Softball continued their dominant run this weekend, beating Bowdoin, Trinity, and top-seeded host Tufts in the NESCAC tournament to take home the 2022 NESCAC title, the program’s first. The team clinched an automatic bid to this year’s NCAA Tournament with the win.
Traveling to Williamstown, the illness-depleted men’s and women’s track and field teams put up a strong showing at the New England Division III Outdoor Championships, earning a combined 11 All-New England honors.
In the opening round of the NESCAC tournament, the baseball team swept Bowdoin in two games to advance to the semifinals. Now entering the double-elimination Championship series, the Mammoths will open against Middlebury.
Amherst men’s lacrosse lost to Bowdoin in a shocking come-from-behind victory in the NESCAC semifinals. Still, the Mammoths secured a bid to the NCAA tournament, where they will play an undefeated MIT team in Rochester, New York, on Saturday, May 14.
Playing at home in the first round of the NESCAC tournament, the men’s and women’s tennis teams advanced to the semifinals with victories over No. 9 Bowdoin and No. 13 Williams, respectively. In the second round the women lost a close match to Wesleyan while the men were routed 5-0.
On Saturday, May 7, the world watched as the 148th Kentucky Derby was run. After the fastest two minutes in sports, Rich Strike, an 80-1 longshot, took this year’s race, becoming the horse with the second-longest odds to ever win the Derby.
Playing at their home course, the Amherst women’s golf team won their first-ever NESCAC Championship this past weekend. Dominant play over two rounds earned an emphatic 11-shot victory and a trip to the Division III National Championship in Houston, Texas. The men’s team finished fifth of 10.