The men’s lacrosse team rolled to two decisive wins this past week, remaining undefeated on the season at 4-0. On March 7, Amherst cruised to a 20-4 victory in front of a crowd of 275 for their home opener against Bowdoin.The Jeffs then traveled to Skidmore on March 10, where they came away with a 16-7 win.

Charlie Gill ’16 started things off early on Saturday, scoring the first goal of the game just 28 seconds into play. Under a minute later, fellow junior Dylan Park notched a goal of his own, and Quinn Moroney ’16 added one more to wrap up the first-quarter scoring.

The Amherst men’s tennis team spent their Fall Break on a road trip, traveling to face top-tier opponents, seventh-ranked Johns Hopkins and ninth-ranked Carnegie Mellon, for their first dual matches of the fall. The Jeffs came away with two key 5-4 victories to start the season undefeated for the second straight year.

“I think from an expectations standpoint, I was just excited to see how the guys were going to compete and how we would handle two tough dual matches early in the season,” said head coach Todd Doebler on his thoughts heading into the weekend.

Several members of the Amherst men’s tennis team traveled to Middlebury this past weekend to compete in the 2014 USTA/ITA Regional Championships. The Jeffs have experienced widespread success at this tournament, dating back to 2010 when Moritz Koenig ’11 and Wes Waterman ’12 defeated Mark Kahan ’13 and Luis Rattenhuber ’13 for the doubles title. Since then, Amherst has brought home either a singles or doubles crown in each proceeding year, featuring an all-Amherst singles final in 2012 when Andrew Yaraghi ’16 topped Ben Fife ’16 for the title.

Riding that championship high, the Amherst men’s tennis team is ready to begin its quest to defend the Jeffs’ second ever NCAA Div. III title. After a nearly spotless spring season that featured 26 wins, the Jeffs had a perfect postseason, going 7-0 and capturing both the NESCAC and national championships.

The Amherst men’s tennis team will be welcoming a new head coach this year, Todd Doebler. A die-hard Philadelphia sports fan who still has been known to call into Philly sports talk radio, Doebler brings with him a love for the game as well as wide variety of coaching experiences, both at the Div. I and III level. He is excited to join the Amherst community, and the team is equally as excited to have him.

Q: Where are you from?
A: I am originally from Hatfield, Pa. Not too far from Philadelphia.

What an amazing year it was for the Amherst men’s tennis team, losing just three times in nearly 40 matches and garnering a NESCAC and NCAA title along the way. It’s hard to think the season could have gone any better.

The baseball team returned to NCAA Div. III Regionals this spring for the second straight season. After qualifying for the NESCAC Championships as the second seed in the west division, the Jeffs saw their chances of a repeat conference title crumble before their eyes, as they lost 9-5 to Tufts and 4-2 to Bates the next day.