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Wilkes University

170 S Franklin St
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766

General Phone: 570-408-5000
Financial Aid Phone: 570-408-4346
Sector: Private nonprofit, 4-year or above
Classification: Masters Colleges and Universities I

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Wilkes? defense stifles Monarchs - Scranton Times

--> --> Clear 10°5 Day Forecast Sparked by a dominant defensive effort, the Colonels got that win, manhandling the Monarchs, 36-13, at Ralston Field.Offensively, Tom Andreopoulos ran for 147 yards and two touchdowns and was named Wilkes’ MVP in the annual Mayor’s Cup game. Quarterback Al Karaffa, a Scranton High graduate, threw for a score and ran for another.Now, the Colonels have to wait and see if their performance was impressive enough to sway the NCAA selection committee. The 32-team tournament field will be announced today at 1 p.m.One would be hard-pressed to find a Division III team playing better than Wilkes (8-2 overall, 7-1 league) right now. After starting the season 1-2, the Colonels won their final seven games by an average of 17.4 points. Their losses came in the season opener at William Paterson, 21-17, and at nationally ranked Delaware Valley, 17-14, on a last-second field goal.“We’d be disappointed if we didn’t get in, but it’s not going to take away from this year,” said Wilkes coach Frank Sheptock, whose team voted not to accept an ECAC playoff berth if it does not get one from the NCAA. “We’re seven points away from being undefeated. We’ve done everything we - more available