When I asked Ali Doswell’s family, friends, coaches and professors to describe her, the most common word was not “athletic” or “talented” or any of the typical superlatives you would expect for the reigning Division III Player of the Year for women’s basketball. Instead, the common trait attributed to the Richmond, Virginia native was “grace.”

The Amherst College women’s golf team notched a first-place finish at the Williams Spring Invitational on Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23 to conclude regular season action.

Competing against a six-team field, the Mammoths, led by first-year Morgan Yurosek and senior Jamie Gracie, shot an impressive 304 on day one and a 308 on day two to claim the victory.

Amherst finished the first day six strokes ahead of Williams thanks to standout performances by Kate Weiss (75), Gracie (76) and Yurosek (76).

Amherst baseball won their first two home games this week in blowout fashion, rolling over Springfield for a 20-5 victory on March 29 and taking down regional rivals Keene State on April 3. The purple and white’s victory over the Owls of Keene State came after five straight games were postponed due to inclement weather.

Amherst women’s swimming and diving wrapped up an impressive season with its 21st consecutive top-15 finish at NCAA Championships March 15-18. The team finished 15th, and the showing was highlighted by several standout individual performances.

Amherst baseball saw an exciting start to their season last week, March 12-19, as the team went 3-5 on their spring break trip to Port Charlotte, Florida. The purple and white took down two ranked teams, recording wins over No. 4 Keystone College and No. 21 Marietta College.

Amherst women’s squash picked up their seventh straight victory last Sunday en route to the program’s fourth Walker Cup title since 2009.

Friday, Feb. 24 and Saturday, Feb. 25 saw two blowout victories for the purple and white against St. Lawrence University and William Smith College.

Sunday’s match proved more difficult, however, with Amherst clawing their way back to a 5-4 win over No. 17 Franklin and Marshall in the deciding match of the tournament.

The weekend started favorably for the purple and white, as they matched up with No. 23 St. Lawrence.

The Amherst men’s hockey team split this weekend’s conference matchups, falling to Tufts and pulling off a 4-0 win against the Camels of Connecticut College to solidify the purple and white as the sixth-ranked team in the NESCAC.
Amherst started its weekend on the road in Medford, Massachusetts, facing Tufts on Friday, Feb. 10.

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