The Wellesley Cross Country team started their fall season strong by putting their best foot forward. The Blue hosted the Wellesley 5K Invitational on Sept. 2 and squeezed in behind Brandeis to take a second place finish overall. Senior Claire Anderson finished in second place in the 5K race with a time of 18:45.06. Anderson set a personal record of 18:08.32 at the 5K UMass Dartmouth Invitational 2 weeks later. Senior Ellie Murphy-Weise also set a PR of 18:28.02 at this race. They will take to the course again at the Connecticut College Invitational on Oct. 15.
The Field Hockey team stands 3-4 on the Fall 2022 season so far. With a tough set of games at the start of the year, they are picking up some momentum off a 3-2 win against Worcester State University on Sept. 13 and a 5-1 win against Clark University on Sept. 17. The Blue was excited to hear that teammate Alex Lenart ’24 received the NEWMAC Offensive Athlete of the Week award for the week of Sept. 11. Lenart had four goals, 11 shots and two wins during the week.
The Soccer team has had a strong start to their season with new Head Coach Caitlin Pickul at the helm. The Blue has collected four wins out of six games so far, which highlighted great performances from several players. Juniors Remi Fernandez and Paige Sangston have scored goals that helped bring the team to victories over Simmons College, Suffolk University and Framingham State University. Senior goalkeeper Kendall Lincoln has saved 75% of shots on goal this season. The Blue takes to the field against Springfield University and Curry College this week.
As the Volleyball team chips away at their 25-game season, the team is seeing a lot of participation from new players. Lone Senior TylerBell Smith has been tasked with leading the team through their 4-6 start to the season. One of the team’s best games so far was against Norwich University in which Kate Salimbier ’24 had 14 kills and first-year libero Kaija Kunze-Hoeg picked up 17 digs to lift The Blue to a 3-0 win on Sept. 7. The team has faced tough opponents such as MIT and Springfield University, but they will carry energy with them after a 3-2 win over Keene State University on Sept. 22 throughout the rest of their season.