2014-15 NESCAC in the Community Headlines

  • Hamilton Women's Basketball Recognized for Community Service
    June 01, 2015
    The Hamilton women's basketball team recently received a certificate of recognition from the Oneida County Office for the Aging and Continuing Care as a 2015 Older American Awards Honoree.
  • Wesleyan SAAC Hosts Dodgeball Tournament to Raise Funds for Anti-Bullying Play
    May 13, 2015
    The Wesleyan Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) hosted a dodgeball tournament to benefit the Community Foundation of Middlesex County’s Anti-Bullying Campaign on April 26. The funds raised were used to help defray the costs of local schools traveling to the Ivoryton Playhouse to see an anti-bullying play called “The Bully”.
  • NESCAC in the Community - April 17, 2015
    April 17, 2015
    This edition of NESCAC in the Community features two NESCAC teams that added members to their squads, a SAAC conference and NESCAC student-athletes and teams working to support organizations and work with area children.
  • Trinity Student-Athletes Host Field Day for Sixth Graders from the McDonough School
    April 16, 2015
    On Thursday, April 9, members of the Trinity Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) and other Bantam student-athletes took part in a field day with children from the sixth grade of the McDonough School.
  • Williams SAAC Hosts Conference
    April 16, 2015
    On Saturday, April 11, approximately 60 student-athletes from 11 colleges in the northeast convened in historic Griffin Hall at Williams College to critically examine the role that athletics can and/or ought to play on college campuses.
  • Trinity Women's Lacrosse Welcomes Two New Members Through Team IMPACT
    April 13, 2015
    Last Wednesday, the Trinity women's lacrosse team welcomed two new members to the team this season, as 14-year-old Shyanne and her nine-year-old sister, Zaylee, from East Hartford, Connecticut were added to the roster in a ceremony after practice.
  • NESCAC Schools Celebrating DIII Week
    April 09, 2015
    In celebration of Division III week, which runs from April 6-12, NESCAC institutions are participating in a variety of events throughout the week. Events range from using social media to promote student-athletes’ reasons for “WhyD3?” to hosting Special Olympics events and field days for local children to honoring scholar-athletes.
  • Three NESCAC Teams Serve on Panel at TeamIMPACT Gala
    April 08, 2015
    Members from three of the 40 NESCAC teams who have drafted players onto their respective squads through Team IMPACT, along with the draftees, served on a panel at the Team IMPACT Gala on April 2 to talk about their experiences.
  • Trinity Baseball Works with Be The Match for Bone Marrow Registry
    April 08, 2015
    On April 2, Trinity baseball players stepped up to the plate for the Bone Marrow donation registry. In conjunction with the Be The Match organization, the players got their mouths swabbed and encouraged fellow students to do the same.
  • A Pledge from Every Williams Team
    April 08, 2015
    In honor of NCAA Division III Week and the Sexual Assault Awareness Month Day of Action, the Williams Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is displaying a clothesline project on the north face of the Paresky Center. The clothesline project was unveiled on Tuesday and it is focused on combating sexual assault and raising awareness for victims.
  • Wesleyan Hosts Fifth Annual Recess for Local School
    April 03, 2015
    Approximately 45 student from the Macdonough School in Middletown came to Wesleyan for recess on Thursday, April 2. It was the fifth year in a row that an area school has been invited to Wesleyan's Bacon Field House for a noontime recess in early April.
  • Tufts Men's Lacrosse Volunteers at Cradles to Crayons for Seventh Year
    March 24, 2015
    Following a long road trip to Maryland, the Tufts men’s lacrosse team held its seventh annual volunteer day at Cradles to Crayons in Brighton during spring break, continuing its tradition of support for local public service organizations.
  • Tufts Field Hockey Welcomes Newest Member Through Team IMPACT
    March 12, 2015
    Catherine Malatesta, a 16-year old junior from Arlington, who loves field hockey, singing and acting was welcomed by the Tufts field hockey team joining the team for dinner on Monday night in what looks to be the first of many team dinners for Catherine.
  • NESCAC in the Community - March 5, 2015
    March 05, 2015
    This edition of NESCAC in the Community features NESCAC student-athletes and teams working to raise money, support organizations and work with area children.
  • Amherst Students Volunteer for Special Olympics Basketball Tournament
    March 05, 2015
    Members of the Amherst College community joined with the Special Olympics to conduct a basketball tournament organized by assistant athletics director/diversity & inclusion Billy McBride at Alumni Gymnasium this past Sunday.
  • Wesleyan SAAC Holds Anti-Bullying Rally at Wilson Middle School
    March 03, 2015
    A dozen Wesleyan SAAC members from a variety of women’s and men’s sports teams, including football, basketball and lacrosse, went to Wilson Middle School for two separate presentations on anti-bullying for seventh- and eighth-graders.
  • Amherst Athletics Celebrates Black History Month
    February 25, 2015
    In honor of Black History Month, assistant athletics director/diversity & inclusion, Billy McBride, and Amherst College assistant football coach, Adam Banks, as well as nine student-athletes, participated in several community service events in recent weeks.
  • Bates Field Hockey and Women's Soccer Team Up at Local Food Bank
    February 25, 2015
    The Bates women's soccer and field hockey teams combined efforts over the weekend, teaming up on Saturday, February 7 at the Good Shepherd Food Bank in nearby Auburn. Both teams began their relationship with the food bank in the spring of 2014 as a way to better serve the Lewiston-Auburn community.
  • Tufts Men's Ice Hockey to Raise Money/Awareness for Special Operations Warrior Foundation
    February 12, 2015
    When the Tufts men’s ice hockey team takes the ice on Friday night, they will have not one, but two goals. Beat Hamilton and raise money and awareness for a great cause. The Jumbos will be using Friday night’s game as a fundraiser for The Special Operations Warrior Foundation.
  • Trinity Men's Ice Hockey Raises $3,000 for ALS
    February 11, 2015
    The Trinity men's ice hockey team hosted a fundraiser for the ALS Association leading up to and during a home game against NESCAC rival Colby on February 14.
  • Connecticut College Men's Ice Hockey to Host 4th Annual Green Dot Game
    February 06, 2015
    For the fourth year in a row, the Connecticut College men's ice hockey team is raising awareness about the "Green Dot" program, a campus initiative to prevent power-based personal violence through bystander intervention. The Green Dot Hockey Game will be hosted by the Camels this Saturday, Feb. 7, when the team hosts Tufts University for a 7 p.m. game in Dayton Arena.
  • Bowdoin SAAC To Present Month-Long Series of Special Olympics Maine Sports Clinics
    February 04, 2015
    The Bowdoin College Student Athlete Advisory Committee (BSAAC) will host a month of clinics for Special Olympics Maine athletes in February, culminating in a campus campaign to "Spread the Word to End the Word."
  • Six Hamilton Men's Soccer Players Volunteer in Guatemala
    February 04, 2015
    Six members of the Hamilton Men’s Soccer team traveled to Guatemala for a service trip during winter break in January through the Guatemala Healing Hands Foundation (GHHF). They spent a week in the village of Chichoy Alto, in the region of Patzun, Chimaltenango, where they worked to help finish building the village school.
  • Tufts Men's Basketball to Participate in Autism Awareness Day
    February 04, 2015
    One of Tufts’ own, alumnus Pat Skerry A92, head coach of men’s basketball at Towson University, along with Tom Herrion of Marshall University started a national campaign last year to highlight autism awareness in NCAA basketball. Continuing this year, Coaches Powering Forward for Autism, is February 7, in a partnership with Autism Speaks. The Jumbos will do their part when they host Williams at Cousens Gymnasium.
  • NESCAC in the Community - February 3, 2015
    February 03, 2015
    This edition of NESCAC in the Community features NESCAC student-athletes and teams working to raise money, support organizations and work with area children after returning to campus.
  • Amherst Women's Ice Hockey to Host "Pink in the Rink" Game
    January 29, 2015
    The Amherst women’s ice hockey program will host its third annual “Pink in the Rink” game on Sunday, Feb. 1. The puck drops at Orr Rink at 3 p.m. as the Jeffs host NESCAC rival Connecticut College in the second of two weekend meetings between the schools.
  • Bowdoin To Host Annual Girls and Women in Sports Day Sunday
    January 29, 2015
    The Bowdoin College Athletic Department will host its annual "Girls and Women in Sports" celebration this weekend, Jan. 30-Feb. 1. The weekend will culminate with "Girls and Women in Sports Day" on Super Sunday, February 1, at Farley Field House.
  • Tufts Lacrosse Teams Raising Awareness of Relationship Violence
    January 28, 2015
    The Tufts men’s and women’s lacrosse teams are taking part in a new movement has given extra meaning to every mile, every sprint, every yard this season. Yards for Yeardley is an initiative that functions in conjunction with the One Love Foundation, an organization that raises awareness about relationship violence.
  • Trinity Squash Student-Athletes Mentoring Hartford Youth
    January 22, 2015
    Trinity squash players are known for their prowess on the court and in the classroom. What many people do not know, however, is the extent of their passion for coaching and mentoring. This year, Trinity has partnered with Capitol Squash, a new urban squash program that provides both squash and academic enrichment to students of Hartford.
  • Middlebury Women's Ice Hockey to Support Breast Cancer Awareness
    January 16, 2015
    The Middlebury women's hockey program will be helping to raise awareness for breast cancer this weekend when it hosts Amherst on Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 3 p.m.
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