Senior wide receiver Mike Breuler of the Wesleyan University football team added another postseason accolade to his resume as the Hamden, Conn. native was named a 2017 D3football.com All-America Honorable Mention.
Junior linebacker Brandon Morris of the Wesleyan University football team has been nominated for the fifth annual Cliff Harris Award which is presented to the nation’s top small college defensive player representing more than 5,000 defensive players from almost 500 NCAA Division II, Division III and NAIA colleges and universities.
The postseason honors continue to pile up for senior wide receiver Mike Breuler of the Wesleyan University football team as he was most recently named to the D3football.com 2017 All-East Region Team as a First Team Offense selection.
Mike Breuler ’18 of the Wesleyan University football team added another accolade to a long list of accomplishments as the wide receiver was named to the 2017 New England Football Writers Division II/III All-New England Team.
A day after earning the Joe Zabilski Award as the top Division II/III offensive player in New England, senior wide receiver Mike Breuler added another prestigious accolade to his resume today as the Hamden, Conn. native was named the 2017 NESCAC Offensive Player of the Year. Additionally, three others were named First Team All-NESCAC while five were recognized on the Second Team to bring Wesleyan’s total to nine all-conference selections, as announced Tuesday by the league office.
Senior wide receiver Mike Breuler of the Wesleyan University football team was honored by The Gridiron Club of Greater Boston today as he was named a Joe Zabilski Award winner. The 22nd annual award recognizes New England’s top offensive and defensive players in Division II/III. Breuler received the award as the top offensive player while Andrew Yamin of Amherst College was the defensive recipient.
Senior linebacker Shayne Kaminski and junior offensive lineman Joe Wilson of the Wesleyan University football team have been honored by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) for their excellence on the field and in the classroom, as they were named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District® First Team. As first-team selections, Kaminski and Wilson are now eligible for the Academic All-America® Team ballot.
The Wesleyan University football team wrapped up its 2017 season Saturday as the Cardinals were defeated by Trinity College, 28-3, at Jessee/Miller Field. With the loss, Wesleyan finished its first nine-game season with a 6-3 record to complete its sixth-consecutive winning season. The Bantams defended their NESCAC title as they finished 8-1 on the year.
Wesleyan and Trinity will meet in the ‘Battle of the Birds’ this Saturday, Nov. 11 at Jessee/Miller Field in Hartford, Conn. to wrap up the 2017 season. The Cardinals enter the game with a 6-2 record while the Bantams boast a 7-1 mark. Trinity, however, is coming off its first loss in nearly two years as Amherst defeated the Bantams a week ago, 28-20, snapping a 16-game winning streak. Wesleyan is fresh off its most impressive all-around performance of the year as the Cardinals cruised past Williams on Homecoming/Family Weekend, 35-0.
On Wednesday, Nov. 8, Wesleyan University will host the third annual Wesleyan vs. Trinity ‘Battle of the Birds’ Luncheon at The Hartford Club from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Special guests will include NBC Connecticut sports anchor Joe D’Ambrosio as this year’s MC, as well as the 2017 team captains from both programs, and Cardinals’ Head Coach Dan DiCenzo and Bantams’ Head Coach Jeff Devanney.
Junior quarterback Mark Piccirillo of the Wesleyan football team was named the NESCAC Offensive Player of the Week for his stellar performance in the Cardinals’ 35-0 rout of Little Three archrival Williams on Saturday. Piccirillo was also named the co-offensive player of the week on Oct. 15.
The Wesleyan University football team held Little Three archrival Williams College to just 127 total yards and only eight first downs as the Cardinals cruised to a commanding 35-0 win on Homecoming/Family Weekend at Corwin Stadium on Andrus Field Saturday.
The power of sports can be an incredible thing—from the lifelong friendships that are formed to the invaluable lessons an athlete learns from a coach. This is evidenced by Class of 1977 alumnus Sean McKeown, through his continued support of Wesleyan Athletics.
Saturday’s Homecoming/Family Weekend game marks the 123rd all-time meeting between Little Three rivals Wesleyan (5-2) and Williams (5-2). The Ephs hold a commanding 76-41-5 advantage in the series, but it’s been all Cardinals as of late, winning four-straight by a combined score of 124-35. Last year, Wesleyan took a 56-14 lead at halftime en route to a 59-14 win to claim the Little Three title outright for the second time in four years (2016, 2013).
Senior wide receiver Mike Breuler secured three more receiving touchdowns Saturday to lead the Wesleyan University football team to a 21-10 win over Bowdoin College. He finished with seven catches for 96 yards and now has a league-high 10 touchdowns on the season. With the win, the Cardinals improve to 5-2 on the year while the Polar Bears remain winless at 0-7.
Saturday’s showdown between Wesleyan (4-2) and Bowdoin (0-6) will be the 90th all-time meeting between the two programs, with the Cardinals holding a commanding 58-29-2 record in the series. Wesleyan has won five-straight against its rivals—including a 39-10 victory a year ago—with the Polar Bears’ last win coming in 2011 by a score of 12-6.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Senior wide receiver Mike Breuler recorded his second 200-yard game this season as he pulled in 10 catches for 200 yards and two touchdowns to help lead the Wesleyan University football team to a commanding 41-7 win over Colby College Saturday at Corwin Stadium. Additionally, junior quarterback Mark Piccirillo was terrific under center as he finished 21-of-26 for 324 yards and four touchdowns. He also ran 14 times for 77 yards.
Saturday’s game marks the 40th meeting between Wesleyan and Colby, which dates back to 1927. The Cardinals (2-1) are riding a seven-game win streak against the Mules (0-3), and hold a 22-17 advantage in the series. Colby’s last win against Wesleyan was a 16-13 overtime victory in 2009.
On Saturday, Jim Gately ’62 will walk onto the field for the opening coin toss as an honorary captain, stepping onto Corwin Stadium at Andrus Field for the first time since he last played in 1960, excited to see the Cardinals continue the success they’ve achieved throughout the past five years.
Dario Highsmith ’20 rushed 15 times for 95 yards and two touchdowns, while also catching five passes for 34 yards to help lead the Wesleyan University football team to a commanding 31-9 win on the road at Hamilton College Saturday.
Wesleyan (1-1) and Hamilton (0-2) will meet Saturday for the 47th time in the series history, which dates all the way back to 1909. The Cardinals are eying their sixth consecutive win against their NESCAC rival, and second in a row this season, while the Continentals look for their first win of 2017. Wesleyan is 28-17-1 all-time against Hamilton and 7-3 in the last 10 outings.
Senior wide receiver Mike Breuler of the Wesleyan University football team was named the NESCAC Offensive Player of the Week for his stellar performance in Saturday’s come-from-behind victory over Tufts in overtime, 24-17.