Sophomore Dieunise Desir broke her own record at the 6K during the CAC Championships on Nov. 1, running the course in 23:14.4, shaving 21 seconds off of her previous mark. The team finished a program-best sixth at the event. Desir, the first cross country runner in school history to earn All-CAC honors, received that recognition again this year.
Junior Carlton Sheppard recorded Wesley's fourth-fastest time in school history at the CAC Championships on Nov. 1. He covered the 8K course in 28:09.9, surpassing his personal best by a minute and ten seconds. Sheppard was one of five Wolverines at the event to break the 30 minute mark, and the team came in tenth place.
Wesley College science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) students Megan Durrant, Jasbir Deol, Catherine Gross, Alora Wilson, Ariel Bilbrough, Dionne Williams, James Welsh, Kyle Frame and John Dougherty presented posters at the 17th Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) in Baltimore, Md. on October 25.
The symposium is open exclusively to undergraduate students in the STEM areas of biology,...[more]
Dr. Agashi Nwogbaga, Wesley College professor of mathematics, led and mentored Wesley math senior Rebecca Miller in presenting her honors thesis research work, "Math Modeling of the West Africa Ebola Outbreak" at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Pa., on Oct. 25, 2014. Miller was awarded with a Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Certificate of Recognition at the culmination of her presentation.
Miller is also a Cannon Scholar under the National Science...[more]
Wesley's men's basketball team went to Banneker Elementary School on October 24 to spend time with students who were practicing for the Delaware Special Olympics Basketball Skills Competition, which will take place on November 5. Team members played pickup games with the students and helped them develop their games.
Men's soccer celebrated their Senior Day during the regular season finale against Salisbury on Oct. 29. The team lost 3-1, but their 8-8-1 record is strong enough to potentially secure a berth in the ECAC Tournament, which would mark their second consecutive postseason appearance.
Wesley senior Payton Rose was named to the D3football.com Team of the Week and was named ECAC Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 28. He collected four tackles, 1.5 sacks, and five pass breakups in the Wolverines' 75-12 victory over Virginia-Lynchburg on Oct. 25.
Wesley's Eman Amao has been named the CAC Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this season. He played a large role in the Wolverines' victory over Mary Washington on October 25, tallying two assists and scoring the game-winning goal.
Wesley quarterback Joe Callahan currently ranks first among Division III quarterbacks with 31 touchdown passes so far this season. The junior threw for five scores in football's 75-12 win over Virginia University of Lynchburg on October 25 and has already surpassed his total from 2013 (29).
Several Wesley football players and coaches read to students at Fairview Elementary last week as part of the Jumpstart Read for the Record program. The book of choice was "Bunny Cakes," a comical story of sibling bonding and story shenanigans.