Athletics

Two Wheeling Jesuit wrestlers win National Championships

Monday, March 11, 2019 — The wrestling team at Wheeling Jesuit University had a successful weekend in Cleveland at the NCAA Division II National Championships. Two sophomores, Tyler Warner and Connor Craig, won championship titles. The Cardinals finished as National ...

Wheeling Jesuit men's basketball to face West Virginia Wesleyan in MEC tournament

Tuesday, March 05, 2019 — The men's basketball team at Wheeling Jesuit University is preparing to face No. 8 West Virginia Wesleyan in the first round of the Mountain East Conference (MEC) tournament tomorrow, March 6, at 8:15 p.m. at WesBanco Arena in downtown Wheeling. ...

WJU men's basketball team prepares to wrap-up regular season

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 — The men's basketball team (8-18) at Wheeling Jesuit University will wrap-up regular season play this weekend. The team has won six of their last seven games and hopes to continue this momentum going into their last two games as well as the ...

Wheeling Jesuit welcomes Ryan Lewicki as head baseball coach

Monday, February 25, 2019 — Wheeling Jesuit University recently announced that Ryan Lewicki, a Moundsville native, would take over as head baseball coach. Rudy Yovich, athletic director, made the official announcement on Thursday, Feb. 7."Being named the head coach at ...

Student Spotlights for Annual Giving Campaign

Thursday, February 21, 2019 — Wheeling Jesuit University's annual giving campaign, "1,151 Reasons to Give," will feature different students over the next several months in a spotlight series. The students will have the opportunity to discuss why they chose ...

Wheeling Jesuit softball team hosts retreat at Lantz Farm

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 — Over the weekend, the softball team at Wheeling Jesuit University held their third annual overnight retreat at Lantz Farm. The team has been doing this overnight retreat since 2017, which takes place each spring. The retreat was planned by ...

Women’s soccer team will travel to Europe for spring break

Friday, February 08, 2019 — The women's soccer team at Wheeling Jesuit University will travel to Europe during this year's spring break, March 1-10. The team, along with several family members, will visit Ireland, Wales and England. "The whole team is incredibly ...

Student Spotlights for Annual Giving Campaign

Wednesday, February 06, 2019 — Wheeling Jesuit University's annual giving campaign, "1,151 Reasons to Give," will feature different students over the next several months in a spotlight series. The students will have the opportunity to discuss why they chose to attend Wheeling ...

Student Spotlights for Annual Giving Campaign

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 — Wheeling Jesuit University's annual giving campaign, "1,151 Reasons to Give," will feature different students over the next several months in a spotlight series. The students will have the opportunity to discuss why they chose to attend Wheeling ...

Wheeling Jesuit University volleyball team to offer youth clinics in February

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 — The volleyball team at Wheeling Jesuit University will host a series of youth clinics during the month of February. There will be three separate clinics for youths of all ages. "Cardinal Kids," for children ages 4-9 that will offer an ...

Wheeling Jesuit softball team volunteers in local community

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 — Over the weekend, Wheeling Jesuit University's softball team spent time volunteering at Catholic Charities Neighborhood Center and Grow Ohio Valley. Both of these organizations are dedicated to improving and helping the local community through ...

Wheeling Jesuit senior receives Academic All-American award in Chicago

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 — Martin Minuzzi, a senior midfielder on the men's soccer team, recently returned from Chicago after attending the National Soccer Coaches Association annual convention. He was honored by this organization for his Academic All-American Award. Along ...

Student Spotlights for Annual Giving Campaign

Wednesday, January 09, 2019 — Wheeling Jesuit University's annual giving campaign, "1,151 Reasons to Give," will feature different students over the next several months in a spotlight series. The students will have the opportunity to discuss why they chose to attend Wheeling ...

Alumni Spotlight: Sixers sign Haywood Highsmith to two-way contract

Wednesday, January 09, 2019 — The 76ers on Tuesday signed Haywood Highsmith to a two-way contract. Highsmith is a 6-foot-7 swingman who has stood out for the Delaware Blue Coats, the Sixers' G League affilate. Both teams play home games at the Wells Fargo Center ...

Preview of Wheeling Jesuit's Spring 2019 semester

Wednesday, January 02, 2019 — The spring 2019 semester will begin on Monday, Jan. 7. There are several events happening over the next few months at Wheeling Jesuit University.  On Tuesday, April 2, the University will host its twentieth annual student research and ...

A Christmas message from Wheeling Jesuit University

Friday, December 21, 2018 — The entire Wheeling Jesuit University community wishes each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. The University is grateful and appreciative of the continued support from its students, alumni and donors, and ...

Student Spotlights for Annual Giving Campaign

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 — Wheeling Jesuit University's annual giving campaign, "1,151 Reasons to Give," will feature different students over the next several months in a spotlight series. The students will have the opportunity to discuss why they chose to attend ...

Women's basketball team gives back to local community

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 — The women's basketball team at Wheeling Jesuit University participated in a community service day yesterday, Dec. 17, in Wheeling. The team visited the Welty Home, an assisted living community for senior citizens, in the morning and traveled to a ...

WJU student volunteers with Miracle League

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 — Rachel Chesar, a freshman at Wheeling Jesuit University and a member of the junior varsity volleyball team, spends her free time working with children from the Miracle League at the YMCA in Wheeling.  The Miracle League provides ...

Men's lacrosse team holds annual gift drive for local charity

Thursday, December 06, 2018 — This past weekend, the Wheeling Jesuit University men's lacrosse team held their sixth annual Christmas gift drive. All of the gifts were donated to Catholic Charities, which is located in downtown Wheeling. The team began the gift drive in 2013 ...

Student Spotlights for Annual Giving Campaign

Wednesday, December 05, 2018 — Wheeling Jesuit University's annual giving campaign, "1,151 Reasons to Give," will feature different students over the next several months in a spotlight series. The students will have the opportunity to discuss why they chose to attend ...

WJU launches annual giving campaign

Tuesday, December 04, 2018 — Wheeling Jesuit University has officially launched its Annual Giving campaign, "1,151 Reasons to Give," for 2018-19. The student body is what makes Wheeling Jesuit an institution unlike any other, which is why the Office of ...

Women's volleyball season comes to a close in NCAA Quarterfinals

Monday, December 03, 2018 — The Wheeling Jesuit University women's volleyball team traveled to Pittsburgh, P.A., last week to compete in the NCAA Division II Volleyball Championship Quarterfinals. The Cardinals fell 3-0 to Lewis University on Thursday, Nov. 29, at the A.J. ...

WJU wrestling set to host Pitt-Johnstown in first home match

Friday, November 09, 2018 — The fifth-ranked Wheeling Jesuit University wrestling team is looking to set more than one record this weekend. The Cardinals will face sixth-ranked Pitt-Johnstown (UPJ) in the first home match of the season on Sunday, Nov. 11, at 4 p.m. in the ...

WJU football prepares for last game of exhibition season

Thursday, November 01, 2018 — The Wheeling Jesuit University football team will take the field one more time to play in their first evening game this weekend. The Cardinals will host Jireh Preparatory Academy on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 6 p.m. at Bishop Schmitt Field to wrap-up ...

Wheeling Jesuit inducts three into Athletic Hall of Fame

Monday, October 29, 2018 — Wheeling Jesuit University inducted three new members into its Athletics Hall of Fame Saturday morning inside Erickson Alumni Center.The 2018 inductees included Joel Bailey, Class of 2003 (men's soccer), Tina ...

WJU set to celebrate the annual Mass of the Holy Spirit

Friday, September 14, 2018 — Wheeling Jesuit University will celebrate its annual Mass of the Holy Spirit next Friday, Sept. 21, at 3:30 p.m. in the performance gym of the Alma Grace McDonough Center. The Mass is open to everyone – students, employees, and the ...

Faith life at WJU this Fall

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 — Fall classes are now fully underway and Campus Ministry is set to provide a number of diverse faith life programs beginning in September and running until the end of the semester. From formal and casual liturgy to off campus retreats or small ...

WJU hosts first-ever "CardinalFest"

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 — This past weekend, Wheeling Jesuit University partnered with the city of Wheeling to host a welcome-back party for all students, employees, and members of the community at Centre Market. The event, “CardinalFest 2018,” took ...

Wheeling Jesuit named best ‘Hidden Gem’ in West Virginia for fourth straight year

Tuesday, September 04, 2018 — Wheeling Jesuit University (WJU) has been named the best Hidden Gem institution in West Virginia by College Raptor. WJU was also chosen by the college ranking service as a Hidden Northeast Gem this year. This marks the fourth year Wheeling ...

Historic enrollment year for WJU!

Friday, August 17, 2018 — Wheeling Jesuit University’s new President, Dr. Michael P. Mihalyo, Jr. joined the campus community in welcoming the largest freshman class in the University’s history to campus Friday. “Today is a most ...

Wheeling Jesuit’s Highsmith Signs With Agent

Wednesday, April 04, 2018 — This story is reprinted with permission from The Intelligencer WHEELING — Haywood Highsmith has no way of knowing at this point where he will be playing basketball next year. But it will be somewhere on the professional level after he ...

Fanning Captures WJU Wrestling First National Title

Monday, March 12, 2018 — CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Confident heading out to Iowa, the big and agile heavyweight knew it would be tough! Terrance Fanning capped his best wrestling of his three-year career by overmatching No. 1 ranked Kameron Teacher of Notre ...

Cardinals Clip Golden Eagles, Claim First MEC Tournament Title

Monday, March 05, 2018 — WTRF Game Highlights WTRF 1-on-1 with Coach Sancomb The Cardinals proved to be the toughest team of the weekend! Wheeling Jesuit received eight-straight Brent Pegram points in the opening five minutes to take the lead and never ...

Bruney Inks First 41 Players For WJU’s Football Program

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 — Wheeling Jesuit Football Coach, Zac Bruney has signed his first 41 players – a group that includes local ties, as well as NFL pedigree. Wednesday, Feb. 7, was National Signing Day for football and the Cardinal grid boss is pleased with ...

Cardinals Partner with NIKE as Official Apparel Provider

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 — Wheeling Jesuit University has entered into a multi-year deal with NIKE that will make the global leader in sports apparel the exclusive athletic footwear, apparel and accessories provider for the Cardinals’ athletic department. It is ...

Moore Selected National Jesuit Women’s Basketball Player of the Week

Thursday, January 11, 2018 — For the first time this season, the Cardinals have been recognized in the weekly Jesuit Basketball Spotlight. Wheeling Jesuit's Chenelle Moore has been selected as the National Jesuit Women's Basketball Player of the Week.   The junior ...

Former Pro Athlete to Talk to Wheeling Jesuit Students Nov. 14

Wednesday, November 01, 2017 — Former professional basketball player Todd Jadlow, will speak to students at Wheeling Jesuit University Tuesday, Nov. 14 about his story of recovery after years of excess. The talk, sponsored by the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference (OVAC), is one ...

An Introduction from Wheeling Jesuit’s New Director of Athletics

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 — Dear Alumni and Friends, I am incredibly excited and honored to have been selected to serve as the Director of Athletics here at Wheeling Jesuit University, and what a whirlwind it’s been since my return to the Ohio Valley.  ...

WJU Women’s Basketball Team/Coach Helping Massachusetts’ Boy Battling Ca

Friday, September 22, 2017 — The Wheeling Jesuit community, lead by its women’s basketball team, is helping raise funds for a family in Massachusetts whose young son has a rare form of cancer. Women’s basketball coach, Debbie Buff is assisting the cause ...

Yovich Takes Over Leadership of Wheeling Jesuit's Athletic Department

Monday, August 07, 2017 — Wheeling Jesuit University has hired an experienced athletic administrator, Rudy Yovich, as its new director of Athletics.Yovich will start his new position Sept. 5 - a post that has him overseeing 20 men's and women's sports at WJU. He comes to ...

WJU Tackles Coaching Selection – Names Martins Ferry Native Zac Bruney Football Coach

Monday, July 17, 2017 — WHEELING, W.Va., July 17, 2017 -- Wheeling Jesuit President Dr. Debra Townsley announced Monday that the university has chosen Martins Ferry native and Purple Rider football standout, Zac Bruney, as the head coach of its newly founded football ...

Wheeling Jesuit University to Launch Football Program

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 — For the first time in its history, Wheeling Jesuit University will field a football team, beginning with an exhibition schedule in 2018-19, while building the capacity to play a full season during the 2019-2020 season.“We are so excited ...

Ticket Information for Saturday's Game Against West Liberty Announced

Monday, February 20, 2017 — Saturday marks the biggest home game of the season for the Wheeling Jesuit basketball teams, as the Cardinals welcome the West Liberty Hilltoppers into the Alma Grace McDonough Center. "We always look forward to hosting West Liberty, it ...

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