As highlighted in our Fall 2018 magazine, a new era awaits UMass Lowell ahead of its fifth season. A program-defining senior class has departed, and the recruiting approach from head coach Ed Stephenson has shifted.
Those changes in Lowell, Mass., will most profoundly impact the goalscorer's column. Four of the team's top seven leading scorers from 2018 – a season that ended in the America East semifinals to national semifinalist Albany – have since graduated.
The top returner on offense is senior Austin Lane (25-11-36 line last year), though two locals are also primed for key roles. Daniel Cozzi (Reading, Mass.), a junior, and Harry Morrill (Hyde Park, Mass.), a sophomore, are back with a combined 38 points (20 goals, 18 assists) from last spring.
"I thought (Cozzi) was key to our success in the second half of our season," Stephenson said. "He’s so dynamic in the midfield with so many hockey-style assists and creating openings on the back side