Wesley to Induct Eleven Student-Athletes into Athletics Hall of Fame

Wesley to Induct Eleven Student-Athletes into Athletics Hall of Fame

Dover, Del. – The Wesley College Department of Athletics is proud to announce that eleven former student-athletes and the 2004 Men's Soccer team will be inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame. The 2020 class includes Eric Anderson (JR College, MBB), Ashlyn (Booth) Hare '16 (Softball), Dana (Keller) Thomas '12 (Field Hockey), Jon Lanouette '09 (Football), Jillian (Tracy) Lontz '08 (Women's Lacrosse) Sean Matthews '09 (Football), Chris Mayes '14 (Football), Shane McSweeny '12 (Football), Kevin Murphy '11 (Baseball), Sheree (Pleasanton) Riendeau '12 (Field Hockey), and Chris Wright '03 (Men's Soccer).

Wesley College Athletics Hall of Fame, Class of 2020

Eric Anderson, Sr.
Jr College 1981-1982
Men's Basketball

Eric made a clutch "old school" three-point play in the remaining minutes of a game against Cecil Community College giving Wesley Junior College a victory and securing Coach Wentworth his 300th win as Wesley's head coach. Eric had a stellar playing career, averaging 17 points, five assists and three steals per game during his sophomore year. He scored a career high 33 points in a game against Bergen County College and was recognized as the team's Most Valuable Player in 1982.  After leaving Wesley, Eric went on to receive his undergraduate degree from Greensboro College (NC), and his master's degree in Sport Administration from West Chester University.   

Coach Anderson returned to Wesley College in 2015 to be an Assistant to Coach Burrows. Eric assisted with all facets of the game. He had integral roles in scouting, recruiting, and player development. Eric has an innate ability for bringing out the best in players. He has been able to effectively communicate in a respectful way and still demand excellence both on and off the court. During his time as an assistant, several players have been awarded for their play and successful careers including Wayne Lennon, JW Lawson, Evan Anderson, Brian Cameron and Greg Bloodsworth. Eric was most recently recognized as a member of the AEC Coaching Staff of the Year.

Ashlyn (Booth) Hare '16
Years played: Softball 2011 & 2012; Volleyball 2011
Laurel, DE/ Laurel HS

Ashlyn spent two years at Wesley competing in the sport of Softball.  In both seasons she was recognized as an All-Region player and a CAC First Team All-Conference athlete.  A 2-year letter winner and 2-year starter, Ashlyn batted .375 and .396 in her two seasons.  Her senior year she led the team with 9 home runs, 82 total bases and a .739 slugging percentage. In 2012, Ashlyn was named Wesley's Female Athlete of the Year. "She was not only the best player on the team at the time, she was one of the best players in the conference and country. At the time she played, Salisbury had all Americans in nearly every position on the field and Ashlyn was on the CAC all-conference team. In her two years donning the navy and white she set single season records and a standard of play for future generations to come. She is still a recognized name within our program and someone that the team looks up to," stated Coach Greep. 

Dana (Keller) Thomas '12
Dover, DE/ Dover HS, Field Hockey

A 4-year letter winner and 3-year starter, Dana specialized in keeping the ball away from or out of our goal.  While at Wesley Dana became our first player to compete for the National Statistic of Defensive Saves.  As a junior she finished second in the country in that statistic, first in the conference.  She finished her career with 27 total DS.  Some of her defensive saves came at very key times, preserving goals and eventual wins.  For her efforts her senior year Dana was selected to the CAC All-conference Team.  Dana finished her career as a 4-time Academic All-American, 4-time Academic All-Conference, 7 times she was named to the Dean's List and 1 time she was named to the President's List. 

After college Dana coached at her high school Alma mater before moving out of the state. 

Jon Lanouette '09
Wilmington, DE, Football

Jon Lanouette finished his career as the top Tight End in Wesley football history. During his freshman year (2004), he was awarded the ACFC Rookie-of-the-Year. After a season ending injury in 2005, he helped lead the team to a 13-1 record and the NCAA South Region championship and was named All-ACFC 2nd team in 2006. Third on the team in receptions (27), receiving yards (327), and touchdown catches (5). After his junior year (2007) he was named to the D3 football.com All-American and All-Region Teams as well as, All-ACFC First Team. He was third on the team in receptions (39), yards (506) and receiving touchdowns (6) Jon capped off his senior year (2008) by being named to the 1st Team All-American (D3football.com) on a 9-2 national playoff team. He finished the season with 30 receptions for 441 yards and 6 TD's. He completed his career as the all-time leader for Tight Ends with 149 receptions 2,176 yards 24 TD's.

Jillian (Tracy) Lontz '08
Lancaster, Pa. / McCaskey
Women's Lacrosse (2005-08)

During her playing days at Wesley, Jillian dominated the defensive end of the field.  In a sport that usually honors goal scorers, Jillian's efforts on the defensive end earned her Team Most Valuable Player two times and captain of the squad.  A leader on the defensive side of the ball, Lontz graduated fourth all-time in caused turnovers (54, now ninth).  She was named to the PAC All-Sportsmanship team in 2006. 

In 2017 Jillian returned to Wesley as our Head Women's Lacrosse Team.  In just 4 short years she is 2nd in total wins, and has increased the level of play.

Sean Matthews '09
Pennsauken, NJ, Football

Sean Matthews finished his career as one of Wesley Football top linebackers and top tacklers. Sean was a 3-year starter and 2-time captain who played on 3 national playoff teams. During his junior year he led the ACFC conference in tackles (112) and was named 1st Team All-ACFC, as well as Academic ACFC All-Conference. He received national recognition on the D3Football.coms 1st Team All-South Region linebacker and being named to the ECAC All-Star team. During his senior campaign, Sean led the team in tackles (98) and was once again named to the D3Football.coms 1st Team All-South Region and ECAC All-Star teams. He also added D3Football.com 2nd Team All-American to his career resume. By the end of his career, he totaled 290 tackles and was 8th in career TFL's (30).

Chris Mayes '14
Waldorf, MD, Football

Chris Mayes, is one of Wesley Football's most decorated players and was a major force on 3 NCAA South Region champion teams. As a sophomore (2009), Mayes had one of the greatest years for a defensive player in Wesley history. He led the Nation with 34.5 Tackles for losses of 169 yards and was named South Region Defensive Player of the Year by D3Football.com...D3football.com Third Team All-American and First Team All-South Region...ECAC All-Star...First Team All-ACFC… At the beginning of his junior campaign (2010) he was named a Lindy's Preseason All-America Second Team...Team captain. At the end of the season Mayes was awarded 1st Team All-American AFCA & D3football.com...South Region Defensive Player of the Year and AP Little American. He had 17.5 sacks and 32.5 TFL on the year and ranked second in Division III in TFL's and third in sacks. Mayes success continued in his senior year (2011). He was once again awarded 1st Team All-American AFCA & D3football.com

Shane McSweeny '12
Doylestown, PA, Football

Shane McSweeny started three seasons (2008, 2009. 2011) for the Wolverines and led Wesley to three ACFC Championships and a pair of NCAA South Region Titles. A 2011 First Team All-American and the South Region's Offensive Player of the Year, McSweeny held the Wesley single-season and career records for completion percentage (67.4 season, 62.1 career) and pass efficiency (181.2 season, 168.3 career). During his career he was a three-time captain and he never lost a home football game as the starting QB (22-0). When McSweeny ended his career, he ranked second in school-history with 7,939 passing yards and 87 passing touchdowns while sitting ninth on the team's all-time rushing list with 1,779 yards. After college Shane went on to play quarterback for arena football's Lehigh Valley Steelhawks for the 2013 and 2014 seasons.

Kevin Murphy '11
Middletown, MD, Baseball

The 2010-11 Wesley College Male Athlete of the Year, Kevin ended his career as the All-time leader in Games Played, Hits, Runs, Runs Batted-In and Doubles.  A 4-year letter winner Kevin earned All-conference honors 2 times in his career.  "Kevin was All-CAC twice and All-Region once. Was at or near the top of several offensive categories, and still holds some records, including a CAC record 46 game hitting streak" Coach Underwood. 

Academically he also earned Dean's List two times. 

Sheree (Pleasanton) Riendeau '12
Smyrna, DE/ Smyrna HS, Field Hockey (4 yrs)/ Women's Lacrosse (1 yr)

A four-year starter Sheree was a workhorse on the field hockey field, and so dynamic to watch.  She finished her career ranked 6th in goals with 31, 10th in assists with 16 and 7th in points with 78.  She had many great plays but in a CAC first round game against top-ranked Salisbury, she took the ball off of the whistle, dodged the opponents in front of her, and scored in under 15 seconds.  It tied the game at the time and gave us a chance to win.  For her efforts on the field, Sheree was recognized by the Capital Athletic Conference 2 times – a second team selection as a junior and a First-team selection as a senior.  In the classroom she was also recognized as a 2-time Academic All-Conference and three times on Wesley's Dean's List. 

After college Sheree has coached for a couple of seasons but has continued to play.  She stayed local, and works in the business field. 

Chris Wright '03 –
Ridgely, Md. / North Caroline, Men's Soccer (1999-02)  

A 4-year starter, Wright was a three-time All-PAC First Team selection from 2000-02.  He was also recognized to the All-Region Team in 2000 and 2001.  A true defender Chris played both defensive midfielder and backfield for the team.  He worked hard in the back field and helped lead the team to 12-7 record his senior year.  His recognition came even though the team did not receive post-season bids. 

Further recognition was received by Chris when the PAC/ CSAC announced their 25th Anniversary Team in 2018.

"He was named to the All-PAC First team 3-times, which is rare.  As a defender he was not a goal scorer or he did not have other statistics but certainly, that 3-time award demonstrates wonderful consistency," Coach Steve Clark

2004 Men's Soccer Team 

The 2004 Men's Soccer team finished the 2004 season 14-7-2 overall and 6-2 in the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC, now CSAC) to break the then-school record for wins (14), finished as runners up in the PAC and won the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Southern Championship, beating Swarthmore 3-1 in the finals. The team had the 2004 PAC Player of the Year and All-Region Player in Derek Roberts-Dukes and six players honored on the All-Conference team.