Volleyball Teams Honored By Special Olympics

The Johnson & Wales University men’s and women’s volleyball teams have been selected to receive the 2011 Special Olympics Spirit of Sport Award.

Associate Director of Athletics and former head women's coach Jamie Marcoux and head men’s Volleyball Coach Scott Reslow have, over the past several years, hosted Special Olympics during the spring to get the athletes ready for competition.  The Wildcats coaches and players teach the athletes the fundamentals of the game and also serve as officials during the contests.

Special Olympics of Rhode Island Chief Executive Officer Dennis DeJesus says that through the support and participation by the JWU volleyball teams, "the public has been given a better understanding and appreciation of the capabilities of children and adults with intellectual disabilities."

This past January, the NCAA announced the creation of the Division III Special Olympics Initiative, to improve the lives of Special Olympics athletes through their involvement with Division III student-athletes and to foster a mutual learning experience between Division III student-athletes and Special Olympics athletes. Division III student-athletes across the country were encouraged to participate in existing Special Olympics events, create their own events, or otherwise serve to support the Special Olympics organization.

The teams will be honored at a reception on Thursday, October 20th at the West Valley Inn in West Warwick, R.I.

Oct 31, 2014 | Men's Ice Hockey Final
2 Franklin Pierce
5 Johnson & Wales (RI)
Oct 31, 2014 | Men's Soccer Final
0 Saint Joseph's (Me.)
2 Johnson & Wales (RI)
Oct 28, 2014 | Women's Soccer Final
1 Johnson & Wales (RI)
2 at Salem St.
Oct 28, 2014 | Men's Soccer Final
0 Johnson & Wales (RI)
3 at Rhode Island Col.
Oct 28, 2014 | Field Hockey Final
2 Johnson & Wales (RI)
1 at Elms
Oct 27, 2014 | Men's Golf Final
NEIGA Championship
Oct 26, 2014 | Women's Soccer Final - OT
1 Johnson & Wales (RI)
2 at St. Joseph (Conn.)
Oct 26, 2014 | Women's Tennis Final
2 Johnson & Wales (RI)
7 vs Simmons
Oct 26, 2014 | Men's Golf Final
NEIGA Championship
Nov 01, 2014 | Men's Cross Country 2:00 pm
GNAC Chamionships
Nov 01, 2014 | Women's Cross Country 1:00 pm
GNAC Championships
Nov 01, 2014 | Sailing 9:30 am
Invitational at Providence College
Nov 01, 2014 | Women's Volleyball 10:00 AM
Lasell Johnson & Wales (RI)
Nov 01, 2014 | Field Hockey 12:00 PM
Rivier Johnson & Wales (RI)
Nov 01, 2014 | Women's Volleyball 2:00 PM
Albertus Magnus Johnson & Wales (RI)
Nov 02, 2014 | Women's Soccer 12:00 PM
Johnson & Wales (RI) at Simmons
Nov 07, 2014 | Wrestling 3:00 pm
Ithaca Invitational
Men's Soccer
  • Men's Soccer
  • Women's Volleyball
  • Women's Soccer
  • Women's Tennis
  • Field Hockey
  • Men's Basketball
  • Women's Basketball
  • Ice Hockey
  • Men's Volleyball
  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Men's Tennis
  • Men's Lacrosse
  • Women's Lacrosse
  Conf Overall
Johnson & Wales (RI) 8-1 13-5-1
Norwich 5-2-2 11-5-2
Albertus Magnus 5-3-1 11-5-2
Lasell 5-3-1 8-8-1
Mount Ida 4-4-1 8-8-1
Suffolk 3-4-2 5-9-2
Emmanuel (Mass.) 4-5 5-10-2
Anna Maria 3-6 4-12
Saint Joseph's (Me.) 3-6 5-15
Rivier 1-7-1 1-14-1