AURORA, N.Y. - Wells College announces plans to add women's and men's basketball teams beginning in the 2008-09 academic year. The men's basketball program, led by head coach Joe Wojtylko, will begin competing at the intercollegiate level in October 2008. The women's program will be offered at the club level during the first year, and will elevate to the intercollegiate level in the 2009-2010 season.
"I am pleased by this latest addition to our athletics program," says Director of Athletics for Recruitment and Retention Jamey Ventura. "Adding basketball to our athletics program provides more opportunities for our student-athletes and introduces an exciting spectator sport for our entire community to enjoy during the cold winter months."
Wells College is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III member and joined the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) in Fall 2007. The College currently offers intercollegiate teams for women in field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, and tennis. In fall 2005, as Wells transitioned to coeducation, the College introduced men's soccer and swimming, and a cross country team for both men and women. Men's lacrosse will debut at the intercollegiate level this spring.
"This is a great time for athletics at Wells College," said Ventura. "We have a dedicated coaching staff that is working hard to recruit the best student-athletes to Wells. At the Division III level, student-athletes are choosing a college that can provide them with an excellent education; when we add in the opportunity to continue playing varsity athletics, we enhance their overall college experience. The bond these student-athletes will form at Wells College with their teammates, coaches, professors, and peers create a tremendous learning experience and memories that will last a lifetime."
The College continues to develop plans for additional sport sponsorship that are inclusive of both men and women, and meet the needs of college students today.
To advance its athletics programs, Wells offers a variety of indoor and outdoor athletic facilities. The Schwartz Athletic Center houses a swimming pool, gymnasium, and two tennis courts; a state-of-the-art fitness center opened in fall 2006. Outdoor facilities include four newly rebuilt tennis courts, softball field, boathouse, a 9-hole golf course, and game fields for field hockey, soccer, and lacrosse. New cross country running trails have been designed and will be developed this year.
June 23, 2011 EXPRESS WOMEN'S BASKETBALL SEASON REVIEW
March 29, 2011 ROSER EARNS NEAC FIRST TEAM HONORS
February 20, 2011 EXPRESS FALL IN REGULAR SEASON FINALE
February 19, 2011 NITTANY LIONS TROUNCE EXPRESS
February 13, 2011 ROSER FINISHES WITH 32 POINTS AND 31 REBOUNDS IN OT VICTORY
February 12, 2011 EXPRESS RALLY BACK FROM 15 POINTS DOWN, FALL IN FINAL SECONDS
February 9, 2011 LAST SECOND SHOT SINKS EXPRESS
February 5, 2011 WILDCATS HOLD OFF EXPRESS
February 3, 2011 COBLESKILL CONTAINS EXPRESS
January 29, 2011 STORM TOP EXPRESS FOR TENTH STRAIGHT
January 24, 2011 ROSER EARNS THIRD NEAC STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK AWARD
January 22, 2011 EXPRESS SNAP SIX GAME SKID WITH WIN OVER WILDCATS
January 20, 2011 DEFENSE LEADS SAXONS PAST EXPRESS
January 18, 2011 ROSER POURS IN 27 POINTS IN LOSS TO COBLESKILL
January 16, 2011 PENN ST.-ABINGTON CRUISES TO VICTORY
January 15, 2011 PENN ST.-BERKS ROLLS TO VICTORY OVER EXPRESS
January 12, 2011 WILDCATS SINK EXPRESS
January 9, 2011 ST. ELIZABETH SOARS PAST EXPRESS
January 8, 2011 ROSER LEADS WELLS PAST WILSON
December 7, 2010 KEUKA DEFENSE HOLDS BACK EXPRESS
December 7, 2010 ROSER EARNS SECOND NEAC STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK AWARD
December 5, 2010 ROSER SCORES 26 IN LOSS TO HARRISBURG
December 4, 2010 BISON CHARGE OVER EXPRESS IN SECOND HALF
December 1, 2010 CAZENOVIA KNOCKS OFF EXPRESS
November 27, 2010 HAMILTON DEFENSE OVERPOWERS EXPRESS
November 27, 2010 ROSER NAMED NEAC STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
November 23, 2010 WELLS DEFEATS MORRISVILLE FOR FIRST VICTORY IN PROGRAM HISTORY
November 21, 2010 ROSER AND RYAN COMBINE FOR 42 POINTS IN LOSS TO WILSON
November 20, 2010 COLLEGE OF ST. ELIZABETH EDGES EXPRESS
November 15, 2010 WELLS DROPS SEASON OPENER TO HARTWICK
November 15, 2009 WELLS COLLEGE ADDS WOMEN'S BASKETBALL; MIKE O'BRIEN NAMED HEAD COACH
January 31, 2008 SHAWNA LITTLE TABBED NEW HEAD WOMEN'S SOFTBALL AND BASKETBALL COACH
January 1, 2008 WELLS COLLEGE INTRODUCES WOMEN’S AND MEN’S BASKETBALL