Seniors Lauren Bondi (Burnaby, BC, Can.) and Kennedy Guest-Pritchett (Fairburn, Ga.) combined for 35 points to lead No. 2 Smith College to a 75-38 victory over No. 7 Wellesley College in the quarterfinals of the 2019 New England Women’s & Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Women’s Basketball Championship on Tuesday evening at Ainsworth Gymnasium.
The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference has released the 2019 Women's Basketball Championship bracket. The championship tournament will consist of seven teams that will begin postseason play on Tuesday, February 19th. After NEWMAC tie breaking procedures were applied, Wellesley College basketball (8-14, 5-11) earned the final spot as the No. 7 seed.
Senior guard Zojajha Ayub has been a consistent threat for the Wellesley basketball team since her first year. Nearing the end of her senior season, the two year captain has started a total of 42 games, tallying 306 points and 171 rebounds in her career. With the last few games of the season approaching, Ayub is enjoying every moment on the court with her teammates and is looking forward to finishing the season strong.
The Wellesley College cross country team and sophomore Samara Shaz (New York, N.Y.) have been recognized by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for their outstanding academic performance during the 2018 cross country season.
Four members of the Wellesley College fencing team have earned Northeast Fencing Conference (NFC) All-Star honors for the 2018-19 season. Sophomores Julia Calventus-Coveney (Barcelona, Spain) and Lauren Park (Wayne, N.J.) each earned First Team selections, while junior Brie Maurer (Fredericksburg, Va.) and first year Yasemin Ersen (Newton, Mass.) were named to the Second Team in their respective weapons.
Sophomore Alyssa Cho (Hillsborough, Calif.) finished one rebound shy of a double-double, scoring 14 points and grabbing nine boards, but Wellesley College basketball dropped a 62-40 final to visiting Babson College in New England Women’s & Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action on Wednesday evening at Dorothy Towne Fieldhouse.
February 6 marked the 33rd annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD), which celebrates the extraordinary achievements of women and girls in sports. On NGWSD, Wellesley’s Department of Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics traditionally welcomes the community to a basketball game and recognizes Blue achievements of the past year. This year, PERA added a youth sports clinic for local girls.
First year Yasemin Ersen (Newton, Mass.) was 16-0 in sabre to lead Wellesley College fencing to a 5-1 record at the third Northeast Fencing Conference meet of the season on Saturday at Tufts. The Blue defeated Tufts, Smith, UMass, Boston University, and Dartmouth but fell to Dartmouth.
The United States Coast Guard Academy used a balanced offensive attack and strong defensive effort to defeat Wellesley College basketball, 49-40, in New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play on Saturday at the Dorothy Towne Fieldhouse.
A pair of first place finishes and personal bests highlighted the Wellesley performances at the Gordon Kelly Invitational held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Saturday afternoon. Junior Samara Shaz (New York, N.Y) crossed the finish line first in the 3,000m at 11:23.18, while junior Liz Wegman (East Sandwich, Mass) finished first in the 1,000m at 3:12.01.
First year Ava Yokanovich (Stillwater, Minn.) ran to a New England DIII Championship qualifying time in the 400m to lead Wellesley College track & field on Friday at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational, hosted by Boston University at the BU Track and Tennis Center.
Senior Kara Holinski (Livonia, Mich.) scored a game-high 13 points to lead visiting MIT to a 49-32 New England Women’s & Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) victory over Wellesley College basketball on National Girls and Women in Sports Day on Wednesday evening at Dorothy Towne Fieldhouse.
Wellesley College Athletics and the Blue basketball team will celebrate the 33rd Annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day when Wellesley hosts MIT on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at Dorothy Towne Fieldhouse.
Sophomore Grace Cowles (Yarmouth, Maine) and first year Maya Bradbury (Freeport, Maine) each posted personal records to qualify for the New England Division III Championships in the 3000m, as Wellesley College track & field competed Saturday at the Tufts University Cupid Challenge at Gantcher Fieldhouse.
A trio of double digit scorers helped Springfield College defeat Wellesley College basketball, 53-38, in a New England Women’s & Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) contest at Blake Arena on Saturday afternoon.
Junior Caitlin Aguirre (El Paso, Texas) scored a game-high 18 points and classmate Emily Kopp (King Ferry, N.Y.) dropped in the go-ahead basket with five seconds to play as Wellesley College basketball defeated Wheaton College in New England Women’s & Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action on Wednesday evening at Emerson Gymnasium.
Wellesley College fencing earned a 9-0 victory in sabre and an 8-1 win in epee to down visiting Brandeis University, 19-8, in front of a packed crowd at the Keohane Sports Center on Tuesday evening. The visiting Judges took the win in foil, 7-2.
Wellesley College fencing will welcome crosstown rival Brandeis University to the Keohane Sports Center's Multipurpose Gym on Tuesday evening, January 29th, at 7:00 PM. The event will be PERA's second #EarnTheW Day of 2018-19 with FREE pizza and giveaways for students and fans in attendance.
Sophomore Grace Cowles (Yarmouth, Maine) and first year Maya Bradbury (Freeport, Maine) both set new PRs and finished in the top-ten with New England DIII qualifying times in the Mile to help lead the Wellesley on the track at the Branwen-Smith King Invitational at Tufts University on Saturday afternoon. Cowles, finished fourth, crossing the finish line at 5:18.97, while Bradbury finished eighth, at 5:22.79.
Smith College senior Lauren Bondi (Burnaby, B.C., Canada) scored a game-high 26 points to lead the visiting Pioneers to a 66-49 New England Women’s & Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) victory over Wellesley College basketball on Saturday at Dorothy Towne Fieldhouse.
Wellesley College swimming & diving sophomore Hannah May (Cincinnati, Ohio) has been named the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Women's Swimmer of the Week for the week ending January 21, 2019.
Wellesley College swimming & diving claimed the program’s 22nd consecutive title on Sunday at the 2019 Seven Sisters Swimming and Diving Championship at Smith College’s Dalton Pool. The Blue have now won 29 Seven Sisters Championships in all and every title since 1998.
Sophomore Grace Cowles (Yarmouth, Maine) finished first in the 3000m and senior Helen Andersen (Madison, N.J.) was the runner-up in the shot put to lead Wellesley College track & field at the Wheaton College Invitational on Saturday at the Haas Athletic Center.
Wellesley College swimming & diving leads after day one of the 2019 Seven Sisters Swimming & Diving Championship, hosted this year by Smith College at Dalton Pool. The Blue will be seeking to win the program's 22nd consecutive title during the final session of competition on Sunday morning.
First year Valentina Morakis (Long Island, N.Y.) scored a career-high 18 points to lead Wellesley College basketball in a 60-49 win over WPI in a New England Women’s & Men’s Conference (NEWMAC) game on Saturday afternoon at Dorothy Towne Fieldhouse.