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  • Volleyball Returns to NCAA Tournament for Third Straight Season
    November 11, 2019
    The 24th-ranked Wesleyan volleyball team is returning to the NCAA Division III Volleyball Championships for a third consecutive season as the Cardinals (20-4) earned an at-large bid to the tournament today. Wesleyan will play St. John Fisher (23-10) in the First Round this Friday, November 15 at regional host Clarkson.
  • Ben Thaw Named NESCAC Defensive Player of the Week
    November 10, 2019
    For the third consecutive week, a member of the Wesleyan football team has earned weekly conference honors as defensive back Ben Thaw was named the NESCAC Defensive Player of the Week today for his performance in the Cardinals’ 28-20 win at Trinity.
  • Wesleyan Caps Off 8-1 Season With a Road Win Over Trinity, 28-20
    November 09, 2019
    The Wesleyan football team defeated the three-time defending NESCAC Champions, Trinity, on the road Saturday afternoon in the season finale, 28-20. With the win, the Cardinals finish the 2019 campaign with an 8-1 record and sole possession of second place in the standings.
  • Wesleyan Drops Five-Set Thriller to Bowdoin in NESCAC Semifinals
    November 09, 2019
    The second-seeded Wesleyan volleyball team lost a hard-fought five-set thriller to Bowdoin in the NESCAC Semifinals on Saturday. The third-seeded Polar Bears rallied from a 2-1 deficit and won by scores of 25-17, 19-25, 26-28, 25-22, and 16-14
  • Volleyball Advances to NESCAC Semifinals, Sweeps Bates
    November 08, 2019
    For the third-straight season, the Wesleyan volleyball team has advanced to the NESCAC Semifinals as the second-seeded Cardinals swept the No. 7 seed, Bates, by scores of 25-8, 25-17, and 25-22 on Friday night at the host school, Tufts.
  • Julia Meehan Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team
    November 07, 2019
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Julia Meehan of the Wesleyan women’s soccer team has been named to the 2019 CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team as announced by the organization on Thursday. The teams are selected by CoSIDA and recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. Honorees selected first-team Academic All-District will advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America ballot and be announced on December 3rd.
  • Week 9 Football Preview: Wesleyan (7-1) at Trinity (5-3)
    November 07, 2019
    Saturday’s showdown between in-state NESCAC rivals Wesleyan and Trinity marks the 119th meeting all-time between the programs, with the Bantams holding a 64-53-1 lead in the series. The Cardinals enter the season finale boasting a 7-1 record and sit second in the conference. Trinity, the three-time defending NESCAC Champions, is currently 5-3 on the year and ranks fourth in the league standings. Saturday’s kickoff is scheduled for 12 p.m. at Jessee/Miller Field in Hartford, Conn.
  • Volleyball Earns No. 2 Seed at NESCAC Tournament
    November 06, 2019
    For the third consecutive season, the Wesleyan volleyball team (19-3, 9-1 NESCAC) secured the No. 2 seed in the NESCAC Tournament and will play seventh-seeded Bates (16-9, 4-6 NESCAC) in a rematch of last year’s quarterfinals. The match is scheduled for Friday, November 8 at 5 p.m. Tufts earned the top seed and will host the three-day tournament with the championship scheduled for Sunday, November 10 at 12 p.m.
  • Estevez Named This Week’s Recipient Of NEFW/Grinold Chapter Gold Helmet Award
    November 04, 2019
    New Hampshire freshman quarterback Max Brosmer and Wesleyan sophomore quarterback David Estevez are this week’s recipients of the New England Football Writers Association Gold Helmet Awards presented by the Jack Grinold Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of the National Football Foundation.
  • Estevez Earns NESCAC Offensive Player of the Week Honors
    November 03, 2019
    For the sixth time this season, the Wesleyan football team received a conference weekly award as sophomore David Estevez earned NESCAC Offensive Player of the Week honors following an incredible performance in yesterday's Little Three win over Williams.
  • LITTLE THREE CHAMPS! Wesleyan Defeats Williams in OT Thriller, 27-21
    November 02, 2019
    On their first play in overtime, David Estevez ran 25 yards for the game-winning touchdown as the Wesleyan football team defeated Williams, 27-21 during Homecoming Weekend on Andrus Field at Corwin Stadium Saturday. With the win, the Cardinals, who defeated Amherst in double-overtime a week ago, claimed the Little Three title outright for the third time in the past seven seasons.
  • Men’s Soccer Comes Up Short in NESCAC Quarterfinal at No. 1 Amherst
    November 02, 2019
    AMHERST, Mass. – The Wesleyan men’s soccer team (6-7-3) saw its NESCAC title run come up short on Saturday at No. 1 Amherst (14-0-2). In the Cardinals' first appearance in the NESCAC Tournament since 2015, the eighth-seeded squad fell to the top-seeded Mammoths 2-0.  
  • Women’s Soccer Edged by No. 10 Middlebury in NESCAC Quarterfinals
    November 02, 2019
    MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – In its second-straight NESCAC Tournament appearance, the seventh-seeded Wesleyan women’s soccer team (9-5-2) came from behind to knot the game 1-1, but No. 10 Middlebury (12-1-3) netted the game-winner with 13:23 remaining to edge the Cardinals 2-1. With the win, the second-seeded and defending NESCAC Champions advance to the semifinals, while Wesleyan will wait to hear about an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.
  • Volleyball Falls in Five Sets to Ithaca
    November 02, 2019
    The 20th-ranked Wesleyan volleyball team lost to Ithaca in five-sets on Saturday afternoon in the team’s regular-season finale. The Cardinals took a 2-0 lead in the match with wins of 25-21 and 25-22, but the Bombers responded with three-straight victories of 25-23, 25-18, and 15-10.
  • Women’s Cross Country Places Sixth at NESCAC Championship
    November 02, 2019
    WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – The No. 29 Wesleyan women’s cross country team placed sixth out of 11 teams at the 2019 NESCAC Championship on Saturday afternoon. The meet was hosted by Williams, with the 6K course on the grounds of Mount Greylock High School. The No. 4 Ephs won their 17th conference crown with 58 points, placing all five scorers in the top-20. No. 6 Tufts placed second with 90 points, while No. 16 Bates rounded out the top-three with 110 points. The Cardinals placed four runners in the top-40, recording 167 points to earn sixth. 
  • Men’s Cross Country Competes at NESCAC Championship
    November 02, 2019
    WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – The Wesleyan men’s cross country team competed in the 2019 NESCAC Championship on Saturday afternoon. The meet was hosted by Williams, with the 8K course on the grounds of Mount Greylock High School. The Ephs won their 18th title with just 22 points, as all five scorers placed in the top-10. Amherst finished second with 97 points, while Middlebury was third with 107. The Cardinals placed 11th with 258 points.
  • NESCAC Friday Feature: Sara Pinsonault
    November 01, 2019
    The NESCAC is brimming with talented student-athletes. The NESCAC "Friday Feature" series is a way for fans to get to know them throughout the academic year. The conference introduces Sara Pinsonault of Wesleyan, a studio art and English major, and a member of the cross country and outdoor track & field teams.
  • Wesleyan Travels to Middlebury for NESCAC Quarterfinal Game
    October 31, 2019
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Wesleyan women’s soccer team has earned the seventh seed in the NESCAC Tournament and will head to second-seeded Middlebury on Saturday for a noon game. The Cardinals are coming off their best regular-season performance since 2011 with a 9-4-2 overall record and a 4-4-2 conference mark. This season, Wesleyan set a new program record for longest unbeaten streak in a season with eight (6-0-2), surpassing the previous record of six that was set by the 1993 and 1981 teams. The Cardinals also won their third Little Three title and first since 1982.
  • Men’s Soccer Heads to Top-Seeded Amherst for NESCAC Quarterfinal
    October 31, 2019
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Wesleyan men’s soccer team has qualified for the NESCAC Tournament as the eighth seed and will head to top-seeded Amherst on Saturday, November 2nd for a 12:30 p.m. quarterfinal contest. The Cardinals opened the season by recording six shutouts over seven games, while only allowing one goal and will look to win the program’s second NESCAC title. Wesleyan is returning to the postseason for the first time since 2015.  
  • Week 8 Football Preview: Wesleyan (6-1) vs. Williams (6-1)
    October 31, 2019
    Little Three archrivals Wesleyan and Williams meet on the gridiron for the 125th time Saturday and both enter the game with 6-1 records. The Ephs hold a 76-43-5 advantage in the all-time series but the Cardinals have won six straight dating back to the 2013 season. During the win streak, Wesleyan has outscored Williams 180-49.
  • Field Hockey Concludes Season at Connecticut College
    October 30, 2019
    NEW LONDON, Conn. – The Wesleyan field hockey team (5-10, 1-9) concluded the 2019 campaign falling 2-1 at Connecticut College (3-12, 1-9). Head coach Christine Kemp guided the Cardinals to its best season since 2013 in her first year at the helm of the program. Wesleyan was led by first-year Diana Schwarz who recorded a team-high six goals in her rookie performance. Goaltender Delaney Wood finished the season with the most saves in the NESCAC (114) while recording a .786 save percentage.
  • Wesleyan Drops Regular-Season Finale at Connecticut College
    October 30, 2019
    NEW LONDON, Conn. – The Wesleyan women’s soccer team fell 2-0 at Connecticut College in its regular-season finale on Wednesday afternoon. The contest was the last regular-season NESCAC women’s soccer game, determining the final standings for the conference tournament. With the loss, Wesleyan finishes as the seventh seed and will travel to second-seeded Middlebury for a NESCAC quarterfinal game on Saturday, while the sixth-seeded Camels (10-4-1, 5-4-1) will head to third-seeded Williams.
  • Wesleyan Edged 1-0 by No. 14 Connecticut College
    October 29, 2019
    NEW LONDON, Conn. – The Wesleyan men’s soccer team (6-6-3, 2-5-3) fell to No. 14 Connecticut College 1-0 in its regular-season finale on Tuesday afternoon. The Cardinals and the Camels (10-3-2, 6-2-2) have squared off 46 times, with the last nine meetings being decided by one goal. With the loss, Wesleyan will wait to hear about its NESCAC tournament fate when games wrap up tomorrow, while Connecticut College has secured a spot in the tournament as they finish the regular season with an unblemished record at home (8-0).
  • No. 29 Wesleyan Heads to Williamstown for NESCAC Championships
    October 29, 2019
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. - The No. 29 Wesleyan women's cross country team heads to Williamstown, Massachusetts on Saturday for the 2019 NESCAC Championships. The meet is hosted by Williams College and will take place at Mount Greylock High School. The men's 8K race begins at noon, while the women's 6K follows at 1:00 p.m.
  • Men’s Cross Country Gears Up for NESCAC Championships
    October 29, 2019
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Wesleyan men’s cross country team heads to Williamstown, Massachusetts on Saturday for the 2019 NESCAC Championships. The meet is hosted by Williams College and will take place at Mount Greylock High School. The men’s 8K race begins at noon, while the women’s 6K follows at 1:00 p.m.
  • Simco and Banks Named NESCAC Players of the Week
    October 27, 2019
    The Wesleyan football team continues to rack up NESCAC weekly honors as sophomore wide receiver Matthew Simco earned the Offensive Player of the Week award and sophomore defensive back Danny Banks secured the Defensive Player of the Week laurel as the duo helped guide the Cardinals to a thrilling double-overtime win at Amherst yesterday, 31-28.
  • Wesleyan Defeats Little Three Rival Amherst in Double-Overtime Thriller, 31-28
    October 26, 2019
    Mason Von Jess hit the game-winning field goal in double overtime as the Wesleyan football team defeated Little Three archrival Amherst in a thriller on Saturday afternoon at Pratt Field, 31-28.
  • Women's Crew Claims Second in Final Fall Race of the Season
    October 26, 2019
    The Wesleyan women’s First Varsity 8 crew finished second overall in the 21-boat field at the Quinsigamond Fall Rowing Festival on Saturday morning to wrap up its fall season. The Cardinals crossed the finish line with a time of 20:04.9.
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