1 History 2 Year-by-year 3 See also 4 References
The Wildcats were moderately successful in their short existence, with
Bob Lilley coaching the team for its entire five-year run, leading the
Wildcats to the playoffs in each season. In 2001, Hershey reached
the A-League finals but were defeated 2–0 by the Rochester Raging
Less than a week after the championship match, in October 2001,
Hershey Entertainment announced that the Wildcats were folding.
Weak attendance, including a crowd of only 750 for the 2001 playoff
semifinal, was a factor in the decision to fold the team. With
the league unable to find a new owner for the club, the players became
Notable players that played for the Wildcats and then went on to play
in Major League
Year Division League Reg. Season Playoffs Open Cup Avg. Attendance
1997 2 USISL A-League 1st, Atlantic Division Semifinals Round of 16 3,138
1998 2 USISL A-League 2nd, Atlantic Conference Semifinals 2nd Round 3,794
1999 2 USL A-League 1st, Atlantic Conference Semifinals Did not qualify 3,978
2000 2 USL A-League 3rd, Atlantic Conference Quarterfinals Did not qualify 2,214
2001 2 USL A-League 1st, Northern Final 3rd Round 2,911
^ a b "Impact hire Lilley as head coach". CBC Sports. 2002-01-23.
^ a b Jeff DiVeronica (2001-10-20). "