Several weeks into the season, the Wolves continue to dominate on the soccer field; the varsity boys remain undefeated with an impressive record of 8-0-1. With wins against tough competition like Alpharetta, Altanta International School and Discovery, the team is showing outstanding potential so far. The boys only tie came from a difficult game against Marist. Wesleyan has proven to be an offensive powerhouse, scoring 34 goals so far in only nine games.
Despite early success, the Wolves will need to keep progressing in order to compete with region opponents like GAC, Holy Innocents’ and Lovett.
“Our region games will definitely be the toughest, and we’ll need to play well in those to achieve our goal of winning the state championship,” said senior Grant Sauer. Sauer has proven to be an invaluable asset offensively and defensively for the Wolves, and his leadership is key to the success of the team.
Other key players on offense include Senior Benjamin Johnson and junior Nick Eversbusch. Eversbusch is one of the team’s leading scorers at striker. With impressive speed and agility, he is a force to be reckoned with.
Defensively, Wesleyan relies on senior Henry Collins, junior William Delk and junior Mitchell Robinson among others in addition to senior keeper Austin Pack. Pack is an experienced and reliable goalie for the Wolves.
Wesleyan’s girls team has also experienced relative success thus far with a record of 6-2. Both of the girls losses have come from much larger 6A schools (Dunwoody and Alpharetta). With only one exception, all of the girls wins have been shutouts. Not only have the Wolves played stout defense, but they have also dominated offensively, scoring seven goals in three of their games.
An abundance of senior leadership from Caroline Hodges, Ellie Hall, Maddie Jones, Beck Coxhead and Anna Mosley has been key for the team. Juniors Abigail Mitchell and T.J. Anderson are also key players for Wesleyan. Chemistry has been a central part of the Wolves success so far.
“We are all extremely focused and love playing the game with each other. We have found a lot of success through combining passes and playing possession around other teams,” said Mitchell.
Like the boys, the girls will also face their biggest challenges from region opponents. After making it to the final four the last couple of years, the Wolves are focused on capitalizing and winning the state championship this year.