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:
|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|