FAIRFAX, Va. – Gernald Hawkins '18 of the Wesleyan University football team received the Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sports-Scholar Award certificate from Diverse: Issues In Higher Education for his outstanding academic and athletic achievement.
The 2015 NESCAC Fall All-Academic Football Team was announced last week. Once again Wesleyan was well represented, posting seven total selections. The awardees must be solid contributors on the field and have a strong grade point average.
Middletown, CT. - In a vote of New England Small College Athletic Conference head football coaches, six members of the Wesleyan football team earned All-NESCAC honors for the 2015 season. Cardinals' junior defensive end Jordan Stone (Brooklyn, NY), senior offensive tackle Blake Cunningham (Lawrenceville, GA) and junior free safety Justin Sanchez (Chicago, IL) each earned First Team All-NESCAC recognition. Senior linebacker Alex Daversa-Russo (Niskayuna, NY), sophomore wide receiver Michael Breuler (Hamden, CT), and freshmen offensive lineman Joseph Wilson (Portland, OR) were Second Team All-NESCAC selections.
The Wesleyan Cardinals closed the 2015 season with a hard fought 13-17 loss to Trinity College in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) football action this afternoon on Jessee/Miller Field.
The Wesleyan University football team forced three turnovers and held Williams College to seven points in a 27-7 Homecoming victory on Sat. November 7th, at Corwin Stadium. The victory is Wesleyan's third in a row and improves their record to 5-2, while the Ephs fall to 2-5.
Cuzner tied a school record with three interceptions in Wesleyan’s 20-14 win at Bowdoin. His first pick came in the first quarter at the Wesleyan 19-yard line. Cuzner’s last two interceptions came in the final five minutes of the game, including one at the Wesleyan 32-yard line, as the Polar Bears threatened to tie the game. He also broke up three passes, and recorded five total tackles.
Junior Justin Sanchez intercepted a pass with 1:21 remaining in the fourth quarter, to cap the Wesleyan University football team’s 24-16 NESACAC victory on Sat. Oct. 17 over the visiting Bates College Bobcats. Bates recovered an onside kick with 1:47 left in fourth quarter, but the Wesleyan defense held their ground en route to their third win in a row. The Cardinals now sit at 3-1, while the Bobcats drop to 0-4.
Sophomore quarterback Gernald Hawkins connected with junior Devon Carrillo on a 35-yard touchdown pass to give the Wesleyan University football team a come-from-behind, 24-21 victory over the visiting Colby College Mules on Sat. Oct. 10, at Andrus Field. Carrillo carried the load for the Cardinal offense, accounting for 102 of the 178 total receiving yards on four catches, and 54 of the 193 total rushing yards on seven carried. The junior also returned two punts for 33 yards.
Senior Alex Daversa-Russo's interception late in the fourth quarter, on a third down pass ices the game for Wesleyan University Football, in a 15-10 defensive battle against Hamilton College in Clinton, NY on Saturday Oct. 3.
Rallying from a 19-7 third-quarter deficit, Middlebury got four TDs from senior quarterback Matt Milano, three via passes and one on the ground, to come away with a 28-25 football victory Sat., Sept. 26 on opening day in NESCAC play. Wesleyan will be on the road Sat., Oct. 3 against Hamilton in its next outing while Middlebury hosts Colby next Saturday. The game at Hamilton will have both a webcast andLiveStats.
First-year head coach Dan DiCenzo will welcome back 32 letterwinners from the 7-1 Cardinals of 2014, Wesleyan's second straight 7-1 campaign. But he will be without a group of 27 seniors, 18 of them seasoned starters, who donned cap and gown this past May. While Coach DiCenzo acknowledges it was this fabulous group of seniors that helped carry the Cardinals to 14 victories over the last two years, he states with equal conviction, "I'm very excited about this season. I'm looking forward to seeing this squad reload and compete with the same intensity in 2015."