Ray Kuemmer joins the coaching staff as a student assistant after playing two seasons under Papanicolas. Kuemmer was a vital part of the midfield and defensive unit during the 2011 and 2012 seasons.
Kuemmer came to Wilmington after playing a season each at York College and CCBC Essex. He used his last two years of eligibility as a Wildcat. He helped the York College team to a 16-5 overall record in his first year, tallying three goals and six assists for 12 points in 21 games. The Spartans went all the way to the CAC Championship match in 2004.
At CCBC Essex, Kuemmer was named to the 2009 All-Region XX Men’s Soccer Tournament Team after leading the team to a 14-8 overall record. He scored three goals and added seven assists in 18 games in his one season at CCBC Essex.
Kuemmer made an impact as soon as he stepped foot on Wilmington’s campus, scoring four goals and adding seven assists in 2011, finishing fifth on the team with 15 points. He was named Second Team All-CACC as a junior, leading the team to a 7-2-2 CACC record and the No. 2 seed in the CACC Tournament.
As a senior, Kuemmer was asked to help anchor the back line, making all 20 starts after being named a team captain in the preseason. He also helped the offense with four goals and two assists, finishing fifth on the team with 10 points. He helped lead the team to a 6-5 CACC record, the No. 5 seed in the CACC Tournament, and an appearance in the 2012 CACC Tournament Semifinals.
Kuemmer is continuing his studies at Wilmington, currently pursuing a degree in sports management.