Unofficial Orientation Series: Athletics/Athlete Life

Wesleyan Athletics

Some of you frosh may not know that WesTech competes in the prestigious NESCAC—the most competitive D3 conference in the country. Do not worry; you will not have to enter a lottery system to obtain tickets to see a home football game. We are not like these fans, and we never will be. That’s okay. Do not believe the naysayers who claim that Wesleyan students do not support or appreciate athletics. If you are attempting to relive your high school glory days, looking to get or stay fit, or trying out a new sport, Wesleyan has what you are looking for.

Last year the Dirty Birds did some damage in the ‘CAC, so here are some things you need to know about our varsity teams: Baseball and Men’s Lacrosse each played in the ‘CAC Finals; Women’s Crew produced an All-American rower; Wrestling finished the season ranked 11th in D3; Softball yielded a player of the year, as did Men’s Ice Hockey. These are just a few of the accolades we earned in 2012-2013.

A troubled freshman once asked whether Clark is too far away from Freeman. No, it is not too far. For all you Bryce Harper fans, “That’s a clown question, bro.” Here is the link to a campus map if you’re still concerned; and here are the facility hours.

Freeman has everything that you need: among other things, a weight room, sauna, steam room, locker rooms for athletes and non-athletes, field house, pool, and rowing center. Do not hesitate to see Joe Fountain, the Director of Athletic Injury Care, or Bob Chiapetta, Manager of Intercollegiate Operations. The former can treat your injuries; the latter can provide you with equipment.  They are both located on the bottom floor near the locker rooms. I almost forgot about this stunner. When the varsity teams are not using it, I’m sure that there will be intramural games played on it.

Yours truly will be playing intramural basketball in November. It’s chill since you only have to put on your Nikes once a week. Check out this site for our fall, winter and spring leagues. Also, there are plenty of club teams, like fencing, cycling, co-ed ice hockey, etc., though they require more commitment than intramural sports.

Since there is so much more to discover about athletics at Wesleyan, please explore the main page of the athletics department. Check out the team schedules, new exercise programs, sports class offerings, and much more.

Oh, I almost forgot. The football team will be hosting the first ever night game on the gridiron in NESCAC history. Come to Andrus field at 6 PM on September 21st to see your Wesleyan Cardinals take on the Tufts Jumbos in this historic matchup!

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3 thoughts on “Unofficial Orientation Series: Athletics/Athlete Life

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  2. Weskid '15

    Also, don’t forget to check out the bevy of cool club sports as well! They rep Wes in everything from frisbee to fencing and rugby to sailing! They’re a great way to meet people, get involved, try a new sport, and/or represent your school outside of the varsity level.

  3. MaggieCaroline

    And a kick ass cheerleading team with voter registration/global climate change/feminism themed routines that you won’t find mentioned on any of the linked pages ;)

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