Athletics

Amherst College Women's Soccer

Amherst's Murphy and Kochanek Earn NSCAA Honors
Dec. 11 - Amherst College women's soccer standouts Meg Murphy '10 and Jill Kochanek '12 were each named NSCAA All-Region award winners this week, with Murphy earning her second straight All-American nod. Full Story

NESCAC All-Academic, All-Sportsmanship Teams Announced
Nov. 20 - The NESCAC announced the members of its Fall All-Academic and All-Sportsmanship Teams, with 42 Amherst student-athletes earning All-Academic honors for maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 3.35. Full Story

Lord Jeffs Suffer Season-Ending 4-0 Loss to TCNJ in NCAAs
Nov. 15 - For the second time in four seasons, the Amherst College women's soccer team ended its season with a loss to TCNJ in the NCAA Tournament. With a 4-0 loss in the second round of the tournament today, Amherst finishes the year with a 13-4-1 mark. Full Story

Women's Soccer Tops ECSU 3-0 in NCAA First Round
Nov. 14 - The Amherst College women's soccer team topped Eastern Conn. State University this afternoon 3-0 in the First Round of the 2009 NCAA Division III Tournament. The Lord Jeffs were tied 0-0 at halftime, but scored a trio of second-half goals to advance to tomorrow's second round. Full Story

Meg Murphy Earns Fourth-Straight All-NESCAC First Team Selection
Nov. 12 - Amherst College senior co-captain Meg Murphy has been named to the NESCAC Women's Soccer All-Conference First Team for a fourth consecutive year for leading the nationally-ranked Lord Jeffs in scoring once again. Full Story

Amherst Named Host for NCAA Tournament First and Second Rounds
Nov. 8 - The Amherst College women's soccer team grabbed one of 23 pool "C" bids to the upcoming NCAA Tournament this evening. Amherst will host Eastern Conn. State University on Saturday, with Plattsburgh State and TCNJ playing on campus as well. Full Story

Amherst Shut Out by Middlebury in NESCAC Semifinals, 1-0
Nov. 7 - The Amherst College women's soccer team suffered a 1-0 loss to Middlebury College in the NESCAC Championship semifinals to move to 12-3-1. The Lord Jeffs will hope for an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. Full Story

Lord Jeffs Gunning for Program's Third NESCAC Title this Weekend
Nov. 4 - The Amherst College women's soccer team will resume its postseason this Saturday when the second-seeded Lord Jeffs travel to Williams College to face third-seeded Middlebury in the NESCAC Championship semifinal round. Full Story

Murphy Named NESCAC Player of the Week
Nov. 2 - The NESCAC tabbed Amherst senior co-captain Meg Murphy the Women's Soccer Player of the Week this afternoon for her pair of goals in a 2-1 overtime win over Wesleyan in the NESCAC Quarterfinals yesterday. Full Story

Lord Jeffs Advance to NESCAC Semis on Murphy's OT Winner
Nov. 1 - The No. 2 seed Amherst College women's soccer team advanced to the semifinals of the 2009 NESCAC Championship Tournament this afternoon with a 2-1 overtime win overNo. 7  Wesleyan University. Senior co-captain Meg Murphy score both goals, including the game-winner on a free kick in the first minute of overtime. Full Story

Women's Soccer Draws Even With Trinity in Final Regular Season Game
Oct. 30 - The Amherst College women's soccer team played to a double-overtime scoreless draw with Trinity College this afternoon in the final regular season game of 2009. The Lord Jeffs will host Wesleyan University on Sunday in the conference quarterfinals at 12 p.m. Full Story

Lord Jeffs Headed to Trinity to Determine Playoff Fate
Oct. 28 - With the Amherst men’s soccer, women’s soccer and field hockey teams heading to Trinity this Friday to wrap up the regular season, only one is guaranteed a home game in Sunday’s NESCAC quarterfinals. Full Story

Amherst Blanks Wesleyan for Sixth Straight Win
Oct. 24 - The 11th-ranked Amherst College women's soccer team earned a 2-0 victory over Wesleyan University to increase its winning streak to six games and improve to 11-2 overall (7-1 NESCAC). Full Story

Eye on Athletics: Professor Frank Westhoff; First In, Last Out
Oct. 22 - Almost all college economics professors teach their students about some form of the “first in, first out” accounting method. But at Amherst, Professor of Economics Frank Westhoff is teaching everyone around him about the “first in, last out” method of support. Full Story

Amherst Tops Keene State 4-1 for Tenth Win of Season
Oct. 19 - The Amherst College women's soccer team topped Keene State College 4-1 this evening in non-conference road action to improve to 10-2-0 in 2009. The Lord Jeffs have won five straight games since a 3-0 loss to Williams on October 3. Full Story

Lord Jeffs Defeat Colby for Third Consecutive Shutout
Oct. 17 - The Amherst women's soccer team improved to 9-2 overall and 6-1 in NESCAC play with a 2-0 win at Colby. The Lord Jeffs increased their winning streak to four games and their shutout streak to three. Full Story

Amherst Improves to 8-2 with Shutout Win at ECSU
Oct. 15 - The 15th-ranked Amherst College women's soccer team increased its winning streak to three games with a 2-0 win at Eastern Connecticut State University. The Lord Jeffs improve to 8-2 on the season. Full Story

Jill Kochanek Named NESCAC Women's Soccer Player of the Week
Oct. 12 - Amherst College sophomore Jill Kochanek has been named the NESCAC Women’s Soccer Player of the Week for leading the Lord Jeffs to a pair of conference victories this past weekend. Full Story

Amherst Wraps up Perfect Weekend with 2-0 Win Over Bates
Oct. 11 - Just one day after handing 15th-ranked Middlebury its first loss of 2009, the Amherst College women's soccer team earned a 2-0 victory over Bates College to move into a tie for second place in the NESCAC. Full Story

19th-Ranked Jeffs Rout Rival Middlebury 6-1
Oct. 10 - The 19th-ranked Amherst College women's soccer team handed the 15th-ranked Middlebury Panthers their first loss of the year this afternoon, scoring six times for the 6-1 win. Full Story

Women's Soccer Falls to Williams 3-0 at Home
Oct. 3 - The Amherst College women's soccer team fell to NESCAC archrival Williams College this afternoon 3-0 at home. Amherst falls to 5-2 (3-1 NESCAC) on the year, and snaps a three-game win streak with the loss. Full Story

Amherst Cruises to 7-1 Win Over Johnson & Wales

Sept. 30 - The Amherst College women's soccer team scored five goals in the first half of a 7-1 win over Johnson & Wales under the lights of Gooding Field. The Jeffs increased their winning streak to three games. Full Story

Amherst Blanks Connecticut College, 2-0

Sept. 26 - The 16th-ranked Amherst College women's soccer team picked up a 2-0 win at Connecticut College to mark its third shutout of the season. The Lord Jeffs improve to 4-1 overall and 3-0 in the NESCAC. Full Story

Jeffs Dominate No. 22 Springfield in 2-1 Win

Sept. 23 - The 16th-ranked Amherst College women's soccer team held a 26-6 advantage in shots and a 9-1 edge in corner kicks during a 2-1 win over 22nd-ranked Springfield College. Full Story

Amherst Blanked by Skidmore for First Loss of 2009

Sept. 20 - The fifth-ranked Amherst women's soccer team suffered a 1-0 loss at Skidmore College Sunday afternoon to mark its first setback of 2009. The Jeffs will host Springfield Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 4:30 p.m. Full Story

Lord Jeffs Pick Up 1-0 Road Win Over Tufts
Sept.  19 - The 5th-ranked Amherst College women's soccer team picked up a 1-0 road win over Tufts University this afternoon in NESCAC action. Amherst improves to 2-0 with the victory. Full Story

Lord Jeffs Open Season with 3-0 Win Over Bowdoin
Sept. 12 - Jackie Hirsch scored two goals as fifth-ranked Amherst College cruised to a 3-0 win over Bowdoin College in the 2009 season opener. The Jeffs do not return to action until next Saturday. Full Story

Amherst Returns Top Four Scoring Threats from 2008
Sept. 9 - Although Amherst will need to rebuild its defense due to key losses to graduation, the Jeffs return their top four points leaders from last year and should once again feature a dangerous attack. Coach Hughes is excited about the team’s talent level but notes how Amherst needs to replace the solid leadership that was evident on the field in 2008. Full Story