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.