Diane C. Nordin ’80 Athletic Field by the numbers

Wheaton College Field Hockey vs Babson College.The new artificial turf field has been getting regular use since the end of August 2013, thanks to the generous donations of alumnae/i, parents and friends. Here is a look at what has been happening on the field so far, including the night game pictured above.


Oct. 13, 2012, at Homecoming

Open for action: Fall 2013

Project cost:

Construction: $2.86 million

Maintenance endowment: $1 million

By the numbers:

230 practices and counting (yes, even in winter)

16 games played (men’s soccer, field hockey, men’s and women’s rugby)

9 teams using the field: field hockey, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s rugby, Ultimate Frisbee and club soccer.

5 night games, 1 men’s soccer, 2 field hockey,
2 men’s rugby

2 outside groups using the field: Foxborough Charter School, for boys’ and girls’ soccer, and CS United club soccer.

Keith Nordstrom photo

Honoring student champions

President Ronald A. Crutcher and his wife Betty Neal CrutcherWhen President Ronald A. Crutcher completes his term in office at the end of this academic year, the college plans to inaugurate a scholarship named for him and his wife, Betty Neal Crutcher.

For more information on the Ronald and Betty Neal Crutcher Wheaton Fund Scholarship, please contact the Wheaton Fund at (508) 286-8226 or WheatonFund@wheatoncollege.edu.