2009-2010 Amherst Men's Swimming & Diving News

  • Amherst Men Place Fifth, Women Sixth at NCAA Championships
    March 20, 2010
    Ryan Lichtenfels ’12 (McLean, VA) swam one of the most dominant races in program history and Kendra Stern ’11 (Albuquerque, NM) broke her own national record in the 100-yard freestyle to highlight Amherst College’s performances in the fourth and final day of the 2010 NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships.
  • Jeffs Propelled by 800 Freestyle Relays on Day Three of Championships
    March 19, 2010
    The Amherst College men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams each used a solid performance in the 800-yard freestyle relay to remain in the running for a top-10 finish at the 2010 NCAA Division III Championships. The Lord Jeffs will close out their season Saturday at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center.
  • Stern, Fraser Win National Titles in 200 Freestyle
    March 18, 2010
    Kendra Stern ’11 (Albuquerque, NM) shattered her own national record in the 200-yard freestyle and Alex Fraser ’11 (Willowbrook, IL) claimed his second national title in as many days to lead Amherst College in day two of the NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships. Competition will resume Friday at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center.
  • Fraser Wins 500 Freestyle to Lead Amherst on Day One of Nationals
    March 17, 2010
    Junior Alex Fraser (Willowbrook, IL) won his second consecutive national title in the 500-yard freestyle to highlight Amherst College’s performances in day one of the 2010 NCAA Division III Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Championships. The Lord Jeffs will continue their week at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center Thursday, Mar. 18.
  • Amherst Sending 13 Swimmers to NCAA Championships
    March 15, 2010
    Amherst College will send 13 student-athletes to Minneapolis for this weekend’s NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships. The four-day event—hosted by Beloit College and The College of Wooster—will begin Wednesday, Mar. 17, at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center.
  • Nine Jeffs Combine for 34 All-NESCAC Honors
    March 02, 2010
    Nine Amherst College student-athletes combined for 34 All-NESCAC honors when the 2009-10 Men’s Swimming and Diving All-Conference Team was announced today. The top three finishers in each event at the 2010 NESCAC Men’s Swimming and Diving Championship received All-Conference recognition.
  • Jeffs Finish Third at NESCAC Championship
    February 28, 2010
    The Amherst College men’s swimming and diving team won two events Sunday evening to wrap up the third and final day of the 2010 NESCAC Championship. The Lord Jeffs led the conference with eight victories on the weekend and finished third in the team standings.
  • Jeffs Win Four of Eight Events in Day Two of Championship
    February 27, 2010
    The Amherst College men’s swimming and diving team won four of Saturday’s eight events to wrap up day two of the 2010 NESCAC Championship in third place. The Lord Jeffs will return to the Williams College Muir-Samuelson Pool Sunday, with preliminary heats beginning at 10 a.m. and finals taking place in the evening.
  • Jeffs in Third After Day One of NESCAC Championship
    February 26, 2010
    The Amherst College men’s swimming and diving team won two events Friday evening at the Williams College Muir-Samuelson Pool to conclude day one of the 2010 NESCAC Championship in third place. Competition will resume Saturday, with preliminary heats beginning at 10 a.m. and finals taking place in the evening.
  • Amherst Men Heading to Williams for NESCAC Championship
    February 24, 2010
    The Amherst College men’s swimming and diving team will head to Williams College this weekend for the 2010 NESCAC Championship. The three-day event will begin Friday, Feb. 26, at the Muir-Samuelson Pool in Williamstown, Mass.
  • Jeffs Wrap up Dual Meet Season with Wins Over Springfield
    February 06, 2010
    The Amherst College swimming and diving teams closed out their dual meet seasons with convincing wins over Springfield College Saturday afternoon at Pratt Pool. The Lord Jeff women (7-1) won 15 of the 16 events for a 177-109 victory, while the men (6-2) won each of the 14 swimming events for a 159-131 result.
  • Lord Jeffs Come Away with Mixed Results at MIT
    January 30, 2010
    The Amherst College swimming and diving teams came away with mixed results in dual meet action at MIT, with the Lord Jeff women (6-1) earning a 159-139 victory and the men (5-2) suffering a 174-124 loss to the Engineers. The Amherst teams will wrap up the dual meet season Saturday, Feb. 6, when they host Springfield College at 1 p.m.
  • Jeffs Return to Action with Wins at Hamilton
    January 23, 2010
    The Amherst College swimming and diving teams returned from their spring training trips by picking up a pair of wins at Hamilton College. The Lord Jeff women (5-1) cruised to a 207-85 victory over the Continentals by taking 14 of the 16 events, while the Amherst men (5-1) won 10 events en route to a 160-130 result.
  • Lichtenfels Named NESCAC Performer of the Week
    January 11, 2010
    Amherst College sophomore Ryan Lichtenfels (McLean, VA) has been named the NESCAC Men’s Swimming and Diving Performer of the Week for winning two individual events and taking part in a relay victory this past weekend against archrival Williams College.
  • Lord Jeffs Drop Heartbreaker to Williams, 125-118
    January 09, 2010
    In a classic thriller that came down to the final two events, the Amherst College men’s swimming and diving team suffered a 125-118 loss to archrival Williams College Saturday afternoon in front of an energetic crowd at Pratt Pool. The Lord Jeffs’ first setback of the season drops them to 4-1.
  • Amherst Teams Stay Perfect with Wins at Union
    January 02, 2010
    The Amherst College men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams each improved to 4-0 with a dominating performance at Union College. The Lord Jeff men cruised to a 151-70 victory by sweeping the swimming events, while the women earned a 157-82 victory and won 11 of 13 events.
  • Lord Jeffs Pick up Impressive Wins over Middlebury
    December 05, 2009
    The Amherst College men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams each improved to 3-0 with convincing wins over Middlebury College in the 2009-10 home opener for both Lord Jeff squads. Amherst came out on top by scores of 198-90 (men) and 188-108 (women), with each side winning 13 of the day’s 16 events.
  • Jeffs Earn Pair of Hard-Fought Wins at Wesleyan
    November 23, 2009
    Just two days after cruising to lopsided victories at Colby College in the 2009-10 season opener, the Amherst College men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams were put to the test in a dual meet at Wesleyan University. The Lord Jeff men won eight of their 13 events en route to a 139-102 victory, while the Amherst women pulled out a 125-108 win despite winning only six of the 13 events.
  • Jeffs Open Season with Impressive Showing at Colby
    November 21, 2009
    The Amherst College men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams opened their 2009-10 seasons with impressive wins at Colby College (Women: 178-95; Men: 173-86). The Lord Jeffs will have little time to rest before heading to Wesleyan University for a 5 p.m. dual meet on Monday, Nov. 23.
  • Amherst Teams to Participate in "Hour of Power"
    November 09, 2009
    It is nearly impossible to find anyone whose life has not been affected by cancer, whether it is through a friend, family member or teammate. Members of the Amherst College men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams have found one more way to fight back: the fourth annual Ted Mullin “Leave it in the Pool” Hour of Power Relay for Pediatric Sarcoma Research. The event is sponsored by the Carleton College swimming and diving teams and is set for Tuesday, Nov. 10.
  • Lord Jeffs Coming Off Best Season in Program History
    November 07, 2009
    Amherst got off to 6-0 start and finished at 7-1 in dual meets last year, but no victory was sweeter than a 133-108 result at Williams College, which marked the Lord Jeffs’ first win over their archrivals since 2004. Amherst’s impressive team performance against the Ephs was highlighted by the Jeffs finishing one-two in the 50-, 100-, 200- and 500-yard freestyle events. After a successful dual meet season, Amherst won 10 conference titles at the NESCAC Championships—the most among the 11 schools—but could not compete with the depth of Williams and Tufts. The Jeffs carried their momentum into the national championships and placed fifth to mark the best finish in program history. Amherst put in the NESCAC’s best performance, earning a top-10 finish for the fifth time. Four Lord Jeffs were named CSCAA Scholar All-Americans for maintaining at least a 3.5 GPA and qualifying for the NCAA Championships.