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2019 Wesleyan Football News

  • Week 6 Football Preview: Wesleyan (5-0) vs. Middlebury (5-0)
    October 17, 2019
    Only one NESCAC team will remain unbeaten after week six action as the 5-0 Wesleyan Cardinals will face the 5-0 Middlebury Panthers on Youngman Field at Alumni Stadium on Saturday in Middlebury, Vt.
  • WesFiles Alumni Feature: Tom Themistocles ’99
    October 16, 2019
    Tom Themistocles ’99 was born in Hanover, Massachusetts as the eldest of three siblings. Growing up, he liked his small, blue-collar hometown that was just south of Boston, often referring to it as, “the center of the universe.” He was raised by his parents Harry and Roberta, who were incredibly proud that he and his siblings all graduated from NESCAC institutions, as both Tom and his brother attended Wesleyan and their sister graduated from Trini
  • WesFiles Player: Nick Richards '20
    October 15, 2019
    Throughout his football journey at Wesleyan, Nick Richards has proven to be an excellent teammate and captain. The Brooklyn, N.Y. native stands at 6’2” and weighs in at 270 pounds, effectively embodying the traditional build of a football player. During his career on the defensive line, Richards has accumulated 43 tackles (17 solo, 26 assisted), 1.5 sacks, and 8.5 tackles-for-loss (*as of 10/15/19). His skills are even more impressive given his late start, having played for the first time as a freshman in high school. 
  • Von Jess Named NESCAC Special Teams Player of the Week
    October 13, 2019
    For the second time this season, freshman kicker Mason Von Jess of the Wesleyan football team has been named the NESCAC Special Teams Player of the Week, as selected by the conference office.
  • Simco Catches Game-Winning Touchdown in Closing Seconds as Wesleyan Defeats Tufts, 20-13
    October 12, 2019
    Quarterback Ashton Scott threw a 29-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Matthew Simco with six seconds remaining to cap off a thrilling come-from-behind win for the Wesleyan football team as the Cardinals defeated Tufts on Saturday night, under the lights, 20-13.
  • WesFiles Alumni Feature: Nick Lodato '01
    October 11, 2019
    For inspiring and accomplished Wesleyan Alumni Nick Lodato ’01, Wesleyan offered him all the amazing opportunities he had been looking for since he was a child.
  • Week 5 Football Preview: Wesleyan vs. Tufts
    October 10, 2019
    Wesleyan (4-0) and Tufts (2-2) meet for the 50th time Saturday in a series that dates back to 1892. An even rivalry has the Jumbos holding a slight 24-23-2 edge, and the last three games have been decided by a total of 13 points, including an overtime win by Wesleyan in 2017. That 2017 meeting under the lights on Andrus Field was just the second night game in school history and featured a thrilling comeback victory by the Cardinals in which WR Eric Meyreles ’19 caught a 24-yard touchdown pass from QB Mark Piccirillo ’19 with just six seconds remaining to force overtime. In the extra stanza, Piccirillo connected with WR Mike Breuler ’18 for the game-winning touchdown and LB Shayne Kaminski sealed the victory with an interception on Tufts’ ensuing drive.
  • WesFiles Player: Ryan Schutta '20
    October 09, 2019
    The air is warm and the wind gentle over the grass of Andrus Field as senior offensive lineman Ryan Schutta bravely waves bees aside and dictates his experience with Wesleyan, football, and family. As an avid proponent of sustainability, a passionate choir member, a mentor for students at the MacDonough Elementary School, and one of the four captains of the football team, it can definitely be said that Ryan embodies the multifaceted college experience Wesleyan strives to offer. For someone with such varied interests, and a full schedule, he seems delightfully at ease. 
  • Glenn Smith Scores Game-Winning Touchdown as Wesleyan Defeats Bowdoin, 20-13
    October 05, 2019
    Junior running back Glenn Smith scored the game-winning touchdown, a 31-yard score with 3:52 remaining in the fourth quarter, to help lead the Wesleyan football team to a 20-13 win over Bowdoin on Saturday afternoon. 
  • Week 4 Football Preview: Wesleyan at Bowdoin
    October 03, 2019
    On Saturday, October 5th, Wesleyan and Bowdoin will square off on Whittier Field in Brunswick, Maine for the 92nd meeting in a series that started in 1906. The Cardinals hold a commanding 60-29-2 lead against their NESCAC foe and have won seven-straight against the Polar Bears. Wesleyan enters the game with a perfect 3-0 record and is just one of three remaining unbeaten teams in the conference, joining Amherst and Middlebury. Bowdoin is still looking for its first win on the year and is 0-3 entering Saturday’s contest.
  • Ashton Scott Named NESCAC Offensive Player of the Week
    September 29, 2019
    Sophomore quarterback Ashton Scott of the Wesleyan football team was named the NESCAC Offensive Player of the Week following his stellar performance yesterday in a 48-12 win over Bates.
  • Wesleyan Routs Bates at Home, 48-12
    September 28, 2019
    The Wesleyan football team cruised to a commanding 48-12 win over Bates College on a beautiful Saturday afternoon on Andrus Field at Corwin Stadium. The Cardinals held a commanding 34-0 halftime lead en route to the victory.
  • Week 3 Football Preview: Wesleyan vs. Bates
    September 26, 2019
    Saturday’s matchup between Wesleyan and Bates marks the 38th meeting between the two NESCAC schools since 1923. It’s been a lopsided series with the Cardinals owning a 33-4 edge all-time while having won 13-straight. The Bobcats last win over Wesleyan was an overtime victory in 2005.
  • Wesleyan Drops Hamilton on the Road, 28-10
    September 21, 2019
    The Wesleyan University football team took a 7-0 lead in the closing seconds of the first quarter and never looked back, as the Cardinals defeated Hamilton on the road Saturday, 28-10 at Steuben Field.
  • Week 2 Football Preview - Wesleyan at Hamilton
    September 19, 2019
    On Saturday, Sept. 21, Wesleyan University and Hamilton College will meet on the gridiron for the 49th time as the Continentals host the Cardinals on Steuben Field. Wesleyan holds a 29-18-1 lead in the all-time series which dates back to 1909, however, the Continentals snapped a six-game losing skid last year as they upset the Cardinals at Corwin Stadium, 33-29.
  • Von Jess Named NESCAC Special Teams Player of the Week
    September 15, 2019
    Freshman kicker Mason Von Jess was named the NESCAC Special Teams Player of the Week following a terrific performance in his collegiate debut, as Wesleyan defeated Colby 30-10 at Corwin Stadium on Saturday.
  • Cardinals Cruise in Season-Opener, Defeat Colby 30-10
    September 14, 2019
    The Wesleyan University football team opened its 2019 season with a decisive 30-10 win over Colby College on Saturday afternoon at Corwin Stadium.
  • Week 1 Football Preview - Wesleyan vs. Colby
    September 13, 2019
    The 2019 NESCAC football season kicks off tomorrow, September 14th, as Wesleyan University and Colby College square off on the gridiron for the 42nd meeting all-time. The Cardinals hold a 24-17 lead in the series which dates back to 1927 and have won nine-straight entering today’s contest. During the current winning streak, Wesleyan has outscored the Mules 285-130.
  • Register for the 2019 Football Kickoff Reception
    August 21, 2019
    On Monday, September 9, 2019, Head Coach Dan DiCenzo of the Wesleyan football team and Frank V. Sica Director of Athletics Mike Whalen ’83 will kick off the new season with a reception at the Yale Club of New York City hosted by Dave Thomas ’77, P ’15.
  • Gooden Named Preseason All-American by
    August 19, 2019
    Junior Taj Gooden of the Wesleyan football team has been named a 2019 Preseason All-American and was selected Second Team Defense following a stellar sophomore campaign.
  • Wesleyan To Host Two Mini-Camps this Summer
    June 03, 2019
    The Wesleyan University football team is hosting two mini-camps this summer. The first camp is scheduled for Tuesday, June 25 from 6 – 9 pm, while the second one will take place Saturday, July 20 from 9 am – 12:30 pm.