Ethan Nash

A recent graduate from UMass Amherst with degrees in sport management and sports journalism, I am interested in sports media. My work experience includes stints at The Boston Globe, the Needham Times and more.

Sports features

‘Twin telepathy’ key for Stoneham girls’ soccer - The Boston Globe

That incident occurred last summer at the Caldarelli household in Stoneham. Her twin sister just didn’t look right. She wasn’t saying anything. In fact, Samantha Caldarelli was choking on a piece of food. Before their parents, Mercy and Al Caldarelli had any idea what was going on, Amanda went over to her sister, performed the Heimlich maneuver and saved her sister’s life. “Nobody around the table knew what was happening, but [Amanda] knew right away just by looking at [Samantha],” recalled th

Volleyball team left ‘heartbroken’ after cancelled season

The first email came on Friday the 13th. Senior Nate Goldberg was with his friends when they found out that Needham Public Schools would be closing for at least two weeks. To make matters worse, this meant the first weekend of varsity volleyball tryouts would have to be canceled as well. “I was like, ‘Okay. Two weeks, big deal,’” Goldberg said. About a month later, Goldberg tuned in live to listen to Governor Charlie Baker announce that all public and private schools would be closed for the rest of the school year. All high school sports were finished.

Focus and finish: As postseason looms, Whitman-Hanson rising to the occasion once again - The Boston Globe

“Did you give your absolute best, which is 100 percent?” At the conclusion of every practice and game, four questions await the Whitman-Hanson girls’ soccer team, taped to the inside of every player’s locker, courtesy of 24-year coach Dave Floeck. “We look at them every day after we come back from practice and it gives us the ability to reflect on them and focus on what we’ve been able to accomplish throughout the day,” said senior captain Courtney Woodward. At 13-1-1 after a 1-0 win at Duxbu

Nash: What do sports mean to us as a society?

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately – even though my dad jokes that every time I do I weaken the nation. That being said, there hasn’t been much else to do as pretty much every sport has been put on hold for the moment and for the foreseeable future due to the outbreak of COVID-19. Playing video games, watching Love is Blind and old sports highlights, and reading books can only get one so far. And every time I think, I come to the same question: Are sports really that important to us as a

Norwell’s Kristi Vierra finishing her high school career with a flourish - The Boston Globe

One player started with the ball in the middle of the circle before coach Kara Connerty called out a name. That second player ran directly at the first, trying to take the ball away. All of the surrounding players shouted words of encouragement at both players. One voice, however, was louder than all — Kristi Vierra ’s . But on what was the coldest afternoon of the season, all of the Norwell varsity girls’ soccer players were gathered in a big circle at a practice session last week. A returnin

Why are so many ninth-graders making impact on varsity girls’ soccer? - The Boston Globe

In his 17-year run as the varsity coach at Needham, Carl Tarabelli had never before started more than one freshman. But after the graduation of nine seniors, he was forced to adjust. Her goal helped the Rockets earn a point with a 2-2 tie against Bay State Conference rival Weymouth at Cricket Field last week. Hood, along with fellow freshman Lydia Pirner , were the two goal scorers for the Rockets. The pair are two of four starting freshmen for Needham, which has a total of five on the roster.

Game stories and previews

UMass lacrosse looking for first win of season against Ohio State

The Massachusetts men’s lacrosse team will be looking for its first win of the season this Saturday when it takes on No. 12 Ohio State. The Minutemen (0-1) are coming off a tough 17-4 loss in the season opener at the hands of Army West Point in a game where they went down 9-0 before their first tally. “You don’t sign up for one game, you sign up for 14,” UMass coach Greg Cannella, who is in his 26th season with the program, said. “It’s a long season and you got to convince the guys that one th

Medway comes up short against Belchertown in OT - The Boston Globe

WORCESTER — The ending was not what the Medway boys’ soccer team had envisioned. Despite dominating possession for the majority of the game, the Mustangs were denied by Belchertown, 1-0, in the MIAA Division 3 final on a goal from freshman forward Ethan Czaporowski in overtime at Foley Stadium. “I’m extremely proud of this team,” said Medway senior forward Matt Kaplan. “We fought hard all year. We deserved to be here. And I still believe we deserved to win this game, but it’s not how it turned

UMass women’s soccer falls 3-0 to Saint Louis

A sluggish start on offense hamstrung the Massachusetts women’s soccer team, which suffered a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Saint Louis Thursday afternoon. UMass (10-5-1, 5-3-1 A10) weren’t able to maintain possession early as SLU (14-3-1, 9-0-0 A10) took a total of nine shots in the first half. The Minutewomen ended up being outshot by a margin of 12-8 for the game. “We were inconsistent,” said first-year head coach Jason Dowiak. “I’m actually really proud of how some of the players that came of

It’ll be King Philip vs. Bishop Feehan for the Division 1 South girls’ soccer championship - The Boston Globe

The senior captains, teammates since grade school, combined for three goals and two assists to propel King Philip to its 21st straight win, a 4-1 victory at Whitman-Hanson Regional. KP will play Bishop Feehan in Saturday’s final at Hingham High. Their synchronized play in Wednesday’s Division 1 South semifinal against Needham was no different. Chloe Layne and Avery Snead play off each other, as King Philip girls’ soccer coach Gary Pichel has noted, like “hand in glove.” With 21:23 left in the

Madeline Ledbury propels Needham girls’ soccer to D1 South semifinals - The Boston Globe

With one minute remaining in the first overtime period, Needham freshman Samantha Scully sent a cross into the box from the right goal line. Calm as could be, Ledbury let the ball ricochet off her head and into the far-right side of the net to send Needham’s Memorial Park into a frenzy. On a cold and rainy evening at Needham High School, sophomore defender Madeline Ledbury provided the spark for Needham, scoring two goals, including the overtime winner to propel the No. 12 Rockets to a 2-1 Divi

UMass baseball aiming for A-10 playoff appearance

After a disappointing 2018 campaign, the Massachusetts baseball team is geared up and ready to go for the 2019 season. Head coach Matt Reynolds is looking forward to getting the team back on track after the Minutemen went 15-29 overall and 6-18 in the Atlantic 10 in Reynolds’ first year at the helm. “I think I’ve learned something every year as a coach,” said Reynolds. “We’re continuing to evolve every single year. I think that my first year was certainly a learning experience, you know gettin

Hope Shue on target in Dover-Sherborn’s shootout win in D3 South girls’ soccer quarterfinals - The Boston Globe

With her teammates looking on from midfield, the junior forward buried a penalty shot into the bottom left corner of the net, lifting the second-seeded Raiders to the Division 3 South quarterfinal win, 4-2 on kicks, after the first 100 minutes produced a 2-2 draw. DOVER — She’s always the fastest player on the field, but Wednesday night, the Dover-Sherborn girls’ soccer team needed Hope Shue to be the most accurate shot. “I’ve missed PKs before in big moments and I just kind of had to go into

UMass baseball splits doubleheader against Saint Louis

Minutemen walk off in first game, fall in second It was a tale of two games for the Massachusetts baseball team on Saturday afternoon. The Minutemen (7-16, 2-6 Atlantic 10) split a double header with Saint Louis, taking the first game 7-6 and losing the second 9-4. “Game one was obviously a huge one for us,” coach Matt Reynolds said. “We just gutted it out and that was an exciting win for us.” The highlight of game one for the Minutemen came in the bottom of the ninth. Redshirt freshman Coll

Izzy Konijnenberg sparks Lexington girls’ soccer over Lincoln-Sudbury - The Boston Globe

The freshman forward scored the lone goal with 1 minute, 30 seconds remaining, lifting the fifth-seeded Minutemen to a 1-0 victory over visiting Lincoln-Sudbury in the first round of the Division 1 North tournament. During pregame meetings, Lexington girls’ soccer coach Alex Caram asks her players to partner up and establish goals for the game at hand. Izzy Konijnenberg was determined to get off as many shots as possible Monday afternoon. With time winding down, Konijnenberg received the ball

Danvers and Beverly play to a draw in girls’ soccer - The Boston Globe

With 16 minutes remaining, and with Danvers senior keeper Kylie MacCormack fast approaching, Beverly junior Ceirra Merritt collected a lead pass from the right side. As the two collided, her shot deflected off MacCormack and trickled into the right corner of the net. But host Beverly converted a pair of late chances in transition to earn a point with a 2-2 tie Tuesday afternoon. In a showdown of Northeastern Conference leaders, the Danvers girls’ soccer team took control early, forging ahead w

EMass girls’ soccer: Weymouth’s Drew Dempsey headlines Players of the Week - The Boston Globe

Emma Azzi, Andover – The junior forward delivered the winning strike for the No. 20 Golden Warriors with 30 seconds left in the game to dethrone previously-unbeaten North Andover, 1-0. Top performances from EMass girls’ soccer players in the past week: Sallie Chope, Beaver Country Day – The senior striker scored all four goals for the Beavers in their 4-1 Eastern Independent League victory over Portsmouth Abbey. Drew Dempsey, Weymouth – Leading the Bay State Conference in scoring (8 goals, 7

UMass baseball falls in series finale against George Washington

The Massachusetts baseball team was no-hit until the fifth inning against George Washington on Sunday afternoon, ultimately falling 4-2 in the series finale to end its three-game winning streak. George Washington senior Nate Woods was the star of the game, going five and two-thirds innings and allowing no runs on one hit for the Colonials (21-15, 5-7 Atlantic 10). The Minutemen (10-17, 5-7 A-10) couldn’t muster a hit off of Woods until the fifth inning, when Luke Oliphant beat out a bunt down t

GlobeLocal: Noteworthy performances - The Boston Globe

A four-time Division 2 All-American hockey player at Saint Michael’s College, the ‘98 grad will have his No. 9 retired Saturday, the first former Purple Knight skater to earn the honor. The Xaverian grad still holds Saint Michael’s records for points (234), assists (141), and is second in goals (93). The Catholic Memorial High grad has directed the Colby men’s basketball team to a 7-0 start, averaging 17.3 points and a team-leading 5.3 assists per game. The 5-foot-9-inch guard was the New Engla
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