Tim Sestak & Victoria Yu Honored by CoSIDA with Academic All-America AccoladesAUSTIN, Texas – Tim Sestak ’20 of the Wesleyan men’s ice hockey team and Victoria Yu ’19 of the women’s tennis team were earned Google Cloud Academic All-America honors as selected by the College of Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). The Academic All-American At-Large Teams recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances in athletics and in the classroom.Full Story
Four Cardinals Earn Google Cloud Academic All-District First Team HonorsMIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Four Cardinals were named to the Google Cloud Academic All-District At-Large First Teams for District 2 as announced by CoSIDA on Thursday evening. The 2018-19 awards are selected by CoSIDA and recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances in athletics and in the classroom. Carter Hawthorne (men’s lacrosse), Zach Murillo (wrestling) and Tim Sestak (men’s ice hockey) were awarded spots on the 13-person First Team, while Victoria Yu (women’s tennis) was one of 11 females selected for the honor.Full Story
Potter Tabbed NEHWA Coach of the Year, Harris-Malinowski-Sestak Trio Named NEHWA DII/DIII All-StarsMIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The postseason accolades keep coming for the Wesleyan men’s ice hockey program, as head coach Chris Potter was tabbed the 2019 Coach of the Year by the New England Hockey Writers Association (NEHWA), while Walker Harris, Chad Malinowski and Tim Sestak were all named NEHWA Division II/III All-Stars. NEHWA will recognize 20 individuals from the region’s 40 NCAA Division II/III programs when it hosts its annual dinner on April 17th. The Cardinals tied the University of New England with the most honorees on the list.Full Story
Sestak & Harris Earn All-American Honors, Sestak Tabbed Finalist for Concannon AwardMIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Juniors Tim Sestak and Walker Harris of the Wesleyan men’s ice hockey team were named All-Americans as selected by the members of the American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) and announced by the AHCA on Thursday evening at the Frozen Four Banquet. Sestak was also tabbed a 2019 Joe Concannon Award finalist as announced by The Gridiron Club of Greater Boston.Full Story
HARTFORD, Conn. – After a hard fought battle that broke the record for the longest NESCAC tournament contest (91:03), Wesleyan fell 1-0 to Amherst in the second overtime session. During the game, NESCAC Player of the Year, Tim Sestak recorded the most saves in tournament history with 65. With the victory, the Mammoths advance to the Championship game tomorrow and will take on the winner of the No.1 Trinity/No. 4 Hamilton game. The Cardinals will wait to hear about an at-large bid to the NCAA Championship tournament.Full Story
Men’s Hockey Travels to Trinity for NESCAC Semifinal Against AmherstMIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Wesleyan men’s hockey team will take on Amherst on Saturday for a 1:00 p.m. NESCAC Semifinal matchup on the campus of Trinity College. The Cardinals earned the second seed in the tournament, finishing the regular season with a 15-7-2 overall record and a 13-3-2 NESCAC mark. The Mammoths are seeded third and finished 13-6-4 overall (9-4-4 NESCAC). Earlier this year, the team’s battled to a 1-1 overtime draw on November 30th, before Wesleyan edged Amherst 1-0 on January 25th. The win was the first for either team since December 2, 2016, as the teams tied each other in the previous four meetings. Trinity earned the top-seed in the tournament and will host the Semifinal and Championship contests, as they take on fourth-seed Hamilton following the Wesleyan contest at 4:30 p.m.Full Story
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Goaltender Tim Sestak was named the NESCAC Men’s Ice Hockey Player of the Year, and Wesleyan head coach Chris Potter was tabbed Coach of the Year, as voted on by the league’s coaches and announced by the conference office on Tuesday. Additionally, Sestak and Walker Harris were both named All-NESCAC First team honorees and Chad Malinowski was selected to the Second Team.
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. - The second-seeded Wesleyan men’s hockey team downed seventh-seed Middlebury 4-1 on Saturday afternoon to advance to the NESCAC Semifinals. This was the third time the Cardinals and Panthers met in a quarterfinal matchup and first win for Wesleyan. With the victory, the Cardinals improve to 16-7-2, while Middlebury concludes its season with an 8-13-4 mark.
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Wesleyan men’s hockey team will host Middlebury on Saturday for a 3:00 p.m. NESCAC Quarterfinal matchup. The Cardinals earned the second seed in the tournament, finishing the regular season with a 15-7-2 overall record and a 13-3-2 NESCAC mark. The Panthers are seeded seventh and finished 8-12-4 overall (5-9-4 NESCAC).
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. - The No. 12 Wesleyan men’s hockey team (15-7-2, 13-3-2) suffered a 3-2 loss at No. 11 Trinity (16-3-5, 12-2-4) on Saturday. With the loss, the Cardinals earn the second-seed for the upcoming 2019 NESCAC Championships. Wesleyan will host seventh-seed Middlebury for a quarterfinal contest on Saturday at a time to be determined, while top-seed Trinity entertains eighth-seeded Tufts.
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. - The No. 12 Wesleyan men’s hockey team (15-6-2, 13-2-2) were edged 6-5 by No. 11 Trinity in Friday night’s showdown between the first-ranked Cardinals and the second-ranked Bantams (15-3-2, 11-2-4). With the loss, the number one seed for the upcoming NESCAC tournament will be decided when the two teams square off again tomorrow, this time at Trinity.
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. - The No. 10 Wesleyan men’s hockey team (15-5-2, 13-1-2) saw its NESCAC unbeaten streak snapped on Saturday when they fell 4-1 to Colby (9-9-4, 6-7-3). Despite the loss, the Cardinals recorded the longest unbeaten streak in regular-season NESCAC play (13-0-2) which had stood since 2011 when the conference became exclusive.