After Amherst cancelled on-campus classes and told students, with very few exceptions, that they were to leave the campus as soon as possible, one of the knock-on effects was the suspension and disruption of many of the school’s athletic teams’ spring schedules. The decision, while not unexpected given the
The Amherst women’s track and field squads impressed over the weekend. The squad was split into two, with one heading to Tufts for the non-team scoring Cupid Challenge and another group headed to the Blue and Orange Invitational held at Utica College. At the Cupid Challenge, notable performances included
Last weekend, the Amherst women’s track and field team finished third in a competitive field of 22 teams at the Branwen Smith-King invitational, held at Tufts on Saturday. The event, while important to the Mammoths’ season, was perhaps most notable for the impressive individual performances, including multiple Amherst athletes
Coming off an important 5-2 victory over Trinity College in Hartford, the women’s hockey team finds itself well-positioned for the stretch run and to potentially make some serious noise in the NESCAC and NCAA tournaments come postseason. With a season marked by consistency and team play, the Mammoths have
NESCAC football is cloaked in a shroud of bucolic secrecy: the 11 members of the conference have made a commitment to only play each other, each team engaging in a nine-game schedule against every other institution in the conference. The teams fastidiously avoid outside competition, and eschew the Division III
Last weekend, Ella Rossa ’21, already a noted hurdler, made a startling breakthrough debut in the heptathlon. This seven-contest event, which includes feats of strength like shot put and javelin, distance races, sprints and hurdles, tests all-around athletic ability. Rossa, along with her teammate Annelise Romero ’22, traveled to Kutztown
After a months-long layover, the men’s golf team finally resumed play with the Wildcat Spring Invitational on April 13, playing on the difficult course at Cranston Country Club in Cranston, Rhode Island. The field consisted of 20 teams from in and around New England, with Amherst matching up against
Amherst’s softball team, has strung together a series of impressive performances, going 4-1 with victories over Springfield College, Trinity College and Smith College. The week’s first series saw the Mammoths facing off against Springfield last Wednesday. The week got off to an exciting start, with the first game
“Sunday was a really, really, weird game,” said outfielder Joe Palmo ’21. After a doubleheader against Wheaton College was postponed on Saturday, the Amherst College baseball team traveled to Dean College in Franklin, Massachusetts to play a non-conference matchup. Dean came to play, and the Mammoths started slowly and ended
The Mammoths got off to a strong start, downing two ranked opponents before falling to both eighth-ranked Washington University in St. Louis and 14th-ranked Case Western Reserve University. Amherst, however, was not without success, as the team would see itself victorious over 13th-ranked Kenyon College and 15th-ranked Carnegie Mellon University.
The Mammoths started with a packed schedule, facing five opponents over four days and winning those first games. However, the Mammoths’ undefeated season came to a close against second-ranked Illinois Wesleyan University, who downed Amherst by a score of 8-0. Amherst would go on to finish the break with a
Other than an 8-1 loss to top-ranked Emory University, the women’s tennis team was perfect over spring break, finishing with a 4-1 record. The Mammoths won crucial victories over three ranked opponents, winning matches against 21st-ranked Kenyon College, 10th-ranked Carnegie Mellon University and 12th-ranked Washington University in St. Louis.