The Minutemen donned full pads for the first time as they wrapped up the opening week of spring practice on Thursday night.
The legendary softball coach will be honored as part of 25-member class spanning the 75-year history of ECAC.
Freshman from Spain adds Atlantic 10 honor after also being named the ECAC New England Player of the Week.
UMass will conclude its pre-conference slate with five games at the Michele Smith Spring Break Tournament in Clearwater, Fla. this weekend.
The redshirt-sophomore forward will forgo his final two years of eligibility with the Minutemen.
UMass and Penn State faceoff for a non-conference contest at McGuirk Stadium Saturday, March 14 at Noon.
The Eastern College Athletic Conference named Ana Yrazusta Acosta the Division I New England Corvias ECAC Women's Tennis Player of the Week on Wednesday, March 11. Acosta earned title alongside junior Karly Pang of Marist College in the Metro/Upstate division, and freshman Nicole Shakhnazarova of Towson University in the South division.
The UMass middie was named the league's Defensive Player of the Week after effort in win over Drexel.
The 6-2, 203-pound defenseman played in 75 career games over four seasons as a Minuteman.
Women's basketball senior forward Kim Pierre-Louis earned UMass Athlete of the Week.
UMass diver Trent Kindvall completed a strong first year in Amherst with a solid showing at the NCAA Zone A Diving meet at the University at Buffalo Natatorium this week.
Freshman diver Emma Roush completed her first college season with a pair of top-18 finishes at the NCAA Zone A Diving meet this wee
UMass sophomore Frank Vatrano enjoys success in 2014-15 after playing just one previous game in career
Massachusetts men's lacrosse defeated visiting-Quinnipiac, 18-5 at McGuirk Stadium Tuesday afternoon.
Lalanne is second on the team in scoring (11.4 points per game), and first in rebounds (9.3), blocks (2.0) and field goal percentage (.553). He also has 13 double-doubles.