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Powerful Words from Student-Athletes

Support. Family. Educate. Care. Team. Leaders. Express. Speak. Listen. Wilmington University staff, faculty, and students will be seeing those words in various formats and venues this fall. They are among the most prominent elements in a word cloud created by the Student-Athlete Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Council. Formed early this year, the council is made up of 14 student-athletes…
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On the Road with Juan-Pablo Bernal

left to right:Henric Karlsson, club director at Kramfors Alliansen, Sweden, shaking hands with Juan-Pablo Bernal. sealing Juan’s first professional contract as a soccer player. For Juan-Pablo Bernal, soccer — “the global game” — opened a door to the world.
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Wildcats Have Made Their Mark In Division II

It’s been 15 years since Wilmington University sports transitioned from NAIA to the more competitive NCAA Division II status, and the numbers indicate the move has been successful. Back in 2004, the University fielded teams in nine sports: baseball, softball, women’s…
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Alums Coach Delaware Schools to Baseball and Soccer Titles

June was a big month for two Wilmington University alumni as they helped coach their Delaware high school teams to state championships in baseball and girls soccer. Lance Berry At Appoquinimink High in Middletown, first-year Head Coach Mike Torres (Sports Management, ‘16, MSM, ‘19) guided the baseball team to an undefeated (22-0) season on their way to the state title. Appo defeated Caravel…
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Wildcat Athletes Take Their Games to Europe

Two former Wildcat athletes are pursuing their sports in Europe on the professional level after record-setting careers at the University. Amelia Simmons Amelia Simmons, class of 2010, the only basketball All-American (Division II) in WilmU’s history, has played in Germany…
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Athletics Hall of Fame Inducts Dr. Robertson

Long-time Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR) Dr. Clinton Robertson, also assistant dean of the College of Business, was inducted into the Wilmington University Athletics Hall of Fame on April 15. Dr. Clint Robertson and his wife, Angie, at the Wilmington University…
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Home Is Where the Team Is

WilmU softball reaches — and hosts — NCAA divisional playoffs For the fifth time in six years, Wilmington University’s softball team is part of the NCAA’s regional playoffs, but this time the Wildcats are playing at home. WilmU is hosting the NCAA Division II’s East 2 Region softball playoff tournament, an event that’s bringing four teams to Asbury Field on the New…
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A Champion in the Dugout

Here’s a question to ponder as the Wilmington University baseball team’s 2019 season gets into full swing: The 2018 baseball seniors flank Mike Smith. From left: Christian Adorno, Kyle Fries, Nick Grant, Chuck Delagol; Front: Nick Macey, Mike Smith, Zach Rumford Is Mike…
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Lacrosse: Ex-Sailor Brings Real-World Experience

Not surprisingly, Stephen Strosser peppers his speech with “yes, sirs” and “no, sirs,” a habit formed while serving four years in the Navy. Stephen Strosser Discharged last August, he’s now pursuing his Ed.D. in Organizational Learning, Leadership and Innovation at…
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Softball’s California Pipeline Brings Native American to WilmU

Alyssa Velasquez, shortstop on the Wilmington University softball team, hails from California. Which, believe it or not, is not at all unusual. Native American softball player Alyssa Velasquez. Coach Mike Shehorn has created a California pipeline, and eight members of the 2018 squad list the Golden State as home. What makes Velasquez unique is her heritage: She is the only Native American on the…
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