
Dartmouth’s Hewitt trophy was a hybrid between a 2 and 3 division regatta. The breeze filled in strong after a racing delay on Saturday, and the Huskies worked hard to keep the boat flat and fast. The competition was strong though, and despite some great finishes from Chris Colbeth (’20), Sandra Nygren (’20), Ben Palmer (’22), Julianne Mozzer (’21), Will Crane (’21), and Bridget Maguire (’22), the Huskies finished 10th out of 11 overall.
Sister Esther Trophy @ Salve Regina
As one of the premier sailing locations in the world, the Newport harbor played host to a large assortment of regattas over the weekend, including Salve Regina’s annual Sister Esther Trophy. The conditions were fantastic both days with 5 to 10 knots winds and consistent sunny conditions. An all-female crew of Victoria Pajak (’22), Coleen Ross (’20), Erin Coyne (’20), and Morgan TerMaat (’23) contested the co-ed regatta as the women’s team stayed in action to warm up for the Showcase Alt-finals next week. The key to success for the competition was to have aggressive starts on the small starting line and connect the puffs upwind. Over 10 races, the Huskies finished 14th out of 18 overall.
Northeastern (6-1) took a long trip to Pennsylvania State University this weekend for a couple of non-divisional match-ups. While these games do not count toward divisional records, they are still very important for Regional and National Power Rankings. These rankings can affect Regional and National Tournament qualification. NU was victorious in both games, and is flowing with confidence heading into the last week of the regular season.
The first game against an undefeated PSU (6-1) ended with a 3-1 win. The Huskies played extremely well, but found themselves deadlocked at halftime. Middler Matt Coscarella got the start at center back and played a phenomenal match winning slide tackles one after another. Freshman Martin Kelly played the whole game at goalkeeper and looked confident keeping out the PSU attacks.
Although NU was possessing the ball around the PSU players, a free kick would change the game at the beginning of the second half. A PSU player found himself loose on the set piece and headed it into the back of the net to take the lead. A resilient Northeastern side was not to be beat that easily, and responded within five minutes. Junior Jason McLarney took a deep free kick, and Sophomore Jackson Neal jumped up to contest the opposing goalkeeper. Due to Neal’s challenge, the keeper missed the ball and it bounced into the net to tie the game.
10 minutes later, a PSU midfielder thought he was fouled and hesitated to keep playing. With the challenge being fair, the referee made no foul call and Freshman Dan Ryvkin was quick to take advantage of the situation. He stole the ball and drove forward before finding Junior Damian Kozak on the right side. Kozak shot the ball past the on-rushing keeper to give NU the lead. With all the momentum, the Huskies were unrelenting and tried to find another goal. Sophomore Ben Fargiano passed the ball to Kozak who took a couple of touches in space in the center of the field. From about 30 yards out, Kozak ripped a shot that curved into the top-right corner worthy of a SportsCenter Top 10 clip. Kozak’s dagger was the fifth goal of the season. After having not scored in his first two seasons, Kozak has burst onto the stat sheet and is leading the team in goals. Kozak was also denied by the post with a few minutes remaining, and nearly finished the hat trick.
The Huskies were able to see out the game, thanks in part to the work of right-winger Zach Aliyev. The Freshman worked tirelessly on defense and offense for the duration of the match. The 3-1 win mirrors the same result from playing at PSU last season in October.
Northeastern’s second game was against a mismatched Indiana University of Pennsylvania side (0-8). NU was firing on all cylinders, and ultimately won the game 13-0 when all was said and done.
The scoring began with Senior Will Slotterback, who shot a rocket right past the keeper. Slotterback would finish the game triumphantly with four goals, doubling his career total and bringing it to eight in his three seasons. It was also the first hat-trick that any Northeastern player has scored in four years. Kozak would add a goal as well to reach six for the season.
Middler Kayan Abdou scored his second and third goals of the season while nearly connecting on a bicycle kick for another, matching his season total from his rookie campaign in 2017. Coscarella, Ryvkin, and Freshman Gustavo Dalla Vecchia each scored their second goal of the season.
Junior Gui Pires and Freshman Juan-Rodriguez-Calvet split the clean sheet, and Pires played some striker in the second half where he scored his first career goal. Freshman Dan Mattar and Junior Adam Gibbs also notched the first goal of their careers. Mattar added two assists, and now has four on the season. Gibbs attended both Red Sox playoff games before flying in Sunday morning to score for NU.
McLarney had two assists and now has a team leading six for the year. Captain Dan Yacar and Freshman Kelyn Howell continued McLarney’s trend of having outside backs assist the goals. Yacar had two assists and Howell had the first three assists of his career as he looked to get forward as much as possible.
Northeastern Women’s Rugby took on URI this weekend and came away with a 94 – 0 win! This match put the team back at first in the conference and 6th in the D1 College Fall Rankings. Isabel Haber kept up her streak of hattricks, bringing her to 65 total points this season and further securing her lead as top try scorer of the conference. With a strong 3-0 start to the season, they hope to keep this momentum going into the final two matches and playoffs. The lady Maddogs face off against UConn, who currently holds 2nd in their conference and 3rd in the overall Division, on 10/13. Way to go, ladies, we are all cheering for you!
Women’s Showcase 2 @ Navy
The Women’s Showcase (a showdown between the top women’s teams up and down the east coast), kicked off this weekend at Navy and St. Mary’s College. The Huskies flew down to Navy for semifinal 2 to compete in conditions very unlike those here on the Charles. The venue had light wind, but strong current and heavy motor boat traffic creating big wakes. The team of Carolyn Corbet (’21), Kelley Phippen (’22), Victoria Pajak (’22), and Coleen Ross (’20) kept their boat speed up by staying away from the chop and current and communicated well throughout the weekend. The Huskies found themselves in 15th after day 1, but just 7 points behind Old Dominion in 10th. They came out flying on Sunday, and gained 4 teams back over just 5 races to finish 11th out of 17, just 2 points out of the top 10. Although they failed to secure the top 9 finish required to move on to the Showcase Finals, they will look to have a strong finish at the Alt Finals back home in Boston in 2 weeks.
Moody Trophy @ Rhode Island
The Huskies contested 2 A Level regattas over the same weekend this week, and the co-ed Moody Trophy saw 4 out of 5 sailors make their A Level debuts. Skippers Santiago Hirschmann (’23), Ben Palmer (’22), and Addie Schoen (’23), and crews Romain Astié (’21) and Bridget Maguire (’22) fought hard against a very competitive fleet, and did well on starts and upwind legs. The key for good results was to stay in phase with the oscillating wind throughout the day and sail good angles on the downwinds, balancing speed and direction. The team moved slowly up the rankings throughout the weekend after a tough start, as they adjusted to the stronger competition, eventually finishing 14th out of 18.
Smith Trophy @ MIT
Back home at MIT, Kyle Riggs (’21), Becker Ewing (’21), Caleb Niles (’22), and Julia Zaleski (’22) contested the last college regatta still sailed in Tech Dingies. Just like at Rhode Island, the team started slowly, falling victim to light conditions and drastic shifts, but working their way up to 12th after day one. On Sunday the wind picked up to 5 knots, and the Huskies were able to get their boat speed up more effectively, bringing the team to a 9th out of 20 finish overall. Riggs and Ewing sailed Techs on Saturday and Niles and Zaleski were in Fireflies before the fleets switched on Sunday.
Loder @ New Hampshire
At the Huskies’ only C Level regatta of the season, skippers Will Crane (’21) and Sumner Strumph (’22), and crews Jack Denker (’23) and Alex Chamberlin (’23) raced to a strong 4th place finish out of 12. A particularly variable but strong wind on Saturday required competitors to stay in tune with the shifts and puffs to do well. Strong boat speed on the downwinds and reaches (when the races went sideways, literally) provided the Huskies a multitude of strong finishes. No races were managed on Sunday as the wind never filled in.
Northeastern (4-1) had an easy 4-0 victory over Stonehill College (1-3-3) yesterday in front of a big crowd at Carter Field. NU’s second consecutive win puts them in a good position moving forward to win the Boston-Providence Division.
Getting off to a blazing start just like on Saturday, the Huskies scored within the first two minutes of the match. Sophomore Jackson Neal has moved up from center back in the last two games to play as a center defensive midfielder, and made his impact known at the beginning of the game. Neal crossed the ball from the left side to Captain Matt Cole who slid at the far post to finish off his second goal of the season. Later in the first half, Freshman Dan Mattar found his class mate Zach Aliyev on a pass right outside the penalty box. Aliyev cut from the left side toward the middle and curled in a gorgeous right-footed shot into the corner for his first career goal.
In the second half, Freshman Kelyn Howell had a rip from 30 yards outs with his left foot that banged off the crossbar. Middler Matt Coscarella would make it 3-0 off of a corner kick from the right side. Senior Wes Turner drove a low cross to Junior Jason McLarney at the top of the box. McLarney sent the ball into the middle of the box where Coscarella took a touch and calmly slotted the ball into the left side of the net. McLarney would assist again minutes later from the right side when he found Junior Damian Kozak a few yards out from the goal to push it into the net with his thigh. Kozak leads the team with three goals and McLarney leads the team in assists with four on the season.
Captains Dan Yacar and Sean McIntyre steadied the defense with Middler Stone Barcomb and McLarney for their third shutout of the season. Freshman Martin Kelly played most of the game in net again before class mate Juan Rodriguez-Calvet relieved him in the second half. Both goalkeepers looked comfortable and didn’t allow Stonehill any chance of getting on the score sheet.
Northeastern travels to Pennsylvania State University this weekend where they will face PSU (3-0) and Indiana University of Pennsylvania (0-4) on Sunday. These will be the first non-divisional matches, but still count toward Regional and National Power Rankings. NU faced PSU twice last season, winning 3-1 in the first game. They met again at Regionals and PSU won 1-0 after the Huskies received two red cards.
On September 29th, 40 athletes from the Club Running team competed at the Harvard XC Invitational. Sophomore Rylie Ellam placed 9th overall to lead the women’s team to a 4th place finish in the 6k race. On the men’s side, Luke Janik covered the 8k course in a time of 27:09 for a first place overall finish. Peter Teixeira (3rd, 27:54), Vincent Castronuovo (6th, 28:23) and Brendan Hehir (7th, 28:26) all placed in the top 10 to help the huskies take home their second consecutive win of the season.
Northeastern (3-1) defeated Providence College (2-2-2) yesterday by a score of 3-2. It was only Providence’s second loss of the year. The game ran simultaneously with the Berklee Jazz Festival on Columbus Ave, which created an interesting environment for the game at Carter Field.
Despite the smooth jazz blasting in the background, NU was still able to get off to a quick start with a goal in the fourth minute. Junior Jason McLarney blew by a defender on the right side to get into the penalty box. He slid the ball across and found Junior Damian Kozak who tapped in his second goal of the season. At the end of the first half, an errant pass from Middler Stone Barcomb sent a Providence forward in for an easy finish to equal the scoreline.
After a less than impressive first half, the Huskies came out with some more intensity in the second frame. A few minutes into the half, Freshman Dan Ryvkincurled in a cross from the right side with his deadly left foot. Ryvkin’s cross found Captain Sean McIntyre who headed the ball into the bottom left corner for his first goal of the season and fifth of his career. Five minutes after that, McLarney sent another cross in from the right side which took a small deflection in the middle of the box. Middler Alex Escude was quick to react and slammed home his first goal of the season to put Northeastern confidently in front 3-1.
Providence would grab one back with two minutes to go in the game, but it was not enough to overcome the deficit. Freshman Martin Kelly made his debut as goalkeeper and played the whole game for his first career victory. Kelly was extremely reliable in between the posts, with both goals coming from mistakes by the defense.
Mrs. Hurst @ Dartmouth
This weekend the women’s team travelled to Dartmouth for the Mrs. Hurst Bowl. The event was the qualifying event for the Women’s Showcase, and although the Huskies had already qualified via their ranking from last year, the team got great practice sailing against some of the teams they will be competing against next weekend during the Women’s Showcase at Navy. A fall chill was in the air the whole weekend, and the cold condition made for an especially tough regatta for sailors Carolyn Corbet (’21), Kelley Phippen (’22), Victoria Pajak (’22), Morgan TerMaat (’23), and Coleen Ross (’20). On Saturday, there was a good amount of breeze ranging from about 16-20 knots all day, which allowed for 10 races in each division. Unfortunately the wind was not so favorable on Sunday, so after a lot of waiting around for breeze to fill, each division only got off 1 race at the very end of the day. Overall, the Huskies scored a 13th place finish out of 16.
Norm Reid @ Boston College
At the Norman Reid regatta at BC, the co-ed team needed to put in a good showing to qualify for the Co-ed Showcase. Chris Colbeth (’20) and Sandra Nygren (’20) sailed in A fleet, while Santiago Hirschmann (’23) and Romain Astié (’21) sailed in B fleet as the Huskies fought for one of the last 3 qualifying spots. Saturday brought high winds and waves, and good finishes in both divisions, including two first place finishes from Hirschmann and Astié, left the team sitting pretty in 7th overall. On Sunday, the Huskies managed to wrap up qualifying early with some mid-fleet finishes in light and very shifty conditions, and come home with an overall 10th place and a ticket to the semifinals at either MIT or Harvard.
North U Match Race Clinic @ Sail Newport
In addition to the Showcase qualifiers, the Huskies also sent a team to Dave Perry’s College Match Racing Clinic at Sail Newport in preparation for the NEISA Match Race Championship. The team of Kyle Riggs (’21), Caleb Niles (’22), Erin Coyne (’20) and Will Crane (’21), learned a wealth of information on land and on the water. Throughout the clinic they match raced top teams in J/22s and participated in drills run by Dave Perry himself. After this experience the Huskies are prepared to tackle Match Race New England’s and more!
Northeastern (2-1) walked away with a win and a loss from their two games at Brown on Saturday. Their first game against the weaker Brown University “Red” (0-2) team was a convincing 5-0 victory.
The Huskies started the scoring early with a beautiful back heel pass from Senior Wes Turner to Middler Kayan Abdou for his first goal of the season. Shortly after, Freshman Daniel Ryvkin passed the ball to Captain Matt Cole who beat a couple of defenders before slotting it past the goalkeeper from the top of the box with his right foot. To end the first half, Dan Mattar intercepted a pass from the goalkeeper and headed it to Senior Will Slotterback for his fourth career goal and first of the season. The experienced senior shot quickly and despite getting a hand to it, the keeper was not able to keep out the third goal of the game.
In the second half, Freshman Gustavo Dalla Vecchia was subbed on and scored with his first touch of his Northeastern career off a cross from Jared Kahn. A few touches later, Dalla Vecchia crossed it to Middler Joey DeMello for his second career goal and first of the season. Junior Guilherme Pires de Oliveira Dias and Freshman Juan Rodriguez-Calvet kept out the few opportunities presented to them to hold onto the clean sheet. The starting back line of Captain Dan Yacar, Captain Sean McIntyre, Sophomore Jackson Neal, and Junior Jason McLarney played excellent defense and made sure that the keepers had little to worry about.
Brown “White” (2-0), defeated the Huskies in the second game by a score of 1-0. With some tired legs, Northeastern still outplayed the opposition with the majority of the possession. On a miscue from Pires within the first ten minutes, Brown netted a quick goal against the run of play. After scoring, Brown dropped to be very defensive and also fouled Northeastern constantly in the first half to slow down the play.
Abdou and Middler Alex Escude worked relentlessly to try and find an equalizer. Abdou had many close calls as the center forward, and Escude was able to win the ball in the center midfield and distribute to the three forwards. In the end, NU came up empty.
On September 22nd, the Club Running team attended the UConn XC Invitational which served as their first cross-country race of the season. Both the Men’s and Women’s teams had outstanding performances which ended in both teams earning 1st place! For the men’s 8k race, Luke Janik came in 1st out of 116 competitors with a time of 27:05. The Men’s team dominated the field with the top 4 finishers all hailing from NU (Luke Janik, Peter Teixiera, Brendan Hehir and Jonah Spector). Chelsea Wojeski won the Women’s 6k race by an astonishing 62 seconds with a time of 23:43. 38 athletes competed for the Huskies including 13 freshmen, and many of these members ran personal bests on a challenging course.
Hatch Brown Trophy @ MIT
The Hatch Brown Trophy at MIT, one of the oldest events in college sailing, looked to be cancelled due to lack of wind throughout the weekend. With no racing Saturday, sailors arrived on Sunday facing similar conditions. However, at 1:30pm, a light but slowly building easterly filled in just enough to finish three races in each of the three divisions one minute before the 3:00pm cutoff time. The team of Kyle Riggs (’21), Becker Ewing (’21), Kurran Singh (’19), Romain Astié (’21), Carolyn Corbet (’21), and Kelley Phippen (’22) was well within the pack for most of the races, but a nine race regatta leaves very little room for error, and a couple deep finishes condemned the Huskies to a 12th out of 17 finish.
Regis Trophy @ Harvard
This weekend at the Regis Trophy, the Women’s Team competed in some tough, light conditions. The regatta was the debut for 2 of this year’s freshmen. Erin Coyne (’20) and Sandra Nygren (’20) contested A division, while Addie Schoen (’23) and Morgan TerMaat (’23) raced in B division. Although most of the weekend was spent waiting for the breeze to fill in on the Charles, the Race Committee was able to get 3 races off for each division Saturday afternoon and 2 more on Sunday. The light conditions made clear the importance of strong and synchronized kinetics in every maneuver, as well as finding the puffs throughout the short races. The Huskies continued to improve on these things as the weekend went on, and gained a better understanding of what needed to be focused on in coming practices.
Barnett Trophy @ Bowdoin
The Barnett Trophy at Bowdoin College was also a debut regatta for 3 new team members. Caleb Niles (’22), Julia Zaleski (’22), Santiago Hirschmann (’23), and Bridget Maguire (’22) sailed a great regatta in tough conditions. The first day was light (3-6 knots) and foggy, while the second day brought a little more breeze (4-8 knots) and lots of sun. The beautiful venue featured a 10 foot tide that played a huge role in strategy. Both boats did well, posting a couple of good finishes, including a 2nd in A division and two 4ths in B division. Overall they came away with a 12th place finish out of 17.
Northeastern (1-0) began the season with a comfortable 2-0 win over Divisional foe Babson College (0-1) in front of a big crowd. The fans watched on as the Huskies christened the new Carter Field with a victory to begin the 2018 season.
The scoring began midway through the first half on a wild goal from Junior Damian Kozak. Captain Matt Cole blasted a volley from 25 yards out that deflected off a defender and hit the crossbar. Senior Wes Turner was there to slam home the rebound, but his shot also deflected off the post before Kozak finally struck the ball into the net for his first career goal. Minutes later, Sophomore Ryan Clark found the back of the net in his debut. Unfortunately, the well-placed shot was called back due to a controversial offside call. Freshman Daniel Ryvkin would score the next Northeastern goal in the second half with an absolute scorcher from outside the penalty box. After a deflection, the left-footed center midfielder took the shot giving the goalkeeper no chance to save it.
Captain Dan Yacar played exceptionally well from the left back position and his aggressive play led to several chances going forward. Junior Guilherme Pires de Oliveira Dias secured his first clean sheet of the season without too many challenges on his net for the night.
Catch the Huskies playing again this Saturday with a double-header at Brown University against both of their teams.
After a preseason tuneup vs Harvard two weekends ago in which both teams put up a ton of points, the Maddogs traveled to URI Saturday to prove that their defense was up to the task. And that they did! The Dogs shut-out URI and put 69 points on the board for their first win of the Fall. The B-side did their best to match the top Dogs but fell just shy with their offensive output, but as a club continued the shut-out for the day.
A-side: Maddog 69 – 0 URI
B-side: Maddog 44 – 0 URI
The Dogs face-off against a hardened and well coached UMass squad at home this Saturday!
Kickoff 6:00 pm, Saturday at Parsons Field
Our Women’s rugby team thrashed Boston College 67-5 at their home opener this weekend! It’s the first time the Huskies have beaten their cross town rival in 4 years and puts them in first place in their conference. Senior, Isabel Haber, put away 4 tries herself, accounting for 20 of the Huskies overall points! Go Dawgs!
On Friday, September 14th, Northeastern University hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially reopen Carter Playground. There were a number of speakers at this event led by Northeastern president Joseph E. Aoun and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh. Our very own Men’s Club Soccer President, Sean McIntyre, had the chance to speak at this event and profess what the new field means for him and his team. During his speech he recounted a time where the Soccer Club was running laps during practice, and were greeted with high-fives by local kids – a scene representative of the relationship between the university and its city. He is quoted in this News@Northeastern article as saying “I’m extremely excited about these new fields for club sports, because it represents a massive improvement in the quality of our training… Carter leaves us several levels higher than where we used to be.” The turn-out for this event was very impressive, which is a sign of truly how many people are looking forward to using the new Carter Playground.
Harry Anderson Trophy @ Yale
In the Huskies’ first A Level regatta of the season, sailors Kurran Singh (’19), Romain Astié (’21), Chris Colbeth (’20), and Sandra Nygren (’20) raced at Yale against some of the top sailors in the country. First day started off with medium breeze of 8-15 knots that made staying in phase critical to success. The Huskies took some deep finishes as they shook off the cobwebs but each race showed considerable improvement to boat handling and regatta strategy. Day 2 had more breeze with similar results for the team, which gave them the baseline for practice to prepare for the next weekend.
Harman Trophy @ Maine Maritime
The Harman Trophy, competed in Colgate 26s in Castine, Maine was a particularly important regatta, as the top 4 finishing boats would qualify for Match Race New Englands. The Huskies started off with boatspeed troubles on Saturday and after five races they found themselves tied for 6th at the end of the first day. Skipper Kyle Riggs (’21), main trimmer Caleb Niles (’22), jib trimmer Becker Ewing (’21), and bowman Adrian van der Wal (’22) hit their stride on Sunday though, and helped by a 2nd place finish in race 6 the team finished in 3rd place, beating Tufts on a tiebreaker and Rhode Island by 1 point! The Huskies will attend a match racing clinic hosted by Dave Perry in two weeks, followed by Match Race New England’s on the 29th. Go dogs!
Penobscot Bay Open @ Maine Maritime
At the other event in Castine, a young team of Ben Palmer (’22), Jules Mozzer (’21), Carter Brock (’22), and Emerson Campbell (’22) shook off some rust against tough competition in the Penobscot Bay Open. Acquiring fantastic experience in strong, shifty winds and heavy current, the team will look to shore up their adaptability and ability to adjust controls to compensate for constantly changing conditions.
Toni Duetsch @ MIT
Despite challenging conditions at the Toni Deutsch, our first women’s event of the season, the Huskies pulled through with one of the best finishes we’ve had at this regatta in recent history. The boats were able to use their different strengths to their advantage – with light and shifty winds on Saturday, Victoria Pajak (’22) and Coleen Ross (’20) were fast around the course. Carolyn Corbet (’21) and Kelley Phippen (’22) excelled with heavier breeze on Sunday, leading the team to a solid overall score.
Last Tuesday night, the Northeastern University Men’s Rugby Football Club held their first practice on newly renovated Carter Field. Founded in 1984 by Northeastern University student and rugby enthusiast, Bob Hubbard, the first team fielded by the NURFC was comprised of a mere 15 players. These boys used to practice on a small triangle of dirt on Huntington Avenue across from the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, where the Wentworth Institute of Technology athletic complex now stands. In 1985, the team, led by Tony Kalaijakis, lobbied for University recognition as a Club Sport but were denied. Thus, they chose the MadDog as their Mascot as a way to still be connected to the University while maintaining their independence. Since then, the Maddogs have gained University recognition and competed in a number of conferences, most recently the Liberty Conference; a new competitive league of Division 1-A Rugby teams. In 2017, to cap off an incredibly impressive season in which they finished with a record of 8-0 and a national ranking of 41, the Maddogs took home the bowl trophy. This year, the NURFC hopes to continue their success, and Carter Field will be a huge asset in this process.
In June of 2017, construction began on William E. Carter Playground in order to develop a state-of-the-art athletic complex and expanded recreation opportunities for both city residents and Northeastern students. On September 14, 2018 Northeastern will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony with Northeastern President Joseph E. Aoun and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh to officially reopen the park. While not officially reopened, the fields have been open for students and city resident to use as well as for Club Teams to host practice since September 3. Maddog Hall of Fame Chairman, Eric Graham was present for the first NURFC practice on Carter Field and had the following to say about the facility; “To place my feet on that turf, was like a field of dreams!” We hope all Northeastern teams, students, and Boston city residents have this same reaction.
The videos below showcase the Maddogs incredible speed and power while running through different drills utilizing the entire field. Click on each link to open the corresponding video.
With over 70 players and three coaches, lead by Ed Tubridy, the club has come a long way since its founding. You can read more about the Maddogs storied history, and follow their upcoming season, by visiting their Club Website.
The transformation of William E. Carter Playground on Columbus Avenue, is almost complete and will be an incredibly diverse and multifunctional space for both the City of Boston and various Northeastern Intramural and Club Sports Teams to utilize. Northeastern is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh on Sept. 14 to officially mark the park’s reopening.
Beautiful Baseball/Softball fields will alow Club Sports teams to practice on campus instead of driving to another field, saving their time and University resources
Football fields will allow Northeastern Club Sports teams such as Soccer, Rugby, and Lacrosse to host home games on campus and hopefully draw a crowd of fans to cheer them on!
The new Carter Playground will contain a number of other features including Tennis Courts and will be a huge asset to both the Boston and Northeastern Communities. Check out this News@Northeastern article for more information!