In each of the past four seasons, the Lady Jeffs had taken home second place at NESCACs, narrowly missing the first league championship in the program’s history. Now, the wait is finally over. Setting a school mark with 1927.5 points over the three-day NESCAC Championship event, the Lady Jeffs stormed into Brunswick, Maine and captured their first ever conference title.

I’ve got New York in my blood. My dad was born in Manhattan, and my Mom grew up in Brooklyn Heights; we return to the city at least once a year, whether for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, a birthday or just a three-day weekend. Even though I consider myself a New Hampshire kid, a part of me feels very much at home in the city.

The women’s squash team capped their season in impressive fashion, finishing ranked 15th nationally in the season-ending CSA National Championship Kurtz Cup held at Yale Univ The Lady Jeffs fell to Dartmouth and George Washington before rallying to defeat Franklin & Marshall in their final match of the season.

In their first match of the Kurtz Cup, the eighth-seeded Jeffs were clearly overmatched against top-seeded and No. 9 nationally Dartmouth, falling 9-0.

They only managed to win one game in the defeat, which came from first-year standout Taryn Clary ’16.

The Amherst women’s hockey team earned the third seed in the upcoming NESCAC playoffs after suffering two tough losses to No. 7 Bowdoin last weekend, with the Polar Bears clinching the second seed in the conference tournament. The Lord Jeffs fell short on Saturday, 4-0, before dropping a 3-1 decision on Sunday in the final game of the regular season. No. 10 Amherst finished at 10-5-1 in league play (12-10-1 overall), after a five-game conference win streak brought them back from .500 in late January.


The men’s indoor track and field team traveled to Cambridge, Mass. last weekend to compete in the USATF New England Championships, hosted at Harvard.

The Jeffs’ middle- and long-distance runners continued their strong indoor season, led by Matt Melton ’14, who took home gold in the 800.

With the pack still together entering the final straightway, Melton pulled away and outkicked the field, winning in a time of 1:52.26, just .4 seconds ahead of second-place finisher Mike DePaul.

In a thrilling triple-overtime epic, the men’s basketball team wrapped up their regular season with a huge victory over No. 3-ranked Middlebury last Tuesday. It was a stunning finish to a game that looked all but wrapped up late in the second half with Amherst nursing a double-digit lead. Yet, a fierce Panthers’ comeback in the last five minutes left the score deadlocked at the end of regulation. Three nip-and-tuck overtime sessions followed, highlighted by an incredible, Sportscenter-worthy basket by Willy Workman ’13 to keep Amherst in the game.

After a gut-wrenching 4-2 loss to Williams on Friday, the men’s hockey team rebounded to a thrilling 5-3 comeback win over Middlebury in the regular season finale last Saturday. With the victory, the Jeffs (15-6-3, 11-5-2 NESCAC) clinched home-ice advantage in the NESCAC Tournament quarterfinals. As the No. 4 seed, the Jeffs have earned a rematch with No. 5 Middlebury (12-10-2, 11-5-2 NESCAC) at Orr Rink this Saturday at 1 p.m.