Athletics News

  • CCC Unveils Visual Rebrand and Identity Initiative
    June 17, 2019
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (June 17, 2019) -  The Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) is pleased to reveal its new visual identity after a year-long collaboration with Skye Dillon of Skye Design Studios to give the conference an updated, more modern look. It is the first time the conference has introduced new conference marks since 2007.
  • Western New England to Add Women's Ice Hockey
    June 12, 2019
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (June 12, 2019) –  Western New England University will add women’s ice hockey to its athletics program. University President Anthony S. Caprio announced the new offering, which will begin competing in 2020.
  • Golden Bears Named CSCAA Scholar All-America Team for Spring Semester
    June 25, 2019
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (June 25, 2019) – The Western New England University women’s swimming team has again been recognized for its performance in the classroom with Scholar All-America honors from the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association (CSCAA) for the spring semester.
  • Seven Golden Bears Named to NEISDA Spring All-Academic Team
    June 19, 2019
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (June 19, 2019) – Seven members of the Western New England University swimming team have been named to the New England Intercollegiate Swimming & Diving Association (NEISDA) Spring All-Academic Team, the organization earlier this month.
  • Western New England Places Five on IMLCA All-Region Team
    June 19, 2019
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (June 19, 2019) – Five Western New England University student-athletes received All-Northeast Region accolades from the Intercollegiate Men’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IMLCA), the organization announced last week.
  • 75 Golden Bears Named to CCC Spring Academic All-Conference Team
    June 11, 2019
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (June 11, 2019) – Seventy-five Western New England University student-athletes were honored when the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) announced its Spring Academic All-Conference Team on Tuesday afternoon.
  • Kyle Lyons Named Western New England Head Field Hockey Coach
    June 05, 2019
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (June 5, 2019) – Western New England University has named Kyle Lyons as the 11th head field hockey coach in program history, Director of Athletics, Recreational Sport & Physical Education Matt LaBranche announced on Wednesday morning.
  • Western New England Announces 2018-19 Athletic Department Award Winners
    May 30, 2019
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (May 30, 2019) – The Western New England University athletic department announced its annual student-athlete award winners on Thursday afternoon.
  • Five Golden Bears Collect USILA All-America Honorable Mention Recognition
    May 23, 2019
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (May 23, 2019) – Five members of the Western New England University men’s lacrosse team were recognized with honorable mention All-America accolades from the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA), the organization announced on Thursday.
  • Western New England Honored as NFHCA National Team Academic Award Winner
    May 28, 2019
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (May 28, 2019) – The Western New England University field hockey team and eight student-athletes received academic recognition from the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) earlier this spring.
  • Hunter Cocks Selected to Compete in NEILA East-West Senior All-Star Game
    May 29, 2019
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (May 29, 2019) – Senior faceoff specialist Hunter Cocks (Walden, N.Y.) of the Western New England University men’s lacrosse team has been selected to compete in the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) East-West Senior All-Star Game, the organization announced on Wednesday.
  • Sean Halligan Garners D3baseball.com All-New England Honorable Mention Accolades
    May 24, 2019
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (May 24, 2019) – Senior relief pitcher Sean Halligan (North Branford, Conn.) of the Western New England University baseball team has been named an All-New England Region honorable mention selection by D3baseball.com, the website announced on Thursday.
  • Hunter Cocks Earns Spot in USILA Senior All-Star Game
    May 23, 2019
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (May 23, 2019) – Western New England University senior faceoff specialist Hunter Cocks (Walden, N.Y.) has been selected to compete in the 2019 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Division III North-South Senior All-Star Game on Friday (May 24) at the US Lacrosse Headquarters in Sparks, Md.
  • Western New England Women & Men Both Finish 4th in Final CCC All-Sport Trophy Standings
    May 21, 2019
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (May 21, 2019) – The Western New England University women’s and men’s teams both finished fourth in the final Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) All-Sport Trophy standings, which were released by the league office on Tuesday afternoon.
  • Kristen Breen Selected to CoSIDA Academic All-District At-Large Team
    May 16, 2019
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (May 17, 2019) – Senior attack Kristen Breen (Ellington, Conn.) of the Western New England University women’s lacrosse team has earned CoSIDA Academic All-District honors, the organization announced on Thursday.
  • Ryan Zogby Receives PING All-Northeast Region Honors
    May 16, 2019
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (May 16, 2019) – Sophomore Ryan Zogby (New Hartford, N.Y.) of the Western New England University men’s golf team has been selected as a Division III Ping All-Northeast Region performer, the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) announced on Tuesday.
  • Ward & Weiss Earn NEILA All-New England Accolades
    May 14, 2019
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (May 14, 2019) – Senior attackman Jared Ward (Littleton, Mass.) and sophomore defenseman Mitch Weiss (Westfield, Mass.) of the Western New England University men’s lacrosse team have both earned All-New England honors from the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA), the organization announced on Tuesday.
  • Bob Hamel Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District Team
    May 14, 2019
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (May 14, 2019) – Senior pitcher Bob Hamel (Southwick, Mass.) of the Western New England University baseball team has received CoSIDA Academic All-District honors for the second consecutive season, the organization announced last week.
  • Zogby Named CCC Golfer of the Year, Cox Earns All-CCC 2nd Team Accolades
    May 09, 2019
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (May 9, 2019) – Sophomores Ryan Zogby (New Hartford, N.Y.) and Cameron Cox (Bowdoinham, Maine) of the Western New England University golf team were both recognized when the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) announced its major award winners and All-CCC selections on Thursday.
  • NCAA Tournament: Late Surge Pushes No. 10 Wesleyan Past Western New England, 11-8
    May 08, 2019
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (May 8, 2019) – The Western New England University men’s lacrosse team held a third quarter lead but eventually fell to No. 10 nationally ranked Wesleyan University, 11-8, in the second round of the NCAA Division III Tournament on Wednesday afternoon at Jackson Field.
  • NCAA Tournament Preview: Western New England Travels to No. 10 Wesleyan for Second Round Matchup
    May 07, 2019
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (May 7, 2019) – The Western New England University men’s lacrosse team will open the 2019 NCAA Tournament with a second round contest at No. 10 nationally ranked Wesleyan University on Wednesday afternoon at Jackson Field with opening faceoff set for 4:30 p.m.
  • Western New England’s CCC Tournament Run Ends with 5-3 Loss to Salve Regina
    May 06, 2019
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (May 6, 2019) – The Western New England University baseball team’s comeback fell just short as the Golden Bears were eliminated from the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Tournament with a 5-3 loss to Salve Regina University on Monday afternoon at Trelease Park.
  • Four Golden Bears Earn CCC Championship Week Awards
    May 06, 2019
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (May 6, 2019) – Four members of the Western New England University men’s lacrosse team were honored by the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) with weekly awards on Monday following the Golden Bears’ run to their eighth CCC title last week.
  • Western New England Draws Defending National Champion Wesleyan in NCAA Tournament Opener
    May 05, 2019
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (May 5, 2019) – The Western New England University men’s lacrosse team will open the 2019 NCAA Division III Tournament on the road at defending national champion Wesleyan University on Wednesday, May 8, the NCAA announced during Sunday night’s selection show.
  • Salve Regina Tops Western New England 3-2 to Force Decisive Game in CCC Tournament Double Elimination Round
    May 04, 2019
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (May 4, 2019) – The top-seeded Western New England University baseball team fell to fourth-seeded Salve Regina University, 3-2 on Saturday afternoon in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Tournament action at Trelease Park.
  • Western New England Falls to Nichols in CCC Championship Match, 5-0
    May 04, 2019
    DUDLEY, Mass. (May 4, 2019) – Appearing in the championship match of the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Tournament for the first time in program history, the second-seeded Western New England University men’s tennis team fell 5-0 to top-seeded Nichols College on Saturday afternoon at the Robinson Tennis Courts.
  • Western New England Wins 9-8 Thriller over Endicott to Earn 8th CCC Title
    May 03, 2019
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (May 3, 2019) – The top-seeded Western New England University men’s lacrosse team utilized a strong second half performance to earn a thrilling 9-8 victory over second-seeded Endicott College on Friday afternoon in the championship game of the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Tournament at Golden Bear Stadium.
  • Golden Bears Rally Past Nichols in CCC Tournament Opener, 6-2
    May 03, 2019
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (May 3, 2019) – The top-seeded Western New England University baseball team opened the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Tournament with a 6-2, comeback victory over fifth-seeded Nichols College on Friday afternoon at Archie Allen Field on the campus of Springfield College.
  • Golden Bears Eliminated from CCC Tournament with 2-1 Loss to Gordon
    May 02, 2019
    BIDDEFORD, Maine (May 2, 2019) – The third-seeded Western New England University softball team was eliminated from the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Tournament with a 2-1 loss to No. 7 seed Gordon College on Thursday afternoon at Nor’easter Diamond on the campus of the University of New England.
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