Senior forward Maddie Bledsoe of the Wesleyan University women's basketball team has been selected to play in the New England Women's Basketball Association (NEWBA) Senior All-Star Classic, which will take place on Saturday, March 24 at 1 p.m. and will be held at Ainsworth Gymnasium at Smith College in Northampton, Mass.
Senior forward Maddie Bledsoe of the Wesleyan University women’s basketball team has been named a 2018 All-NESCAC Second Team selection, as voted on by the conference coaches and announced Wednesday by the league office.
Senior forward Maddie Bledsoe of the Wesleyan women’s basketball team and junior guard Jordan Bonner of the men’s basketball team have been named College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District® First Team selections for their combined performances on the court and in the classroom.
The fifth-seeded Wesleyan women’s basketball team came out strong Saturday afternoon against top-seeded and nationally-ranked No. 1 Amherst, but the defending national champions’ stifling defense was too much to overcome as the Mammoths pulled away with a 58-31 win in the NESCAC Semifinals at LeFrak Gymnasium.
The fifth-seeded Wesleyan (17-7) women’s basketball team will play at top-seeded and nationally-ranked No. 1 Amherst (25-0) this Saturday, Feb. 24 in the NESCAC Semifinals. Tip-off is scheduled for 1 p.m. in LeFrak Gymnasium. The winner of Saturday’s Little Three showdown will face the winner of No. 2 Bowdoin (24-1) versus No. 3 Tufts (22-3) in the finals on Sunday, Feb. 25 at 12 p.m.
For the third time this season, senior forward Maddie Bledsoe of the Wesleyan University women’s basketball team has been named the NESCAC Player of the Week as she helped guide the fifth-seeded Cardinals to a 63-62 road win over No. 4 Middlebury in the NESCAC Quarterfinals on Saturday.
Senior forward Maddie Bledsoe was incredible in her first NESCAC Tournament game of her career as the went off for game-highs of 22 points and 11 rebounds to help lead the fifth-seeded Wesleyan University women’s basketball team to a thrilling 63-62 road win over fourth-seeded Middlebury College Saturday afternoon in the conference quarterfinals.
Wesleyan University (16-7, 5-5 NESCAC) returns to postseason play for the first time since the 2013-14 season as the Cardinals earned the No. 5 seed in the 2018 NESCAC Women’s Basketball Championships. Wesleyan will play at fourth-seeded Middlebury College (17-7, 6-4 NESCAC) this Saturday, Feb. 17, at 3 p.m.
Tara Berger ’19 scored a game-high 15 points on a perfect 6-of-6 shooting while grabbing nine rebounds and blocking five shots but the Wesleyan University women’s basketball team lost to No. 5 Bowdoin College in its regular-season finale, 88-51.
Junior guard Olivia Gorman of the Wesleyan University women’s basketball team dropped 21 points on 8-of-15 shooting Friday night to help guide the Cardinals to a 74-62 win over Colby College in Silloway Gymnasium.
Senior guard Maeve Vitale’s hot hand late in the second half helped propel the Wesleyan University women’s basketball team to a 59-50 win over in-state NESCAC rival Trinity College Friday night in Silloway Gymnasium.
Tara Berger ’19 recorded a double-double with 19 points on 8-of-12 shooting and grabbed 11 rebounds, while also blocking two shots, as the Wesleyan University women’s basketball team cruised to a 73-54 non-conference win over Rhode Island College Tuesday night.
The Wesleyan University women’s basketball team never trailed Friday night and held off a late scare by Bates College as the Cardinals came away with a 47-46 NESCAC win on the road. The Bobcats inbounded by the ball with just 13 seconds on the clock but a stifling Wesleyan defense forced a desperation shot as time expired.
Three players scored in double-figures for the Wesleyan University women’s basketball team as NESCAC Player of the Week Maddie Bledsoe ’18 recorded her seventh double-double of the season to help guide the Cardinals to a 71-64 win over non-conference foe Endicott College Monday night.
Senior forward Maddie Bledsoe of the Wesleyan University women’s basketball team was named the NESCAC Player of the Week for her stellar performance in wins over Springfield (71-61) and Connecticut College (69-64), in which she averaged 14.0 points and 15.5 rebounds per game. It is the second time Bledsoe has been named the player of the week this season.
Maddie Bledsoe ’18 put together another incredible performance for the Wesleyan University women’s basketball team as she led all players with 19 points and 21 rebounds to help guide the Cardinals to an impressive road win over in-state foe Connecticut College Saturday afternoon in NESCAC action, 69-64. Both teams are now an identical 11-5 overall and 2-3 in conference play.
Despite a strong second half performance, the Wesleyan University women’s basketball team couldn’t overcome a halftime deficit as the Cardinals lost to the defending national champions and nationally-ranked No. 1 Amherst College, 66-51.
The Wesleyan University women’s basketball team came out hot Friday night, jumping out to a 10-2 lead, and never looked back as the Cardinals held off Hamilton College down the stretch to claim a 62-56 win at Silloway Gymnasium.
Four players scored in double-figures for the Wesleyan University women’s basketball team but it wasn’t enough as Middlebury College claimed a 77-60 victory Saturday afternoon. With the loss, the Cardinals drop to 8-4 overall and 0-2 in the NESCAC. The Panthers improve to 11-2 and 2-0 in league play.
Trailing by 14 at the half, the Wesleyan University women’s basketball team rallied in the final 20 minutes of action but Little Three rival Williams College eventually prevailed in Friday night’s NESCAC opener, 69-64. The loss snaps a three-game winning streak for the Cardinals as they drop to 8-3 on the year and 0-1 in league play. The Ephs, who avenge their Dec. 9 overtime loss against Wesleyan, improve to 9-4 and 1-0 in the NESCAC.
The Wesleyan University women’s basketball team set a program record with 103 points as the Cardinals cruised to a commanding 103-35 win over Goucher College at the Music City Classic on Saturday. Six players scored in double-figures for Wesleyan as it improved to 8-2 overall. Following the loss, the Gophers dropped to 0-11 on the season.
The Wesleyan University women’s basketball team rallied from a nine-point halftime deficit to defeat the University of Dubuque Friday at the Music City Classic, 66-54. Maeve Vitale ’18 led the team with a game-high 17 points while adding five rebounds as the Cardinals improved to 7-2 overall. With the loss, the Spartans fall to 2-9 on the season.
Down by two with only :00.8 remaining in regulation, Maddie Bledsoe ’18 went to the line and hit a pair of clutch free throws to send the game into overtime, where the Wesleyan University women’s basketball team would outscore Williams College 14-5 in the final five minutes to seal a thrilling 74-65 win over its Little Three archrival. Bledsoe finished the game with 22 points and 10 rebounds to record her third double-double of the season.
In a game that featured seven ties and four lead changes, the Wesleyan University women’s basketball team came up short against Manhattanville as the Cardinals dropped their first home game of the season, 70-65.
Senior forward Maddie Bledsoe of the Wesleyan University women’s basketball team has been named the NESCAC Player of the Week following an impressive performance at the Courtyard by Marriott Tournament this past weekend, in which she guided the Cardinals to two wins en route to MVP honors.