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    March 25, 2017
    Men's Tennis Edged By Harvard, 4-3 The Purple & White split singles play with the home team, but the Crimson taking the doubles point proved to be the difference maker as the Amherst College men’s tennis team fell to Division I Harvard University, 4-3 Saturday afternoon.
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    March 25, 2017
    Softball Explodes for 18 Hits, Powers Past Trinity, 13-4 Gina Pagan ’18 recorded six strikeouts in a complete game in the circle and the Purple & White offense recorded 18 total hits as the Amherst College softball team powered past Trinity College, 13-4 in a non-conference matchup Saturday afternoon at the Amherst Softball Field.
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    March 25, 2017
    No. 10 Men’s Lacrosse Downs Hamilton, 17-9 Amherst College’s Colin Minicus ’20 was one of four players to score three goals in addition to adding four assists as the 10th-ranked Purple & White downed Hamilton College, 17-9 in Saturday afternoon’s NESCAC men’s lacrosse game in Clinton, N.Y.
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    March 25, 2017
    No. 19 Women’s Lacrosse Edged by No. 18 Hamilton, 7-4 The No. 19 Amherst College women’s lacrosse team had four different players find the back of the net, but a four-goal second half by Hamilton College helped lift the 18th-ranked Continentals to a 7-4 NESCAC victory over the Purple & White Saturday afternoon at Pratt Field at Lehrman Stadium.
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    March 24, 2017
    Ali Doswell Named DIII Honda Athlete of the Year Nominee for Basketball Ali Doswell, a senior guard from Amherst College, was named the 2017 DIII Honda Athlete of the Year nominee for Basketball as announced by Executive Director Chris Voelz of THE Collegiate Women Sports Awards (CWSA) presented by Honda.
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    March 22, 2017
    No. 10 Men’s Lacrosse Edges Endicott, 12-10 Amherst College’s Jack Norton ’19 scored four goals to help lead the 10th-ranked Purple & White to a non-conference victory over Endicott College Wednesday afternoon at Pratt Field at Lehrman Stadium.
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    March 21, 2017
    Strong First Half Sparks No. T-19 Women’s Lacrosse Past Springfield, 9-4 The No. T-19 Amherst College women’s lacrosse team used a pair of goals by Kelly Karczewski ’18 and the Purple & White held a 5-0 advantage in the first half to help seal a 9-4 victory over Springfield College in Tuesday evening’s non-conference contest at Pratt Field at Lehrman Stadium.
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    March 20, 2017
    Toupal Garners AHCA CCM All-America Second Team East Honors Amherst College junior forward Alex Toupal of the women’s ice hockey team has been selected to the CCM Division III All-American Second Team East by the American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA), as recently announced by the organization.
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    March 20, 2017
    Gromacki, Doswell Garner D3hoops.com All-American Honors Amherst College women’s basketball head coach G.P. Gromacki was named the D3hoops.com Coach of the Year, and Ali Doswell ’17 earned D3hoops.com First Team All-American honors as recently announced by the organization.
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    March 18, 2017
    NATIONAL CHAMPIONS! No. 1/1 Women’s Basketball Downs No. 4/4 Tufts, 52-29 The No. 1/1 Amherst College women’s basketball team capped its magical 2016-17 season with the program’s second-ever NCAA Division III national championship following a 52-29 win over NESCAC rival No. 4/4 Tufts University Saturday evening at Van Noord Arena on the campus of Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich.
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    March 19, 2017
    Baseball Splits Doubleheader with SUNY-Canton, No. 9 Wooster The Amherst College baseball team wrapped up its Spring Break trip with a doubleheader Sunday, plating 11 unanswered runs to record a walk off victory against SUNY-Canton before falling to ninth-ranked Wooster, 11-2.
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    March 18, 2017
    Women's Swimming & Diving Claims 15th at the NCAA Championships Finishing inside the top-15 for the 21st consecutive season, The Amherst College women’s swimming & diving team closed out the 2016-17 season with a 15th place finish (77.5 points) in the 51-team, four-day NCAA Championships at the CISD Natatorium.
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    March 18, 2017
    No. 15 Men's Tennis Sweeps Oglethorpe, 9-0, Falls To No. 1 Emory, 5-4 The No. 15 Amherst College men’s tennis team closed out its Spring Break trip Saturday afternoon, defeating Oglethorpe, 9-0, before falling to top-ranked Emory, 5-4 in a hard fought battle.
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    March 18, 2017
    Men's Swimming & Diving Places 20th Overall at NCAA Championships The Purple & White finished strong to power to 35.5 total points at the four-day national meet, as the Amherst College men’s swimming & diving team recorded a 20th place finish at the 52 team 2017 NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships at the CISD Natatorium.
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    March 18, 2017
    Clutch Scoring Lifts No. 9 Amherst Past No. 11 Lynchburg, 10-8 The Purple & White outscored the Hornets, 4-1 in the final 20 minutes of play, as the ninth-ranked Amherst College men's lacrosse team posted a hard fought 10-8 victory over No. 11 Lynchburg College Saturday afternoon at the Mustang Classic hosted by Stevenson University.
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    March 18, 2017
    Softball Splits Doubleheader with Babson, Wisconsin Whitewater The Amherst College softball team split its final doubleheader of its Spring Break trip Saturday morning as it defeated Babson 3-1, before dropping its final game to Wisconsin Whitewater, 6-3 in Clermont, Fla.
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    March 18, 2017
    Strong Start Lifts Baseball Past Marietta, 14-1 Purple & White batters combined for 13 hits and the pitching staff recorded 10 total strikeouts as the Amherst College baseball team powered past Marietta College, 14-1 Saturday morning.
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    March 17, 2017
    No. 1/1 Women’s Basketball Advances to NCAA Division III Title Game! The No. 1/1 Amherst College women’s basketball team advanced to its first NCAA Division III Championship title game since the 2011 season following a 66-51 win over No. 10/7 Christopher Newport University Friday evening in NCAA Final Four action at Van Noord Arena on the campus of Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich.
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    March 17, 2017
    Strong Doubles Play Propels No. 11 Amherst Past Sewanee, 6-3 Strong doubles play propelled the Purple & White to its second consecutive victory as the eleventh-ranked Amherst College women’s tennis team defeated Sewanee, 6-3 Friday afternoon to conclude its Spring Break trip.
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    March 17, 2017
    Fourth Quarter Rally Falls Short as No. 9 Amherst Is Edged by No. 2 RIT, 17-16 Down by five heading into the fourth quarter, the Purple & White outscored the Tigers, 7-3, but the late game rally came up just short as the ninth-ranked Amherst College men’s lacrosse team fell to second-ranked Rochester Institute of Technology, 17-16 Friday evening in game one of the Mustang Classic hosted by Stevenson University.
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    March 17, 2017
    Spurrell Earns 8th Place in 200 Butterfly to Lead Amherst on Day 3 of NCAAs Sam Spurrell '18 touched the wall in 1:49.74 in the 200-yard butterfly to capture 11 points for the Purple & White and lead day three action at the NCAA Championships as the Amherst College men's swimming & diving team finished the day 24th overall.
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    March 17, 2017
    800-Yard Freestyle Relay Earns Top-5 Finish, Amherst in 13th After Day Three The Purple & White continued its strong performance at the NCAA Championships, including a top-five finish in the 800-yard freestyle relay, as the Amherst College women's swimming & diving team concluded Day Three competition at the CISD Natatorium in 13th place.
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    March 17, 2017
    Field Hockey Honored with ZAG/NFHCA All-Academic Awards The Amherst College field hockey team and 15 individual team members garnered ZAG Field Hockey/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) honors, as recently announced by the organization.
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    March 17, 2017
    No. 15 Amherst Falls to Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 5-4 The Purple & White owned a 27-12 edge in shot differential and tallied goals from four different players, but a 3-0 run by the Athenas midway through the second half proved too much to overcome as the fifteenth-ranked Amherst College women’s lacrosse team fell to Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 5-4 Friday afternoon at Pratt Field at Lehrman Stadium.
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    March 16, 2017
    Doswell, Gromacki Garner WBCA Honors Amherst College women’s basketball standout Ali Doswell ’17 was named the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) NCAA Division III Player of the Year and a WBCA All-American, and head coach G.P. Gromacki was named the United States Marine Corps/WBCA National NCAA Division III Coach of the Year as announced by the organization during the NCAA Final Four banquet Thursday evening.
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    March 16, 2017
    Women's Basketball Viewing in Stirn Auditorium The Friends of Amherst Athletics (FAA) is sponsoring a viewing party for the No. 1/1 Amherst College women's basketball team's NCAA Division III Championship Final Four game against No. 10/7 Christopher Newport University tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Stirn Auditorium on the campus of Amherst College.
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    March 16, 2017
    No. 11 Women's Tennis Defeats No. 28 Redlands, 8-1 The Purple & White swept singles play and added two wins in doubles action to secure their first victory of the spring season as the No. 11 Amherst College women’s tennis team downed No. 28 Redlands, 8-1 Thursday afternoon at the Verdieck Tennis Courts.
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    March 16, 2017
    Kwong Takes Third in 400 IM, Amherst 12th Overall After Day 2 Action at NCAAs Bridgitte Kwong '19 claimed third overall in the 400-yard IM and the Amherst College women's swimming & diving team finished Day Two action of the NCAA Championships with 50.5 total points to sit in 12th overall at the national meet at the CISD Natatorium.
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    March 16, 2017
    400-yard medley relay Quartet Paces Amherst on Day Two of NCAAs The Amherst College men's swimming & diving team concluded Day Two action of the NCAA Championships at the CISD Natatorium with Thursday evening.
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    March 16, 2017
    No. 15 Amherst Powers Past RPI, 8-1 and Hobart, 7-2 The Amherst College men’s tennis team continued its dominance on its Spring Break trip in Orlando Fla., defeating Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 8-1 and downing Hobart, 7-2 Thursday afternoon at the Oak Street Park.
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    March 16, 2017
    Two Late Runs Push Arcadia Past Amherst, 4-2 Two runs in the final three innings by the Knights proved too much to overcome for the Purple & White, as the Amherst College baseball team fell to Arcadia, 4-2 Thursday afternoon in Port Charlotte, Fla.
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    March 15, 2017
    Spurrell, Spiro, Koravos, Dreisbach Highlight Day One Action at NCAAs The Amherst College men’s swimming & diving team concluded Day One action of the NCAA Championships at the CISD Natatorium with six total points.
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    March 15, 2017
    200-Yard Medley Relay Quartet Highlights NCAA Action on Day One The Amherst College women’s swimming & diving team concluded Day One action of the NCAA Championships at the CISD Natatorium with eight total points.
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    March 15, 2017
    No. 1/1 Women's Basketball Primed For NCAA Final Four The No. 1/1 Amherst College women's basketball team returns to the NCAA Division III Championship Final Four for the second straight season and seventh time in program history. The Purple & White take on No. 10/7 Christopher Newport University at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 17 at Van Noord Arena on the campus of Calvin College.
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    March 15, 2017
    Amherst Splits Doubleheader with Bowdoin, Washington (Mo.) The Amherst College softball team split its doubleheader Wednesday morning, posting a come from behind win over Bowdoin, 9-8 before falling to Washington (Mo.), 9-1 in six innings during Spring break action in Leesburg, Fla.
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    March 15, 2017
    No. 15 Men's Tennis Sweeps No. 14 Trinity (Tex.), Lake Forest Playing their seventh and eighth contests in the past four days, the Purple & White continued to excel, as the No. 15 Amherst College men’s tennis team defeated No. 14 Trinity (Tex.) and Lake Forest by scores of 9-0.
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    March 15, 2017
    No. 12 Carnegie Mellon Upends No. 7 Women's Tennis, 6-3 The Purple & White secured a victory in doubles action, however the Tartans claimed four of six singles matches as the seventh-ranked Amherst College women’s tennis team fell to 12th-ranked Carnegie Mellon, 6-3 Wednesday afternoon.
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    March 15, 2017
    Baseball Falls to Susquehanna, 6-5 The Purple & White rallied from a four-run deficit to even the score, however a run by the River Hawks in the bottom of the ninth proved to be the difference maker as the Amherst College baseball fell to Susquehanna University, 6-5 Wednesday afternoon in Port Charlotte, Fla.
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    March 15, 2017
    Ali and Meredith Doswell, Gromacki Garner D3hoops.com All-Region Honors Amherst College's Ali Doswell '17 was named the D3hoops.com Northeast Region Player of the Year, head coach G.P. Gromacki was named the Northeast Region Coach of the Year, and Meredith Doswell earned Second Team All-Northeast Region honors as recently announced by the organization.
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    March 15, 2017
    McCarthy Earns NABC/D3hoops.com All-Northeast Region Honors Johnny McCarthy ’18 of the Amherst College men’s basketball team has been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-Northeast District First Team and a D3hoops.com All-Northeast Region Third Team honors as announced by the organization Wednesday.
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