• Q&A with Eph ski-jump Olympian Jeff Hastings ’81.
  • Impressive weekend for two-time defending national champion Women’s Tennis at the New England ITA’s.  The whole team looked strong, but the real surprise was Kristin Alotta ’12 winning the individual tournament, stunning the number two (teammate and All-American, Grace Baljon ’10), three (Amherst’s top player), and one (last year’s NESCAC player of the year, All-American Julia Browne of Tufts) seeds, all in straight sets, to move on to the National ITA.  Alotta has a simply insane collegiate record of  34-1, including 30 straight wins, and looks like she will be a dominant force on the national stage for the next three years.
  • Third-ranked Women’s Soccer continued its strong early season form, looking even better than last year’s Final Four team.  So far, women’s soccer has outscored some quality opponents 18-1, and outshot them 119-19, which is an almost unheard-of level of dominance.  They face their toughest test of the season on Wednesday night vs. number 18 SUNY Plattsburgh.
  • Men’s Soccer seems to have rebounded from a (by Williams standards) down year, in which they missed the NCAA’s for the first time in many years.  They topped Conn Colege 4-0 on Saturday, led by a hat trick from Charlie Romero ’11 (those were his first three career goals), and then upset nationally ranked Wheaton on the road on Sunday.
  • Men’s football opens the season this Saturday vs. Colby.  I expect that Ephblog’s own Frank Uible will be providing analysis via video in the next few days.  In other Saturday football action, Dave Clawson’s Bowling Green squad looks to stun undefeated perennial top-ten power Boise State, in what would be a monumental upset.
  • Save the date of October 3rd, the biggest Eph athletics day of the fall: football faces off at rival Trinity, while men’s and women’s soccer and women’s field hocky and tennis are all in action vs. Amherst.
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