The Year in Sports

To celebrate the end of the academic year, The Student rounds up highlights from the end-of-year news in sports.

Field Hockey

Second-team All-American Sam Maynard ’25 led the Mammoths with a career-high 15 goals this season. She scored four game-winners and notched three hat tricks. The squad was 9-6 in the regular season, which was highlighted by a win away at Little-Three rival Wesleyan in October. Maynard made the conference first team, while Kat Mason ’25, Muffie Mazambani ’24, and Kate Smith ’25 were named to the second team. The Mammoths advanced to the semifinals of the NESCAC Tournament following a big overtime win against Tufts but ultimately fell to Middlebury. The team will graduate two seniors this May.

Women’s Basketball

The Mammoths closed out the regular season with a strong 19-5 record, picking up a win against archrival Williams, going 2-0 in a midseason tournament in Florida, and winning a double-overtime thriller against Trinity. Guard Kori Barach ’25 led the team in most major categories, with 13.9 points per game, 3.0 assists per game, and 7.2 rebounds per game. She was named to the Second Team All-NESCAC. The team also excelled in the classroom, as the only team with all eleven eligible players taking home NESCAC All-Academic honors. The Mammoths’ season ended with a loss to Middlebury in the first round of the conference tournament.

Men’s Basketball

Second-team All-Conference Center Will Scherer ’25 did it all for the men’s basketball team this winter. He led the team with 10.2 rebounds per game and 1.7 assists per game, scoring the second most total points. The Mammoths finished the season 15-10 and 5-5 in conference play. Season highlights included wins over Wesleyan and Tufts. They split the season series with Williams, nearly beating the Ephs in their own gym in January when a comeback effort fell just short. The team's season ended with another loss to Williams in the NESCAC semifinals. They will say goodbye to two seniors this spring.

Women’s Cross Country

Sophia Price ’25 was the first Mammoth to cross the line at the NCAA Division III championships in November. She was one of nine Amherst runners at the meet, where the squad finished 18th in the nation. After a strong runner-up finish at the Regional Championship, Sylvan Wold ’25, Claire Callon ’25, Price, Julia Schor ’25, Daphne Witherell ’27, and Allison Lounsbury ’26 received all-region accolades. Wold and Callon were also named to the second all-NESCAC team after top-14 finishes at the NESCAC championships. The successful end to the season built on a strong start: the Mammoths opened their campaign with first-place finishes at the Smith Invitational and the Little Three Championships in September.

Men’s Cross Country

The men’s cross country team finished the season with an eighteenth-place finish at the NCAA Division III championships in Pennsylvania. It was the team’s best showing since 2018. Theo Dassin ’24, Nick Edwards-Levin ’25, Thomas Stephens ’26, and Harrison Dow ’27 earned All-NESCAC honors for their performances at the conference championship, where the team finished fourth overall. Dassin led the way with an eighth-place finish. Dow, who finished 14th, was named conference Rookie of the Year. The squad has now finished in the top two at NESCACs in six of the last eight years. The team will graduate four seniors.


It was a 7-11 regular season for the women’s volleyball team. The season was highlighted by sweeps away at Bowdoin and Connecticut College. The Mammoths would go on to again sweep the Camels in the first round of the NESCAC tournament, but they were then bounced by Wesleyan in the next round. Outside hitter Charlotte Rasmussen ’26 led the team in kills, with a .214 percentage. She was named to the All-NESCAC second team at the end of the season. Lizzie Papalia ’25 and Kinsey Cronin ’25 were given 2023 College Sports Communicators Academic All-District honors.


The football team finished the season with a 4-5 record. Though it fell short of a winning record, it ended the season on a high note with a homecoming game victory against Williams. A 92-yard fourth-quarter drive proved the difference, as a large crowd of students and alumni celebrated the first win against Williams since 2018. Three Mammoths were named to all NESCAC teams. Defensive back Luke Harmon ’26, who led the team in both tackles and interceptions, was selected to the conference first team. Two seniors, linebacker Andy Skirzenski ’24 and offensive tackle Jake Yoffee ’24E, made the second team.

Women’s Golf

The women’s golf team ended the season ranked No. 14 in the nation. Their season was propelled by top-three finishes at the Jekyll Island Collegiate Invitational and the Jack Leaman Invitational, played on the team’s home course in Amherst. The team ended the season with a fourth-place finish at the NESCAC tournament, behind strong performances from underclassmen. First-year Annabelle Chen ’27 was the team’s top performer at NESCACs, shooting an eleven-over 153 over 36 holes, good for fifth place. She was joined in the top 20 by Abby Kim ’27, Jessica Huang ’25, and Lindsey Huang ’26.

Men’s Golf

The men’s golf team finished the season with a sixth-place showing at the NESCAC championship in April. Playing at the Brunswick Golf Club in Maine, Leland Tsai ’27 shot a combined five-over par across the two days of play, finishing 9th place overall. Rhys Burgess ’27 shot his way into the top 20 with three back-nine birdies on Sunday. Prior to NESCACs, season highlights included a 4th out of 22 performance at the Bowdoin Invitational. The team will bid farewell to three seniors this spring, but with strong performances from first-years, the future looks promising.

Women’s Ice Hockey

The women’s ice hockey team followed up a 2023 campaign that took them to the national championship game with another strong season. The Mammoths finished the regular season with a 20-2-2 record, closing out with a pair of emphatic wins against Williams in February. They took down Bowdoin in the first round of the NESCAC championship but ultimately fell to Hamilton in the semifinals. Their NCAA championship run ended in the first round with a loss to Elmira College. Coach Jeff Matthews was named NESCAC Coach of the Year, and four players were named to the all-conference teams. Goalkeeper Natalie Scott ’26 and senior forward Rylee Glennon ’24 were named to the first team, while sophomores Emily Hohmann ’26 and Maeve Reynolds ’26 made the second team.

Men’s Ice Hockey

The men’s ice hockey team finished the regular season with a 14-9-1 record, going 9-8-1 in conference play. Surprisingly, the squad fared better on the road, where they went 9-4-1, than at home, where they won fewer than half their games. It was a strong offensive season, as the Mammoths led the NESCAC in goals per game. The team notched signature wins away at Williams and Wesleyan, though they lost a close contest against the Ephs at home later in the season following two late Williams goals. Ryan Tucker ’24 led the conference in goals and secured first-team all-NESCAC honors.

Women’s Lacrosse

The Mammoths closed out the season ranked the No. 13 team in the nation. Their 8-7 regular season record included a dominant nine-goal road win at Williams. The squad was on a four-game winning streak in the second half of the campaign before narrow losses against Tufts and Trinity to close out the season. The Mammoths were unfortunate to draw No. 1-ranked Middlebury in the first round of the conference tournament. They lost 21-4 against the undefeated Panthers. Three players — Clara Sosa ’26, Jessye Salmon ’26, and Mia Raven ’27 — were named to the conference second team. Raven also took home NESCAC Rookie of the Year honors.

Men’s Lacrosse

The men’s lacrosse team also ended the year as the nation’s No. 13 ranked team after a 10-5 regular season that saw them go 6-4 in conference play. Signature moments included a 12-4 victory over Williams and a win over No. 2 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute — RPI’s first loss of the season. The Mammoths also nearly beat No. 4 Tufts in a late-season thriller but ultimately fell to a late goal. Seven Mammoths were rewarded for their play with all-conference nods. Lawson Laverty ’25 and Thompson Lau ’26 were named to the first team, while Louie Adams ’24, Alex Giacobbe ’25, Nicholas Kopp ’25, Bob Gross ’26, and Matthew Sheinberg ’26 made the second team.

Women’s Soccer

A late winner against Bowdoin secured the Mammoths a second-straight NESCAC Championship, where they were the top seed after a season that saw them go 13-1-1. The Mammoths then entered the NCAA Division III tournament, ranked as the No. 4 team in the nation. They cruised through two rounds but ultimately fell to Messiah University in the round of 16. Defender Charlotte Huang ’25, a second-team All-American and NESCAC defender of the year, and forward Patience Kum ’25, a first-team All-American, led the way. That duo was named to the conference first team, along with Precious Novidzro ’27 (who also won Rookie of the Year), Abby Schwartz ’24, and Fiona Bernet ’25. Sierra Rosado ’25 was named to the second team. Coach Jen Hughes was named Division III women’s coach of the year.

Men’s Soccer

The Mammoths were just a few minutes from a national title, falling by a single goal to St. Olaf in overtime of the national championship game. The season, which included a second-straight NESCAC championship and a 10-2-3 record, was powered by senior forward Ada Okorogheye ’24, who was named player of the year in the NESCAC and Division III as a whole. Head coach Justin Serpone joined him as men’s coach of the year. Okorogheye, midfielder Ignacio Cubbedu ’24, and defender Ben Clark-Eden ’25 were named to the conference first team. Forward Mohammed Nuhu was awarded NESCAC Rookie of the Year honors and was also selected to the first team.

Women’s Squash

The Mammoths finished the regular season with a dominant stretch of conference play, taking down Bowdoin, Colby, Bates, and Wesleyan. They closed the year with a 12-7 regular season record and ranked as the No. 17 team in the country. The NESCAC tournament did not go as hoped, with a first-round loss to Williams in a narrow 4-5 contest. The Ephs were again the stumbling block in the College Squash Association (CSA) Kurtz Cup national tournament. The Mammoths lost 3-6 but made a successful consolation bracket run to claim 5th place overall. Top-of-the-latter Callie DeLalio ’24 was named to the NESCAC first team going 12-11 against opponents’ top players all year.

Men’s Squash

The men’s squash team finished the season as the No. 16 squad in the nation. An 11-7 regular season was highlighted by dominant wins over Wesleyan and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Mammoths fell in the first round of the NESCAC tournament, dropping a close 4-5 match against Colby. They opened the CSA Hoehn Cup national tournament with a 5-4 win over Franklin and Marshall before losing 3-6 to Williams in the semifinal. Senior Adam Lichtmacher ’24 was named to the NESCAC first team, matching up against each opponent’s top player all season and finishing with a 7-12 record.


It was a season of adjustments for the women’s softball team under new coach Diann Ramsey. The squad finished 7-28, faring better on the road than at home. The season was highlighted by a 9-8 victory over Little-Three and NESCAC rival Wesleyan that featured three RBIs from Olivia Aitkin ’26, a late two-run swing following a pair of Cardinals errors, and a strong pitching performance from Annalise Knop ’27. The Mammoths also picked up wins away at Trinity and against a number of non-conference opponents, including a 13-0 mercy-rule victory over Union College. The team will say goodbye to two seniors this spring.


The baseball team ended the season with a 25-11 overall record and went 8-4 in conference play. They closed the season on an especially high note, sweeping Williams 3-0 in the last conference series of the year, this year's installment of the oldest matchup in collegiate baseball. In the conference tournament, the squad bounced back from a loss to take the first-round series 2-1 over Bowdoin. However, consecutive losses to Colby and Tufts during the double-elimination championship weekend ended the Mammoths' season. Jack Sampedro ’25 was named to the conference first team, while Jack McDermott ’25 and Charlie LaFreniere ’27 made the second team.

Women’s Swimming and Diving

Five Mammoths earned All-American honors at the NCAA Division III championships in Greensboro, North Carolina. Senior diver Sydney Bluestein ’25 was named to the first team for her performance in the one-meter diving competition and to the second team for her dives from the three-meter boards. Paige Arnold ’27 finished 14th in the 100-yard butterfly, good for second-team honors. Maeve Kelley ’27, NESCAC Rookie of the Year, received a first-team nod for the 500-yard freestyle and second-team honors in the 1650-yard freestyle. Lucy Smith ’27 made the second team in the 50- and 100-yard freestyle events. Lauren Eng ’24 joined Arnold, Kelley, and Smith for a second-team performance in the 800-freestyle relay.

Men’s Swimming and Diving

The men’s swimming and diving team also found success at the Division III championships in Greensboro. Senior Jeff Gerber ’24 tied the school record and earned second-team All-American honors in the 200-yard breaststroke. He also broke the school record in the 100  breaststroke at the event, where the team finished 37th overall. Gerber was named to the Academic All-American team, while teammates Jaden Olson ’25, Fynlan Nadel ’26, and Ethan Van De Water ’26 made the Academic All-District team. Other highlights of the season included a third-place finish at the NESCAC championships in Waterville, Maine.

Women’s Tennis

It was a successful year for the women’s tennis team, which went 12-5 in the regular season and ended the year as the No. 8 team in the country. The squad made a deep NESCAC championship run, dispatching Bowdoin and Middlebury before falling to the Wesleyan Cardinals in the championship match. They then cruised through the first round of the NCAA championship but ultimately lost in the second round to No. 2 Pomona-Pitzer. Deliala Friedman ’25 was named to the All-NESCAC first team for her singles play, while Amy Cui ’25 made the second team. Friedman and her partner Lily Dounchis ’27 also received a first-team doubles nod.

Men’s Tennis

The men’s tennis team finished the season with a strong 12-5 record, going 7-3 in conference play. The squad finished the season ranked as the No. 18 team in the country. First-year Andreas Sillaste ’27 played at the top of the singles latter for much of the season, matching up against other teams’ top players. He went 14-8 in singles on the season and was rewarded first-team All-NESCAC singles and Division III Rookie of the Year honors. He and doubles partner Kobe Ellenbogen ’25 also made the doubles first team. The Bowdoin Polar Bears ended the Mammoths’ season with a 5-1 victory in the first round of the conference tournament.

Women’s Track and Field

Six Mammoths earned All-New England honors at the New England Division III outdoor track championships, hosted at Mount Holyoke. First-year Emma Ramsingh ’27 broke the school record in the discus to finish third overall in the event. Eliza Cardwell ’25 excelled in two events — finishing second in the 100-meter hurdles and third in the long jump. Teammate Myeh Medina ’26 finished second in the 400-meter hurdles. The squad had two runners near the top in the 800 meters, with Zoë Marcus ’27 finishing third and Julia Schor ’25 coming in fifth. Allison Lounsbury ’26 came 5th in the 10,000 meters. Cardwell, Schor, Medina, Marcus, and Ramsingh will represent the Mammoths at the national championships later this month.

Men’s Track and Field

Nine Mammoths received all-region nods at the New England Division III championships. The distance team was especially successful: Stan Craig ’27, Aidan Gemme ’26, and Henry Dennen ’26 finished in the top eight places in the 1500 meters, as did Ian Dopp ’24 and Harrison Talcott in the 3000-meter Steeplechase. Ben Davis ’26 finished seventh in the 800 meters, and Cody Pierce ’26 took fourth in the 200 meters. The Mammoths also excelled on the field. Gabe dos Santos ’24 came sixth in the high jump, while Adrian Friedman ’24 finished seventh in the long jump. Throwers David Brown ’25 and Charlie Spurrell ’26 finished sixth in the discus and hammer throw, respectively. First-years Michael Abbey Jr. ’27 and Parket Boyle ’27 have both qualified for NCAA championships later this month.