The women’s softball team extended its record-breaking win streak to 17 on Sunday with a doubleheader sweep of rival Williams to remain undefeated in the NESCAC. Last Friday, the Lord Jeffs used a late three-run homer to defeat the Ephs on the road, after grabbing both wins in a double header against Worcester Polytechnic Institute on Wednesday.
While the emotional and classy press conference announcing the release of Peyton Manning from the Indianapolis Colts immediately led to myriad musings about possible destinations for the future Hall-of-Famer, it still could not cast aside the grim shadow caused by the alleged New Orleans Saints’ bounty program.
In fact, none of the usual NFL offseason obsessions, such as free agency or April’s NFL Draft, have managed to block the bounty program from the forefront of the sports world.
After falling just short of a National Championship last season, the women’s tennis team opened their 2012 campaign in great form over spring break. The Lady Jeffs, who finished as the NCAA runner-up last year, looked very strong and were undefeated in their four contests. They have since begun their NESCAC season, traveling to Williams this past weekend where they lost a closely fought battle.
On Tuesday, March 29, the Amherst LEADS program hosted an event to encourage student-athletes to engage in their community. The event, called “Caring Deeply,” is the fifth part of a year-long series of events directed at first-year student-athletes in the First Year Initiative Program.
Propelled by a three-goal outburst in the second period, the men’s hockey team advanced to the NCAA Frozen Four with an impressive 3-1 win over Plattsburgh State at Orr Rink this past Saturday. The victory catapults Amherst (24-3-1) into its first Frozen Four appearance in program history.
The No. 2-ranked Jeffs will travel to Lake Placid, NY this weekend to take on No. 3 SUNY Oswego (23-3-2) in the national semifinals. Top-seeded Norwich takes on No. 5 St. Norbert’s in the other semifinal.