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.

The Mammoths had an impressive showing this weekend, at the local University of Massachusetts Amherst Invitational.
Coming off of their strong individual performances at the Amherst Spring Fling Invitational tournament last Saturday, April 8, the Amherst squad looked to continue their success and qualify individually for the New England Championships and NCAA Outdoor Championship tournaments.

Kiana Herold ’17 posted the highest Amherst finish of the day, logging a second place finish in the 13-woman event with a height of 1.66 meters.

The Amherst women’s golf team made a strong showing this weekend, April 15 to 16, on their home course at Hickory Ridge Golf Club. The team finished with a combined score of 628 to place third at the Jack Leaman Invitational.

On day one of competition, the Mammoths were led by Morgan Yurosek ’20 and Jamie Gracie ’17, who each shot a 79 on Saturday, while Emily Young ’20, Jessica Jeong ’20 and Kate Weiss ’19 each carded rounds of 83. Competing as individuals, Katie Roseberg ’19 and Maggie Schoeller ’19 shot an 85 and an 87, respectively.

The Amherst men’s squash team hosted the Little III Championship meet at the Davenport squash courts this weekend. The No. 25 men’s squad split with rivals Wesleyan and Williams, bringing their overall record to a middling 5-6 on the season.

In Amherst’s close 5-4 victory over Wesleyan, the purple and white secured wins on the lower five courts while the Amherst competitors on courts one through four fell to their Cardinal opponents.

Sally Marx ’14 knew that if Hillary Clinton ever ran for president, she was going to be part of it. A Bethesda, Maryland native, she has been following the former Secretary of State’s lengthy public career and admiring Hillary as a strong female role model since she was old enough to recognize Clinton’s face on television and in the news. “She’s such a kindhearted person, you could see that from afar,” said Marx on what initially drew her to Clinton. She continued to trace Clinton’s sometimes turbulent career as she committed to play basketball at Amherst College.

“You have a girl crush,” my teammates responded, after I finally stopped raving about the hour I spent interviewing Rachael Abernethy at breakfast.
I opened my mouth to protest, but further consideration resulted in unabashed agreement. I was starstruck. Abernethy was everything I, as an incoming first-year, imagined an Amherst student would be. We met for a crowded 9 a.m. Val breakfast, but even amongst the gossip, debate, and chatter, Abernethy made me feel as though I was the only person in the room.