Wellesley College Athletics will welcome six new assistant coaches across six different sports for the 2017-18 academic year. A pair of familiar names are returning to the Blue, as former All-American Meghan Peterson '15 will begin her first season as an assistant coach with the field hockey program, while former Associate Athletic Director Mindy Mangels has signed as an assistant for the Blue golf team. Kaitlin Lewis (Basketball), Bojan Jovanovic (Fencing), Tanya Roberts (Soccer) and Emily Altier (Swimming & Diving) will also join the department this year. Read more about each below.
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Wellesley College tennis has earned Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic Team honors for the second-straight season. In addition, six members of the Blue have garnered ITA Scholar-Athlete status for the 2016-17 season.
Wellesley College track & field has earned U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team honors for the 2016-17 NCAA Division III Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field seasons. In addition, Sonja Cwik '17 and Isabella Narvaez '17 have been honored as USTFCCCA All-Academic Individuals.
Wellesley College lacrosse rising senior Jenny Gubner (Pleasanton, Calif.) has been named to the 2017 Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Zag Sports Division III Academic Honor Roll.
The College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) recognized its Scholar All-American teams following the 2016-17 season and Wellesley College swimming & diving joined more than 700 institutions in receiving the award. In addition, Blue junior Maura Sticco-Ivins (Framingham, Mass.) and senior Maddie Stern (Phoenix, Ariz.) were among the individuals recognized as members of the Scholar All-America team.
The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) has released the 2016-17 Academic All-America® Division III Women’s At-Large Team and Wellesley College swimming & diving junior Maura Sticco-Ivins (Framingham, Mass.) has earned a spot on the Academic All-America Second Team.
The Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) has announced its 2017 Pocock Division III All-America teams and Wellesley College crew has earned a pair of selections for the second consecutive year. Senior Kathryn Barth (Bellevue, Wash.) was selected to the All-America first team, while classmate Olivia Duggan (West Newbury, Mass.) earned a spot on the second team.
Bridget Belgiovine, Director of Athletics and Chair of the Department of Physical Education, Recreation & Athletics (PERA) at Wellesley College, has announced the hiring of Lauren Haynie as Wellesley’s Senior Associate Director of Athletics.
Wellesley College crew earned the bronze in the varsity eight and the silver in the second varsity eight to take third overall at the 2017 NCAA Division III Women's Rowing Championships at Lake Mercer. Bates College earned the team national championship for the second time in three years thanks to their combined point total from the two events.
Defending NCAA Champion Wellesley College crew advanced both boats to Saturday's Grand Finals on the opening day of the 2017 NCAA Division III Women's Rowing Championships on Friday at Lake Mercer. The Blue's Second Varsity Eight cruised to an open water victory to advance to the final, while Wellesley's Varsity Eight was the runner-up in their opening opening heat to earn a spot.
Defending National Champion Wellesley College crew will make the program's eighth consecutive trip to the NCAA Division III Women's Rowing Championships, May 26-27 at Lake Mercer in West Windsor, New Jersey. This year's championships will be hosted by The Ivy League and the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.
The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) has announced the All-Region honorees for the 2017 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field season and Wellesley College track & field senior Isabella Narvaez (Cali, Colombia) has earned all-region accolades in the 400m.
This year, the New England Women’s & Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) established an All-Sportsmanship Team, recognizing student-athletes from each team and in every sport that best demonstrate the ideals of the NEWMAC and its Code of Conduct.
The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) has announced the 360 players chosen for the 2017 NFCA Division III All-Region softball teams, and Wellesley College seniors Anna Pisac (Snohomish, Wash.) and Ashtyn Coleman (Scottsdale, Ariz.) and junior Amanda Manning (Chico, Calif.) have all been selected to the New England All-Region Team.
Wellesley College track & field seniors Edie Sharon (Winchester, Mass.) , Sonja Cwik (La Canada, Calif.), and Isabella Narvaez (Cali, Colombia) made one last attempt at securing NCAA Championship qualifying times at the MIT Last Chance Qualifier on a balmy Thursday evening at Sherie and Don (1961) Morrison Track.
Seniors Edie Sharon (Winchester, Mass.) and Sonja Cwik (La Canada, Calif.) each recorded season-best times, as Wellesley College track & field closed out the season on Saturday at the NEICAAA Championships at Williams College.
Wellesley College track & field seniors Isabella Narvaez (Cali, Colombia) and Sara Vannah (Amherst, Mass.) represented the Blue on Friday at the NEICAAA Championships at Williams College, taking final aim at qualifying times for this year’s NCAA Division III Championships.
No. 6 Wellesley College crews's varsity eight took fourth place, while the second and third varsity each won bronze, and the novice eight took home gold, on Friday at the National Invitational Rowing Championships (NIRC) on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester. Returning to Lake Quinsigamond for the third-straight week of competition, Wellesley placed all four boats in the grand finals and tied for first in the overall women's points trophy standings.
The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) released the 2016-17 Academic All-District At-Large Team on Thursday afternoon, recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. After sweeping both boards at the NCAA Division III Championships, Wellesley College swimming & diving junior Maura Sticco-Ivins has earned one of ten spots on the All-District First Team.
The New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) announced the 2017 Rowing Coach of the Year following the conference championships. After leading the Blue to their seventh consecutive championship title, Head Coach Tessa Spillane has been voted as the 2017 Rowing Coach of the Year.
The New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) released the 2017 Women's Lacrosse postseason awards on Tuesday afternoon and Wellesley College earned five selections. Leading the way for the Blue, senior Nikki Sharkin (Summit, N.J.) earned an All-Conference first team selection. Classmates Courtney Peterson (Glastonbury, Conn.), Wendy Nettleton (La Jolla, Calif.), junior Jenna Mulrenan (Glen Ridge, N.J.) and sophomore Dacia Persky (Las Vegas, Nev.) all earned a spot on the All-Conference second team.
The New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) released the 2017 Softball postseason awards on Monday morning and Wellesley College senior outfielders Ashtyn Coleman (Scottsdale, Ariz.), Anna Pisac (Snohomish, Wash.) have been named to the All-Conference first team, while junior outfielder Amanda Manning (Chico, Calif.) has earned a spot on the All-Conference second team.
Senior Isabella Narvaez (Cali, Columbia) was the runner-up in the 400m and set a new school record in the 200m to lead Wellesley College track & field on Saturday at the 2017 New England Division III Championships at Williams College's Lee Track & Field Complex.
Wellesley College crew advanced all four eights boats grand finals, before weather played havoc with the remainder of the day’s schedule at the 2017 New England Rowing Championships on Lake Quinsigamond.
No. 2 Babson College opened the game on a 7-1 run and never trailed in a 14-5 victory over No. 6 Wellesley College lacrosse in the semifinals of the 2017 New England Women’s & Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Women’s Lacrosse Championship on Saturday at Stagg Field at Springfield College.
The 2016-17 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District Softball Team has been released to recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom and Wellesley College softball senior Anna Pisac (Snohomish, Wash.) has been announced as a First Team All-District selection.