Head Coach Fran O'Leary
Head Coach Fran O'Leary enters his fifth season at the helm of the Minuteman program, guiding his team to four straight Atlantic 10 Tournaments for the second time in program history. O'Leary was named the 2017 A-10 Coach of the Year after the Minutemen won both the regular season outright crown and tournament title, becoming the first team in the league since 1991 to accomplish both feats in the same season.
The home of the UMass men's and women's soccer teams, Rudd Field opened in the fall of 2002. Under Fran O'Leary, the Minutemen have compiled a 23-11-4 home record over four seasons. The field includes a 120 by 75 yard sand-based natural turf playing surface. The scoreboard features 100 percent solid state electronics, and also provides message centers and sponsor panels.
2017 Atlantic 10 Champions
The Minutemen became the first team since 1991 to claim both the Atlantic 10 outright regular season title and the tournament crown in the same season after finishing with a 15-4-3 overall record. UMass secured the A-10 automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament to make their first appearance since 2008.
2007 NCAA College Cup
The Minutemen put together one of the most memorable runs of all-time in the 2007 NCAA Tournament, upsetting No. 1-seeded Boston College in the second round before defeating Central Connecticut State and Illinois-Chicago at home to reach the program's first-ever College Cup. The run to the College Cup marks the most recent by any current A-10 team.
UMass has constructed 2.4 million gross square feet of new facilities in the last 10 years, including new classrooms, labs, residence halls, dining commons and recreation venues.
Located in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, Amherst is by all means a college town.
Hiking, biking, museums, theater, history, food, and farms--it's all in Amherst. UMass is also part of the local Five College Consortium, which includes Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College and Smith College. The consortium's roots lay in cooperative efforts between the institutions, and dates as far back as 1914.
Amherst provides students with a rich cultural environment in a rural setting that’s 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City.
Downtown Amherst revolves around the needs and wants of college students. There's affordable eating, along with coffee shops, second-hand stores, music stores, a farmer's market, bookstores, and live music venues. The Amherst Town Common is the site of festivals, political rallies, art shows, yard sales, and other community events.