Last spring proved a fruitful one for both the men’s and women’s golf teams, bringing a slew of top five finishes and even tournament victories.

Majesty does not even begin to capture the poignancy and exhilarating splendor that “Beasts of the Southern Wild” radiates in its narrative. Exquisiteness often belies timidity and risk-averse strategies, but even with its gritty background the film nevertheless manages to both feed your curiosity for an intriguing story and appeals to your sentimental side.

The volleyball team got off to a strong start this weekend, going 3-1 at the Johnson & Wales Invitational in their first game action since a record-breaking 2010 season that saw the team compile a stunning 25-4 record.
The Firedogs opened tournament play by crushing Bridgewater State, despite being shorthanded due to multiple course conflicts. The players who were able to play brought their best efforts, however, and Bridgewater State had no chance from the beginning.

After being dropped from the national rankings Tuesday morning, the Lady Jeffs responded in style, making a strong case for their reinstatement with a huge 1-0 win over Trinity later that day. The Bantams were the 15th-ranked team in the nation, but Amherst came into the matchup with confidence, having won the last two matchups against Trinity.

After an intense, rigorous and sweat-drenched preseason, the men’s soccer team justified its national No. 19 ranking with a pair of non-league wins over the weekend. On Saturday, the Jeffs handily defeated Colby-Sawyer College 3-0 to open the season on a victorious note. The team then continued its winning ways Sunday with a 2-1 double-overtime victory over Bridgewater State University.

After capturing the NCAA championship this past spring, the men’s tennis team launched into its fall season with an array of impressive performances at the Trinity Invitational Tournament this past weekend.

Justin Reindel ’14 stormed past the competition to win the ‘A Flight’ singles title, while Eli Mlaver ’14 captured the ‘B Flight’ singles championship. In doubles action, the tandem of Daniel Keolasy ’13 and Surainder Asokaraj ’12 secured the ‘B Flight’ doubles title.

If somebody offered you $1 million dollars to play one season in the National Football League (NFL), would you do it? Undoubtedly, the majority of readers with any interest in football would jump at the opportunity with unbridled enthusiasm.

It is the NFL, after all­­—who wouldn’t take a chance to have the glory of playing on Sundays in front of a nation of rabid fans? In fact, if we had a million bucks lying around in the bank, I’m betting many of us would give it all up for a chance to suit up for our favorite teams.