Brandeis Athletics Top Stories

November 25, 2014
Women off to best start in five years with 66-54 win over Emmanuel
At 4-1, the Judges are off to their best start since winning their first five games of the '09-'10 season. Maria Jackson recorded her second career double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds.

November 23, 2014
Dream season comes to close in NCAA quarters, 3-0, at Oneonta State
After surrendering an early goal, the Judges suffered hard luck in the second half, twice hitting the post only to see Oneonta score on the counter-attack.

November 22, 2014
Into the Elite Eight: Judges prevail over Amherst on PKs, 6-5
After 110 minutes of scoreless soccer, the Brandeis men made their final six penalty kick, while Joe Graffy stopped the Lord Jeffs' fourth attempt to help secure the win. The #5 Judges take on #3 Oneonta State tomorrow at 1 p.m. for a berth in the Final Four.

November 22, 2014
Whitaker competes at NCAA Championships
Junior Kelsey Whitaker finished in 210th place at the 2014 NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships with a time of 24:07.6.

November 22, 2014
Men's hoops drops another close contest, 66-60, at RIC
The Judges fell despite Colby Smith's first career double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

November 22, 2014
Women's hoops suffers first loss at hands of #4 Tufts, 74-51
The Judges trailed the Jumbos by just four points at halftime, but the hosts pulled away in the second half. Niki Laskaris led Brandeis with 15 points.

November 21, 2014
Men’s and women’s swimming and diving falls to Bentley in a cross-town matchup
Brian Luk, Max Fabian, and Joanna Murphy each took two events in the loss against Bentley.

November 21, 2014
Men’s and women’s swimming and diving falls to Bentley in a cross-town matchup
Brian Luk, Max Fabian, and Joanna Murphy each took two events in the loss to Bentley.

November 21, 2014
Savonen named third-team CoSIDA Academic All-American
Senior Tyler Savonen added another award to his case today, earning Capital One Academic All-America third-team honors, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

November 19, 2014
Brandeis women rally to defeat Roger Williams, 73-71
Trailing by nine points with 4:30 to go, the Judges closed on a 15-4 run to take the win, with Sydney Sodine hitting the winning put-back with 16 seconds on the clock.

November 19, 2014
Men's hoops drops heartbreaker in season opener, 78-76, to UMass Dartmouth
In a game that featured 12 ties and 18 lead changes, the Judges had a winning shot erased, while the visitors scored with 0.3 seconds left.

November 17, 2014
Fan buses available for Sweet 16 Soccer action!
If you want to follow the Judges to Oneonta, the Department of Athletics can help. Click the headline for details!

November 16, 2014
Staying on the Road to KC: Miskin goal leads men past Bowdoin, 1-0
The Judges scored in the 75th minute to move on to the Sweet 16 for the third year in a row.

November 16, 2014
Women's Basketball Cruises to 2014 Tip-Off Tournament Championship over Salve Regina, 77-39
Behind a career-high 23 points from sophomore guard and All-Tournament team member Frankie Pinto, the Judges routed the Seahawks at Red Auerbach Arena.

November 15, 2014
Men's fencing tied atop standings after first NFC meet
The men were 4-1, while the women were 4-2 and sit in fourth place. Rookies Guillermo Navarez and Liz Feller earned UAA Athlete of the Week honors.

November 15, 2014
Whitaker earns All-New England honors, return trip to nationals
After placing 18th overall, junior Kelsey Whitaker will return to her second national cross country meet and third overall. Brandeis was 13th as a team.

October 17, 2014
You Can Play: Brandeis University
The Judges of Brandeis University join the You Can Play Project in promoting diversity and acceptance of all, including LGBTQ athletes, coaches, staff and fans. There is no place for discrimination with the Judges. If you can play, you can play.

November 4, 2014
Homecoming 2014 Wrapup
Read all about the successes of Homecoming 2014!

October 30, 2014
Jordan Zides '15: Miracle on the Sidelines
On July 25, 2011, Jordan Zides of the men's soccer team was in a car accident that left him in a coma for a month. Just over a year later, he was back at Brandeis as an undergraduate assistant.

October 22, 2014
Homecoming 2014 Photo Album
It was a terrific weekend with great games and camaraderie. Here are some of the highlights!

October 20, 2014
Soccer coaches featured in Oct. 20 Boston Globe Sports
Stan Grossfeld of the Globe wrote about Mike Coven and Denise Dallamora's combined 77 years on the sidelines.

November 16, 2014
Women's soccer season comes to close with 2-1 loss to Misericordia in NCAA 2nd Round
Melissa Darling scored in the 77th minute, eight minutes after the Judges had fallen behind, but the home team answered with just under 2:30 left in regulation.

November 15, 2014
Women's hoops rolls past Mount Ida, 85-36, to open season
Maria Jackson led four players in double figures with 19 points.

November 15, 2014
Women move past Penn State-Behrend, 2-0, advance to 2nd round of tournament
Goals by Cidney Moscovitch and Holly Szafran helped the Judges earn a second-round date with 11th-ranked Misericordia.

November 13, 2014
Savonen named UAA Most Valuable Player
The senior forward was joined by four teammates on the All-UAA First Team, the most by any conference member since 2005.

November 13, 2014
Robinson named first-team All-UAA for women's soccer
The Judges added two forwards - Sapir Edalati and Samantha Schwartz - to the second team and two backs - Emma Eddy and Haley Schachter - and a goalkeeper - Alexis Grossman - to the honorable mention roll.

November 10, 2014
Home again! Judges return to NCAA tournament and third-straight regional hosting duties
Brandeis will play Husson at Nov. 15 at 5 p.m. Brockport and Bowdoin will meet at 7:30 and the two winners will play on Nov. 16 at 5 p.m.

November 10, 2014
Back to the Dance! Women's soccer returns to NCAAs for 3rd time in 5 years
The Judges earned an at-large berth and will take on Penn State Behrend on Nov. 15 at Misericordia in Dallas, Pa., at 7:30 p.m.

November 9, 2014
Luk leads men's swimming past Babson at WPI
The Judges earned their earliest win in the last three years against the Beavers, though fell to the host team as Brian Luk picked up wins in the freestyle sprints.

November 9, 2014
Women's basketball to team with Coaches vs. Cancer for Nov. 15 Tip-Off Tournament
The Brandeis women's basketball team, in association with the American Cancer Society's Coaches vs. Cancer initiative and Brandeis Relay For Life, will take part in fund raising activities on Nov. 15 and 16 for their annual Tip-Off Tournament.

November 9, 2014
Women's swimming posts first win under Kotch at WPI Invitational
With a 157-102 win over Babson, BUSDT 2.0 reached another milestone, the first win by the women's program since 2009.

November 8, 2014
Jastremski scores late as men close regular season with 1-0 win at NYU
The Judges matched the 1985 team's record for wins in the regular season thanks to Joe Graffy's season-high seven saves.

November 8, 2014
Women battle to scoreless draw at NYU, sets record for fewest goals allowed in regular season
The Judges recorded their 12th shutout of the season and outshot their rivals, 21-9. Brandeis finishes their regular season at 12-4-2, 2-3-2 and fifth place in the UAA.

November 8, 2014
Volleyball closes season with 3-0 loss to NYU
The Judges had their best match of the UAA tournament, but couldn't get past the Violets despite a season-high 10 kills from Shemira Pennyman.

November 7, 2014
Volleyball headed to seventh-place match at UAA Championships
The Judges fell to No. 5 Washington and Case Western Reserve in their first two matches at the UAA Championships at Carnegie Mellon. Brandeis will face NYU tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. in the 7th-place match.

November 4, 2014
Mattos, Mandel earned UAA Fencer of the Week honors
The duo have been honored with 25 weekly honors from the UAA in their careers.

November 2, 2014
#3 men suffer second loss of season, 1-0, at Chicago
The Judges were shut out for the first time, falling victim to a 76th-minute goal despited outshooting the Maroons, 13-5.

November 2, 2014
Brandeis women fall to #16 Chicago, 2-0
The Judges were unable to pull a second-straight upset on the road, falling to host Chicago on two first-half goals.

November 1, 2014
Mandel defends sabre title at Big One as Judges produce six medalists
Senior Adam Mandel reached his fourth final and won his second title, as three Brandeis sabre fencers reached the final four. Two Brandeis men's foilists and one women's foil also reached the podium.

November 1, 2014
Brandeis Volleyball falls to Babson, 3-1, and holds on to beat ECSU, 3-1, on Senior Day
The Brandeis Volleyball wasn't able to take down Babson in the early game of a tri-match but finished on a good note by beating Eastern Connecticut.