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  • CAROL LOLLIS<br/>Umass lacrosse  after winning the championship game against Drexel Saturday night.

    CAROL LOLLIS
    Umass lacrosse after winning the championship game against Drexel Saturday night.

  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Amherst senior Conlan Brown, center, places second in the 55 dash at the PVIAC Indoor Track Championship held Friday at Smith College.

    KEVIN GUTTING
    Amherst senior Conlan Brown, center, places second in the 55 dash at the PVIAC Indoor Track Championship held Friday at Smith College.

  • JERREY ROBERTS<br/>Tchuijo Nkamebo of Amherst triple jumps during the Western Mass. track and field finals Saturday at Westfield State University.

    JERREY ROBERTS
    Tchuijo Nkamebo of Amherst triple jumps during the Western Mass. track and field finals Saturday at Westfield State University.

  • Kieran Presley, right, of Amherst Regional, avoids Northampton's Jefferson Willis Thursday in Amherst. The Hurricanes won the Thanksgiving Day football game 35-15.

    Kieran Presley, right, of Amherst Regional, avoids Northampton's Jefferson Willis Thursday in Amherst. The Hurricanes won the Thanksgiving Day football game 35-15.

  • The Amherst team swarms goalie Curtis Barnes, in yellow, right, after defeating Ludlow in the Western Massachusetts Division 1 Tournament final Sunday at Westfield State University. Amherst won by penalty kicks. Guilherme Costa of Ludlow, front, missed his shot to end the game.

    The Amherst team swarms goalie Curtis Barnes, in yellow, right, after defeating Ludlow in the Western Massachusetts Division 1 Tournament final Sunday at Westfield State University. Amherst won by penalty kicks. Guilherme Costa of Ludlow, front, missed his shot to end the game.

  • Amherst's Mel Devoney won the Girl's Division 1 Western Mass Championship by a significant margin Saturday at Northfield Mountain Recreation Facility in Northfield.<br/>JOSH KUCKENS

    Amherst's Mel Devoney won the Girl's Division 1 Western Mass Championship by a significant margin Saturday at Northfield Mountain Recreation Facility in Northfield.
    JOSH KUCKENS

  • UMass Softball coach Elaine Sortino is surrounded by friends, family and former players before having the field dedicated to her name Saturday on the UMass campus.<br/>JOSH KUCKENS

    UMass Softball coach Elaine Sortino is surrounded by friends, family and former players before having the field dedicated to her name Saturday on the UMass campus.
    JOSH KUCKENS

  • Providence’s Josh Fortune, right, pressures UMass’ Chaz Williams during the first half of a NCAA college basketball game in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)

    Providence’s Josh Fortune, right, pressures UMass’ Chaz Williams during the first half of a NCAA college basketball game in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)

  • The Hopkins Academy team celebrates their 3-1 win against Smith Academy in  the Western Massachusetts Division 3 Tournament final Monday at Westfield State University.

    The Hopkins Academy team celebrates their 3-1 win against Smith Academy in the Western Massachusetts Division 3 Tournament final Monday at Westfield State University.

  • Abbey Norden, left, and Natalie Caney of Belchertown raise their trophy after defeating Monson in the Western Massachusetts Division 2 Tournament final Sunday at Westfield State University. Belchertown won 4-0.

    Abbey Norden, left, and Natalie Caney of Belchertown raise their trophy after defeating Monson in the Western Massachusetts Division 2 Tournament final Sunday at Westfield State University. Belchertown won 4-0.

  • Belchertown goalie Zach Parsons, left, and Nathan Fournier, center, hold the trophy as their team gathers to celebrate after winning the Western Massachusetts Division 2 Tournament final against Monument Mountain Sunday at Westfield State University. Belchertown won 1-0.

    Belchertown goalie Zach Parsons, left, and Nathan Fournier, center, hold the trophy as their team gathers to celebrate after winning the Western Massachusetts Division 2 Tournament final against Monument Mountain Sunday at Westfield State University. Belchertown won 1-0.

  • The Frontier Regional team celebrates their win against Mohawk Regional in  the Western Massachusetts Division 2 Tournament final Saturday at West Springfield High School. Frontier won 2-0.

    The Frontier Regional team celebrates their win against Mohawk Regional in the Western Massachusetts Division 2 Tournament final Saturday at West Springfield High School. Frontier won 2-0.

  • Frontier Regional's Cassidy Stankowski has her name announced before the Red Hawks matchup against Longmeadow on Wednesday.<br/>JOSH KUCKENS

    Frontier Regional's Cassidy Stankowski has her name announced before the Red Hawks matchup against Longmeadow on Wednesday.
    JOSH KUCKENS

  • JOSH KUCKENS<br/>UMASS head football coach Charlie Molnar leads his squad through the tunnel at Rentschler Field before their first game against UCONN Thursday night.

    JOSH KUCKENS
    UMASS head football coach Charlie Molnar leads his squad through the tunnel at Rentschler Field before their first game against UCONN Thursday night.

  • CAROL LOLLIS<br/>Umass lacrosse  after winning the championship game against Drexel Saturday night.
  • KEVIN GUTTING<br/>Amherst senior Conlan Brown, center, places second in the 55 dash at the PVIAC Indoor Track Championship held Friday at Smith College.
  • JERREY ROBERTS<br/>Tchuijo Nkamebo of Amherst triple jumps during the Western Mass. track and field finals Saturday at Westfield State University.
  • Kieran Presley, right, of Amherst Regional, avoids Northampton's Jefferson Willis Thursday in Amherst. The Hurricanes won the Thanksgiving Day football game 35-15.
  • The Amherst team swarms goalie Curtis Barnes, in yellow, right, after defeating Ludlow in the Western Massachusetts Division 1 Tournament final Sunday at Westfield State University. Amherst won by penalty kicks. Guilherme Costa of Ludlow, front, missed his shot to end the game.
  • Amherst's Mel Devoney won the Girl's Division 1 Western Mass Championship by a significant margin Saturday at Northfield Mountain Recreation Facility in Northfield.<br/>JOSH KUCKENS
  • UMass Softball coach Elaine Sortino is surrounded by friends, family and former players before having the field dedicated to her name Saturday on the UMass campus.<br/>JOSH KUCKENS
  • Providence’s Josh Fortune, right, pressures UMass’ Chaz Williams during the first half of a NCAA college basketball game in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)
  • The Hopkins Academy team celebrates their 3-1 win against Smith Academy in  the Western Massachusetts Division 3 Tournament final Monday at Westfield State University.
  • Abbey Norden, left, and Natalie Caney of Belchertown raise their trophy after defeating Monson in the Western Massachusetts Division 2 Tournament final Sunday at Westfield State University. Belchertown won 4-0.
  • Belchertown goalie Zach Parsons, left, and Nathan Fournier, center, hold the trophy as their team gathers to celebrate after winning the Western Massachusetts Division 2 Tournament final against Monument Mountain Sunday at Westfield State University. Belchertown won 1-0.
  • The Frontier Regional team celebrates their win against Mohawk Regional in  the Western Massachusetts Division 2 Tournament final Saturday at West Springfield High School. Frontier won 2-0.
  • Frontier Regional's Cassidy Stankowski has her name announced before the Red Hawks matchup against Longmeadow on Wednesday.<br/>JOSH KUCKENS
  • JOSH KUCKENS<br/>UMASS head football coach Charlie Molnar leads his squad through the tunnel at Rentschler Field before their first game against UCONN Thursday night.

Faces and teams of 2012: Clockwise from top left, Hopkins Academy boys soccer, UMass softball coach Elaine Sortino, Amherst indoor track senior Conlan Brown, Frontier Regional field hockey, UMass men’s lacrosse, four-time triple jump champ Tchuijo Nkamebo of Amherst, UMass football, Belchertown girls socccer, UMass men’s basketball point guard Chaz Williams, Belchertown boys soccer, Amherst football standout Kieran Presley. Above, Amherst boys soccer, below left, Mel Devoney of Amherst, below right, two-time Gatorade state volleyball player of the year Cassidy Stankowski of Frontier.

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