Men’s Lacrosse Breezes Past Mitchell, 17-3DANBURY, CT – Rookie attackman Eric Caldwell (East Moriches, NY) tallied a game-high seven goals and dished out a pair of assists, while sophomore Robert Swensen (Danbury, CT) chipped in with five goals to lead the Western Connecticut State University men’s lacrosse team to a 17-3 win over visiting non-conference opponent Mitchell College on Wednesday night at The Westside Athletic Complex.
Women’s Lacrosse Drops Nailbiter at Worcester State, 9-8WORCESTER, MA – Despite a game-high five goals from rookie attacker Brooke Baldelli (New Fairfield, CT), the Western Connecticut women’s lacrosse team fell at non-league nemesis Worcester State, 9-8, on Tuesday evening at Coughlin Field. The Lancers rallied in the second half and notched the game-winner when Mackenzie Little scored with just 27 seconds remaining.
Men's Tennis Upends Albertus Magnus, 6-3NORTH HAVEN, CT - After falling to Springfield College on Saturday, the Western Connecticut men's tennis team rebounded to claim a 6-3 victory at Albertus Magnus on Sunday. With the win, the Colonials improved to 1-2 overall.
Women’s Lacrosse Cruises Past Coast Guard, 12-6NEW LONDON, CT – Rookie attacker Brooke Baldelli (New Fairfield, CT) netted a game-high five goals, while junior midfielder Olivia Kosilla (Ellington, CT) added a hat trick while dishing out two assists to lead the Western Connecticut women’s lacrosse team to a 12-6 victory at non-conference opponent Coast Guard on Saturday afternoon at Cadet Memorial Field.
Men’s Lacrosse Drops Heartbreaker at Rosemont, 10-9ROSEMONT, PA – Senior attackman John Foristall (Danbury, CT) collected five points on two goals and three assists, while reigning LEC Rookie of the Week Eric Caldwell (East Moriches, NY) notched a hat trick as the Western Connecticut men’s lacrosse squad suffered a heartbreaking 10-9 loss at non-league foe Rosemont College on Saturday afternoon at the Ravens Athletic Complex.
Men's Tennis Falls at Springfield, 9-0SPRINGFIELD, MA - The WestConn men's tennis team dropped to 0-2 overall with a 9-0 loss at Springfield College on Saturday afternoon at the Springfield College Field House. (Full Story Coming Soon...)
Women’s Lacrosse Rally Falls Short at Farmingdale, 15-14FARMINGDALE, NY – The Western Connecticut women’s lacrosse team staged a fierce rally, however, the comeback fell short as they were outlasted at non-conference foe Farmingdale State, 15-14, on Wednesday night. Senior midfielder Destinee Carey (New Milford, CT) paced the Colonials with a game-high eight goals and one assist, while junior midfielder Olivia Kosilla (Ellington, CT) also recorded a stellar performance, netting four goals while dishing out three helpers.
EJ Lavoie And Adam Wilson Lead WestConn Baseball Over St. Lawrence, 19-8FORT MYERS, FL - Senior EJ Lavoie (East Granby, CT) and sophomore Adam Wilson (Southington, CT) combined for eight hits and seven runs batted in as the Western Connecticut State University baseball team closed out its Florida slate with a 19-8 victory over St. Lawrence University on Monday morning.
Vartuli Power Surge Continues as Baseball Splits Twinbill Against Colby in FloridaFT. MYERS, FL - After splitting games against Carroll and St. Joseph's (LI) on Saturday, the WestConn baseball team split yet another doubleheader on Sunday against Colby College. In Game One, the Colonials were edged, 9-8, before rebounding to take Game Two, 5-3. WestConn concludes the Spring Trip in Florida against St. Lawrence on Monday at 9 a.m.
Baseball Splits on Saturday, Downs Carroll, Falls to St. Joseph's (LI)FT. MYERS, FL - After splitting a pair on Friday, the WestConn baseball squad moved to 6-6 overall following yet another doubleheader split on Saturday. In Game One, the Colonials downed Carroll 17-9. Senior shortstop EJ Lavoie (East Granby, CT) paced WestConn with a 4-for-5 performance, while driving in four runs. The nightcap saw WestConn get edged by St. Joseph's (LI), 9-7. Junior catcher Zach Sagar (Trumbull, CT) led the Colonials with four hits, while senior Frank Vartuli (Westport, CT) added a pair of hits and an RBI.
Baseball Upends Wisconsin-Stout, Falls to WoosterFT. MEYERS, FL - The WestConn baseball team moved to 5-5 overall following a doubleheader split on Friday. The Colonials upended Wisconsin-Stout, 20-3, in the opener before falling to Wooster, 12-5, in Game Two. Senior first baseman Frank Vartuli (Westport, CT) racked up five RBI’s, while junior Clete LoRusso (New Milford, CT) drove in four to lead WestConn against Stout. Senior catcher Bryan Harper (Ledyard, CT) paced the Colonials with a 2-for-5 outing while stealing a base for the Colonials in the loss to undefeated Wooster (5-0).
Emily Dobson Selected To Play In NEWBA Senior All-Star ClassicDANBURY, CT - Western Connecticut State University senior guard Emily Dobson (Westerly, RI) has been selected to play in the 2017 New England Women's Basketball Association (NEWBA) Senior All-Star Classic at Mount Holyoke College's Mildred S. Howard Gymnasium on Saturday, March 25
Softball Downs North Park & Smith to Conclude Spring TripCLERMONT, FL - The WestConn softball team improved to 8-6 overall following a pair of wins to wrap up its spring trip on Thursday. The Colonials downed North Park in Game One, 9-3, before edging Smith, 6-4, in the finale. Rookie outfielder Natalia Hart (Milford, CT) went 2-for-3 with a trio of RBI's in the opener, while classmate catcher Kam Geysen (East Hampton, CT) smacked three doubles with an RBI in Game Two.
WestConn Baseball Splits Pair With Wisconsin LutheranFORT MYERS, FL - The Western Connecticut State University baseball team split a doubleheader with Wisconsin Lutheran on Tuesday morning, dropping the early-morning opener, 7-5 before coming back to capture the daycap, 9-2 behind a stellar pitching performance from George Bielizna (Danbury, CT) in sunny Florida.
Colonials Fall To Arcadia and Washington Universities On Monday MorningCLEMONT, FL - The Western Connecticut State University softball team suffered back-to-back shut outs on Monday morning. As the sun came up over the horizon, the Colonials fell to Arcadia University, 8-0 in six innings. They dropped a 12-0 five-inning decision to Washington University of St. Louis in the daycap.
Softball Drops Twinbill to St. Benedict and St. Mary'sCLERMONT, FL - After sweeping a doubleheader to start its Florida trip yesterday, the Western Connecticut softball team fell to St. Benedict, 6-3, on Sunday afternoon. Rookie shortstop Charline Plasczynski (Bristol, CT) paced the Colonials with a pair of RBI's to go along with a run scored. WestConn was downed by St. Mary's (IN) in the nightcap, 9-3.
Softball Takes Doubleheader Over New England and Rutgers-Newark in FloridaCLERMONT, FL - The Western Connecticut softball team opened up its Florida trip with a pair of wins on Saturday. In Game One, rookie hurler Sara Tenke (Glen Cove, NY) earned the victory for the Colonials en route to a 4-2 edging of the University of New England. In Game Two, classmate Angelina Miller (Holbrook, NY) pitched WestConn to a 7-3 win over Rutgers-Newark, while Tenke picked up a save in relief. With the pair of victories, the Colonials improved to 4-2 overall.
Foristall Nets Four Goals as Men's Lax Falls at Farmingdale State, 11-7FARMINGDALE, NY - Despite a team-high four goals and an assist from senior attackman John Foristall (Danbury, CT), the WestConn men's lacrosse team fell at non-league foe Farmingdale State, 11-7, on Wednesday night. Rookie middie Johnnie Ward (Mahopac, NY) chipped in with a goal and a pair of assists for the Colonials who dropped to 1-2 overall.
Softball Splits Doubleheader to Begin 2017 SlateVIRGINIA BEACH, VA - The Western Connecticut softball team opened the season with a 3-2 victory over Case Western Reserve on Friday to open their spring trip at the Beach Blast. Later in the day, the Colonials fell to Virginia Wesleyan, 10-0.
WestConn Athletics Is Now Socially AcceptableDANBURY, CT - The Western Connecticut State University athletic department has quickly boosted its social footprint. Newly appointed Nora Daly, also a women's lacrosse assistant coach, has developed a comprehensive social media plan for the Colonials.
Women’s Lacrosse Breezes Past Bard in Season Opener, 18-10DANBURY, CT – Senior midfielder Destinee Carey (New Milford, CT) tallied a game-high six goals while dishing out three assists to lead the Western Connecticut women’s lacrosse team to an 18-10 victory over visiting non-league foe Bard College in the season opener for both squads at The Westside Athletic Complex on Wednesday night. Junior midfielder Olivia Kosilla (Ellington, CT) chipped in with five goals and four assists, while sophomores Lauren Bradshaw (Bethel, CT), Amber Andrews (New Milford, CT) and rookie Brooke Baldelli (New Fairfield, CT) each added a pair of goals for the Colonials.
Men's Lax Outlasted at St. Joseph's (LI), 13-9PATCHOGUE, NY - After a season-opening win against Mount Saint Mary on Saturday, the Western Connecticut men's lacrosse team was outlasted at non-league foe St. Joseph's (LI) on Wednesday, 13-9. The Colonials held a 9-8 advantage heading into the final quarter but were held scoreless the rest of the way. Reigning LEC Rookie of the Week Eric Caldwell (East Moriches, NY) paced Western with four points on two goals and a pair of assists. (Full Story Coming Soon...)
WestConn's John Foristall and Eric Caldwell Honored By LECPAWTUCKET, RI - Western Connecticut State University men's lacrosse players John Foristall (Danbury, CT) and Eric Caldwell (East Moriches, NY) have been named Little East Conference Player and Rookie of the Week, respectively, for the week ending February 26.