Amherst Places Third at NESCAC Championship
Three Players Earn All-Conference Recognition

MEDFORD, Massachusetts -- Amherst defeated Tufts in four games for a third place finish in the NESCAC Championship. Seeded fourth entering the tournament, the Firedogs easily disposed of Colby in three games before falling to top-seeded Williams in four. Amherst upset second-seeded Tufts for the bronze, while No. 3 Middlebury upended Williams 18-16 in the final game for the NESCAC crown.

Three players earned All-NESCAC recognition, as chosen by the coaches of all eleven teams. Juniors Kristen Edgar (Colorado Springs, CO) and Erin Greenspun (Santa Monica, CA) earned second-team honors, while senior co-captain Liz Delsman (Brooklyn, NY) earned honorable mention. Greenspun was also named to the All-Tournament Team.

The Firedogs finished the 1997 regular season with a 24-12 record.


NESCAC All-Tournament Team
Erin Greenspun		Amherst
Amanda Colby		Bates
Alice Keen		Connecticut College
Jen Lentek		Hamilton
Jordan Lungstrum	Middlebury
Natalie Karas		Trinity
Kara Valentine		Tufts
Ashley Chase		Wesleyan
Amy Greifenstein	Williams
MVP: Dawn Trowbridge, Middlebury

All-NESCAC First Team
Kate Hagstrom		Bates
Jakie Bates		Colby
Leslie Edwards		Middlebury
Marni Rachich		Tufts
Ashley Chase		Wesleyan
Amy Greifenstein	Williams

All-NESCAC Second Team
Kristen Edgar		Amherst
Erin Greenspun		Amherst
Amanda Colby		Bates
Dawn Trowbridge		Middlebury
Christine Knox		Middlebury
Angela Yost		Tufts

All-NESCAC Honorable Mention
Liz Delsman		Amherst
Jen Lentek		Hamilton
Sarah Tschampel		Hamilton
Dana Cohen		Tufts
Sharon Olson		Williams
Shekinah Cohn		Williams

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