1997 Amherst Women's Lacrosse News

  • Laura McAloon and Kate Sullivan Named to IWLCA Academic Squad
    August 01, 1997
    Co-captains Laura McAloon (Hingham, MA) and Kate Sullivan (Exeter, NH) were named to the IWLCA Division III Academic Squad as outstanding scholar-athletes. The recent graduates were among 110 women's lacrosse players in Divisions I, II and III honored by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association. In order to make the team, a student must have a minimum 3.2 GPA, be a starter or important reserve, and hold junior or senior class standing.
  • Sullivan, Auth Earn All-America Recognition
    May 29, 1997
    Three Amherst College lacrosse players earned All-America recognition by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) and the United States Women's Lacrosse Association (USWLA). Kate Sullivan (Exeter, NH) was named to the First Team by both the USILA and the USWLA. Teammate Molly Auth (Longmeadow, MA) received Honorable Mention by the USWLA, while the USILA bestowed Honorable Mention on men's Tri-Captain Stephen Carr (Concord, MA).
  • Kate Sullivan Named to NESCAC All-Star Team
    May 24, 1997
    Six members of the Amherst College baseball, softball and women's lacrosse teams have been recognized as New England Small College Athletic Conference All-Stars for their contributions to the 1997 spring squads. Athletes were selected by a vote of the head coaches in each sport. Honored were two baseball outfielders, one women's lacrosse midfielder, two softball outfielders and a softball pitcher.
  • Sullivan, Johnson Named All America
    May 23, 1997
    Two student-athletes on the ECAC Champion Amherst College women's lacrosse team were named All-America players by IWLCA/Brine. Senior Tri-Captain Kate Sullivan (Exeter, NH) earned All-America honors for the second straight year as a member of the First Team, while junior Erika Johnson (Newton Highlands, MA) was named to the Second Team as a first-time All-American.
  • Five Players Earn Post-Season Honors
    May 15, 1997
    Five women and two men earned post-season honors from three different organizations for their performances in the 1997 lacrosse season. As the ECAC Champions, Amherst women's lacrosse placed five student-athletes on the IWLCA Regional All America Team for New England, two of whom were also awarded Division III Senior All-Star status. The men claimed two places on the All-Snively Team with their third straight appearance in the ECAC Tournament.
  • Amherst Upsets Williams for ECAC Championship
    May 11, 1997
    Kate Sullivan (Exeter, NH) scored three goals, including the game-winner, to lead Amherst College to its first ECAC Women's Lacrosse Championship. The Tri-Captain netted the Jeffs' lone goal of the second half with 11:29 to play to take a 6-3 lead over the top-seeded Ephs toward the Title.
  • Women's Lacrosse Wins First-Ever ECAC Championship
    May 11, 1997
    Women's lacrosse finished out the season strong with three straight wins to claim the team's first ECAC Championship in the 20-year history of the program. With a 9-4 regular season record and a No. 14 national ranking, Amherst claimed home-field advantage with a No. 3 seeding in the ECAC Tournament. The Jeffs overcame an early 3-0 deficit to Bowdoin and rattled off four straight behind three of five Heidi Cline (Andover, MA) goals to take a 7-4 lead. They extended the margin to 11-6 with a Kate Sullivan (Exeter, NH) shot 26 seconds into the second half before the Bears mounted a comeback of their own. Bowdoin tied the game at 12 with 11:50 to play and netted a go-ahead goal 2:44 later. Poulin and Jess Flynn (Newton, NJ) reclaimed the edge for Amherst until Bowdoin equalized at 14 with 7:14 left in the game. Jen Corso (Collingswood, NJ) scored Amherst's 15th and 16th goals and Irene Permut (Wilmington, DE) finished off the game to advance into the semifinals.
  • Amherst Advances into ECAC Championship
    May 10, 1997
    Katherine Poulin (St. David's, PA) scored the game-winner with 30 seconds left in regulation to lead Amherst into the finals of the ECAC Tournament with an 8-7 victory over second-seeded Tufts. The third-ranked Jeffs will face top-seeded Williams at 1:00pm on Sunday for the Championship. The two teams met just last week in Williamstown with the Ephs prevailing 9-5.
  • Amherst Advances to Second Round with 17-14 Defeat of Bowdoin
    May 07, 1997
    Heidi Cline (Andover, MA) had five goals and two assists to lead Amherst to the semifinals of the ECAC Division III New England Championship. Seeded No. 3, the Jeffs defeated No. 6 Bowdoin 17-14.
  • Amherst Earns No. 3 Seed in ECAC Tournament
    May 05, 1997
    Three spring teams received bids to their respective ECAC Championships to be played at the end of this week. Both men's and women's lacrosse will host quarterfinal games on Wednesday while softball will travel to Clark for a first-round game.
  • Amherst Falls to Williams, 9-5
    May 04, 1997
    at WILLIAMSTOWN, Massachusetts
  • Amherst Pounds Springfield, 11-2
    May 01, 1997
    Heidi Cline (Andover, MA) had three goals to lead the Jeffs to an 11-2 win over Springfield. The two teams exchanged goals in the opening two minutes of play before Amherst fired off four straight towards a 5-2 halftime lead. The Jeffs shut out the Pride in the second half behind netminder Molly Auth's (Longmeadow, MA) seven saves.
  • Women's Lacrosse Splits Games for Week
    April 27, 1997
    Women's lacrosse holds steady at No. 14 in the nation after a 1-1 week. Senior Co Captain Kate Sullivan (Exeter, NH) posted seven goals and three assists to become the team's leading scorer.
  • Amherst Defeats Wellesley, 15-8
    April 22, 1997
    Kate Sullivan (Exeter, NH) had three goals and two assists to lead Amherst to a 15-8 victory over Wellesley College. The Jeffs had as much as an 11-3 lead at halftime before Wellesley came back to score five in the second half. Monique Callahan (Medford, MA) and Jacy Edleman (Middleburg, VA) combined for the first six Wellesley goals of the match with three a piece.
  • Women's Lacrosse Splits Games for Week
    April 20, 1997
    Women's lacrosse faced two NESCAC opponents to split the week and fall to No. 14 on the IWLCA/Brine Poll as a result. The Jeffs had fallen behind 4-3 at the break, but rallied in the second half to tie the game at 6 with 3:15 left to play. But with 56 seconds on the game clock, the Jumbos netted a game-winner to hand Amherst only its second loss of the season. Tri-Captain Molly Auth (Longmeadow, MA) made 22 saves for the day.
  • Amherst Wins Over Wesleyan
    April 19, 1997
    Amherst survived a late-game scare to prevail 10-7 over Wesleyan at the final buzzer. Amherst led by as much as 9-1 late in the first half, before the Cardinals scored three in the six minutes around the halftime break. Jess Flynn (Newton, NJ) scored the Jeffs' lone goal of the 2nd half off Heidi Cline's (Andover, MA) third assist to bring the score to 10-4 with 21:20 to play. Margaret Metz (Sharon, CT), Andrea McKnight (Falmouth, MA) and Sarah Graboys (Brookline, MA) netted Cardinal goals in the final 13 minutes of play.
  • Women's Lacrosse Posts Another Big Win
    April 13, 1997
    Despite a 12-1 thrashing of Pioneer Valley foe Smith, women's lacrosse falls one notch to No. 4 in the nation after a 1-0 week. Senior Tri-Captain Kate Sullivan (Exeter, NH) registered four goals and an assist to lead the Jeffs as she is now tied with Heidi Cline (Andover, MA)as the team's leading scorer with 23 points. The pair started the offensive less than four minutes into the game as Amherst took a 5-0 lead at halftime. Heather Kestner (Wilmington, DE) had two of her three goals in the second half.
  • Amherst Defeats Smith, 12-1
    April 10, 1997
    Kate Sullivan (Exeter, NH) had four goals and an assist to lead Amherst past Pioneer Valley foe Smith. Heather Kestner (Wilmington, DE) and Heidi Cline (Andover, MA) combined for a handful of goals before Smith's Betsey Elkinton (Philadelphia, PA) scored off a feed from Daryl De Valerio (Milton, MA) with 4:32 left to play.
  • Women's Lacrosse Still on a Roll
    April 06, 1997
    Edging out Connecticut College 11-10, women's lacrosse earned its fourth win of the season to remain No. 3 according to the Division III IWLCA/Brine Poll. Amherst fell behind 5-4 late in the first half before Heidi Cline '98 (Andover, MA) fed senior Tri-Captain Kate Sullivan (Exeter, NH) for two of her three goals to give the Jeffs a 6-5 lead at the break. The Camels fired off five goals withing a seven-minute span to push the lead to 10-7 when Amherst responded with four of its own. Sophomore Eliza Meade (Newton, MA) equalized the game with 14:52 to play and found the net a second time 11 minutes later for the game-winner.
  • Amherst Edges Out Conn College
    April 05, 1997
    Eliza Meade scored her second of two goals with 5:35 to play for the game-winner against Connecticut College. Her first had tied the game at 10 a piece 15:08 into the second half.
  • Women's Lacrosse Rises to No. 3 in Nation
    March 30, 1997
    Splitting a pair of games this week, women's lacrosse rises from No. 5 to No. 3 in the nation according to the IWLCA/Brine Division III Poll. The Jeffs opened the week with a 16-4 romp over Wheaton. Five players earned three or more points against the Lyons while goalieMolly Auth '97 (Longmeadow, MA) registered eight saves to better her save rate to 67.5% with a 4.53 GAA. The Jeffs have outscored opponents 59-24 so far this season.
  • Middlebury Defeats Amherst 9-8 in Sudden Death
    March 29, 1997
    Whit Parks scored with 18 seconds left in quadruple overtime for the game-winner in Middlebury's 9-8 win at Amherst. The Panthers took a two-goal lead on the Jeffs early in the second half, but Amherst responded with a pair of goals to push the NESCAC meeting into overtime.
  • Women's Lacrosse Pounds Opponents for 2-0 Start
    March 23, 1997
    With the momentum of the team's first-ever NCAA Tournament bid last season, women's lacrosse has jumped out to a 2-0 record by tripling their opponents' offensive output with a 35-11 goal differential. Moving up three places, the Jeffs now boast a No. 5 ranking in the nation after the program's best-ever season in 1996.
  • 1997 Season Prospectus
    March 10, 1997
    Coming off the program's first ever bid to the NCAA Tournament, Amherst College women's lacrosse enters the season ranked 8th in the nation after the team's best ever finish with a 9-5 record. With 8 starters returning from the 1996 campaign, the Jeffs hope to build upon their recent success and remain among the elites of women's lacrosse.