Natalie Soud '06
Sara Bruggeman '06
Kristin Quinn '07
Jaclyn DeMais '08
Julie Berkley '08

Amherst College Volleyball

NESCAC Champions - 1999, 2000
NCAA Tournament - 1998, 1999, 2000
12 Straight Postseason Appearances

Amherst's Quinn, DeMais Tabbed Volleyball Second-Team All-NESCAC
November 9 - Amherst junior Kristin Quinn and sophomore Jaclyn DeMais were named to the 2005 NESCAC Volleyball All-Conference Team on Wednesday, earning second-team plaudits as voted by the NESCAC team coaches. Full Story

Seventh-Seeded Jeffs Suffer 3-0 NESCAC Tournament Quarterfinal Loss to Second-Seeded Tufts
November 4 - The seventh-seeded Amherst volleyball team suffered a 3-0 loss to second-seeded Tufts University in the opening round of the NESCAC Postseason Championship Tournament, hosted by top-seeded Colby College on Friday night. Sophomore Jaclyn DeMais led the Jeffs in defeat, tallying 14 kills and eight digs. Full Story

Jeffs Split at NESCAC Quad
October 30 - The Amherst College volleyball team secured the No. 7 seed in next weekend's NESCAC Tournament, to be hosted by top-seeded Colby College, with a 1-1 showing at a NESCAC Quad, held at Wesleyan University over the weekend. The Jeffs topped Wesleyan on Friday night, 23-20, 30-18, 30-11, 30-27, before falling to Connecticut College, 30-27, 32-30, 30-28, on Saturday afternoon. Full Story

Jeffs Outlast Trinity, 3-2
October 25 - The Amherst volleyball team outlasted host Trinity College for a 3-2 conference victory on Tuesday night, snapping a seven-match Bantam win streak and improving to 16-9 (5-3 NESCAC). Trinity fell to 16-9 (6-3 NESCAC) on the season. Full Story

Jeffs Upend Bridgewater State, 3-1, Fall to Colby, 3-2
October 22 - The Amherst College volleyball team downed Bridgewater State College, 3-1, on Saturday morning, before suffering a narrow 3-2 loss to Colby College in championship-bracket play at the Hall of Fame Volleyball Classic, hosted by Smith College. Full Story

Jeffs Top Endicott, 3-1, Suffer Narrow 3-2 Loss to MIT
October 21 - The Amherst volleyball team downed non-conference foe Endicott College, 3-1, on Friday night in pool play at the Hall of Fame Volleyball Classic, while MIT blanked Bates College, 30-22, 30-23, 30-21, in other pool play action. Amherst then suffered a narrow 3-2 loss to MIT in the second round of match-ups, while Endicott swept Bates, 30-24, 30-25, 30-17. Full Story

Jeffs Post 3-2 Comeback Victory Over Williams
October 18 - The Amherst College volleyball team rallied from a two-game deficit to deal visiting NESCAC archrival Williams College a 23-30, 25-30, 30-16, 30-27, 15-11 loss on Tuesday night. Sophomore standout Jaclyn DeMais sparked the comeback with a career-high 25 kills, 20 digs and a trio of service aces as the Jeffs ended an 11-match losing streak to the Ephs, dating back to 2001, and improved to 13-7 (4-3 NESCAC). Full Story

Jeffs Rebound with 3-0 Win at Bates
October 16 - The Amherst volleyball team rebounded from Saturday's conference loss at Tufts with a 30-21, 30-15, 30-28 NESCAC victory at Bates College on Sunday. The Jeffs moved to 12-7 overall and 3-3 in conference play, while Bates dropped to 5-17 (1-5 NESCAC). Full Story

Jeffs Suffer 3-1 Loss at Tufts
October 15 - The Amherst volleyball team suffered a 30-24, 30-27, 28-30, 30-24 loss at NESCAC rival Tufts University on Saturday afternoon. The Jeffs fell to 11-7 (2-3 NESCAC) on the season, while the Jumbos improved to 18-3 (5-1). Full Story

Jeffs Dominate Westfield State, 3-0
October 11 - The Amherst volleyball team displayed a dominating performance on Tuesday night, pounding visiting non-conference foe Westfield State College, 30-20, 30-18, 30-15. Junior Kristin Quinn paced the assault, posting 15 kills and a .333 hitting percentage as the Jeffs improved to 11-6, while Westfield St. dropped to 9-7. Full Story

Jeffs Edged by Middlebury; Tufts Sweeps Hamilton in NESCAC Quad
October 8 - The Amherst volleyball team suffered a narrow 3-2 loss to conference rival Middlebury College, while Tufts University swept Hamilton College, 3-0, in Saturday afternoon action at a NESCAC Quad hosted by Amherst. Full Story

Jeffs Blank Hamilton; Tufts Tops Williams in NESCAC Quad
October 7 - The Amherst volleyball team cruised past visiting NESCAC rival Hamilton College, 3-0, on Friday night in the first day of NESCAC Quad action. The Jeffs improve to 10-5 (2-1 NESCAC) on the season, while the Continentals fall to 4-12 (0-5 NESCAC). Full Story

Jeffs Top Wheaton, Trinity; Wesleyan Wins Wesleyan Invite
October 1 - The Amherst volleyball team rebounded from a 3-0 loss to eventual champion Wesleyan University on Friday night to defeat non-conference foe Wheaton College and NESCAC rival Trinity College on Saturday in Wesleyan Invitational action. Senior tri-captain Kate Raddock and junior Kristin Quinn earned All-Tournament honors for their strong performances in the two-day event. Full Story

Jeffs Fall to Smith, 3-1

September 28 - The Amherst volleyball team suffered a 3-1 loss against visiting Smith College on Wednesday night. The Jeffs drop to 7-4 on the season, while the Pioneers improve to 11-2. Junior Kristin Quinn led Amherst, posting 15 kills, eight digs and two blocks. Full Story

Jeffs Sweep Trinity, Brandeis; Middlebury Wins Volleyball Classic
September 24 - The Amherst volleyball team cruised past NESCAC rival Trinity College, 3-0 on Saturday morning and kept up the strong play in the afternoon session, defeating non-conference foe Brandeis University in straight games as well. Middlebury College outlasted Brandeis, 3-2 in the morning session, before falling to Trinity, 3-2 in the afternoon, to take home the championship trophy in Day Two action at the Amherst Volleyball Classic. Full Story

Jeffs Edged by Middlebury in Amherst Classic
September 23 - Amherst suffered a narrow 3-2 loss to Middlebury College in Day One of the Amherst Volleyball Classic on Friday night. Full Story

Jeffs Sweep Bowdoin, Edged by Colby at NESCAC Quad
September 17 - The Amherst volleyball team blanked NESCAC rival Bowdoin College on Friday night in a NESCAC Quad at Colby College, before falling to the host Mules on Saturday morning, 3-2. The Jeffs moved to 5-2 (1-1 NESCAC) on the season, while Colby remained undefeated at 7-0 (2-0 NESCAC) and Bowdoin fell to 4-2 (0-2 NESCAC). Full Story

Jeffs Blank Keene State, 3-0
September 14 - The Amherst volleyball team blanked visiting non-conference opponent Keene State College, 30-18, 30-18, 30-10, on Wednesday night, improving to 4-1 with the victory. Sophomore Jaclyn DeMais led the way with 13 kills, 12 digs and three blocks. Full Story

Jeffs Open Season 3-1, Finish Second at WNEC Invitational

September 10 - The Amherst volleyball team posted a second-place finish at the Western New England College (WNEC) Invitational on Friday and Saturday, blanking Westfield State College, Plymouth State University and Framingham State College in the first three rounds before falling to Plymouth St. in the championship game. First-year setter Sara Heller led the way for the Jeffs, earning all-tournament honors. Full Story

Volleyball Eyes 13th Straight Postseason Appearance

September 7 - The Amherst volleyball team, led by senior tri-captains Sara Bruggeman, Natalie Soud and Kate Raddock, looks to secure its 13th straight trip to the postseason after nabbing the No. 3 seed in last year's NESCAC Tournament with a 23-7 record. Junior Kristin Quinn and sophomore Jaclyn DeMais also return to a powerful front line as the Jeffs open their season Friday Sept. 9 at the WNEC Invitational. Full Preview

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