2017 Wellesley Athletics Spring Schedules Are Now Online!The 2017 Wellesley Athletics spring schedules for crew, golf, lacrosse, softball, tennis and track & field are now available online at wellesleyblue.com. The composite athletics schedule can be view by clicking here. Please note that schedule dates and times are subject to change, check wellesleyblue.com for the latest information.
2016 Wellesley Athletics Spring Season RecapsA record-breaking spring culminated with Blue crew winning the first NCAA national championship in program history and the first team national championship in Wellesley school history. That victory helped Wellesley to match its program-best 63rd place finish in the 2015-16 Learfield Directors' Cup Standings. For more on the 2016 season, check out the team summaries below.
Mulrenan, Sharkin Named To NEWMAC Lacrosse All-Conference TeamThe New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) announced the 2016 Women's Lacrosse All-Conference team and award winners on Tuesday afternoon and Wellesley College sophomore Jenna Mulrenan (Glen Ridge, N.J.) and junior Nikki Sharkin (Summit, N.J.) have each been named to the All-Conference second team.
Blue Lacrosse Falls To MIT In NEWMAC Quarterfinals, 16-13Fourth-seeded MIT used a five-goal run midway through the second half to earn a 16-13 victory over fifth-seeded Wellesley College lacrosse in the quarterfinals of the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Women's Lacrosse Championship Tournament on Saturday afternoon at Jack Barry Field.
Postseason Central: Crew, Lacrosse, Softball, Track & Field In Action This WeekendFour Wellesley College teams will be in action in postseason and championship competition this Friday and Saturday, April 29-30. Blue lacrosse, softball and track & field will take part in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) championships, while 2016 NEWMAC champion Wellesley crew will compete at the New England Rowing Championships on Lake Quinsigamond.
Lacrosse Drops Regular Season Finale at Wheaton, 12-5Wellesley College lacrosse dropped a 12-5 decision to host Wheaton College in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) and regular season finale final for both schools on Wednesday afternoon.
Blue Lacrosse's Gubner Earns NEWMAC Academic All-Conference HonorsThe New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) announced the 2016 NEWMAC Women's Lacrosse Academic All-Conference Team on Tuesday and Wellesley College lacrosse sophomore Jenny Gubner (Pleasanton, Calif.) was named to the squad. Gubner earns her first honor in her first year of eligibility.
Blue Lacrosse Picks Up NEWMAC Win Over Emerson, 10-6Junior Nikki Sharkin (Summit, N.J.) scored four goals to help Wellesley College lacrosse secure a 10-6 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) victory over visiting Emerson College on Wednesday afternoon.
Mannon, Peterson Lead Blue Lacrosse to 17-5 Win at Coast GuardSenior Ellie Mannon (Birmingham, Ala.) recorded a career-high five goals and junior Courtney Peterson (Glastonbury, Conn.) added a career-high four goals to lift visiting Wellesley College lacrosse to a 17-5 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) victory over the United States Coast Guard Academy on Saturday afternoon.
Sharkin Scores 100th Career Goal as Lacrosse Falls to Babson, 11-5Wellesley junior Nikki Sharkin (Summit, N.J.) scored the 100th goal of her collegiate career but visiting Babson College defeated Wellesley College lacrosse, 11-5, in New England Women's and Men's Athletics Conference (NEWMAC) action on Wednesday afternoon at the Blue's Turf Field.
Blue Lacrosse Comes Up Short at MIT, 20-9Junior Nikki Sharkin (Summit, N.J.) recorded a hat trick but Wellesley College lacrosse fell to host MIT, 20-9, in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women's lacrosse play on a chilly Wednesday evening at Jack Barry Field.
Second-Half Surge Sends Springfield Past Blue Lacrosse, 12-6Behind five-point performances from sophomore Shelby Corsano (Bourne, Mass.) and senior midfielder Heather Raniolo (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.), the Springfield College women's lacrosse program opened up New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play with a 12-6 win over Wellesley College lacrosse on Wednesday night at Stagg Field.
Sharkin’s Four-Goal Effort Helps Blue Lacrosse Past Whitman, 14-9Junior Nikki Sharkin (Summit, N.J.) scored four goals and classmate Courtney Peterson (Glastonbury, Conn.) add three more as Wellesley College lacrosse defeated Whitman College in a non-conference contest on Tuesday afternoon at Washburn Field on the campus of Colorado College.
2016 Wellesley Athletics Spring Training TripsIt may be time for spring break on campus but five Wellesley teams will be hard at work at locations across the country from March 18-25, 2016. Thanks to the Friends of Wellesley Athletics and the generosity of the newly established Blue Pride Leadership Group, this year's Wellesley varsity team travel is enhanced by contributions totaling $100,000.
Peterson, Persky Power Blue Lacrosse Past Regis, 9-3Junior Courtney Peterson (Glastonbury, Conn.) and first year Dacia Persky (Las Vegas, Nev.) each scored hat tricks to lead Wellesley College lacrosse to a 9-3 non-conference victory over Regis College on Wednesday afternoon.
Lemay's Late Goal Lifts Lacrosse Past Endicott, 10-9Junior Mary Lemay (Longmeadow, Mass.) scored a free position goal with four second remaining in the second half to lift Wellesley College lacrosse to a 10-9 non-conference victory over Endicott College on Wednesday evening at Hempstead Stadium.
Bates Spoils Season Opener for Blue Lacrosse, 11-3Senior Moriah Greenstein (Glenmont, N.Y.) scored four goals and sophomore classmates Allison Dewey (Vergennes, Vt.) and Camille Belletete (Jaffrey, N.H.) each recorded hat tricks to lead visiting Bates College to an 11-3 non-conference win over Wellesley College lacrosse on Wednesday afternoon at Wellesley's Turf Field.
Wellesley Crew, Lacrosse & Softball Spring Schedules Now OnlineThe 2016 Wellesley College crew, lacrosse and softball spring schedules are now available online at wellesleyblue.com! The composite athletics schedule can be view by clicking here. Please note that schedule dates and times are subject to change, check wellesleyblue.com for the latest information.
Wellesley Athletics Names Lauren Schoenberger Head Lacrosse CoachWellesley College Director of Athletics and Chair of the Physical Education and Recreation Department Bridget Belgiovine has officially announced the hiring of Lauren Schoenberger as Head Lacrosse Coach and Assistant Professor of the Practice on July 8, 2015. In addition to serving as head lacrosse coach, Schoenberger will assist in the development of a comprehensive student-athlete leadership development program and teach within the physical education curriculum.
Wellesley Head Lacrosse Coach Julia McPhee to Step DownWellesley College lacrosse head coach Julia McPhee will step down after ten seasons at the helm of the program, announced Director of Athletics Bridget Belgiovine on Monday, June 1. McPhee compiled an overall record of 82-81 as head coach of the Blue from 2006-2015.
Wellesley Lacrosse Senior Claire Canty Named to IWLCA All-Region TeamThe Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) announced Monday that Wellesley College lacrosse senior Claire Canty (East Rockaway, N.Y.) has been named to the Berkshire All-Region Second Team. Canty is one of 256 Division III student-athletes to be honored with a selection on one of the All-Regional teams for 2015. These student-athletes are now eligible for inclusion on the IWLCA All-American teams, which will be announced on Monday May 18.
Wellesley Lacrosse Earns Four NEWMAC All-Conference SelectionsThe New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) announced the women’s lacrosse all-conference team and award winners on Tuesday afternoon and Wellesley seniors Claire Canty (East Rockaway, N.Y.) and Meghan Peterson (Glastonbury, Conn.) have both been named first team All-Conference. In addition, sophomores Wendy Nettleton (La Jolla, Calif.) and Nikki Sharkin (Summit, N.J.) have been named to the All-Conference second team.
MIT Downs Blue Lacrosse in NEWMAC SemifinalsSecond-seeded MIT outscored third-seeded Wellesley College lacrosse 7-1 in the first half en route to a 15-10 victory in the semifinals of the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship tournament on Saturday afternoon at Springfield College's Stagg Field.
Blue Lacrosse Advances to NEWMAC Semifinals With 11-8 Victory Over Mount HolyokeThird-seeded Wellesley College lacrosse defeated sixth-seeded Mount Holyoke College on Saturday afternoon in the quarterfinals of the 2015 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Women’s Lacrosse Championship Tournament. With the win, the Blue improve to 9-4 overall and advance to take on MIT, the tournament’s second seed, next Saturday at 3:00 PM at Springfield College.
Sharkin Sends Wellesley Lacrosse to 8-7 Victory Over WheatonSophomore Niki Sharkin (Summit, N.J.) scored the game-winning goal with 15 seconds left in regulation as Wellesley College lacrosse earned an 8-7 victory over visiting Wheaton College in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action on Wednesday afternoon at the Wellesley Outdoor Fields Complex.
Blue Lacrosse Grabs Key NEWMAC Victory Over Mount HolyokeSophomore midfielder Nikki Sharkin recorded a game-best four goals to lead Wellesley College past Mount Holyoke College, 11-5, in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon. With the win, the Blue move to 7-4 and 4-3 in conference play, while the Lyons slip to 5-9 and 2-5 in the NEWMAC.
Emerson Uses Strong Second Half to Top Blue LacrosseJunior Chesley Hooker (Cypress, Texas) scored a team-high three goals on three shots to lead the Blue. Senior Claire Canty (East Rockaway, N.Y.) added a pair of goals and an assist to finish with three points. Canty also grabbed four ground balls, five draw controls and a game-high three caused turnovers.