Athletics News

  • Field Hockey Tabbed Fourth by CCC Head Coaches in Preseason Poll
    August 22, 2019
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (August 22, 2019) – The Western New England University field hockey team placed fourth in the Commonwealth Coast Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll, the league office announced on Thursday afternoon.
  • Women’s Soccer Ranked Fourth in CCC Preseason Coaches’ Poll
    August 21, 2019
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (August 21, 2019) – The Western New England University women’s soccer team tied for fourth place in the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Preseason Coaches’ Poll, as announced by the league office on Wednesday afternoon.
  • Men’s Soccer Picked Fifth in CCC Preseason Coaches' Poll
    August 20, 2019
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (August 20, 2019) – The Western New England University men’s soccer team has been picked fifth in the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Preseason Coaches Poll, as announced by the league office on Tuesday.
  • Men’s Basketball Heads to Canada for Six-Day Preseason Trip in Montreal & Quebec City
    August 16, 2019
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (August 16, 2019) – The Western New England University men’s basketball team departs on Saturday for a six-day, three-game preseason trip in Canada with stops in Montreal and Quebec City.
  • Michelle Toner Named Women’s Swimming Head Coach
    August 14, 2019
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (August 14, 2019) – Western New England University has named Michelle Toner head women’s swimming coach, Director of Athletics, Recreational Sport & Physical Education Matthew LaBranche announced on Wednesday morning.
  • Western New England to Honor Laura Sturgis Boule ‘01/G’02 at 21st Annual Golf Classic
    August 08, 2019
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (August 8, 2019) – Western New England University will recognize former student-athlete Laura Sturgis Boule ‘01/G’02 as the Guest of Honor at the 21st Annual Golf Classic on Monday, September 23 at Twin Hills Country Club in Longmeadow, Mass.
  • Andrea Daley Steps Down Following 17 Seasons as Women’s Swimming Coach
    August 05, 2019
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (August 6, 2019) – Western New England University head women’s swimming coach Andrea Daley has stepped down from her position following a 20-year association with the program, Director of Athletics, Recreational Sport & Physical Education Matthew LaBranche announced on Tuesday morning.
  • Bobby Downes ’86 Returns to Western New England as Head Men’s Golf Coach
    July 31, 2019
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (July 31, 2019) – Western New England University has named Bobby Downes head men’s golf coach, Director of Athletics, Recreational Sport & Physical Education Matthew LaBranche announced on Wednesday afternoon.
  • Western New England Announces Apparel Partnership with Adidas
    July 26, 2019
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (July 26, 2019) – Western New England University athletics has partnered with Adidas on an exclusive apparel and footwear deal beginning in the 2019-20 academic year, Director of Athletics, Recreational Sport & Physical Education Matthew LaBranche announced on Friday afternoon.
  • Western New England Named IWLCA Academic Honor Squad
    July 25, 2019
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (July 25, 2019) – The Western New England University women’s lacrosse team has been recognized for its success in the classroom during the 2018-19 academic year with Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Association (IWLCA)/Zag Sports Academic Honor Squad recognition.
  • Men’s & Women’s Tennis Teams Earn ITA All-Academic Awards
    July 24, 2019
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (July 24, 2019) – The Western New England University women’s and men’s tennis programs were both recognized for their success in the classroom this past season with All-Academic Team awards from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA).
  • Western New England Announces 2019 Downes Athletic Hall of Fame Class
    July 08, 2019
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (July 8, 2019) – Western New England University announced its 2019 Downes Athletic Hall of Fame class on Monday afternoon.
  • Jackie (Shedlock) Kapusta ’05 Selected to 2019 GNAC Hall of Fame Class
    June 28, 2019
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (June 28, 2019) – Former Western New England softball standout Jackie (Shedlock) Kapusta ‘05 has been selected for induction in the 2019 Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Hall of Fame class, the conference office announced on Thursday.
  • Peter Hoff Nominated for Allstate AFCA Good Works Team
    July 16, 2019
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (July 16, 2019) – Rising senior running back Peter Hoff (Shelton, Conn.) of the Western New England University football team is among 137 nominees for the Allstate/American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Good Works Team, an annual award given to college football players for the impact they make off the field.
  • Hunter Cocks Named USILA Scholar All-American
    July 10, 2019
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (July 10, 2019) – Hunter Cocks (Walden, N.Y.) of the Western New England University men’s lacrosse team has received Scholar All-America recognition from the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA)/Warrior and New Balance for his performance on the field and in the classroom.
  • Registration Now Open for 21st Annual Golf Classic
    June 26, 2019
    Registration is now open for the 21st Annual Western New England University Athletics Golf Classic! This year's Classic will be held on Monday, September 24th at Twin Hills Country Club in Longmeadow, Mass.
  • 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.
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