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UMass Ultimate team member Ben Sadok in action in a game in spring of 2016. (Courtesy Lori L. Dreyfus)

Yes, UMass has a team ranked No. 1 in the country

ZooDisc, UMass’ Ultimate team, brings a 14-game winning streak into this weekend’s national championships.

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GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Lasell senior midfielder Bridget Munnelly was tabbed the GNAC Defensive Player of the Year for women’s lacrosse.

29wecatch- Tufts women's tennis coach Kate (Roiter) Bayard. (Alonso Nichols/Tufts University)

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Kate (Roiter) Bayard on point as women’s tennis coach at Tufts

A former captain at Weston High and Harvard, she has guided the Jumbos to 10 NCAA tournament appearances.

29wecollege- UConn shortstop Lexi Gifford of Natick. (UConn)

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Natick’s Lexi Gifford homers in final at-bat at UConn

Senior captain belts two-run blast in AAC tournament to cap tremendous 52-game senior season for Huskies.

29nonoteworthy- Tufts baseball player Harry Brown of Danvers. (Tufts)

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Tufts junior outfielder Harry Brown led the NESCAC in runs scored, finished second in on-base percentage, and was third in batting average.

29nocatch- Haverhill High grad Omar Pena (far left photo in dugout) working the bench for the Caltech baseball team. (Caltech athletics)

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Omar Pena still on the diamond, as a coach in LA

After eight years of minor league ball, the former Haverhill High and Northeastern standout takes a positive approach in coaching youngsters.

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An All-American handoff for Duxbury High grad

Emily Doyle is finishing off a stellar track career at Colby College with NCAA D3 Championships.

29socatch- Former Bowdoin College softball player Molly Nestor. (Bowdoin College)

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NDA grad Molly Nestor is passionate about her new field: nursing

Former two-sport standout from Duxbury headed to Seattle for a nurse practitioner position at a cancer center.

29sonoteworthy- ***warning: image lo res, do not use for more than 2.25 columns *** Brett Dooley (The Gunner School baseball). (Gunnery School)

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GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Skidmore junior midfielder Rachel Talanian was the Liberty League’s Defensive Performer of the Year for women’s lacrosse.

FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2013, file photo, Baylor head coach Art Briles, center, watches during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Iowa State in Waco, Texas. Baylor University's board of regents says it will fire Briles and re-assign university President Kenneth Starr in response to questions about its handling of sexual assault complaints against players. The university said in a statement Thursday, May 26, 2016, that it had suspended Briles

Baylor fires football coach Art Briles, demotes school president

The actions follow an investigation of the school’s handling of sexual assault complaints against players.

Troy Flutie, who played in eight games at quarterback last season as a redshirt freshman and was converted to wide receiver this spring, was suspended indefinitely by coach Steve Addazio.

BC football player Troy Flutie charged with DUI

Flutie has been suspended from the team pending further investigation.

22nonoteworthy- Suffolk University baseball player Drew Carter. (Suffolk)

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Malden Catholic grad Anthony Matarazzo is 10-0 with a 1.49 ERA in 12 starts for the Franklin Pierce baseball team.

22socollege- Bridgewater State lacrosse player Lauren Geary. (Bridgewater State)

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Geary in control in final season for Bridgewater State women’s lacrosse

Hull High graduate nets team-high 58 goals, sets NCAA Division 3 record for draw controls.

22wecollege- Harvard's Morgan Cheek. (Harvard Athletic Communications)

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Wellesley’s Morgan Cheek creating his own legacy at Harvard

A third-generation athlete for Crimson, sophomore attack racked up 60 points for men’s lacrosse team.

22nocatch- ***warning: image lo res, do not use for more than 2.25 columns *** Heitmann family. (handout)

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At Swampscott High, Heitmann took flight with tennis

A captain for Big Blue and later at UMaine, he now resides in Kentucky and is a pilot for UPS.

22nocollege- Tufts University lacrosse player Jake Gillespie. (Tufts University)

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Gillespie has taken the offensive for Tufts men’s lacrosse

Senior midfielder from Topsfield has delivered a breakthrough season for two-time defending Division 3 champs.

22wecatch- Former Northeastern hockey player Dave O'Brien. (Northeastern Athletics)

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A JV walk-on to Beanpot hero at Northeastern

An attorney now residing in Westwood coaching his sons in youth hockey, Brookline High grad Dave O’Brien recalls his rise at NU

Chestnut Hill MA 5/13/16 Boston College's Flynn Recreational Complex on Friday May 13, 2016. (Photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: BC pics reporter: Bob Hohler

BC’s plan will harm smaller sports, supporters say

A $200 million construction project reduces resources for the swimming and diving, tennis, and fencing teams.

Former New England Patriots wide receiver Troy Brown looks out over the stadium as Patriots owner Robert Kraft pats Brown on the shoulder during his halftime Patriots Hall of Fame induction ceremony during the team's NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Foxborough, Mass., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012. The Cardinals defeated the Patriots 20-18 in the Patriots first regular season home loss since 2001. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

Troy Brown joins South Carolina’s sports hall of fame

The former Patriot and three-time Super Bowl champion was one of eight people enshrined in the hall.

A two-year extension means that UConn has football coach Bob Diaco signed through 2020.

UConn football coach agrees to 2-year extension

The deal will keep Bob Diaco in Storrs through the 2020 season, the school said Monday.

15wecollege- Holy Cross pitcher Brendan King of Brookline. (Mark Saliger)

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A striking rise for Rivers School grad at Holy Cross

Junior righthander Brendan King of Brookline headlines Crusader rotation entering Patriot League tourney.

15nonoteworthy- UMass Amherst lacrosse player Kate Farnham. (Thomas Kendall)

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GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

UMass senior Kate Farnham of Andover was named the Atlantic 10’s Defensive Player of the Year for women’s lacrosse.

Warriors guard Stephen Curry (center) has had plenty of reason to smile this season — and that was before his being named as repeat winner of the NBA MVP.

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Stephen Curry to repeat as NBA MVP

The Warriors guard led the league in scoring with 30.1 points per game and shattered his own record for 3-pointers by making 402.

FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2013, file photo, Paterno family attorney Wick Sollers, left, talks with Scott Paterno as they enter the Centre County Courthouse, in Bellefonte, Pa. Joe Paterno's son said Friday, May 6, 2016, that an allegation made by insurers that a boy told the longtime Penn State University football coach in 1976 that he had been molested by former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky is

When did Joe Paterno know of Jerry Sandusky’s abuse?

New claims that a boy told Paterno of abuse in 1976 renew a fiery debate about the late Penn State football coach.

08nocollege- WPI softball player Jacquelyne DiTroia, formerly of Andover and the Middlesex School. (WPI)

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WPI softball following the lead of Brooks School grad

A bio engineering major, senior Jacquelyne DiTroia is a fixture at second base for the 34-6 Engineers. And she can play the violin too.

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GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Westfield State senior Naloti Palma of Westborough won the discus and the shot put titles at the MASCAC meet for the fourth straight year.

08sonoteworthy- Joe Colton. (UMass-Amherst)

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GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Norwood’s Joe Colton was one of three UMass seniors named to the National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society.

08socollege- Washington University outfielder Janet Taylor. (Washington University)

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Hanover’s Janet Taylor a big hit on WashU diamond

Making all 44 starts in center field, junior swinging at a .425 clip for 24th-ranked Bears.

08wecollege- University of Southern New Hampshire baseball player Derek Bauer of Millis. (Southern New Hampshire)

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Millis High grad is all business at the plate for Southern New Hampshire

Junior first baseman Derek Bauer has set the program record for RBIs in a single season for the 41-5 Penmen.

Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky arrives at the Centre County Courthouse for arguments on his request for an evidentiary hearing in Bellefonte, Pa., Monday, May 2, 2016. (Nabil K. Mark/Centre Daily Times via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; MAGS OUT

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Joe Paterno allegedly told of molestation in 1976

A judge says insurers in litigation with Penn State claim a boy told Paterno that he had been molested by an assistant coach.

08nonoteworthy- Brian Amaral. (Fitchburg State)

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GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

Tewksbury’s Sheri Liggiero earned NECC Player of the Year honors after hitting .538 for the Newbury College women’s softball.

Miami running back Mark Walton, making a catch against Pittsburgh linebacker Mike Caprara, is also under investigation for impersonating a law enforcement officer.

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University of Miami RB suspended after DUI arrest

Mark Walton was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license.

Harvard tight end Ben Braunecker signed a free agent deal with the Chicago Bears.

Four Harvard football players land with NFL teams

Three versatile offensive linemen and a tight end made the pro jump, one in the draft and three on free agent deals.

Harvard’s Cole Toner, UMass’s Tajae Sharpe taken in fifth round of NFL Draft

Toner was picked by the Cardinals, and Sharpe was selected by the Titans.

01sonoteworthy- Merrimack softball player Emily Kurkul of Bridgewater. (Merrimack)

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GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Bridgewater’s Emily Kurkul earned Northeast-10 Player of the Week honors after hitting .538 for the Merrimack softball team.

01socatch- Marisa Hourihan. (Northeastern University)

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Marisa Hourihan constructed quite a career in goal at Hanover High and Northeastern

Record-setting netminder still driven to succeed as a labor foreman for Boston-based J. Derenzo Co.

01nonoteworthy- Bates College athlete Tyler Harrington. (Bates College)

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North Reading’s Chris Harrow was named the New England Collegiate Conference’s Player of the Year for men’s tennis.

01nocatch- Lou DiStasi. (Family handout)

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Chelmsford’s Lou DiStasi back in the game, as a competitor

Former Colby College two-sport standout recently completed his first Boston Marathon and tackles Spartan races.

01nocollege- Salem State baseball player Richard Fecteau. (Salem State)

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Richard Fecteau, Salem State’s hit machine

The four-year starting infielder from Newbury debuted at .357 as a freshman; and his average has only gone up as a Viking.

01wenoteworthy- ***WARNING: LO RES, do not use for more than 1.75 columns *** Brandeis baseball player Benjamin Bavly of Newton. (Brandeis)

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Ashland High grad Jackie Connors registered a school-record eight assists for the Worcester State women’s lacrosse team in a 21-10 win.

01wecatch- former Hopkinton High baseball player Tyler Call, his wife Nora, their son Connor, and Yorkshire Terriers, Lily and Tiny Tim. (Family handout)

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Hopkinton High grad made the right call with Southern Connecticut baseball

Hitting out of the leadoff spot, Tyler Call led Owls to Division 2 World Series in 2005

Doug Flutie and Karina Smirnoff.

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Fans unhappy after Doug Flutie eliminated from ‘Dancing With the Stars’

Flutie and Karina Smirnoff were sent home at the end of the Week 6 show.

Northeastern assistant Dave McLaughlin named Dartmouth men’s basketball coach

Big Green tab BC High grad and former Stonehill head coach to revive its Ivy program.

UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma left a plane Saturday after feeling ill.

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UConn coach Geno Auriemma is hospitalized

Auriemma, 62, was taken to a hospital for observation with an undisclosed illness.

24wecatch- Former Red Sox pitchers Jeff Plympton (left) and Ken Ryan (right) at Fenway Park.

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Plainville native Jeff Plympton is still making his pitch

Former King Philip, UMaine, and Red Sox hurler is teaching kids how to play the game the right way.

24wecollege- Tufts University pitcher Erica County. (Tufts University)

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County now No. 1 in the circle for Tufts women’s softball

Arlington High grad has earned position as the ace for three-time defending NCAA Division 3 champions.

24socollege- Northeastern baseball player Jake Farrell of Westwood. (Northeastern)

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Xaverian grad a good fit in Northeastern lineup as a freshman

Westwood’s Jake Farrell delivered an RBI single in first at bat as a collegian for the Huskies.

24socatch- Lisa Nolan Fennessy. (Family handout)

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Volleyball prowess at Brockton High set her up for success

A Boxer Hall of Famer, Lisa (Nolan) Fennessy went on to a stellar career on the court at Northeastern

24nonoteworthy- David Bedoya. (handout)

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Somerville’s David Bedoya placed 68th overall in the 120th running of the Boston Marathon with a time of 2:34.55.

Mr. Washington of Syracuse University, driving around Dana Barros of Boston College during the Big East tournament at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

Dwayne ‘Pearl’ Washington, 52, college hoop legend

Mr. Washington’s signature move was the crossover dribble — the ‘‘shake-and-bake’’ — that froze defenders.