Dear Raider Athletic Community,
As you have already heard from Governor Baker, Dr. Lussier, and Dr. Chisum we will not be returning to school this spring. We waited to reach out to our Raider community until there was a formal announcement from the MIAA Board of Directors cancelling the spring sports season for all member schools. That announcement came today and is available on MIAA.net.
As a result, we unfortunately will not be able to have a spring sports season. This news is heartbreaking for all of our athletes, coaches, and families. We especially feel this hurt for our seniors who have given so much to our Wellesley community over the last four years. We are thinking of you all and wish we could provide a different ending to your Raider careers.
All spring athletic fees will be refunded. That process began yesterday on April 23rd. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we work through managing the refunds remotely with the business office.
We continue to work with coaches and our admin team to develop creative ways to bring teams together, celebrate our student-athletes’ many successes this year, and recognize our incredible senior class.
We encourage student-athletes to continue checking in with their coaches via email for social-emotional support, training recommendations, and other possible team initiatives.
Individual student-athletes and teams have taken the initiative to give back to our community in various ways. One example is our Baseball program auctioning off memorabilia on Twitter and raising funds for the Greater Boston Food Bank. Another example is our Cross Country programs doing their Runathon fundraiser. Athletics have always been about being part of something bigger than yourself and we are proud that our Raiders continue to exemplify that.
Our dynamic duo of athletic trainers, Patty Hickey and Rob Buffis are available to students via email to help with injuries, rehab, and conditioning/training plans.
Please also follow @wellesleysports on Twitter to stay connected to all the latest news and updates.
John Brown, Athletic Director
Kyle Williams, Interim Assistant Athletic Director
MaryAnne McDonald, Athletic Department Secretary
Patty Hickey – Athletic Trainer
Rob Buffis – Assistant Athletic Trainer