Athletics News

  • Western New England Announces Annual Athletic Department Award Winners
    June 21, 2017
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (June 22, 2017) – Western New England University announced its annual athletic department award winners on Thursday morning. Senior cornerback Obi Etuka (Middletown, Conn.) of the football team and senior shortstop Gabby Lavinio (Dalton, Mass.) of the softball team were named the Coca-Cola Athletes of the Year, while senior goalkeeper Kevin Strobel (Rockland, Mass.) of the men’s soccer team and senior Lauren Sell (Milford, Conn.) of the women’s tennis team were selected as the Senior Scholar-Athletes of the Year.
  • Western New England Earns CSCAA Scholar All-America Team Recognition
    June 21, 2017
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (June 21, 2017) – The Western New England University women’s swimming team has earned Scholar All-America honors from the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA), the organization announced on Wednesday morning.
  • Western New England Places 52 Student-Athletes on CCC Spring Academic All-Conference Team
    June 12, 2017
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (June 12, 2017) – Western New England University has placed 52 student-athletes on the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Spring Academic All-Conference Team, which was released this afternoon by the league office.
  • Dillon Martin Named Lindy’s Sports Preseason All-American
    June 09, 2017
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (June 9, 2017) – Senior offensive lineman Dillon Martin (Ashland, Mass.) of the Western New England University football team has been named a Division III Preseason All-American by Lindy’s Sports in the publication’s 2017 College Football Preview.
  • Three Golden Bears Selected for NEILA East-West Senior All-Star Game
    May 26, 2017
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (May 26, 2017) – Three members of the Western New England University men’s lacrosse team have been selected to represent the Golden Bears at the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) East-West Senior All-Star Game, it was announced on Friday.
  • Dudeck & Patrie Earn USILA/Nike Honorable Mention All-America Recognition
    May 24, 2017
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (May 24, 2017) – Seniors Keegan Dudeck (Longmeadow, Mass.) and Steven Patrie (Lewiston, Maine) of the Western New England University men’s lacrosse team have earned honorable mention All-America recognition from the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA), the organization announced on Wednesday afternoon.
  • Keegan Dudeck Selected to Play in USILA/Nike North-South All-Star Game
    May 24, 2017
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (May 24, 2017) – Senior midfielder Keegan Dudeck (Longmeadow, Mass.) of the Western New England University men’s lacrosse team has been selected to play in the 76th annual United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA)/Nike North-South Division III All-Star Game, it was announced on Tuesday afternoon.
  • Bob Hamel Earns Third Team All-Region Honors from D3baseball.com & ABCA/Rawlings
    May 23, 2017
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (May 23, 2017) – Sophomore left-handed pitcher Bob Hamel (Southwick, Mass.) of the Western New England University baseball team has earned third team All-Region honors from both D3baseball.com and the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA), it was announced on Tuesday.
  • Lavinio & Kistner Earn All-New England Honors From the NFCA
    May 16, 2017
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (May 16, 2017) – Senior shortstop Gabby Lavinio (Dalton, Mass.) and freshman utility player Aimee Kistner (Taunton, Mass.) of the Western New England University softball team have both been named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-New England third team, the organization announced on Monday night.
  • John Klepacki Selected to Coach in 76th Annual USILA/Nike North-South Game
    May 18, 2017
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (May 18, 2017) – Western New England University head men’s lacrosse coach John Klepacki has been selected to coach in the 76th Annual United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA)/Nike Division III North-South Game, the organization announced on Wednesday.
  • Western New England Men Finish Third in CCC All-Sport Trophy Standings, Women Fourth
    May 16, 2017
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (May 17, 2017) – The Western New England University men and women finished third and fourth, respectively, in the final standings for the 2016-17 Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) All-Sports Trophies, the league office announced on Wednesday morning.
  • Fontaine Named CCC Senior Scholar-Athlete, Three Other Golden Bears Earn All-CCC Honors
    May 10, 2017
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (May 10, 2017) – Senior Matt Fontaine (East Longmeadow, Mass.) of the Western New England University men’s golf team has been named the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Senior Scholar-Athlete of the Year, it was announced on Wednesday afternoon when the conference office released its major award winners and All-CCC teams.
  • Western New England’s Season Ends with 7-1 Loss to Roger Williams in CCC Tournament
    May 07, 2017
    NEWPORT, R.I. (May 7, 2017) – The Western New England University softball team was eliminated from the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC Tournament with a 7-1 loss to Roger Williams University on Sunday afternoon at Toppa Field on the campus of Salve Regina University.
  • Fourth Quarter Rally Comes Up Short as Golden Bears Fall to Gulls in CCC Championship Game, 12-9
    May 06, 2017
    BEVERLY, Mass. (May 6, 2017) – The top-seeded Endicott College men’s lacrosse team established a four-goal first half lead and went on to claim a 12-9 victory over second-seeded Western New England University in the championship game of the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Tournament on Saturday afternoon at Hempstead Stadium.
  • Western New England Eliminated From CCC Tournament with Losses to Endicott & Gordon
    May 06, 2017
    BEVERLY, Mass. (May 6, 2017) – The Western New England University baseball team had its run in the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Tournament ended with losses to Endicott College and Gordon College on Saturday afternoon at Endicott’s North Field. The Golden Bears dropped a 5-4 contest to the Gulls in the first game of the day, before falling to Gordon 5-3 in the elimination contest.
  • Golden Bears Open Up Early Lead, Cruise to 11-2 Win Over Gordon in CCC Tournament Opener
    May 04, 2017
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (May 4, 2017) – The third-seeded Western New England University baseball team opened the double elimination round of the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Tournament with an 11-2 victory over sixth-seeded Gordon College on Thursday afternoon at Trelease Park.
  • CCC Tournament: Western New England Held to Two Hits in 3-1 Loss to Salve Regina
    May 04, 2017
    NEWPORT, R.I. (May 4, 2017) – In a matchup featuring the top two seeds in the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Tournament, the second-seeded Western New England University softball team was held to two hits in a 3-1 loss to top-seeded Salve Regina University on Thursday evening at Toppa Field.
  • Morin Named CCC Senior Scholar-Athlete, Seven Golden Bears Earn All-CCC Accolades
    May 04, 2017
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (May 4, 2017) – Senior first baseman Daniel Morin (Salem, N.H.) was named the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Senior Scholar-Athlete of the Year and six other Golden Bears were recognized when the CCC announced its All-Conference teams and major award winners on Thursday afternoon.
  • Golden Bears Ranked Tenth in NCAA New England Regional Rankings
    May 04, 2017
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (May 4, 2017) – The NCAA released the second edition of its regional softball rankings on Thursday afternoon, with Western New England University making its debut in the New England Region at No. 10.
  • CCC Semifinals: Western New England Dominates Early, Holds on Late for 11-7 Victory over UNE
    May 03, 2017
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (May 3, 2017) – The second-seeded Western New England University men’s lacrosse team used a dominant first quarter performance to defeat third-seeded University of New England (UNE), 11-7, in the semifinal round of the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Tournament on Wednesday afternoon at Golden Bear Stadium.
  • Erika Sheinhait Earns NEISDA All-Academic Honors
    May 02, 2017
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (May 2, 2017) – Junior Erika Sheinhait (Framingham, Mass.) of the Western New England University women’s swimming team has been named to the 2016-17 New England Intercollegiate Swimming & Diving Association (NEISDA) All-Academic Team, it was announced last week.
  • Babson Blanks Western New England, 3-0
    May 01, 2017
    BABSON PARK, Mass. (May 1, 2017) – The Western New England University baseball team was unable to capitalize on its opportunities with runners on base in a 3-0, non-conference loss to Babson College on Monday afternoon at Govoni Field.
  • Kistner Collects Second Straight CCC Rookie of the Week Award
    May 01, 2017
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (May 1, 2017) – Freshman Aimee Kistner (Taunton, Mass.) of the Western New England University softball team has earned her second straight Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Rookie of the Week award, the league office announced on Monday afternoon.
  • Endicott Edges Western New England by One Stroke for CCC Title
    April 30, 2017
    LONGMEADOW, Mass. (April 30, 2017) – The Western New England University men’s golf team came up one stroke short of capturing its third straight Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) title on Sunday, as Endicott College held on for a narrow victory following the second round of the tournament at Twin Hills Country Club.
  • Golden Bears Unable to Come Up With Timely Hits in 4-1 Loss to No. 21/25 Southern Maine
    April 30, 2017
    GORHAM, Maine (April 30, 2017) – The Western New England University baseball team stranded 11 runners on base in a 4-1 setback to No. 21/25 nationally ranked University of Southern Maine on Sunday afternoon in non-conference action at Ed Flaherty Field.
  • Golden Bears Open CCC Tournament with 9-3 Win over Roger Williams
    April 29, 2017
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (April 29, 2017) – The second-seeded Western New England University softball team opened the double elimination round of the 2017 Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Tournament with a 9-3 victory over No. 3 seed Roger Williams University on Saturday afternoon at Golden Bear Park.
  • Western New England Trails Endicott by Five Strokes After Round One of CCC Championship
    April 29, 2017
    LONGMEADOW, Mass. (April 29, 2017) – The Western New England University men’s golf team trails first place Endicott College by five strokes following the first round of the 2017 Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Championship, which was held on Saturday at Twin Hills Country Club.
  • Second Half Effort Lifts UNE Past Western New England, 13-6, in CCC Tournament
    April 29, 2017
    BIDDEFORD, Maine. (April 29, 2017) – The sixth-seeded Western New England University women’s lacrosse team was outscored 6-1 during the second half of a 13-6 loss to third-seeded University of New England on Saturday afternoon in the opening round of the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Tournament at UNE’s Big Blue Turf.
  • Golden Bears Fall to Gordon in CCC Tournament, 5-1
    April 29, 2017
    WENHAM, Mass. (April 29, 2017) – The sixth-seeded Western New England University men’s tennis team was eliminated from the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Tournament with a 5-1 loss to No. 3 seed Gordon College on Saturday afternoon at the Brigham Complex.
  • Western New England Drops Non-Conference Contest to Westfield State, 13-5
    April 29, 2017
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (April 28, 2017) – The Western New England University baseball team dropped a 13-5, non-conference decision to Westfield State University on Saturday afternoon at Trelease Park.
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