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2003 Amherst Women's Lacrosse Milestones


TEAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • 2003 NCAA Division III National Champions.
  • Finished the season at 18-2 (8-1 NESCAC), including a dramatic 11-9 win over two-time defending national champion Middlebury in the NCAA title game, which snapped the Panthers’ 51-game winning streak and gave Amherst its first-ever national championship in women’s lacrosse.
  • Advanced to their third-ever NCAA title game with a 12-10 win over the previously undefeated College of New Jersey in the national semifinals.
  • Advanced to the national semifinals for the third straight year and the fourth time in school history with a 20-9 win over SUNY Cortland and a 12-5 win over host Gettysburg in NCAA regional play.
  • Earned the second seed and a first-round home game in the NESCAC Postseason Championship Tournament, where they downed Wesleyan 15-19 in the quarterfinals and Williams 11-9 in the semifinals, before falling to Middlebury in the championship game 9-5.
  • Secured an at-large bid to its third straight and fifth overall NCAA Tournament.
  • Claimed the outright Little Three Championship with regular season wins over Wesleyan and Williams.
  • Fourth in the nation in winning percentage (0.900) and 13th in scoring offense (14.15 goals per game).

INDIVIDUAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS

    Head Coach Christine Paradis
  • Warrior/Inside Lacrosse Division III Coach of the Year.
  • IWLCA National Coach of the Year.
  • WomensLacrosse.com Division III Coach of the Year.
  • IWLCA New England Coach of the Year.
  • Earned her 100th career win in Amherst’s second game and carries a 116-30 overall record through nine seasons.


  • Senior Tri-Captain Goaltender Brooke Diamond (Longmeadow, MA)
  • Fourth in the NESCAC in save percentage (.564) and fifth in goals against average (8.94).
  • IWLCA Ensign C. Markland Kelly Goaltender of the Year.
  • IWLCA Scholar Athlete of the Year.
  • Warrior/Inside Lacrosse Division III Goaltender of the Year.
  • First-Team WomensLacrosse.com All-America.
  • First-Team Warrior/Inside Lacrosse All-America.
  • First-Team IWLCA/US Lacrosse All-America.
  • First-Team IWLCA All-New England.
  • Second-Team All-NESCAC.
  • NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player.
  • NESCAC Winter All-Academic.
  • IWLCA Academic Honor Roll.
  • As part of Commencement Weekend at Amherst, was presented the Howard Hill Mossman Trophy, awarded annually to the member of the senior class who has brought, during his or her four years, the greatest honor in athletics to his or her alma mater.


  • Senior Tri-Captain Defender Annie Jamieson (Princeton, NJ)
  • First-Team WomensLacrosse.com All-America.
  • First-Team Warrior/Inside Lacrosse All-America.
  • First-Team IWLCA/US Lacrosse All-America.
  • First-Team IWLCA All-New England.
  • Second-Team All-NESCAC.
  • NCAA All-Tournament Team.


  • Senior Attacker Abby Ouimet (Hatfield, MA)
  • Tenth in the nation in assists per game (2.4).
  • Second in the NESCAC in points per game (5.15), third in assists per game (2.4) and fifth in goals per game (2.85).
  • First-Team WomensLacrosse.com All-America.
  • First-Team Warrior/Inside Lacrosse All-America.
  • First-Team IWLCA/US Lacrosse All-America.
  • First-Team ECAC Division III New England All-Star.
  • First-Team IWLCA All-New England.
  • Selected to play in the IWLCA Division III North-South Senior All-Star Game.
  • First-Team All-NESCAC.
  • Named the NESCAC Player of the Week for the period ending April 20 after combining for six goals and six assists in wins over Springfield and Bowdoin.
  • Graduates as Amherst’s career leader in points (271) and assists (129) after leading the NESCAC with 103 points and finishing second in the conference with 46 assists in 2003 - both school records.
  • NCAA All-Tournament Team.


  • Senior Midfielder Mary Kate Allen (Springfield, MA)
  • Tied for 10th in the NESCAC in goals per game (2.20).
  • Third-Team WomensLacrosse.com All-America.
  • First-Team IWLCA All-New England.
  • Selected to play in the IWLCA Division III North-South Senior All-Star Game.


  • Senior Attacker Laura Schifter (Washington, DC)
  • Fifth in the NESCAC in assists per game (1.75).
  • Named the WomensLacrosse.com NCAA Division III Player of the Week for the period ending May 11 after dishing out a combined eight assists in respective 20-9 and 12-5 NCAA Regional victories over SUNY Cortland and Gettysburg.
  • NCAA All-Tournament Team.


  • Senior Defender Molly O'Connor (Baltimore, MD)
  • IWLCA Academic Honor Roll.


  • Junior Midfielder Liz Martin (Baltimore, MD)
  • Third in the NESCAC in goals per game (3.30) and sixth in points per game (4.15).
  • WomensLacrosse.com Division III Midfielder of the Year.
  • Warrior/Inside Lacrosse Division III Midfielder of the Year.
  • First-Team Warrior/Inside Lacrosse All-America.
  • First-Team IWLCA/US Lacrosse All-America.
  • First-Team WomensLacrosse.com All-America.
  • First-Team IWLCA All-New England.
  • First-Team ECAC Division III New England All-Star.
  • First-Team All-NESCAC.
  • IWLCA Academic Honor Roll.
  • Named the NESCAC Player of the Week for the period ending April 27 after combining for 11 goals and an assist in wins over Tufts, Williams and Wesleyan.
  • Set a single-season school record and led the NESCAC with 66 goals.
  • NCAA All-Tournament Team.


  • Junior Midfielder Jackie Sargent (Concord, MA)
  • Second-Team IWLCA All-New England.


  • Junior Attacker Allison Aldrich (Cornwall, VT)
  • Second-Team All-NESCAC.


  • First-Year Attacker Scotty Hanley (Sparks, MD)
  • WomensLacrosse.com All-Rookie Team.
  • Named the WomensLacrosse.com National Rookie of the Week for the period ending April 27 after combining for a pair of goals, eight ground balls, four caused turnovers and 14 draw controls in wins over Tufts, Williams and Wesleyan.


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