Skating with an “Attitude of Gratitude”

Amherst Women’s Hockey engages with the community through “Junior Jeffs” and “Pink in the Rink”

March 2013—story by Lindsay Ewing ’15, CCE Athletics Liaison

The Amherst Women’s Ice Hockey team competed with fervor this season and finished the year third in the NESCAC. Like any successful team, the student-athletes skated with tenacity, skill, and teamwork. Yet it was their “attitude of gratitude” that set coach Jeffrey Matthews and his student-athletes apart.

Pitching in during the offseason: Amherst Women’s Softball and Girls Inc.

Amherst Women's softball team
April 2013—Story by Lindsay Ewing ’15, CCE Athletics Liaison, photo by Eugene Lee '16

As a student-athlete, full days of classes, practices, and extracurricular activities make it dangerously easy to get caught in the “Amherst bubble.” Despite busy schedules, however, the Amherst College Women’s Softball team avoids this trap. This year, the Lady Jeffs formed a partnership with Girls Incorporated of Holyoke (Girls Inc.). Through interaction with some of the Pioneer Valley’s vibrant young women, the student-athletes expanded their knowledge of the surrounding community and learned lessons of collaboration and leadership.

Athletics Liaisons launch Athletic Team Engagement Leader program with 24-hour retreat

March 2013story by Reilly Horan '13, CCE Athletics Liaison, photography by Eugene Lee '16, CCE photographer

On January 22 and 23, the CCE Athletics Liaisons facilitated a 24-hour retreat to train nineteen new Athletic Team Engagement Leaders (ATELs) to effectively lead the community engagement efforts on their respective teams.

Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving teams take on seventh annual Hour of Power

Story by Reilly Horan '13, photos by Eugene Lee '16