Wesley College might not be the largest or most glamorous institution of higher learning on the map, or even in Delaware, but it suits Mike Drass just fine.
Senior placekicker Dan Tryon is one of 44 players to be named to the Fred Mitchell Award Watch List, it was announced Wednesday morning. The Fred Mitchell Award is awarded to the nation's top collegiate placekicker among more than 750 FCS, Division II, III, NAIA and NJCAA Football Teams.
Wesley College Director of Athletics Mike Drass has announced that Dayna Hinton will take over as head cheerleading coach for the 2012-13 season. The current dance director of Dream Allstars in Gaithersburg, Md., Hinton replaces Akia Jenkins who resigned earlier this summer.
For the third-straight season, Wesley College's football team is ranked third in the D3Football.com Preseason Poll. The Wolverines rank just behind top-ranked and defending National Champion, Wisconsin-Whitewater, and 2011 national runner-up Mount Union.
14 new members will be inducted this year
63 of Wesley's student athletes were named to the 2011-12 CAC All-Academic Team
Wesley senior Ashlyn Booth was named to the ECAC All-Star Team. A first team selection at utility player, Booth earlier became the first Wolverine to garner NFCA All-Region honors since Jessica Morgan in the 2007 season.
Junior cornerback Leon Jones has been named a Second Team Preseason All-American by Beyond Sports Network
Wesley College's football team was featured in the Division III College Football Preview section of Lindy's Sports Magazine, a Nationally-acclaimed sports magazine that hit newsstands over the weekend. Head Coach Mike Drass was interviewed by Lindy's' Dominick DiRienzo on the Wolverines reaching the semifinals five of the last seven years and this year's team and key players, as well as the State of Division III Football.
Wesley College seniors Rob Benedict, DJ Keckler and Geoff Kimmel have all been named to the American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings 2012 All-South Region Team, it was announced. Benedict was a first team selection while Keckler and Kimmel received second team honors.