Weekend Warriors (and actors, singers, dancers)

Wesleyan opens its home football season tomorrow. I hope to see a big crowd at Corwin Stadium as the Cardinals match up against Hamilton. Last week, the Wes squad started the season with a big 35-14 win over Tufts. Quarterback Jesse Warren ’15 had an outstanding day, as did the running attack behind fellow-sophomores LaDarius Drew and Kyle Gibson. Jake Bussani ’14 had a great game on defense, earning NESCAC defensive player of the week honors. Come on out to Andrus Field tomorrow for a 1 o’clock kickoff.

Both women’s and men’s soccer are home tomorrow against Middlebury, with the women starting off at 11 am, and the men taking the field at 2:30 pm. Both teams have been superb on defense, with the goalies being particularly strong. Jessica Tollman ’15 and Rachel Hobert ’16 are impressive — not to mention intimidating — in net. Adam Purdy ’13 continues to add to his storied career this year, having already notched four shutouts this season. The mighty field hockey team plays Middlebury at noon, having just been victorious against Williams and Mount Holyoke. Tori Redding ’13 has been outstanding in goal for Wesleyan!

After all the excitement on the playing fields, there will be plenty more in the theaters and concert halls. Zach Libresco ’13 presents Sam Shepard’s True West at 8 pm in the Patricelli ’92 Theater. And Voices of Afghanistan will be at Crowell. Dance, you ask? Do you really have to ask? Go to Westco, or just twirl, just twirl.