2017 Amherst Volleyball News

  • Mammoths Recognized with AVCA Academic Award
    July 20, 2018
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Amherst College volleyball team has been honored by the American Volleyball Coaches Association as recipients of the 2017-18 AVCA Team Academic Award.
  • Amherst Finishes Ninth in 2018 Learfield Directors’ Cup
    May 31, 2018
    AMHERST, Mass. – The Amherst College athletic department has completed another outstanding season, finishing 9th in the nation in the final Division III Learfield Directors’ Cup standings, which ranks schools who have reached the national level of competition in each NCAA sport.
  • NESCAC Announces 2017 Fall Academic and Sportsmanship Honorees
    November 29, 2017
    HADLEY, Mass. – Eighty-three Amherst College student-athletes were honored for excellence in the classroom when the NESCAC announced its 2017 fall All-Academic Team Wednesday afternoon, while eight others were named to the All-Sportsmanship Team.
  • Honea and Rak Voted to CoSIDA Academic All District Squads
    November 20, 2017
    AMHERST, Mass. – Amherst College juniors Hayes Honea of the volleyball team and John Rak of the football team have been selected by the membership of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) as members of the 2017 Academic All-District teams for their academic, athletic and community achievements this year.
  • Natsis Named Second Team All-Conference
    November 08, 2017
    Amherst College volleyball senior captain and middle blocker Marialexa Natsis has been named Second Team All-NESCAC, as announced recently by the league office. 
  • No. 5 Volleyball Falls to Top-Seeded Tufts, 3-0 in NESCAC Semis
    November 04, 2017
    The Mammoths stayed within striking distance in all three sets, however top-seeded Tufts University stayed strong to secure the 3-0 win over the No. 5 seed Amherst College volleyball team Saturday afternoon at Cousens Gym.
  • No.5 Volleyball Upsets No.4 Hamilton, 3-1 Behind 50-19 Rout in Final Two Sets
    November 03, 2017
    Five total points were all that separated the sides in the opening two sets as each team earned a victory, however the No. 5 seed Amherst College volleyball team came out in a big way in the next two stanzas, outscoring the Continentals 50 to 19 to clinch a 3-1 upset victory over fourth-seeded Hamilton College Friday evening at Chase Gymnasium in a NESCAC Quarterfinal contest.
  • Volleyball Tournament Preview: #5 Mammoths Open vs Hamilton
    November 01, 2017
    MEDFORD, Mass. – After finishing the season by winning five of their last six games, the Amherst College volleyball team will enter the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) tournament as the #5 seed and will play their quarterfinal match at 8:00 pm on Friday against Hamilton College at Tufts University.
  • Mammoths Head into NESCAC Playoffs on Four-Game Win Streak
    October 28, 2017
    AMHERST, Mass. – Amherst College has dropped just one set in their last four games and ended the regular season with a 3-0 win (25-16, 25-19, 25-13) over New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) foe Colby College on Saturday afternoon at LeFrak Gymnasium.
  • Mammoths Clinch Playoff Spot with 3-0 Win on Senior Night
    October 27, 2017
    AMHERST, Mass. – The Amherst volleyball program honored their four graduating seniors on Friday night before their New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) match against Bates, and then they ensured them another trip to the postseason with a 3-0 (25-22, 25-18, 25-24) win over the Bobcats at LeFrak Gymnasium.
  • Amherst Closes Out Homecoming with Pair of Volleyball Victories
    October 21, 2017
    AMHERST, Mass. – The 2017 Homecoming weekend included a busy two days in LeFrak Gymnasium, and the Mammoths women’s volleyball team closed out their Hall of Fame Tournament in style with a pair of wins, 3-0 over Coast Guard Academy and 3-1 over WPI.
  • Volleyball Drops Heartbreaker to Wellesley to Open Hall of Fame Tournament
    October 20, 2017
    AMHERST, Mass. -- Amherst College has now gone to a fifth and deciding set in four of their last six games, but they are still looking for their first win in those matches, as they were beaten 3-2 (23-25, 25-13, 25-15, 12-25, 15-13) by Wellesley College on Friday night at LeFrak Gymnasium.
  • Volleyball Claims Important NESCAC Win From Rival Ephs, 3-1
    October 14, 2017
    WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Needing to compile as many New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) wins as possible, the Amherst College volleyball team claimed a 3-1 victory over rivals Williams College on Saturday afternoon at Chandler Gym.
  • Amherst Suffers Five-Set Loss to Continentals
    October 13, 2017
    CLINTON, N.Y. -- For the third consecutive time in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) play, the Amherst College women's volleyball team has pushed their opponent to a fifth set, only to come up just short. The Mammoths saw a 2-1 lead slip away on Friday evening as they fell to Hamilton College 3-2 at Margaret Bundy Scott Field House.
  • Volleyball Toppled by Clark, 3-1
    October 12, 2017
    The Mammoths kept things close, however an early 2-0 deficit proved too much to overcome as the Amherst College volleyball team fell to Clark University, 3-1 Wednesday evening at the Kneller Center.
  • Volleyball Falls to Bowdoin, 3-2
    October 07, 2017
    Four Mammoths tallied 10 or more kills in an exciting conference bout, but the Polar Bears closed out the match win in the fifth set as the Amherst College volleyball team fell to Bowdoin College, 3-2 (25-22, 16-25, 25-20, 21-25, 15-17) Saturday afternoon at LeFrak Gymnasium.
  • Volleyball Edged by Tufts, 3-2
    October 06, 2017
    The Mammoths battled back from a 2-1 deficit to send the contest into a fifth set, and Daria Kim-Percy ’21 registered a double-double for the home team, however a .462 hitting percentage by the Jumbos in the final stanza proved too much to overcome as the Amherst College volleyball team fell to Tufts University 3-2 (25-15, 21-25, 20-25, 25-21, 8-15), Friday evening at LeFrak Gymnasium.
  • Volleyball Splits with Wesleyan, Stevens in Tri-Match Action
    September 30, 2017
    Facing off against the Cardinals and the Ducks at Silloway Gym, the Amherst College volleyball team posted a 1-1 split, falling to host Wesleyan, 3-0 (25-15, 15-16, 25-14) in a NESCAC contest before rebounding with a 3-0 (25-21, 25-10, 25-23) sweep of Stevens.
  • Volleyball Pushes Past Conn. College, 3-1
    September 29, 2017
    After falling in the first stanza, the Amherst College volleyball team battled back to win three consecutive sets as the Mammoths powered past Connecticut College, 3-1 (20-25, 25-21, 25-18, 25-8) Friday evening at the Luce Field House.
  • Volleyball Shuts Out Husson and Colby-Sawyer, 3-0, 3-0
    September 23, 2017
    The Amherst College volleyball team shut out its competitors in tri-match action Saturday at the Coffin Field House, downing Husson, 3-0 (25-4, 25-6, 25-16) and sweeping Colby-Sawyer, 3-0 (25-11, 25-21, 25-10).
  • Volleyball Cruises to 3-0 Win Against Trinity
    September 22, 2017
    Emily Kolsky ’20 and Cameron Hendricks ’20 tallied 11 kills apiece to lead the Mammoths as the Amherst College volleyball team swept Trinity College, 3-0 (25-15, 25-21, 25-15) Friday evening at Oosting Gymnasium. 
  • Mammoths Record 59 Kills to Defeat Westfield State, 3-1
    September 19, 2017
    The Mammoths registered 59 total kills and seven service aces, as the Amherst College volleyball team powered to a 3-1 (25-23, 25-11,23-25, 15-12) victory over Westfield State Tuesday evening at the Woodward Center. 
  • Amherst Downs Regis and Saint Joseph's, 3-0 and 3-1, to Sweep Tri-Match Play
    September 17, 2017
    The Amherst College volleyball team swept tri-match competition at Higgins Court on the Regis College campus Saturday afternoon, downing Saint Joseph's, 3-1 (25-15, 25-9, 24-26, 25-17) before sweeping the hosting Pride, 3-0 (25-20, 25-22, 25-13).
  • Volleyball Falls to Middlebury, 3-2
    September 16, 2017
    In an thrilling back-and-fourth matchup, just three points separated the sides, as the Amherst College volleyball team suffered a hard-fought, five set loss to Middlebury College, 3-2 (25-22, 22-25, 25-23, 22-25, 14-16) Friday evening at Lefrak Gymnasium.
  • Amherst Edged by Endicott, 3-2
    September 14, 2017
    Emily Kolsky '20 and Marialexa Natsis '18 tallied 10 kills apiece, but a 18 kill, nine dig performance from Alex Dippel proved to be the difference maker as the Amherst College volleyball team fell to Endicott, 3-2 in a hard fought contest Wednesday evening.
  • Volleyball Sweeps Emerson, Colby in Tri-Match Action, 3-1 and 3-0
    September 09, 2017
    The Amherst College volleyball team swept tri-match competition at Brown Plofker Gym on the Emerson College campus Saturday afternoon, earning a 3-1 (25-17, 25-13, 19-25, 25-14) win over the host Lions before sweeping Colby, 3-0 (25-20, 25-13, 25-21).
  • Mammoths Fall to Springfield, 3-1 in 2017 Opener
    September 06, 2017
    Amherst claimed a win in the first set and Daria Kim-Percy ’21 and Emily Kolsky ’20 combined for 18 kills, but a match-best 14 kills by Springfield College’s Jen Donnelly helped pace the Pride past the Mammoths, 3-1 (25-20, 21-25, 17-25, 13-25) in Wednesday evening’s non-conference battle at Blake Arena.
  • Volleyball Season Preview: Amherst Returns Talent, Depth for 2017
    August 15, 2017
    Capturing the program’s fourth consecutive No. 3 seed and returning to the NESCAC Championship for the 18th-straight season last fall, the 2017 Amherst College volleyball team starts its bid to build on the accomplishments of last season and return to the league finals for the first time since 2008 on Wednesday, Sept. 6 with a 7 p.m. non-conference match at Springfield.