Wesley player killed in accident
Wesley women's soccer player Julia DeFelice passed away on Friday, July 16, when she was struck by a minivan at an intersection in Dover, Del.
Defelice, 20, was one of the Wolverine program's all-time leading scorers entering what would have been her senior season. She was tied for 16th all-time at Wesley in goals, 17th in assists and 18th in total points. She was a starter in each of the past two seasons, including a sophomore year in 2008 in which she finished third on the club with 12 points (four goals, four assists). As a freshman, the Tinton Falls, N.J., native helped lead Wesley to a school-record-tying 12 victories. The Wolverines qualified for the Capital Athletic Conference postseason in two of her three seasons.
"Julia was an important part of the fabric of Wesley as a student, as an athlete and a member of our college community," said Wesley president Bill Johnston. "It is a shock to lose her and we will miss her greatly. I am pleased to have had the opportunity to have known her and to have her attend Wesley."
Both Wesley soccer teams are scheduled to travel to England and Scotland next month.
Earlier this month, Lynchburg's Anna Wright was also killed in a car accident.