Amherst College Women's Ice Hockey

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Kirsten Dier '10 Named to Prestigious Academic All-America First Team
June 10 - Amherst College's Kirsten Dier '10, Kendra Stern '11 and Brittany Berckes '10 were named to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America Women’s At-Large Team, CoSIDA announced today. Of this year’s 45 College Division honorees, only the three Lord Jeffs hail from the NESCAC. Full Story

Kirsten Dier '10 Earns Spot on Academic All-District First Team
May 20 - Amherst College accomplished an impressive feat today when Tad Homchick '10, Kirsten Dier '10, Brittany Berckes '10 and Kendra Stern '11 were named to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District First Team, making each Lord Jeff eligible for Academic All-America status. Full Story

Five Lord Jeffs Named to NESCAC All-Academic Team
Mar. 31 - Five members of the Amherst College women's ice hockey team earned NESCAC Winter All-Academic honors, the conference announced today. In addition, Alyssa Chwick '11 is the program's representative on the NESCAC Winter All-Sportsmanship Team. All-Academic ~ All-Sportsmanship

Amherst Earns Second NCAA Title with 7-2 Win Over Norwich!
Mar. 20 - With a 7-2 win over Norwich University, the top-ranked Amherst College women's ice hockey team has won the NCAA Championship for the second time in as many years. The Lord Jeffs wrap up yet another spectacular season with a 23-2-4 record. Full Story

Amherst Earns 4-0 Win Over Gustavus in NCAA Semifinals
Mar. 19 - The top-ranked Amherst College women's ice hockey team earned an impressive 4-0 win over Gustavus Adolphus College Friday evening in the NCAA Championship Semifinals. The Lord Jeffs will take on Norwich Saturday at 8 p.m. (ET) with a chance to repeat as national champions. Full Story

Randi Zukas '11 Named to RBK Hockey All-America East First Team
Mar. 19 - Junior defenseman Randi Zukas has become the first Amherst College women’s hockey player named to an All-America First Team, as the AHCA announced its 2010 RBK Hockey All-America recipients yesterday. Full Story

NCAA LogoAmherst Heading to Gustavus Adolphus for NCAA Finals
Mar. 15 - The top-ranked Amherst College women’s ice hockey team will travel to Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn., for the 2010 NCAA Championship Finals. The Lord Jeffs will take on the host Gusties Friday, Mar. 19, at 8 p.m. (ET) in the second semifinal game. Full Preview

Courtney Hanlon '11 Named NESCAC Co-Player of the Week
Mar. 8 - Amherst College junior tri-captain Courtney Hanlon was named the Co-Player of the Week by the NESCAC this afternoon for her play during Amherst's road to the 2010 conferenc championship. Hanlon and the Lord Jeffs also earned the top seed in the NCAA Tournament this morning. Full Story

NCAA LogoWomen's Hockey Earns No. 1 Seed and Bye in NCAA Tournament
Mar. 8 - The Amherst College women's hockey team was named the overall number one seed in the upcoming 2010 NCAA Tournament, and will receive the only bye in next weekend's national quarterfinals. The Lord Jeffs will face either UW-River Falls or Gustavus Adolphus in the Frozen Four on March 19. Full Bracket

Lord Jeffs Win NESCAC Championship 2-1 on Hanlon's Overtime Winner
Mar. 7 - The top-seeded Amherst College women's hockey team won its third NESCAC Championship in the last four years with a 2-1 overtime win over Trinity College this afternoon. Courtney Hanlon '11 scored the game-winner just six minutes into overtime. Full Story

Women's Hockey Tops Bowdoin 3-2 in Overtime in NESCAC Semis
Mar. 6 - The top-seeded Amherst College women's hockey team rallied from a two-goal deficit to beat No. 5 Bowdoin 3-2 in overtime this afternoon in the NESCAC Championship semifinals. Amherst will face rival Trinity College in tomorrow's 2 p.m. title game. Full Story

Women's Hockey Places Four on All-NESCAC Teams
Mar. 4 - The Amherst College women's hockey team placed four players on the NESCAC All-Conference First and Second Teams this afternoon. Geneva Lloyd '13 and Randi Zukas '11 earned First Team honors, while Courtney Hanlon '11 and Kirsten Dier '10 landed on the Second Team. Full Story

Kirsten Dier '10 Named Finalist for Hockey Humanitarian Award

Mar. 3 - Amherst College senior women’s ice hockey standout Kirsten Dier has been named one of seven finalists for the prestigious 2010 BNY Mellon Wealth Management Hockey Humanitarian Award, which is given annually to college hockey’s finest citizen. Full Story

Amherst Set to Host NESCAC Semifinals and Final
March 2 - The top-seeded Amherst College women's hockey team is set to host the semifinals and final of the 2010 NESCAC Championship this weekend. On Saturday, the hosts will face Bowdoin at 1 p.m., with Middlebury playing Trinity at 4 p.m. The title game is slated for Sunday at 2 p.m. Full Story

No. 1 Amherst Scores Eight in Second Period to Cruise Past Colby 10-1
Feb. 27 - The top-seeded Amherst College women's hockey team scored a NESCAC Championship record eight goals in the second period to cruise past No. 8 Colby 10-1 this afternoon. Amherst will host the conference semifinals and final next weekend. Full Story

Top-Seeded Jeffs Open NESCACs Against No. 8 Colby
Feb. 24 - The top-seeded Amherst College women's hockey team will open the 2010 NESCAC Championship this Saturday afternoon when the No. 8 seed Colby College Mules come to town. With a win, Amherst will earn the right to host the final weekend of the conference tournament. Full Preview

2nd-Ranked Lord Jeffs End Regular Season With 3-1 Win Over Norwich
Feb. 20 - The 2nd-ranked Amherst College women's hockey team closed out the 2009-10 regular season this evening with a 3-1 win over Norwich University in non-conference play. Amherst extends its winning streak to six games with the result. Full Story

Randi Zukas '11 Tabbed NESCAC Women's Hockey Co-Player of the Week
Feb. 15 - Amherst College's Randi Zukas '11 has been named the NESCAC Women's Ice Hockey Co-Player of the Week for recording six points during a 2-0 weekend that helped the Jeffs secure the top seed in the NESCAC Championship. Full Story

Lord Jeffs Cruise to 8-0 Win at Williams
Feb. 13 - The second-ranked Amherst College women's ice hockey team wrapped up NESCAC play with an 8-0 win at archrival Williams College. The Lord Jeffs improve to 17-2-4 overall and 12-1-3 in the conference. Full Story

Amherst Wraps up Top Seed with 6-3 Win at Williams
Feb. 12 - The second-ranked Amherst College women's hockey team used a 6-3 win at archrival Williams College to secure the top seed in the NESCAC Championship for a second second consecutive year. The Jeffs improve to 16-2-4 and will take on the Ephs Saturday at 3 p.m. Full Story

Showdowns with Williams Highlight Pivotal Weekend
Feb. 10 - While the Amherst women's basketball and hockey teams can each clinch the top seed in its respective NESCAC Championship with a win over Williams, the men's basketball and hockey teams are still in the midst of tight playoff races. Each of this weekend's games will feature live coverage. Full Story

Geneva Lloyd '13 Named NESCAC Player of the Week
Feb. 8 - Amherst College first-year Geneva Lloyd was named the NESCAC Women's Ice Hockey Player of the Week today for scoring two goals and assisting on two others during an impressive 3-0 week for the Lord Jeffs. Full Story

2nd-Ranked Amherst Blasts Bowdoin on Senior Day, 5-0
Feb. 6 - The 2nd-ranked Amherst College women's hockey team blasted visiting Bowdoin College 5-0 this afternoon on Senior Day. The Lord Jeffs got a goal or an assist from all five seniors in the win, improving to 15-2-4 overall. Full Story

Jeffs Rally For 3-2 Win Over Bowdoin at Home
Feb. 5 - In front of the largest crowd in recent history at Orr Rink, the 2nd-ranked Amherst College women's hockey team scored three straight goals to rally from a two-goal deficit in a 3-2 win over Bowdoin College this evening. The two teams will take the ice once again tomorrow at 3 p.m. Full Story

Amherst Picks up 1-0 Win at Saint Anselm
Feb. 2 - Ellen Swiontkowski '12 scored in the opening minute of the third period to lift the Amherst College women's hockey team to a 1-0 win over Saint Anselm College. The Lord Jeffs improve to 13-2-4 on the season. Full Story

Amherst Falls at Colby for First Conference Loss Since 2006
Jan. 30 - The top-ranked Amherst College women's hockey team had its dominant 53-game unbeaten streak in regular season conference play come to a halt with a 3-2 loss at Colby College. The Mules picked up their first conference win of the season to drop the Lord Jeffs to 12-2-4 (8-1-3 NESCAC). Full Story

Amherst Scores Four Unanswered Goals in 6-2 Win at Colby
Jan. 29 - The top-ranked Amherst College women's ice hockey team scored four unanswered goals in a 6-2 win over Colby College to improve to 12-1-4 on the season and remain unbeaten in NESCAC play (8-0-3). Full Story

Lord Jeffs Looking to Remain Atop NESCAC Standings
Jan. 27 - Each of Amherst College’s basketball and ice hockey teams is nationally ranked and holding on to at least a share of first place in the NESCAC, but the Lord Jeffs have several teams nipping at their heels. With conference play resuming Friday night, here is a preview of this weekend’s games. Full Story

Courtney Hanlon '11 Named NESCAC Women's Ice Hockey Player of the Week
Jan. 25 - The NESCAC named Amherst College junior tri-captain Courtney Hanlon the Women's Ice Hockey Player of the Week this afternoon for her four goals and one assist over the last three games. Full Story

Amherst Ends Difficult Week with 3-3 Tie Against Hamilton
Jan. 23 - The Amherst College women's hockey team wrapped up a difficult stretch of five games in nine days with a 3-3 tie against Hamilton College. The Lord Jeffs move to 11-1-4 overall and 7-0-3 in NESCAC play. Full Story

Top-Ranked Jeffs Blast Hamilton 5-0 at Home
Jan. 22 - The top-ranked Amherst College women's hockey team blasted NESCAC foe Hamilton College 5-0 this evening at home. With the win, Amherst's NESCAC regular-season unbeaten streak grew to 51 games. Full Story

Lord Jeffs Avenge Only Loss of Season, Earn 3-1 Win at No. 2 Elmira
Jan. 20 - The top-ranked Amherst College women's hockey team held a 30-15 advantage in shots and overcame a 1-0 deficit to earn a 3-1 win over second-ranked Elmira College. The Jeffs avenged their only loss of the season to improve to 10-1-3 overall and 5-1-3 against nationally ranked opponents. Full Story

Amherst to Face Elmira in Battle Between Division III's Best
Jan. 20 - The top two Division III women’s hockey teams will collide tonight at 7 p.m. when No. 1 Amherst College takes on No. 2 Elmira College in Elmira, New York. A pay-per-view webcast and live statistics will be provided. Full Story

Amherst Teams Stay Put in Latest USCHO.com National Rankings
Jan. 18 - The Amherst College hockey teams held their ground in today's USCHO.com Division III Polls, with the Lord Jeff women earning the top spot for a third consecutive week and the men hanging on to No. 9. View Rankings

Lord Jeffs Skate to Scoreless Tie at Middlebury
Jan. 16 - The top-ranked Amherst College women's hockey team skated to a scoreless overtime tie at Middlebury College this afternoon. With the result, Amherst remains unbeaten in NESCAC play at 6-0-2. Full Story

Top-Ranked Amherst Beats No. 7 Middlebury, 3-1
Jan. 15 - The top-ranked Amherst College women's hockey team beat No. 7 Middlebury College this evening, 3-1, to improve to 9-1-2 on the year and remain undefeated in NESCAC play at 6-0-1. The Lord Jeffs and Panthers will face-off Saturday at 3 p.m. Full Story

Key Conference Games Highlight Big Weekend for Amherst
Jan. 14 - With conference play opening for Amherst College's basketball teams and the women’s hockey team set to write the next chapter in what has become a storied rivalry with Middlebury College, Lord Jeff fans will have plenty of reasons to tune in this weekend. Read More

Jim Plumer Among Guests for Tonight's "Hockey on Campus" Podcast
Jan. 13 - Amherst College women's hockey head coach Jim Plumer will be one of several guests interviewed by Hockey on Campus radio, which will air its weekly podcast Wednesday night beginning at 7 p.m. Check out the Hockey on Campus website to see where Coach Plumer is scheduled in the lineup.

Women's Hockey Retains No. 1 Ranking, Men's Team Climbs to No. 9
Jan. 11 - USCHO.com released its latest national rankings today, with Amherst College retaining its spot atop the Division III Women's Poll and climbing to No. 9 in the Men's Poll after an impressive weekend for the Lord Jeffs. View Rankings

Jeffs Wrap up Weekend with 5-1 Win Over Conn. College
Jan. 9 - The Amherst College women's ice hockey team held on to first place in the NESCAC standings with a 5-1 win over Connecticut College. The Lord Jeffs out-scored the Camels by a 12-2 margin over the weekend. Full Story

Amherst Scores Seven Unanswered Goals in Win Over Camels
Jan. 8 - The top-ranked Amherst College women's hockey team fell into an early 1-0 hole but scored seven unanswered goals to improve to 7-1-2 (4-0-1 NESCAC) with a convincing 7-1 win over Connecticut College. Full Story

Follow Amherst's Action-Packed Weekend
Jan. 7 - Several Lord Jeff winter teams cruised into 2010 but will be put to the test this weekend. Here are links to live stats, audio and video for the upcoming games, as well as a preview of Amherst's action-packed weekend. Full Story

See pictures from the Panther/Cardinal Tournament ~ Courtesy of the Friends of Panthers Hockey Group

Amherst Falls to Elmira, 2-1, for First Loss of Season
Jan. 4 - In a rematch of last year's national title game, the top-ranked Amherst College women's hockey team suffered a 2-1 loss to No. 3 Elmira in the Panther/Cardinal Classic championship game at Middlebury. Full Story

Amherst Knocks Off Top-Ranked Plattsburgh, 2-1
Jan. 3 - The Amherst College women's ice hockey team scored early in the first period and late in the third to earn a 2-1 win over top-ranked Plattsburgh State. The Jeffs will take on fifth-ranked Elmira Monday at 4 p.m. in the championship game of the Panther-Cardinal Classic at Middlebury. Full Story

Winter Teams Once Again Cruising into New Year
Dec. 23 - This winter has left Amherst fans plenty of reasons to celebrate heading into the new year. Take a look at some highlights from November and December, as well as some important events to keep an eye on in 2010. Winter Highlights

JeffCast Schedule Announced for 2009-10 Winter Season
Dec. 18 - Amherst College's JeffCast will be webcasting seven regular season women's ice hockey games this January and February. Check out the complete JeffCast schedule.

Amherst Hands Fourth-Ranked RIT First Loss of Season
Dec. 12 - The Amherst women's hockey team wrapped up a successful weekend with a 5-3 win over fourth-ranked RIT to improve to 5-0-2. The Lord Jeffs will return to action Jan. 3 for a showdown with top-ranked Plattsburgh. Full Story

No. 2 Women's Hockey Battles to 1-1 Overtime Tie with No. 4 RIT
Dec. 11 - The 2nd-ranked Amherst College women's hockey team battled to a 1-1 overtime tie with 4th-ranked RIT this evening after Julia Koch '11 scored with 1:41 to play in the third to equalize. The two teams will square off again tomorrow afternoon at 3 p.m. Full Story

No. 2 Amherst to Host No. 4 RIT in USCHO Game of the Week
Dec. 9 - A pair of women’s hockey powerhouses will collide this weekend when second-ranked Amherst College hosts fourth-ranked RIT Friday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. in the USCHO Women’s Game of the Week. Full Story

Lord Jeffs Remain Unbeaten with 3-2 Win Over Trinity
Dec. 5 - The top-ranked Amherst College women's hockey team topped Trinity College 3-2 this afternoon at home to remain unbeaten. Amherst improves to 4-0-1 (3-0-1 NESCAC) with the victory. Full Story

Amherst Skates to Scoreless Tie With Trinity
Dec. 4 - The top-ranked Amherst College women's hockey team skated to a 0-0 overtime tie this evening against NESCAC rival Trinity College. With the result, Amherst moves to 3-0-1 (2-0-1 NESCAC) on the year, and will face the Bantams once again tomorrow afternoon. Full Story

JeffCast Welcomes Hugh Campbell to Hockey Webcast Team
Nov. 25 - If you watched either of the Amherst men's hockey games on JeffCast last weekend you may have heard an unfamiliar voice with an Australian accent. That's the voice of Hugh Campbell, who has signed on for each men's and women's home hockey game this season. Full Story

Lord Jeffs End Road Trip with 4-1 Win at New England College
Nov. 23 - Playing in its third road game in four days, the Amherst College women's hockey team earned a 4-1 victory at New England College. The Lord Jeffs have out-scored opponents by a 19-1 margin this season. Full Story

Amherst Completes Series Sweep of Wesleyan with 7-0 Win
Nov. 21 - The top-ranked Amherst College women's hockey team wrapped up a dominating weekend with a 7-0 win at Wesleyan University. The Lord Jeffs have now won 44 consecutive regular season conference games. Full Story

Defending Champs Rout Wesleyan 8-0 in Season Opener
Nov. 20 - The defending national champion Amherst College women's ice hockey team routed NESCAC and Little Three foe Wesleyan University 8-0 this evening in the 2009-10 season opener. Amherst out-shot Wesleyan 67-6 to move to 1-0-0 (1-0-0 NESCAC) on the year. Full Story

Top-Ranked Amherst Ready to Defend National Title
Nov. 16 - For the first time in program history, the Amherst College women's hockey team has a national title to defend. The Lord Jeffs' 42-game unbeaten streak in NESCAC play will be put to the test Friday, Nov. 20 when they open the season at Wesleyan. Full Preview