In this edition of Around the Herd: exceptional performances by Women's Hockey stars, Trips to California and Puerto Rico, two Mammoths of the Month, a strong start to the Track season, and more you may have missed in Amherst sports this past January!
Alex Noga '23
The men’s basketball team lost an away game against Colby-Sawyer College on Thursday, Dec. 1, and blew a 15-point halftime lead at home against Springfield College on Tuesday, Dec. 8. Now eight games into the season, the Mammoths are 3-5.
The Amherst squash teams took on NESCAC competition for the first time this past week. Both the men’s and women’s team handily defeated Hamilton on Saturday, Dec. 3, but were beaten by national powerhouse Trinity on Tuesday, Dec. 6.
The women’s cross country team finished their season with a 12th place finish at NCAA DIII Championships. Mary Kate McGranahan ’23 finished an excellent senior campaign by earning All-America honors.
The men’s basketball team has had an up-and-down start to the young season. Now six games into their 24-game season, the team’s record is 3-3.
Competing at the Mideast Regional Championships, the women’s cross country team placed second, earning an at-large bid to the National Championships. The men’s team finished in sixth, and Theo Dassin ’24 earned an individual at-large bid to nationals.
A tragic loss to Williams in the final seconds of the NESCAC quarterfinals ended the field hockey team’s hopes for a conference title this past weekend.