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Amherst College Women's Basketball

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Kostakis Named NESCAC Co-Rookie of the Year
March 3 - Amherst first-year forward Matia Kostakis was named the NESCAC Women's Basketball Co-Rookie of the Year on Thursday, as selected by the conference's head coaches. She shares the award with Bates guard Sarah Barton, who led the conference in assists with 4.58 per game. Kostakis started all 26 games and led the Jeffs in scoring 18 times this season. Full Story

Fifth-Seeded Jeffs Finish Season with 60-48 NESCAC Semifinal Loss at Top-Seeded Bowdoin
February 26 - The fifth-seeded Amherst women's basketball team wrapped up its season with a 60-48 NESCAC Championship Tournament semifinal loss at top-seeded and third-ranked Bowdoin College on Saturday. The Jeffs finished 15-11, while the Polar Bears improved to 23-2 and will face second-seeded and top-ranked Bates College, who slipped by No. 3 seed Williams College 62-59 in Saturday's other conference semifinal matchup, in the NESCAC Championship game tomorrow at 1 p.m. Full Story

Men's & Women's Basketball, Men's Hockey Set for Weekend Webcasts
February 24 - The Amherst men's and women's basketball and ice hockey teams will take the floor (and the ice) in NESCAC Tournament play this weekend, and you can catch a good portion of the action live on the Web, free of charge, courtesy of Amherst campus radio station WAMH, Bowdoin College Teamline and Tufts University Jumbocast. Full Story

Morin Named NESCAC Player of the Week
February 22 - Amherst junior co-captain guard Krissy Morin earned NESCAC Women's Basketball Player of the Week honors after pouring in a game-high 15 points and netting a pair of free throws with 8.8 seconds remaining to propel the fifth-seeded Jeffs to a dramatic 55-53 win at fourth-seeded Wesleyan University in the quarterfinals of the NESCAC Postseason Championship Tournament. Full Story

Fifth-Seeded Jeffs Steal 55-53 NESCAC Tournament Quarterfinal Win at Fourth-Seeded Wesleyan
February 19 - Amherst junior Krissy Morin netted a pair of free throws with 8.8 seconds left in regulation to give the fifth-seeded Amherst women's basketball team its second-ever NESCAC Championship Tournament victory, a 55-53 win at fourth-seeded Wesleyan University (20-4) on Saturday. Amherst improved to 15-10 with the win and moves on to face top-seeded host Bowdoin College next Saturday at 2 p.m. Full Story

Jeffs Close Regular Season with Non-League Win at Sage
February 14 - Rookie forward Matia Kostakis shot a perfect 9-for-9 from the field and tallied game highs of 21 points and eight rebounds as the Amherst women's basketball team closed its regular season at 14-10 with a 67-49 non-league win at Russell Sage College on Monday night. The Jeffs now set their sights on the NESCAC Championship Tournament, beginning with Saturday's 3 p.m. opening-round matchup at Little Three rival Wesleyan. Full Story

Jeffs Close NESCAC Regular-Season Slate with 76-67 Loss to Tufts
February 12 - The Amherst women's basketball team closed its NESCAC regular-season slate with a 76-67 loss to visiting Tuft University on Saturday, falling to 13-10 overall and 4-5 in conference play. Despite the setback, the Jeffs earned the No. 5 seed in the eight-team NESCAC Championship Tournament and will open postseason play Saturday at 3 p.m. at fourth-seeded Wesleyan University. Full Story

Jeffs Bow to Top-Ranked Bates
February 11 - The Amherst women's basketball team couldn't overcome a 27-point halftime deficit en route to a 72-52 loss to the No. 1-ranked team in the nation, visiting NESCAC foe Bates College, on Friday night. Amherst, which is already assured a spot in the eight-team NESCAC Postseason Championship Tournament, fell to 13-9 overall and 4-4 in conference play, while Bates improved to 21-1 (7-1 NESCAC). Full Story

Jeffs Share Breakfast with Students at Crocker Farm Elementary
February 8 - On the morning of Friday, Feb. 4, the Amherst women's basketball team joined the students at nearby Crocker Farm Elementary School for breakfast. Amherst players and coaches signed autographs and talked about sports and the importance of schoolwork. Full Story

Jeffs Snap Two-Game Skid with 58-54 Win at Middlebury
February 5 - Junior Julie Smith tallied 10 points, eight rebounds and six blocks and snapped a 52-52 tie with a luyup with 1:17 left in regulation to lead the Amherst women's basketball team to a hard-fought 58-54 victory at NESCAC foe Middlebury on Saturday. The visiting Jeffs snapped a two-game losing skid, upping their record to 13-8 overall and 3-3 in conference play. Full Story

Jeffs Suffer 78-65 Loss to Williams
February 4 - The Amherst women's basketball team fell to 12-8 overall and 3-3 in NESCAC play with a 78-65 loss to visiting Williams College (16-5/5-1 NESCAC) on Friday night. First-year Matia Kostakis paced the Jeffs in defeat with 19 points and five rebounds, while sophomore Maggie Miller led Williams with 20 points and seven boards. Full Story

Basketball Teams Set for Friday Night Twinbill Against Visiting Williams
February 3 - The Amherst men's and women's basketball teams will host Little Three rival Williams College in an all-important NESCAC doubleheader Friday evening at LeFrak Gymnasium. The women will tip off at 5:30 p.m. with the men to follow shortly thereafter. Both games will be Webcast live by campus radio station WAMH, with a brief pre-game show to air at approximately 5:20. Admission is $3 for adults, and tickets can be purchased at the door on a first-come, first-served basis. Amherst and Williams students with valid ID and children under 10 will be admitted free. Full Story

Jeffs Fall to Wesleyan, 50-42
February 1 - Wesleyan juniors Meghan Robinson and Hannah Stubbs poured in 16 points apiece en route to a 50-42 non-league women?s basketball win at Amherst on Tuesday night, improving to 17-2, while the host Jeffs dropped to 12-7. Amherst sophomore Jenny Muller tallied 13 points in defeat. Full Story

Jeffs to Visit Crocker Farm Elementary
January 31 - Players and coaches from the Amherst women's basketball team will share community breakfast with the students at nearby Crocker Farm Elementary School in Amherst this Friday from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m., prior to that evening's 5:30 p.m. game against visiting Williams College. Full Story

Reiff, Kostakis Dominant in Convincing Win Over Colby
January 29 - First-year phenom Stefanie Reiff tallied 21 points, seven rebounds and seven assists, while classmate Matia Kostakis added 12 points, 14 rebounds, three blocks and a trio of steals to lead the Amherst women's basketball team to a 70-60 win over visiting NESCAC foe Colby College on Saturday afternoon. The Jeffs improved to 12-6 overall and 3-2 in conference play, while Colby dropped to 5-13 and 1-4. Full Story

Jeffs Nearly Knock Off Top-Ranked Bowdoin
January 28 - The Amherst women's basketball team pushed the No. 1 team in the nation, visiting NESCAC foe Bowdoin College, to the brink of what would have been a spectacular upset on Friday night, only to watch a potential game-tying three-pointer by rookie point guard Shaina Pollack rim out at the final buzzer, giving the Polar Bears a hard-fought 65-62 victory. Full Story

Jeffs Suffer 46-43 Setback at Skidmore
January 25 - The Amherst women's basketball team fell victim to a 14-0 run over the final 7:12 en route to a 46-43 non-conference loss at Skidmore College (6-9) on Tuesday night. Rookie point guard Shaina Pollack was the lone Amherst player in double figures with 10 points, while fellow first-year Matia Kostakis added nine points and 10 rebounds. The Jeffs fell to 11-5 with the loss. Full Story

Jeffs Back on Track with 67-50 Win at Conn. College
January 22 - Amherst picked up a 67-50 victory over Connecticut College in NESCAC women's basketball action at Luce Fieldhouse Saturday afternoon, rebounding from Friday night's conference loss at Little Three rival Wesleyan. Junior Katie Latham and first-year forward Stefanie Reiff netted 16 points apiece to lead the Jeffs. Full Story

Jeffs Fall at Wesleyan
January 21 - Despite a team-high 11 points from junior co-captain Krissy Morin, the Amherst women's basketball team fell to 10-4 overall and 1-1 in NESCAC play with a 64-54 loss at conference and Little Three rival Wesleyan University (13-1/2-1 NESCAC) on Friday night. Full Story

Pollack Buzzer-Beater Trumps Trinity
January 15 - With six seconds left in regulation, rookie point guard Shaina Pollack notched her third steal of the game and streaked the length of the court for a spectacular buzzer-beating, game-winning layup, as the Amherst women's basketball team eaked out a 55-53 victory over visiting NESCAC rival Trinity College in both teams' conference opener on Saturday. Full Story

Jeffs Hammer Simmons, 71-41
January 13 - The Amherst women's basketball team won its second straight game on Thursday night, hammering visiting non-conference foe Simmons College, 71-41. The Jeffs placed 12 players in the scoring column, led by sophomore Jenny Muller's game-high 14 points, as they improved to 9-3. Full Story

Muller Nets 21, Leads Jeffs Past WNEC
January 11 - Amherst sophomore guard Jenny Muller netted a career-high 21 points on Tuesday night, leading the Jeffs to a 69-43 win at non-conference foe Western New England College (WNEC). Junior co-captain Krissy Morin added 12 points as the Jeffs improved to 8-3 with the win. Full Story

Jeffs Suffer 86-62 Loss at Williams
January 8 - The Amherst women's basketball team suffered an 86-62 non-conference loss at Little Three archrival Williams College on Saturday afternoon. Williams sophomore forward Maggie Miller posted 23 points and 11 rebounds, and classmate Ellen Wilk was a perfect 5-for-5 from the field, including four three-pointers, for 21 points as the Ephs improved to 10-2, while Amherst fell to 7-3. Full Story

Jeffs Topple Suffolk, 61-49
January 7 - The Amherst women's basketball team shot a scorching 56.3% (18-for-32) from the floor in the first half en route to a 61-49 win over non-conference host Suffolk University on Thursday night. Amherst rookie point guard Shaina Pollack netted a game-high 17 points and pilfered a trio of steals as the Jeffs improved to 7-2. Full Story

Jeffs Pound Clark, 69-43
December 11 - The Amherst women's basketball team posted its second straight blowout victory on Saturday afternoon, pounding visiting non-conference foe Clark University, 69-43, and snapping a streak of three consecutive losses to the Cougars. Sophomore Jenny Muller paced the Jeffs with 15 points and three steals. Full Story

Jeffs Steamroll Smith 64-32
December 8 - Twelve of the 15 players on Amherst's roster scored in Wednesday night's lopsided 64-32 women's basketball win at non-league foe Smith College. Junior guard Krissy Morin led the way with a game-high 13 points as the Jeffs upped their record to 5-2. Smith dropped to 4-3 with the loss. Full Story

Jeffs Bow to Springfield in Day Two of Pioneer Valley Classic
December 4 - After opening tournament play with a dramatic 76-72 overtime win over Westfield State College on Friday night, the Amherst women's basketball team dropped a 67-59 decision to Springfield College in day two of the Fourth-Annual Pioneer Valley Classic, hosted by Western New England College, on Saturday. Amherst placed three players in double figures in the loss, led by junior guard Krissy Morin's 15 points. Full Story

Jeffs Outlast Westfield State in Overtime in Opening Round of Pioneer Valley Classic
December 3 - Rookie forward Matia Kostakis posted her second double-double of the season on Friday night, leading all scorers with 23 points and grabbing a game-high 16 rebounds to lead the Amherst women's basketball team to a dramatic 76-72 overtime win over Westfield State College in the opening round of the Pioneer Valley Classic, hosted by Western New England College (WNEC). Full Story

Jeffs Topple Keene State, 48-33
December 1 - The Amherst women's basketball team dealt non-conference host Keene State College its first loss of the season on Tuesday night, 48-33. Amherst sophomore guard Jenny Muller and rookie forward Matia Kostakis scored 10 points apiece as the Jeffs improved to 3-1, while the Owls fell to 3-1. Full Story

Morin Ties School Record in Win Over Mt. Holyoke
November 23 - Junior co-captain guard Krissy Morin equaled a single-game school record with 10 assists and notched her first career double-double as the Amherst women's basketball team improved to 2-1 with a 67-51 non-league win over visiting Mt. Holyoke College on Tuesday night. The Jeffs placed all five starters in double figures in the win. Junior forward Katie Latham led the way with 14 points. Full Story

Jeffs Fall 55-46 in Colby-Sawyer Tip-Off Tournament Title Tilt
November 20 - The Amherst women's basketball team fell victim to an 11-0 run at the start of the second half en route to a 55-46 loss to the host Chargers in the championship game of the Colby-Sawyer Tip-Off Tournament on Saturday. Colby-Sawyer improved to 2-0 on the year, while Amherst dropped to 1-1. Full Story

Jeffs Open Season with 70-47 Win Over Albertus Magnus at Colby-Sawyer Tip-Off Classic
November 19 - The Amherst women's basketball team opened its season with a 70-47 win over Albertus Magnus College in the opening round of the Colby-Sawyer Tip-Off Classic on Friday night. Junior forward Katie Latham paced the Jeffs with 15 points and six boards, while first-year Matia Kostakis posted eight points and 11 rebounds in her collegiate debut. Full Story

Youthful Jeffs Set for Stellar Season
October 29 - Kate Herlihy is the lone senior on a youthful and talented Amherst squad that looks to return to the postseason after earning the No. 6 seed in last year's NESCAC Tournament. The Jeffs open their 2004-05 slate on Friday, Nov. 19 at the Colby-Sawyer Tip-off Classic in New London, N.H. Full Story

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