2018-2019 Eagles Highlights

We love our athletic programs here at Oklahoma Wesleyan, and we are so proud of all they have accomplished. Read on for just a few highlights from the last year!

Men’s Soccer:   

NAIA Quarterfinalists 

4 NAIA All-Americans | 1st team: Stefan Lukic, Stefan Cvetanovic; 2nd Team: Julio Belo; 3rd Team: Dusan Djordjev 

NAIA National Tournament, all-tournament team | Stefan Cvetanovic 

KCAC 8 All-Conference Players | Stefan Lukic, Stefan Cvetanovic, Julio Belo, Dusan Djordjev, Alex LazanoOgnjen Stevic, Matheus Ferreira, Pedro Benito 

KCAC Offensive Player of the Year | Stefan Cvetanovic 

KCAC MVP | Stevan Lukic 

KCAC GK of the Year | Dusan Djordjev 

KCAC Freshman of the Year | Stefan Cvetanovic 

 

Women’s Soccer: 

Highest NAIA ranking | #10 

Finished 2nd at NCCAA National Championship 

Finished 3rd in the KCAC at 12-4-1 overall 

Marjolen Nekesa and Ruth Khasoha were named to the 2018 NAIA Women’s Soccer All-America Honorable Mention Team. 

Marjolen Nekesa was named the KCAC Offensive Player of the Year and for the second year in-a-row was named the KCAC Most Valuable Player as well as to the KCAC All-Conference 1st Team as a Sophomore. 

Kaja Cremin (SR), Taylor Gross (JR) and Ruth Khasoa (SO) were all named to the KCAC All-Conference 1st Team. 

Kayla Beaver (SO) and Lilly Murray (SO) were named to the KCAC All-Conference 2nd Team. 

Cloe Johnson (FR) and Danielle Uptain (SR) were named to the KCAC All-Conference Honorable Mention Team. 

Klaryssa Heussmann, Taylor Gross, Danielle Uptain, and Lorie Storie honored with the 2018 Daktronics NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors for OKWU. 

 

Volleyball: 

Daktronics NAIA Scholar-Athlete Honors | Jenna Schutt, Emily Balliviero, Stephanie Lindsey, Lillian Phillips 

KCAC All-Conference 2nd Team | Kenadee Valdez

KCAC All-Conference 3rd Team | Sydney Garis 

 

Wrestling: 

Received votes in NAIA Men’s Wrestling Poll. 

Dayton Marvel Finished 4-1 (6th) at the NAIA Men’s Wrestling National Championships at 141 lbs and earns All-American honors. 

Finished 4th in KCAC Conference. 

Ridge Smith (184 lbs), Grant Williams (165 lbs), and Dailen Presgrove (174 lbs) finished 2nd at Mustang Invite. 

Austin Daniels (157 lbs) finished 3rd at the Mustang Invite. 

 

Women’s Basketball: 

Top 10 KCAC Conference Finish

KCAC All-Conference 3rd Team | Hannah Nealis

KCAC All-Conference Honorable Mention Team | Danae Goodwin, Amanda Hart, and Makayla Melton 

KCAC All-Conference Freshman Team | Makayla Melton

 

Men’s Basketball:

Highest NAIA ranking: #1 

Qualified for NAIA National Tournament as the overall #2 seed. 

KCAC Regular Season Conference Champions. 

KCAC Defensive Player of the Year | Josh Wilchcombe

KJ Malveau and Josh Wilchcombe earned NAIA All-American Honors, named to the KCAC All-Conference 1st Team and to the NAIA West All-Star Team. 

KCAC All-Conference 3rd Team | Isaak Rowe 

KCAC All-Conference Honorable Mention Team | Jake Feickert, Elbert Lawrence, and Lance Tipton 

KCAC All-Conference Defensive Team | Elbert Lawrence and Josh Wilchcombe 

KCAC All-Conference Freshman Team | Brooks Haddock 

KCAC Conference Coach of the Year | Donnie Bostwick 

Jake Feickert earned Daktronics NAIA Division II Scholar-Athlete Honor, KCAC Conference Champion of Character award winner for OKWU 

 

Women’s Golf: 

Qualified for NAIA National Championship Tournament

Won KCAC Conference Title by 22 strokes. 

Finished 1st in four tournaments this season including Conference Tournament. 

Korena Aills finished #1 overall in the KCAC Conference, named to the 2019 KCAC All-Tournament Team, and awarded a KCAC Conference Player of the Week honor. 

Jordan Leonard finished 2nd overall in the KCAC Conference, named to the 2019 KCAC All-Tournament Team, and nominated for the KCAC Champion of Character Award for OKWU. 

Ashlynn Phipps was named to the 2019 KCAC All-Tournament Team as a freshman. 

KCAC Coach of the Year | Scott Seymour 

 

Men’s Golf : 

Finished third in KCAC Conference Tournament. 

Chase Gafner named to the All-KCAC Team. 

Received votes in the NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 Poll. 

 

Softball: 

Tahlor Stefek won KCAC Player of the Week honor for the first week of the 2019 season. 

Emily Balcom named to the KCAC Gold Glove Team as an outfielder as well as named the KCAC Champion of Character Honor for OKWU. 

KCAC All-Conference 1st Team | Kaylee Clinton at second base. 

KCAC All-Conference Honorable Mention Team | Payton Langley 

 

Baseball: 

Qualified for NAIA National Tournament 

Highest NAIA ranking: #9 

KCAC Conference Baseball Team of Character. 

3-Peat as KCAC Regular Season Champions. 

3-Peat as KCAC Tournament Champions. 

Austin Sojka named on USA Baseball’s 2019 Golden Spikes Award 40-Man Midseason Watch List. 

KCAC Conference Player of the Year | Austin Sojka  

KCAC Gold Glove Team | Rylee Peterson  

KCAC Coach of the Year | Kirk Kelley 

KCAC All-Conference Teams | Austin Sojka, John Lantigua, Tyson Cronin, Michael Anderson, Drenis Ozuna, Rylee Peterson, Colton Kelly, Danny Perez, Ryan Sandifer, and Landon Williams 

 

Track & Field:

Noah Jones placed 9th overall in 400m dash with 54.52 seconds. 

Myles Gladen personal best in 10000m with a 41 4:59 minutes

Tyla Smith placed 2nd in her 100m heat with 13.47seconds. 

Rylea Bolton was placed 4th overall in discus with a distance of 35.54m for her first ever college meet.