Amherst traveled to Wesleyan this weekend and came home with a pair of NESCAC wins. “We played incredibly well this weekend and maintained momentum throughout all six periods,” tri-captain Stephanie Clegg said. “Goals were scored by a variety of people, which is very promising for the future.”

The track and field teams had a very strong showing at the Smith Winter Invitational, a non-team-scoring meet, combining for eight individual wins.

Highlight: Sophomore Naomi Bates placed first in three events. She won the 60-meter dash in eight seconds flat and the 200-meter dash with a time of 26.80. She placed first in the long jump, jumping 5.35 meters.


The women’s team was dominant in Saturday’s meet. The performance of the day came from Naomi Bates ’14, who won the 60-meter dash, the 200-meter dash and the long jump.

The Jeffs defeated Middlebury in fine form on Saturday, with both teams remaining undefeated. The men’s team was particularly dominant, winning all 16 events.

Highlight: Co-captain Ryan Lichtenfels ’12 was one of three Jeff men to win two events. He finished first in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:44.02, and edged out fellow captain Tim White ’12 in the 500 free by .14 seconds.


On Nov. 30, both Amherst squash teams made short work of Vassar and began their seasons in strong fashion.

The men’s team won every game of the match by at least four points, an accomplishment underscored by the outstanding play of its freshmen. Scott DeSantis ’15 played at the top of the lineup, while Max Kardon ’15, the Jeffs’ number seven, shut out his opponent in two of his three games. Number two David Kerr ’14 did the same, and co-captain Steve Severson ’12 (number six) also earned an 11-0 game.

The top-ranked women’s basketball team continued its dominant start with two more double-digit victories this week, rolling over Keene State, 88-33, and earning a hard-fought win over Emmanuel, 84-60. The wins pushed the Jeffs impressive home court win streak to 54 and consecutive victories to 30.

Senior Lem Atanga McCormick led the Jeffs against Keene State with 14 points and seven rebounds, while first-year Megan Robertson picked up her first collegiate double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

The men’s basketball team took the short trip to Springfield last weekend for the Pioneer Valley Classic, a tournament that Amherst has dominated in recent years. The Jeffs lived up to expectations, taking home the championship with wins on Friday and Saturday.

Seven hundred thirty-seven days. That is how long we waited. But, it was worth it. Because, as of Sunday, some semblance of order finally, finally, returned to our lives in the most exciting way imaginable. We can take a couple of deep breaths, go about our daily business knowing that two plus two is four, and that Tiger Woods is, well, Tiger Woods.