The past week brought great success for the Amherst College field hockey team as it picked up two crucial wins. One came over non-conference foe Keene State on Wednesday, Sept. 17 while the second was a key NESCAC victory over Williams on Saturday, Sept. 20.

In the Jeffs’ defeat of the Owls, Ellie Anderson ’15 opened up the scoring just over nine minutes into the contest. Anderson received the pass from Madeline Tank ’15 and netted her first goal of the 2014 season. Anderson’s goal would proe to be the game-winner, but Caroline Fiore ’18 added insurance just over a minute later.

The Amherst field hockey team faced another setback this weekend, falling 2-1 to the defending national champions, Bowdoin. Despite first-year Caroline Fiore scoring her first collegiate goal, Amherst couldn’t top the Polar Bears and drops to 2-2 on the year and 1-2 in NESCAC competition.

The Amherst field hockey team opened its season on Wednesday, Sept. 3 with a decisive 7-0 victory over Connecticut College. Several Jeffs tallied points to lift 10th-ranked Amherst over the unranked Camels.

After dropping their first two matches of 2013 in overtime the Amherst field hockey team rattled off 13 consecutive victories, en route to the program’s first-ever number-one seed in the NESCAC tournament. Their impressive run was cut short by just one goal, falling to Middlebury 1-0 in last year’s semifinal. After being snubbed by the NCAA tournament selection committee, this year’s goal is obvious.

Sophomore phenom Noah Browne represented Amherst men’s squash at the 2014 CSA Individual Championships held at Univ. of Penn. this past weekend.

Browne, ranked 33rd in the country, posted a 1-2 record for the tournament after facing a tough draw.

In the opening round of play, Browne suffered a 3-0 defeat to Ramit Tandon of Columbia, who is ranked third in the country, by a score of 11-2, 11-3 and 11-5. Tandon would go on to advance to the semifinals.

The Amherst men’s squash team sent their top four players to compete in the CSA Div. III Individual Championships this past weekend at Bowdoin.

In its first year, the tournament hosted 48 student athletes from 14 Div. III schools, including many from the NESCAC.

Playing in a field of 32 in the A bracket, Noah Browne ’16, seeded first, won his opening match against MIT’s Tyler Finkelstein with ease, sweeping him 3-0 to move onto the round of sixteen.


Men’s indoor track scored 159 points to edge host Springfield College and claim first place in the Springfield Invitational, held this past Saturday, Jan. 31. The meet was the first Jeffs’ team win this season.

First-year David Ingraham started the day with a win for the Jeffs, finishing the 600-meter race with a time of 1:26.22. His teammate, Jamie Sandel ’17 followed close behind with a time of 1:26.45, coming in second place in the field. Sandel also legged out a time of 9.04 for a third-place finish in the 60-meter hurdles.