Throughout the summer of 2015, the Wells College Department of Athletics website will look back at the "year that was". Starting with men's lacrosse on Thursday, June 11, a comprehensive "season in review" for each of Wells' 14 NCAA Division III varsity sports will be posted, giving fans not only a look back but also a look forward to the upcoming season of play.
- Men's Lacrosse (06/11/15)
- Women's Tennis (06/12/15)
- Men's Volleyball (06/19/15)
- Women's Lacrosse (06/26/15)
- Men's Basketball (07/03/15)
- Women's Swimming (07/10/15)
- Women's Basketball (07/17/15)
- Men's Swimming (07/24/15)
- Field Hockey (07/31/15)
- Men's Soccer (08/07/15)
- Women's Volleyball (08/14/15)
- Men's Cross Country (08/21/15)
- Women's Soccer (08/28/15)
- Women's Cross Country (09/04/15)
For the second-straight season, the men's lacrosse program at Wells posted its best season ever. Racking up four victories and their first North Eastern Athletic Conference victory in three years, the Express saw three student-athletes earn All-Conference honors and many single game records were set throughout the year.
POSTSEASON AWARD WINNERS
|MOST VALUABLE PLAYER
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
- ALL-CONFERENCE: Sophomore Alex Milliken (Hilton, N.Y.), senior Hayden Shuster (Careywood, Id.) and junior Connor Jansen (Horseheads, N.Y.) all picked up North Eastern Athletic Conference Men's Lacrosse All-League honors for their performances on the Wells College men's lacrosse team in 2015.
- NO SOPHOMORE SLUMP: Earning Second Team All-NEAC honors, Milliken scored 24 goals and 21 assists for 47 points (24-21=47) as a sophomore to rank seventh overall in the NEAC. Against conference opponents in 2015, Milliken racked up 23 total points after scoring 14 goals and nine assists. Against Wheelock in the final game of the season, Milliken became the fourth player in team history to reach 100 career points in a Wells uniform and finished his first two years at Wells with 71 goals and 33 assists for 104 points (71-33=104) in only 24 games played.
- "CAUSING" A "STER": Hayden Shuster secured Second Team All-Conference after an outstanding senior campaign. He concluded his career ranked fifth nationally in caused turnovers with an average of three per contest. Leading all NEAC players with 36 caused turnovers (that included a NEAC-leading 21 against conference opponents), Shuster has recorded at least ground ball in 48 of his 49 career games and caused at least one turnover in each game as a senior. He concludes his career having played in 49 career games while ranking first in career caused turnovers (141) and caused turnovers per game (2.88). His 233 ground balls rank second and his 4.76 ground balls per game place him fourth in the team's eight-year history.
- THIRD TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE: Earning Third Team All-Conference honors, Jansen finished in eight place amongst NEAC players with 45 points via 25 goals and 20 assists in 2015. In his team's 13-2 NEAC victory against Medaille on Apr. 18, Jansen became the third player in team history to reach 100 career points on offense. The team leader in goal scoring with 25, Jansen has recorded at least one point on offense in 35-of-36 career games. The team's all-time leader in assists (41), Jansen will head into his senior campaign ranked second in the team's history with 118 career points.
- 23 SKIDOO: Against Houghton on Mar. 27, Wells tied the team record of 23 goals scored in a 23-6 victory. Wells also racked up three man-down goals, setting a program record for shorthanded tallies. 11 different players scored at least one goal for Wells while 12 players registered at least one point of offense, both team records.
- ALFRED STATE OF MIND: Trailing by a 4-2 score at halftime, Wells came from behind to post an 11-8 victory over Alfred State College on Apr. 13. Wells goalkeeper Tyler Bischoff (Allendale, N.J.) picked up his sixth career victory between the pipes, setting the program record for career wins after passing current Assistant Coach Kyle Brimm '12.
- DEFEATING THE MAVS: In his team's first NEAC victory since Mar. 31, 2012 on Apr. 18, Jansen scored three goals and added two assists for five points (3-2=5) in a 13-2 victory over Medaille, becoming only the third player in team history to crack 100 career points. At season's end, Jansen (77-41=118) trails only Daniel Munsell '13 in career point scoring (106-25=131).
- TAMING THE WILDCATS: Wells concluded their eighth season as a varsity program having set numerous records in a 24-3 win over Wheelock on Apr. 26. Earning its team-record fourth overall win of the year, Wells set the single-game record for goal scoring (24) and racked up a record-setting 44 points on offense (24-20=44) to shatter the previous record of 36. The Express also set program records in single-game ground balls (85) and faceoffs (24).