2005 Amherst Women's Lacrosse News

  • Amherst Trio Honored for Excellence in Academics, Athletics
    July 19, 2005
    Recent Amherst College graduates Carter Hamill (Richmond, VA) and Ashley Harmeling (N. Reading, MA) were each named Second-Team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), while rising junior Sarah Harper (Rochester, MN) was tabbed an All-American Scholar by the National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA).
  • Harmeling Honored by IWLCA
    June 06, 2005
    Amherst College senior midfielder Ashley Harmeling (N. Reading, MA) was named the NCAA Division III Scholar-Athlete of the Year by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) at the IWLCA/US Lacrosse All-America banquet, held in Baltimore.
  • Yet More Postseason Awards for Amherst
    May 26, 2005
    After finishing 12-4 and advancing to the second round of the NCAA Tournament, the Amherst College women’s lacrosse team earned a slew of postseason awards this week. Among them, senior midfielder Ashley Harmeling (N. Reading, MA) was named First-Team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District I and a finalist for Academic All-America by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and earned First-Team ECAC All-New England, First-Team Inside Lacrosse All-America and First-Team Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA)/US Lacrosse All-America honors. Sophomore attacker Alyssa Briody (Hopewell, NJ) was named First-Team ECAC All-New England as well.
  • Amherst's Harmeling, Briody, Brown Add to List of Women's Lacrosse Postseason Awards
    May 23, 2005
    Already named to the women’s lacrosse All-NESCAC team, Amherst College senior midfielder Ashley Harmeling (N. Reading, MA), sophomore attacker Alyssa Briody (Hopewell, NJ) and junior defender Laura Brown (Bethesda, MD) were awarded New England All-Regional honors by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA). Harmeling nabbed first-team honors for the second straight season, while Briody and Brown each took home second-team recognition.
  • Fourth-Ranked Amherst Suffers 11-9 NCAA Women's Lacrosse Tournament Loss to No. 13 Washington & Lee
    May 14, 2005
    The fourth-ranked Amherst College women’s lacrosse team concluded its season with an 11-9 NCAA Tournament second-round loss to No. 13 Washington & Lee University at Salisbury University on Saturday. Washington & Lee improved to 15-3 and advanced to face top-ranked Salisbury, who defeated Eastern Connecticut State University 19-5 in the day’s other game, while Amherst fell to 12-4.
  • Amherst's Harmeling, Briody, Brown Claim Women's Lacrosse All-NESCAC Honors
    May 11, 2005
    Amherst College senior midfielder Ashley Harmeling (N. Reading, MA) added to her already distinguished list of women’s lacrosse awards on Wednesday, earning First-Team All-NESCAC honors for the second straight season, while sophomore attacker Alyssa Briody (Hopewell, NJ) and junior defender Laura Brown (Bethesda, MD) received their first career all-conference awards, taking home second-team plaudits.
  • Jeffs Earn At-Large Bid to NCAA Tournament, Will Face Washington & Lee at Salisbury
    May 10, 2005
    After falling to defending national champ Middlebury College in the NESCAC title game, the fourth-ranked Amherst College women's lacrosse team earned an at-large bid to its fifth straight NCAA Tournament and will travel to Salisbury University this Saturday for one of four NCAA Regionals. The Jeffs (12-3) will face Washington & Lee University (14-3) in Saturday’s second regional semifinal - game time is set for 2:30 p.m. - after Salisbury (14-0) hosts either Springfield College (12-5) or Eastern Connecticut State (12-6) at 11:30 a.m. Saturday’s winners will meet in the NCAA quarterfinals Sunday at 1 p.m., also at Salisbury.
  • Third-Seeded Jeffs Fall in NESCAC Tournament Championship to Top-Seeded Middlebury, 10-2
    May 08, 2005
    The third-seeded Amherst College women’s lacrosse team suffered a 10-2 defeat to top-seeded Middlebury College in the NESCAC Tournament Championship on Sunday. The Panthers (14-1) outshot Amherst 35-15 en route to their fifth straight conference title and also earned an automatic bid to their 12th straight NCAA Division III Tournament. Amherst fell to 12-3 and awaits word of an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.
  • Third-Seeded Jeffs Post 13-12 Overtime Victory Over No. 2 Seed Bowdoin in NESCAC Tournament Semifinals
    May 07, 2005
    The third-seeded Amherst College women’s lacrosse team avenged a 10-7 regular-season loss and advanced to the NESCAC Tournament Championship game with a 13-12 overtime victory over No. 2 seed Bowdoin College in Saturday’s semifinal matchup at Middlebury. Sophomore Alyssa Briody (Hopewell, NJ) bounced in the game-winner with just 21 seconds left in the extra frame, earning the Jeffs a chance to face top-seeded Middlebury tomorrow (Sunday) at noon with an automatic bid to the NCAA Championship Tournament on the line.
  • Third-Seeded Jeffs Post 15-5 NESCAC Tournament Quarterfinal Victory Over Sixth-Seeded Tufts
    May 01, 2005
    The third-seeded Amherst College women’s lacrosse team combined a stellar defensive effort with efficient offense to cruise to a 15-5 victory over visiting sixth-seeded Tufts University in a NESCAC Tournament Quarterfinal tilt on Sunday. Sophomore Alyssa Briody (Hopewell, NJ) led the Jeffs with six points on two goals and four assists, while sophomore Dana Kuper (Denver, CO) and senior Ashley Harmeling (N. Reading, MA) poured four and three goals, respectively.
  • Third-Ranked Jeffs Suffer 10-7 Overtime Loss to No. 6 Bowdoin
    April 30, 2005
    The third-ranked Amherst College women’s lacrosse team wrapped up its regular season with a 10-7 overtime loss to visiting sixth-ranked NESCAC foe Bowdoin College on Saturday. The Polar Bears rallied with four straight second-half goals to deadlock the count at 7-7 at the end of regulation, and added three more tallies in the extra session, improving to 13-2 (7-2 NESCAC) and securing the No. 2 seed in the conference tournament. Amherst dropped to 10-2 overall and 7-2 in conference play with the loss, but will host a first-round NESCAC Tournament matchup as the No. 3 seed tomorrow (Sunday) at noon against sixth-seeded Tufts University.
  • Third-Ranked Jeffs Edge No. 16 Tufts, 8-7
    April 27, 2005
    The third-ranked Amherst College women’s lacrosse team squeaked past 16th-ranked NESCAC host Tufts University on Wednesday, 8-7. Sophomore Liz Wise (Scarsdale, NY) tallied the game-winning score with just 3:32 left in regulation as the Jeffs improved to 10-1 (7-1 NESCAC), while Tufts fell to 7-6 overall and 3-5 in conference play.
  • Third-Ranked Jeffs Rally Past No. 16 Wheaton, 11-8
    April 24, 2005
    The third-ranked Amherst College women’s lacrosse team overcame an 8-5 second-half deficit to deal 16th-ranked non-conference host Wheaton College (10-4) its first loss of the season on Sunday. Sophomore Dana Kuper (Denver, CO) led the Jeffs’ late surge with a trio of goals and three assists as Amherst improved to 9-1.
  • Third-Ranked Jeffs Suffer First Loss, Fall at No. 2 Middlebury, 18-6
    April 23, 2005
    The third-ranked Amherst College women’s lacrosse team suffered its first loss of the season on Saturday, falling at second-ranked Middlebury College, 18-6. The host Panthers piled 12 first-half goals en route to their ninth straight victory, while Amherst dropped to 8-1 (6-1 NESCAC).
  • Amherst's Briody Named NESCAC Women's Lacrosse and ECAC Shamrock Lacrosse Division III New England Player of the Week
    April 20, 2005
    Amherst College sophomore Alyssa Briody (Hopewell, NJ) was named the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Women’s Lacrosse Player of the Week and the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Shamrock Lacrosse Division III New England Player of the Week after combining for nine goals and three assists in a pair of conference victories.
  • Third-Ranked Jeffs Remain Undefeated, Down Bates, 13-10
    April 20, 2005
    The third-ranked Amherst College women’s lacrosse team used five straight second-half goals to secure their eighth consecutive victory and defeat visiting NESCAC foe Bates College 13-10 on Wednesday. Senior Ashley Harmeling (N. Reading, MA) posted four goals and an assist, while reigning NESCAC Player of the Week Alyssa Briody (Hopewell, NJ) added three goals and a pair of assists as the Jeffs remained undefeated at 8-0 (6-0 NESCAC).
  • Third-Ranked Jeffs Slip Past Wesleyan, 12-11
    April 16, 2005
    The third-ranked Amherst College women’s lacrosse team never trailed in the contest, but visiting NESCAC and Little Three rival Wesleyan University gave the Lord Jeffs all they could handle in a 12-11 victory on Saturday. Senior Ashley Harmeling (N. Reading, MA) and sophomore Alyssa Briody (Hopewell, NJ) scored four goals and an assist apiece for the Jeffs, who remained undefeated at 7-0 (5-0 NESCAC), while Wesleyan fell to 6-4 overall and 2-3 in conference play.
  • Amherst's Harmeling Repeats as National, NESCAC Women's Lacrosse Player of the Week
    April 14, 2005
    Amherst College senior women’s lacrosse forward Ashley Harmeling (N. Reading, MA) earned her second consecutive InsideLacrosse.com Division III National Player of the Week and NESCAC Player of the Week awards after combining for nine goals and two assists in a pair of conference wins over eighth-ranked Trinity College and 10th-ranked Colby.
  • Third-Ranked Jeffs Fight Off Conn. College, 15-8
    April 14, 2005
    The third-ranked Amherst College women’s lacrosse team outshot visiting NESCAC foe Connecticut College 39-15 en route to a 15-8 victory on Thursday. Sophomore Alyssa Briody (Hopewell, NJ) scored a career-high five goals and two assists, while reigning two-time NESCAC Player of the Week Ashley Harmeling (North Reading, MA) posted two goals and five assists as the Jeffs remained undefeated at 6-0 (4-0 NESCAC).
  • Third-Ranked Jeffs Hold Off No. 10 Colby, 13-9
    April 09, 2005
    The third-ranked Amherst College women’s lacrosse team scored seven straight goals over a span of 18 minutes in the first half and held off visiting 10th-ranked NESCAC rival Colby College after the break to notch a 13-9 victory on Saturday. Eight different players found the net for the Jeffs, led by senior Ashley Harmeling (North Reading, MA), who finished with five goals and an assist, as Amherst remained undefeated at 5-0 (3-0 NESCAC), while Colby fell to 7-2 overall and 3-2 in conference play.
  • Amherst's Harmeling Grabs Trio of Women's Lacrosse Weekly Honors
    April 06, 2005
    Having already earned NESCAC Women’s Lacrosse Player of the Week honors on Monday, Amherst College senior forward Ashley Harmeling (N. Reading, MA) was also named InsideLacrosse.com Division III National Player of the Week, Womenslacrosse.com Division III National Player of the Week and ECAC Shamrock Lacrosse Division III New England Player of the Week on Wednesday after scoring nine goals and dishing out five assists in wins over Springfield and Williams.
  • Third-Ranked Jeffs Edge No. 8 Trinity in Overtime, 12-9
    April 06, 2005
    The third-ranked Amherst College women’s lacrosse team scored a trio of overtime goals to edge visiting eighth-ranked NESCAC rival Trinity College 12-9 on Wednesday. Sophomore Alyssa Briody (Hopewell, NJ) had three goals and three assists, including one of each in the extra frame, as the Jeffs remained undefeated at 4-0 (2-0 NESCAC), while Trinity suffered its first loss of the season, dropping to 7-1 overall and 2-1 in conference play.
  • Harmeling Named NESCAC Player of the Week
    April 04, 2005
    Amherst College senior forward Ashley Harmeling (N. Reading, MA) was named the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Women’s Lacrosse Player of the Week on Monday after combining for nine goals and five assists in a 2-0 week for the third-ranked Jeffs. She racked up five goals and an assist in Wednesday’s 14-11 non-conference win at Springfield and added four goals and four assists in Saturday’s 13-8 conference-opening victory at Williams.
  • Harmeling Leads Third-Ranked Jeffs Past Williams, 13-8
    April 02, 2005
    Senior forward Ashley Harmeling (N. Reading, MA) scored four goals and dished out four assists to lead the third-ranked Amherst College women's lacrosse team to a 13-8 victory at NESCAC archrival Williams College in the Jeffs’ conference opener on Saturday. Amherst remained undefeated at 3-0, while Williams fell to 3-2 (0-2 NESCAC).
  • Third-Ranked Jeffs Slip Past Springfield, 14-11
    March 30, 2005
    The third-ranked Amherst College women's lacrosse team posted a 14-11 non-conference victory at Springfield College on Wednesday night. Senior forward Ashley Harmeling (N. Reading, MA) led the way with five goals and an assist as the Jeffs remained undefeated at 2-0, while Springfield fell to 3-2.
  • Inclement Weather Causes Slew of Postponements
    March 24, 2005
    Today’s Amherst softball game against visiting Clark University and women’s lacrosse game at Wheaton College, as well as Saturday’s baseball doubleheader at Westfield State College, have been postponed due to inclement weather
  • Jeffs Victimized by Florida Rain
    March 17, 2005
    Amherst's baseball, softball and women’s lacrosse teams were all scheduled to see action in Florida on Thursday, but inclement weather forced cancellations across the board.
  • Third-Ranked Jeffs Edge No. 10 Hamilton in Season Opener
    March 14, 2005
    The third-ranked Amherst College women's lacrosse team opened its season with a narrow 7-6 victory over 10th-ranked non-conference foe Hamilton College on Monday in West Palm Beach, Florida. The Jeffs rallied from a 6-2 second-half deficit as junior Caitie Parker (Bethesda, MD) notched the game-winner with just 5:07 left in regulation.
  • Youthful Women's Lacrosse Sets Sights on Fifth Straight Final Four
    February 14, 2005
    The Amherst College women’s lacrosse team posted yet another outstanding season in 2004, finishing third in the nation at 16-3 overall and 8-1 in conference play and earning its fourth consecutive trip to the NCAA Final Four.
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