Wentworth’s Men’s Volleyball has had a great season thus far with an impressive 10-2 record.  Hear from two freshman players Jon Roat (pictured right) a Biomedical Engineering student from Rochester, New York and Sean Mullen, (pictured left) a Mechanical Engineering, student from Longwood, Florida about their hopes for the 2015 season.

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Sean Mullen

Jon Roat

Jon Roat

 

What is the best part about being a student-athlete at Wentworth?

Roat: So far, it’s been the group of guys I’ve met on the volleyball team. We are from all over the country. My roommate is a volleyball player as well.

Mullen: We’re going to compete for a conference championship this year. Add that to the location and atmosphere of Boston and this is a great place for me.

What are you most excited for in the upcoming season?

Mullen: I want to make it to the NCAA tournament. I hope I can help make that happen.

Roat: [To have a] chance to play against many of my former high school and club volleyball teammates [at the collegiate level].

What advice do you have for prospective students thinking of participating in athletics at Wentworth?

Roat: I considered going to another school solely for academics, I’m glad I didn’t. Some people quit sports because they think they can’t manage both at the college level. It’s definitely doable, you just have to be focused.

Mullen: I think the better question is—Why wouldn’t you? If you have the opportunity don’t waste it.

What has been your favorite Wentworth athletics moment thus far?

Roat: Our first day of practice was so exciting. Coach Giglio had been recruiting me to come to Wentworth for two years, so to finally make it official was great.

Mullen: So far, our team lifts and practice have been really productive. I think we have so much potential.

Coach Giglio: We’re coming off the best season in school history with a record of 27-8 and our first ever ECAC championship. Our goal is to be an NCAA tournament team but we have a tough conference with perennial powerhouse Rivier and our neighbor Emmanuel both posing stiff competition. While we graduated some of the best players in program history, we have a tremendous group of young and talented players ready to elevate the program to the next level.

The team’s Valentine’s Day match up against Hunter at Springfield College is sure to be action packed.  If their season continues on its current trajectory, the ECAC championship is a definite for this group of dedicated and talented young men.  We wish them continued success in the 2015 season.

 We wish the New England Patriots the best of luck as they vie for yet another Super Bowl championship on Sunday, February 1st at 6:30pm. We’ll be watching and hope you will be too.

 Also, if you’re still hung up on deflate-gate, watch Wentworth’s Assistant Physics Professor James O’Brien’s take here.

Go Pats!

As chilly temperatures encourage many of us to hunker down at home with hot chocolate and Netflix, our winter athletes are just beginning to ramp up their quest for NCAA Division III victory.  Help us cheer them on in a new blog feature we’re calling Winter Athletics Roundup.  First up, their skills are as cold as ice, [pun intended] meet freshman forwards Brian Farkas and Christopher Sattler from Wentworth’s Ice Hockey team.

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Brian Farkas

Brian hails from Seattle, Washington and studies Interdisciplinary Engineering and scored the shootout winner in the Salem State tournament earlier this season.  He notes that “the best part about being a student athlete at Wentworth is the opportunity to earn a great education while continuing to play the sport he loves.” He is most excited for the “final stretch of the season and a deep playoff run.” He encourages prospective athletes to “manage your time well, Wentworth is not an easy school and it is important to balance your time with school and sports.”
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Chris Sattler

From Springfield, Massachusetts, Chris studies Construction Management and his hometown team, Western New England University, didn’t know what hit them when Chris scored two goals in less than 26 seconds against them earlier this season.  He enjoys the camaraderie of the team, especially the opportunity to befriend upperclassmen studying Construction Management because they help inform him of future expectations of the major and how to excel in classes.  Chris encourages prospective freshman athletes to “go for it, Wentworth is a great school and in the end you will graduate with great job opportunities.”

 

 Both Chris and Brian hope to win the ECAC Northeast and make the NCAA playoffs. Their current record is 6-6-2 and their next game takes place on Wednesday, January 14 against UMass Boston at 7:30 PM.  We wish them the best of luck. Go Leopards!

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Happy New Year blog-o-sphere! On January 1, 2015 the FAFSA (the Free Application for Federal Student Aid) became available for the class of 2019. For tips and tricks from Wentworth’s financial aid experts check out Wentworth’s Financial Aid Blog.

FAFSA FAQ’s

As we look ahead to the Spring 2015 semester we are thrilled to welcome our incoming class of transfer students.  Since many transfer students choose to commute to Wentworth, we asked Mallory Pernaa, Coordinator of Commuter Student Programs to create a short vlog for us with resources for commuter students.  Check it out HERE.

Resources for Commuter Students

Sorry we haven’t written in a while, we’ve been busy reviewing your applications for the Fall and Spring 2015 semesters. If you’re not sure about the status of your application, don’t panic! Please give us a call  at 617-989-4000 and we’ll be happy to help.

Please note, Wentworth will be closed on Wednesday, December 24 through Monday, January 5 for Winter Break.

The Leopard makes a winter friend as applications abound in the Admissions Office.

Sending warm wishes for a happy, healthy, holiday season.

-The Wentworth Admissions Team

Wentworth Admission’s fall travel season has come to a close and we are thankful to be able to wake up in our own familiar beds and eat delicious home-cooked meals.  Admittedly though, we’re a little nostalgic for You-Pick-Two lunches and plush hotel bedding.

All kidding aside, we want to thank you the students and families that we’ve met at high school visits and college fairs across the country and around the world. You energize us with your passion, welcome us to unfamiliar places with your smiles, and warm our hearts with your kindness.

Seniors, as we begin to review your applications it’s nice to meet some of you all over again. We are awed by your talents and accomplishments. Thank you for sharing your stories with us.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

 

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From Long Island to Lady Liberty, counselor Adina loves all the sights and sounds that New York has to offer!

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Views From The Road: New York

Are those the gorgeous rolling hills of Vermont? No, they’re not! Admissions Counselor Abby took this serene shot of a field in the Nutmeg State on her way to a college fair!

 

Views From The Road: Connecticut

Rachel appreciates the great eats her Mid-Atlantic territory has to offer, including Philadelphia style cheesecake and Baltimore’s famous crab cakes. The views aren’t so bad either—check out a sunset over the Baltimore city skyline and Robert Indiana’s LOVE statue in Philadelphia. 

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Views From The Road: Mid-Atlantic