Eighth-Seeded Men’s Basketball Falls to Top-Seeded Eastern in LEC Quarterfinals, 106-62WILLIMANTIC, CT – The eighth-seeded Western men’s basketball season came to an end with a 106-62 loss at cross-state top-seeded rival Eastern Connecticut in the LEC Championship Quarterfinals on Tuesday night. Junior guard Bobby Bynum (New Haven, CT) paced the Colonials with 15 points, while sophomore forward Jauch Green (Stratford, CT) chipped in with nine points and a team-high eight rebounds.
WestConn Athletics Reaching Out To Help An OpponentDANBURY, CT - The Western Connecticut State University Athletic Department, behind graduating senior Celia DeVoe (Farmington, CT), and WestConn Student Athletic Advisory Council, are looking for your help. They along with several athletic programs around the Little East Conference and the northeast are running a Marrow Donor Registry Drive. WestConn's will be held on Thursday, March 2 from 10 am to 2 pm at the Midtown Campus Student Center.
Men's Basketball Outlasted at Plymouth State, 72-63, in Regular Season FinalePLYMOUTH, NH - Sophomore forward Jauch Green (Hartford, CT) netted a game-high 21 points, while junior guard Marcus Brown (New Haven, CT) chipped in with 19 as the Western men's basketball team fell at LEC opponent Plymouth State, 72-63, in its regular season finale on Saturday afternoon. With the loss, the Colonials notch the No. 8 seed in the LEC Championship Tournament and will travel to top-seeded host Eastern on Tuesday for a quarterfinal matchup at 7:30 p.m.
Women's Swimming and Diving Competes at NEISDA ChampionshipsKINGSTON, RI - The Western women's swimming and diving team competed in Day Two of competition at the 2017 NEISDA Championships hosted by the University of Rhode Island on Friday. The squad of sophomores Annelise Alfieri (Southington, CT), Brianna Christiano (Prospect, CT), Rachel Peet (New Fairfield, CT) and rookie Olivia Wright (East Hartford, CT) led the Colonials as they finished a strong 400-yard medley relay. Day Three of the meet begins on Saturday at the Tootell Aquatic Center. (Full Story Coming Soon...)
Women's Basketball Edged at Plymouth State, 68-64, in OvertimePLYMOUTH, NH - The Western women's basketball squad wrapped up its regular season, falling at LEC foe Plymouth State, 68-64, in overtime on Saturday afternoon. Despite the loss, the Colonials earn the No. 4 seed in the LEC Championship Tournament and will seek to avenge the defeat when they host Plymouth - who captured the No. 5 seed - in the quarterfinal round on Tuesday at 5:30 pm.
Smith and Western Shoot Lights Out In Win Over Rhode Island CollegeDANBURY, CT - Senior Samantha Smith (Wallingford, CT) scored a game-high 24 points to lead the Western Connecticut State University women's basketball team to an 84-62 victory over visiting Rhode Island College at Feldman Arena on Wednesday night in the Colonials regular-season home finale.
Green Notches Double-Double as Men's Basketball Falls to Rhode Island College, 85-75DANBURY, CT – Sophomore forward Jauch Green (Hartford, CT) tallied team-highs of 21 points and 13 rebounds as the Western Connecticut State University men’s basketball team fell to visiting LEC foe Rhode Island College, 85-75, on Wednesday night at Feldman Arena. With the loss, the Colonials dropped to 12-11 overall and 4-9 in conference play, while the Anchormen improved to 11-12 and 5-8.
Western Connecticut and Rhode Island College Play 4 Kay on WednesdayDANBURY, CT - The Western Connecticut State University women's basketball team will take on Rhode Island College in a key Little East Conference battle at Feldman Arena on Wednesday, February 15. Tip off is slated for 5:30 pm. Both teams will be wearing pink to bring support cancer awareness and the Kay Yow Foundation.
LaBonte Nets Game-High 26 Points as Women's Basketball Rally Comes Up Short, Edged at Keene State, 65-62KEENE, NH - Junior guard Kaitlyn LaBonte (South Windsor, CT) netted a game-high 26 points as the Western women's basketball team staged a late fourth quarter rally that came up just short, falling at LEC foe Keene State, 65-62, on Saturday afternoon. Trailing by 11 with 3:43 remaining, LaBonte caught fire, draining four trifectas, cutting the lead to 63-62. However, the Owls grabbed a key offensive rebound and converted a pair of free throws in the waning seconds en route to victory.
Men's Basketball Falls at Keene State, 95-80KEENE, NH - Despite a team-high 23 points and game-high six steals from sophomore forward Jauch Green (Hartford, CT), the Western men's basketball team fell at league opponent Keene State, 95-80, on Saturday afternoon. With the loss, the Colonials dropped to 12-10 overall and 4-8 in LEC play.
Men's Basketball Downed at Eastern, 94-55WILLIMANTIC, CT - Despite a team-high 17 points from junior guard Bobby Bynum (New Haven, CT), the Western men's basketball squad was downed at LEC nemesis Eastern Connecticut, 94-55, on Wednesday night. With the loss, the Colonials dropped to 12-9 overall and 4-7 in league play, while the Warriors improved to 15-7 and 9-2.
Women's Basketball Edged at LEC Rival Eastern, 57-52WILLIMANTIC, CT - Senior guard Emily Dobson (Westerly, RI) tallied a team-high 15 points, while classmates Alyssa Eannotti (Shelton, CT) and Samantha Smith (Wallingford, CT) added eight points apiece as the Western women's basketball team was edged at cross-state LEC rival Eastern Connecticut, 57-52, on Wednesday evening. With the loss, the Colonials dropped to 13-9 overall and 5-6 in conference play, while the Warriors improved to 16-6 and 10-1.
Women’s Swimming and Diving Captures Fifth at LEC ChampionshipsDARTMOUTH, MA – The Western women’s swimming and diving team doubled its point total from last year’s Little East Conference Championships as they captured fifth place at the 2017 Little East Conference Championships at the Tripp Center Natatorium on Saturday. Sophomore Brianna Christiano (Prospect, CT) paced the Colonials, earning the third spot in the 100-yard fly.
Men's Basketball Suffers Heartbreaking 70-69 Loss to UMass-DartmouthDANBURY, CT - Despite a game-high 18 points from sophomore guard Aaron Samuel (Statford, CT), the Western men's basketball team suffered a heartbreaking 70-69 loss to LEC foe UMass-Dartmouth on Saturday afternoon at Feldman Arena. The visitors failed to connect from the free throw line in the final minute, however, the Colonials could not capitalize.
LaBonte Nets Game-High 28 Points as Women's Basketball Rolls Past New Rochelle, 80-44DANBURY, CT - With a pair of key players out of the lineup due to injury and illness, the Western Connecticut women's basketball team rolled to a 80-44 non-league victory over the visiting College of New Rochelle on Wednesday night at Feldman Arena. Junior guard Kaitlyn LaBonte (South Windsor, CT) paced the Colonials with a game-high 28 points, while rookie guard Gabrielle Hurlbert (Thomaston, CT) chipped in with 14.
Men's Basketball Falls at Conn. College, 95-68NEW LONDON, CT – Despite a team-high 17 points from sophomore guard Aaron Samuel (Stratford, CT), the Western men’s basketball squad fell at non-conference opponent Connecticut College, 95-68, on Wednesday night. With the loss, the Colonials dropped to 12-7 overall, while the Camels improved to 12-8.
Western Women's Swimming Celebrates Senior Night Against Westfield StateDANBURY, CT - The Western Connecticut State University women's swimming and diving team wrapped up the regular season by celebrating the career of its lone senior Alexa Collins (New Milford, CT) prior to the start of the its meet with Westfield State University at the O'Neill Pool on Friday night.
Women's Basketball Breezes Past Rhode Island College, 58-28PROVIDENCE, RI - After a pair of nailbiting league losses, the Western women's basketball team improved to 11-7 overall and 4-4 in LEC play with a 58-28 victory at Rhode Island College on Wednesday night. Sophomore guard Jancy Sherwood (Pouqhquag, NY) paced the visitors with a game-high 15 points, while junior guard Kaitlyn LaBonte (South Windsor, CT) chipped in with 14. The Colonials return to action against visiting Southern Maine on Saturday at 1 p.m., when the 20th Anniversary of the 1996-97 Sweet 16 Team will be celebrated prior to tip-off.
Men's Basketball Falls at Rhode Island College, 83-68PROVIDENCE, RI - After edging LEC rival UMass-Boston on Saturday, the Western men's basketball team fell at league foe Rhode Island College, 83-68, on Wednesday night. Sophomore forward Jauch Green (Hartford, CT) led the visitors with 21 points, while classmate Rashard Rodriguez added 13. With the loss, the Colonials dropped to 11-6 overall and 3-5 in conference play.
Four Players Net Double Figures as Men's Basketball Edges UMass-Boston, 79-77BOSTON, MA - Sophomore forward Jauch Green (Hartford, CT) tallied a team-high 19 points, while senior forward Tre'Von Perry (Waterbury, CT) chipped in with 17 to lead the Western men's basketball team to a 79-77 LEC victory at UMass-Boston on Saturday afternoon. Sophomore forward Aaron Samuel (Stratford, CT) and rookie guard Evan Curtin (Portland, CT) also notched double figures for the Colonials, finishing with 12 and 11 points, respectively.
Bynum Notches Game-High 24 Points as Men's Basketball Falls to Eastern, 95-77DANBURY, CT - Despite a game-high 24 points from junior guard Bobby Bynum (New Haven, CT), the Western men's basketball team fell to visiting LEC cross-state rival Eastern, 95-77, Wednesday night at Feldman Arena. With the loss, the Colonials dropped to 10-5 overall and 2-4 in conference play, while the Warriors improved to 12-5 and 6-0.