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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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Caitie Parker '06

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Amherst Trio Honored for Excellence in Academics, Athletics
July 19 - Recent Amherst graduates Ashley Harmeling and Carter Hamill were each named Second-Team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), while rising junior Sarah Harper was tabbed an All-American Scholar by the National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA). Full Story

Harmeling Honored by IWLCA
June 6 - Amherst senior midfielder Ashley Harmeling was named the NCAA Division III Scholar-Athlete of the Year by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) at the IWLCA/US Lacrosse All-America banquet, held in Baltimore. Harmeling, a finalist for Academic All-America, finished her senior season ranked second in the NESCAC in scoring with 64 points on 46 goals and 18 assists. Full Story

Yet More Postseason Awards for Amherst
May 26 - After finishing 12-4 and advancing to the second round of the NCAA Tournament, the Amherst women’s lacrosse team earned a slew of postseason awards this week. Among them, senior midfielder Ashley Harmeling was named First-Team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District I and a finalist for Academic All-America and earned First-Team ECAC All-New England, First-Team Inside Lacrosse All-America and First-Team IWLCA/US Lacrosse All-America honors. Sophomore attacker Alyssa Briody was named First-Team ECAC All-New England as well. Full Story

Harmeling, Briody, Brown Add to List of Women's Lacrosse Postseason Awards
May 23 - Already named to the women’s lacrosse All-NESCAC team, Amherst senior midfielder Ashley Harmeling, sophomore attacker Alyssa Briody and junior defender Laura Brown were awarded New England All-Regional honors by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA). Harmeling nabbed first-team honors for the second straight season, while Briody and Brown each took home second-team recognition. Full Story

Fourth-Ranked Amherst Suffers 11-9 NCAA Women's Lacrosse Tournament Loss to No. 13 Washington & Lee
May 14 - The fourth-ranked Amherst women’s lacrosse team concluded its season with an 11-9 NCAA Tournament second-round loss to No. 13 Washington & Lee University at Salisbury University on Saturday. Washington & Lee improved to 15-3 and advanced to face top-ranked Salisbury, who defeated Eastern Connecticut State University 19-5 in the day’s other game, while Amherst fell to 12-4. Full Story

Harmeling, Briody, Brown Claim Women's Lacrosse All-NESCAC Honors
May 11 - Amherst senior midfielder Ashley Harmeling added to her already distinguished list of women’s lacrosse awards on Wednesday, earning First-Team All-NESCAC honors for the second straight season, while sophomore attacker Alyssa Briody and junior defender Laura Brown received their first career all-conference awards, taking home second-team plaudits. Full Story

Jeffs Earn At-Large Bid to NCAA Tournament, Will Face Washington & Lee at Salisbury
May 10 - After falling to defending national champ Middlebury College in the NESCAC title game, the fourth-ranked Amherst women's lacrosse team earned an at-large bid to its fifth straight NCAA Tournament and will travel to Salisbury University this Saturday for one of four NCAA Regionals. The Jeffs (12-3) will face Washington & Lee University (14-3) in Saturday’s second regional semifinal - game time is set for 2:30 p.m. - after Salisbury (14-0) hosts either Springfield College (12-5) or Eastern Connecticut State (12-6) at 11:30 a.m. Saturday’s winners will meet in the NCAA quarterfinals Sunday at 1 p.m., also at Salisbury. Full Story

Third-Seeded Jeffs Fall in NESCAC Tournament Championship to Top-Seeded Middlebury, 10-2
May 8 - The third-seeded Amherst women’s lacrosse team suffered a 10-2 defeat to top-seeded Middlebury College in the NESCAC Tournament Championship on Sunday. The Panthers (14-1) outshot Amherst 35-15 en route to their fifth straight conference title and also earned an automatic bid to their 12th straight NCAA Division III Tournament. Amherst fell to 12-3 and awaits word of an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. Full Story

Third-Seeded Jeffs Post 13-12 Overtime Victory Over No. 2 Seed Bowdoin in NESCAC Tournament Semifinals
May 7 - The third-seeded Amherst women’s lacrosse team avenged a 10-7 regular-season loss and advanced to the NESCAC Tournament Championship game with a 13-12 overtime victory over No. 2 seed Bowdoin College in Saturday’s semifinal matchup at Middlebury. Sophomore Alyssa Briody bounced in the game-winner with just 21 seconds left in the extra frame, earning the Jeffs a chance to face top-seeded Middlebury tomorrow (Sunday) at noon with an automatic bid to the NCAA Championship Tournament on the line. Full Story

Third-Seeded Jeffs Post 15-5 NESCAC Tournament Quarterfinal Victory Over Sixth-Seeded Tufts
May 1 - The third-seeded Amherst women’s lacrosse team combined a stellar defensive effort with efficient offense to cruise to a 15-5 victory over visiting sixth-seeded Tufts University in a NESCAC Tournament Quarterfinal tilt on Sunday. Sophomore Alyssa Briody led the Jeffs with six points on two goals and four assists, while sophomore Dana Kuper and senior Ashley Harmeling poured four and three goals, respectively. Full Story

Third-Ranked Jeffs Suffer 10-7 Overtime Loss to No. 6 Bowdoin
April 30 - The third-ranked Amherst women’s lacrosse team wrapped up its regular season with a 10-7 overtime loss to visiting sixth-ranked NESCAC foe Bowdoin College on Saturday. The Polar Bears rallied with four straight second-half goals to deadlock the count at 7-7 at the end of regulation, and added three more tallies in the extra session, improving to 13-2 (7-2 NESCAC) and securing the No. 2 seed in the conference tournament. Amherst dropped to 10-2 overall and 7-2 in conference play with the loss, but will host a first-round NESCAC Tournament matchup as the No. 3 seed tomorrow (Sunday) at noon against sixth-seeded Tufts University. Full Story

Third-Ranked Jeffs Edge No. 16 Tufts, 8-7
April 27 - The third-ranked Amherst women’s lacrosse team squeaked past 16th-ranked NESCAC host Tufts University on Wednesday, 8-7. Sophomore Liz Wise tallied the game-winning score with just 3:32 left in regulation as the Jeffs improved to 10-1 (7-1 NESCAC), while Tufts fell to 7-6 overall and 3-5 in conference play. Full Story

Third-Ranked Jeffs Rally Past No. 16 Wheaton, 11-8
April 24 - The third-ranked Amherst women’s lacrosse team overcame an 8-5 second-half deficit to deal 16th-ranked non-conference host Wheaton College (10-4) its first loss of the season on Sunday. Sophomore Dana Kuper led the Jeffs’ late surge with a trio of goals and three assists as Amherst improved to 9-1. Full Story

Third-Ranked Jeffs Suffer First Loss, Fall at No. 2 Middlebury, 18-6
April 23 - The third-ranked Amherst women’s lacrosse team suffered its first loss of the season on Saturday, falling at second-ranked Middlebury College, 18-6. The host Panthers piled 12 first-half goals en route to their ninth straight victory, while Amherst dropped to 8-1 (6-1 NESCAC). Full Story

Third-Ranked Jeffs Remain Undefeated, Down Bates, 13-10
April 20 - The third-ranked Amherst women’s lacrosse team used five straight second-half goals to secure their eighth consecutive victory and defeat visiting NESCAC foe Bates College 13-10 on Wednesday. Senior Ashley Harmeling posted four goals and an assist, while reigning NESCAC Player of the Week Alyssa Briody added three goals and a pair of assists as the Jeffs remained undefeated at 8-0 (6-0 NESCAC). Full Story

Briody Named NESCAC Women's Lacrosse and ECAC Shamrock Lacrosse Division III New England Player of the Week
April 20 - Amherst sophomore Alyssa Briody was named the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Women’s Lacrosse Player of the Week and the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Shamrock Lacrosse Division III New England Player of the Week after combining for nine goals and three assists in a pair of conference victories. Full Story

Third-Ranked Jeffs Slip Past Wesleyan, 12-11
April 16 - The third-ranked Amherst women’s lacrosse team never trailed in the contest, but visiting NESCAC and Little Three rival Wesleyan University gave the Lord Jeffs all they could handle in a 12-11 victory on Saturday. Senior Ashley Harmeling and sophomore Alyssa Briody scored four goals and an assist apiece for the Jeffs, who remained undefeated at 7-0 (5-0 NESCAC), while Wesleyan fell to 6-4 overall and 2-3 in conference play. Full Story

Third-Ranked Jeffs Fight Off Conn. College, 15-8
April 14 - The third-ranked Amherst women’s lacrosse team outshot visiting NESCAC foe Connecticut College 39-15 en route to a 15-8 victory on Thursday. Sophomore Alyssa Briody scored a career-high five goals and two assists, while reigning two-time NESCAC Player of the Week Ashley Harmeling posted two goals and five assists as the Jeffs remained undefeated at 6-0 (4-0 NESCAC). Full Story

Harmeling Repeats as National, NESCAC Women's Lacrosse Player of the Week
April 14 - Amherst senior women’s lacrosse forward Ashley Harmeling earned her second consecutive InsideLacrosse.com Division III National Player of the Week and NESCAC Player of the Week awards after combining for nine goals and two assists in a pair of conference wins over eighth-ranked Trinity College and 10th-ranked Colby. Full Story

Third-Ranked Jeffs Hold Off No. 10 Colby, 13-9
April 9 - The third-ranked Amherst women’s lacrosse team scored seven straight goals over a span of 18 minutes in the first half and held off visiting 10th-ranked NESCAC rival Colby College after the break to notch a 13-9 victory on Saturday. Eight different players found the net for the Jeffs, led by senior Ashley Harmeling, who finished with five goals and an assist, as Amherst remained undefeated at 5-0 (3-0 NESCAC), while Colby fell to 7-2 overall and 3-2 in conference play. Full Story

Third-Ranked Jeffs Edge No. 8 Trinity in Overtime, 12-9
April 6 - The third-ranked Amherst women’s lacrosse team scored a trio of overtime goals to edge visiting eighth-ranked NESCAC rival Trinity College 12-9 on Wednesday. Sophomore Alyssa Briody had three goals and three assists, including one of each in the extra frame, as the Jeffs remained undefeated at 4-0 (2-0 NESCAC), while Trinity suffered its first loss of the season, dropping to 7-1 overall and 2-1 in conference play. Full Story

Harmeling Grabs Trio of Women's Lacrosse Weekly Honors
April 6 - Having already earned NESCAC Women’s Lacrosse Player of the Week honors on Monday, Amherst senior forward Ashley Harmeling was also named InsideLacrosse.com Division III National Player of the Week, Womenslacrosse.com Division III National Player of the Week and ECAC Shamrock Lacrosse Division III New England Player of the Week on Wednesday after scoring nine goals and dishing out five assists in wins over Springfield and Williams. Full Story

Harmeling Named NESCAC Player of the Week
April 4 - Amherst senior forward Ashley Harmeling was named the NESCAC Women’s Lacrosse Player of the Week on Monday after combining for nine goals and five assists in a 2-0 week for the third-ranked Jeffs. She racked up five goals and an assist in Wednesday’s 14-11 non-conference win at Springfield and added four goals and four assists in Saturday’s 13-8 conference-opening victory at Williams. Full Story

Harmeling Leads Third-Ranked Jeffs Past Williams, 13-8
April 2 - Senior forward Ashley Harmeling scored four goals and dished out four assists to lead the third-ranked Amherst women's lacrosse team to a 13-8 victory at NESCAC archrival Williams College in the Jeffs’ conference opener on Saturday. Amherst remained undefeated at 3-0, while Williams fell to 3-2 (0-2 NESCAC). Full Story

Third-Ranked Jeffs Slip Past Springfield, 14-11
March 30 - The third-ranked Amherst women's lacrosse team posted a 14-11 non-conference victory at Springfield College on Wednesday night. Senior forward Ashley Harmeling led the way with five goals and an assist as the Jeffs remained undefeated at 2-0, while Springfield fell to 3-2. Full Story

Inclement Weather Causes Slew of Postponements
March 24 - Today’s Amherst softball game against visiting Clark University and women’s lacrosse game at Wheaton College, as well as Saturday’s baseball doubleheader at Westfield State College, have been postponed due to inclement weather. The softball game has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 12th at 4 p.m. No makeup dates have yet been announced for women’s lacrosse and baseball. Additionally, Saturday’s men’s lacrosse game against Trinity College, which was to be played at Keene State College, has been moved to Trinity. Game time is 1 p.m.

Jeffs Victimized by Florida Rain
March 17 - Amherst's baseball, softball and women’s lacrosse teams were all scheduled to see action in Florida on Thursday, but inclement weather forced cancellations across the board. No makeup dates have yet been announced. Baseball was scheduled to play Illinois College, while softball was slated for a pair of games against Suffolk University and The College of Wooster. Meanwhile, the women’s lacrosse team held a commanding 11-2 lead over St. Lawrence University with approximately 16 minutes remaining when play was suspended. Statistics from that game are not considered official.

Third-Ranked Jeffs Edge No. 10 Hamilton in Season Opener
March 14 - The third-ranked Amherst women's lacrosse team opened its season with a narrow 7-6 victory over 10th-ranked non-conference foe Hamilton College on Monday in West Palm Beach, Florida. The Jeffs rallied from a 6-2 second-half deficit as junior Caitie Parker notched the game-winner with just 5:07 left in regulation. Full Story

Youthful Jeffs Set Sights on Fifth Straight Final Four
February 14 - Coming off its fourth consecutive trip to the NCAA Final Four, the 2005 Amherst women's lacrosse team is deep and talented, led by seniors Cate Smith, Kelly Leisman, Rachel Tranter, Jenna Swan-Gross and Olivia D'Ambrosio, highlighting a solid corps of returnees. The Jeffs open their season on Monday, Mar. 14 with a non-league matchup against Hamilton College in West Palm Beach, Fla. Full Preview

Ashley Harmeling, Amherst's All-American Woman
September 21 - Amherst senior Ashley Harmeling is an economics major with a high GPA and more experience under her belt than most college students can claim, regardless of the fact that most college students don’t manage to balance lacrosse, squash and soccer on the side. Full Story

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