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Amherst College Women's Lacrosse

2003 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!!!
NCAA National Finalists 1999, 2001 & 2003
NCAA Semifinals 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003 & 2004
NCAA Quarterfinals 1996, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003 & 2004
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    Jackie Sargent '04

Allison Aldrich '04

Margaret Chute '06

Scotty Hanley '06

Liz Martin '04

Caitie Parker '06

Jeffs Earn IWLCA Academic Honors
July 1 - The Amherst women’s lacrosse team was named one of 36 “Academic Squads” by the IWLCA on Thursday, signifying a team grade-point average of 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale. Additionally, junior goalie Olivia D’Ambrosio, junior midfielder Cate Smith, junior All-America attacker Ashley Harmeling and senior All-America midfielder Liz Martin were each named to the IWLCA Division III Academic Honor Roll, awarded annually to juniors or seniors with grade-point averages of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale. Full Story

Martin Named First-Team CoSIDA Academic All-America
June 17 - Amherst senior women’s lacrosse tri-captain Liz Martin was named to the 2003-04 Academic All-America Women’s College Division At-Large Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). A first-team selection, Martin was the only women’s at-large Academic All-America selection from the NESCAC, after earning First-Team CoSIDA Academic All-District honors. Full Story

Harmeling Wins National Award at IWLCA All-America Banquet
June 7 - Amherst junior Ashley Harmeling was named the Division III Attacker of the Year at the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-America Banquet in Baltimore, Maryland on Saturday. Harmeling shattered single-season school records for goals (75), assists (52) and points (127) and led the NESCAC in all three categories. Full Story

Yet More Postseason Awards for Amherst
June 2 - Postseason plaudits continue to roll in for the Amherst women’s lacrosse team, as junior Ashley Harmeling and seniors Liz Martin, Allison Aldrich and Christine Ryan each earned IWLCA/US Lacrosse and womenslacrosse.com All-America honors. Martin was also named the womenslacrosse.com Division III Midfielder of the Year for the second consecutive season. Full Story

Jeffs Place Five on IWLCA All-New England Team
June 1 - After advancing to the NCAA Division III Final Four for the fourth consecutive season, Amherst placed five players on the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Association (IWLCA) All-New England Team - first-team selections Ashley Harmeling, Allison Aldrich, Liz Martin and Christine Ryan, and second-team pick Jackie Sargent. Full Story

Pohorylo, Martin Named First-Team Academic All-District, Finalists for Academic All-America
May 28 - Amherst seniors Michael Pohorylo and Liz Martin were each named to the 2004 Academic All-District 1 College Division At-Large Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). As first-team selections, Pohorylo, who co-captained the men’s swimming & diving team, and Martin, a women’s lacrosse tri-captain, will move on to the national ballot for CoSIDA Academic All-America consideration. Full Story

Jeffs Fall to Middlebury in National Semifinals
May 15 - The third-ranked Amherst women’s lacrosse team fell to top-ranked Middlebury College 13-9 on Saturday at the NCAA Division III National Semifinals, hosted by St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York. The Panthers outshot the Jeffs 34-23, including a 20-9 first-half advantage, and will face the second-ranked College of New Jersey, which bested Salisbury University 14-9 in the first semifinal matchup, in the national title game tomorrow (Sunday) at 1 p.m. Full Story

Martin to Play in IWLCA Division III North-South Senior All-Star Game
May 12 - Amherst senior tri-captain Liz Martin has been selected to play in the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division III North-South Senior All-Star Game on Saturday, June 5, at the STX Farewell Lacrosse Festival, hosted by University of Maryland - Baltimore County. Full Story

Third-Ranked Jeffs Set to Defend National Championship
May 12 - With a pair of lopsided regional wins over the University of Scranton and 12th-ranked Plymouth State University, the defending national champion Amherst women’s lacrosse team earned its fifth overall and fourth consecutive trip to the NCAA Division III Final Four, hosted by St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY, where they’ll face top-ranked and undefeated Middlebury College (17-0) Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in a rematch of last year’s national championship game. Full Story

Third-Ranked Jeffs Advance to Fourth Straight NCAA Final Four with 21-6 Win Over Plymouth St.
May 9 - The third-ranked Amherst women’s lacrosse team rolled to a 21-6 victory over visiting ninth-ranked Plymouth State University in one of four NCAA Regional championship games on Sunday. Senior tri-captain Liz Martin netted six goals for the second straight game, while junior attacker Ashley Harmeling scored four goals and dished out five assists to lead the defending national champion Jeffs to the national semifinals for the fourth consecutive season. Amherst will face top-ranked Middlebury College - which advanced with a 20-6 win over Wheaton College - next Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at St. John Fisher College’s Growney Stadium in Rochester, New York. Full Story

Harmeling, Martin Power Jeffs Past Scranton in NCAA Regional Semifinal
May 8 - Junior attacker Ashley Harmeling tallied 10 points on five goals and five assists, while senior tri-captain Liz Martin scored six goals and assisted on another, as the third-ranked Amherst women’s lacrosse team came one step closer to defending its national championship with a lopsided 20-4 win over the visiting University of Scranton in one of two NCAA Tournament regional semifinals played on Amherst’s Hitchcock Field on Saturday. The Jeffs will take on Plymouth State University, 14-12 winners over Ithaca College in Saturday’s other regional semifinal, tomorrow at 1 p.m. with a trip to the NCAA Final Four at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY at stake. Full Story

Harmeling Named NESCAC Player of the Year; Jeffs Place Conference-Best Five on All-NESCAC Team
May 6 - Five Amherst women’s lacrosse players were named to the All-NESCAC first and second teams on Thursday afternoon, led by junior attacker Ashley Harmeling, who earned conference Player of the Year honors. In all, Amherst placed three players on the first team - Harmeling and seniors Allison Aldrich and Liz Martin - and two on the second - seniors Jackie Sargent and Christine Ryan - which was the most of any school in the conference. Full Story

Women’s Lacrosse to Open Regional Play Against Scranton
May 6 - The third-ranked Amherst women’s lacrosse team will open NCAA Regional play Saturday at 11:30 a.m. against the visiting University of Scranton, thanks to Scranton’s lopsided 17-5 NCAA first-round win over Western New England College on Wednesday. The winner will advance to the regional championship game Sunday at 1 p.m. (against the winner of Saturdays’ second regional semifinal between Ithaca College and Plymouth State, also played at Amherst) with a trip to the NCAA Final Four at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, N.Y. at stake. Full Preview

Defending National Champion Jeffs Earn NCAA Bid, Will Host One of Four NCAA Regionals This Weekend
May 4 - Despite falling to top-ranked Middlebury in Sunday’s NESCAC Championship game, the third-ranked and defending national champion Amherst women’s lacrosse team earned a first-round bye to its sixth NCAA Tournament and will host NCAA Regional play this weekend. The Jeffs will take on the winner of Wednesday’s first-round matchup between the University of Scranton and Western New England College in Saturday’s first regional semifinal at 11:30 a.m., and Plymouth State University and Ithaca College will square off in the second game at 2:30 p.m. Full Story

Jeffs Bow at Middlebury in NESCAC Title Game
May 2 - Third-ranked Amherst and top-ranked Middlebury squared off in the championship game of the NESCAC Women's Lacrosse Tournament for the fourth consecutive year on Sunday, and for the fourth straight year the host Panthers came away victorious, downing the defending national champion Jeffs 13-6 on Kohn Field. Middlebury receives an automatic berth in the 2004 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship, while Amherst is expected to receive an at-large bid. Full Story

Jeffs Advance to NESCAC Title Game with 19-10 Win Over Williams
May 1 - The second-seeded Amherst women’s lacrosse team used a 7-0 first-half rally to down third-seeded Williams College 19-10 in the NESCAC Tournament Semifinals, hosted by top-seeded Middlebury College on Saturday. The Jeffs face Middlebury, which advanced to the finals with a 9-7 win over fourth-seeded Bowdoin College, tomorrow (Sunday) at noon, in their fourth consecutive NESCAC title game. Full Story

Harmeling Named ECAC Division III New England Player of the Week
April 28 - After scoring 13 goals in a 3-0 week, including the overtime game-winner in Saturday’s dramatic 11-10 win over visiting ninth-ranked Williams College, Amherst junior Ashley Harmeling was named the ECAC Division III New England Women’s Lacrosse Player of the Week for the second time this season on Wednesday. She also earned her second NESCAC Co-Player of the Week award on Monday. Full Story

Harmeling Earns Second NESCAC Co-Player of the Week Award
April 26 - Amherst junior Ashley Harmeling was named the NESCAC Women’s Lacrosse Co-Player of the Week for the second time this season on Monday. Harmeling tallied 19 points on 13 goals and six assists in a 3-0 week for third-ranked Amherst, including the overtime game-winner in Saturday’s dramatic 11-10 win over visiting ninth-ranked Williams College. She added 10 ground balls, nine caused turnovers and nine draw controls in the three victories and leads the NESCAC in goals (56), assists (39) and points (95). Full Story

Second-Seeded Jeffs Advance to NESCAC Semifinals with 13-7 Win Over Seventh-Seeded Tufts
April 25 - The second-seeded Amherst women’s lacrosse team outscored visiting No. 7 seed Tufts University 7-2 in the second half en route to a 13-7 victory in the opening round of the NESCAC Championship Tournament on Sunday. Amherst senior tri-captain Liz Martin and junior Ashley Harmeling each netted five goals on just five shots as the Jeffs advance to face archrival Williams College in the conference semifinals Saturday at 2:30 p.m., hosted by top-seeded Middlebury College. Full Story

Third-Ranked Jeffs Edges Ninth-Ranked Williams in Overtime, 11-10
April 24 - The third-ranked Amherst women’s lacrosse team posted an 11-10 overtime victory on Saturday, defeating ninth-ranked NESCAC and Little Three archrival Williams College and securing the No. 2 seed in the NESCAC Tournament. Williams senior Molly Jennings tied the game with 16 seconds left in regulation to force the extra frames, but Amherst junior Ashley Harmeling netted the game-winner 15 seconds into the second overtime period to earn the win. The Jeffs face visiting No. 7 seed Tufts University in the opening round of the NESCAC Tournament tomorrow (Sunday) at noon. Full Story

Third-Ranked Jeffs Topple Tufts, 14-10
April 21 - In a game that saw five lead changes and the score tied seven times, the third-ranked Amherst women's lacrosse team scored six of the last eight goals in regulation to defeat visiting NESCAC foe Tufts University 14-10 on Wednesday. Amherst junior Ashley Harmeling poured in six goals and dealt three assists, while senior Allison Aldrich had three goals and two assists and fellow senior Liz Martin posted her 300th collegiate point, scoring two goals and dishing out two assists. Full Story

Third-Ranked Jeffs Defeat No. 13 Wesleyan, 13-7
April 17 - The third-ranked Amherst women's lacrosse team overcame a 4-0 first-half deficit to defeat 13th-ranked NESCAC and Little Three host Wesleyan University 13-7 on Saturday. The Jeffs poured in five straight goals to close the opening frame, including a goal by senior tri-captain Allison Aldrich, giving her 150 career points. Amherst senior tri-captain Liz Martin and junior Ashley Harmeling each netted five goals in the win as the Jeffs improved to 10-1 (6-1 NESCAC), while Wesleyan fell to 8-4 (3-4 NESCAC). Full Story

Third-Ranked Jeffs Hammer Springfield, 14-2
April 13 - The third-ranked Amherst women's lacrosse team dominated visiting non-conference opponent Springfield College 14-2 on Tuesday. Amherst’s defense set the tone throughout, allowing just 11 total shots before the game was called due to inclement weather 20 minutes into the second half. Amherst senior tri-captain Liz Martin found the net five times and dished out one assist as the Jeffs improved to 9-1 on the year. Full Story

Aldrich Named NESCAC Co-Player of the Week
April 12 - Amherst senior tri-captain Allison Aldrich was named the NESCAC Women’s Lacrosse Co-Player of the Week on Monday. Aldrich tallied four goals and an assist in Tuesday’s lopsided 18-8 win at Connecticut College, followed by a five-goal outburst in Saturday’s convincing 14-6 win at Bowdoin College, as the third-ranked Lord Jeffs improved to 8-1 overall and 5-1 in conference play. Full Story

Third-Ranked Jeffs Drop Bowdoin, 14-6
April 10 - The third-ranked Amherst women’s lacrosse team overpowered NESCAC host Bowdoin College 14-6 on Saturday. Junior Ashley Harmeling led the Jeffs with six goals and two assists, and senior tri-captain Allison Aldrich found the net five times as they improved to 8-1 (5-1 NESCAC) with the win. Full Story

Fourth-Ranked Jeffs Pound Conn. College, 18-8
April 6 - Senior tri-captains Jackie Sargent, Liz Martin and Allison Aldrich combined for 15 goals to lead the fourth-ranked Amherst women's lacrosse team to an 18-8 win at NESCAC foe Connecticut College on Tuesday. Sargent led all scorers with six goals, and Martin and Aldrich netted five and four scores, respectively, as the Jeffs improved to 7-1 (4-1 NESCAC), rebounding from Saturday’s 17-10 loss to top-ranked Middlebury. Full Story

Second-Ranked Jeffs Suffer First Loss, Fall to Top-Ranked Middlebury, 17-10
April 3 - The second-ranked defending national champion Amherst women's lacrosse team suffered its first loss of the season on Saturday, falling to visiting top-ranked NESCAC archrival Middlebury College, 17-10, at UMass Amherst’s Garber Field. Middlebury senior Nuala O’Donohoe was dominant throughout, netting seven goals and dealing two assists, and sophomore Elizabeth Renehan had four goals and two assists as well. Amherst junior Ashley Harmeling had three goals and two assists and senior Jackie Sargent posted three scores in defeat. The Jeffs fell to 6-1 (3-1 NESCAC), while Middlebury remained unbeaten, improving to 7-0 (4-0 NESCAC). Full Story

Saturday's Women's Lacrosse Game Between No. 2 Amherst and Top-Ranked Middlebury Moved to UMass
April 1 - This Saturday’s (Apr. 3) NCAA Division III women’s lacrosse game between second-ranked Amherst and visiting top-ranked Middlebury College - originally scheduled for 1 p.m. at Amherst College Hitchcock Field - has been moved to nearby UMass Amherst at 4:30 p.m. The Jeffs and Panthers met in last year’s NCAA title game, which Amherst won 11-9, claiming its first-ever women’s lacrosse national championship. Both teams are undefeated at 6-0 (3-0 NESCAC). Full Schedule

Second-Ranked Jeffs Hold Off No. 9 Trinity
March 31 - The second-ranked defending national champion Amherst women’s lacrosse team netted five consecutive second-half goals and held off a late rally en route to a 12-9 victory at ninth-ranked NESCAC foe Trinity College on Wednesday night. Amherst senior tri-captain Allison Aldrich netted four goals and dished one assist and junior Ashley Harmeling had three goals and five assists as the Jeffs remained undefeated with their sixth victory of the season. Full Story

Harmeling Named ECAC Player of the Week
March 31 - Already named the NESCAC Women’s Lacrosse Player of the Week on Monday, Amherst junior Ashley Harmeling was named the ECAC Division III Player of the Week on Wednesday as well. Harmeling led defending national champion Amherst to a pair of wins over the weekend, tallying four goals and six assists in Saturday’s 18-10 conference win at 17th-ranked Colby, followed by a three-goal, three-assist outburst in Sunday’s 17-6 victory at NESCAC foe Bates. Full Story

Harmeling Named NESCAC Player of the Week
March 30 - Amherst junior Ashley Harmeling was named the NESCAC Women’s Lacrosse Player of the Week on Monday after tallying four goals and six assists in Saturday’s 18-10 conference win at 17th-ranked Colby, followed by a three-goal, three-assist outburst in Sunday’s 17-6 victory at NESCAC foe Bates. In only her first season of collegiate lacrosse, Harmeling leads the NESCAC in points (37), goals (21) and assists (16), helping the second-ranked Jeffs improve to 5-0 overall and 2-0 in conference play. Full Story

Second-Ranked Jeffs Remain Unbeaten with 17-6 Win at Bates
March 28 - With three goals each from junior Ashley Harmeling and seniors Liz Martin and Allison Aldrich, the defending national champion Amherst women’s lacrosse team improved to 5-0 overall and 2-0 in conference play with a 17-6 win at NESCAC rival Bates College on Sunday. The win was Amherst’s second in as many days after Saturday’s 18-10 win over 17th-ranked Colby College. Full Story

Second-Ranked Jeffs Hammer No. 17 Colby in NESCAC Opener, 18-10
March 27 - Junior Ashley Harmeling scored four goals and handed out six assists as the second-ranked Amherst women’s lacrosse team opened its NESCAC slate and remained undefeated with a convincing 18-10 win over 18th-ranked Colby College on Saturday. The game was played at Bowdoin College due to poor field conditions at Colby. Full Story

Second-Ranked Jeffs Rout Wheaton, 20-10
March 23 - The second-ranked defending national champion Amherst women's lacrosse team won its home opener, 20-10, over visiting non-conference foe Wheaton College on Tuesday. Amherst junior Ashley Harmeling netted six goals and dished out four assists, and senior tri-captain Liz Martin scored six goals as well in the rout. Junior Olivia D’Ambrosio was outstanding in goal collecting 13 saves as the Jeffs improved to 3-0. Full Story

Sargent Named Division III Women's Lacrosse National Player of the Week by Inside Lacrosse
March 23 - Amherst senior tri-captain midfielder Jackie Sargent was named the Division III Women’s Lacrosse National Player of the Week by Inside Lacrosse on Tuesday. Sargent led the defending national champion Jeffs to a 13-8 win at eighth-ranked Mary Washington College, scoring four goals and dishing out three assists as second-ranked Amherst improved to 2-0. She added a pair of ground balls and a caused turnover in the win. Full Story

Home-Opener Against Wheaton Moved to 4 p.m.
March 22 - The second-ranked defending national champion Amherst women’s lacrosse team will open its 2004 home slate Tuesday (Mar. 23) at 4 p.m. against visiting Wheaton College - a game that was originally slated for 4:30 p.m. The Jeffs are 2-0 after road wins at Drew University and eighth-ranked Mary Washington College. Full Schedule

Second-Ranked Jeffs Upend No. 8 Mary Washington, 13-8
March 18 - The second-ranked defending national champion Amherst women's lacrosse team improved to 2-0 on Thursday with a 13-8 victory at No. 8 Mary Washington College (MWC). Amherst junior Ashley Harmeling posted her second consecutive four-goal outing, and senior tri-captain Jackie Sargent netted four goals as well, while dishing out three assists. Full Story

Second-Ranked Jeffs Down No. 17 Drew 12-6 in Season Opener
March 13 - The second-ranked defending national champion Amherst women's lacrosse team opened its season with a convincing 12-6 victory at No. 17 Drew University on Saturday night. Senior tri-captain Liz Martin and junior Ashley Harmeling netted four goals apiece to pace the Jeffs, while junior netminder Olivia D'Ambrosio tallied 16 saves in her first career start. Full Story

Jeffs Set to Defend NCAA Championship
February 3 - Senior tri-captains Liz Martin, Allison Aldrich and Jackie Sargent lead the Amherst women's lacrosse team in its defense of its first-ever national championship this spring. Returning starters Scotty Hanley and classmate Margaret Chute, both sophomores, head the list of other key returnees as the Jeffs open their season Saturday, March 13, at 7 p.m. at Drew University. Full Preview

Paradis to Gain Induction in New England Lacrosse Hall of Fame
January 20 - Amherst head women’s lacrosse coach Christine Paradis will be inducted into the New England Lacrosse Hall of Fame, as selected by the Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of US Lacrosse, this Saturday at the Museum of National Heritage in Lexington, MA. Cocktail hour will commence at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:00, dessert at 7:30 and an awards presentation at 8:00. Full Story

2003 NCAA Champion Women's Lacrosse Team Recognized at Homecoming
October 16 - The 2003 NCAA Division III Champion Amherst women’s lacrosse team was recognized at a Homecoming reception in the Coolidge Cage on Saturday. Here’s a look back at their championship season. Full Story

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