Andrew Days

Sports Editor


Andrew is a junior Physics major from Wilmington, Massachusetts who writes the best headlines in sports.

andrew@poly.rpi.edu

Previous positions
  • Sports Editor December 2019 to September 2020
  • Associate Photography Editor November 2019 to December 2019
Men'S Lacrosse

No. 10 Saints sanctify second half to shut out Engineers

April 29, 2022

Despite trailing 7‒4 heading into halftime, the No. 10 St. Lawrence Saints shut out the No. 14 Engineers and scored seven goals in the second half to secure an 11‒7 victory. Trey Froehlich ’22 and Ryan Raftery ’22 led the Engineers with two goals apiece, and Joseph Perry made 14 saves on 25 shots.

Baseball

Engineers leave Brewers bruised in doubleheader

April 29, 2022

The Engineers swept the Vassar Brewers in their doubleheader to move up into third in the Liberty League East. Hudson Livesey ’22 led the charge for Rensselaer in the first game with four hits in five at-bats, collecting six RBIs. Both earning wins, Chris Grome (Gr) increased his record to 4‒1 and Ryan Yerby (Gr) became 2‒3 for the season.

Men's Tennis

Van Cotthem overrules No. 14 Judges in nail-biting 5‒4 decision

April 20, 2022

An incredible comeback from Emilio Van Cotthem ’25 finished off the Brandeis Judges for the Engineers’ tenth consecutive victory. Along with Van Cotthem, Aiden Drover-Mattinen ’25 and Abraham Yohannes won their singles matches. Drover-Mattinen was also triumphant in doubles with Peter Lohrbach ’22.

Women's Lacrosse

Engineers sink their teeth into Tigers

April 6, 2022

Giving up only two goals in the last three quarters, the Engineers trounced the RIT Tigers 18-5. Sabrina Torcellini '22 and Ella Graff '25 led the scoring with four goals a piece, with Megan Shay '23 and Lisa Boehmer '25 also racking up hat tricks in the victory.

Men'S Lacrosse

No. 1 Tigers toppled, Engineers atop Liberty League

April 4, 2022

The No. 19 Engineers took down No. 1 RIT to remain undefeated in the Liberty League. Cooper Urban ’22 and Trey Froehlich ’22 led the way with a hat trick each, the two combining for Rensselaer’s decisive goal. Joseph Perry ’25 guarded the RPI net impressively, tallying 23 saves on 35 shots on goal for a .657 save percentage.

Women's Lacrosse

Engineers overpower Union in fourth quarter

April 1, 2022

The Engineers overtook the Union Dutchwomen with a four-goal run in the fourth quarter, resulting in a 15‒13 win. Sabrina Torcellini ’22 led the way for the Engineers with six goals, and Rylie Maready ’23 added to Rensselaer’s tally with a hat trick. Goalie Olivia Kimball ’23 helped the Engineers edge out Union in the second half, recording nine saves on 13 shots to earn her third win of the season. After winning their next game at Utica 14‒9, the Engineers are 5‒2 on the season.

Softball

Engineers sweep Spartans in doubleheader

April 1, 2022

The Engineers swept a Saturday doubleheader against the Castleton Spartans, taking the first game 6‒1 and the second 3‒2. Erika Holowka ’22 pitched a complete game to start the series, and Alexis Cooke ’23 recorded the win in the final game. Liv Vizzini ’24, Gabby Comeau ’23, Brooke Sroczinski ’23, and Caroline Peel ’24 all batted in runs in the victories.

Men'S Hockey

Engineers left out of Lake Placid

March 23, 2022

After splitting the first two games of the series in overtime, the Engineers fell 3‒1 to the Harvard Crimson, ending Rensselaer’s run in the ECAC playoffs in the quarterfinals; RPI finished the season with a record of 18‒23‒3. Ture Linden ’22 ends his senior season with 39 points, the most by an Engineer in eight years, and goaltender Jack Watson ’25 ends his first season with a save percentage of .922 and three shutouts.

Men'S Hockey

Engineers advance in ECAC playoffs after Game 3 thriller

March 8, 2022

After Dartmouth seemingly scored a dagger with five seconds left in the second period, the Engineers resiliently rallied back with a four-goal third period to win 5‒3 in the third match of the best-of-three series, advancing to the second round of the ECAC playoffs. In the victory, Simon Kjellberg ’23 recorded two goals and an assist on the game-winning goal from Ryan Mahshie ’23. The Engineers will travel to Cambridge next weekend to take on the Harvard Crimson.

Men'S Hockey

Klee keeps Engineers alive in Game 2

March 6, 2022

Mason Klee ’23 scored the game-winning goal in the Engineers’ 3‒2 victory over Dartmouth in the second of the best-of-three series, resulting in a Game 3. The two other scorers for the Engineers were Simon Kjellberg ’23 and Jakub Lacka ’22, and Jack Watson ’25 made 21 saves. Game 3 will be played today at 4 pm.

Men'S Hockey

Dartmouth defeats Engineers in Game 1

March 5, 2022

Defensive errors caused the Engineers to fall 3‒2 in Game 1 of their first-round series with Dartmouth, despite doubling them in shots. Justin Addamo (Gr) led the way for the Engineers, scoring both of their goals in the first period. Jack Watson ’25 made 17 saves in the loss. The two teams take the ice tonight at 7 pm for Game 2.

Baseball

Cardinals slam Engineers in opening day slugfest

March 2, 2022

The St. John Fisher Cardinals scored in all eight innings, half of them in the fifth and sixth, to defeat the Engineers 15‒9 in Rensselaer’s home opener. Engineers Jake Defayette (Gr) and Cole Paquin ’22 hit home runs in the loss, with Martin Marintchev ’23 leading the team with three runs batted in. Alex Vallee ’24 was credited for the loss after pitching two outs in the four-run fifth inning.

Men'S Hockey

Spectator-filled Field House to host first-round rematch

March 2, 2022

The Engineers scored five unanswered goals, four in the third period, for a 6‒3 comeback victory against Dartmouth. ECAC Player of the Week Ture Linden ’22 and Justin Addamo (Gr) both netted two goals, while Linden and Ottoville Leppänen ’22 earned three points each. Rensselaer finished sixth in the ECAC and will replay the Big Green in a best-of-three series this upcoming weekend for the first round of the ECAC playoffs.

Men's basketball

Engineers sink in subpar semifinal, stay afloat in NCAA tournament

March 2, 2022

A poor performance from the Engineers resulted in a 70‒53 defeat in their semifinal against the Skidmore Thoroughbreds. The loss is Rensselaer’s second at the hands of Skidmore, bringing their season record to 21‒5. Despite the loss, the Engineers obtained an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament and will play Nichols College in the first round.

Men's basketball

External spectators to be admitted for Liberty League Tournament

February 25, 2022

External spectators are now allowed to sit in the stands at East Campus Arena for the three games of the Liberty League Tournament after being barred from attending sporting events all year, except for parents attending senior games. All spectators must show proof of full vaccination in order to be admitted, and masks are required at all times.

Men'S Lacrosse

Coast Guard beset by Engineers in snowy blowout

February 23, 2022

The Engineers thrashed the Coast Guard Bears 18‒8 in their snowy season opener on Saturday, with Connor Glosner ’22, Trey Froehlich ’22, and Tyler Nalls ’22 all boasting hat tricks in the victory.

Men's basketball

Liberty League Tournament returns to East Campus Arena

February 23, 2022

After winning out their last six games, the Engineers secured first place and will host the Liberty League Tournament next weekend. The semifinals will be played on Saturday and the finals on Sunday.

Men'S Hockey

Colgate raids Engineers in Freakout

February 16, 2022

The Engineers fell to the Colgate Raiders 3‒2 in the 44th annual Big Red Freakout. Jack Watson ’25 made 28 saves in the loss. With four games left in the season, Rensselaer is five points behind Cornell in fourth place, the last place for a first-round bye in the playoffs, and a point above Princeton in eighth, the last place for home-ice advantage.

Men'S Hockey

Retribution against ranked Cornell

February 12, 2022

In November, current No. 16 Cornell crushed the Engineers 11‒3 in Ithaca. Back in Troy last night, the Engineers butchered the Big Red 6‒2 after scoring five unanswered goals in the last two periods. Ture Linden ’22 and Jakub Lacka ’22 each put two tallies on the scoreboard, Justin Addamo (Gr) scored one of the greatest goals of the season, and Jack Watson ’25 recorded 39 saves.

Women's Hockey

Engineers drop points to the Ivies

February 11, 2022

The Engineers suffered a 3‒2 overtime loss to the Princeton Tigers and a 3‒0 loss to the current No. 7 Yale Bulldogs last weekend. With five games remaining in the season, the Engineers are tenth in the ECAC standings, sitting six points below Princeton, the bubble team for the playoffs.

Opinion

Open the Field House’s doors

February 9, 2022

This sports season, Rensselaer has played in a desolate Houston Field House due to the current COVID-19 spectator policy. With the ECAC playoffs approaching, home-ice advantage is insignificant in a barren rink. Many other schools have updated their policies to allow outside spectators and it's time for RPI to do the same, writes sports editor Andrew Days '23.

Women's Hockey

Wagner grabs Mayor’s Cup game-winner

February 2, 2022

For the first time in two years, non-student spectators could see the Engineers take the ice at the MVP Arena on Saturday for the fourth Annual Mayor's Cup. Marah Wagner ’23 netted the game-winning goal with just over four minutes remaining to defeat the Union Dutchwomen 2‒0, bringing the trophy back to Troy. Amanda Rampado ’23 recorded her second career shutout with 28 saves and Asiah Taylor-Walters ’24 recorded her first collegiate goal.

Men'S Hockey

Brown Bears’ attack downs Engineers

January 26, 2022

The Engineers were defeated after blowing a 2‒0 lead as the Brown Bears scored three unanswered goals in the last two periods. The loss drops them down into sixth place in the ECAC, with the Union Dutchmen replacing them at fifth.

Men'S Hockey

Engineers spotless versus Saints

January 24, 2022

The Engineers racked up a 4‒0 win on the road at St. Lawrence University. Jack Watson ’25 earned his first career shutout, finishing the game with a total of 41 saves. James McIsaac ’24 and Reid Leibold ’25 netted their first career goals in the victory.

Men'S Hockey

Engineers maul the Tigers

December 8, 2021

Four different Engineers added their names to the scoresheet as Rensselaer defeated the Princeton Tigers 4‒1. The Engineers are currently in fifth place in the ECAC with a record of 4‒4‒0, and are now 7‒8‒2 on the season.

football

Elite Eight Engineers slay Red Dragons

December 1, 2021

A 42-yard touchdown run from Dylan Burnett ’22 and a late interception by Francis Perry ’22 secured a 21‒14 victory over the No. 13 SUNY Cortland Red Dragons. The No. 18 Engineers are set to face the reigning champion No. 1 North Central College Cardinals in the Elite Eight.

Men's basketball

Cobleskill clobbered in home opener

December 1, 2021

For the first time in 30 years, the Engineers racked up over 100 points in their home opener, crushing SUNY Cobleskill 101‒48. Jonny Angbazo ’23, Mason Memmelaar ’22, and Patrick Mahoney ’22 all tallied double-digit points in the victory.

football

Engineers soar over Gulls into NCAA second round

November 23, 2021

The Engineers continue their playoff journey as they defeated Endicott College 20‒14. They are set to take on the Cortland Red Dragons in the second round of the NCAA tournament.

Men'S Hockey

Blood in the water: Engineers fillet Sharks

November 23, 2021

The predatory Engineers' power play drew blood as they netted three goals in a 7‒2 victory over the Long Island University Sharks, with ECAC Rookie of the Week John Beaton ’24 scoring the first two goals of his collegiate career. The Engineers’ record now stands at 6‒5‒2.

FOOTBALL

Engineers crowned Liberty League champions in Shoes victory

November 17, 2021

The Liberty League title and Dutchman Shoes trophy returned to Troy after Rensselaer defeated Union 19‒17 following a nerve-wracking final minute, capped off by a game-winning field goal from Trevor Bisson ’22. The Engineers will travel to Endicott College to face the Gulls in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

Men'S Hockey

Engineers vanquish Golden Knights in home duel

November 10, 2021

The Engineers scored two goals in the third period to defeat the Clarkson Golden Knights 3‒1. The Engineers are now 5‒3‒1 in the regular season and 3‒1‒0 in the ECAC.

FOOTBALL

Bombers grounded by field goal gaffe

November 3, 2021

The Ithaca Bombers missed a game-tying field goal with 34.1 seconds remaining to give the Engineers a 14‒11 victory. The win increased Rensselaer’s season record to 7‒1 and their league record to 3‒1, setting up a close race for the Liberty League championship title.

Men's Soccer

Engineers to host championship clash for second consecutive season

November 3, 2021

The Engineers finished top of the Liberty League and are set to host the semifinal and championship games. Rensselaer will play St. Lawrence University on Saturday at 11 am at the East Campus Athletic Village Stadium.

Men'S Hockey

Dutchmen blackout at the Field House

November 3, 2021

The Engineers defeated rival Union College 3‒0 in the annual “blackout” game at the Houston Field House. The win completes the season-long sweep over Union and brings RPI’s season record to 4‒2‒1.

Men'S Hockey

Overtime déjà vu

October 20, 2021

After thrashing the Canisius Golden Griffins 6‒2 the night prior, the Engineers were defeated 3‒2 in overtime, a callback to their defeat versus Bowling Green last weekend. The Engineers’ season record is now 1‒2‒1.

Field Hockey

Engineers’ winning odyssey ends in Ithaca

October 20, 2021

After defeating the Sage Colleges and Union College earlier this week, the Engineers were taken down by Ithaca College with a score of 1‒0. The loss broke their five-game winning streak, bringing their season record to 7‒7 and 3‒2 in the Liberty League.

Field Hockey

Engineers triumph on turf

October 13, 2021

The Engineers had a phenomenal three-for-three week, outscoring their opponents 18‒1. Liberty League Rookie of the Week Nina Caprio ’25 scored five goals in the three home games to become the team’s leading scorer with six goals.

FOOTBALL

Engineers continue undefeated season

October 13, 2021

No. 25 Rensselaer defeated Buffalo State 24‒16, bringing their record to 6‒0 on the season and 2‒0 in the Liberty League.

football

Yellowjackets stung by Engineers

October 6, 2021

The Engineers began Liberty League play with a 38‒22 triumph over the University of Rochester, continuing their undefeated season. Rensselaer now stands at 5‒0.

Women's Soccer

Raptors made prey

September 29, 2021

Five different goal scorers, including three who scored their first goal this season, helped the Engineers take down Bard College 6‒0.

FOOTBALL

Cardinals see red in landslide defeat

September 29, 2021

Quarterback George Marinopoulos threw for five touchdowns and the Engineer defense tallied three interceptions to increase their record to 4‒0 after a 41‒7 victory over St. John Fisher College.

Women's Soccer

Wisnom: Savior against the Saints

September 22, 2021

Whitney Wisnom ’22 scored on the final play of the game to rescue a draw against Liberty League opponents St. Lawrence.

football

Engineers break the Mustangs

September 15, 2021

A four-yard touchdown with 34 seconds remaining secured a victory against Stevenson, bringing the Engineers’ record to 2‒0.

Men's Soccer

Plattsburgh pommeled in Troy

September 15, 2021

Josh Gaudiano ’23 netted two goals in the 5‒1 win over the Plattsburgh State Cardinals, bringing the Engineers’ record at the time to 1‒1‒1.

Men's basketball

Engineers blitzed by Bombers in overtime

March 4, 2020

The Bombers scored 14 points in overtime to defeat the Engineers, granting them the Liberty League title. The Engineers still advance to the NCAA tournament, facing off against New England College on March 6.

Men's basketball

Engineers progress to the Liberty League Tournament Championship Game

March 1, 2020

With a victory against the Union Dutchmen in the Liberty League Semifinals, the Engineers advance to the championship game against Ithaca. They will host the Bombers in the Liberty League Tournament Championship Game on Sunday, March 1, at 2 pm at the East Campus Athletic Village Arena.

Men'S Hockey

Todd Burgess tames the Tigers

February 26, 2020

Todd Burgess ’20 and the Engineers secured home ice advantage for the playoffs after netting seven goals in their victory over the Princeton Tigers.

Men'S Hockey

Engineers run away with a win against Quinnipiac

February 26, 2020

With a win against Quinnipiac, the Engineers inch closer to securing home ice advantage for the playoffs.

Women's Hockey

Engineers bested by the Big Green

February 19, 2020

The Engineers’ losing streak extends to 25 games and their record falls to 0‒31‒1 with a 4‒1 defeat to Dartmouth.

Women's Hockey

Nystrøm's heroics not enough to beat the Harvard Crimson

February 19, 2020

The Harvard Crimson prevailed against the Engineers in their game on Friday night with a 3‒1 victory.

Men's basketball

Historic record nearly broken

February 12, 2020

The Engineers tied—but failed to break—their record for longest win streak of 18 games, previously set by the 1990-1991 team with a win against Vassar College and a loss against Ithaca College this weekend.

Interview

Behind the mask of Owen Savory

February 12, 2020

Sports Editor Andrew Days sits down with the Engineers’ goaltender to learn more about him.

Men'S Hockey

Fans freak out over the Big Red Freakout

February 5, 2020

A packed Houston Field House celebrated as the Engineers beat the University of Vermont 1‒0 in the 43rd annual Big Red Freakout game.

Men'S Hockey

Five-year drought against Dartmouth comes to a close

February 5, 2020

The Engineers defeated Dartmouth for the first time in five years, 7‒1, on Friday night.

Opinion

High schoolers are old enough to vote

February 5, 2020

Sports Editor Andrew Days explains why he believes that those younger than 18 should have the ability to vote.

Men'S Hockey

Revenge is a dish best served Savory

January 29, 2020

After losing in a shootout during last year’s Mayor’s Cup, the Engineers bring the Mayor’s Cup home to Troy after defeating Union in a similar fashion.

Editorial Notebook

Women’s hockey must do better

January 22, 2020

Sports editor Andrew Days sheds light on the women’s hockey team’s season thus far.

Women's Hockey

Engineers outclassed in loss to Yale Bulldogs

January 22, 2020

The Rensselaer women's hockey team suffered another defeat to Yale this weekend, bringing their record to 0‒23‒1 and extending their losing streak to 17 games.

Editorial Notebook

You need to read Bradbury

November 20, 2019

Associate Photography Editor Andrew Days describes how he went from hating Bradbury to loving him.