Brandeis Athletics Top Stories

February 5, 2016
Jackson leads women's basketball to sweep of Case, 64-53
The Judges outscored the Spartans, 20-10, in the third and earned their first UAA road win of the season thanks to 16 points, 8 eight boards and 6 blocked shots by Maria Jackson.

February 5, 2016
Men's hoops drops another close affair with Case, 74-72
The Spartans hit two free throws with 5.1 seconds left to escape with the win. John Powell had a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds, his second of the season.

January 30, 2016
Track shines at BU and Tufts
Emily Bryson turned in the sixth-ranked time in Division III in the 3,000-meter run to highlight the weekend.

January 31, 2016
Cooper's big day pushes men's basketball past CMU, 81-67
Jordan Cooper went off for 35 points, the most by a Judge since 2010, as Brandeis missed just five shots in the second half (17-22, 77.3%)

January 31, 2016
Women's Basketball Falls to Carnegie Mellon, 66-60
Despite 16 points from Heather Cain and a few clutch trifectas by Frankie Pinto, the Judges dropped a close UAA contest at Red Auerbach Arena.

January 30, 2016
Women's fencing goes 4-1 at Eric Sollee Invitational
During a break in the action, the Judges honored their 14 seniors competing in their final regular-season home meet.

January 30, 2016
Swimmers split with Clark on Senior Day
The Judges honored their four seniors - David Lazarovich, Fay Laborio, Theresa Gaffney and Fallon Bushee before the meet. At the end of the day, the men defeated the Cougars, while the women lost a close one.

January 29, 2016
Women's basketball rallies past Case, 63-60, in overtime
The Judges erased a 23-point deficit in regulation and got the game-winning points when Heather Cain was fouled on a lay-up with 12.7 seconds in OT.

January 29, 2016
Judges put five in double figures, but Case prevails, 84-80
John Powell had 16 points, eight rebounds and four steals to lead Brandeis, but a late foul call kept Brandeis from a potential game-tying three-point play.

January 27, 2016
Paint Bar to sponsor Alumni Family Day
Brandeis Athletics is thrilled to announce that Watertown Savings Bank has signed on as a new corporate partner and will play a significant role in sponsoring the Judges through the 2016-2017 athletic season.

January 26, 2016
Women's fencing defeats Wellesley, 19-8
The Judges won all three weapons, including an 8-1 sabre win. Sophomore Laura Broffman and junior Nina Sayles went 3-0 for the Judges.

January 26, 2016
Friedman named All-American
After leading Brandeis Women's Soccer to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Division III tournament and a school-record for goals-against average, Michaela Friedman became the Judges' sixth All-American and first named by

January 24, 2016
Chicago shoots lights out in 4th quarter to pull away from women's basketball, 73-59
Despite 18 points and nine rebounds from Paris Hodges, the Judges couldn't overcome a 12-for-14 shooting performance from the home team.

January 24, 2016
#12 Chicago pulls away from men's basketball, 65-50
Jordan Cooper had 11 points - nine in the first half - and seven rebounds, while Robinson Vilmont had eight points and three assists, but it wasn't enough to stop two big runs for the Maroons.

January 23, 2016
Fencing wins Northeast Fencing Conference women's and combined titles
The women posted an 11-1 record and tied for the NFC crown with BC, while the men went 9-1 to finish second to Brown. The combined 20-2 mark gives the Judges their first combined NFC title since 2009, while it was the women's first since 2010.

January 22, 2016
Women's swimming and diving wins third straight with rout of Bridgwater State
The Judges did not lose an event in a 159-52 win over the Bears. Senior Fallon Bushee was one of four double winners, in the 200 IM and 100 breaststroke.

January 22, 2016
Men's swimming and diving tops Bridgewater State for first win of season
Six different athletes won events - including a 0.10 margin of victory for sophomore Sam Zucker in 3-meter diving - as the Judges defeated the Bears, 130-82.

January 22, 2016
Men's basketball picks up tough UAA road win at WashU, 69-66
Jordan Cooper (23 points) and Robinson Vilmont (20 points) scored 30 of the team's 38 second-half points as they won in St. Louis for the first time since 2013.

January 22, 2016
Women's basketball pushes #8 WashU before falling, 65-59
Sydney Sodine had 16 points and a career-high five assists as the Judges led the Bears early in the fourth quarter, but they couldn't quite complete the upset.

January 20, 2016
Lanahan, Ocel add All-America honors
Conor Lanahan and Josh Ocel duplicate their NSCAA honors with first- and second-team honors, respectively, from

January 17, 2016
Late run powers women's basketball to UAA win over Emory, 59-56
Frankie Pinto scored eight unanswered points late in the fourth quarter to hand the Judges their first conference victory.

January 16, 2016
Women's swimming and diving wins second-straight meet, 181-94, over Trinity
The Judges took 11 of 16 events, including three more wins for rookie Kylie Herman.

January 17, 2016
Men's basketball earns first UAA win of season, downing Emory 76-68 in overtime
The Judges outscored the Eagles, 15-7, in the extra session by hitting 13-of-15 free throws. Jordan Cooper led Brandeis with 24 points.

January 16, 2016
Men's swimming picks up rare tie against Trinity
The Judges won the final event, the 200 free relay to earn a 144-144 tie with the Bantams. Cameron Braz had two wins, a second place finish and anchored the 200 free relay for Brandeis.

January 16, 2016
Franklin, Stender lead men at home opener
The Brandeis men and women won nine individual events at the Reggie Poyau Memorial, with Ryan Stender turning a top performance in the mile run and Mark Franklin setting a PR in the high jump.

January 16, 2016
Track shines at home in Poyau Memorial Invitational
The Brandeis women won and men finished second as the Judges won nine events and had several top NCAA performances, including Maddie Dolins in the 3,000-meter run.

January 15, 2016
Women's basketball falls to #10/12 Rochester, 63-40, in UAA home opener
The Judges got nine points from Sydney Sodine and six points and eight rebounds from Kyla Gabriel, but they were unable to get on track offensively.

January 15, 2016
Frigid second half dooms men's basketball vs. Rochester, 77-53
After both team shot better than 50 percent in the first half, the Judges made just 15.4% in the second en route their second UAA loss. Robinson Vilmont had nine points.

January 13, 2016
Watertown Savings Bank teams up with Brandeis Athletics
Brandeis Athletics is thrilled to announce that Watertown Savings Bank has signed on as a new corporate partner and will play a significant role in sponsoring the Judges through the 2016-2017 athletic season.

January 12, 2016
Women's swimming and diving gets past Merrimack, 126-84
Kylie Herman had three individual wins as the Judges won their second meet of the season.

January 12, 2016
Ogundiran, Stender, Berger named UAA Track Athletes of the Week, Jan. 11
The Judges were honored for their performances at the University of Southern Maine over the weekend.

January 9, 2016
Track opens second semester at USM Invitational
The Judges got three wins in the non-scoring event, including the second in as many races for rookie Doyin Ogundiran, who took the 600-meter dash in 1:47.60.

January 10, 2016
Murphy wins twice despite BUSDT losses at Colby
Joanna Murphy took both distance freestyle events with similar three-and-a-half second margins of victory in the team's first meet following their inter-session trip to Puerto Rico

January 9, 2016
Men's hoops suffers heartbreaker at #14 NYU, 69-67
The Judges led by as many seven points in the second half, but the Violets closed the game on a 12-3 run to take the victory. Jordan Cooper led five players in double figures with 13 points, including the last seven of the first half.

January 9, 2016
Slow start costs women's basketball in 57-46 loss at #4/5 NYU
The Judges fell behind, 12-2, and couldn't recover despite playing even with their rivals in the 2nd and 3rd periods. Frankie Pinto scored eight of her team-high 11 in the first half.

January 5, 2016
Women's basketball wins final non-conference contest 48-44 over UMass Boston
Maria Jackson had 13 points and a game-high 15 rebounds, and the Judges held the Beacons scoreless for the final 7:35. Brandeis is 7-4 headed into UAA play next weekend.

January 3, 2016
Late 3s provide split for men's basketball at Springfield Naismith Classic
The Judges fell to Bates, 62-59, in the semfinals, but Jordan Cooper connected with 0.9 seconds left in the consolation game to pick up a 72-69 win over host Springfield.

January 2, 2016
Women's basketball powers past Endicott in overtime, 71-59
The Judges' bench outscored the Gulls, 71-59, including six points in OT by Kyla Gabriel. Rookies Sarah Jaromin and Joelle MarkAnthony, in their second games of the season, scored 11 of the team's 15 fourth-quarter points.

December 31, 2015
Bench helps get women past Husson, 60-52
Frankie Pinto and Heather Cain scored 22 points off the bench for the Judges, hitting 7-of-14 from the field and 5-for-9 from downtown as the Judges improved to 6-0 against the Eagles on New Year's Eve Day.

January 4, 2016
Women's soccer adds more 2015 accolades
The Judges put three on the NEWISA All-New England team and one NSCAA Scholar All-Region.