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D3 Hoops: 10 Games To Watch (Feb. 16th)

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By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports 

Happy Friday, everyone!

Welcome to our FINAL 10 Games to Watch for the 2018-19 season – crazy how fast the time goes! Let’s go out in style with some great picks before we dive into conference tournament coverage.

Last week, we picked seven of ten games correctly to bump our overall record to 59-31. 


Lesley University at New England College (MBB) | Saturday, February 16th at 1 p.m.: The Pilgrims established a new program-record for consecutive wins (10) one week ago with a 112-97 victory over Becker College. Look for their winning streak to continue on Saturday before they head into the NECC Tournament as the team to beat. PREDICTION: New England College 

Wheaton College at Clark University (MBB) | Saturday, February 16th at 1 p.m.: Look for the Cougars to deliver coach Paul Phillips his final win before he heads into retirement. PREDICTION: Clark University 

Maine Maritime at Thomas College (MBB) | Saturday, February 16th at 1 p.m.: The Terriers beat Maine Maritime at home one week ago before capping their 2018-19 slate with a 90-76 win over UMaine-Farmington. Look for Thomas to find a way past the Mariners and advance to the NAC semifinals next Friday. PREDICTION: Thomas College 

MIT at Coast Guard Academy (WBB) | Saturday, February 16th at 1 p.m.: This a must-win for the Bears, who hope to clinch a spot in next week’s NEWMAC Tournament. MIT rebounded from a tough loss to Smith with a big win on Wednesday over Wheaton. A win for the Engineers would provide them with some additional momentum heading into the postseason. PREDICTION: MIT 

UMass Boston at Rhode Island College (WBB) | Saturday, February 16th at 1 p.m.: The Beacons suffered a heartbreaker the other evening with a one-point loss to UMass Dartmouth (60-59). Look for the Blue and White to bounce back on Saturday with an end of season victory before heading into the LEC Tournament. PREDICTION: UMass Boston 

Wheaton College at Smith College (WBB) | Saturday, February 16th at 2 p.m.: A win for the Pioneers would provide coach Lynn Hersey with her 200th win at Smith. Additionally, a victory would keep the Pioneers’ momentum going into the NEWMAC Tournament. PREDICTION: Smith College 

UMaine-Farmington at Northern Vermont University-Lyndon (WBB) | February 16th at 2 p.m.: This is an enticing opening round NAC Tournament tilt between two teams that both beat each other earlier this winter. NVY-Lyndon may have some momentum heading into this win or go home clash, thanks to a pair of recent victories over SUNY Canton and Northern Vermont-Johnson. PREDICTION: Northern Vermont Univ.-Lyndon 

Babson at WPI (WBB) | Saturday, February 16th at 3 p.m.: The Beavers clinched a share of the NEWMAC crown earlier this week with a 62-40 win over Wellesley College. WPI needs to win to keep their postseason hopes alive, so this is a playoff game for the Engineers. PREDICTION: Babson College 

Eastern Connecticut at Keene State (MBB) | Saturday, February 16th at 3 p.m.: The Owls soar into their final contest of the season as one of the hottest teams in New England. Keene State has won nine-straight and needs this win to keep their momentum going into the LEC Tournament next week. PREDICTION: Keene State 


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Noontime Sports New England D3 Men’s Basketball Top 10 (Feb. 11th)

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By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @Noontime_Hoops

Another busy week of New England D3 basketball is in the books with MIT maintaining the top spot, while Amherst College moved-up three positions to check-in second overall. Nichols College, which is currently in a two-way tie for first with Gordon College (seventh this week!) secured the third position.

Middlebury College and Keene State also moved-up, while Colby College returned to the poll following a pair of wins this past weekend over Connecticut College and Wesleyan University.

Finally, a few new additions to our teams on the rise include Emerson CollegeNew England College, and UMass Dartmouth.


Noontime Sports D3 New England Men’s Basketball Poll | Feb. 11th, 2019 

1. MIT

20-3, 10-2 NEWMAC Last Week: No. 1
2. Amherst College 20-3, 7-2 NESCAC Last Week: No. 5 
3. Nichols College 21-2, 13-1 CCC Last Week: No. 3
4. Middlebury College 18-6, 7-3 NESCAC Last Week: No. 6
5. Hamilton College 20-3, 6-3 NESCAC Last Week: No. 2
6. Williams College 19-5, 6-4 NESCAC Last Week: No. 4
7. Gordon College 21-2, 13-1 CCC Last Week: No. 7
8. Keene State  17-7, 12-3 LEC Last Week: No. 9 
9. Colby College 17-7, 5-5 NESCAC Last Week: Not Ranked 
10. Eastern Conn.  18-5, 12-2 LEC Last Week: No. 10

On The Rise: Emerson College, New England College, Suffolk University, UMass Dartmouth, Wesleyan University, and WPI 


Previous Polls: Preseason | Week One | Week Two | Week ThreeWeek Four | Week Five| Week Six | Week Seven |Week Eight|Week Nine|Week 10 


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D3 Hoops: 10 Games To Watch (Feb. 8th-10th)

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By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @Noontime_Hoops 

Happy Friday, everyone! And welcome to a brand new weekend – let’s go!

In honor of the second Friday of the month – well, every Friday throughout the school year – it is time for our weekly edition of 10 Games to Watch in New England D3 Hoops.

Last week, we struggled. We finished 4-6 to bump our overall record to 52-28.

As always, stay connected with our Noontime Sports basketball coverage by following @Noontime_Hoops on Twitter! 


Williams College at Amherst College (WBB) | Friday, February 8th at 7 p.m.: No matter the records, this is one of the best rivalries in the state of Massachusetts. Amherst has a great deal of momentum since falling to Bowdoin College two weeks ago. PREDICTION: Amherst College 

Middlebury College at Hamilton College (WBB) | Friday, February 8th at 7 p.m.: It has been a difficult stretch for the Panthers, who look to return to the win column for the first time since late January. PREDICTION: Middlebury College 

Springfield College at Babson College (WBB) | Saturday, February 9th at 1 p.m.: The Beavers will attempt to earn a season-sweep after going 1-2 in their last three outings. Springfield is also 1-2 in its last three meetings, so this a big one to help determine seeds for the upcoming conference tournament. PREDICTION: Babson College 

Westfield State at Salem State (MBB) | Saturday, February 9th at 1 p.m.: The Vikings may have secured the top spot in the upcoming conference tournament, but this is certainly not a game they can overlook, especially since they needed overtime to beat the Owls last month. PREDICTION: Salem State 

WPI at Emerson College (MBB) | Saturday, February 9th at 1 p.m.: After falling to Coast Guard last week, the Engineers rebounded with an important win earlier this week over Babson College. That win should be enough momentum to carry the Engineers past the Lions, who lost to the Red and White by two points last month. PREDICTION: WPI 

Smith College at MIT (WBB) | Saturday, February 9th at 2 p.m.: This is a BIG one for both teams with the conference tournament on the horizon. Smith hasn’t lost since falling to Middlebury, while MIT has won three of its last five. If the Pioneers connect from beyond the arc, it could be a LONG day for the Engineers. PREDICTION: Smith College 

Emmanuel College at Colby-Sawyer (MBB) | Saturday, February 9th at 3 p.m.: Last week, we picked the Saints to beat the Monks. This week, we expect them to win their Saturday tilt with Colby-Sawyer, but they better be ready to drain a lot of three’s. PREDICTION: Emmanuel College 

Amherst College at Middlebury College (MBB) | Saturday, February 9th at 3 p.m.: The Panthers have some serious momentum heading into a pair of important conference tilts this weekend, including a mid-to-late afternoon clash with the Mammoths. Pending how things go Friday against Hamilton College, look for a solid effort, along with a late bucket to send the Panthers past the Mammoths. PREDICTION: Middlebury College 

Salve Regina at Gordon College (MBB) | Saturday, February 9th at 3 p.m.: The Fighting Scots host the Seahawks on Saturday – the Blue and White only beat Salve Regina by nine points last time, so don’t expect one of the region’s best teams to roll past the Green and Blue. PREDICTION: Gordon College 

Trinity College at Tufts University (WBB) | Sunday, February 10th at 2 p.m.: After falling to Amherst last Friday, the Jumbos rebounded with two important wins over Babson College and Hamilton College. Look the Powder Blue and White to cap its regular season slate with a win over the Bantams. PREDICTION: Tufts University 


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D3 Lacrosse: Players to Watch In Massachusetts In 2019

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Jack Vail will certainly be a player to watch this season at Springfield College. (PHOTO COURTESY: Mark Finerty)

By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @NoontimeLax

Our 2019 NCAA D3 Lacrosse coverage continues with highlighting various men and women’s lacrosse players from Massachusetts. The Bay State becomes the third state we have highlighted this season – we produced posts on student-athletes to watch in California and Colorado yesterday.

The Bay State teams consist of two 10-person squads, a first and second team for both men and women. Both teams are powered by our friends from Zelos Athletics

Stay connected with our Noontime Sports lacrosse coverage this season by following @NoontimeLax on Twitter!


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Endicott College’s Derek Yannone will be a player to watch at the midfield this spring. (PHOTO COURTESY: Endicott College Athletics)

Eastern Mass. Men’s D3 Lacrosse Team

Arend Broekmate (Defense) Tufts University Sammamish, Wash.
Nick Shanks (Midfield) Tufts University Laguna Beach, Calif. 
Danny Murphy (Attack) Tufts University Hauppauge, N.Y. 
Ben Connelly (Attack) Tufts University Winnetka, Ill. 
Grant Garrity (Defense) Endicott College Duxbury, Mass. 
Derek Yannone (M/FO) Endicott College Lynnfield, Mass. 
Jack Sutherland (Attack)  Endicott College Sudbury, Mass. 
Hayden Souza (Midfield) Endicott College West Hartford, Conn.
Luke Gianni (Midfield) MIT Henderson, Nev.

Western Mass. Men’s D3 Lacrosse Team

Evan Wolf (Attack) Amherst College Wynnewood, Pa.
Dylan Finazzo (FO) Amherst College Bohemia, N.Y.
Colin Minicus (Attack) Amherst College Darien, Conn.
Matt Solberg (Midfield) Amherst College East Grand Rapids, Mich.
Jimmy McAfee (Midfield) Amherst College  Perrineville, N.J.
Jack Vail (Attack) Springfield College Franklin, Mass. 
Joe Hawley (Attack) Springfield College Poulsbo, Wash.
Oskar Djusberg (Defense) Western New England  Abington, Mass
Nick Gamba (Midfield) Western New England East Islip, N.Y.

Springfield College at Babson

Lexi Lenaghan will look to lead Babson College to a NEWMAC crown this spring, as well as a trip to the NCAA Tournament. (PHOTO COURTESY: Brian Foley)

Eastern Mass. Women’s D3 Lacrosse Team 

Dakota Adamec (Attack) Tufts University Katonah, N.Y.
Lily Baldwin (Midfield) Tufts University Cincinnati, Ohio
Annie Sullivan (Midfield) Tufts University Barrington, R.I. 
Hedy Veith (Defense) Tufts University Alexandria, Va.
Cecilia McCormick (Attack) MIT  Islip, N.Y. 
Jennifer Lacroix (Midfield) Endicott College Wrentham, Mass. 
Bella Rino (Goalie) Endicott College Northborough, Mass.
Katelyn Dyer (Midfield) Gordon College Plainfield, N.J. 
Lexi Lenaghan (Attack) Babson College Hanover, Mass. 

Western Mass. Women’s D3 Lacrosse Team

Sabrina Solow (Defense) Amherst College Madison, N.J. 
Maia Noyes (Midfield) Amherst College Lexington, Mass.
Claire Dunbar (Attack) Amherst College Timonium, Md.
Andie Stone (Defense) Springfield College Burlington, Conn. 
Amanda Nusbaum (Midfield) Springfield College Conway, N.H.
Breanna Keefe (Goalie) Springfield College Acton, Mass.
Eileen Ruby (Defense) Western New England  New Fairfield, Conn. 
Kristen Breen (Attack) Western New England Ellington, Conn. 
Claire Fitzpatrick (Midfield) Williams College Longmeadow, Mass. 

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Daily Noontime: February 5th, 2019

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Julian Edelman and the New England Patriots will be celebrating a sixth Super Bowl championship on Tuesday in Boston. (PHOTO COURTESY: Sports Illustrated)

By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports 

Happy Tuesday, everyone!

It feels like spring here in Boston, which is AWESOME, but it is also ideal weather for a championship parade, too. The New England Patriots will be boarding Duck Boats shortly to celebrate their sixth Super Bowl championship.

So, before we head out to celebrate with Tom BradyJulian Edelman and everyone else, let’s dish out a brand new Daily Noontime for Tuesday, February 5, 2019.

Have an awesome day, everyone – get outside, too!


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