Athletics News

  • Wesleyan Splits Doubleheader against No. 19 Juniata and Susquehanna
    October 21, 2017
    At the Wid Guisler Invitational hosted by No. 19 Juniata on Saturday, the Wesleyan University volleyball team split its doubleheader against the Eagles and Susquehanna. The Cardinals dropped a close three-set match to No. 19 Juniata early in the day (25-23, 25-23, 25-22) but came back with a vengeance, triumphing over Susquehannah 3-1 (25-13, 19-25, 25-16, 25-18). Wesleyan is now 17-4 on the season.
  • Jackson of Men’s Soccer Notches Second Goal of Season in 4-1 Loss at No. 15 Amherst
    October 21, 2017
    The Cardinals trimmed the deficit to 2-1 late in the first half on Saturday in Amherst, Mass., but the Mammoths responded with two unanswered goals.
  • Wesleyan Comes Up Short on the Road Against Amherst, 21-17
    October 21, 2017
    A late fourth quarter touchdown by Amherst’s Hasani Figueroa with 1:27 remaining on the clock gave the Mammoths a 21-17 win over the Wesleyan University football team Saturday afternoon on Pratt Field at Lehrman Stadium. With the loss, the Cardinals drop to 4-2 overall on the season. Amherst is now 5-1 following the win.
  • Field Hockey Suffers 3-0 Loss at No. 10 Amherst
    October 21, 2017
    The Mammoths tallied a pair of goals in the first half on Saturday afternoon in Amherst, Mass.
  • Liz Young of Women’s Soccer Strikes Twice in 4-2 Setback at Amherst
    October 21, 2017
    Young has compiled 11 points in 10 games during the 2017 season for the Cardinals.
  • Cardinals Edged by No. 14 Johnson & Wales, 3-1
    October 19, 2017
    In a thrilling non-conference volleyball matchup against two of the top teams in the New England region, No. 14 Johnson & Wales University prevailed over Wesleyan University 3-1 by scores of 25-20, 23-25, 25-20, 25-19. Thursday night’s match was the first-ever meeting between husband and wife head coaches Ben and Nancy Somera.
  • Q & A with Ben and Nancy Somera
    October 18, 2017
    For 12 years, Nancy and Ben Somera coached together at various stops along their career. However, Thursday night will be the first time the two have been on opposite sides of the net as No. 14 Johnson & Wales, coached by Nancy, visits Ben’s Wesleyan team. JWU is first in the recently released NCAA New England Region rankings and Wesleyan is third.
  • Catching up with Field Hockey Star Cici Frattasio
    October 18, 2017
    Frattasio has compiled 12 goals, three assists and 27 points during her time as a Cardinal.
  • Maddie Shea of Field Hockey Tallies Third Assist in 6-1 Loss at Trinity (Conn.)
    October 18, 2017
    Cici Frattasio found the back of the net in the 57th minute for the Cardinals on Wednesday evening.
  • Koch of Men’s Soccer Tallies Game Winner in 2-0 Win at Wheaton (Mass.)
    October 17, 2017
    The Cardinals posted their third shutout victory of the fall on Tuesday evening in Norton, Mass.
  • Softball Sees Seven Student-Athletes Earn 2016-17 NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete Honors
    October 17, 2017
    Seven Cardinals maintained a 3.5 GPA or higher during the 2016-17 year.
  • Eudice Chong and Victoria Yu Win ITA Oracle Cup Women’s Doubles Title
    October 15, 2017
    Eudice Chong ’18 and Victoria Yu ’19 of the Wesleyan University women’s tennis team continue to roll, as the duo won the 2017 ITA Oracle Cup Women’s Doubles Championship Sunday by defeating Hanna Volikova and Alina Kislitskaya of the University of Indianapolis by scores of 6-4, 6-2. With the win, Chong and Yu earn a berth to the ITA Fall National Championships which will take place Nov. 1-5 at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, Calif.
  • Piccirillo Named NESCAC Co-Offensive Player of the Week
    October 15, 2017
    Junior quarterback Mark Piccirillo of the Wesleyan University football team was named the NESCAC Co-Offensive Player of the Week for his stellar performance in the Cardinals come-from-behind win Saturday against Bates (41-23). Quarterback Bobby Maimaron of Williams College was the other recipient of the award. 
  • Women's Tennis Claims Pair of Doubles Titles at NEWITT's
    October 15, 2017
    The Wesleyan University women’s tennis team went two-for-two in title matches on the third day of the New England Women’s Intercollegiate Tennis Tournament, claiming championships in both the B and C draws of the event. Nicole McCann ’18 and Alissa Nakamoto ’21 were winners in the B draw, and Julia Kim ’20 and Daniela Alvarez ’21 took home the C draw.
  • Chong, Yu Sweep Division III ITA Oracle Cup Finals
    October 14, 2017
    The Wesleyan University women’s tennis due of Eudice Chong ’18 and Victoria Yu ’19 continues to dominate, as Chong claimed the singles title at the 2017 Division III ITA Oracle Cup as well as the doubles crown alongside Yu on Saturday at Berry College.
  • Wesleyan Rallies in Second Half to Defeat Bates, 41-23
    October 14, 2017
    Trailing 23-21 at halftime, the Wesleyan University football team rallied in the second half en route to a 41-23 victory over Bates College Saturday afternoon at Corwin Stadium. The Cardinals’ defense held the Bobcats to only 43 yards in the final 30 minutes of action as they won their fourth consecutive game to improve to 4-1 this season. Bates remains winless and is now 0-5.
  • Men’s Soccer Earns 1-1 Draw against Williams on Senior Day
    October 14, 2017
    The Cardinals honored their eight-person senior class on Saturday afternoon in Middletown, Conn.
  • Field Hockey Honors Senior Class during 3-1 Loss to No. 10 Williams
    October 14, 2017
    The Cardinals played to the final whistle on Saturday afternoon, nearly trimming the deficit to one with two minutes on the clock in Middletown, Conn.
  • Knight and Cobb of Men’s Cross Country Perform Well at Little Three Championship
    October 14, 2017
    Twelve Cardinals competed at the Little Three Championship on Saturday in Williamstown, Mass.
  • Two Women's Tennis Doubles Teams Advance to Day 3 of NEWITT Tournament
    October 14, 2017
    On a busy second day of the NEWITT championships, Wesleyan University women’s tennis fought from morning until sunset and emerged with two pairings still remaining across two different flights. The duos of Nicole McCann ’18 and Alissa Nakamoto ’21 as well as Julia Kim ’20 and Daniela Alvarez ’21 won two matches each to advance to the finals on Sunday.
  • Women’s Cross Country Places Three Runners in Top-15 at Little Three Championship
    October 14, 2017
    Eight Cardinals competed on the 5-kilometer course in Williamstown, Mass., on Saturday.
  • Women’s Soccer Suffers 1-0 Loss to No. 4 Williams on Senior Day
    October 14, 2017
    The Cardinals honored senior captain and goalkeeper Meg Hanan prior to the game on Saturday afternoon in Middletown, Conn.
  • NESCAC Unbeaten Streak Comes to an End as Volleyball Loses to Bates, 3-0
    October 14, 2017
    The Wesleyan University volleyball team dropped its first NESCAC match of the season Saturday afternoon as the Cardinals fell to Bates College 3-0 by scores of 25-22, 25-22, 25-23. The loss also snapped an eight-match win streak for Wesleyan, who is now 16-2 overall and 7-1 in league play. With the win, the Bobcats improve to 10-8 overall and 3-5 in the conference. Despite the loss, the 16-2 start is the second-best in program history for the Cardinals. Only the 1989 team posted a better record through its first 18 games, as they went 17-1.
  • Chong, Yu Advance to Singles and Doubles Finals at Oracle Cup
    October 13, 2017
    Eudice Chong ’18 and Victoria Yu ’19 shine on Day Two of the 2017 ITA Oracle Cup at Berry College, and will compete in the singles and doubles finals tomorrow.
  • Cardinals Blank Colby, 3-0
    October 13, 2017
    The Wesleyan University volleyball team won its eighth consecutive match Friday night as the Cardinals swept NESCAC foe Colby College by scores of 25-14, 25-19, 25-14. Win the win, Wesleyan improves to 16-1 overall, while remaining undefeated in conference action with a 7-0 mark. The Mules drop to 3-12 on the year and 0-7 in league play.
  • Men’s Tennis Excels on Day One of MIT Invite
    October 13, 2017
    The Wesleyan University men’s tennis team excelled on Day One of the MIT Invitational Friday with all four doubles teams advancing to Day Two action, and Steven Chen ’18 and Andrew Finkelman ’21 going 2-0 in singles play.
  • Women's Tennis Shines on Day One of NEWITT
    October 13, 2017
    Wesleyan University women’s tennis teams went 3-0 on Day One of the New England Women’s Intercollegiate Tennis Tournament (NEWITT) Friday, going 8-1 overall on the day in individual matches. 
  • WesFILES Alumni: Pat Dwyer '67
    October 13, 2017
    Pat Dwyer is a true Connecticut native through and through. The oldest of five, he was born and raised in East Hartford where his father worked in a factory and his mother stayed home to raise the children. A three-sport athlete in his youth—baseball, basketball, football—he graduated from East Hartford High School in 1963.
  • Chong, Yu Excel on Day One of ITA Oracle Cup
    October 12, 2017
    Day One of the ITA Oracle Cup was a successful one for the Wesleyan University women’s tennis team, with Eudice Chong ‘18 opening the tournament with a dominating 6-1, 6-1 win over Briana Hartman of Gustavus Adolphus. Later in the day, Chong paired with Victoria Yu ‘19 to defeat New York University’s Flyora Shiyanova and Coco Kulle in doubles action 6-0, 6-0.
  • Week 5 Preview: Wesleyan (3-1) vs. Bates (0-4)
    October 12, 2017
    Wesleyan and Bates meet Saturday for the 36th time in the series history, which dates back to 1923. The Cardinals hold a commanding 31-4 record against the Bobcats and have won 11 straight, including a 28-7 victory a year ago. Bates (0-4) has not defeated Wesleyan (3-1) since 2005.
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