1999 Season Prospectus

1999 Amherst Women's Lacrosse: A Look Ahead

Losing Regional All-Americans Heather Kestner, Heidi Cline, and Jess Flynn, along with Liz Roth and defensive stopper Erika Johnson to graduation will mean the 1999 squad has some big shoes to fill. However, a core group of experienced players return to the line-up with high expectations. Senior captains Aimee Carroll, Jen Corso and Irene Permut will lead the team, along with returning attackers Rachel Bernstein, Katherine Haver, Kristin Osborn, Katherine Poulin, Sarah Scheessele and Alie Stechenberg. Defensively Permut and Carroll return with Kathleen Sanford, Alison Kitay, Caroline Bruce, Alexa Faigen, Anita Nabha and Charlotte Taylor. In goal, Sarah Evans and Jess Thaxton return after both contributing to the 1998 campaign.

Amherst returns 8 starters from last year's
ECAC Championship team

A strong recruiting class comes in to join the 1999 squad and add depth and experience. With two ECAC Championships in their sticks, the Amherst women's lacrosse team will look to continue its tradition of excellence and success in the season ahead.

1998 Amherst Women's Lacrosse: A Look Back
Women's lacrosse had another highly successful season, posting a 12-3 record and winning its second straight ECAC Division III New England Championship. Amherst entered the ECAC Tournament as the No. 1 seed, after a historic 10-3 season where they finished ranked No. 10 nationally in the IWLCA/Brine Division III Poll. The ECAC Tournament seeding proved accurate as Amherst finished off No. 4 Tufts in the semifinals and polished off second-seeded Bowdoin in an exciting, 9-8 overtime win in the championship game.

The 1998 season was the winningest in Amherst history

Ranked in the top-15 of the National Poll throughout the season, Amherst began the season in Florida with two competitive games against out-of-region teams. Facing Drew (L 7-9) and Skidmore (W 7-5), the team faced a challenging regular season schedule which included New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) teams Middlebury (L 9-16), Connecticut College (W 12-6), Tufts (W 11-9), Wesleyan (W 17-10), Trinity (L 12-13) and Williams (W 8-5). Out of conference, Amherst proved to be flawless with wins over Springfield (16-3), Smith (24-5), Wheaton (17-4), Wellesley (16-7) and Mount Holyoke (21-11). Amherst also made history with wins over Wesleyan and Williams to earn the first Little III Championship since 1985 and to spoil Williams's undefeated season.

Amherst College At a Glance
Location: Amherst, MA 01002-5000
Founded: 1821
Affiliations: NESCAC, ECAC, NCAA Division III
Enrollment: 1,650
Colors: Purple and White
Mascot: Lord Jeffs
President: Tom Gerety
Athletic Director: Peter Gooding
Athletic Phone: (413) 542-2274
Fax: (413) 542-2026
Sports Information: Colin Barnacle '98
Sports Information Phone: (413) 542-2390
Fax: (413) 542-2527
Head Women's Lacrosse Coach: Christine Paradis
Address: Box 2230, Alumni Gymnasium
Amherst, MA 01002-5000
Phone: (413) 542-8136
Email: cyparadis@amherst.edu
1998 Record: 12-3, ECAC Champions