Brian KattenApril 21, 20102min
Keisuke Yamashita '10 of Yokahama, Japan; Jory Kahan '10 of Norwich Vt.; Clare Smith '10 of Lexington, Mass.; and Beth Kenworthy '10 from New York, N.Y., were named the recipients of Wesleyan University's Roger Maynard '37 Memorial Award for the 2009-10 academic year. The award is presented annually to the outstanding male and female scholar-athletes in their last year of eligibility. Yamashita, Kahan, Smith and Kenworthy represent the finest combination of athletic accomplishment and academic achievement at Wesleyan. Kahan and Yamashita were starters on the 2009 men's soccer team that posted the first undefeated regular-season since 1940 and set a school…

Brian KattenMarch 22, 20102min
Wesleyan women’s tennis posted a 4-0 mark during its fall dual-match schedule, then added four victories in Orlando, Fla. during its spring training trip in March to head into the meat of its schedule with an 8-0 record. The rest of the season features matches against nine consecutive NESCAC rivals. The outcomes of this part of the schedule will dictate qualification for the NESCAC tournament. Women’s tennis is one of three Cardinal squads to inaugurate the season with an 8-0 start. Both the baseball and softball teams also have started 8-0. The 8-0 record is the best ever season opening records…

Olivia DrakeSeptember 3, 20093min
Lisa Drennan ’09 signed a professional volleyball contract in Europe and will play for a team in Brondby, Denmark for the 2009 season. Drennan closed out her Wesleyan volleyball career in 2008 with her second NESCAC Player of the Year honor as well as second-team AVCA Division III All-America laurels. Also named a second-team CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-American in 2008, Drennan ranked among the top five players in Division III for average kills per set for three straight seasons (2006, 2007 and 2008) while leading the NESCAC each of those years as well.  She ended her Wesleyan career ranked…