Krissy Morin '06
Senior co-captain Krissy Morin finished the 2004-05 season ranked among the conference leaders in assists, scoring and free throw percentage.

Jeffs Set for 2005-06 Slate

October 29, 2004

2004-05 RECAP

The Amherst women's basketball team wrapped up its 2004-05 slate with a 15-11 overall record and a 4-5 mark in conference play, earning the fifth seed in the NESCAC Postseason Championship Tournament, upsetting fourth-seeded Wesleyan in the first round and advancing to the semifinals for the first time since the 2000-01 season. The Jeffs played well throughout the first-half of the season, posting a 9-3 record, including a thrilling 76-72 overtime victory over Westfield State College in the Pioneer Valley Classic, hosted by Western New England College (WNEC). They battled throughout conference play, earning victories over Trinity, Conn. College, Colby and Middlebury, and entered the conference tournament with hopes riding high. There the Jeffs avenged a pair of regular-season losses to Wesleyan with a 55-53 first-round victory in Middletown, Conn., and moved on to a semifinal matchup with eventual conference champion Bowdoin. Amherst finished the season tops in the NESCAC in field goal pct. defense (33.5%) and blocked shots (5.27/gm.), and finished second in defensive rebounds (28.42/gm).

KEY LOSSES

The Jeffs graduate just one senior in co-captain Kate Herlihy. She helped lead the Jeffs to 49 victories during her collegiate career, and earned NESCAC All-Academic honors in her senior campaign. Well known for her outside shooting touch, Herlihy will be sorely missed for her work ethic and tireless leadership.

KEY RETURNEES/NEWCOMERS

Amherst returns most of its integral pieces from last year's squad, highlighted by senior co-captains Krissy Morin and Katie Latham. Morin played an integral role in the Jeffs' successes last season, making clutch baskets in big games, including the game-winning free throws in their NESCAC Tournament win over Wesleyan. She finished among the conference leaders in free-throw percentage (68.2%), assists (2.92/apg) and scoring (8.4 ppg), and tied a single-game school record dishing out 10 assists against Mt. Holyoke College. Latham and classmate Julie Smith are solid inside threats as both have been perennial conference leaders in rebounds and blocks over their careers. Fellow senior Ali Flato brings backcourt experience to the table and hopes to contribute. Jenny Muller is the lone returning junior and the team's leading returning scorer, dropping just under 10 points per game, including a season-high 21 points at WNEC. Sophomores Shaina Pollack and Stefanie Reiff both saw time in the starting lineup last year, gaining a wealth of experience in the backcourt, and classmate Anne-Claire Roesch looks to get into the mix after missing most of last season with injuries. First-years Stacy Brossy, Yasmine Harik, Sarah Johnston, Susannah Ludwig and Amanda Otieno makeup a great recruiting class and they all hope to contribute this winter.

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