Athletics

Amherst College Volleyball

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

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

Hyman Named to Volleyball All-NESCAC First Team, Honorable Mention All-American
Nov. 17 - Amherst's Laura Hyman '11 has been named to the Volleyball All-NESCAC First Team and was tabbed for the AVCA's All-America lists as an Honorable Mention for leading the Lord Jeffs to this year’s NCAA Tournament as one of the best middle hitters in the conference. Full Story

Amherst Falls to Springfield in Regional Semifinals, 3-0
Nov. 13 - The Amherst College volleyball team had its amazing season come to an end with a 3-0 loss to Springfield College in the NCAA Regional Semifinals. The Jeffs' 25-4 record is one of the best in program history. Full Story

Amherst Cruises Past Lesley 3-0 into NCAA Second Round
Nov. 12 - The Amherst College volleyball team cruised to a 3-0 win over Lesley University this evening in the opening round of the 2010 NCAA Tournament. The Jeffs (25-3) will play Springfield tomorrow at 6 p.m. Full Story

NCAA LogoAmherst Earns At-Large Bid to NCAAs; Headed to Springfield Sectional
Nov. 7 - The Amherst College volleyball team (24-3) was selected for an at-large bid to the upcoming NCAA Tournament, and will head to nearby Springfield College to take on Lesley University. Full Story

Volleyball Falls to Tufts 3-0 in NESCAC Semifinals
Nov. 6 - The Amherst College volleyball team suffered a 3-0 loss to Tufts University in the semifinals of the 2010 NESCAC Championship. Amherst sits at 24-3 overall, and will hope for an NCAA at-large bid. Full Story

Amherst Advances Past Wesleyan in NESCAC Quarterfinals, 3-1
Nov. 5 - The Amherst volleyball team advanced to the NESCAC Championship semifinals for the fifth consecutive year with a 3-1 win over Wesleyan. The Jeffs will host fourth-seeded Tufts University Saturday at 1 p.m. Full Story

Yorke, Hyman Named to ESPN Academic All-District Volleyball Team
Nov. 4 - Amherst College's Rachel Yorke '11 and Laura Hyman '11 were two of only six NESCAC student-athletes selected to the ESPN Academic All-District Volleyball Team, which honors excellence in athletics and academics. Full Story

Jeffs Set to Host NESCAC Championship in Search of Fourth Title
Nov. 3 - With a 3-1 victory at Hamilton Saturday afternoon, Amherst College secured the number-one seed in the upcoming NESCAC Volleyball Championship. Set to host the conference tournament in LeFrak Gymnasium, the Lord Jeffs will be in search of their fourth NESCAC title and first since 2006. Full Story

Amherst Earns Top Seed in NESCACs with 3-1 Win at Hamilton
Oct. 30 - The Amherst College volleyball team finished the regular season atop the NESCAC standings with a 3-1 win at Hamilton this afternoon. The 23-2 Lord Jeffs will host the 2010 conference championship after going 9-1 in the NESCAC. Full Story

Jeffs Close in on Top Seed with 3-2 Win Over Williams
Oct. 29 - The Amherst College volleyball team closed within a single win of clinching the top seed in the upcoming NESCAC Championship tournament with a 3-2 win this evening over Little Three archrival Williams College. Full Story

Volleyball Heads into Weekend with NESCAC's Top Seed in Sight
Oct. 28 - The Amherst College volleyball team will travel to Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y., this weekend to close out the regular season with hopes of securing the top seed in the upcoming NESCAC Championship. Full Story

Lord Jeffs Sweep Smith College 3-0 on the Road
Oct. 27 - The Amherst College volleyball team swept local rival Smith College 3-0 this evening on the road. The win improves Amherst's record to 21-2 on the year heading into the final weekend of regular season play. Full Story

Volleyball Places Third at 2010 Hall of Fame Tournament
Oct. 23 - The Amherst College volleyball team had its 16-match win streak snapped by Bowdoin to start day two of the 2010 Hall of Fame Tournament, but rebounded with a win over Tufts to take third place and improve to 20-2 on the year. Full Story

Volleyball Wins Hall of Fame Opener 3-1 Over Wellesley
Oct. 22 - The Amherst College volleyball team won its opening match at the 2010 Hall of Fame Tournament this evening, topping Wellesley College 3-1 for the Lord Jeffs' 16th straight win. Full Story

Jeffs Finish Regular Season Unbeaten at Home with 3-0 Win Over ECSU
Oct. 19 - The Amherst College volleyball team finished its regular season home schedule unbeaten for the first time since 2000 with a 3-0 home win over Eastern Conn. State University this evening. Amherst's 15th consecutive win bumped the team's record to 18-1. Full Story

Rachel Yorke '11 Named NESCAC Volleyball Player of the Week
Oct. 18 - Amherst College libero Rachel Yorke '11 was named the NESCAC Volleyball Player of the Week this afternoon for her play during a 4-0 week for the Lord Jeffs. Amherst (17-1, 7-1 NESCAC) is in first place in the conference and has won 14 straight matches. Full Story

Volleyball Tops Conn College and Wesleyan for Sweep
Oct. 16 - The Amherst College volleyball team picked up a pair of wins this afternoon against Conn College and Wesleyan University. The Lord Jeffs improved to 17-1 on the year, and 7-1 in the NESCAC. Full Story

Amherst Keeps Streak Alive with 3-0 Win Over Trinity on Senior Day
Oct. 15 - The Amherst College volleyball team rallied back from a first-set loss to take down Trinity College 3-1 this evening on Senior Day. The Lord Jeffs improved to 15-1 on the year with their 12th consecutive win. Full Story

Jeffs Top Westfield State 3-0 for 11th Consecutive Victory
Oct. 13 - The Amherst College volleyball team topped Westfield State University for the second time this season, picking up a 3-0 result for the Lord Jeffs' 11th consecutive victory. Full Story

Callie Neilson '13 Named NESCAC Co-Player of the Week
Oct. 11 - Amherst College sophomore setter Callie Neilson has been named the NESCAC Volleyball Co-Player of the Week for helping the Lord Jeffs increase their unbeaten streak to 10 matches with three impressive wins on the road. Full Story

Amherst Sweeps Bowdoin 3-0 for 10th Straight Win
Oct. 9 - After knocking off Tufts University last night, the Amherst College volleyball team swept Bowdoin 3-0 this afternoon for their 10th consecutive victory. Amherst improves to 13-1 (4-1 NESCAC) on the year with the result. Full Story

Amherst Upsets Tufts, 3-1, to Open Big NESCAC Weekend
Oct. 8 - The Amherst College volleyball team knocked off Tufts University, New England's top-ranked team, by a score of 3-1 tonight at Middlebury. The Jeffs, who have won nine straight, will take on Bowdoin Saturday at 11 a.m. Full Story

Volleyball Wins Eighth Straight With 3-0 Victory at WNEC
Oct. 6 - The Amherst College volleyball team won its eighth straight match this evening, picking up a 3-0 win over Western New England College. Amherst won 25-14, 25-19, 25-23 for the victory. Full Story

Lord Jeffs Keep Rolling with Convincing 3-0 Win Over Colby
Oct. 2 - The Amherst College volleyball team increased its winning streak to seven matches with a 3-0 (25-17, 25-20, 25-8) win over Colby College Saturday at Bates. The Lord Jeffs improve to 10-1 overall and 2-1 in the NESCAC. Full Story

Amherst Opens Weekend with 3-0 Win at Bates
Oct. 1 - The Amherst College volleyball team increased its winning streak to six matches with a 3-0 win at Bates College. The Lord Jeffs improve to 9-1 (1-1 NESCAC) and will take on Colby Saturday at Bates. Full Story

Amherst Outlasts Coast Guard 3-2 to Wrap Amherst Classic
Sept. 25 - The Amherst College volleyball team wrapped up a 3-0 weekend at its own classic tournament with a gutsy 3-2 win over the Coast Guard Academy. The Jeffs improved to 8-1 on the year with the win. Full Story

Jeffs Open Weekend with Two Wins at Amherst Classic
Sept. 24 - The Amherst College volleyball team defeated Brandeis University (3-0) and Westfield State (3-1) in day one of the Amherst Classic. The Lord Jeffs will host the United States Coast Guard Academy Saturday at 3 p.m. Full Story

Lord Jeffs Rout Johnson & Wales 3-0 to Improve to 5-1
Sept. 21 - The Amherst College volleyball team routed Johnson & Wales 3-0 on the road this evening to improve to 5-1 on the year. Jackie Berkley '11 had nine kills on just 13 total attacks in the win. Full Story

Amherst Closes Weekend with 3-0 Win Over St. Michael's
Sept. 18 - The Amherst College volleyball team got back on track by shutting out St. Michael's College this afternoon. The Jeffs got off to a slow start with a 30-28 win in the first set before taking the next two, 25-11 and 25-19. Full Story

Jeffs Shut Out by Middlebury for First Loss of 2010
Sept. 17 - The Amherst College volleyball team opened its NESCAC schedule with a 3-0 loss to Middlebury College, dropping the Lord Jeffs to 3-1 on the season. Amherst will take on Saint Michael's Saturday at 11 a.m. in Middlebury. Full Story

Amherst Earns Impressive 3-0 Win Over Emerson
Sept. 13 - The Amherst College volleyball team stayed perfect with a 3-0 win over Emerson College (25-18, 25-17, 25-22) this evening. The Jeffs entered the match as the fifth-ranked team in New England, while the Lions were seventh. Full Story

Lord Jeffs Oust Wesleyan 3-0 at Wellesley Quad
Sept. 11 - The Amherst College volleyball team ousted NESCAC and Little Three archrival Wesleyan University 3-0 this afternoon in non-conference action at the 2010 Wellesley Quad. The Lord Jeffs will return home with a perfect 2-0 record intact. Full Story

Amherst Opens Season With 3-0 Win at Wellesley
Sept. 10 - The Amherst College volleyball team opened up the 2010 season this evening with a 3-0 win at Wellesley College. The Lord Jeffs were dominant in the first and third sets, while also gutting out a hard-earned win in the middle frame for the sweep. Full Story

Returning 12 Players, Volleyball Set Up For Another 20-Win Season
Aug. 31 - The 2010 Amherst College volleyball team returns all but one player from last season's roster, and with the addition of a healthy hitter and a few promising rookies, the Lord Jeffs look deep at every position. Entering her 25th year at the helm, head Coach Sue Everden will be looking for her fifth straight 20-win season in 2010. Full Preview

Amherst Announces 2010 Schedule
June 1 - The Amherst College volleyball team has released its 2010 fall schedule, with the season set to begin Friday, Sept. 10 at the Wellesley Invitational. The Lord Jeffs will host eight matches this year, including three during the annual Amherst Classic in late September. Full Schedule

Amherst Honors Troy Cronin as Patient Ambassador for 2010 Walkathon
May 3 - This past weekend, the Amherst College softball and volleyball teams honored Troy Cronin with a plaque for being the Patient Ambassador for the 2010 Walkathon to Benefit the Springfield Shriners Hospital, which will take place this September in Amherst. Full Story