Spring 2020 Season

During the spring 2019 season, Wesleyan’s A (1449), B (1450) and C (1451) teams each qualified for ORCS, making the third year in a row that all Wesleyan teams qualified out of Regionals.

Wesleyan B (1450) and C (1451) both qualified to ORCS out of the Owings Mill Regional competition with records of 4-1-3 and 7-1-0, respectively, bringing home individual awards from Jillian Pincus of the B team and Alexandra Prendergast of the C team. Lincoln Alkind and Jillian Pincus captained the B team while Drew Kushnir and Tess Vartanian were captains on C.

Wesleyan B and C teams at Owings Mill. Back row, left to right: Chris Yang, Nika Litt, Jillian Pincus, Leila Mujic, Lincoln Alkind, Shlok Sharma, Jacob Barabas, Drew Kushnir, Tess Vartanian, Mariah Saunders, Alexander Seys, Alexandra Prendergast, Elisabeth Froiland. Middle: Elodie Frey, Chelsea Eisen. Front row: Coaches Heather Pincus & Erica Arensman, Joshua Ng, Tobias Wertime, and Ben Levin.

At the Buffalo Regionals, Wesleyan B went 5-3-0 and Wesleyan A (Team 1540) won second place with a bid to Lancaster ORCS. Kathryn Machanic became an All Region attorney for her outstanding performance on the prosecution (20 ranks)!

Wesleyan’s A team roster at Regionals. Left to right: Phoebe Nance, Fitzroy “Pablo” Wickham, Kathryn Campbell, team captains Virginia Sciolino & Nell Buechler, Kathryn Machanic, and Sam Brumer.

Wesleyan University A went onto win the Lancaster ORCS with a record of 7-1-0. The team earned two Outstanding Attorney awards (Nell Buechler on defense and Virginia Sciolino for the prosecution) and one Outstanding Witness awards (Kathryn Machanic for her portrayal of the defendant). Nell Buechler and Virginia Sciolino were team captains.

Ultimately, Wesleyan A was not able to compete at the National Championship in Chicago, IL as it was cancelled due to COVID-19. However, several of our members went on to compete in the College Mock Trial Online Championship and the One Last Time tournament to get a head start on digital mock trial!

Wesleyan’s A team at ORCS after qualifying for nationals. Back row, left to right: Kathryn Machanic, Alexander Seys, Sam Brumer, Kathryn Campbell, Phoebe Nance. Front row: team captains, Virginia Sciolino & Nell Buechler, and Fitzroy “Pablo” Wickham.
Wesleyan’s A and B teams after ORCS. Back row, left to right: Alexander Seys, Tess Vartanian, Kathryn Machanic, Kathryn Campbell, Elisabeth Froiland, Nika Litt, Sam Brumer, Coach Nathaniel Warner, Tobias Wertime. Front row: Jillian Pincus, Leila Mujic, Lincoln Alkind, Joshua Ng, Elodie Frey, Nell Buechler, Virginia Sciolino, Phoebe Nance, Fitzroy “Pablo” Wickham, and coach Erica Arensman.

Spring 2020 Executive Board:

Lincoln Alkind
Sam Brumer
Jillian Pincus
Alexander Seys

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