Two Amherst Athletes Named NESCAC Players of the Week


Allison Schwarting and Bryan Goldstein Lead Softball and Men's Lacrosse to Undefeated Weeks

AMHERST, Massachusetts -- Two more Amherst College athletes earned NESCAC Player of the Week honors for their spectacular performances in games through April 27, 1997. Lord Jeffs been recognized in four of the five weeks of score reporting, as Amherst has six spring players of the week to date and 22 so far in the 1996-1997 academic year.

Allison Schwarting (Los Angeles, CA), a pitcher for the women's softball team, was named a NESCAC Player of the Week for the third time in her rookie season. The Jeffs swept three doubleheaders to better their record to 20-4. Schwarting pitched 29 innings and struck out 28 batters, including 11 Bobcats in game one against Bates. From the plate, she registered eight hits and four RBIs as the team's second leading hitter with a .368 batting average.

Softball next travels to Mount Holyoke on Wednesday before facing Williams in a pair on Saturday in Williamstown.

Bryan Goldstein (Milton, MA), a goalie for the men's lacrosse team, was critical in two upsets of top-20 teams this week. The sophomore faced 62 shots in two games, but Goldstein made 19 saves against No. 17 Connecticut College and another 19 against No. 14 Bowdoin for two Amherst wins. He has made 151 saves in 11 games with a .645 save percentage. The Jeffs posted a 7-6 win over Connecticut College and a 12-10 victory over Bowdoin to better their record to 9-2.

Men's lacrosse will host Western New England College on Wednesday and travel to Williams on Saturday for their season finale.

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