Paly grad joins the party at Williams College women's soccer


Pinewood grad Gabrielle Amos-Grosser, Palo Alto grad Alison Lu and the Williams College women's soccer team are at it again.

The defending NCAA Division III national champions finished the regular season unbeaten, topping Middlebury, 1-0, on Tuesday to earn the NESCAC's top seed in the conference tournament. The Ephs (14-0-1) open against visiting Hamilton on Saturday.

Alison Lu
Amos-Grosser is part of a stellar senior class that has accumulated a 70-7-6 record thus far. Lu, a freshman, is just getting started.

Amos-Grosser is part of a defense that has recorded 11 shutouts and allowed four goals all year, never more than one in a game. Williams is currently on a 24-match unbeaten streak.

Lu started the first five games of her career, though she has been coming off the bench ever since. She leads the team with 10 goals, four game-winners, and 25 points despite missing the past three games. Lu has converted on both of her penalty kicks.

Amos-Grosser has appeared in 13 games, all starts, this season. She has one goal on 11 shots in her career with the Ephs. She's better known for creating havoc in the opposing team's offense.

"Last year was an incredible run," Amos-Grosser told EPH Spotlight, a function of the Williams College Athletic department. "We did so much and got so far and are now holding the title of national champions."

Williams won the championship against Washington University of St. Louis last December and got beat, in penalty kicks, the previous season.

"It is our job to keep this title, keep going, keep winning games," Amos-Grosser said. "Get back to the Final Four; that's our dream. Keep building a legacy for Williams women's soccer."

For more, and to get the lowdown on purple cows, visit Williams YouTube channel.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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