Sophomore defenders Beth Williamson and Sophia Kaplan of the Amherst College field hockey team continue to rake in the postseason honors after standout seasons on the Mammoths' back line with the duo each being named to the 2019 Longstreth / National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III All-New England West Region Teams, as recently announced by the organization.
HADLEY, Mass. – Sixty-six Amherst College student-athletes were named to the 2019 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Fall All-Academic team on Tuesday morning for their success in the classroom, while eight Mammoths were recognized for their dedication to sportsmanship and named to the All-Sportsmanship Team.
The Amherst College field hockey team continued its streak of never failing to have a student-athlete representative on the All-New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) teams since the awards inception in 2000, with two Mammoths named All-Conference for the fourth straight season.
Despite hitting nylon on their first shot of the night, a two-goal, fourth period rally by the Bantams was enough to overcome the Mammoths’ early lead as the No. 20 Amherst College field hockey team was edged by Trinity College, 2-1 in its regular season finale Tuesday evening at Robin Sheppard Field.
Despite striking first and twice owning the lead, a two-goal third period by the Bobcats proved too much to overcome as the No. 20 Amherst College field hockey team was edged by No. 16 Bates College Saturday afternoon at Campus Ave Field.
Striking in each of the first two periods to take a two-goal lead 17 minutes into the contest, the Mammoths’ defense shone throughout the stretch to lead the Amherst College field hockey team to a pivotal 2-0 shutout win over No. 17 Colby College Saturday afternoon at Bill Alfond Field.
Junior Kiera Alventosa struck twice, including the game-winner in the 75th minute, to upend an early Pioneers’ lead as the Amherst College field hockey team rallied past Five College rival Smith College, 2-1 in double overtime Wednesday evening at Smith Turf Field.
The Mammoths took the lead three minutes into the second half, however two quick scores by the Jumbos lifted the visitors to victory as the Amherst College field hockey team was edged by No. 7 Tufts University, 3-2 Saturday afternoon in a thriller on Senior Day.
Heating up late, the Amherst College field hockey team recorded two scores in the final 16 minutes of action to push past Little III rival Wesleyan University, 2-1 and earn a critical league victory Saturday afternoon at Gooding Field.
The Mammoths got within one with 17:46 remaining, however they were unable to net the equalizer late as the Amherst College field hockey team was edged by top-ranked Middlebury College, 2-1 Sunday afternoon at Gooding Field.
Finding the back of the net on the Mammoths’ first two shots of the game off dishes from Caroline Donahue ’21, Franny Daniels ’21 tallied her third and fourth goals of the fall to help lead the Amherst College field hockey team past the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2-1 Wednesday evening at Jack Barry Field.
Netting what stood as the game's lone score in the 27th minute, Natalie Hobbs '22 picked up her third game-winning goal of the season as the Amherst College field hockey team edged Connecticut College, 1-0 Saturday afternoon at Gooding Field.
Hitting the three-goal mark for the third time in five games, a two score second period propelled the Mammoths to victory as the Amherst College field hockey team shut out Endicott College, 3-0 Tuesday evening at Gooding Field.
The Mammoths got back into striking distance with 14 minutes remaining in regulation, however two quick scores by the Continentals stifled the comeback effort as the No. 17 Amherst College field hockey team fell to No. 19 Hamilton College, 4-1 Saturday afternoon at Goodfriend Field.
Netting the most goals in a single game since 2015 and tying the second highest single-game total in program history, the No. 17 Amherst College field hockey team cruised past Keene State College, 9-0 Wednesday evening at Gooding Field.
Opening their 2019 NESCAC slate with a tough, back-and-forth battle, the No. 20 Amherst College field hockey team was unable to withstand a late push by the visitors that saw them force overtime with time winding down as No. 15 Bowdoin College claimed the 2-1 victory Saturday afternoon at Gooding Field.
Starting off the 2019 season with a bang, the No. 20 Amherst College field hockey team found the back of the net in all four quarters to power past Five College rival Mount Holyoke, 5-1 Thursday evening at the Turf and Track Complex.
The Field Hockey team kicks off the new season tonight, Thursday, Sept. 5 with a 5:30 PM matchup at Mount Holyoke! ---------------------------------- Videography: Amherst Athletic Communications / Editor: Eliza Laycock '20