Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts

Team leaders

James Greenslit ’06 named head coach at Roger Williams University

James Greenslit ’06

James Greenslit ’06

Former Wheaton men’s soccer assistant coach and three-time All-American James Greenslit ’06 has been hired as the head coach of the men’s soccer program at Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I.

“We are excited for James as he takes over the program at Roger Williams,” said Wheaton men’s soccer head coach Matt Cushing. “James is one of the great young coaches in our profession who is prepared to sit in the head coaching chair. I can’t wait to see his teams in action.”

Greenslit takes over the Roger Williams men’s soccer program after spending the past three seasons, and five seasons total, at Wheaton. In 2014, Greenslit helped the Lyons to a 17–4–2 overall record and the team’s second straight appearance in the NCAA tournament.

In Greenslit’s five seasons as an assistant coach with Wheaton, the Lyons compiled a 72–27–10 record for a .706 winning percentage. The Lyons captured one New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) regular season championship, one conference tournament championship, made two appearances in the NCAA tournament, and qualified for the NEWMAC playoffs in all five years. [Read more...]

Outstanding in his field

Mike Gibbons ’15 signs with New York Mets

Gibbons-MikeMike Gibbons’s earliest baseball memories are like those of many kids: He played catch for hours in his yard; imitated batting stances and pitching motions of his favorite players; and pursued the sport in Little League and high school at the encouragement of his parents, who had both played college sports.

But not every kid gets to live the dream of playing for a Major League Baseball team. He will. In the fall, Gibbons signed on with a major league team—the New York Mets. [Read more...]

Replay: Fall in review

Men’s cross country

Dylan Cooper ’17

Dylan Cooper ’17

Conner Bourgoin ’16

Conner Bourgoin ’16

Conner Bourgoin ’16 and Dylan Cooper ’17 each appeared on the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Academic All-Conference list. Wheaton finished fourth at the conference championship, its best placement in NEWMAC Championship races since 2004. [Read more...]

Exploring climate change

Point guard jumps at opportunity to research in Siberia

Senior McKenzie “Kenzie” Kuhn ’15 (Photo by Chris Linder)

Senior McKenzie “Kenzie” Kuhn ’15 (Photo by Chris Linder)

Senior McKenzie “Kenzie” Kuhn ’15, an environmental science major, jumps at opportunities to learn outside the classroom. This summer doing so landed her in Siberia, Russia, where she participated in the Polaris Project as a student researcher, exploring the effects of methane gas, an essential greenhouse gas that is contributing to our globe’s warming climate.

“Wheaton’s environmental science program has done a great job of introducing me to multiple scientific disciplines from field geology in Death Valley to instrumental chemistry in the Wheaton laboratories,” said Kuhn, a point guard on the women’s basketball team. “After spending a month in Siberia, I came away from the experience with a new appreciation for the Arctic landscape and a passion for the environmental fieldwork that accompanies it.” [Read more...]