Men’s Cross Country
The men’s cross country team started championship season with a second-place finish to rival Williams at the Little III Championships. At the NESCAC Championships, the Mammoths placed second to the Ephs on the challenging course at Colby. Mohamed Hussein ’18 led the team with his fifth-place finish to earn First Team All-NESCAC honors. Sophomore Cosmo Brossy placed eighth in a breakout race, earning Second Team All-NESCAC honors.

Although the 2016 season failed to bring another national title to Coach Justin Serpone’s squad, the Amherst men’s soccer team still dominated NESCAC competition, taking home both the regular season and tournament crowns and making it to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Championship. Returning much of last year’s core, Amherst demonstrated their potential from the start of the season, going undefeated through the month of September, with the one blemish on the team’s record a dramatic 1-1 double-overtime draw at Middlebury.

The women’s basketball team was flawless in the 2016-2017 season, finishing with a 33-0 record for the first undefeated season in program history and their second National Championship. Throughout the season, the Mammoths found their most challenging competitor in NESCAC rival Tufts, whom they defeated three times over the campaign in regular season play, the NESCAC Championship game and the National Championship game.

On Saturday, April 22, the Amherst men’s lacrosse team bested NESCAC rival Williams in Williamstown, MA. The 12th-ranked Mammoths outlasted the Ephs, winning by a score of 13-10 to improve to 11-3 overall and 7-2 in conference play.
Evan Wolf ’19 scored the first three goals for Amherst off of passes from Max Keeley ’18 and Jackson Herrick ’20. Although Williams managed to put one past Mammoths goalie Cody Tranbarger ’17, Amherst maintained a slight 3-1 edge after the first frame.

Amherst baseball improved their season record this week to 13-11 overall and 6-3 in NESCAC play. The Mammoths took their Hamilton series 2-1 over the Continentals after suffering a tough loss on Friday. The two conference wins on Saturday keep Amherst in the running for postseason play.

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