The Amherst men’s swimming and diving team traveled to Bowdoin this past weekend to race in the NESCAC championships.

In the first event, the 200-yard freestyle relay, the Jeff squad of Connor Sholtis ’15, Conor Deveney ’15, Alex Dreisbach ’17 and Tyler Hampton ’15 finished third. The Jeffs also cashed in with the 500-yard freestyle, as seven swimmers accrued 110 points, led by Parker Moody ’14 and first-year Connor Haley, who both earned NCAA ‘B’ cuts.

For athletes of all levels across America and the rest of the world, sports are about competition, character building and the camaraderie of teamwork.

Championship season started this weekend for the Amherst indoor tracks teams, as both the men and women participated in the New England Div. III Championships.


The women’s championships took place held at Springfield College, and the Jeffs, led by record-setting performances from Naomi Bates ’14 and Kiana Herold ’17, finished fourth overall in a field of 28 teams.

The Lady Jeffs came home champions of the Walker Cup this past weekend at the CSA National Team Championships at Princeton University. 43 teams participated, spread throughout six divisions; 17th-ranked Amherst competed in the C Division as the top seed.

The Amherst men’s ice hockey team finished their season by splitting a pair of away games at Middlebury and at Williams. Closing out the regular season on a high note with a 4-1 win over archrival Ephs, the Jeffs locked up the second seed in the NESCAC tournament.

This weekend marked the end of the regular season for the Amherst women’s hockey team. The Jeffs traveled to Brunswick, Maine to face Bowdoin in a two game series. 10th-ranked Amherst succeeded in preserving the second seed in the NESCAC after going 1-1 on the weekend. The Jeffs departed Brunswick with a 13-6-5 overall record and a 9-3-4 mark in the conference.

The second-seeded Amherst women’s basketball team found an easy victory over Hamilton this past weekend in the NESCAC Quarterfinals. With the win, the Jeffs improved their home win streak to 98 games.

Amherst held Hamilton to a 22.9 percent shooting average, while they shot an impressive 57.1 percent, including 15 three pointers.