King’s Preview

King’s College Monarchs
Head Coach: Ned McGinley
Years at School as head coach: 41
Assistant Coaches: Paul Martinez, Pat Heck, and David Morgan

2008-2009 Dual Meet Record: 13-14
2008-2009 National Qualifiers and All-Americans: Michael Reilly (174)
Returning Qualifier:  Reilly
Number of returning wrestlers who competed in 2009 national qualifier: 8

Top returning starters:
174 Michael Reilly (Metro Champion) (24-6)
285 Chris Rash (Metro Placer) (20-7)
157 Taylor Green (13-3)
141 Tony Miele (16-15),
133 Anthony Dietrick (16-14)

Top incoming wrestlers:
141 Chris Puorro, (NJ ranked 3rd before season ending illness)
149 Noah Blackwell (PA Dist Champ)
149 Justin Kay (NE Region 4th 2006) TR
157 Matt Evangelisti (PA State Qualifier 2006) TR
174 David Foley (NY State 4th)
174 Frank Marinucci (PA NE Region 4th)
184/197 Brendan Dwyer (NY State Qualifier)
197/285 Anthony Corigliano (NJ State Qualifier)

After an up and down year, King’s looks for more consistency in 2009-2010.  Two time national qualifier Mike Reilly leads the way at 174, and a solid set of upperclassmen will cover many of the weight classes.  They will also be counting on some freshmen to take on important roles as they look to replace 20 match winner Zach Wilkinson and improve on some weak spots in the upper weights.  Also, Ned McGinley, who is in his 42nd year at the helm, will get his 400th win at King’s with his first dual meet win in 2009.