In the past 10 days, 20th-ranked Amherst men’s hockey team has surged to a record of 3-0-1. They are coming off of a turbulent season last year, which saw some major upsets, including a serendipitous NESCAC tournament run in which Amherst eventually fell to Trinity in the championship game.

The purple and white opened up the 2016-2017 season in dramatic fashion against Hamilton. They finished with a 1-1 tie after two exhausting overtimes that tested the Amherst defense.

In its final week of competition, the Amherst women’s cross country team managed to clinch seventh place out of 59 teams at the New England Regional Championship held at Westfield State University.

As had been the case all year, first-year Katherine Treanor and junior Nicky Roberts were outstanding for the purple and white. Treanor placed third overall in the 406 runner field, with a time of 21:22.37, trailing second place finisher Megan McCandless of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology by a mere six seconds and first place Brittany Bowman of Tufts by eight.

The Amherst women’s cross country team traveled to Waterville, Maine this past weekend, and managed to steal fifth place in the NESCAC championship. This result comes after Amherst managed a commendable fourth place finish at the championships in 2015.

After competing against high-level division I and II teams all fall, the purple and white had seen their fair share of formidable opponents. However, at a tournament as highly competitive and unpredictable as the NESCAC championship, Amherst needed to put forth their very best race of the year just to place.

The Amherst women’s ice hockey team claimed a strong 4-0 win this past Wednesday, Feb. 1 against Salem State, and had the rest of the weekend off from play.

The purple and white came out strong on Wednesday, scoring three goals in the first period. Eight minutes into the game, Jocelyn Hunyadi ’19 took a pass from Anne Malloy ’20 and found the top corner of the goal to put Amherst up 1-0.

The Amherst women’s cross country team sent four runners to the James Early Invitational over fall break to compete against a strong field of division three competitors.

Amherst placed one runner, Monica Nimmagadda ’18 in the, top-100, as Nimmagadda’s time of 24:33.73 was good for an 88th place overall finish. First-year Kristin Ratliff finished 30 seconds behind Nimmagadda with a time of 25:03.23 that positioned her at 122nd out of the field of 459.

The Amherst women’s cross country team traveled to rival territory this past weekend to participate in the Purple Valley Invitational. Out of a pool of 23 teams, which was expanded from the 17 that competed in the 2015 meet, the purple and white sped to a ninth place finish.

SUNY Geneseo took the title, with four runners finishing in the top-20 out of 274 runners. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and host-team Williams jockeyed for second and third, and the only other NESCAC to place above Amherst was a veteran-heavy Tufts team in fourth.

This past Sunday, Amherst kicked off their season at the University of Massachusetts Invitational, finishing seventh in the field. The 25th ranked Amherst women’s cross country team proudly returned this year after a strong 2015 campaign. Last fall, they competed in seven local and regional meets, including the University of Massachusetts Invitational, Little Threes and the Purple Valley Invitational.

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