Wesley Wolverines

Overall record: 9-2 - Conference: 3-0
All times Eastern   (* Conference; • In-region)
9/6 at Christopher Newport Cancelled
9/13 at Delaware Valley L, 25-22
9/20 vs. Widener W, 41-9
10/4 at Frostburg State * • W, 38-6
10/11 at Iona W, 23-12
10/18 vs. Newport News * W, 48-0
10/25 at Webber International W, 42-13
11/1 at Salisbury * • W, 36-21
11/8 at Lake Erie W, 47-26
11/15 vs. Gallaudet W, 55-7
11/22 at Muhlenberg W, 20-0
11/29 at Mary Hardin-Baylor L, 46-14
Overall record: 9-2 - Conference: 3-0
All times Eastern   (* Conference; • In-region)
10/4 at Frostburg State * • W, 38-6
10/18 vs. Newport News * W, 48-0
11/1 at Salisbury * • W, 36-21
Wesley 3-0 9-2
Salisbury 2-1 9-2
Frostburg State 1-2 3-6
Newport News 0-3 2-7

Past Records

2016 (0-0, 0-0 NJAC)
2015 (11-2, 8-1 NJAC)
2014 (12-2, 0-0 IND)
2013 (10-3, 0-0 IND)
2012 (10-2, 0-0 IND)
2011 (12-2, 0-0 IND)
2010 (12-1, 3-0 ACFC)
2009 (13-1, 3-0 ACFC)
2008 (9-2, 3-0 ACFC)
2007 (11-2, 4-0 ACFC)
2006 (13-1, 4-0 ACFC)
2005 (12-2, 4-1 ACFC)
2004 (8-2, 4-1 ACFC)
2003 (6-4, 1-2 ACFC)
2002 (5-5, 1-2 ACFC)
2001 (7-3, 3-0 ACFC)
2000 (8-2, 3-0 ACFC)
1999 (6-4, 0-0 IND)

Team Quick Facts



Coach: Mike Drass (Mansfield '82)
Conference: ACFC
Enrollment: 1407
Location: Dover, DE
Colors: Navy, White
Stadium: Scott D. Miller Stadium (2500)
Surface: Turf

News Releases

October 22, 2016
Top 25: D stands tall for UWO, UMHB
UW-Oshkosh and UMHB each survived defensive battles, while Wesley served notice it was not yet done...
August 7, 2016
Field conditions scuttle start for Callahan
Joe Callahan, the D3football.com first team All-America selection at quarterback from Wesley, looked...
April 30, 2016
NFL comes calling for D-III free agents
Wesley quarterback Joe Callahan, UW-Oshkosh tight end Joe Sommers, Wheaton tackle Matt Snebold and...
December 16, 2015
Gagliardi Trophy goes to Callahan
On his second trip to Salem, Wesley quarterback Joe Callahan has won the 23rd annual Gagliardi...
December 8, 2015
The Gagliardi Trophy Final Four
Four finalists will make the trip to Salem, Va., to the Gagliardi Trophy ceremony, where we'll...
November 28, 2015
Wabash wins an epic; Wesley holds on; Tommies roll Johnnies again
Ethan Buresh ended an amazing game in dramatic fashion, with a 75-yard return for a TD. Wesley held...
November 24, 2015
One last chance
Wesley's Joe Callahan and JHU's Keith Corliss have made the most of their D-III experience. Now,...
November 21, 2015
Mount Union bracket: Everyone rolls in first round
Wesley pulled away in the second half and everyone else pulled away in the first half as the home...
October 13, 2015
The interception return that wasn't
It happens to the best of them. All-Americans throw picks. But that doesn't mean they have to like...
September 26, 2015
Top 25: UST, Wabash rout rivals; Wesley wins in final :08
The St. Thomas defense and run game took St. John's out, while Wabash's Brian Parks had three picks...
September 26, 2015
No. 5 Wesley Overcomes 21-Point Deficit to Edge No. 22 North Central
The fifth-ranked Wesley College football team was on the brink of their first regular season loss to...
September 19, 2015
Top 25: UW-P rally stuns NCC; Ithaca ends Hobart run
Platteville scored the final 28 points in the fourth quarter and OT to win. Ithaca was the beneficia...
September 19, 2015
No. 5 Wolverines Down CNU, Drass Earns 200th Win
DOVER, Del. - On a day dedicated to the program's decorated head coach, the No. 5 Wesley College...
September 17, 2015
D-III stacking up against the scholarship squads
When Division III teams take on the scholarship squads, a "moral victory" is not what...
September 15, 2015
Wesley College giving Drass his due
Mike Drass probably won't be a big fan of seeing his name on the front page of D3football.com, but...
September 12, 2015
Top 25: Wartburg wins showdown; Muhlenberg upset
The Knights won a defensive battle at No. 19 Bethel, while F&M scored twice in the final five...
July 9, 2015
Wesley, North Central find each other for 10th game
Two of the past decade's challengers to the purple reign found themselves in a bind this year and...
December 10, 2014
Wolverines defense eager for another crack at Mount
Giving up 62 points ... or scoring 59 points and losing ... still stings the Wesley defense....
December 9, 2014
Final four for Gagliardi Trophy announced
Three quarterbacks and a running back, the Academic All-American of the Year, two national semifinal...
December 6, 2014
Semis set: Linfield, UW-Whitewater, Wesley, Mount go on
UW-Whitewater had to rally to beat Wartburg, while Mount Union survived John Carroll, Linfield...
December 3, 2014
You better know their names, even if you can't spell them
Their names seemed unusual when they were freshmen, but by now, Steve Koudossou and Sosthene...
November 29, 2014
Wrapup: Linfield advances, Hobart, John Carroll hold on
Hobart got an interception on its own 2-yard line with 15 seconds left and John Carroll survived a...
November 24, 2014
Five juniors, five seniors named Gagliardi semifinalists
Will Kevin Burke get a chance to repeat as Gagliardi Trophy winner? Find out who the 10 semifinalist...
November 22, 2014
Wesley bracket: Kodossou goes off, MIT moves on
MIT defeated Husson in overtime to win the New England geography bowl, while Hobart scored in the...
October 25, 2014
Another set of big numbers
Top 10 teams put up 72, 74, 75, 71 and 70 points on Saturday in Week 8, including Mary Hardin-Baylor...
September 20, 2014
Defense rules the day for JCU, Wesley, Ithaca
Some of Division III's most prolific rushers were held in check on Saturday, while Wesley finally...
September 16, 2014
Wesley defense firing on all cylinders
Wesley had a long offseason to dwell on the fact that they gave up 62 points to Mount Union in the...
July 7, 2014
Former Wesley QB, McSweeny, Leads Steelhawks to PIFL Title Game
Former Wesley College quarterback Shane McSweeny threw for four touchdowns and ran for another to...
March 3, 2014
NJAC goes big for 2015
The New Jersey Athletic Conference is getting a lot bigger and a lot stronger in football in 2015,...
December 3, 2013
Coming into their own
Concern was in the air for both Mount Union and Wesley, although the teams experienced it at...
November 30, 2013
Wrapup: Linfield rallies, Bethel survives, Fisher rolls
Linfield scored the final 28 points to rally from a 21-3 deficit, while Bethel lost its starting...
November 23, 2013
Wesley wins in final minute, JCU out
The first round of playoffs had a couple of thrillers, with Ithaca, Franklin and Wesley rallying, as...
October 5, 2013
Top 25 wrap: Linfield smothers PLU, Wesley rallies
Linfield pulled away from Pacific Lutheran in the fourth quarter, No. 10 Wesley rallied past...
September 24, 2013
Poll positions: How the voters reacted
A kick going wide left produced a wide variety of reactions, but when Wesley got taken down a peg,...
September 19, 2013
History lesson: Wesley vs. Mary Hardin-Baylor
Now that longtime rivals Wabash and DePauw are both in the North Coast, and Mount Union and...
September 14, 2013
Top 25 wrapup: Wesley, UMHB survive
UMHB struggled early and Wesley exploded late as the teams won Saturday to set up next week's...
September 6, 2013
Post-John, Johnnies win
A St. John's freshman kicked a 40-yard with three seconds left to go 1-0 in Life After Gagliardi,...
August 12, 2013
Best road trips: Week 5
This week we'll stay in the Mid-Atlantic area, but we'll still get a team from Alabama in there.
December 1, 2012
Oshkosh breaks up a pack of purple
UW-Oshkosh continues its first-ever playoff run, moving to the semis with a comeback win in OT at...
November 29, 2012
A hole on the roster
When Wesley travels to UMHB, they'll leave an empty roster spot for linebacker Kirk Brooks, who's...
November 28, 2012
South's beasts meet again
After six meetings in seven postseasons and a regular-season meeting to boot, it seems there's...
November 28, 2012
Wesley at Mary Hardin-Baylor: Gameday Central
#5 Wesley travels to #2 Mary Hardin-Baylor in the Quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday,...
November 24, 2012
Second round: Tommies, UWO rally, the rest roll
Mount Union, Wesley, Hobart and Widener all won going away, with the battles waiting later in...
November 24, 2012
#5 Wesley Slays #16 Red Dragons
Wesley College’s fifth-ranked football team put up 14 points before its offense even saw the...
November 20, 2012
Wesley vs. Cortland St.: Game Day Central
Wesley hosts Cortland State in the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday, November 24, at...
November 17, 2012
Wesley Mashes Mount Ida in NCAA First Round
Wesley College's fifth-ranked football team scored the second-most points in school-history in a...
November 11, 2012
Wesley To Host Mount Ida in NCAA First Round
The fifth-ranked Wesley College football team has been selected to compete in the NCAA Division III...
November 6, 2012
Kapepula Earns ECAC Weekly Honor
For the second time this season, Wesley College’s Sosthene Kapepula has been named the Eastern...
November 3, 2012
#5 Wesley Masters The Apprentice School
Wesley College’s defense allowed just 93 total yards as the fifth-ranked Wolverines ran past...
October 31, 2012
Hopkins, Morris Earn ECAC Weekly Honors
Wesley College’s Jared Morris and Sean Hopkins have been named the Eastern College Athletic...
October 30, 2012
Wesley’s Kapepula Honored By D3football.com
Wesley College’s Sosthene Kapepula has been named to the D3football.com Team of the Week, it...
October 29, 2012
Wesley Remains Fifth in Media, Coaches Poll
Heading into its regular season finale against the Apprentice School on Saturday, November 3, the...
October 27, 2012
#5 Wesley Rallies To Beat #16 Huntingdon
The fifth-ranked Wesley College football team scored 21 unanswered points in the second half to...
October 23, 2012
Wesley's Bundy Named ECAC Offensive Player of the Week
Wesley College’s Matt Bundy has been named the Eastern College Athletic Conference Football...
October 20, 2012
#6 Football Flys Past Menlo
October 13, 2012
#6 Wesley Wears Down Virginia-Lynchburg
After falling behind 7-0, Wesley College’s sixth-ranked football team scored 24 straight...
October 6, 2012
Top 25: Bethel survives, Salisbury, Wesley, Wabash win
Bethel scored on the last play and added a two-point conversion to beat Concordia-Moorhead, while...
October 6, 2012
No. 6 Wesley downs No. 15 Birmingham-Southern
An interception by Aamir Petrose remaining sealed a 26-17 victory for Wesley College’s...
October 1, 2012
Wesley Remains Sixth In Both Polls
Wesley College’s football team remains sixth in...
September 25, 2012
Wesley's Maginnis Earns Multiple Weekly Honors
Wesley College’s Luke Maginnis has been named the Defensive Player of the Week by both the...
September 24, 2012
Wesley Ranked Sixth in Both Polls
After a victory at #25 Louisiana College, Wesley College’s football team jumped up one spot to...
September 22, 2012
Tryon's Field Goal Lifts #6 Wesley To Victory
PINEVILLE, La. – Senior Dan Tryon (Wilmington, Del. / Salesianum) kicked a 31-yard field goal...
September 18, 2012
Wesley's Kapepula Named ECAC Defensive Player of the Week
Wesley's College's Sosthene Kapepula has been named the Eastern College Athletic Conference...
September 15, 2012
Buff State knocks off three-time champs
Buffalo State's 1-minute drill got the win for the Bengals, while the Cru took their show on the...
September 11, 2012
Wesley has first-rate secondary
Stellar secondary play has been a key to Wesley’s success in recent years, and after just two...
September 8, 2012
#3 Wesley Outduels Route 13 Rival, #6 Salisbury
SALISBURY, Md. - Askia Jahad ran for nearly 100 yards as the third-ranked Wesley College football...
September 1, 2012
#3 Wesley Defeats East Texas Baptist In Opener
Behind five touchdown passes from quarterback Justin Sottilare and four interceptions by defensive...
September 1, 2012
#3 Wesley Beats East Texas Baptist In Opener
Behind five touchdown passes from quarterback Justin Sottilare and four interceptions by defensive...
June 25, 2012
Is CAC football next?
The Capital Athletic Conference announced Southern Virginia will join the fold in 2013. With CNU,...
May 13, 2012
Blanchard joins Bears after tryout
A bunch of Division III players were brought to rookie minicamps as undrafted free agents. UW-Whitew...
December 17, 2011
Scaling the Mount
If Mount Union can be overcome, certainly someday so can the Warhawks. Keith McMillan says there's...
December 12, 2011
Podcast: Is this good for D-III?
We hear you out there, fans of the 99%. Division III's elite over the past six seasons are making it...
December 10, 2011
Mount Union returns to Stagg
Isaiah Scott caught three balls on defense and Jasper Collins caught nine on offense as the Purple...
December 8, 2011
Flip of a coin
Charles Dieuseul whittled his college football choices down to two and left it to a call of heads or...
December 8, 2011
Once more, with feeling
Shane McSweeny and Wesley are headed to Mount Union for another semifinal, two years after a 24-7...
December 1, 2011
Running wild
Shane McSweeny and LiDarral Bailey both can pull it down and run from the quarterback position,...
November 26, 2011
Big-game rallies
St. John Fisher knocked off Delaware Valley 27-14 to advance to the quarterfinals, while Wabash and...
November 26, 2011
Wolverines tame Wildcats in second half comeback
The #7 Wesley Wolverines scored 42 second half points errasing a 20 point halftime deficit,...
November 23, 2011
Coast to coast
Linfield faces nearly a 3,000 mile journey and a 9 a.m. PST kickoff -- such are the sidelights to...
November 17, 2011
Playoff picks, surprises, disappointments
It's our annual Around the Nation predictions column, where we say who will surprise and disappoint...
November 12, 2011
Wesley Rolls on Senior Day
November 5, 2011
Wesley Dismantles Builders
October 29, 2011
Wesley Topples Salisbury
October 27, 2011
Winning one for Ben Knapp
Wesley's game Saturday at the Hall of Fame in Canton wasn't as much a game on hallowed football...
October 22, 2011

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September 13, 2011
A tough call that can't go wrong
Wesley and Maryville each were in an enviable position this season: choosing between two experienced...
September 12, 2011
Podcast says: Too soon to panic
Sure, St. John's loss was certainly demoralizing for fans, but the Johnnies' season isn't over yet....
September 3, 2011
Wesley Wins Season Opener
July 21, 2011
Our preseason All-America picks
Presenting the annual D3football.com All-American team, named every year since 2000.
June 9, 2011
Analysis: After the SCAC shuffle
Where does the conference and the South Region go from here? Around the Nation columnist Keith...
June 3, 2011
The Sporting News, Lindy's Rank Wesley Third, Mayes Leads Honors
Both the Sporting News and Lindy's Sports have ranked Wesley College third in their 2011 college...
April 28, 2011
Wolverines Read at Hartly Elementary
The Wesley College football team held its annual reading day at Hartly Elementary School
April 25, 2011
2011 NFL draft preview
Even the big-money draft experts know about Cecil Shorts' measureables and think the Mount Union...
April 21, 2011
Student-Athletes Support Local Spring Fair
On April 9th, Wesley College student-athletes volunteered their services at the inaugural South...
April 11, 2011
Wolverines Name Captains
April 4, 2011
Wesley SAAC Partners With Special Olympics
The Wesley College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee has partnered with the Delaware Chapter of the...
December 11, 2010
Warhawk defense locks up Salem trip
Jared Kiesow had two interceptions and UW-Whitewater picked off five passes as the Warhawks locked...
December 11, 2010
Warhawk defense locks up Salem trip
Jared Kiesow had two interceptions and UW-Whitewater picked off five passes as the Warhawks locked...
December 10, 2010
Playing with backups
Although UW-Whitewater is relatively famously playing without its No. 1 quarterback, Wesley has...
December 7, 2010
Wesley Sends Three Former All-Americans to Arena Football League
Three former Wesley College All-Americans - Mike Ward, Larry Beavers and Bryan Robinson - have...
December 4, 2010
Familiar faces in football's final four
Wesley defeated Mary Hardin-Baylor 19-9 in the fifth NCAA playoff meeting between the teams. The...
December 4, 2010
Wesley Moves on to Semifinals
Wesley College's Jeff Morgan and Chris Mayes led a defense that held Division III's top scoring...
December 2, 2010
Wesley, UMHB meet again
After a year off, the two South Region powerhouses meet for the rubber match of the five-game...
November 27, 2010
Wesley Tops Montclair State 44-7
Wesley College held Montclair State to its lowest point total in 49 games, as the Wolverines downed...
November 20, 2010
Wesley Downs Muhlenberg 53-14
Wesley College piled up 649 yards of total offense in a 53-14 win over Muhlenberg in the first round...
November 18, 2010
Wesley Places 21 on All-ACFC Squads
Wesley College took home a share of four of the five special awards announced and placed 21...
November 13, 2010
No. 3 Wesley Rolls on Senior Day
No. 3 Wesley scored 24 points in the second quarter to pull away from Kean for a 48-10 win on Senior...
November 9, 2010
Wesley College to Hold Food Drive Against Kean
Wesley College is one of six Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) member institutions will participate...
November 2, 2010
Wesley leaves ACFC with title
All preconceived notions are set aside when Salisbury’s triple option takes the field, but...
November 1, 2010
Statistical Spotlight
Inside Gettysburg's 23-point, 18-minute comeback, the shutdown of Salisbury's triple option and...
October 30, 2010
Pool B, East Region shaken up
The Pool B playoff picture got a slight remodel on Saturday as the University of Chicago came up...
October 30, 2010
Wesley Rallies for ACFC Title
A 27-yard fade to Ellis Krout midway through the first quarter lifted No. 3 Wesley to a 17-14 win at...
October 16, 2010
Wesley Runs Over SVU
Wesley College bettered their record to 7-0 with a 52-3 run away victory over visiting Southern...
October 9, 2010
Wesley routs Apprentice
The 3rd ranked Wesley Wolverines scored 35 points in the first quarter then rolled to a 64-7 win...
September 25, 2010
No. 3 Wesley Pulls Away from Capital
Wesley scored twice in the final 4:39 to defeat Capital 42-21 behind 361 yards and four touchdowns...
September 20, 2010
Comparing conferences
In this week's Around the Nation Podcast, Keith McMillan and Pat Coleman use the three weeks of...
September 18, 2010
Hanging on, somehow
No. 3 Wesley gave up a 14-point lead and couldn't hold onto the ball, but came back to beat No. 8...
September 18, 2010
No. 3 Wesley Readies for No. 8 Delaware Valley
Showdown of top 10 teams set for 1:00 PM in Dover, Delaware.
August 20, 2010
Ending purple's reign
There's one question on every contender's mind in Division III football: How do we keep UW-Whitewate...
August 5, 2010
Warhawks start out on top
UW-Whitewater has won the title before, but even then, the Warhawks lost Justin Beaver and Danny...
December 7, 2006
Wolverines thankful for second chance
Last year was last year. That was actually the way Wesley coach Mike Drass approached Saturday's...
December 8, 2005
Rowan, Wesley not ready to roll over
Are you ready to pair purple powerhouses in the Stagg Bowl, figuring Mount Union and UW-Whitewater...
December 1, 2005
Eager for another shot
Linfield and UW-Whitewater are meeting for the first time ever and Bridgewater hasn’t played...
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