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2016-17 Wesleyan General News

  • Historic 2016-17 Year in Review
    July 26, 2017
    The 2016-17 campaign will go do in the record books as one of the most successful years in Wesleyan Athletics history. Several programs notched their best seasons ever, while breaking numerous records in the process. In all, the Cardinals claimed two national championships, five Little Three titles, one NESCAC Championship, one semifinal appearance and one quarterfinal appearance en route to the No. 50 ranking out of 324 Division III schools in the Learfield Directors' Cup – Wesleyan's highest ranking since the standings were introduced in 1993-94.
  • 113 Cardinals Earn NESCAC Spring All-Academic Honors; Ten Named To All-Sportsmanship Team
    May 19, 2017
    HADLEY, Mass. – 113 Wesleyan University student-athletes were honored for their excellence in the classroom when the NESCAC announced its 2017 Spring All-Academic Team Friday afternoon, while ten others were named to the All-Sportsmanship Team.
  • Devon Carrillo '17 Honored at 76th Gold Key Dinner
    May 02, 2017
    On Sunday, April 30th, dual-sport athlete Devon Carrillo ’17 of the Wesleyan University football and wrestling teams was awarded with the 2017 Connecticut Male Athlete of the Year award during the 76th Annual Gold Key Dinner at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington, Conn.
  • WESFiles Alumni: Chris Richardson ’93
    April 25, 2017
    Chris Richardson, a 1993 graduate, played football for Wesleyan and was captain of the team, and remains a loyal and supportive Cardinals fan while continuing a successful career as a surgeon in Rochester.
  • Q & A: Princeton Carter ’20 Talks about My Brother’s Keeper NOLA
    April 24, 2017
    Freshman Princeton Carter of the Wesleyan University men's tennis team is making an impact both on the courts and in the community.
  • Students Raise Funds for Childhood Cancer Research at Dance Marathon
    April 21, 2017
    Just over a year ago, Wesleyan had its first-ever Thon, a marathon dancing event found at many college campuses where students spend hours upon hours on their feet dancing as a means to fundraise for the fight against pediatric cancer. The event’s Wesleyan iteration was started by the men’s wrestling team and was successful in its own right, raising $10,000 for the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center (CCMC) in Hartford . This successful marathon would help set the stage for the even greater triumph that was this year’s Wesleyan Thon.
  • Wesleyan to Host Bone Marrow Donor Registry Drive Tuesday, April 25
    April 20, 2017
    On Tuesday, April 25, the Wesleyan University Athletic Department will host a Bone Marrow Donor Registry Drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Fayerweather-Beckham Hall.
  • Ninety-four Cardinals Earn NESCAC Winter All-Academic Team Honors
    March 09, 2017
    Ninety-four Wesleyan University student-athletes were honored for their excellence in the classroom when the NESCAC announced its 2016-17 Winter All-Academic Team Thursday afternoon, while eight others were named to the All-Sportsmanship Team.
  • Devon Carrillo ’17 Named Connecticut’s Male Athlete of the Year
    March 02, 2017
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Dual-sport athlete and Middletown native, Devon Carrillo, has been named Connecticut’s 2017 Male Athlete of the Year, as voted on by the Connecticut Sports Writers’ Alliance (CSWA). Carrillo will be honored at the CSWA 76th Annual Gold Key Dinner on April 30, 2017 at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington, Conn. The dinner will begin at 4 p.m. WNBA guard Bria Holmes of the Atlanta Dream was selected as the Connecticut Female Athlete of the Year.
  • Wesleyan Athletics App Available for Download
    February 22, 2017
    With spring sporting events right around the corner, now is the time to download Wesleyan Front Row, the Wesleyan Athletics new mobile app.
  • WESFiles Alumni: Roxana Richardson ’94
    February 22, 2017
    It may have been a long time since Roxana Richardson '94 laced up her skates for Wesleyan’s ice hockey team or rowed crew on the Connecticut River, but her generous support of Wesleyan Athletics indicates that the importance of these experiences is something she feels quite profoundly.
  • Wesleyan Athletics Announces the Jim Langlois Assistant Coach Endowment for Men’s Ice Hockey
    February 22, 2017
    Coach Jim Langlois’ legacy continues to contribute to the success of the Wesleyan Ice Hockey program through the newly established Jim Langlois Assistant Coach Endowment for Men’s Ice Hockey.
  • Cardinals Win Historic Little Three Titles in Men’s Ice Hockey, Basketball, Football
    February 21, 2017
    For the first time in the history of Wesleyan athletics, the football, men’s basketball and most recently, men’s ice hockey team, won the Little Three title in the same academic year.
  • Wesleyan to Host Annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day
    January 24, 2017
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Wesleyan University Athletic Department will be hosting its second annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day celebration this Saturday, January 28th at the Freeman Athletic Center.
  • 2016 Wesleyan Athletics Fall Wrap-up
    December 12, 2016
    The 2016 Wesleyan University fall athletic season featured several strong performances and achievements, both on the field and off it. Sixty-eight Cardinals earned NESCAC All-Academic and 16 were named NESCAC All-Conference.
  • Sixty-Eight Cardinals Earn NESCAC Fall All-Academic Team Honors; Nine Named to All-Sportsmanship Team
    November 30, 2016
    Sixty-eight Wesleyan University student-athletes were honored for their excellence in the classroom when the NESCAC announced its 2016 Fall All-Academic Team Wednesday afternoon, while nine others were named to the All-Sportsmanship Team.
  • WESFiles Alumni: Tim Day '59
    November 17, 2016
    For the first time in 50 years, Wesleyan alumni Tim Day ?59 will return to Corwin Stadium Saturday to see the Cardinals on the gridiron.
  • #WesGives Student Athletes Give Back
    November 08, 2016
    Wesleyan Athletics Director Mike Whalen '83 says we’re preparing our student athletes to be leaders and compassionate community members. At this time of year student athletes can be seen volunteering throughout the local community. They are always giving back. #WesGives.
  • WESFiles Alumni: Ken Fuchs '83, P '17
    November 02, 2016
    From the moment he was offered his first production job in Los Angeles, immediately after Wesleyan, Ken Fuchs ’83, P ’17, knew it was meant to be. Thirty-three years later, the enthusiasm and excitement he once had towards his profession remains as strong as ever.
  • WESFiles: Former Wesleyan Director of Athletics, Don Russell
    October 28, 2016
    On Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, Don Russell was inducted into the Wesleyan Athletics Hall of Fame. Russell served as the Chairman of Physical Education and Director of Athletics at Wesleyan from 1968-to-1988, and also served seven seasons as the Head Football Coach and five as the Women’s Squash Head Coach.
  • Wesleyan Inducts Eighth Class into Athletics Hall of Fame
    October 27, 2016
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – On Friday, Oct. 21st, Wesleyan University inducted its eighth class into the Athletics Hall of Fame, which occurs every other year.
  • Wesleyan to Renovate and Expand Tennis Courts
    October 05, 2016
    Wesleyan University is expanding and renovating the Vine Street tennis courts to create 16 new, state-of-the-art courts for use by both the university and Middletown High School.
  • Alumni Spotlight: Dave Bagatelle '86
    October 05, 2016
    Dave Bagatelle grew up in upstate N.Y. and moved to Wayne, N.J. when he was 13 years old. The idea of playing small college football originated from his father, Warren, who played football and lacrosse at Union College. Bagatelle, who grew up a Buffalo Bills season ticket holder, was an all-league center and defensive tackle at Wayne Hills High School.
  • Wesleyan Student-Athletes Help New Students Move In on Arrival Day
    September 01, 2016
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – On Wednesday, August 31, Wesleyan University welcomed approximately 844 new, transfer, international and exchange students and their families to the Wesleyan community. Several Cardinal student-athletes were there to help those students and their families move in.
  • Wesleyan University Launches New Athletics Website
    August 22, 2016
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Wesleyan University, in partnership with PrestoSports, has launched a new athletics’ website, The platform will serve as the home for all news, information, scores and schedules for the college’s 29 varsity athletics teams.
  • Wesleyan Mourns Passing of J. Elmer Swanson
    August 15, 2016
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Former Wesleyan Cross Country and Track & Field coach J. Elmer Swanson passed away early Friday morning at the age of 92.