MEDFORD, Massachusetts -- Amherst defeated Tufts in four games for a third place finish in the NESCAC Championship. Seeded fourth entering the tournament, the Firedogs easily disposed of Colby in three games before falling to top-seeded Williams in four. Amherst upset second-seeded Tufts for the bronze, while No. 3 Middlebury upended Williams 18-16 in the final game for the NESCAC crown.
Three players earned All-NESCAC recognition, as chosen by the coaches of all eleven teams. Juniors Kristen Edgar (Colorado Springs, CO) and Erin Greenspun (Santa Monica, CA) earned second-team honors, while senior co-captain Liz Delsman (Brooklyn, NY) earned honorable mention. Greenspun was also named to the All-Tournament Team.
The Firedogs finished the 1997 regular season with a 24-12 record.
NESCAC All-Tournament Team Erin Greenspun Amherst Amanda Colby Bates Alice Keen Connecticut College Jen Lentek Hamilton Jordan Lungstrum Middlebury Natalie Karas Trinity Kara Valentine Tufts Ashley Chase Wesleyan Amy Greifenstein Williams MVP: Dawn Trowbridge, Middlebury All-NESCAC First Team Kate Hagstrom Bates Jakie Bates Colby Leslie Edwards Middlebury Marni Rachich Tufts Ashley Chase Wesleyan Amy Greifenstein Williams All-NESCAC Second Team Kristen Edgar Amherst Erin Greenspun Amherst Amanda Colby Bates Dawn Trowbridge Middlebury Christine Knox Middlebury Angela Yost Tufts All-NESCAC Honorable Mention Liz Delsman Amherst Jen Lentek Hamilton Sarah Tschampel Hamilton Dana Cohen Tufts Sharon Olson Williams Shekinah Cohn Williams # # # 11/8/97