Four Wesleyan student-athletes visited the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation during Spring Break. (Photo courtesy of ESYHF)
Four Wesleyan athletes traveled to Philadelphia in early March to spend the first weekend of their spring break speaking to underprivileged girls about the importance of staying in school and pursuing higher education.
The event was organized through the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation (ESYHF), a non-profit organization founded by Ed Snider, owner of the Philadelphia Flyers, to use the sport of hockey to educate young people on how to succeed in the game of life.
ESYHF provides after-school hockey, life skills, and educational programming at no cost to the most disadvantaged communities in the Greater Philadelphia Region.
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Rich Langer, store assistant at the Cardinal Technology Center, will be inducted into the Regional School District 17 (Haddam and Killingworth, Conn.) Hall of Fame 2009 May 30. The Hall of Fame was formed to honor the contributions made by coaches, former student athletes and others to the various athletic programs offered as a part of the Regional School District 17 schools. The Hall of Fame Class of 2009 will recognize the Langer’s volleyball coaching career.
Ali Fourney '09
Ali Fourney ’09 has become the all-time leading scorer for Wesleyan women’s basketball.
The 18 points Founey scored 18 during a 66-55 loss at Emmanuel College in Boston, Mass. on Feb. 4. gave her a career total of 1,424 points, the most in Wesleyan’s program history. She surpassed the previous career points scoring record of 1,416 held by Angie Palmer ’95.
Fourney, and Wesleyan Women’s Basketball still have two more regular season games before the NESCAC tournament begins Feb. 21.
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Lisa Drennan ’09 was named a second team All American and became the only Wesleyan athlete ever to become a two-time NESCAC Player of the Year.
Lisa Drennan '09 (by SteveMcLaughlinPhotography.com)
In 2008, Lisa Drennan ’09 accomplished something never done by any Wesleyan athlete: she became a two-time New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Player of the Year. She was also named a second-team All-American by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA). She was the only player from a New England College to be named to any of AVCA’s three All-America teams.
“This season was by far Lisa’s best,” says 24-year Wesleyan head coach Gale Lackey. “Repeating as NESCAC Player of the Year is no surprise.
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Tim Archibald '10
Tim Archibald ’10, goalie for the men’s hockey team, had 34 saves in a 1-0 win that was also the first-ever shutout of the Amherst in 81 all-time meetings between the two schools. The game was played at Wesleyan on Nov. 22. Dallas Bossort’s ’09 scored the game’s only goal.
The game is online at: 1st Period – 2nd Period – 3rd Period.
Ali Fourney '09
Kevin Scura '09
Women’s Basketball player Ali Fourney ’09 was named to the all-tournament team at the 11th Annual Swarthmore Tip-Off Tournament Nov. 23-23. Over the two games, she averaged 17 points and 5.3 rebounds while adding seven assists, three blocks and 11 steals.
Kevin Scura ’09 was named to the all-tournament team at the Gordon College Tip-Off Tournament Nov. 21-22. He contributed 22 points during the two contests.
Dan Bloom '10
Greg Hurd '10
Dan Bloom ’10 won two straight 125-pound wrestling titles this season as he went 5-0 at the 18th Annual Doug Parker Invitational at Springfield, Mass. Nov. 22 and 4-0 at the Roger Williams University Invitational Nov. 15. Also capturing a title at the Doug Parker was Greg Hurd ’10 at 174 pounds with a 5-0 mark. This was the first time in the history of the Doug Parker that Wesleyan had two individual champions.
Liz Wheatley '09. (Photo by Steve McLaughlin Photography)
Cross-Country runner Liz Wheatley '09 was honored as the Performer of the Week by the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) after winning the 5K Wesleyan Invitational, with a time of 19 minutes, 28 seconds.
She is featured in an Oct. 12 Boston Globe article, which mentions her success despite struggles with tendinitis of the knee and Lyme disease last season.
“She was a kid who came here never having run cross-country in high school,” said head coach John Crooke, in the article. “Then she had some physical ailments her junior year. But she had a breakout spring, running the 1,500 and 3,000, so I expected good things this fall.”
Joe Reilly is Wesleyan's new men's basketball coach. (Photo by Intisar Abioto '09)
Q: Coach Reilly, this is your first season coaching the Cardinals. What attracted you to Wesleyan and the men’s basketball program?
A: As a former player in the NESCAC at Trinity College and coach for 11 years at Bates College I have always thought that the Wesleyan basketball program had a tradition of excellence and a tremendous amount of potential. I enjoy working with dedicated student athletes at the Division III level in a rigorous academic environment
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