Former Minutewoman softball pitcher Sara Plourde '12 (sociology) is playing for Team Canada. Plourde qualified for Canadian citizenship and the squad because her mother was born in New Brunswick. Plourde went 109-35, threw 14 no-hitters and recorded 1,662 strikeouts during her four years at UMass. She ranks 8th on the NCAA career strikeout list. Read the full story in the Vancouver Sun.
Develop Springfield team (l to r). Front: Karl Allen '82 (computer science), MS '13 (resource economics), MRP '16; Sarah Spencer '13 (environmental design), MRP '16; Stacy Wasserman '05 (women's studies), MRP '15; and Jay Minkarah, executive director, Develop Springfield; Back: Gregory Lewis MRP '15; John "Jay" Rosa MRP '15; Calliope Bosen '13 (environmental design), MRP '16; Caitlin Michniewicz '13 (environmental design), MRP '16; Alexander Mello '13 (environmental design), MRP '16; and Mark Berube MRP '15.