YORK, Pa.- Wesley College announced its Capital Athletic Conference Field Hockey Co-Player of the Year.
Junior Madison Leone has repeated her title, and shares the honor with Christopher Newport's Belle Tunstall. Leone is the third Wolverine in four years (Brooke Tadlock in 2010) to earn CAC Player of the Year honors.
Leone, of Dover, led the Wolverines in every offensive category with 12 goals, eight assists, 32 points and four game-winning goals despite missing the first three games due to injury. Leone's rankings earned her the top five in CAC. She was chosen to play in the Front Rush/NFHCA Division III Senior Game in late November and ranks second in Wesley history with 71 goals, 30 assists and 172 points, all which rank in the top five in CAC history, as well.
Junior Brooke Gannon joins Leone on her accomplishment. Gannon, a defender from Harrington, Del. finished second in the CAC and ranked third in NCAA Division III with 20 defensive saves. Gannon had her first career goal against Cedar Crest and recorded three saves in games against McDaniel, Virginia Wesleyan and Salisbury. She has 37 career defensive saves in only three seasons for a CAC record.
Goalkeeper Sarah Daniels and forward Lauren Mears received All-Conference recognition on the second team. Daniels shined as one of the top goalkeepers in the CAC in her second season as a Wolverine. As a sophomore from Pocomoke, Md., Daniels finished second in the conference with 143 saves and third with an 81.7 save percentage to allow only 1.84 goals per game. Daniels had at least ten saves in nine games and led the CAC with an 84.1 save percentage in league play. Her 143 saves were the most for a Wesley goalkeeper since Sarah Johnson made 155 saves in 2009.
Mears, a forward from Princess Anne, Md., finished second to Leone with seven goals, five assists and 19 points. A multi-goal effort and game-winning tally against Wooster in the second game of the season was included. This is the first time Mears has received All-CAC honors.
The Wesley Wolverines finished the season with a 9-11 overall record and advanced to the CAC Semifinals where they took third-ranked Christopher Newport into overtime before falling, 2-1.