The Amherst men’s basketball team returns to the court this season with high hopes, despite having just graduated eight seniors. These seniors had formed the core of an Amherst squad that made it to four consecutive NCAA tournaments, including two Final Fours. They had also domianted the team leader-board in most statistical categories. Although the squad as a whole is smaller this year than it had been in past years, coach David Hixon said they are excited about the challenge that this will bring.

Despite the difficulties the team faced last postseason, Amherst men’s squash looks to put together another strong season. With Head Coach Peter Robson entering his 31st season at the helm of Amherst squash, the team looks to build upon last season’s individual successes.

Junior Harith Khawaja earned All-NESCAC honors, finishing the season with a combined record of 6-13 in regular season play on courts one and two.

Coming off a season that saw the 2016-2017 Amherst women’s basketball team finish with an incredible 33-0, the Mammoths will look to recapture some of the success that saw the tean captured both a NESCAC title and Division III National Championship. This was the program’s second ever national championship and first ever undefeated season.

The Amherst women’s soccer team extended its win streak to four and its unbeaten streak to six with a victory over the Wesleyan Cardinals in the Mammoths’ sole match-up of the week on Saturday.

The win came at a crucial time in the season, as the Mammoths needed to top the Cardinals in order to secure a spot in the upcoming NESCAC tournament. Saturday also marked Amherst’s homecoming and the team’s Senior Day.

The Amherst College men’s club soccer team went 1-1 last week — falling short of taking down division-leader Umass A in a narrow 3-2 loss on Friday, Oct. 13 before dispatching Harvard B 4-1 on Sunday, Oct. 15 to end the regular season. Ending with a 7-2-1 record, the team, more commonly referred to as AFC (Amherst Football Club), just missed out on an at-large bid to the playoffs.

The Amherst College football team traveled up to Waterville, Maine this past weekend to take on the Colby Mules. Behind a stellar defensive effort, the Mammoths rebounded from the previous weekend’s loss with a dominating 40-7 win.

This past weekend, Amherst field hockey played two away games, facing off against fellow NESCAC schools Colby and Bates. Unfortunately, the Mammoths suffered two close losses. Both games ended with final scores of 1-0.

Amherst played the Colby Mules on Saturday, Oct. 14, and it was a closely matched affair, with both Amherst and Colby registering five shots on goal. Amherst had eight total shots, which bested Colby’s five. Amherst also had sixteen penalty corners, while Colby only had four.