Men’s Rowing Dives In

Men’s Rowing Dives In

Buoyed by by years of success as a club sport, Wentworth men’s rowing is taking the plunge into varsity athletics. The team is competing at the Division III level this fall and is the Institutes’s 15th varsity sport. “They have proven over the years to be a very dedicated and accomplished program, and I look for those traits to continue in the future,”...

THE (BEAUT1FUL) NUMB3RS GAME

THE (BEAUT1FUL) NUMB3RS GAME

SOCCER IS FACING THIS PROBLEM that baseball didn’t have: baseball statistics are wildly available,” says Devin Pleuler, BCOS ’11, a former Leopard goalkeeper and data scientist who spends his off-hours exploring soccer stats as a columnist for Major League Soccer. “[Famed baseball statistician] Bill James didn’t need much more than box...

Turf’s Up

Turf’s Up

The home of the leopards got a massive upgrade this summer: a state of-the-art, million-pound system of artificial turf and soil. It’s a boon to current athletes, says Director of Athletics Angel Ayres, and a big help in convincing recruits that the synthetic grass might just be greener at Wentworth. “It’s a huge benefit for us if we can show them a...

LAX Launch

LAX Launch

Photos by Jarrod McCabe   Last season, two opponents showed up to face Wentworth’s women’s lacrosse club team short of the required 11 players. We had to lend them people from our team,” says Jessica Houghton, BSA ’15. “At that point, I wished we were varsity.” This fall, that wish became reality: women’s lacrosse has been elevated to...

Back in the Game

Back in the Game

Seventeen minutes into the third game of last season—a wet September match against Clark University—midfielder and team captain Liz Somma, BEET ’13, stuck out her left foot to block a shot, meeting the ball just as it was kicked. The impact sent her foot flying one way and her knee another. There was an audible, ominous pop. A few hospital...