The Jeffs return
four starters for
a tough Division
III League schedule
Emma Lincoln '01 should also contribute offensively,
in addition to newcomers Brooke Ballantine (Randolph HS, NJ), Michelle
Murphy (Newton North HS, MA), Sarah O'Keefe (Loomis Chaffee,CT) and Emma
Trask (Stuart CDS, NJ) and Hilary Zwerdling (St. Mark's, MA). With stellar
team play and strong work ethic, the Amherst women's ice hockey is preparing
for an even more successful season in 1998-99.
1997-98 Women's Ice Hockey: A Look
Amherst women's ice hockey had its best season
ever in its third year as a varsity program. A 10-12-1 record included
the program's first three victories in the Alliance League. A 5-1 win over
Alliance foe, University of Maine, in the fourth game of the season set
the tone for an outstanding year for the young program. Other highlights
included scoring five goals in the third period to come back from a 7-1
deficit against Wesleyan, a sudden death victory over new Alliance member,
Sacred Heart, and a 3-3 tie with Williams with a three goal rally by Amherst
in the third period.
28 individual and team records in the 1997-98 season!
There were twenty-eight team records broken in
the 1997-98 season including most goals (120) and assists in a season (144),
along with the individual single season records of most goals (35, Gretchen
Bowe '01), most assists (32, Jess Frisch '98), and most points (66, Frisch).
Jess Frisch graduated as the all-time leading scorer for Amherst women's
ice hockey with 139 points (83g, 56a) in three varsity seasons. Rookie
Gretchen Bowe also had an outstanding season, scoring 35 goals and 26 assists.
Genny Furst '00 also contributed to the scoring effort with 22 goals and
28 assists. For their outstanding efforts this year, Frisch was named second-team
All-American, and Bowe was named an Honorable Mention ECAC Alliance All-Star.
Frisch, Bowe and Furst all ended the season in the top ten nationally in
points per game and assists per game. The goal-scoring, exceptional passing
and team play certainly made the 1997-98 team an exciting one to follow.
Coach Kay Cowperthwait
Kay Cowperthwait is the head women's ice hockey
coach and assistant women's lacrosse and golf coach at Amherst College.
A 1991 graduate of NESCAC rival Colby, Cowperthwait was a two-time MVP
and two-time captain for the White Mules' women's ice hockey program, and
she was named to the All-ECAC First Team as a senior. She also captained
her senior lacrosse team as a two-time MVP, whereupon she spent five years
establishing women's lacrosse as a varsity program at Stanford University
in California. Cowperthwait joined Amherst College in the fall of 1997.
Head Women's Hockey Coach: Kay Cowperthwait
Box 2230, Alumni Gymnasium
Amherst, MA 01002-5000
10-12-1, 3-12-1 ECAC Alliance