Indirect Kick: Who will thrive and falter at Euro 2016?

Indirect Kick: Who will thrive and falter at Euro 2016?

With the UEFA European Championship rapidly approaching, the excitement across Europe and the world is palpable. The top teams from the top confederation in international soccer will be coming together for a tournament. There is just nothing like it. But with so many top teams poised to take home the trophy, there is an ever-present wonder as to which countries […]

By Dan Shulman· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
"JFK" has emerged as a dependable first-line center for head coach David Quinn. PHOTO BY MADDIE MALHOTRA/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

O’Regan, McAvoy earn Hockey East awards

Senior assistant captain Danny O’Regan and senior captain Matt Grzelcyk of the Boston University men’s hockey team earned Hockey East First Team All-Star honors at the Hockey East annual awards banquet Thursday. So far in the 2015-16 season, O’Regan, the team’s leading scorer, has posted 43 points in 38 games, including 28 in 22 conference appearances. O’Regan was previously named […]

By Sarah Kirkpatrick· · 0 comments · Ice Hockey, Sports
Ryan Hilburn has returned to the lineup in recent weeks for Polley's side. PHOTO BY ELLEN CLOUSE/DAILY FREE PRESS

Men’s lacrosse heads to Bucknell in search of program record for wins

The No. 16 Boston University men’s lacrosse team has every reason to be distracted, but its focus this week was singular, as a road contest against Bucknell University awaits Saturday afternoon. For starters, junior faceoff specialist Sam Talkow was named to the Tewaaraton Watch List, which honors the best players in college lacrosse. There’s also the weekly conference awards that […]

By Jonathan Sigal· · 0 comments · Lacrosse, Sports
Brittany Younan has led BU this season on and off the field. PHOTO BY SOFIA FARENTINOS/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Softball looks ahead to Maryland Invitational

Riding a five-game win streak, the Boston University softball team will look to remain hot as it heads to the University of Maryland, College Park Saturday for a four-game tournament. BU (9-11) will have a doubleheader on both days of the tournament, as it’ll take on Binghamton University and the University of Maryland on Saturday. Contests against Ball State University […]

By Tyler Oringer· · 0 comments · Softball, Sports
The Blue Line: NHL’s top rookie

The Blue Line: NHL’s top rookie

The Washington Capitals clinched a playoff berth Tuesday night, which confirmed two things. First, this Washington team has played unbelievable hockey all season long. Second, and more importantly, the regular season is coming to a close. As the season winds down, the discussion of award winners ramps up. So far this year, some players have established themselves as obvious choices […]

By Mike Benedykciuk· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports

Women’s lacrosse hosts Bucknell in Patriot League encounter

After a stretch of five consecutive road contests, the Boston University women’s lacrosse team will return to Nickerson Field on Saturday to take on Patriot League foe Bucknell University. Playing at home for the first time since their season-opening 18-9 loss at the hands of No. 16 Boston College Feb. 12, the Terriers (2-4, 1-0 Patriot League) are gunning for […]

By Edward Moran· · 0 comments · Lacrosse, Sports
John Papale led the way, banking in a team-leading 22 points. PHOTO BY ALEXANDRA WIMLEY/DFP FILE PHOTO

Men’s basketball relies on aggression in CIT win over Fordham

In a close game that could have gone either way, it was the Boston University men’s basketball team that came out victorious, holding on for a 69-66 win at Fordham University in the first round of the Tournament. In their second CIT appearance since 2013, the Terriers (19-14, 11-7 Patriot League) overcame a tenacious defensive effort from the Rams […]

By Nick Frazier· · 1 comment · Basketball, Sports
Going For Two: March Madness and Cinderella runs

Going For Two: March Madness and Cinderella runs

Ah, March, a wonderful month. Spring is knocking on the door, St. Patrick’s Day looms like a giant pot of gold in the middle of the month and college basketball will grace us with the greatest tournament in all of sports: March Madness. Every year, 68 teams are granted access to the NCAA’s premier basketball tournament and always seem to […]

By David Souza· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
Ashley Waters' team won its first home game of the year, largely thanks to Heinen's contributions. PHOTO BY SOFIA FARENTINOS/DAILY FREE PRESS CONTRIBUTOR

Alex Heinen thrives in softball’s home opener vs. Providence

Seeing pitch after pitch and hitting foul ball after foul ball, Boston University first baseman Alex Heinen was locked in a third-inning battle with Providence College pitcher Christina Ramirez. By about the third foul ball in a row, Heinen, at the plate with the bases loaded and two outs, didn’t stray away from her normal strategy. Instead, the freshman looked […]

By Andrew Battifarano· · 0 comments · Softball, Sports
Lauren Hynes was strong on the mound, giving BU's offense a chance to get hot. PHOTO BY SOFIA FARENTINOS/DAILY FREE PRESS CONTRIBUTOR

Softball surges past Providence College in home opener

A bases-clearing double from freshman first baseman Alex Heinen was the difference in Wednesday’s game, as the Boston University softball team was able to fend off Providence College in a 10-2 game that lasted five innings due to mercy rule. Coming into Wednesday’s game against the Friars (10-11), the Terriers (9-11) were looking to continue the success they had over […]

By Joe Calabrese· · 0 comments · Softball, Sports