Athletics

Amherst College Men's Soccer

Lord Jeffs Hone Skills in United Soccer Leagues
June 22 - Several Amherst men’s soccer student-athletes have returned to the pitch this summer, honing their skills in development leagues around the country in preparation for another season in the Pioneer Valley. Full Story

Men's Soccer 2011 Reunion Game a Success
Jun. 2 - After another successful fall campaign, the Amherst men’s soccer team recently welcomed back the program’s alumni to Gooding Field for the squad’s annual Reunion Game on Friday, May 27. Full Story

Recapping the 3rd Annual "Friends of Jaclyn Race/Walk"

Apr. 22 - Roughly 250 people gathered at Amherst this past Sunday for the 3rd Annual “Friends of Jaclyn Race/Walk,” an event run by students with 100 percent of the profits going to the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation. Full Story

Recapping Amherst's 2011 Networking Nights
Mar. 24 - Amherst College continued its tradition of maintaining a strong tie between the Men’s Soccer program’s alumni and current team members through the annual “Networking Night” initiative. Full Story

Ian Rothkopf '11 Named Scholar All-American by NSCAA
Jan. 12 - The NSCAA named Amherst College senior quad-captain Ian Rothkopf '11 a 2010 Scholar All-American this month for his play on the field and work in the classroom. Full Story

Amherst 16th in Directors' Cup Final Fall Standings
Dec. 23 - Amherst College found itself in 16th place when the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics released its final fall standings of the Division III Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup this morning. Full Story

Five Men's Soccer Players Earn All-Region Honors
Dec. 10 - Five members of the Amherst College men's soccer team earned All-New England honors from the NSCAA this afternoon, while the Lord Jeffs were recognized as a team for their work in the classroom as well. Full Story

NESCAC Announces All-Academic, All-Sportsmanship Teams
Nov. 23 - The NESCAC has announced its 2010 Fall All-Academic and All-Sportsmanship teams, with 70 Lord Jeffs qualifying for the All-Academic ranks to mark the third highest total in the conference. Full Story

Lord Jeffs End Season with Round of 16 Loss to Bowdoin on Penalties
Nov. 20 - The Amherst College men's soccer team ended its season this afternoon on penalty kicks in the NCAA Tournament's Round of 16 against Bowdoin College. After playing through two overtimes to a 1-1 draw, the Polar Bears advanced to the national quarterfinals 3-1 on penalties. Full Story

Lennard Kovacs '12 Named to Prestigious Academic All-America Team
Nov. 18 - Amherst College junior goalkeeper Lennard Kovacs '12 has been named to the ESPN Academic All-America Men's Soccer Second Team, making him the first player in program history to earn the prestigious honor. Full Story

Amherst Heads to Bowdoin for NCAA Sectional with NESCAC Feel
Nov. 16 - The Amherst College men's soccer team will travel to the campus of conference rival Bowdoin College for this weekend's NCAA Sectionals. With the Lord Jeffs, the Polar Bears and the Panthers of Middlebury College all on site, this weekend has a unique NESCAC feel. Full Preview

Mooney's Hat Trick Sends Men's Soccer to NCAA Round of 16
Nov. 14 - Junior winger James Mooney scored all three of Amherst's goals in a 3-2 win at Saint Lawrence University this afternoon in the NCAA Tournament's Second Round. The Jeffs will travel to face Bowdoin next weekend in the Round of 16. Full Story

Two First-Half Goals Lead Amherst Past Plattsburgh, 2-0

Nov. 13 - The Amherst College men's soccer team scored two goals in the first half of its 2-0 win over Plattsburgh State in the NCAA Tournament opening round. The Jeffs will take on Saint Lawrence Sunday at 1 p.m. Full Story

Lord Jeffs Place Four on 2010 All-NESCAC Teams
Nov. 11 - The Amherst College men's soccer team placed four players on the 2010 NESCAC All-Conference teams this afternoon. Led by a First Team nod for Ian Rothkopf '11, Amherst's Spencer Noon '13, James Mooney '12 and Chris Skayne '11 all earned Second Team honors. Full Story

NCAA Sends Jeffs to St. Lawrence to Face Plattsburgh State

Nov. 7 - The NCAA awarded the Amherst College men's soccer team an at-large bid to the National Tournament this afternoon, sending the Lord Jeffs to the campus of St. Lawrence to face Plattsburgh State on Saturday. Full Preview

Amherst Suffers 2-0 Loss to Middlebury in NESCAC Semifinals
Nov. 6 - The Amherst men's soccer team surrendered goals to Middlebury in the 34th and 64th minutes, suffering a 2-0 loss in the NESCAC Championship semifinals. The Jeffs will hope for an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. Full Story

Jeffs Heading to Bowdoin in Search of Second NESCAC Title
Nov. 3 - Fourth-seeded Amherst College will be in search of its second conference title this weekend when the Lord Jeffs head to Bowdoin College for the final rounds of the 2010 NESCAC Men’s Soccer Championship. Full Story

Rothkopf, Kovacs Earn ESPN Academic All-District Honors
Nov. 2 - Amherst College men’s soccer captains Ian Rothkopf ’11 and Lennard Kovacs ’12 have been named to the ESPN Academic All-District First Team, the College Sports Information Directors of America announced today. Full Story

Men's Soccer Rolls Colby 3-0 in NESCAC Quarterfinals
Oct. 31 - The No. 4 seed Amherst men's soccer team rolled over No. 5 Colby College 3-0 this afternoon in the quarterfinal round of the 2010 NESCAC Championship. Amherst will face Middlebury in the semifinals next Saturday. Full Story

Amherst Grabs No. 4 Seed with 1-0 Win Over Trinity
Oct. 29 - The Amherst College men's soccer team increased its winning streak to five games by shutting out Trinity, 1-0. The Lord Jeffs wrapped up the No. 4 seed in the NESCAC Championship and will host Colby Sunday at noon. Full Story

Soccer, Field Hockey Regular Seasons to End Friday
Oct. 27 - The Amherst College soccer and field hockey teams will close the books on their regular seasons when they host Trinity College this Friday, but all three Lord Jeff squads have already secured a spot in the postseason. Full Story

Rothkopf Scores Pair for Men's Soccer in 2-1 Win at Framingham
Oct. 24 - The Amherst College men's soccer team got a pair of goals from senior forward Ian Rothkopf in a 2-1 road win at Framingham State this afternoon. The 9-1-3 Lord Jeffs have won four straight games. Full Story

Men's Soccer Rallies for 2-1 Win at Wesleyan
Oct. 23 - The Amherst College men's soccer team rallied from a one-goal deficit this afternoon for a 2-1 win at Wesleyan University. The victory was Amherst's first at Jackson Field since the 2002 season. Full Story

Amherst Ready to Crash Wesleyan's Homecoming
Oct. 21 - Amherst College's soccer and field hockey teams will be looking to spoil Wesleyan University's Homecoming festivities this Saturday when the Lord Jeffs and Cardinals meet in pivotal NESCAC matchups. Full Story

Men's Soccer Wins Thriller Over Colby 1-0 in Double Overtime
Oct. 16 - Amherst College sophomore Alejandro Sucre scored the game's only goal in the final minute of double overtime this afternoon to lift the Jeffs to a 1-0 victory over Colby College. Amherst improves to 7-1-3 with the result. Full Story

Lord Jeffs Rebound with Impressive 5-0 Win at Bates
Oct. 12 - The Amherst College men's soccer team rebounded from its first loss of the season by picking up a 5-0 win at Bates. The Lord Jeffs improve to 6-1-3 overall and move into a tie for fourth place in the NESCAC standings. Full Story

Amherst Loses First of 2010 at Middlebury, 1-0
Oct. 9 - The Amherst College men's soccer team suffered its first loss of 2010 this afternoon, losing to NESCAC rival Middlebury College 1-0 on the road. Amherst falls to 5-1-3 (1-1-3 NESCAC) with the loss. Full Story

Noon, McNamara Score Twice in Amherst's 7-0 Win Over Husson
Oct. 6 - Spencer Noon '13 and Casey McNamara '13 each scored a pair of goals to lead the 14th-ranked Amherst College men's soccer team to a 7-0 win over Husson University Wednesday evening. The Lord Jeffs improve to 5-0-3 on the season. Full Story

Men's Soccer Battles to 1-1 Draw at No. 4 Williams

Oct. 2 - The 15th-ranked Amherst College men's soccer team battled to a 1-1 double overtime draw at No. 4 Williams College this afternoon. The Jeffs remain unbeaten at 4-0-3 (1-0-3 NESCAC). Full Story

Amherst Set to Clash with Williams in Pivotal Rivalry Weekend
Sept. 30 - There will be plenty on the line this Saturday when Amherst heads to Williamstown to battle the Ephs in men's and women's soccer and field hockey. The Lord Jeff women's tennis team will host Williams Saturday morning in a clash of national powerhouses. Full Story

Spencer Noon Named NESCAC Co-Player of the Week
Sept. 27 - The New England Small College Athletic Conference named Amherst College sophomore Spencer Noon the men's soccer Co-Player of the Week this afternoon for his three goals during a 2-0-0 week for the Lord Jeffs. Full Story

Amherst Blanks Bridgewater for Third Consecutive Shutout
Sept. 26 - The Amherst men's soccer team earned its second shutout in as many days, handing Bridgewater State a 5-0 loss Sunday afternoon. The undefeated Jeffs have out-scored opponents 14-0 in their past three games. Full Story

Lord Jeffs Welcome Back Undefeated 1960 Team
Sept. 26 - The Amherst College men's soccer team welcomed back ten members of the undefeated 1960 side to Hitchcock Field over the weekend, honoring the team on the 50th anniversary of their 6-0-2 season. Full Story

Noon's Double Lifts Jeffs to 2-0 Win Over Conn College
Sept. 25 - Amherst College sophomore striker Spencer Noon scored a pair of goals this afternoon to lift the men's soccer team to a 2-0 win over visiting Conn College. Amherst remains unbeaten at 3-0-2 on the year. Full Story

Lord Jeffs Hold 34-2 Shot Advantage in 7-0 Win at St. Joseph's
Sept. 19 - Casey McNamara '13 scored two goals to lead the Amherst College men's soccer team to a lopsided 7-0 win at St. Joseph's College of Maine. The Lord Jeffs scored four goals in the first half and finished with a 34-2 advantage in shots. Full Story

Amherst Battles to 1-1 (2OT) Draw Against Tufts
Sept. 17 - For the second time this season the Amherst College men's soccer team played through a pair of overtimes to settle for a draw. The Jeffs responded to a late goal from Tufts to preserve a point with a 1-1 (2OT) result. Full Story

Jeffs Top Gordon College 2-1 in Home Opener
Sept. 15 - The Amherst College men's soccer team got a goal and an assist from sophomore Spencer Noon this evening to top Gordon College 2-1 in its 2010 Home Opener. Full Story

Amherst Gets Nine Saves from Kovacs in 0-0 Tie at Bowdoin
Sept. 11 - In a battle between two of the region's top men's soccer teams, Amherst College ended in a 0-0 tie with Bowdoin in the 2010 season opener. Lennard Kovacs '12 made nine saves in 110 minutes to earn the shutout. Full Story

Lord Jeffs Welcome Alumni Back for Preseason Weekend
Sept. 8 - The Amherst College men's soccer program welcomed back alumni from the last five decades this weekend to take in a preseason scrimmage, play a spirited game, and spend some time getting to know each other on campus. Full Story

Men's Soccer Welcomes Back Top Three Scorers From 2009
Aug. 31 - The 2010 Amherst College men's soccer team returns its top three scoring forces from a season ago to go along with a goalkeeper who has posted an average of 11 shutouts per year. With a combination of stingy defense and a potent offense, the 2010 Lord Jeffs have a shot to make another run at an NCAA Final Four. Full Preview

Lord Jeffs Announce 2010 Schedule
June 1 - The Amherst College men's soccer team has released its 2010 schedule, with the season opener set for Friday, Sept. 10 at Bowdoin College. Notable games include an Oct. 2 showdown at Williams College and an Oct. 9 meeting with Middlebury in Vermont. Full Schedule