Athletics

Leslie Salmon Jones plays drums as alums dance around her
Winter 2019
It’s early on a Saturday morning on the first day of BLUEprint, the WCAA’s annual fall leadership training for alumnae volunteers. But this isn’t your usual session on how to run a reunion. Two dozen…More
A photo shows Arielle Mitropoulos ’19 (#11) and Julia Rappaport ’22 (#10) jumping for joy as Sophia Albanese ’21 (#24) scores her first collegiate goal in a 5–0 win over the University of Maine at Farmington this past September.
Winter 2019
The elation that comes along with scoring a goal is not reserved for the player who puts it in the back of the net. Just ask Arielle Mitropoulos ’19 (#11), who literally leaped for joy when her teammate Sophia Albanese ’21 (#24) scored her first collegiate goal in a game earlier this season.More
A photo portrait of Nhia Solari '19
Fall 2018
In July, the College’s comprehensive campaign dedicated to the Wellesley Effect surpassed its ambitious $500 million goal, the largest ever set by a women’s college, concluding a full year ahead of schedule. Meet five members of the community who are already benefiting from that success.More
A photo of Leslie Andrews ’82,golf club in hand, on the course at Nehoiden.
Summer 2018
When Leslie Andrews ’82 heard about the vision for the Nehoiden Golf Club’s future from Nancy Coleman, associate provost and director of strategic growth initiatives, and Rob Haley, general manager at Nehoiden, she was hooked. “I said, ‘Sign me up, and when do we start?’”More
Connie Bauman
Spring 2018
Connie Bauman, professor of the practice in Physical Education, Recreation, and Athletics (PERA), looks back on her 39 years at the College, coaching, teaching, bringing health concepts out of the gym and into the classroom, and directing a popular on-site wellness program for employees.More
Maura Sticco-Ivins ’18 doing a dive
Spring 2018
Maura Sticco-Ivins ’18 makes a fourth consecutive trip to the Division III NCAA championship; Audrey Elkus ’18 asks career women “Okay, But What Do You Do?”; Wellesley dining halls donate uneaten food; and more!More
Taylor Hood ’18 in her fencing gear.
Spring 2018
It was the summer before seventh grade, and Taylor Hood ’18 had tried a few sports, but none really clicked. So her parents made her do Pilates at the YMCA, where she happened to see a poster advertising a fencing class. And her life hasn’t been the same since.More
A photo of biathlete Clare Egan '10 cross-country skiing during the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Spring 2018
For the last eight years, Clare Egan ’10 has had her eyes on a prize: representing the U.S. at the Olympics.More
Portrait of Yasmine Reece ’19 in her volleyball uniform, holding a volleyball.
Winter 2018
If there’s a theme in the athletic career of Yasmine Reece ’19, it’s probably jumping. She played basketball and volleyball for years, and she even tried the high jump. In the end, though, volleyball won out.More
A giant green dragon that seniors made of balloons, crepe paper, and cardboard presides over the Science Center.
Summer 2017
Seniors paint Wellesley green; Amal Cheema ’17 awarded Watson Fellowship; Squash will compete at the club level.More