2013-2014 Hunter Preview

Hunter College Hawks
Head Coach: Chris Mazzatta
Years at School as head coach: 1st
Assistant Coaches: Jason Wake (asst.), Dave Colagiovanni (asst.), and Mike Simmon (consultant)

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2012-2013 Dual Meet Record: 6-7
2012-2013 National Qualifiers and All-Americans: Musa DeReese (197)

Top returning starters:
Jesse Bader (17-14 record)
Dennis Melendez (Bob Quaide Tournament Champion)
Leon Bodden (16-8 record)

Top incoming wrestlers:
Stephen Drew (NQ at Nassau CC),
Andrew Traficante (Nassau CC transfer)
Tim McCann (NY Catholic State Champion)
Declan Gray (NY Catholic Champion)
Owen Mayer

Season outlook:
A very young squad who graduated nearly 10 wrestlers looks to make an early impact with both fresh and familiar faces. A familiar face in a new role is head coach Chris Mazzatta. An assistant with the program since 2010, Mazzatta now steps in to lead the program for 2013-2014. Led by returners Jesse Bader and Leon Bodden and new transfers Stephen Drew and Andrew Traficante, the Hawks will look to improve on last year’s dual meet record and East Region finish. The Hawks also brought in a couple of new faces on the coaching staff, including D-3 All-American from Cortland, Dave Colagiovanni and RIT alum, Jason Wake.