Finals — And National Tournaments

UPDATE 5/23/18:

The men’s lacrosse team is heading to Foxboro for Memorial Day Weekend to play for the NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP OF DIV. 3 LACROSSE. We held a special graduation ceremony for the seniors today, and we will be cheering them on from our ceremonies on Andrus Field graduation on Sunday. Here are some pics from today’s ceremony.


Dean Mike Whaley addresses lacrosse seniors


We are in Finals Week at Wesleyan, and the libraries, labs, and studios are full. Students are preparing projects, studying for exams, and doing their best to show themselves and their professors what they can do. Many of these students are also athletes competing at the national level. Somehow, they manage to do it all. Let’s cheer them on!

The women’s crew team has had a great season. Led by coach Pat Tynan, the rowers are headed to Sarasota Florida, for races May 25-26. The Cardinals were named one of four at-large teams, returning to the national championships for the third consecutive season, but first as a team since 2014.  Wesleyan excelled in its last two races, claiming two medals at both the New England Rowing Championships and the National Invitational Rowing Championships (NIRC), while narrowly missing out on a third at the NIRC.

The women’s tennis team, led by coach Mike Fried, is traveling to Claremont California for the elite 8 phase of the NCAA tournament. This is the first time in program history that we’ve gotten that far, and you can read about our path here. Both men and women tennis players are competing as individuals in the tournament, with senior Eudice Chong defending her singles title, and with Victoria Yu defending the doubles title.

Women’s lacrosse, led by Coach Kim Williams, is playing in the NCAA tournament, advancing further than ever before. This is a highly talented team of student-athletes, and they face off against Amherst on Saturday, May 19 in Gettysburg. You can read about their path through the tournament here.

Vicious Circles, the Wesleyan women’s ultimate frisbee team, is also on the road to a national tournament. This superb team has been there before, winning their regional tournament again this year. You can learn more about the team here or check them out on Facebook here.

Finally, after a thrilling victory over a very tough Tufts team yesterday, the men’s lacrosse team is headed to the final four of the NCAA tournament. Led by Coach John Raba, the squad has had an extraordinary year, and they are headed back to the semi-finals of the tourney for the second year in a row.

Somehow all these athletes are also juggling finals and other end-of-the-semester tasks. Let’s cheer them on. Go Wes!