Wolverines Place 22 on ACFC All-Academic Team

NEWPORTS NEWS, Va. - The Wesley College football team had 20 players named to the Atlantic Central Football Conference Academic All-Conference team. A total of 123 student-athletes conference-wide earned the honor after finishing the fall 2007 semester with a 3.0 grade point average or higher.

Wesley finished the 2007 season with a record of 11-2 and went undefeated in conference play to win its third consecutive Atlantic Central Football Conference Championship.  The Wolverines also made their third straight trip to the NCAA Division III Championships, falling to Mary Hardin-Baylor in the national quarterfinals.  Wesley finished the season ranked fifth in both of the major top 25 rankings - the American Football Coaches Association and D3football.com.

The team set numerous school records during the season.  On offense, the Wolverines tallied school records with 3,237 rushing yards and 6,192 total yards.  The offense ranked ninth in the nation in yards per game and 20th in rushing offense.  At 1.08 sacks allowed per game, the offensive line ranked 18th in Division III. 

The defense that finished the year 20th in the nation in total defense and 14th in tackles for loss.

A school record six players were named to the D3football.com All-America team.

Wesley's 20 selections are listed below: 

Name Pos Cl. Hometown High School
Matt Backer P SR Wilmington, Del. St. Mark's
Adam Bush DT SR Glen Mills, Pa. Garnet Valley
Nick Cimino WR SO Bryn Mawr, Pa. Harriton
Dan Dieter TB FR Trappe, Md. Easton
Jon Drummonds SS SR Deptford, Md. Deptford
Matt Ferguson OT SO Dover, Del. Dover
Matt Fridell LB FR Lothian, Md. St. Vincent Palotti
Joe Gallagher LB FR Marysville, Pa. Susquenita
Ryan Hubble LB SO Laurel, Del. Laurel
Pete Lorchak OG JR Levittown, Pa. Truman
Robert Maguire CB SR Claymont, Del. Concord
Sean Matthews LB JR Pennsauken, N.J. Roman Catholic
Scott Miller OT JR Egg Harbor Twp., N.J. Egg Harbor Twp.
Ed Morris DL JR Milford, Del. Milford
Marcus Morris CB SR Millsboro, Del. Sussex Tech
Blair Newman WR JR Camden, Del. Caesar Rodney
Steve Scanlon FB SO Cherry Hill, N.J. Cherry Hill East
Mike Simmons OG JR Odenton, Md. DeMatha
Kyle Sheets LB FR Middletown, Del. Middletown
Justin Strickland DT SR Dover, Del. Caesar Rodney
Mike Tesno DT SR Doylestown, Pa. Central Bucks West
Max Townsend OC SO Edgewood, Md. Edgewood