Athletics News

  • Golden Bears Fall to UNE in CCC Semifinals, 77-60
    February 22, 2018
    BIDDEFORD, Maine (February 22, 2018) – The fourth-seeded Western New England University women’s basketball team fell to top-seeded University of New England, 77-60, in the semifinal round of the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Tournament on Thursday night at Harold Alfond Forum. 
  • Western New England Mourns the Passing of JoAnne Bovat
    February 19, 2018
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (February 20, 2018) – The Western New England University athletic department and the entire campus community mourn the loss of Downes Athletic Hall of Famer JoAnne Bovat, who passed away on Friday, February 16. 
  • Western New England Voted Fifth in CCC Preseason Coaches’ Poll
    February 20, 2018
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (February 21, 2018) – The Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) released its 2018 Women’s Lacrosse Preseason Coaches’ Poll on Wednesday, and Western New England University was selected to finish fifth in a vote of the league’s nine head coaches. 
  • Golden Bears Advance to CCC Semifinals with 64-49 Victory over Salve Regina
    February 20, 2018
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (February 20, 2018) – Fourth-seeded Western New England University outscored fifth-seeded Salve Regina University by a combined 20 points in the second and third quarters on its way to a 64-49 victory over the Seahawks in the quarterfinal round of the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Women’s Basketball Tournament on Tuesday night at the Alumni Healthful Living Center. 
  • Western New England Falls to No. 22 Nichols in CCC Quarterfinals, 100-68
    February 20, 2018
    DUDLEY, Mass. (February 20, 2018) – Eighth-seeded Western New England University was eliminated from the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Men’s Basketball Tournament with an 100-68 loss to top-seeded and No. 22 ranked Nichols College on Tuesday night at the Nichols Athletic Center. 
  • Matt O’Dea Named Semifinalist for Joe Concannon Award
    February 20, 2018
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (February 20, 2018) – Junior forward Matt O’Dea (Orland Park, Ill.) of the Western New England University ice hockey team has been named a semifinalist for the 18th Joe Concannon Award, Gridiron Club of Greater Boston president Chris Clemente announced on Tuesday morning. 
  • Zach Tavitian Receives Fifth CCC Rookie of the Week Award
    February 20, 2018
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (February 20, 2018) – For the fifth time this season, Western New England University freshman forward Zach Tavitian (Milford, Conn.) has been named the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Men’s Basketball Rookie of the Week, the league office announced on Tuesday. 
  • Western New England Picked Ninth in NEILA Preseason Poll
    February 20, 2018
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (February 20, 2018) – The Western New England University men’s lacrosse team has been picked ninth in the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) Preseason Division III Poll, which was released by the organization on Monday. 
  • Pettway Earns All-CCC Second Team Honors, Tavitian Named CCC Rookie of the Year
    February 19, 2018
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (February 19, 2018) – Junior guard Mikey Pettway (Bridgeport, Conn.) and freshman forward Zach Tavitian (Milford, Conn.) of the Western New England University men’s basketball team were both recognized when the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) announced its major award winners and All-CCC selections on Monday afternoon.
  • O’Neill & Orbann Receive All-CCC Recognition
    February 19, 2018
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (February 19, 2018) – Senior guard Dorothy O’Neill (Staten Island, N.Y.) and sophomore forward Meghan Orbann (East Hampton, Conn.) of the Western New England University women’s basketball team were both recognized when the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) announced its major award winners and All-CCC selections on Monday afternoon.
  • Nominations Now Open for 2018 Downes Athletic Hall of Fame Class
    January 31, 2018
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (January 31, 2018) - Western New England University Athletics is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Downes Athletic Hall of Fame class. Nominations will remain open throughout the Month of February. 
  • Gresis & Price Lead Golden Bears at NEWA Futures Tournament
    February 18, 2018
    BRISTOL, R.I. (February 18, 2018) – Ten members of the Western New England University wrestling team competed on Sunday at the New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) Futures Tournament, hosted by Roger Williams University. 
  • Western New England Places 11th at NEISDA Championships
    February 18, 2018
    KINGSTON, R.I. (February 18, 2018) – The Western New England University swimming team finished 11th in the 20-team field over the weekend at the New England Intercollegiate Swimming & Diving Association (NEISDA) Championships, hosted by the University of Rhode Island at Tootell Aquatic Center. 
  • Western New England Overpowers UNE on Senior Day, 111-89
    February 17, 2018
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (February 17, 2018) – Seven Golden Bears posted double-figure scoring efforts as Western New England University registered a 111-89 victory over the University of New England on Saturday afternoon in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) men’s basketball action at the Alumni Healthful Living Center. 
  • Golden Bears Set Program Records at NEISDA Championships
    February 17, 2018
    KINGSTON, R.I. (February 17, 2018) – The Western New England University swimming team has set two program records through the first three days of the New England Intercollegiate Swimming & Diving Association (NEISDA) Championships at Tootell Aquatic Center on the campus of the University of Rhode Island. 
  • Nor’easters Rally Past Golden Bears on Senior Day, 61-54
    February 17, 2018
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (February 17, 2018) – The University of New England outscored Western New England University 11-0 over the final three minutes of regulation to earn a 61-54 win over the Golden Bears on Saturday afternoon in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) women’s basketball action at the Alumni Healthful Living Center. 
  • Western New England’s Season Ends with 8-1 Loss to No. 5 Salve Regina in CCC Quarterfinals
    February 17, 2018
    PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (February 17, 2018) – The eighth-seeded Western New England University ice hockey team was eliminated from the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Tournament with an 8-1 loss to top-seeded and No. 5 nationally ranked Salve Regina University on Saturday afternoon in quarterfinal round action at Portsmouth Abbey Ice Rink. 
  • Western New England Picked Sixth in CCC Preseason Coaches’ Poll
    February 15, 2018
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (February 16, 2018) – The Western New England University men’s tennis team has been picked to finish sixth in the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Preseason Coaches’ Poll, released on Friday by the league office. 
  • Audet Named CCC Senior Scholar-Athlete, Beck Earns All-CCC Third Team Honors
    February 14, 2018
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (February 15, 2018) – Two members of the Western New England University ice hockey team were recognized when the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) announced its major award winners and All-CCC selections on Thursday. 
  • Oskar Djusberg Receives Preseason All-NEILA Honorable Mention Recognition
    February 15, 2018
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (February 15, 2018) – Sophomore defenseman Oskar Djusberg (Abington, Mass.) of the Western New England University men’s lacrosse team has earned preseason All-New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) honorable mention recognition, the organization announced on Thursday afternoon.
  • Western New England Selected as Preseason Favorite in CCC Men’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Poll
    February 13, 2018
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (February 14, 2018) – Western New England University has been selected as the preseason favorite in the 2018 Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Coaches’ Poll, which was released by the league office on Wednesday. 
  • Golden Bears Roll to 69-43 Road Win at Wentworth
    February 13, 2018
    BOSTON, Mass. (February 13, 2018) – The Western New England University women’s basketball team pulled away in the second half to earn a 69-43 victory over Wentworth Institute of Technology on Tuesday evening in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action at Tansey Gymnasium. 
  • Wentworth Rallies Past Western New England in Overtime, 67-64
    February 13, 2018
    BOSTON, Mass. (February 13, 2018) – The Wentworth Institute of Technology men’s basketball team rallied past Western New England University in overtime, 67-64, on Tuesday night in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action at Tansey Gymnasium. 
  • Courtney Carlson Earns First Career CCC Player of the Week Award
    February 12, 2018
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (February 12, 2018) – Sophomore forward Courtney Carlson (Woodbury, Conn.) of the Western New England University women’s basketball team has been named the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Player of the Week for the first time in her career, the league office announced on Monday afternoon. 
  • Zach Tavitian Collects Fourth CCC Rookie of the Week Honor
    February 12, 2018
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (February 12, 2018) – Freshman forward Zach Tavitian (Milford, Conn.) of the Western New England University men’s basketball team has been named the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Rookie of the Week for the fourth time this season, the league office announced on Monday afternoon. 
  • Golden Bears Secure Spot in CCC Playoffs with 6-2 Victory over Becker on Senior Day
    February 10, 2018
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (February 10, 2018) –  The Western New England University ice hockey team secured a spot in the upcoming Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Tournament with the help of five unanswered goals in a 6-2 victory over Becker College on Saturday afternoon at the Olympia Ice Center.
  • Western New England Overcomes Slow Start in 60-52 Win over Nichols
    February 10, 2018
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (February 10, 2018) – The Western New England University women’s basketball team used a 10-0 fourth quarter run to help overcome a slow start in a 60-52 win over Nichols College on Saturday afternoon in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action at the Alumni Healthful Living Center. 
  • Golden Bears Roll to 56-0 Triumph at Plymouth State
    February 10, 2018
    PLYMOUTH, N.H. (February 10, 2018) – The Western New England University wrestling team rolled to a 56-0 triumph over Plymouth State University on Saturday afternoon in the Golden Bears’ dual meet finale at the Bank of New Hampshire Field House. 
  • Western New England Falters Late in 73-61 Loss to Nichols
    February 10, 2018
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (February 2, 2018) – The Western New England University men’s basketball team was held scoreless over the final five minutes of regulation in a 73-61 loss to Nichols College on Saturday afternoon in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action at the Alumni Healthful Living Center. 
  • Western New England to Host 18th Annual Girls & Women in Sports Day on Saturday, February 10
    January 05, 2018
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (January 5, 2018) – Western New England University is set to host the 18th Annual Girls & Women in Sports Day on Saturday, February 10.
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