August 1, 2018

Meet Jordan Sanford - Amherst Men's Lacrosse

Jordan Sanford - Amherst Courtesy of Amherst Sports Information

A four-year member of the Mammoths’ men’s lacrosse team, Jordan Sanford concluded his collegiate career in impressive fashion both in the classroom and on the field.

Engineering a breakout senior season, the Grand Rapids, Michigan native was a disruptive force for Amherst. He recorded 30 ground balls and 20 caused turnovers, while scoring six goals and handing out three assists in 16 starts to land on the USILA All-America Third Team, IMLCA and NEILA All-Region First Teams and All-NESCAC First Team as a long-stick midfielder.

During his career, Sanford helped Amherst make four straight NCAA Championship appearances and post four consecutive 13-plus win seasons. He finished with 75 ground balls and 41 caused turnovers in 52 appearances for the Mammoths.

A three-time NESCAC All-Academic Team honoree, a 2018 NEILA Academic All-New England selection, and a USILA Scholar All-American, Sanford compiled a 3.80 GPA and graduated from Amherst with magna cum laude distinction. A neuroscience major, he authored a Senior Honors Thesis titled "Determining the Role of Norepinephrine and Dopamine in the Antidepressant-Like Effect of Chronic Caffeine Consumption Using the Forced Swim Test” and is the founder of the Grand Rapids Lacrosse Outreach Program – the first nonprofit, inner city lacrosse organization for boys and girls in Grand Rapids.