Roundup: Lontz returns to Wesley as women’s lacrosse coach

Jillian Lontz is returning to her alma mater, Wesley College, as the Wolverines’ women’s lacrosse coach.

She spent the last four seasons as the first head coach in the sport at Delaware State.

Lontz takes over a young Wesley squad that will return all but two from its 2016 roster. Wesley’s four top goal-scorers during last season were all freshmen.

“Coach Lontz is a Wesley graduate and a former Wolverine lacrosse player,” said Wesley athletic director Mike Drass. “She did an outstanding job at Delaware State building a program and we look forward to a bright future with Coach Lontz at the helm of our program.”

Lontz graduated from Wesley in 2008 after playing four years for the Wolverines. At DelState, the Hornets went 4-22 over the last two seasons.

Lontz was also an assistant coach for the Wolverines, serving on the staff under former head coach Debbie Windett.

During her playing career at Wesley, she was selected as the team’s Most Valuable Player after her sophomore and junior campaigns, and served as a team captain.

“I want to thank Wesley College, the athletic administration and the alumni for supporting me as I take this position,” said Lontz. “I am excited to re-establish alumni connections, traditions, and culture within the Wesley women’s lacrosse program and to get to work on building a winning tradition.”

College softball

Seven Wolverines honored: The Wesley College Softball team had seven student-athletes named among the Easton/National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-America Scholar-Athletes.

The distinction is for student-athletes that achieved a 3.5 GPA or better (on a 4.0 scale) during the 2015-16 academic year. Wesley was joined by York College as the only teams representing the Capital Athletic Association to receive the honor.

Destiny Davis, Kayla Fromal, Breanna Hartman, Lauren Hoffman, Devin Mackay, Ashley Royer, and Morgan Seymour all were named All-America Scholar Athletes by the NFCA. Each earned a GPA greater than the 3.5 benchmark for the academic year.

The Wesley College Softball team is currently under consideration for the Top 10 Team Academic Award, given by the NFCA to the top 10 teams ranked by academic GPA. That honor will be announced later in the summer.

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