2017-18 Wildcats of the Week
Entering its third year, the Wildcat of the Week award focuses on individual performances on the field/court/course over the past seven days. Every Monday, two student-athletes (one male and one female) will be selected and featured on the home page as this week's Wildcat of the Week.
Monday, Sept 25, 2017
Male - Abdul Manasaray – Jr. – Men's Soccer
Abdul netted his third and fourth goals of the season to put the Cats ahead for good against Nyack College on September 23. His first goal of the game came in the 24th minute on a long ball that he chipped in. Abdul wasted no time on getting his second goal as he knocked in a rebound in the 26th minute, which proved to be the game winner. The Wildcats step outside of the CACC for their next two contests, as they take trips to Long Island for a pair of mid-week games. They first go United Soccer Coaches Nationally Ranked No. 8 LIU Post on Tuesday. The opening whistle is set for 4:00 p.m.
Female – Loran Wyrough – R.Sr. – Women's Soccer
Loran put away four goals Saturday afternoon in a CACC matchup at Nyack College. Loran is no stranger in this feat as this is her third time doing so in her career tying a single game program record. Loran netted a hat trick in the first half including what proved to be a game winner her first of the season. She recorded goals in the 4th minute, 8th minute and again in the 20th minute to secure the first half hat trick, her next goal would be in the 69th minute and would tie the record once again. She also assisted on the fifth goal of the game giving her nine points which also tied the single game program record. With her four goals she now has a total of eight and 18 points which leads the CACC in both categories. The Wildcats step outside the CACC for their next contest, as they head to Bridgeport on Wednesday for a 4:00 p.m. start.
Monday, Sept 18, 2017:
Male – Jake Puharic – Fr. – Cross Country:
Jake was the top CACC rookie to cross the line, placing 15th overall for 12 points in a time of 29:09.17 at the UD Invite #1. He has also finished in the Top 20 in all three races this year. The only other freshman to dinish ahead of Puharic on Saturday was from Division I Howard. Finished 16th at the Philly Metro with a time of 29:22.3 and a sixth place finish at the WUXC Invite with a time of 29:51.33. The Wildcats have next weekend off but return to action on September 30 when they travel south to Salisbury University for the famed Don Cathcart Invitational.
Female – Krysta Memis – Fr. – Women's Soccer:
Krysta tallied three goals in three games on the week, all three goals coming against CACC opponents. Her first goal was a game winner against Holy Family in the fifth minute then again in the 50th minute off a deflection save by the goalie. Krysta's last goal came against Bloomfield on a one time cross in the 13th minute. She is tied for fifth in the CACC with three goals on the year and eighth overall with seven points. The Wildcats have a bit of a break before their next contest, as they return home to square off against cross-town rival Goldey-Beacom on Wednesday afternoon. The match features a pair of undefeated teams in CACC play.
Monday, Sept 11, 2017:
Male – Lorne Bickley – So. - Men's Soccer:
Lorne set a new single game record with four goals against Felician University on Sunday afternoon. He scored three of his four goals in the first half, first in the 19th minute, then the 24th minute and again in the 28th minute. He then set the single season record in the 58th minute as he beat the keeper once again for his fourth of the game. Wilmington will remain in CACC play as they head to Holy family University for their first road contest of the year on Wednesday, September 13.
Female – Rebecca Rawlinson – So. – Volleyball:
Rebecca and the Wildcats had a very successful Wildcat Invitational as they went 3-1 in the two-day event. Rebecca was named to the All-Tournament Team for her efforts over the two days which included, 29 kills on 68 swings for a .324 attack percentage in four matches, she is tied for second on the team in kills with 42. To go along with her kills, she also tallied 24 total blocks (17 block assists, seven solo) over the four-game stretch and is first on the team in that category with 31. She had a weekend high of five solo blocks and four block assists against Franklin Pierce in the final match. The Wildcats will be back in action Wednesday, September 13 as they open Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference play on the road at Jefferson University. The opening serve is set for 6:00 p.m. in Philadelphia, Pa.
Tuesday, Sept 5, 2017:
Male – Mark Corrigan – Jr. – Cross Country:
Mark finished in first place, with an 8k time of 28:22.07 in the 17th Annual WUXC Invite held on Saturday Sept. 2 at Carousel Park. His time was 46 seconds better than the second place finisher that day. He also helped the team to a first place finish, beating Holy Family by 17 points. That was the Wildcats' first meet of the 2017-18 season. Wilmington continues their 2017 season next Saturday as they head to the famous Belmont Plateau for the Philly Metro Invite. The race is scheduled to begin at 12:15 PM.
Female – Jill Braunsberg – So. – Volleyball:
After the first four games of the year, Jill leads the team in kills with 28, digs with 45, and is second on the team in assists with 51. Jill was named to the Hoffman Memorial Invites All-Tournament Team that was hosted by Bentley University. In the tournament's first game versus Southern New Hampshire University Jill posted a hit average of .368 with eight kills, one error while adding 15 assists and six digs. In the second game against Caldwell Jill six kills with a team high 10 assists to go along with 14 digs. In the third match of the Invite Braunsberg posted 7 kills on 20 swings for a .350 average to go along with nine assists and 12 digs. The Wildcats finished up the Tournament versus Mercy College where Jill had 17 assists, 13 digs and seven kills as the Cats picked up their first win of the 2017 season. She averaged 2.15 kills, 3.92 assists, and 3.46 digs per set for the week, posting a .288 attack percentage.