Around the Herd provides quick updates on all the Amherst sports action you may have missed in the past week. In this week’s installment: Cross country, women’s tennis, and men’s golf compete in weekend tournaments.
Alex Noga '23
In just over eight months, Mammoths wide receiver Jack Betts ’24E has accumulated over 35 NIL deals, causing many to proclaim his as the King of DIII NIL. Managing Sports Editor Alex Noga ’23 sits down with Betts to learn about his NIL journey.
While the men’s golf team looks to build upon a fifth-place finish in the NESCAC Championship last year, the women’s team hopes to repeat last season’s NESCAC Championship and trip to the NCAA Championships with a loaded roster of returners.
Earlier this year, Serena Williams announced that she would retire at the end of the U.S. Open. After a storied career, including 23 Major singles titles, 23 doubles titles, and an Olympic Gold Medal, the GOAT finished her career with a three-set loss in the U.S. Open’s Third Round.
Though perhaps the best player in the history of Amherst men’s soccer, German Giammattei is better described as a humble teammate and a phenomenal friend.
In the opening round of the NESCAC tournament, the baseball team swept Bowdoin in two games to advance to the semifinals. Now entering the double-elimination Championship series, the Mammoths will open against Middlebury.
In a must-win three-game series, the baseball team decisively swept rival Williams. The Mammoths will now travel to Maine to play Bowdoin this weekend in the quarterfinals of the NESCAC tournament.