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WESLEYAN men's soccer 2019 season preview

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Wesleyan University men’s soccer team enters the 2019 campaign with its sight set on making it back into the NESCAC Tournament. Last year, the squad went through growing pains with a young team and a challenging conference schedule, but is excited to hit the ground running and welcomes a talented group of freshmen to the team.

The Cardinals open the 2019 season with three-straight home contests. Wesleyan kicks off its home stint with conference foe Middlebury on Saturday, September 7th at 2:00 p.m. The Cardinals will look for revenge this year, as they battled the Panthers in a close match in 2018, ultimately falling in overtime.

head coach geoff wheeler's thoughts

I could not be more excited about the upcoming season. We have a strong group of seniors led by captain Jack Wolf. They are eager to leave a lasting mark on the program, and will have the help of nine newcomers. There is no substitute for the experiences our returners have gained, and the challenge now is to put our lessons into practice from the very beginning of the 2019 campaign. I cannot wait for this season to unfold.

key returners

#4 trevor devanny

Photo by: Steve McLaughlin

Devanny enters his final season with the Cardinals. He is a strong defender capable of not only keeping teams off the board, but he also has the ability to score.

#11 mike gallo

Photo by: Garret Weintrob '21

Gallo returns as Wesleyan’s leading scorer from last year, and will once again look to play an essential role up front.

#15 alec haas

Photo by: Jonas Powell '18

Returning for his senior season, Haas looks to play a crucial role in Wesleyan’s attack this year.

Photo by: Jonas Powell '18

A seasoned veteran, Park is the anchor of the team and brings plenty of experience in the midfield.

#23 JJ Lacorte

Photo by: Jonas Powell '18

As a freshman last season, LaCorte made an immediate impact and will be a key piece of the Cardinals’ attack this year.

newcomers

phillip cubeddu

  • Hometown: Montclair, N.J.
  • Position: Midfield

mason davisson

  • Hometown: Montclair, N.J.
  • Position: Defense

liam devanny

  • Hometown: Concord, N.H.
  • Position: Goalkeeper

kellen fitzgerald

  • Hometown: Malvern, Pa.
  • Position: Defense

samuel keenan

  • Hometown: Needham, Mass.
  • Position: Defense/Midfield

jake lundberg

  • Hometown: Chanhassen, Minn.
  • Position: Midfield

steven perchuk

  • Hometown: North Andover, Mass.
  • Position: Defense

matthew rubinstein

  • Hometown: New York, N.Y.
  • Position: Midfield

benjamin tardiff

  • Hometown: Concord, N.H.
  • Position: Forward

the coaching staff

Wheeler enters his 21st season at the helm of the program and is excited to welcome Chris Pratt as an assistant coach. Pratt comes to Wesleyan having previously served as the assistant boy’s varsity soccer coach at the Noble & Greenough School for the last four seasons.

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