2015-16 NESCAC in the Community Headlines

  • NESCAC in the Community - May 27, 2016
    May 27, 2016
    NESCAC student-athletes, coaches and teams were busy working with elementary schools, bringing attention to various awareness and research efforts and promoting good sportsmanship in this final edition of NESCAC in the Community for 2015-16.
  • Trinity SAAC Field Day With McDonough School Has Become Resounding Success
    May 06, 2016
    On Tuesday, April 26, sixth grade students from The McDonough Expeditionary Learning School (MELS) bussed over to Trinity College’s Ray Oosting Gymnasium for the second annual Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) Field Day. Led by representatives from most of Trinity’s varsity teams, the MLES sixth graders’ voices could be heard throughout the building cheering on their teammates in games of dizzy bat, shuttle runs, corn hole, and basketball.
  • Williams Baseball to Wear Pete Frates Wrist Bands on Strike Out ALS Day on April 27
    April 25, 2016
    Bill Barrale's Williams College baseball team will wear wrist bands honoring former Boston College baseball player Pete Frates as the Ephs support the cause to strike out the disease ALS ("Lou Gehrig's disease") when they host RPI at 4 p.m. on Bobby Coombs Field.
  • Tufts Baseball & Men's Lacrosse Supporting Trio of Worthy Causes on Saturday
    April 21, 2016
    Tufts University Athletics will lend its support to the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts, the Somerville Homeless Coalition, and Strike Out ALS at Saturday's baseball and men's lacrosse home games.
  • Hamilton SAAC Drives Successful Mini-Golf Tournament
    April 20, 2016
    To celebrate NCAA Division III Week, Hamilton’s Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) hosted a mini-golf tournament in the Field House on April 10. More than 100 students took part, along with faculty and staff and their families. While there was no fee to participate, $1,593 was raised for the One Love Foundation through donations at and before the event.
  • Colby Tennis to Host Kids Day
    April 15, 2016
    The Colby men’s and women’s tennis teams will host the first annual Colby Tennis Kids Day on Friday from 3-7 p.m. at the North Street Tennis Courts.
  • Middlebury SAAC to Host Sportsmanship Weekend
    April 15, 2016
    The Middlebury College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is proud to sponsor a Sportmanship Weekend during all home events. Activities throughout the weekend include a "whiteout" where fans are encouraged to wear white for all athletic events, tables setup at contests for kids to get a blue 'M' painted on their cheek by Middlebury SAAC members, a halftime kid's lacrosse game during the Middlebury and Trinity NESCAC women's lacrosse contest and much more.
  • Middlebury Softball to Host Green Dot Games
    April 14, 2016
    The Middlebury softball NESCAC doubleheader against Wesleyan on Saturday will serve as Middlebury's first Green Dot Games. The Panther softball team is the initial Middlebury varsity sport to become an official Green Dot team, having completed a team training sessions.
  • Wesleyan Football Helps Artists for World Peace Pack for Health Mission in Tanzania
    April 14, 2016
    On April 2, in a relentless rain, 20 Artists for World Peace volunteers—including Wesleyan football coach Dan DiCenzo and staunch members of the football team—loaded a 20-foot shipping container with $648,000 worth of medical equipment, eyeglasses, and other items.
  • Tufts Men's Lacrosse Announces Partnership with Somerville Homeless Coalition
    April 13, 2016
    The Tufts men’s lacrosse team has announced a new partnership with the Somerville Homeless Coalition (SHC) to help meet the needs of Somerville’s underprivileged population.
  • NESCAC in the Community - April 12, 2016
    April 12, 2016
    NESCAC student-athletes, coaches and teams were busy participating in Division III week last week, but they have also been visiting elementary schools, bringing attention to various awareness and research efforts and supporting the Special Olympics in this edition of NESCAC in the Community.
  • Williams SAAC Stepping Up Its Campaign Against Sexual Assault
    April 08, 2016
    In concordance with Division III Week, the Williams Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC) is ramping up their campaign against sexual assault.
  • Tufts Fan the Fire and Women's Lacrosse to Support Diabetes Research on Saturday
    April 07, 2016
    On Saturday afternoon (Apr. 9), the Tufts women's lacrosse team is hosting this spring's first Fan The Fire event at its game against Hamilton College at Bello Field starting at noon. The Jumbos will be playing in support of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).
  • Amherst Student-Athletes Wrap Up Special Olympic Season with Banquet
    April 05, 2016
    To celebrate a successful and fun 2015-16 Special Olympics season, the Amherst College Department of Athletics recently hosted Special Olympians and volunteers for an end of the year banquet as part of its on-going commitment to community engagement.
  • Amherst College Student-Athletes of Color Visit Sullivan Elementary School
    April 05, 2016
    Seven members of the Amherst College Student-Athletes of Color group recently visited the Lt. Clayre P. Sullivan Elementary School in Holyoke, Mass.
  • Connecticut College Field Hockey Raises Nearly $2,000 for CT Special Olympics
    March 29, 2016
    On Sunday, March 6, members of the Connecticut College field hockey team braved the frigid winter temperatures and took the Connecticut College Shoreline Penguin Plunge at Ocean Beach Park to benefit the Special Olympics of Connecticut.
  • Williams Baseball Continues College's Connection to Lowell Elementary School
    March 29, 2016
    Williams College has developed an extraordinary relationship with Lowell Elementary School in Mesa, Arizona and it started when a class of fifth graders wrote to the Dean's Office last fall and asked about the college.
  • Williams Softball Hosts Bring a Person to Practice Day
    March 15, 2016
    Under Eph head coach Kris Herman, the Williams softball team inaugurated a "Bring a Professor to Practice Day," which has become so popular with the players that it was expanded this year to include professors and other campus personnel.
  • Amherst Athletics Hosts Special Olympics Event
    March 10, 2016
    The Amherst College Department of Athletics recently hosted a Special Olympics event as part of its on-going community engagement efforts.
  • NESCAC in the Community - March 3, 2016
    March 03, 2016
    NESCAC student-athletes, coaches and teams have been extremely busy working with area youth and supporting local, national, and global organizations through fundraising and awareness efforts in this edition of NESCAC in the Community
  • Amherst Athletics Celebrates Black History Month at Wildwood Elementary
    February 26, 2016
    Members of the Amherst College Department of Athletics recently visited sixth graders at Wildwood Elementary School in Amherst as part of the department’s celebration of Black History Month.
  • NESCAC Launches You Can Play Video
    February 26, 2016
    The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) is proud to announce the launching of its You Can Play Project video today.
  • Wesleyan Athletics Hosts Girls and Women in Sports Day
    February 19, 2016
    On February 13, Wesleyan student athletes welcomed local girls to campus and recognized the courage, confidence, and character women and girls gain as they participate in sports.
  • Middlebury Ice Hockey Teams to "Pink the Rink"
    February 17, 2016
    The Friends of Panthers Hockey will host a "Pink the Rink" event for this weekend's games in Kenyon Arena on February 20 and 21. Fans are encouraged to make a donation at the door in support of the "Face Off Against Breast Cancer." Attendees are also encouraged to wear pink to the games to show your support for the cause.
  • Amherst Men's Lacrosse Partners with "You're With Us!"
    February 16, 2016
    The Amherst men's lacrosse team continues its strong tradition of community engagement and is a proud partner of "You're With Us!" You're With Us! is a program that creates inclusion opportunities for young adults with disabilities.
  • Connecticut College Women's Basketball to Host Play 4 Kay Game
    February 12, 2016
    The Connecticut College women's basketball team will host its Play 4 Kay Game Friday night at 7 p.m. in Luce Field House.
  • Tufts Women's Basketball to Support American Brain Tumor Association
    February 11, 2016
    On Friday, February 12, the Tufts women's basketball team is hosting another Fan The Fire event at its game against Williams College at Cousens Gymnasium starting at 7 p.m. The Jumbos will be playing in support of the American Brain Tumor Association.
  • Middlebury's David Saward in South Africa Taking Part in Grassroot Soccer Program
    February 10, 2016
    Middlebury men's soccer head coach David Saward is currently embarking on an adventure nearly halfway around the world. For nearly three months, the longtime head coach, who just completed his 31st season on the Panther bench, is in South Africa taking part in the Grassroot Soccer (GRS) program.
  • Tufts Men's Basketball Hosts Autism Awareness Game
    February 09, 2016
    Tufts hosted its second annual Men's Basketball Autism Awareness Day at Cousens Gym during last Saturday's game versus Amherst College.
  • Tufts Men's Ice Hockey to Host Green Dot Night on Friday
    February 03, 2016
    On Friday, February 5, the Tufts men's ice hockey team will host this semester's first Fan The Fire event at its game against Connecticut College at Valley Forum in Malden starting at 7 p.m. The Jumbos will be playing in support of the Green Dot Program.
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