MEDFORD, Mass. – A year ago, Max Waldbaum was on the sidelines as Tufts marched to the NESCAC championship, missing all but the opening two games of his first collegiate season with mononucleosis.
This weekend, he was standing with arms raised in triumph on back-to-back days, as his pair of overtime goals propelled the Jumbos to their second straight conference crown.
In Saturday's semifinal, the sophomore attackman found net with six seconds remaining in OT of a 14-13 win that staved off Middlebury’s upset bid. Then in Sunday’s final against Williams, the Denver native ripped home a game-winner at Bello Field to clinch a 17-16 win over Williams. It came with 2:05 left in the extra frame.