Happy Holidays from Wellesley College Athletics

Happy Holidays From Wellesley College Athletics
Happy Holidays From Wellesley College Athletics

Happy Holidays! It has been a busy fall semester at Wellesley, but as exams conclude we would like to take a moment to wish everyone in our Blue Nation family Happy Holidays and a safe, happy, and healthy New Year.

Thank you again to everyone that supported our teams on the first ever Blue Nation Giving Day and at the 2018 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Homecoming events. If you missed any of the action this fall, or are looking ahead to the conclusion of the winter season and the start of the spring season, be sure to check out our fall semester recaps below.

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BASKETBALL

Basketball is 5-3 (2-2 NEWMAC) to start the 2018-19 campaign, with NEWMAC wins over Mount Holyoke and Emerson. Junior guard Caitlin Aguirre (El Paso, Texas) was named Tournament MVP at the USJ Tip-Off Tournament as the Blue defeated the host Blue Jays, 53-30, to win the season-opening tournament. Basketball returns to the court on December 29th vs. Framingham St. at the Clark Basketball Holiday Classic in Worcester, Mass. SCHEDULE > 

CREW

Blue Crew celebrated the final Seven Sisters Championship Regatta by winning the event for the tenth consecutive year. Senior Katie Livingston (Wellesley, Mass.), sophomore Bea Grauman-Boss (Friday Harbor, Wash.), and first year Katie Ball (Hanover, N.H.) were all named to the All-Regatta team. The team returns to action on March 30 at the Washington College Invitational in Chestertown, Md. SCHEDULE >

CROSS COUNTRY

Cross Country ended the 2018 season with a 12th place finish at NCAA Regionals, where sophomore Grace Cowles (Yarmouth, Maine) earned her first career All-Region honor with a 24th place finish. The All-Region accolade was the final award for Cowles in a season that also included NEWMAC All-Conference honors and the individual title, while helping the team to second in the team standings at the Seven Sisters Championship. RESULTS >

FENCING

Fencing has opened the year with a 17-5 overall record, with three of their five setbacks coming by a combined five bout defeats. Sophomore Julia Calventus-Coveney (Barcelona, Spain) is 44-7 in epee and has already surpassed 100 career victories in just two years. Junior foil fencer Brie Maurer (Fredericksburg, Va.) leads the team with 50 victories. The Blue continue the season on January 20 at Cornell University. SCHEDULE >

FIELD HOCKEY

The Field Hockey team finished the 2018 campaign with a 7-10 (3-5 NEWMAC) record, as senior defender Cecie Negron (Midlothian, Va.) earned NEWMAC All-Conference First Team and NFHCA All-Region Second Team honors for the first time in her career. The Blue ended the year with wins in three of their final four games, including a 2-1 victory over MIT and a 3-0 win over Wheaton on Senior Day. RESULTS >

GOLF

The Blue golf team set the tone for a strong fall season with a team-record opening round 306 at the annual Ann S. Batchelder Invitational. Wellesley went on to take second in the tournament, with junior Ryan MacVicar (Tuscaloosa, Ala.) earning a third place finish. Golf went on to take fourth at both the MHC and Williams Invitationals and will will open the spring season ranked No. 6 in the NCAA Division III East Regional Rankings. SCHEDULE > 

LACROSSE

The Lacrosse team opens the 2019 season on Saturday, March 2, at Framingham St. The Blue will play back-to-back road contests (March 5 at UMass Dartmouth) before opening their home schedule on Thursday, March 7 versus Eastern Conn. St. The Blue will play seven home and nine road contest in total during the spring season, with the NEWMAC Tournament set to begin on April 30. SCHEDULE >

SOCCER

The Soccer team posted a 4-9-3 (1-6-3 NEWMAC) record during the 2018 season. The Blue earned a pair of NEWMAC All-Conference honors following the year, with junior Kendall You Mak (San Francisco, Calif.) earning their second career selection to the NEWMAC All-Conference Second Team. First year Liz Zhou (McLean, Va.) joined You Mak on the second team after starting all 16 games during her rookie season. RESULTS > 

SOFTBALL

Softball opens the team's 38 game season on March 22 in Clermont, Florida. The Blue will play 10 games in Clermont before returning home to open the NEWMAC season at home with a doubleheader versus Emerson on March 29. The Blue will play six home doubleheaders as they look to qualify for the NEWMAC Tournament, which is slated to begin on May 1. SCHEDULE > 

SWIMMING & DIVING

Blue Swimming & Diving is 3-0 in dual meets to open 2018, including a 144-143 win over 2018 NEWMAC runner-up Wheaton. The Blue made their debut at No. 10 in the CSCAA Division III Regional Poll on Nov. 14, before going on to defeat Seven Sisters Rival Mount Holyoke, 202-98, and take fifth at the MIT Invite to close out the semester. The team returns January 10 when they host Babson and Coast Guard at Chandler Pool. SCHEDULE > 

TENNIS

Tennis opened the 2018-19 season at the ITA Regional Championships and the Bowdoin Invitational this fall and will return to the courts for the Seven Sisters Championship on February 23-24 at Vassar College. The Blue will play nine road matches before hosting the first of five home contest of the year on Saturday, March 30, versus Smith. Tennis will be looking to make a return trip to the NEWMAC Postseason on April 27. SCHEDULE > 

TRACK & FIELD

Seniors Helen Andersen (Madison, N.J.) and Cathy Chen (Parsippany, N.J.) each set new program records in the indoor season opening Smith Winter Classic on December 1. The Blue will be back in action on Saturday, January 19, at the Wheaton Invitational as members of the team look to qualify for the NCAA Indoor Championships, March 8-9, at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston, Mass. SCHEDULE >

VOLLEYBALL

The Volleyball team posted the program's second straight 20-win season, finishing 21-7 overall while advancing to the second round of the NCAA Division III Volleyball Championship. Senior Yasmine Reece (New Rochelle, N.Y.) and sophomore Lauren Gedney (Huntersville, N.C.) each earned honorable mention AVCA All-America honors, while Reece, Gedney, senior setter Michelle Li (Scarsdale, N.Y.), and first year Nicole Doerges (San Marino, Calif.) all took home All-Region accolades. RESULTS > 

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