DOVER, Del. – The Wesley College football team was ranked eighth in the 2017 Lindy's Sports Annual Preseason Poll that was released to newsstands this week. Senior offensive tackle Matt Gono was also tabbed as a Preseason All-America by Lindy's.
A two-time D3football.com All-Region First Team and All-New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) First Team honoree, Gono paved the way for a Wesley offense that gained 5,338 yards of total offense in 2016, which was the most in the NJAC. Gono along with fellow seniors Samer Manna, Blake Roberts and Isaiah Ingram were named 2017 captains following spring practices.
Wesley made their 12th consecutive trip to the NCAA Division III Tournament after collecting a share of the NJAC Regular Season Championship for the second-straight season and the conference's automatic bid to the playoffs.
Under the direction of Mike Drass, who is entering his 25th year as head coach, the Wolverines will open the 2017 season under the lights on Thursday, Aug. 31 when they face the Delaware Valley Aggies in Doylestown, Pa. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.