Volume 152 • Issue 1
The Newspaper of Amherst College Since 1868
Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Number of Articles: 15
First Article: October 6, 2004
Latest Article: November 18, 2005
By Lauren Benson
November 18, 2005
XC runners qualified for the National Championship Meet.
Tomas Morrissey’s season-long goal was to make it this far;
And last week’s regional competition was the final bar.
The best teams and individuals got the nod to advance,
Only the fastest runners ever stood a chance.
Colleges from all over New England entered the race,
But Morrissey had no fear-he brought his game face.
In 25:30.5 he completed the five-mile course,
To the people he passed, Morrissey showed no remorse.
October 23, 2005
Amherst opened the season with a non-league victory over the Coast Guard
Academy. A week later, the rugby team began its rout of the conference with a
32-8 win over Yale University. The men then proceeded to defeat Norwich
University 29-20 and crushed the University of New Hampshire 49-0. On Oct. 8,
they pulled out a spectacular come-from-behind victory over Harvard University,
which clinched the league title. Amherst cleaned up on Saturday by beating Brown
University 36-5, sealing a 6-0 season.
October 6, 2005
Amherst jumped out to a 1-0 lead against non-conference foe Smith with a 30-26
effort, but dropped the next three games 30-22, 30-19, 30-27. Junior outside
hitter Kristin Quinn propelled the ‘Dogs with 15 kills, eight digs and two
blocks, while sophomore outside hitter Jaclyn DeMais also contributed 15 kills
and a team-high 23 digs. Outside hitters Alison Munzer ’09 and Whitney Kouvaris
’08 added 13 and 12 kills, respectively, to the offensive effort. First-year
setter Sara Heller’s 45 assists a
September 21, 2005
“Peter Gooding has done an unbelievable job in 28 years, and he will be missed,”
said the head coach of the football team E.J. Mills. “But there are many capable
people who have taken his leadership model and run with it. We are in good
When Gooding vacated the position in late May, the College decided to appoint
Hixon and Everden as co-interim athletic directors rather than try to perform a
search for full-time candidates by the start of the 2005-06 year. Once Hixon and
Everden were ap
In 2004, Amherst finished 12th in the National Championship Meet and had a pair
of third-place efforts in the NESCAC and ECAC Championship Meets. Throughout the
season, the Jeffs were consistently ranked second in national polls, tying the
best ranking ever for an Amherst women’s squad.
The women’s team’s success over the past four years was largely due to the
spectacular running of Carter Hamill ’05. Unfortunately for this year’s team,
the four-year All-American has graduated and left v
Amherst has a bit of rebuilding to do this season as the top three leading
scorers from last year’s squad have graduated: seniors Ashley Harmeling, Tracy
Montigny and Adrienne Showler combined for 12 of Amherst’s 24 goals last season.
“The loss of eight players will greatly change the team dynamic,” said
co-captain Lyn Wojcik ’06. With the majority of those eight playing forward or
midfield, the Jeffs will have to work on their offense this season.
“We lost a lot of offensive players, but hopef
Though the end of the season left a bad taste in their mouths, the men’s soccer
team had a few excellent statistics. They led the NESCAC in assists per game
with 1.87 and came in second with fewest goals allowed per game with 0.93.
Fortunately, the athletes who led Amherst in those categories have returned and
are prepared for another great season. “I think the team is quite well-balanced,
and we’re deep at our positions,” said Co-Head Coach Peter Gooding.
Returning forward Joe Gannon ’06 was n
April 13, 2005
Senior co-captain Henry had an outstanding day at the Bantam Invitational
Outdoor Track Meet on Saturday. Henry was leaps and bounds ahead of all other
competitors in the long jump, springing 16’10”-two more feet than the second
place finisher. With a mark of 36’05.75″, Henry hopped into second place in the
triple jump. It only took Henry 15.98 seconds to complete the 100-meter hurdle
event as she raced to another second-place finish. Henry put a stamp on the meet
by leading off Amherst’s ‘A’ te
April 5, 2005
“We are obligated to make up these games,” said Athletic Director Peter Gooding.
“Unfortunately, that forces students to deal with the possibility of missing
classes. I can’t blame the faculty for their frustration.”
It is difficult to say exactly how great the effect of the rain will be on the
spring season, but it is clear that coaches and players are concerned about the
level of preparation that they will have heading into conference play. “This has
been a challenging preseason for all sport
The Jeffs took an undefeated mark into their NESCAC opener on March 26 at
Trinity and hammered the Bantams. The offense posted five-goal quarters in the
second and fourth frames during a 12-goal effort. At the same time, the defense
held Trinity to a 52-minute scoring drought and only two goals in total.
“Our game had been cancelled mid-week, so everyone was ready to go,” said
co-captain goalie Cushing Donelan ’05. “Our defense played very well, and we
shut them down. Lots of people stepped up
March 23, 2005
The Jeffs opened with a strong 13-9 win over Keene State on March 14. ” It was
our first game and guys were nervous, but we played well in the first half,”
said tri-captain goalie Cushing Donelan ’05. “Later in the game we had problems
on defense, and we let up some soft goals.”
Led by sophomore attackers Derek Cherney and Chris Hoffman, however, the offense
picked up the slack. Cherney contributed four goals and three assists while
Hoffman notched a career-high five goals and added an assist.
February 23, 2005
Coming into the weekend, the Jeffs needed wins over conference powerhouses Colby
and Bowdoin Colleges to keep hopes of a NESCAC Tournament first-round home game.
On Friday night against the Mules of Colby, things looked bleak as the Jeffs
fell down 2-0 halfway through the second period. From that point on, however,
Fillman turned into a brick wall, turning away 33 shots on the evening and
allowing the Jeffs to pull out the 4-3 victory despite being out-shot 36-16. The
result was similar the next
December 1, 2004
Basketball co-captain Schiel was named Tournament MVP at the Fourth-Annual Ken
Wright ’52 Memorial Invitation on Saturday. Schiel led with 13 points to crush
Medgar Evers College, 107-55, in the first round of the tournament. In the
championship game on Saturday, the outstanding forward again led the Jeffs with
18 points, four rebounds, two assists, two blocks and two steals while playing
just 18 minutes. Schiel’s effort during the first two games has helped Amherst
jump to a 2-0 start. D3hoops.
October 6, 2004
The Men’s Project is one group that works on campus to raise assault-prevention
awareness. “[The organization was formed] in the hopes that men across the
campus would join together to recognize and do something about what’s going on
here and everywhere, namely, sexual violence committed by men against women,”
said Andy Tew ’07, co-chair of the group. “The Men’s Project’s main focus is to
raise awareness of what men on this campus can do to prevent sexual assault.”
Gretchen Krull, assistant dir