Fall Sports Wrap Up

Jun 17th, 2013 | By admin | Category: Sports

Cross Coun­try

Under the lead­er­ship of first-year head coach Stephen Kimes, both men’s and women’s cross coun­try fin­ished sev­enth at the Cap­i­tal Ath­letic Con­fer­ence Cham­pi­onships on an extremely hilly Frost­burg State course. With sev­eral of their top per­form­ers from a year ago no longer on the ros­ter, the men’s squad saw every run­ner set a per­sonal record while Twila McCrea did the same on the women’s side. Tristin Bur­ris was twice named the CAC Run­ner of the Week after record­ing a pair of top 10 finishes.

 

Field Hockey

Madi­son Leone

Five mem­bers of the Wes­ley Col­lege field hockey team earned All-Conference hon­ors, and junior Madi­son Leone was named the Cap­i­tal Ath­letic Con­fer­ence Co-Player of the Year, help­ing the Wolver­ines to a 12–10 record in the 2012 sea­son. Wes­ley advanced to the CAC Cham­pi­onship Game for the third straight sea­son and received the top seed in the ECAC Mid-Atlantic Regional Tour­na­ment dur­ing head coach Tracey Short’s 16th straight sea­son with at least 11 vic­to­ries. Need­ing a strong fin­ish to pos­si­bly earn an NCAA Tour­na­ment bid, the Wolver­ines closed out the reg­u­lar sea­son with vic­to­ries over Mora­vian and Delaware Val­ley before blank­ing Frost­burg in a CAC Tour­na­ment Game and going on the road to defeat No. 2 Sal­is­bury in penalty strokes in the Con­fer­ence Semi­fi­nals. Fol­low­ing the sea­son, head coach Tracey Short, who is among the win­ningest coaches in all of NCAA Divi­sion III, was one of eight indi­vid­u­als rec­og­nized at the Delaware Dia­mond Extrav­a­ganza for their out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tions to women in sports and education.

 

Men’s Soc­cer

An extremely young Wolver­ines squad fin­ished 5–11-2 but saw a num­ber of fresh­man record valu­able min­utes and expe­ri­ence against some of the nation’s best teams. Wes­ley opened the year with a date against No. 4 Rutgers-Camden before play­ing three other nation­ally ranked teams. The Wolver­ines held a one-goal lead against fifth-ranked Mont­clair State in Dover

Josh Chel­lah

before falling late in the sec­ond half, but an over­time goal by senior Josh Chelleh in his final col­le­giate game high­lighted the sea­son. Chelleh and fel­low senior Pat Slinka earned All-Conference hon­ors at the con­clu­sion of the year.

 

Women’s Bas­ket­ball

The Wolver­ines fea­tured a very young ros­ter mixed with seniors Jazmine Miller and Heather Fuller en route to a 3–22 mark in the 2012–13 sea­son. Despite the record, Wes­ley had sev­eral indi­vid­ual accom­plish­ments: Fuller led the CAC in rebound­ing at 12.4 per game and Miller became the 10th player in school his­tory to record 1,000 career points. A native of Dover, Del., Miller leaves Wes­ley as its fourth lead­ing scorer (1,283) and all-time leader in steals (295) while also rank­ing in the top 10 in both assists and rebounding.

 

Women’s Soc­cer

Wes­ley fin­ished the sea­son with an 8–8-2 record, its best year since 2007, when the Wolver­ines advanced to the CAC Semi­fi­nals. After start­ing the sea­son at 3–0-1, Wes­ley suf­fered a pair of one-goal losses before shock­ing Mary­mount (Va.), 2–0, which nearly clinched a CAC Tour­na­ment berth, and blank­ing Cairn in back-to-back games. The con­sec­u­tive shutouts helped senior goal­keeper Syd­ney Kahan earn Player of the Week hon­ors. Advanc­ing to the con­fer­ence tour­na­ment, defender Chelsea Mar­riner made her col­le­giate debut in

Meghan Mar­shall

goal and made nine saves, hold­ing York (Pa.) score­less for 110 min­utes. Wes­ley fell in penalty kicks, but both Kelly Edmunds and Chelsi Biener received All-League recog­ni­tion. The Wolver­ines also received the NSCAA Gold Award for Team Ethics by fin­ish­ing the entire sea­son with­out being penal­ized with a yel­low or red card.

 

Vol­ley­ball

Fresh­man Meghan Mar­shall set the Wes­ley single-season record for digs in a sea­son, and class­mate Danielle Gehr led the CAC in ser­vice aces as the Wolver­ines fin­ished the year with a 6–23 mark. With over half of the ros­ter being fresh­man, Wes­ley was expected to expe­ri­ence grow­ing pains in 2012, but the Wolver­ines fought hard all sea­son and even took No. 18 Sal­is­bury to the wire in a sec­ond set loss.





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