Amherst College Lord Jeffs
The Amherst College Lord Jeffs finished the 2012 season with a 9-7 record. Their season ended in the quarterfinals of the NESCAC tournament at the hands of Tufts University, 14-10. Heading into the 2013 season, the Lord Jeffs are looking to rebuild with a young nucleus of players. They graduated a large portion of their offense in 2012, but they have a good crop of returning seniors and leaders that will help this team in 2013. This will be the third year for Head Coach Jon Thompson leading the Lord Jeffs.
Looking to provide leadership on and off the field this spring for Amherst College are Devin Acton, Aaron Mathias, Danny Gold and Carl Lampe.
Devin Acton is a junior attackman. Acton finished the 2012 season with 44 goals and 10 assists. He was an All-NEILA 2nd team selection in 2012 and is a former NESCAC rookie of the year.
Aaron Mathias is a junior midfielder. Mathias had 23 goals and 6 assists in 2012.
Danny Gold is a senior long stick midfielder. Gold had 2 goals, 1 assist, 41 groundballs and 20 caused turnovers in 2012. He was a 2nd team All-NESCAC selection and a 2nd team All-NEILA selection last spring.
Carl Lampe is a sophomore defenseman. Lampe had 10 groundballs and 2 caused turnovers last spring, while starting in all 16 games.
In the NESCAC the favorite is Tufts University. They are the three-time defending champions in the NESCAC. A dark-horse in the NESCAC this spring could be Colby College. According to Coach Thompson, “they (Colby) are loaded with senior talent.” A player that NE Lax Blog will keep an eye on this spring will be Ian Deveau. Deveau is a senior midfielder for Colby College. He was a 2nd team All-American, 1st team All-NESCAC and a 1st team All-NEILA in 2012. Coach Thompson says, “Ian may be one of the most dynamic, multi-threat players in the nation. “