Amherst College Women's Basketball

2011 NCAA DIVISION III WOMEN'S BASKETBALL FINAL FOUR
Friday, Mar. 18 --- Amherst def. Christopher Newport, 69-59
Saturday, Mar. 19 --- Amherst def. Washington (St. Louis), 64-55

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Amherst Places Six on NESCAC All-Academic, All-Sportsmanship Teams
Apr. 1 - Six members of the Amherst College women's basketball team were honored when the NESCAC announced its Winter All-Academic and All-Sportsmanship selections. Full Story

Amherst Jumps to Fifth Place in Directors' Cup Standings
Apr. 1 - With another outstanding winter season in the books, Amherst College has catapulted from 16th to fifth place in the Division III Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings. Full Story

Lord Jeffs Defeat Wash-U to Claim Program's First National Title!
Mar. 19 - The third time was indeed a charm for the Amherst women's basketball team, which earned a 64-55 win over Washington University to claim the first national title in program history. The Lord Jeffs finish at 32-1 and will carry a 19-game winning streak into the 2011-12 season. Full Story

Amherst Advances to National Title Game with 69-59 Win Over CNU
Mar. 18 - The Amherst women's basketball team got contributions from top to bottom during its 69-59 win over Christopher Newport, putting the Lord Jeffs in the NCAA title game for the first time in program history. Full Story

Daigneault Named Player of the Year; Meehan Tabbed All-America
Mar. 18 - Amherst College basketball standouts Jaci Daigneault ’11 and Conor Meehan ’11 were named to the State Farm Division III All-America Teams, with Daigneault also claiming National Player of the Year honors at the NCAA Final Four Banquet in Bloomington, Ill. Full Story

NCAA%20BasketballAmherst Heading Back to "Final Four"
Mar. 16 - Amherst College will hope the third time is a charm when the Lord Jeff women’s basketball team heads to Bloomington, Ill., to compete in the final rounds of the NCAA Division III Championship this weekend. Full Story

Amherst Basketball Standouts Earn Regional Honors
Mar. 16 - Amherst College’s Conor Meehan ’11, Jaci Daigneault ’11, Caroline Stedman ’12 and GP Gromacki earned regional basketball honors today for their outstanding performances during the 2010-11 season. Full Story

Lord Jeffs Heading to Final Four After Win Over Babson
Mar. 12 - With a 68-49 win over Babson, the Amherst women's basketball team has earned its third trip to the NCAA "Final Four" in as many years. The Jeffs will head to Bloomington, Ill., for the final weekend of the season. Full Story

Amherst Cruises by Muhlenberg into Sectional Finals
Mar. 11 - The Amherst women's basketball team led by 23 points at halftime during its 79-60 win over Muhlenberg College in the NCAA Sectional Semifinals. The Jeffs will host undefeated Babson Saturday at 6 p.m. Full Story

NCAA LogoAmherst Selected to Host NCAA Sectional Rounds
Amherst College has been selected as one of four Sectional hosts in the NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Tournament, marking the third consecutive year the Lord Jeffs will compete in the “Sweet 16” and “Elite 8” on their home court. Full Story

Lord Jeffs Advance to Round of 16 With 76-54 Win Over ECSU
Mar. 5 - The Amherst women's basketball team used 16 first-half points from Kim Fiorentino '12 and a double-double from Sarah Leyman '11 to earn a 76-54 win over ECSU in the NCAA Tournament's second round. Full Story

Amherst Takes Care of Husson in NCAA First Round, 102-44
Mar. 4 - Jaci Daigneault '11 scored 23 points to lead the Amherst women's basketball team to a 102-44 win over Husson University in the NCAA Tournament opening round. The Jeffs will host ECSU Saturday at 6 p.m. Full Story

NCAA LogoAmherst Hosting Husson in NCAA First Round
Fresh off a second consecutive NESCAC title, the Amherst women's basketball team will kick off its NCAA Tournament run by hosting Husson University this Friday. The Lord Jeffs are looking to improve upon last year's third-place finish in the national tournament. Full Story

Amherst Earns NESCAC's Top Player, Coach Honors
Mar. 2 - Amherst’s Jaci Daigneault ’11 was named Player of the Year and GP Gromacki took home Coach of the Year honors when the NESCAC announced its 2011 Women’s Basketball All-Conference Team this afternoon. Full Story

Daigneault Named NESCAC Women's Hoops Player of the Week
Feb. 28 - Amherst College senior forward Jaci Daigneault ’11 has been named NESCAC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the fourth time this season and the sixth time of her career. Full Story

Amherst Upends Bowdoin to Claim Third NESCAC Title
Feb. 27 - Amherst College used a dominant first-half performance from Caroline Stedman ’12 and an exceptional second-half showing from Jaci Daigneault ’11 to earn a 72-37 win over Bowdoin College in Sunday afternoon’s NESCAC Women's Basketball Championship title game at LeFrak Gymnasium. Full Story

Amherst Defeats Williams in NESCAC Semifinals, 71-64
Feb. 26 - The Amherst College women's basketball team went on a 20-0 run that spanned nearly 10 minutes during a 71-64 win over Williams in the NESCAC Championship semifinals. The Jeffs will host Bowdoin Sunday at noon with the conference title on the line. Full Story

Top-Seeded Amherst Hosting Final Rounds of NESCAC Championship
Feb. 22 - Amherst College will host the semifinal and final rounds of the NESCAC Women’s Basketball Championship this weekend, with the top-seeded Lord Jeffs searching for their second consecutive conference title. Full Story

Amherst Takes Care of Trinity in NESCAC Quarterfinals, 57-32
Feb. 19 - The Amherst women's basketball team earned a 57-32 win over Trinity in the NESCAC Championship quarterfinals, setting up a showdown with Williams College next Saturday in the semifinal round. Full Story

Basketball Teams Hosting NESCAC Quarterfinal Games Saturday
Feb. 17 - The Amherst men’s and women’s basketball teams will begin their playoff runs on their home floor, as the NESCAC Championships will get underway this Saturday when the Lord Jeffs host quarterfinal action. Full Story

Daigneault Named NESCAC Women's Basketball Co-Player of the Week
Feb. 14 - Amherst College senior co-captain Jaci Daigneault has been named NESCAC Women’s Basketball Co-Player of the Week for helping the Lord Jeffs finish their regular season with an unblemished conference record. Full Story

Lord Jeffs End Regular Season with 66-55 Win at Williams
Feb. 12 - The Amherst College women's basketball team closed out its regular season with a 66-55 win at Williams. The Lord Jeffs will host eighth-seeded Trinity next Saturday in the NESCAC Championship quarterfinals. Full Story

Amherst Clinches No. 1 Seed with 63-43 Win at Middlebury
Feb. 11 - Jaci Daigneault '11 had 21 points and nine rebounds to lead the Amherst women's basketball team to a 63-43 win at Middlebury, as the Jeffs secured the No. 1 seed in the upcoming NESCAC Championship. Full Story

Basketball Teams Looking to Clinch No. 1 Seeds This Weekend
Feb. 9 - The Amherst College men’s and women’s basketball teams can secure the No. 1 seed in their respective NESCAC Championships this weekend, but the Lord Jeffs have their work cut out for them. Full Story

Stedman Tabbed NESCAC Women's Basketball Player of the Week
Feb. 7 - Caroline Stedman '12 has been named the NESCAC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for leading Amherst during a 2-0 weekend that gave the Jeffs sole possession of first place in the conference. Full Story

Stedman's 26 Points Lead Amherst Past Bates, 74-62
Feb. 5 - Caroline Stedman '12 matched her career high of 26 points to lead the second-ranked Amherst College women's basketball team (21-1, 7-0 NESCAC) to a 74-62 win over Bates College Saturday afternoon. Full Story

Amherst Jumps into First Place with Big Win Over Tufts
Feb. 4 - With a 73-35 win over Tufts, the Amherst women's basketball team has secured a home quarterfinal game in the NESCAC Championship and has taken over sole possession of first place in the conference standings. Full Story

Women's Basketball Standouts Named to Academic All-District Team
Feb. 3 - Three Amherst College women’s basketball players have been named to the 2010-11 Capital One Academic All-District Women’s Basketball Team, an honor that recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performance on the floor and in the classroom. Full Story

Home Win Streak Hits 40 as Amherst Takes Care of Bowdoin, 72-48
Jan. 29 - The Amherst College women's basketball team improved to 5-0 in conference play with a 72-48 win over Bowdoin College. The Lord Jeffs have won 40 consecutive games in LeFrak Gymnasium. Full Story

Amherst Defeats Colby, 82-60, to Open Big Weekend
Jan. 28 - Jaci Daigneault '11 and Caroline Stedman '12 scored 16 points each and Shannon Finucane '12 became the school's all-time leader in steals to lead the Amherst women's basketball team to a win over Colby. Full Story

Five Reasons to be in Amherst This Weekend
Jan. 27 - If you’re looking for a way to get your sports fix while getting out of the cold this weekend, Amherst College has plenty to offer. From putting undefeated records on the line to honoring seniors competing in their final home contests, here are five good reasons to be on campus this Friday and Saturday. Full Story

Lord Jeffs Rout Trinity 81-45 in Home NESCAC Action
Jan. 22 - The 3rd-ranked Amherst College women's basketball team routed Trinity College 81-45 at home this evening to improve to 3-0 in conference play and stretch its home win streak to 38 games. Full Story

Amherst Runs Away From Farmingdale in 84-51 Win
Jan. 20 - The 3rd-ranked Amherst College women's basketball team ran away from Farmingdale State (N.Y.) this evening for an 84-51 win. The victory improves the Jeffs to 16-1 on the year. Full Story

Daigneault Named NESCAC Women's Hoops Player of the Week
Jan. 17 - For leading the Lord Jeffs to a 2-0 start in conference play, Amherst senior forward Jaci Daigneault has been named the NESCAC Women's Basketball Player of the Week for the fourth time in her career. Full Story

Shut-Down Defense Leads Jeffs to 80-30 Win at Wesleyan
Jan. 15 - The Amherst women's basketball team got 39 points from its bench and held Wesleyan to less than 20-percent shooting during an 80-30 win on Saturday, marking the Jeffs third 50-point win of the year. Full Story

Lord Jeffs Top Conn. College 61-42 in NESCAC Opener
Jan. 14 - The top-ranked Amherst College women's basketball team rebounded from its first loss of the season this evening with a 61-42 win over Connecticut College in NESCAC action. Full Story

Women's Basketball Suffers First Loss of Season, 85-82 (OT) at Kean
Jan. 11 - The top-ranked Amherst College women's basketball team suffered its first loss of the season this evening in an 85-82 overtime result at Kean University. The Lord Jeffs drop to 13-1 on the year. Full Story

#1 Women's Basketball Cruises to 85-63 Win Over #4 Williams
Jan. 8 - The top-ranked Amherst College women's basketball team handed #4 Williams its first defeat of 2010-11 with an 85-63 result at LeFrak Gymnasium this afternoon. Full Story

Amherst Ready for First Winter Clash with Williams
Jan. 7 - The Amherst and Williams winter teams will resume their rivalries this weekend when they clash in several highly anticipated contests. Among the weekend’s highlights is a basketball doubleheader that features four nationally-ranked teams who are a combined 48-0 this season. Full Story

#1 Lord Jeffs Remain Unbeaten With 84-47 Win Over Wesleyan
Jan. 5 - The top-ranked Amherst College women's basketball team improved to 12-0 on the year with an 84-47 win over Wesleyan this evening. The Lord Jeffs will close out Little Three play this weekend against Williams. Full Story

Same Old Story, Different Year for Amherst's Winter Teams
Dec. 22 - Amherst’s winter teams have produced a national team champion in three of the past four years, with several student-athletes taking home individual NCAA titles along the way. This March could feature much of the same for the Jeffs, who are cruising along and nationally ranked in several sports. Full Story

Jeffs Top Springfield 69-49 for 35th Straight Home Win
Dec. 14 - The top-ranked Amherst College women's basketball team topped Springfield College 69-49 for the team's 35th straight home win this evening. Amherst heads into the winter break a perfect 11-0. Full Story

Jaci Daigneault '11 Named NESCAC Co-Player of the Week
Dec. 13 - Amherst College senior co-captain Jaci Daigneault was named the NESCAC Women's Basketball Co-Player of the Week this afternoon for her play during a 3-0 week for the top-ranked Lord Jeffs. Full Story

Amherst Reaches 10-0 with 101-60 Win at Lehman
Dec. 11 - Despite no Amherst player seeing more than 20 minutes of action, five Lord Jeffs scored at least 10 points during a 101-60 win at Lehman. Amherst used a 57-28 rebounding edge to improve to 10-0 . Full Story

Top-Ranked Jeffs Hand ECSU First Loss with 79-55 Win
Dec. 9 - The top-ranked Amherst College women's basketball team handed previously unbeaten Eastern Connecticut State University its first loss of the season this evening with a 79-55 result. Full Story

#1 Women's Basketball Survives at Emmanuel, 75-62
Dec. 7 - The top-ranked Amherst College women's basketball team found itself in a close game in the second half for the first time all season this evening, surviving its toughest test of the year for a 75-62 win at Emmanuel. Full Story

Lord Jeffs Take Classic Title on 95-64 Win Over Richard Stockton
Dec. 5 - The top-ranked Amherst College women's basketball team won the 2010 Amherst Classic title with a 95-64 win over Richard Stockton this afternoon. Amherst improved to 7-0 with the win. Full Story

Amherst Cruises to 93-29 Win Over Emerson in Classic
Dec. 4 - The top-ranked Amherst College women's basketball team cruised to a 93-29 win over Emerson College this evening to open up the 2010 Amherst Classic. Amherst will play Richard Stockton tomorrow for the title. Full Story

Sarah Leyman '11 Named Finalist for Wooden Citizenship Cup
Dec. 2 - Amherst College senior Sarah Leyman was named one of five finalists from the NCAA's Division I, II and III for the 7th Annual Wooden Citizenship Cup. The award is given annually to the nation's best role model. Full Story

Top-Ranked Jeffs Run Away With 85-44 Win at Keene State
Nov. 30 - The top-ranked Amherst College women's basketball team ran away from Keene State this evening for an 85-44 win in non-conference action. The Lord Jeffs remain unbeaten at 5-0 with the result. Full Story

#1 Amherst Cruises to 88-49 Win Over Clark
Nov. 27 - The top-ranked Amherst College women's basketball team cruised to an 88-49 win over Clark University this evening at home. Amherst improved to 4-0 with the win. Full Story

Lord Jeffs Top Mount Holyoke 73-23 at Home for 30th Straight at LeFrak
Nov. 23 - The top-ranked Amherst College women's basketball team won its 30th straight home game this evening, running away from Mount Holyoke College for a 73-23 win. Full Story

Amherst Earns 64-39 Win Over SUNY-New Paltz
Nov. 21 - The Amherst women's basketball team earned a 64-39 win over New Paltz in the final game of the Tip-Off Tournament. The Lord Jeffs have won all six games they have played in the tournament's history. Full Story

Lord Jeffs Rout RPI 80-40 in Season Opener at Tip-Off Tourney
Nov. 20 - The top-ranked Amherst College women's basketball team opened up the 2010-11 season this evening with an 80-40 win over RPI in the Third Annual Tip-Off Tournament. Full Story

Top-Ranked Women's Basketball Reloads for Run at National Title
Nov. 15 - The Amherst College women's basketball team came within one game of a perfect season last year, losing only to the eventual national champions in the national semifinals to finish the year 32-1. The Lord Jeffs return their entire team, and have some key additions for another run at a championship. Full Preview

Unique Summers Lead to New Perspectives for Two Lord Jeffs
Sept. 23 - Caroline Stedman '12 and Lem Atanga McCormick '12 stepped away from the basketball court—and outside of the United States—for some eye-opening experiences this summer. Full Story