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Women's Lacrosse Trio Named All-ECAC
June 22 - Amherst College Women's Lacrosse seniors Sarah Scheessele, Kristin Osborn and Alison Kitay can add First Team ECAC Division III New England Women's Lacrosse All-Star to their growing list of athletic honors. The trio led the Jeffs to a runner-up finish at the NCAA Division III Championships at Johns Hopkins University earlier this spring, and were each named and US Lacrosse All-Americans, later receiving honors from the First-Team All-New England Small College Athletic Conference and Brine/IWLCA All-America. Full Story

More Postseason Honors for Women's Lacrosse
May 30 - After leading the women's lacrosse team to a runner-up finish at the NCAA Division III Championships at Johns Hopkins University, seniors Kristin Osborn, Sarah Scheessele and Alison Kitay were named and US Lacrosse All-Americans. Additionally, tabbed Osborn the 2001 Division III Midfielder of the Year and named sophomore teammate Abby Ouimet a Third-Team All-American. Full Story

Trio Tabbed Brine/IWLCA All-Americans
May 22 - Amherst College senior women's lacrosse players Kristin Osborn, Sarah Scheessele and Alison Kitay, who led the Jeffs to the NCAA Division III Championship game last weekend at Johns Hopkins University, were named Brine Division III All-Americans by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association on Tuesday. Scheessele and Osborn are repeat first-team selections, while Kitay was a third-team pick as a junior. Full Story

Jeffs Fall to Middlebury in NCAA Title Game
May 20 - Middlebury College senior Betsy Wheeler scored what would turn out to be the game-winning goal 24 seconds into the first overtime period to cap a dramatic rally for the Panthers, who knocked off Amherst College in Sunday's NCAA Division III Women's Lacrosse Championship game, 11-10. Middlebury captured its third national title while the Jeffs finished their best season in school history with a record of 17-3. Full Story

Jeffs Use Overtime to Down TCNJ in NCAA Semifinals
May 19 - Sophomore attack Abby Ouimet (Hatfield, MA) scored the game-tying goal with 12 seconds left in regulation and senior Sarah Scheessele (Pittsburgh, PA) added the game-winner 1:56 into the first overtime as the Amherst College women's lacrosse team rallied from a 10-7 second-half deficit to knock off the defending national champion College of New Jersey, 11-10, in Saturday's NCAA Division III Semifinals at Johns Hopkins University. Full Story

Jeffs to Face Defending National Champs In Saturday's Final Four
May 13 - With a 13-6 victory over 10th-ranked Ithaca College in Sunday's NCAA Division III national quarterfinal game, the Amherst College women's lacrosse team (16-2) earned its second-ever trip to the NCAA Final Four, becoming the eighth team in school history to reach the national semifinals. Full Preview

Jeffs Advance to Division III Final Four With 13-6 Win Over Ithaca
May 13 - First-year Amherst College attacker Allison Aldrich scored a career-high four goals, and senior Jeff co-captain Kristin Osborn added three tallies and three assists, as the Amherst women's lacrosse team rolled to a 13-6 victory over visiting Ithaca College in Sunday's NCAA Division III Regional Championship game. With the win, the Jeffs (16-2) advance to their second-ever Final Four, where they will face the defending NCAA champion College of New Jersey Lions in next Saturday's semifinals at Johns Hopkins University. Full Story

Jeffs Cruise Past Wellesley, 20-10, in NCAA Regional Semis
May 12 - The Amherst College women's lacrosse team, the number-two seed in the 2001 NCAA Division III women's lacrosse tournament, received five goals each from senior co-captain Kristin Osborn (Morristown, NJ) and sophomore Abby Ouimet (Hatfield, MA) en route to a season-high 20 goals in a 20-10 victory over Wellesley in NCAA Regional Semifinal action on Hitchcock Field on Saturday. The Jeffs, who set a new school record with their 15th win of the season, opened up leads of 18-3 and 19-4 in the second half, before a late Wellesley surge accounted for the final 10-goal margin. Full Story

Ithaca Rallies Past St. Mary's in NCAA Regionals at Amherst
May 12 - Ithaca College women's lacrosse sophomore Jessica Welch (Ithaca, NY) finished a pretty shovel pass from senior Bomber co-captain Kelly Bliss (Tully, NY) for what would prove to be the game-winning goal, as the Bombers rallied from a 7-2 halftime deficit to knock off St. Mary's College of Maryland, 9-8, in Saturday's NCAA Regional Semifinals at Amherst College. With the win, their first ever in an NCAA Tournament, the seventh-seeded Bombers advance to Sunday's regional finals, where they will face host and second-seeded Amherst, 20-10 victors over Wellesley College in Saturday's first game. Full Story

Four W-Lax Players Receive Conference Honors
May 11 - The Amherst College women's lacrosse team, the number-two team in the nation in the latest IWLCA national poll, had three players named First-Team All-NESCAC on Wednesday, led by senior co-captain Kristin Osborn, who made the league's first team for the third year in a row. Senior attacker Sarah Scheessele and senior co-captain defender Alison Kitay both picked up their second-straight first-team selection, and sophomore Abby Ouimet was named to the league's second team. Full Story

Game Times, Ticket Prices Set for NCAA Regional
May 8 - The Amherst College athletic department has announced ticket prices and start times for this weekend's NCAA Division III Women's Lacrosse Regional Semifinals and Finals at Amherst, with a trip to next weekend's Final Four at Johns Hopkins University at stake. Ticket prices will be the same for all three games, with general admission tickets selling for $3, and tickets for children and students with valid institutional IDs selling for $1. Tickets are only available at the gates. Full Story

W-Lax Earns NCAA Bid, Will Host Regionals, Wellesley This Weekend
May 7 - Despite falling to top-ranked Middlebury College in Sunday's NESCAC championship game, the Amherst College women's lacrosse team, the number-two team in the country in the latest national poll, earned its thirdever bid to the NCAA Tournament on Sunday night, and will host one of the tourney's four four-team regionals on Hitchcock Field next weekend. The Jeffs are paired with Wellesley College, champions of the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) in Saturday's first regional semifinal, while St. Mary's College of Maryland and Ithaca College, who both received independent bids to the 16-team NCAA field, will face each other in the nightcap. Full Story

Top-Ranked Middlebury Holds off Amherst Rally for 9-6 Win in NESCAC Title Game
May 6 - The Middlebury College women's lacrosse team, ranked number-one in Division III, built a 7-1 halftime lead over second-ranked Amherst College and then withstood a furious rally from the visiting Jeffs in the second half, eventually hanging on for a 9-6 victory in Sunday's NESCAC Women's Lacrosse Championship Game. With the win, the Panthers (13-0) earn the NESCAC's automatic bid to the 2001 NCAA Tournament. The Jeffs (14-2), whose only two losses are to Middlebury, are almost assured of the lone at-large bid to the 16-team NCAA field, with seedings and pairings announced on Sunday night. Full Story

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