NCAA Tournament Spotlight: Reid Shilling (Amherst)

A stellar freshman campaign saw Shilling return as one of the top defenders for the Mammoths in 2019. The sophomore didn’t disappoint, starting 15 games for Amherst and posting four assists to go along with 38 ground balls (a team high for defensemen) and 16 caused turnovers. With a matchup with Elizabethtown on the horizon, a win gives the Mammoths a chance to avenge an early season loss to Wesleyan (if the Cardinals take down Western New England in their second round matchup) in the NCAA third round. Amherst is trying to head back to the NCAA Quarterfinals for the first time since 2016. The Mammoths have never advanced past the Quarterfinals in program history, Shilling is part of a defensive backbone looking to change just that.