WILMINGTON, Ohio – The Wilmington College men's lacrosse team kicks off its 2019 season with a game at Bethany College of West Virginia on Sunday. First face-off is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.
The Teams: Wilmington and Bethany. The Fightin' Quakers finished the 2018 season with a 5-9 overall record and a 2-6 mark in Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) play. The Bison were 4-12 overall and 1-9 in Presidents Athletic Conference (PAC) play.
The Coaches: Jeff Arneson is in his second year leading the Wilmington men's lacrosse program. Prior to leading the Quakers to a 5-9 record last season, Arneson, a Wilmington High School alumnus, spent six seasons as head coach at Thiel College (Pennsylvania). Ryan Hilyer, former the assistant coach at Thiel, enters his fourth season as Bethany's head coach.
The Players: Wilmington will need to replace its career scoring leading in Jhordan Lang and career faceoff leader in Tanner Diment as both graduated the program last year. The Quaker trio of Andrew Miller, Connor Judge and Zac Chucta look to fill that void. All three recorded over 20 points last season including Judge who scored 25 goals while Chucta dished out 12 assists. Additionally, Chucta is the top returner in ground balls with 76. The Bison duo of Will Gatling and Nicholas Melita combined for 42 goals and 55 points last season.
Series History: Wilmington is 3-0 in program history against Bethany with the last matchup coming in a 14-15 victory at Williams Stadium on March 12, 2016.
Social Media: Wilmington athletics is represented on Facebook (Wilmington College Athletics), Twitter (@DubCQuakers) and Instagram (@DubCQuakers). Follow all the happenings of Wilmington College on social media by using the hashtag "#WeAreDubC".
Coverage: Live statistics and live video of the game will be available – visit the link above.
Up Next: Wilmington begins a two-game home stand by hosting Wabash College at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.