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1999 Women's Softball




Amherst softball looks to maintain its standing as one of the strongest teams in New England, and they will kick off the 1999 campaign ranked No. 16 in the nation. While the team graduates Sarah Rinaldi and Jen Shea, the first two women to play four years of varsity softball at Amherst, the Jeffs are deep with young and experienced talent.
Leading the hard-hitting Jeffs are tri-captains Vicki Gonzalez '99 and Liza Feldman '00 who, along with junior Melissa Roja, all have proven key in clutch situations. Feldman came up big with a two-run shot in the bottom of the 10th inning against Wheaton (MA) for a 4-3 victory and a trip to the NCAA New England Regional Championship game.

The Jeffs return eight starters from last year's 31-8 team,
including three NCAA All-Tournament players.

Defensively, junior tri-captain Darcy Sweeney anchors the team with a .978 fielding average at first base. Catcher Meghan Nelson posted a solid rookie season, playing all 39 games, fielding .947 and hitting .295 with 18 RBI. Sophomore third-basemen Shari Sakamoto and Lindsay Thomas, along with second-baseman Carline Kelly, also gained significant experience to help maintain Amherst's tradition of excellence.



 Freshman Sensation Peloquin Tosses Two Complete Game Shutouts, One Perfect Game


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 Sports around the league: Amherst participates as an NCAA Division III institution in 27 varsity sports. The College on the Hill is affiliated with the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) and is a charter member of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC). Other members are: Bates College, Bowdoin College, Colby College, Connecticut College, Hamilton College, Middlebury College, Trinity College, Tufts University, Wesleyan University, Williams College


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Created by Irene Cheung '96. Copyright © 1997 Amherst College. All rights reserved.

Last Modified on July 14, 1998