Amherst College Weekly Winter Sports Wrap-Up
Issue 3 for athletic events from December 1 - 10, 1997

 Men's Basketball Rolls to 5-0

Lord Jeff basketball pushed its record to 5-0 with three convincing wins. Amherst averaged 92 points in its last three showings with a 17-point margin of victory. Pat Mulvey (Rye, NH) earned ECAC Honor Roll recognition for his outstanding shooting in Amherst's closest win of the week, a 100-90 showing over Clark. The guard shot a perfect 8-for-8 including three from behind the arc for a career-high 22-points. The sophmore is currently the Jeffs' third leading scorer.

Senior John Pavelski (Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ) posted his first double-double of the season at Clark as one of four players in double figures. The Tri-Captain added 36 points in his next two outings to move into ninth-place among Amherst's all-time scoring leaders with 1,182 points in just over three years. Draining 164 three-pointers in that time, Pavelski is 34 away from the career-best, set last year by teammate Jamal Wilson '97.

The Jeffs registered an 81-65 victory at Skidmore before pounding Western New England 96-71. Amherst forced 15 first-half turnovers to run up as much as a 27-point lead before a 50-31 halftime advantage. The Jeffs shot 60.0% overall and from three-point land, including sinking seven of their nine treys in the second half.

Amherst will spend part of the holiday on a training trip in Bermuda, where the Jeffs will play three games and host a series of basketball clinics.

No.	Name				ppg		rpg		apg
41	John Pavelski '98		19.2		7.6		1.6
32	Billy Skorupski '98		14.4		7.4		0.8
12	Pat Mulvey '00			9.8		4.0		1.6
31	Chris Ingraham '99		9.6		4.0		0.8
4	Julian Rowand '98		7.8		4.6		1.8
11	Caith Chapman '99		7.6		2.0		3.2
23	Hugh Quattlebaum '00		6.0		2.0		0.8
22	Erik Kelly '01			5.0		0.0		1.4
44/34	Josh Anish '99			4.8		2.6		0.0
40	Charles Field '99		2.0		0.8		0.6
30	Chris Smith '00			2.0		0.5		1.0
10	Abe Sexson '01			2.0		1.0		0.0
5	Mark MacLeod '99		1.6		1.4		0.5
3	Peter Denby '00			0.8		0.3		0.7
15	Brian Daoust '01		0.7		0.3		0.0
Amherst Totals				85.6		42.4		13.6
Opponent Totals				71.0		38.6		7.8

Current Record: 5-0				High Scorer		High Rebounder
Last Week:	at Clark, W 100-90		Mulvey 22		Pavelski 10
		at Skidmore, W 81-65		Pavelski 22		Pavelski 9
		at WNEC, W 96-71		Pavelski 14		Pavelski 7
Up Next: 	Tue Jan 6 at Johnson & Wales, 7:00pm
		Thu Jan 8 at Westfield State, 7:00pm
		Sat Jan 10 Wheaton, 7:30pm

 Women's Basketball Wins Three Straight

Women's basketball rebounded from a season-opening loss to win the next three straight, ending 1997 with a 3-1 record. The Jeffs averaged a 64-48 margin of victory in the past week, including a come-from-behind win at Coast Guard. Trailing 24-21 at the half, Amherst scored the first 13 points of the second half to take the lead, shooting 50.0% to close out the game with a 63-48 win. Katie Hersey (Westford, MA), Liza Feldman (Lincoln, MA), Naomi Sullivan (Hudson, MA) and Sarah Rinaldi (Washington, DC) combined for 47 points and 15 steals to lead the Jeffs.

Rinaldi had posted a season-high 20 points and 8 rebounds in the Jeffs' home opener against Western New England. The senior dumped in 17 points in the first half to finish with 8-for-10 shooting and six offensive boards. Rookie Rebecca Sacher (Newark, DE) pulled down six rebounds against WNEC after an 8-board show in a 64-46 win at Mount Holyoke. Janinne Noel (Dalton, MA) notched four three-pointers in the week to bring her career total to 101, the first woman to surpass the century-mark in the 22-year history of the varsity program.

No.	Name				ppg		rpg		apg
15	Katie Hersey '99		14.0		9.0		1.8
31	Sarah Rinaldi '98		10.5		7.0		0.5
33	Naomi Sullivan '00		10.0		5.0		3.0
24	Liza Feldman '00		7.5		2.0		2.0
12	Janinne Noel '99		7.5		1.8		0.8
34	Deirdre McCarthy '01		4.5		2.5		0.5
14	Dacia Walker '00		2.5		1.8		1.8
32	Rebecca Sacher '01		1.5		4.3		0.3
10	Melissa Roja '00		1.3		2.0		1.0
3	Meg Riley '01			1.0		0.3		0.0
21	Charlotte Taylor '01		1.0		2.7		0.3
30	Meg Lischer '01			0.7		0.3		0.0
20	Jen Sielicki '01		0.7		0.7		0.3
Amherst Totals				62.0		42.5		12.0
Opponent Totals				52.3		37.0		8.8

Current Record: 3-1				High Scorer		High Rebounder
Last Week: 	at Mount Holyoke, W 64-46	Hersey, Noel 12		Hersey 11
		Western New England, W 65-49	Rinaldi 20		Rinaldi 8
		at Coast Guard, W 63-48		Feldman, Hersey 13	Hersey 10
Up Next: 	Tue Jan 6 at Johnson & Wales, 7:00pm
		Thu Jan 8 at Westfield State, 7:00pm
		Sat Jan 10 Wheaton, 7:30pm

 Men's Ice Hockey Tops in ECAC East

M ice hockey has jumped out to a 4-1 start in ECAC East competition, tying the Jeffs with unbeaten Williams and Connecticut College for tops in the league. The Jeffs rebounded from a loss to Trinity in the Championship game of the Ben McCabe Tournament with a come-from-behind rally to defeat Hamilton 6-4. Rob MacDonald (Walpole, MA), senior tri-captain Mike Noone (Swampscott, MA) and rookie sensation Chris Orszulak (Longmeadow, MA) each posted a goal and two assists to lead Amherst, who trailed 2-0 midway through the first before taking a 3-2 lead into the second period. Noone currently leads the ECAC East with eight points (5g, 3a), while netminder Chris Addesa (Andover, MA) stands atop overall goalkeeping stats with a 1.65 goals allowed average and .944 save percentage.

The Jeffs hosted archrival Williams in a battle of the unbeatens as two 3-0 ECAC foes met in Orr Rink. Scoreless through the first period, Williams drew blood first 7:41 into the second. Junior Matt Rogers (Excelsior, MN) equalized less than three minutes later, enough to send the battle into overtime after a combined 19 saves in the third period. Taking advantage of a breakaway, the Ephs notched the game-winner with a run down the ie 3:11 into sudden death for the win. The Jeffs fought back four days later to post an 8-1 romp over Massachusetts College.

No.	Name				G	A	P	P-Min		PPG	SHG
9	Mike Noone '98			5	4	9	1-2		1	1
26	Chris Orszulak '01		2	6	8	
24	Rob MacDonald '99		3	3	6	6-12		1
22	Charlie Blyth '99		2	2	4	4-9
11	Paul Gozzo '98			1	3	4	
12	Matt Drawz '99			1	2	3	1-2
16	Tim Quinn '00			1	2	3	2-4
17	Andy Jones '00			1	2	3
19	Matt Rogers '99			1	2	3	2-4
21	Doug Erickson '98		1	2	3	1-2
23	Darce Swaggert '01		1	2	3	8-16
2	Buster Nelson '00		0	3	3	5-10
7	Tom Carideo '98			0	3	3	6-12
3	Dan Moos '98			2	0	2	2-4
15	Gregg DiNardo '01		1	0	1
6	Chris Gargiulo '98		0	1	1
8	Tim Kelly '98			0	1	1
4	Ben Kennedy '01						3-6
Amherst Totals				22	38	60	41-73		2	1
Opponent Totals				11	16	17	37-82		2	1

Goalkeeping		W	L	T	Min	Svs	GA	Sv%	GAA	ShO
33  Chris Addesa '99	4	2	0	364	169	11	.939	1.81	1
Amherst Totals		4	2	0	364	169	11	.939	1.81	1
Opponent Totals		2	4	0	364	208	22	.904	3.63	0

Current Record: 5-2, 4-1 ECAC East
Last Week:	Hamilton, W 6-4
		Williams, L 1-2 OT
		at Massachusetts College, W 8-1
Up Next:  Sat-Sun Jan 3-4 Western Mass. Tourney at Amherst
		Saturday	AIC v. Williams		4:00pm
				Amherst v. Potsdam	7:00pm
		Sunday		Consolation Game	4:00pm
				Championship Game	7:00pm

 Women's Ice Hockey Posts First-Ever Alliance Victory

In its third varsity season, Amherst women's ice hockey notched its first-ever ECAC Alliance victory with a 5-1 rout of Maine to round out a 2-0 week. Gretchen Bowe (Hampstead, NH) notched her first collegiate hat trick and an assist to lead the Jeffs to this historic win, and the forward picked up ECAC Rookie of the Week honors for her four goal-two assist week. Senior Co-Captain Jess Frisch (Bethesda, MD) earned ECAC Honor Roll recognition as she posted a goal and three assists over Maine after a six point romp over Trinity.

Amherst had scored first against Maine on Margaret Seiler's (Louisville, NY) first goal of the season 3:36 into the game. While the Black Bears equalized late in the period, Bowe would notch her first two tallies 24 seconds later and just 17 seconds apart. Frisch extended the lead to 4-1 just two minutes into the second period, and Bowe would round out her hat trick with a score off a Genny Furst (Deephaven, MN) feed with seven ticks left on the game clock. Furst had had a goal called back earlier in the period because it was ruled that the NCAA soccer quarterfinalist had kicked the puck into the net. Netminder Cindy Matsushita (Bronx, NY) made 22 saves, while the Jeffs forced Maine to make 34.

Just three days earlier, the Jeffs had posted their first win of the season over non-conference rival Trinity. Furst posted a hat trick while senior Catherine Cugell (Madison, CT) registered her first career assist after converting from goalie to forward this season.

No.	Name				G	A	P	P-Min		PPG	SHG
18	Jess Frisch '98			8	8	16
4	Genny Furst '00			5	6	11
3	Gretchen Bowe '01		7	3	10				1
11	Lisbeth Rowinski '00		1	4	5	2-4
15	Margaret Seiler '98		1	1	2	1-2
6	Catherine Cugell '98		0	1	1
12	Val Klein '98			0	1	1	4-8
Amherst Totals				22	24	46	7-14		0	1
Opponent Totals				18	22	38	15-30		0	0

Goalkeeping			W	L	T	Min	Svs	GA	Sv%	GAA	ShO
30  Cindy Matsushita '98	1	1	0	120	57	7	.891	3.50	0
1  Sarah Evans '99		1	1	0	120	69	11	.863	5.50	0
Amherst Totals	2		2	0	240	126	18	.875	4.50	0
Opponent Totals	2		1	0	240	135	22	.860	5.50	0

Current Record: 2-2, 1-2 ECAC Alliance
Last Week:	at Trinity, W 8-1
		Maine, W 5-1
Up Next: 	Sat Jan 10 at Bates, 2:00pm

 Men and Women Squash the Competition

Both men's and women's squash kicked off the 1997-98 campaign with a pair of handy wins. The women posted an 8-1 romp over Commecticut College as No. 1 Page Callaghan (Strafford, PA) didn't drop a point in three games. Rachel Nisselson (Brooklyn, NY) and senior co-captain Justine O'Connor (Brooklyn, NY) also rolled to victory with a pair of 9-0 games and one 9-2. The trio and the rest of the top-six followed up with 3-0 sweeps of Jumbo competition as Amherst posted a 6-3 win at Tufts.

Six members of the men's team received invitations to the Elite Training Camp, co-sponsored by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and the United States Squash Racquets Association (USSRA). David McNeely (Newtown Square, PA), Kevin Orphan (Atlanta, GA), Evan Khan (Seattle, WA), rookie Addison West (Haverford, PA), Stephen Seelbach (Short Hills, NJ) and Hayden Felice (Radnor, PA) all ranked among the top 16 collegiate players to earn this invitation. Along with their teammates, the Jeffs posted a 9-0 sweep of Vassar in the inaugural unveiling of the newly renovated Davenport Squash Courts. The men rounded out 1997 competition with another 9-0 victory at Tufts.

Current Records: 2-0, men and women
Last Week:	Women at Connecticut College, W 8-1
		Men v. Vassar, W 9-0
		Women at Tufts, W 6-3
		Men at Tufts, W 9-0
Up Next: 	Fri-Sun Jan 2-4 Women's invites at Betty Constable Tournament
		Fri Jan 16 Men at Yale, 7:00pm
		Sat Jan 17 Women at Williams Invitational

 Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Drown Middlebury

First-year Head Coach Steve Jungbluth made his Pratt Pool debut with a pair of victories over former coach and mentor, Peter Solomon, who had led the Amherst program to a combined 69-10 record from 1993-97. The women's meet roared out to a speedy start as Megan Mardy (Mendham, NJ), Kerry Weeks (Longmeadow, MA), Tiffany Johnston (Centerville, MA) and Sarah Lukaska (Edina, MN) shattered the pool record in the 400 medley relay in the opening race. Claiming first in all but two events, the women avenged last year's loss with a 151-91 win over Middlebury.

The men's meet came down to the final two events to decide a winner as Amherst led by only five points after another Matt Smith (North Bridgton, ME) win on the 1-meter. Despite a late start off the blocks, sophomore Pat Lahey (Northfield, IL) pulled ahead at the third turn on the far wall and held off a late Panther sprint to win the 200 breaststroke and seal Amherst victory. Lahey edged out Middlebury by just 0.14 seconds.

Current Records: 2-0 women, 1-1 men
Last Week: Middlebury: women W 151-91	men W 125-116
Up Next: Sat Jan 10 at Trinity with MIT, 1:00pm

 Indoor Track Races out to Fast Start

Men's and women's indoor track opened up the season at Coast Guard with impressive performances to kick off the head coaching debut of Erik Nedeau. Sophomore Kristie Ford (Worthington, OH) claimed first place in the 55-meter hurdles with a 9.2 finish while senior co-captains Rachael Holloway (Lake Oswego, OR) and Michelle Boyle (Cohasset, MA) made a 2-3 finish in the 800. Dini Pineda (Oklahoma City, OK) and Courtney Jennings (Saudi Arabia) took 3-4 in the 1500 as Pineda set a personal record of 5:02.7.

Three-time All-American junior Rob Mitchell (Worcester, VT) continues to dominate distance events as he clocked a 3:59.7 finish to win the 1500, almost ten seconds faster than the second-place runner, junior Erick Hung (Orinda, CA). Mitchell also led the pack in the 5000, finishing first in 15:28.2, while teammates Chris Thunen (Briarcliff Manor, NY) and Jon Prokup (Allentown, PA) took third and fourth in the same event. Rookie Jared Moshe (Chappaqua, NY) made an impressive collegiate debut, finishing 2nd in the 200 in 24.4, then claiming third int he 400 with a 55.8 finish.

Last Week: at Coast Guard
Up Next: Sat Jan 24 at Brandeis Invitational

 Fall Footnotes...

Devin Moriarty (Springfield, MA) continues to rack up awards as the defensive tackle has been selected as a Division III All-Star to play in the Aztec Bowl against a Mexican All-Star team in Mexico City. He will also compete in Fayetteville, North Carolina on January 19th in the USA III/Martin Luther King Holiday All-Star Classic....Moriarty was named the ECAC Division III Player of the Year as he leads five Lord Jeffs on ECAC All-Star teams. Offensive center David Heaton (Milford, MA) and quarterback Rich Willard (Johnstown, NY) repeat as ECAC All-Stars on the First and Second Team, respectively, while Moriarty, inside linebacker Seth Zimmerman (Lewistown, PA) and junior free safety Todd Nichols (Skaneateles, NY) round out four Lord Jeffs on the ECAC First Team....Willard also won the Joe Zabilski Award as the most outstanding offensive player in Division II and III New England, as selected by the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston....Ellie Hickerson (Davenport, IA) and Shaunette Richards (Mays Landing, NJ) were named All-America by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). This is Hickerson's first showing on the First Team, while Richards repeats as All-American with a place on the Second Team....The NESCAC All-Academic Squad has been named for Fall 1997. 55 student-athletes representing all ten active teams have been recognized for their achievements both on the field and in the classroom. They are listed on the following page:

Fall 1997 NESCAC All-Academic Squad
Amherst College representatives

Colin Barnacle
Luke Blocher
Payson Bullard
Steve Contreras
Jeff Coviello
James DeLuca
Greg Haendel
Peter McConville
David Nardolillo
Todd Nichols
Chris Scavone
Rob Schur
Alex Tracy
Jarrad Zalkin

Men's Soccer
Matt Diggs
Andy Kay
Jon George
Mike Grant
Ben Haley
Gary Kegel
Kevin Larner
Nate McDonald
Mike Sullivan
Devin Talbott

Women's Soccer
Katie Connelly
Sarah Fabian
Lesley Greene
Ellie Hickerson
Erika Johnson
Eliza Meade
Katie Missett
Shaunette Richards
Kerry Weeks

Field Hockey
Tyra Gettleman
Marnie Huffman-Green
Heather Kestner
Irene Permut

Women's Volleyball
Adrienne Beshong
Liz Delsman
Alice Noll

Women's Tennis
Sally Childs
Neely Steinberg
Sam Toerge

Cross Country
Dan Chandler
Hannah Gersen
Rachael Holloway
Erick Hung
Rob Mitchell
Allen Nunnally
Jon Prokup
Chris Thunen

David Fiorentino
Joe Graceffa
Erik Hardenbergh
Leah Ricci

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