Baseball

Amherst baseball enjoyed another winning season, posting a 27-15 record and returning to the Division III NCAA regionals for their third straight season. The team narrowly missed a NESCAC title, falling to Wesleyan in the extra-inning championship game thriller.

Mike Odenwaelder ’16 was named the NESCAC player of the year for the second straight season. He led the league in hits and total bases, posting a .373 batting average. He also blasted seven homers in additional to stealing 15 bases.

A triple major with a formidable mind, Daniel Ang is a true poster child for the liberal arts. While majoring in math, music and physics, Ang has composed award-winning musical works, including a thesis, and conducted groundbreaking research in the lab. To Ang, the liberal arts education has made these milestones possible. He was able to meaningfully explore many disciplines, all while connecting and collaborating with professors and peers in an “irreplaceable” way.

Two Passions

When I first met Zalia Rojas, I was attending my first practice for Amherst College’s Gospel Choir, Resurrect. Though she sang brilliantly in the alto section, what really made her stand out were the witty comments she made during our down time. As the semester progressed, it became clear to me that Rojas was more than just funny jokes. She is a generous figure that everyone could count on. Although we weren’t able to form a deeper relationship before Rojas’ time at Amherst was over, she has positively influenced my life in notable ways.

Men’s ice hockey played to a 22-5-2 record in a thrilling season that earned them a NESCAC championship and brought them to the NCAA tournament semifinals.

Do you remember when Macklemore performed at Amherst for the spring concert a few years ago? You can thank Peter Crane for that. Or have you ever taken an AAS shuttle to Boston, Bradley Airport, or New York before breaks? You can thank Crane for that as well. Were you glad to hear about the creation of the Title IX Policy Committee, too? Yet again, this in part is thanks to Peter Crane.

The women’s tennis team looked to repeat its NCAA championship finals appearance from last year, but fell just short, losing to Williams in the semi-finals. The team had a stellar run, going 16-5.

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