Let others have their brackets, their front-page headlines. At Amherst, March Madness wasn’t about the big-shots. It was all about two extraordinary teams: women’s ice hockey and women’s basketball. Let others have the famous names. Amherst has Kate Dennett ’10. Amherst has Sarah Leyman ’11. Amherst has Jim Plumer and G.P. Gromacki.
The 2007-08 winter season ended with two NESCAC titles, one national quarterfinal appearance, a pair of national runner-up finishes and 10 individual national championships. With the new winter season just getting underway, we now present eight athletes—four sophomores and four seniors—whom we expect to have breakout years.