Katharine Shipley '03
Jen Seferiadis enters her first season at Amherst after a one-year stint as a womenís soccer assistant at her alma mater, the University of Rochester, where she majored in psychology and political science and minored in Spanish before graduating in 2002. As an undergrad, Seferiadis collected nine varsity letters in three different sports and was highly decorated on the womenís soccer field, earning All-UAA, UAA MVP, Regional All-America, NSCAA All-America, UAA All-Academic and Verizon/CoSIDA Academic All-District honors. She also captained the Yellowjackets to the 2001 UAA Championship and a pair of NCAA Tournament berths. Seferiadis was a two-year captain on the womenís lacrosse team as well, earning All-UCAA, UCAA All-Academic and IWLCA National Academic honors. She capped her playing career with the Meryle Spurrier Award, which recognizes Rochesterís top female athlete based on leadership, academic and athletics. Seferiadis is working toward a masterís degree in sport management at nearby UMass Amherst.
Katharine Shipley í03 enters her inaugural season as an Amherst assistant after graduating (with a degree in psychology) as one of the best defenders in school history. As a sophomore, Shipley played a dominant role in Amherst's successful run to its first ECAC Championship. As a junior, she led the Jeffs to a school record 16 wins, a NESCAC Championship and the programís first-ever trip to the NCAA Championship game, earning First-Team All-NESCAC NCAA All-Tournament, NSCAA All-Region and NEWISA All-New England honors. She also captained the team as a senior and provided valuable leadership despite missing the season with a leg injury.
Another first-year assistant, Beth Taimi comes to Amherst after an outstanding playing career at the University of Puget Sound, where she was a two-year captain, led the Loggers to the 2002 NCAA Quarterfinals and graduated with a bachelorís degree in communications. Along the way, Puget Sound rolled to a 30-game home-unbeaten streak, and Taimi was recognized with All-Northwest Conference and All-West Region honors, as well as the University of Puget Sound Scholar Athlete Award. Taimi is pursuing a masterís degree in sport management at UMass Amherst.