YORK, Pa. - Wesley College placed five players on the 2009 All-Capital Athletic Conference team, including senior Jim McCleaft (Media, Pa./Sun Valley) and Kirk Waldie (Folsom, Pa./Ridley) and junior Brad Smith (Glen Burnie, Md./Old Mill), who were named to the first team.
Senior Justin Thompson (Pasadena, Md./North East) and junior Nick Pisacano (King's Park, N.Y./King's Park) earned spots on the second team.
McCleaft was named to the first team for the second straight season after posting three games of at least 21 saves in 2009. He stopped 159 shots so far in 2009 and posted a saves percentage of .552 to go along with a goals against average of 8.94. It is McCleaft's fourth career all-conference honor after a pair of All-Pennsylvania Athletic Conference honors in his freshman and sophomore seasons.
Waldie is also making his second straight appearance on the All-CAC first team. The senior captain currently ranks second in the circuit with a team-high 103 ground balls and ranks 21st in Division III. Waldie also has a team-high 40 caused turnovers, one goal and four assists on the year. He had three games with double digit ground balls in 2009 and had at least five caused turnovers three times as well. Waldie was named to the All-PAC first team as a sophomore and the second team as a freshman to give him four all-conference nods in his career.
Smith is making his first appearance on an all-conference team after becoming just the fourth person in program history with 60 points in a season. He currently ranks second in the CAC with 63 points from 32 goals and 31 assists. He is tied for second in the league in assists. Smith also has two games of 10 points this year.
Thompson was named all-conference for the fourth time, but his first in the CAC. He earned All-PAC honors each year from 2006-2008. In 2009, he has scored 32 points, including 21 goals. He scored a season-high four goals in the Wolverines' CAC First Round win over York (Pa.).
Pisacano was also named to the All-PAC First Team as a freshman in 2007. In 2009, he posted 22 goals and 29 assists for 51 points, ranking fourth in the CAC in assists and sixth in points. He turned in back-to-back six point efforts down the stretch, including a goal and five assists in the first round win over York (Pa.).
Wesley's five selections were three more than a year ago, the Wolverines first season in the CAC. The five selections tied Salisbury for the third most in the conference behind No. 1 Stevenson (eight) and St. Mary's (Md.) (six).
The five Wolverines have helped lead Wesley to a 10-5 record thus far, the fourth time in five years the team has reached double figures. The Wolverines also advanced to the semifinals in the recent CAC Tournament.
Wesley closes the regular season with a non-conference contest against Greensboro (N.C.) at Dr. Scott D. Miller Stadium on April 25.