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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)

NCAA women’s basketball

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)

NCAA Frozen Four

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)

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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.

Duke freshman Zion Williamson averaged 22.6 points and 8.9 rebounds and shot 68 percent to rank second in the nation.

Duke’s Zion Williamson is AP Player of the Year

The likely one-and-done player — and possible top overall NBA draft pick — claimed 59 of 64 votes from AP Top 25 voters.


Ipswich’s Robyn Pirie on target for Colby lacrosse

The sophomore attack from Ipswich has racked up a team-leading 19 goals for the 6-2 Mules.

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)

North Carolina women’s basketball coach faces complaints of racist remarks

The families of several UNC women’s basketball players complained last week of racially insensitive remarks by Sylvia Hatchell, the school’s Hall of Fame coach who was recently put on leave.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 04: Dylan Osetkowski #21 of the Texas Longhorns reacts after making a slam dunk during the second half of the game against the Lipscomb Bisons at Madison Square Garden on April 04, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

Texas 81, Lipscomb 66

Texas tops Lipscomb to win NIT title

Texas fans at Madison Square Garden held up the ‘‘hook em’’ hand gesture as the final seconds ticked off.

Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma , front center, talks to his team during practice at the women's Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Thursday, April 4, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. UConn faces Notre Dame in a national semifinal on Friday. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

NCAA Women’s Final Four

UConn, top-seeded Notre Dame revisit an intense rivalry

No. 2 Huskies seek to avenge a stunning loss in last year’s semifinals to the Fighting Irish, the defending national champions.

Umass Amherst sophomore defenseman Cale Makar (16) celebrates a goal against Princeton sophomore goaltender Ryan Ferland (30) in the first period at the Mullins Center in Amherst, Massachusetts on November 24, 2018. UMass defeated Princeton 3-2 in overtime. Matthew Healey for The Boston Globe

College hockey

UMass’s Cale Makar, Harvard’s Adam Fox named Hobey Baker finalists

Fox and Makar have both been selected from the original group of 10 nominees along with St. Cloud State senior Jimmy Schuldt.

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 31: (L-R) Zion Williamson #1, Cam Reddish #2 and Tre Jones #3 of the Duke Blue Devils react after their teams 68-67 loss to the Michigan State Spartans in the East Regional game of the 2019 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Capital One Arena on March 31, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)


Final Four minus Zion Williamson will be memorable nonetheless

Duke’s star freshman would have been a dream of a viewership draw for CBS.


GlobeLocal: Noteworthy performances

Reading’s Shannon Parks earned her second straight Little East Rookie of the Week honor for the Keene State track program.


Boston College women’s lacrosse team remains perfect

The top-ranked Eagles (13-0) beat No. 4 Notre Dame (10-2) behind three goals apiece from Sam Apuzzo and Cara Urbank.

FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2019, file photo, Boston College's Ky Bowman shoots over Notre Dame's Chris Doherty (15) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, in Boston. Bowman was named to the AP All-ACC team, Tuesday, March 12, 2019.(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

Boston College guard Ky Bowman declares for the NBA draft

Bowman, who averaged 19.2 points per games as a junior, made the announcement on Instagram.


Baylor, Notre Dame advance to Final Four

Baylor cruised to its first Final Four since 2012 with a rout of Iowa, while Notre Dame beat Stanford.

Duke star Zion Williamson in the locker room after his team’s 68-67 loss to Michigan State on Sunday.

How Duke reacted to getting knocked out of the NCAA Tournament

Top-seeded Duke was a team so talented, plenty of folks thought they were capable of anything — including a national championship.

Virginia Tech guard Ty Outlaw, middle, vies for a rebound with Liberty guard Caleb Homesley, left, and Scottie James during the second half of a second-round game in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Sunday, March 24, 2019, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)


Virginia Tech’s Tyler Outlaw charged with marijuana possession

His status for the remainder of the NCAA Tournament is jeopardized.

Michigan State celebrates after defeating Duke on Sunday.


Michigan State upsets Duke to advance to Final Four

Despite a game-high 24 points and 14 rebounds from freshman star Zion Williamson, the Blue Devils couldn’t hold off the Spartans.

Providence's Greg Printz (11) celebrates his goal on Cornell's Austin McGrath (32) with teammate Brandon Duhaime (9) during the first period of the NCAA Division I East Regional final men's hockey game in Providence, R.I., Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)


Providence shuts out Cornell to advance to Frozen Four

Four players scored for the Friars, and goalie Hayden Hawkey had 19 saves in his seventh shutout of the season.

Auburn's Jared Harper (1) drives against Kentucky's Reid Travis (22) during the second half of the Midwest Regional final game in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Auburn 77, Kentucky 71

Auburn downs Kentucky to reach first Final Four

The fifth-seeded Tigers overcame PJ Washington’s 28 points and 13 rebounds, foul trouble and a slow start in eliminating the second-seeded Wildcats.

Duke guard Tre Jones, center, covers his face as he walks off the court with teammates Zion Williamson (1) and Cam Reddish (2) after losing to Michigan State in the NCAA men's East Regional final college basketball game in Washington, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Michigan State 68, Duke 67

Michigan State upsets Duke to advance to Final Four

The Blue Devils lost despite 24 points and 14 rebounds from freshman star Zion Williamson.

Louisville guard Dana Evans tries to strip the ball from Connecticut guard Katie Lou Samuelson during the first half of the NCAA women's Albany Regional final.


UConn women defeat Louisville, reach 12th consecutive Final Four

Katie Lou Samuelson scored 29 points to lead the Huskies.

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 30: Norense Odiase #32 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders dunks the ball against Rui Hachimura #21 of the Gonzaga Bulldogs 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 Harry How/Getty Images)


Texas Tech, Virginia advance to Final Four

The Red Raiders upset Gonzaga in the West Regional, and Virginia barely got past Purdue in the South.