2004 Amherst Women's Lacrosse News

  • Amherst's 2003 NCAA Championship Season Remembered
    October 16, 2004
    They had a talented squad loaded with depth and experience, returning eight seniors and three All-Americans from a team that played in consecutive NCAA Final Fours. Their attack and midfield were spared the ravages of graduation, and their defense - somewhat depleted but still strong - boasted the reigning national goaltender of the year. Their coach, Christine Paradis, was respected and revered, having built the program into a perennial contender, with four NCAA Tournament appearances, two trips to the national title game and 98 victories in eight seasons.
  • Jeffs Earn IWLCA Academic Honors
    July 01, 2004
    The Amherst College women’s lacrosse team was named one of 36 “Academic Squads” by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) on Thursday, signifying a team grade-point average of 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale. Additionally, junior goalie Olivia D’Ambrosio (Farmington, CT), junior midfielder Cate Smith (Saint James, MD), junior All-America attacker Ashley Harmeling (N. Reading, MA) and senior All-America midfielder Liz Martin (Baltimore, MD) were each named to the IWLCA Division III Academic Honor Roll, awarded annually to juniors or seniors with grade-point averages of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale.
  • Martin Named First-Team CoSIDA Academic All-America
    June 17, 2004
    Amherst College senior women's lacrosse tri-captain Liz Martin (Baltimore, MD) was named to the 2003-04 Academic All-America Women’s College Division At-Large Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). A first-team selection, Martin was the only women's at-large Academic All-America selection from the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC), after earning First-Team CoSIDA Academic All-District honors.
  • Harmeling Wins National Award at IWLCA All-America Banquet
    June 07, 2004
    Amherst College junior Ashley Harmeling (N. Reading, MA) was named the Division III Attacker of the Year at the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-America Banquet in Baltimore, Maryland on Saturday.
  • Yet More Postseason Awards for Amherst
    June 02, 2004
    Postseason plaudits continue to roll in for the Amherst College women’s lacrosse team, as junior Ashley Harmeling (N. Reading, MA) and seniors Liz Martin (Baltimore, MD), Allison Aldrich (Cornwall, VT) and Christine Ryan (Summit, NJ) each earned IWLCA/US Lacrosse and womenslacrosse.com All-America honors. Martin was also named the womenslacrosse.com Division III Midfielder of the Year for the second consecutive season.
  • Jeffs Place Five on IWLCA All-New England Team
    June 01, 2004
    After advancing to the NCAA Division III Final Four for the fourth consecutive season, Amherst College placed five players on the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Association (IWLCA) All-New England Team - first-team selections Ashley Harmeling (N. Reading, MA), Allison Aldrich (Cornwall, VT), Liz Martin (Baltimore, MD) and Christine Ryan (Summit, NJ), and second-team pick Jackie Sargent (Concord, MA).
  • Pohorylo, Martin Named First-Team Academic All-District, Finalists for Academic All-America
    May 28, 2004
    Amherst College seniors Michael Pohorylo (Suffield, CT/Suffield Academy) and Liz Martin (Baltimore, MD/Goucher College) were each named to the 2004 Academic All-District 1 College Division At-Large Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). As first-team selections, Pohorylo, who co-captained the men’s swimming & diving team, and Martin, a women’s lacrosse tri-captain, will move on to the national ballot for CoSIDA Academic All-America consideration.
  • Jeffs Fall to Middlebury in National Semifinals
    May 15, 2004
    The third-ranked Amherst College women’s lacrosse team fell to top-ranked Middlebury College 13-9 on Saturday at the NCAA Division III National Semifinals, hosted by St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York. The Panthers outshot the Jeffs 34-23, including a 20-9 first-half advantage, and will face the second-ranked College of New Jersey, which bested Salisbury University 14-9 in the first semifinal matchup, in the national title game tomorrow (Sunday) at 1 p.m.
  • Third-Ranked Jeffs Set to Defend National Championship
    May 12, 2004
    With a pair of lopsided regional wins over the University of Scranton and 12th-ranked Plymouth State University, the defending national champion Amherst College women’s lacrosse team earned its fifth overall and fourth consecutive trip to the NCAA Division III Final Four, hosted by St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY, where they’ll face top-ranked and undefeated Middlebury College (17-0) Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in a rematch of last year’s national championship game. The winner will face either fourth-ranked Salisbury University (16-2) or the second-ranked College of New Jersey (17-0) Sunday at 1 p.m. Sunday’s national championship game will be televised live on College Sports Television (CSTV) - channel 611 on DirecTV, also available on some local cable systems.
  • Martin to Play in IWLCA Division III North-South Senior All-Star Game
    May 12, 2004
    Amherst College senior tri-captain Liz Martin (Baltimore, MD) has been selected to play in the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division III North-South Senior All-Star Game on Saturday, June 5, at the STX Farewell Lacrosse Festival, hosted by University of Maryland - Baltimore County.
  • Third-Ranked Jeffs Advance to Fourth Straight NCAA Final Four with 21-6 Win Over Plymouth St.
    May 09, 2004
    The third-ranked Amherst College women’s lacrosse team rolled to a 21-6 victory over visiting ninth-ranked Plymouth State University in one of four NCAA Regional championship games on Sunday. Senior tri-captain Liz Martin (Baltimore, MD) netted six goals for the second straight game, while junior attacker Ashley Harmeling (N. Reading, MA) scored four goals and dished out five assists to lead the defending national champion Jeffs to the national semifinals for the fourth consecutive season. Amherst will face top-ranked Middlebury College - which advanced with a 20-6 win over Wheaton College - next Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at St. John Fisher College’s Growney Stadium in Rochester, New York.
  • Harmeling, Martin Power Jeffs Past Scranton in NCAA Regional Semifinal
    May 08, 2004
    Junior attacker Ashley Harmeling (N. Reading, MA) tallied 10 points on five goals and five assists, while senior tri-captain Liz Martin (Baltimore, MD) scored six goals and assisted on another, as the third-ranked Amherst College women’s lacrosse team came one step closer to defending its national championship with a lopsided 20-4 win over the visiting University of Scranton in one of two NCAA Tournament regional semifinals played on Amherst’s Hitchcock Field on Saturday. The Jeffs will take on Plymouth State University, 14-12 winners over Ithaca College in Saturday’s other regional semifinal, tomorrow at 1 p.m. with a trip to the NCAA Final Four at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY at stake.
  • Harmeling Named NESCAC Player of the Year; Jeffs Place Conference-Best Five on All-NESCAC Team
    May 06, 2004
    Five Amherst College women’s lacrosse players were named to the All-NESCAC first and second teams on Thursday afternoon, led by junior attacker Ashley Harmeling (N. Reading, MA), who earned conference Player of the Year honors. In all, Amherst placed three players on the first team - Harmeling and seniors Allison Aldrich (Cornwall, VT) and Liz Martin (Baltimore, MD) - and two on the second - seniors Jackie Sargent (Concord, MA) and Christine Ryan (Summit, NJ) - which was the most of any school in the conference.
  • Defending National Champion Jeffs Earn NCAA Bid, Will Host One of Four NCAA Regionals This Weekend
    May 04, 2004
    Despite falling to top-ranked Middlebury College in Sunday’s NESCAC Championship game, the third-ranked and defending national champion Amherst College women’s lacrosse team earned a first-round bye to its sixth NCAA Tournament and will host NCAA Regional play this weekend. The Jeffs will take on the winner of Wednesday’s first-round matchup between the University of Scranton and Western New England College in Saturday’s first regional semifinal at 11:30 a.m., and Plymouth State University and Ithaca College will square off in the second game at 2:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $3 for adults and $2 for students with ID. The winners will meet in the regional championship game Sunday at 1 p.m. with a trip to the NCAA Final Four at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, N.Y. at stake.
  • Jeffs Bow at Middlebury in NESCAC Title Game
    May 02, 2004
    Third-ranked Amherst and top-ranked Middlebury squared off in the championship game of the NESCAC Women's Lacrosse Tournament for the fourth consecutive year on Sunday, and for the fourth straight year the host Panthers came away victorious, downing the defending national champion Jeffs 13-6 on Kohn Field. Middlebury receives an automatic berth in the 2004 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship, while Amherst is expected to receive an at-large bid. Selections will be announced on Sunday night, with NCAA Regional play beginning next weekend. Middlebury will enter the tournament with a perfect 15-0 record, while Amherst sports a 14-2 mark, with both losses coming to Middlebury.
  • Jeffs Advance to NESCAC Title Game with 19-10 Win Over Williams
    May 01, 2004
    The second-seeded Amherst College women’s lacrosse team used a 7-0 first-half rally to down third-seeded Williams College 19-10 in the NESCAC Tournament Semifinals, hosted by top-seeded Middlebury College on Saturday. The Jeffs face Middlebury, which advanced to the finals with a 9-7 win over fourth-seeded Bowdoin College, tomorrow (Sunday) at noon, in their fourth consecutive NESCAC title game.
  • Harmeling Named ECAC Division III New England Player of the Week
    April 28, 2004
    After scoring 13 goals in a 3-0 week, including the overtime game-winner in Saturday’s dramatic 11-10 win over visiting ninth-ranked Williams College, Amherst junior Ashley Harmeling (N. Reading, MA) was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III New England Women’s Lacrosse Player of the Week for the second time this season on Wednesday. She also earned her second New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Co-Player of the Week award on Monday.
  • Harmeling Earns Second NESCAC Co-Player of the Week Award
    April 26, 2004
    Amherst College junior Ashley Harmeling (N. Reading, MA) was named the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Women’s Lacrosse Co-Player of the Week for the second time this season on Monday. Harmeling tallied 19 points on 13 goals and six assists in a 3-0 week for third-ranked Amherst (13-1/8-1 NESCAC), including the overtime game-winner in Saturday’s dramatic 11-10 win over visiting ninth-ranked Williams College. She added 10 ground balls, nine caused turnovers and nine draw controls in the three victories and leads the NESCAC in goals (56), assists (39) and points (95). She shares the award with Middlebury senior Nuala O’Donohoe, who combined for nine goals and six assists in wins over Williams and Bates College.
  • Second-Seeded Jeffs Advance to NESCAC Semifinals with 13-7 Win Over Seventh-Seeded Tufts
    April 25, 2004
    The second-seeded Amherst College women’s lacrosse team outscored visiting No. 7 seed Tufts University 7-2 in the second half en route to a 13-7 victory in the opening round of the NESCAC Championship Tournament on Sunday. Amherst senior tri-captain Liz Martin (Baltimore, MD) and junior Ashley Harmeling (N. Reading, MA) each netted five goals on just five shots as the Jeffs advance to face archrival Williams College in the conference semifinals Saturday at 2:30 p.m., hosted by top-seeded Middlebury College.
  • Third-Ranked Jeffs Edges Ninth-Ranked Williams in Overtime, 11-10
    April 24, 2004
    The third-ranked Amherst College women’s lacrosse team posted an 11-10 overtime victory on Saturday, defeating ninth-ranked NESCAC and Little Three archrival Williams College and securing the No. 2 seed in the NESCAC Tournament. Williams senior Molly Jennings (Greenwich, CT) tied the game with 16 seconds left in regulation to force the extra frames, but Amherst junior Ashley Harmeling (N. Reading, MA) netted the game-winner 15 seconds into the second overtime period to earn the win. The Jeffs face visiting No. 7 seed Tufts University in the opening round of the NESCAC Tournament tomorrow (Sunday) at noon.
  • Third-Ranked Jeffs Topple Tufts, 14-10
    April 21, 2004
    In a game that saw five lead changes and the score tied seven times, the third-ranked Amherst College women's lacrosse team scored six of the last eight goals in regulation to defeat visiting NESCAC foe Tufts University 14-10 on Wednesday. Amherst junior Ashley Harmeling (N. Reading, MA) poured in six goals and dealt three assists, while senior Allison Aldrich (Cornwall, VT) had three goals and two assists and fellow senior Liz Martin (Baltimore, MD) posted her 300th collegiate point, scoring two goals and dishing out two assists.
  • Third-Ranked Jeffs Defeat No. 13 Wesleyan, 13-7
    April 17, 2004
    The third-ranked Amherst College women's lacrosse team overcame a 4-0 first-half deficit to defeat 13th-ranked NESCAC and Little Three host Wesleyan University 13-7 on Saturday. The Jeffs poured in five straight goals to close the opening frame, including a goal by senior tri-captain Allison Aldrich (Cornwall, VT), giving her 150 career points. Amherst senior tri-captain Liz Martin (Baltimore, MD) and junior Ashley Harmeling (N. Reading, MA) each netted five goals in the win as the Jeffs improved to 10-1 (6-1 NESCAC), while Wesleyan fell to 8-4 (3-4 NESCAC).
  • Third-Ranked Jeffs Hammer Springfield, 14-2
    April 13, 2004
    The third-ranked Amherst College women's lacrosse team dominated visiting non-conference opponent Springfield College 14-2 on Tuesday. Amherst’s defense set the tone throughout, allowing just 11 total shots before the game was called due to inclement weather 20 minutes into the second half. Amherst senior tri-captain Liz Martin (Baltimore, MD) found the net five times and dished out one assist as the Jeffs improved to 9-1 on the year.
  • Aldrich Named NESCAC Co-Player of the Week
    April 12, 2004
    Amherst College senior tri-captain Allison Aldrich (Cornwall, VT/Middlebury Union) was named the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Women’s Lacrosse Co-Player of the Week on Monday. Aldrich tallied four goals and an assist in Tuesday’s lopsided 18-8 win at Connecticut College, followed by a five-goal outburst in Saturday’s convincing 14-6 win at Bowdoin College, as the third-ranked Lord Jeffs improved to 8-1 overall and 5-1 in conference play.
  • Third-Ranked Jeffs Drop Bowdoin, 14-6
    April 10, 2004
    The third-ranked Amherst College women’s lacrosse team overpowered NESCAC host Bowdoin College 14-6 on Saturday. Junior Ashley Harmeling (N. Reading, MA) led the Jeffs with six goals and two assists, and senior tri-captain Allison Aldrich (Cornwall, VT) found the net five times as they improved to 8-1 (5-1 NESCAC) with the win.
  • Fourth-Ranked Jeffs Pound Conn. College, 18-8
    April 06, 2004
    Senior tri-captains Jackie Sargent (Concord MA), Liz Martin (Baltimore, MD) and Allison Aldrich (Cornwall, VT) combined for 15 goals to lead the fourth-ranked Amherst women's lacrosse team to an 18-8 win at NESCAC foe Connecticut College on Tuesday. Sargent led all scorers with six goals, and Martin and Aldrich netted five and four scores, respectively, as the Jeffs improved to 7-1 (4-1 NESCAC), rebounding from Saturday’s 17-10 loss to top-ranked Middlebury.
  • Second-Ranked Jeffs Suffer First Loss, Fall to Top-Ranked Middlebury, 17-10
    April 03, 2004
    The second-ranked defending national champion Amherst College women's lacrosse team suffered its first loss of the season on Saturday, falling to visiting top-ranked NESCAC archrival Middlebury College, 17-10, at UMass Amherst’s Garber Field. Middlebury senior Nuala O’Donohoe (Needham, MA) was dominant throughout, netting seven goals and dealing two assists, and sophomore Elizabeth Renehan (St. Davids, PA) had four goals and two assists as well. Amherst junior Ashley Harmeling (N. Reading, MA) had three goals and two assists and senior Jackie Sargent (Concord, MA) posted three scores in defeat. The Jeffs fell to 6-1 (3-1 NESCAC), while Middlebury remained unbeaten, improving to 7-0 (4-0 NESCAC).
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