Last season’s highlights included defeating Middlebury College 140-103 and breaking 14 of 23 college swimming records, including all five relay events. The only loss, 141.5-155.5, came at Williams College when the Ephs’ sheer numbers overpowered the smaller Jeff squad. At the NESCAC Championships last year
First thing Sunday morning the Jeffs took two of three doubles matches from the visiting Polar Bears. Sophomore Alicia Menezes and senior tri-captain Kristen Raverta, who combined to win the ITA New England doubles tournament the previous weekend, paired for an 8-2 victory at first doubles. Senior tri-captain Hadley Miller
Women’s Seniors Tri-captain Liz Chiang, a sprint freestyler and backstroker, holds Amherst’s 50-yard backstroke record. Chiang went to Nationals as a first-year for relays, and as a junior she qualified individually in addition to swimming the backstroke legs of the NESCAC Championship-winning 200-yard medley relay and
Last season, in addition to defeating NESCAC rival Middlebury College, Amherst shut down NESCAC powerhouse Williams College, shattering the Ephs’ 103-dual-meet winning streak and paving the way to Amherst’s own undefeated season with a record of 10-0. The women placed third at NESCACs and eighth at Nationals.
The women competed in six singles and three doubles flights at the New England regional tournament. Quad-captain Rachel Holt ’05 and Alicia Menezes ’08 were in Florida for the ITA National Championships, so everyone stepped up two brackets. Senior quad-captain Erin Murphy won the number-four flight, where she
This year’s seniors are distance freestyler Sarah Dobbs, co-captain butterflier Jaime Fisher, who returned to the pool mid-season after an eye injury, co-captain butterflier Ashley Simonsen and breaststroker Bea Wallace. The seniors reflected on their final season. “10-0 is pretty hard to believe,” said Fisher. “
Amherst began the fall by posting 8-1 wins over Trinity and Skidmore Colleges the weekend of Sept. 13. One of the top players, Tristan Hedrick ’05, was injured, requiring some temporary lineup changes. The team had no problem with the rearrangements, showing great depth while beating Wesleyan University 9-0