DOVER, Del. – The Wesley College Athletics Hall of Fame will induct 13 individuals and a team as the Class of 2017 at the annual Hall of Fame ceremony as part of Wesley's Homecoming festivities, which start on Friday, Oct. 13.
The Class of 2017 includes Brittany Block '08 (soccer), Patricia (Casarotto) Jilek '07 (basketball), Mike Judy '01 (football), Chris Miller '06 (lacrosse), Jessica Morgan '09 (softball), Tim O'Keefe '00 (lacrosse), Robin Smith '07 M'09 (basketball), Michele Stabley (basketball), Derrick Tate '97 (football), T'Neisha Turner '06 (basketball), Danielle Vincent '09 M'11 (field hockey), Chris Warrick '07 (football) Freeman Williams III '99 (basketball) and the 1965-66 Men's Basketball Team.
Block is a four-time all-conference honoree, earning first team accolades in 2004, 2006 and 2007 and was an honorable mention selection in 2005. Block is the Wesley all-time leader in career wins (40), shutouts, goals-against average (1.13) and starts in goal. Block was also made the Academic All-Conference team four times. Her teams made two appearances in the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC) Championship game and the conference semi-finals.
Jilek (Casarotto) was a two-time All-PAC First Team honoree (2004-05, 2005-06). At time of graduation, she ranked second in career blocks (175, now third; currently ranks sixth all-time in the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) in blocks), third in rebounding (823, now fifth), fourth in career points (1,184, now seventh) and eighth in career assists (145, now 13th). Jilek was part a major part of three PAC Championship tournament berths, twice as the PAC South Division Champions and an appearance in the 2006 PAC Championship Game.
Jilek currently teaches at Postlethwait Middle School and has coached basketball, soccer and field hockey in the area.
A lineman on the 1998 and 2000 Atlantic Central Football Conference (ACFC) Championship, 2000 NCAA Tournament and the 1998 Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Bowl teams, Judy was a two-time captain and an ECAC All-Star in 2000. Judy was twice on the All-ACFC Second Team (1998-1999) and a First Team All-ACFC member in 2000. Judy was the Wesley Lineman of the Year in 2000, Offensive MVP in 1999 and Rookie of the Year in 1997.
Currently, Judy teaches physical education at Smyrna High School, where he serves as the head football coach and assistant lacrosse coach for the Eagles. Judy's football team has been back-to-back Division I Delaware State Champions. He has been named Coach of the Year nine times by several different organizations for football and lacrosse.
A three-time All-PAC First Teamer (2003-05), Miller scored 144 career points and was named to the All-ECAC South Second Team in 2003. Miller was the Wesley men's lacrosse MVP in 2004 and served as a captain in 2005. Miller's teams were in the PAC Tournament all four years he was a member of the team.
Miller most recently served as the assistant coach at the University of Vermont. Miller was an assistant coach for Wesley for three years before moving on to stints at Washington & Lee, VMI, Sacred Heart and Washington College.
Morgan was a two-time National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-Region selection, picking up second team honors in 2006 and third team honors in 2007. Morgan was also a two-time All-PAC honoree with first team accolades in 2007. She held several career and single season records at the time of graduation. She still holds the record for most home runs in a career (25) and a single season (11), career walks (58), career total bases (300), doubles in career (39) and a single season (14, twice) and highest slugging percentage in a career (.756) and season (.982). Currently, she sits second all-time in hits (166) and RBI (98), fourth in runs scored (95), tied for fourth in triples (10) and fifth in batting average (.418).
O'Keefe was the playmaker on two PAC Championship teams (1999, 2000) and two ECAC Championship teams (1997, 2000). O'Keefe was a two-time All-PAC First Teamer during Wesley's first two years in the PAC (1999, 2000) and notched 108 assists and 36 goals. He was the Team MVP in 1999 and the Team Offensive MVP in 2000.
Smith was a two-time member of the PAC Sportsmanship Team (2004-05, 2005-06). At time of graduation, she was first all-time in career rebounding (959, now third), second in career free-throws made (244, now third), third in career blocks (114, now fourth) and sixth in career scoring (1,104, now 10th). Smith was a major part of three PAC Championship tournament berths, twice as the PAC South Division Champions and an appearance in the 2006 PAC Championship Game.
Currently, Smith teaches at the Campus Community School as a middle school math teacher. She has led the Campus Community Cheer Team to state appearances. She is also the current head cheerleading coach at Wesley.
Stabley coached at Wesley from 1997-2006. In her nine seasons, she accumulated an overall record of 130-109 (54.4%) and had seven winning seasons during her tenure. She won the PAC South Championship three times and her teams competed in playoffs seven out of eight years. Stabley coached three PAC Player of the Years (Nicky Benton, T'neisha Turner [twice]), one Rookie of the Year (Robin Detweiler) and she was awarded PAC Coach of the Year in 2004-05 season. In total, her players have tallied 16 All-Conference honors, competed in nine post-season tournaments (conference and ECAC).
Tate was a two-year letter winner at offensive guard. Tate was a contributor on the line after transferring in his junior year. The 1995 team played in an ECAC Bowl and tallied 4,759 yards of total offense, including 2,619 yards on the ground. The 1996 team notched 3,529 yards of total offense and 2,213 rushing yards.
Currently, Tate is the Program Manager at Philadelphia Charter School for Arts & Science.
A four-time all-conference selection, Turner was a three-time All-PAC First Team honoree and a two-time PAC Player of the Year (2004-05, 2005-06). Turner was also a two-time D3hoops.com All-Region selection, after being named to the All-Mid-Atlantic Region Second Team in 2005 and the All-Mid-Atlantic Region First Team in 2006. She holds the Wesley women's basketball all-time scoring record with 1,830 points. At time of graduation, she ranked fourth all-time in the PAC in career scoring (now sixth). She led the Wolverines to three PAC Championship tournament berths, twice as the PAC South Division Champions and an appearance in the 2006 PAC Championship Game. Her number 33 is retired in Wentworth Gymnasium.
After Wesley, Turner played professionally with the Harlem Ambassadors, a touring basketball team. Currently, she is a scouting/sports writer for DMV Elite, an youth sports marketing company covering Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia.
Vincent was a two-time National Field Hockey Coaches Association All-Region player, earning All-South Atlantic First Team honors in 2006 and All-South Second Team in 2007. She was also a three-time all-conference honoree (two-time PAC, once Capital Athletic Conference). At graduation, she ranked fourth in career goals (33, now 6th) and points (74, now 8th) and 10th in assists (8, now 23). Her teams made the conference tournament each year she played.
The 2006 D3football.com and ECAC South Player of the Year, Warrick was one of the most prolific passers in Wesley football history, graduating tops in passing yards and passing touchdowns. He passed for 10,542 yards with 737 pass completions and 100 passing touchdowns in his career. He earned Football Gazette All-American laurels in 2006, was twice named the ACFC Player of the Year and received D3football.com All-Region accolades twice, A two-time First Team All-ACFC honoree, Warrick's teams played in the NCAA Semifinals in 2005 and 2006.
Warrick currently serves in the United States Army.
Williams was a first team All-PAC honoree during the first year in the PAC. Williams received Wesley's Male Athlete of the Year and the Francis R. Lore Jr. Award for Academic Achievement in 1999 and was on several All-Tournament teams during his playing career. Williams is tops in most career assists (331) and steals (269). At graduation, Williams ranked first in three-pointers (212, now second), second in free-throws made (202, now eighth) and fourth in career points (1,168, now eighth).
The 1965-1966 Wesley Junior College men's basketball team finished with an overall record of 24-3 with an 11-0 record in the Tri-State Conference. The squad was crowned champions of the Tri-State Conference in addition to also being the Region 15 Champions. The Wolverines also qualified for the National Junior College Tournament and went on to finished ranked 10th in the nation while having led the country in points scored per game (102.5). The Wolverines had seven players who averaged double-figures in scoring during the 1965-66 season.
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