DOVER, Del. – The Wesley College women's soccer team looks to bring home the first-ever Atlantic East Conference Championship after ending the season winning four of their last five games of the season.
"Making the conference playoffs was the goal from the end of the last season into this year," stated head coach Ed Muntz. "We wanted to change the culture of the program and it reflected the attitude all season in getting this first-round bye and a home game in the playoffs."
Wesley clinched a first-round bye as the number two seed with a regular season record of 9-3-2 and a record of 4-1-1 in the Atlantic East Conference.
Wesley was the most potent offense in the Atlantic East during the regular season. The Wolverines led the conference in goals (43), goals per game (3.071) and assists (37).
The tandem of junior Mackenzie Forsythe and sophomore Emily Caldarelli have been two of the top players in the entire nation. At the end of the regular season, Forsythe led the conference in points (39) and goals (19). Forsythe ranks sixth in the nation in goals per game (1.36), 11th in points per game (2.79) and 12th in goals. Caldarelli leads the Atlantic East ranks second in the nation in assists per game (1.17) and fourth in total assists (16).
The midfield and defensive back line have also played well for the Wolverines. Led by senior captain Sammy Williams, the Wesley defense has held opponents to 1.65 goals against average.
Wesley begins their road to the Atlantic East Conference Championship on Wednesday when they host the Marywood Pacers at 7 p.m. at Drass Field. If Wesley wins, the championship game will be on Saturday.