The field hockey team enters the year with a preseason ranking of 11th in the nation, and looks to overcome an early exit from the postseason in 2014. The team finished with a solid 12-3 record in 2014 but fell short of expectations, finishing in fourth place in the NESCAC.

Coming away with wins in several close games, the Jeffs went into postseason play with their confidence peaking. However, the team that was so accustomed to winning close games lost a 1-0 nail-biter to Tufts in the early rounds of the NESCAC tournament, taking an unexpected exit from postseason play.

While the Amherst men’s basketball season typically picks up in early November, the team had an unusual opportunity to play together a little earlier this year. In mid-August, the team took a 10-day trip to Italy, a visit that consisted of team bonding and sightseeing as well as some basketball mixed in along the way.


After placing ninth in the nation to conclude their 2014 season, the men’s cross country team looks to return to the NCAA Division III championships in 2015 and make some noise at the regional level along the way.

Key graduates include Greg Turissini ’15, Romy Sklar ’15 and KC Fussell ’15, but Amherst will also return talented runners who can build off their year or two of experience.

Mohamed Hussein ’18 took the conference by storm in his first-year campaign, placing 12th overall at the NESCAC meet and also placing 23rd overall at the NCAA championships.

Amherst volleyball graduated just one senior from the 2014 team and again set their sights on the NESCAC tournament and post season play.

This past season the Jeffs finished with a 21-7 overall record, including an 8-2 record in NESCAC games. The team also earned a berth to the NESCAC championship and beat Connecticut College in the quarterfinals 3-1. They fell in the semifinals to the eventual champions, Williams, by a score of 3-1.

This year the men’s soccer team looks to continue its impressive streak of five straight Sweet 16 appearances and nine consecutive trips to the NCAA tournament.

After an undefeated season last year, the Amherst football team certainly has high expectations for 2015.

In their 2014 campaign, the Jeffs secured the NESCAC championship in a decisive 17-9 victory over Williams on Pratt Field, the first of the “Biggest Little Game in America” series to be played under the lights.

After securing a third-place finish at the spring national championships, the Amherst women’s tennis team returns this fall as a forced to reckoned with.

With a depth of strong players in every class contributing last year in the Jeffs’ top spots, the team seems to be in a good position to continue their momentum and perhaps even take down their archrival Williams, last year’s national champion.