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Ben is a Senior Editor at The Herald and has previously worked as a section editor and senior staff writer in the sports section. He covered a variety of Brown teams as a writer, including football, women’s hockey, men’s lacrosse and baseball. He was born and raised in Casper, Wyoming and is concentrating in economics and English non-fiction writing.

Articles by Ben Shumate (68)

Erin Conway ’17 skates past a Colgate defender. During Friday night’s tilt against Cornell, the junior registered an assist, but the Bears could not muster enough offense against the Big Red and eventually fell 4-2.


Losses to Cornell, No. 10 Colgate extend women’s hockey’s winless skid to 16 games

February 15, 2016 Comments are Disabled

The women’s hockey team fell in its final home games of the season this weekend, bringing the Bears’ (3-21-3, 1-16-3 ECAC) winless streak to 16 games.

Erin Conway ’17 looks to make a play with the puck. The junior has 10 points on the season, none bigger than her game-tying goal at Harvard Friday.


Athlete of the Week: Conway ’17 secures tie with clutch performance

February 12, 2016 Comments are Disabled

If any player on the women’s hockey team (3-19-3, 1-14-3 ECAC) deserved to score a clutch third-period goal against Harvard, it was Erin Conway ’17.

Erin Conway ’17 scored late in Friday’s game at Harvard, tying the game 3-3 and helping the Bears end a 17-game losing streak to the Crimson.


Women’s hockey snaps losing streak at Harvard, falls at Dartmouth

February 8, 2016 Comments are Disabled

Despite being statistically eliminated from playoff contention, the women’s hockey team had no shortage of motivation for a matchup against rival Harvard.

Athlete of the week: Peabody ’18 turns in historic performance


Athlete of the week: Peabody ’18 turns in historic performance

February 5, 2016 1 comment

With three distinct seasons on their plates, distance runners go through a physical gauntlet unrivalled in athletics.

Kia McNeill brings fresh perspective to women’s soccer


Kia McNeill brings fresh perspective to women’s soccer

February 5, 2016 Comments are Disabled

Looking back at Brown’s athletic department 40 years ago, it would be hard to find many similarities to today’s version.

Alli Rolandelli ‘16 skates down the ice. Her team will look to right the ship this weekend after encouraging ties against Cornell and Union.


Tough schedule stymies women’s hockey over winter break

January 29, 2016 Comments are Disabled

In the midst of a 3-16-2 season, it might be harder than usual to find positives for the women’s hockey team to build on.


Sports Roundup: Winter Sports Preview

December 4, 2015 Comments are Disabled

The six-week hiatus from classes will be filled with games, meets and long road trips for a number of teams.

Hunter Davis ’16 and Katie Lynch ’19 look on from the bench during this weekend’s matchups against RIT. The women’s hockey team fell to the Tigers 5-1 Friday night but triumphed over them 2-1 Saturday.


Power play success helps women’s hockey team split weekend

November 23, 2015 Comments are Disabled

Bruno came away with a 1-1 record on the weekend after a pair of road tilts against RIT, dropping the first game Friday night 5-1 but winning 2-1 Saturday

Corey Daughtery ’19 shoots over an outstretched Holy Cross defender. The first-year has been a consistent contributor in Bruno’s inconsistent start.


Spieth ’17, Hobbie ’17 jump-start impressive offense in first win

November 20, 2015 Comments are Disabled

The men’s basketball team topped Holy Cross Monday for its first win of the season, but fell to Niagara Wednesday to end the week with an even 1-1 mark.

Kiki Morgan ’16 stiff-arms a tackler. Despite being hampered by injury, Morgan contributed like she has all season Saturday, running in two of the Bears’ three tries on the day against American International College.


Women’s rugby’s second varsity season ends with NCVWRA quarterfinal loss

November 16, 2015 Comments are Disabled

Though it played host to the first-ever NCVWRA tournament Saturday, the women’s rugby team fell 27-19 to American International College in the quarterfinals

Multimedia by Ben Shumate (5)