TCNJ 2017 Preview

Team: The College of New Jersey
Head Coach: R. Joseph Galante
Years at School as Head Coach: 6
Career Record at Current School:  73-49
Assistant Coaches: Len Goduto, Ryan Lyons, Justin Bonitatis

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2016-2017 Dual Meet Record: 12-13

2017 NCAA Qualifiers: Nick Herring (165), Dan Kilroy (174, 7th), Doug Hamann (184)

Returning NCAA Qualifiers: Dan Kilroy (174, 8th 2017), Ryan Budzek (141, NQ 2016)

Top Returning Starters: Dan Kilroy All-American & Academic All-American, Anthony Gagliano Academic All-American, Ryan Budzek National Qualifier & Academic All-American, Jim Goldschmidt Academic All-American

Top Incoming Wrestlers: Thomas Anderson (5th NJ State; Middletown North, NJ), Dominic Fano (8th NJ State; Montville, NJ), Daniel Surich (7th NJ State; Mahwah, NJ), State Qualifiers: Jake Giordano, Jake Falleni, Ryan Manahan. Connor Murphy, Anthony Rua, and Robert Dinger.

Season Outlook:
After celebrating the team’s 700th dual win last season the Lions followed up with a freshman All-American and two freshman Academic All-Americans. The team returns the most Academic All-Americans (4) in school history and will look to capitalize on veteran leadership coupled with incoming talent.