Wesley Holds Annual Senior Honors Ceremony

Wesley College President, Dr. William N. Johnston with Co-Male Athlete of the Year, Shane McSweeny, Female Athlete of the Year, Ashlyn Booth, and Co-Male Athlete of the Year, Sean McAndrew
Wesley College President, Dr. William N. Johnston with Co-Male Athlete of the Year, Shane McSweeny, Female Athlete of the Year, Ashlyn Booth, and Co-Male Athlete of the Year, Sean McAndrew

DOVER, Del. – Seniors Sean McAndrew (football and men's basketball) and Shane McSweeny (football) shared the Male Athlete of the Year Award, while fellow senior, Ashlyn Booth of the softball team, took home the Female Athlete of the Year Award at Wesley College's annual Senior Honors Ceremony at Wells Theatre on Monday evening.

An All-Region selection, McAndrew caught a team and career-high 36 passes and ten touchdowns to help lead the Wolverines to their third-straight NCAA Semifinal.  A tight end from Lanoka harbor, N.J., McAndrew closed out his career with 98 catches for 1,375 yards and 25 touchdowns.  Also a key member of the men's basketball team, which advanced to the Capital Athletic Conference tournament, McAndrew averaged nearly seven points and five rebounds as a junior and finished his career with over 300 points and 250 rebounds.

A first team All-American at quarterback, McSweeny completed 200 of 310 passes as a senior for 3,019 yards and 33 touchdowns, helping the Wolverines to a 12-2 record.  The native of Bensalem, Pa., also ran for 774 yards and 13 touchdowns and never lost a game at Scott D. Miller Stadium in his career.  He leaves Wesley as the school-record holder in completion percentage (62.1) and passing efficiency (168.3) while throwing for 7,939 yards and 87 touchdowns.  He also ranks eighth with 1,779 rushing yards and fifth with 24 rushing touchdowns.

Helping the softball team to one of the largest single-season win turnarounds in the NCAA this year, Booth finished in the top ten nationally with nine home runs as a senior.  The native of Laurel, Del., finished the season with a .396 batting average while recording team-highs in home runs, RBIs (38), total bases (82), slugging percentage (.739) and on-base percentage (.472). In just two seasons at Wesley, Booth hit .388 with 11 home runs and 55 RBIs.

Men's basketball's Rasheed Carter and Kristine Bailey of the cross country team were recipients of the Male and Female Wentworth Award, respectively.

Carle Ax, a senior on the volleyball team, also received her Capital One Academic All-America Award from CoSIDA at the banquet.  Ax is the first Wolverine in any sport to be named a CoSIDA Academic All-American. 

Also honored were every senior student-athlete in the Department as well as the Most Valuable Players from every sport that has completed its season. Baseball as well as both men's and women's track & field seasons are still ongoing.

Men's Basketball - Paul Reynolds
Women's Basketball - Jazmine Miller
Men's Cross Country - Richard Feeney
Women's Cross Country - Twila McCrae
Field Hockey - Madison Leone
Football - Shane McSweeny
Golf - Robert Ehrhardt & Cody Pestun
Men's Lacrosse - Dan Tryon
Women's Lacrosse - Alyssa Prudente
Men's Soccer - Joshua Chelleh
Women's Soccer - Kim Fearnbach
Softball - Ashlyn Booth
Men's Tennis - Kevin Mangini
Women's Tennis - Caitlin Grinstead
Volleyball - Jessica Taylor