Spring 2021 Season

Wesleyan’s Spring 2021 season was a record showing!

Wesleyan’s team C1 competed in the second weekend of regional tournaments, at the 2-B regionals hosted by Penn State University. They ended with a great record of 3-4-1, narrowly missing out on earning Wesleyan a bid for ORCs, but setting a high bar for the three teams left to compete!

Team C1 before their regional tournament. Clockwise, from top left: Ben Levin, Julia Kulchytska, Jonah Skolnik, Nia Eddy-Pina, Shlok Sharma, Margaret Melcher.

Team C2 , “Ratatouille Hipsters,” also competed in the second weekend of regional tournaments, at the 2-F regionals hosted by AMTA. They placed second, earning Wesleyan’s first bid to ORCs with an outstanding record of 7-1-0! Team C2 also won an honorable mention for the Spirit of AMTA award! Anushka Somani earned an All-Regionals award, and Chelsea Eisen earned an All-Regionals award.

Team B competed in the third weekend of regional tournaments, at the 3-A regionals hosted by the University of Oklahoma. They placed fifth, earning Wesleyan’s second bid to ORCs with a terrific record of 6-2-0! Betsy Froiland earned an All-Regionals attorney award.

Team B before their regional tournament. Top row, from left to right: Alicia Paglia, Nat Warner (Coach), Alex Seys. Middle row: Drew Kushnir, Ryan Jokelson, Lincoln Alkind. Bottom: Betsy Froiland.

Team A competed in the fourth and final weekend of regional tournaments, at the 4-D regionals hosted by the University of Washington in Lee Manor. They placed fourth, earning what was technically Wesleyan’s third bid to ORCs with a wonderful record of 6-2-0! Virginia Sciolino earned an All-Regionals attorney award.

Team A after their regional tournament. From left to right: Jillian Pincus, Sam Brumer, Elodie Frey, Virginia Sciolino, Kathryn Campbell.

Unfortunately, even though Wesleyan teams won three bids to ORCs, only two teams from each school are allowed to progress (per AMTA regulations). The two bids won were to the 1-B and 1-D ORCs, meaning both teams would compete the first weekend of ORCs tournaments! Three judges scored each round, meaning scores are out of 12 possible ballots, instead of 8.

Wesleyan’s team B attended the 1-B ORCs, earning an outstanding record of 7-4-1, with the joint-highest competitor’s score of 29.5! They placed sixth, claiming the final bid to the AMTA National Championship Tournament from their ORCs! Betsy Froiland earned an All-Nation witness award.

Team B after their ORCs. Back row, from left to right: Drew Kushnir, Ben Levin, Alex Seys, Ryan Jokelson, Alicia Paglia. Front row: Anushka Somani, Betsy Froiland, Nia Eddy-Pina.

Wesleyan’s team A attended the 1-D ORCs, earning a fantastic record of 7-5-0, narrowly missing out on earning a bid from their tournament. Elodie Frew earned an All-Nation witness award, and Kathryn Campbell earned an All-Nation attorney award.

At the AMTA National Championship Tournament, Wesleyan’s team was placed in the Dr. Sara Ziegler division, one of the two at the tournament. Nationals rounds were scored by four judges, meaning scores are out of 16 possible ballots, instead of 8 or 12.

Wesleyan ended the 2020-2021 season with an amazing record of 11-5-0! They tied for second place by ballots, placing fifth in their division after tie breakers, a new record for a Wesleyan team! Anushka Somani became an All-American witness!

Team A after the National Championships. Back row, from left to right: Shlok Sharma, Alex Seys. Second row: Lincoln Alkind, Betsy Froiland, Virginia Sciolino. Third row: Alicia Paglia. Front row: Anushka Somani, Nia Eddy-Pina, Jillian Pincus. Right computer screen: Leila Mujic. Left computer screen, clockwise from top left: Erica Arensman, Josh Ng, Nat Warner, Nell Buechler (coaches).

Spring 2020 Executive Board:

Alicia Paglia
Jillian Pincus
Shlok Sharma
Anushka Somani

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