2013-2014 King’s Preview

Kings_Monarchs[1]King’s College Monarchs
Head Coach: Ned McGinley
Years at School as head coach: 45
Career Record: 430-390-1
Assistant Coaches: Jeffrey De Rocco

2012-2013 Dual Meet Record: 6-11
2012-2013 National Qualifiers and All-Americans: Shane Stark (184)
Returning Qualifiers and All-Americans: Shane Stark

Top returning starters:
184 Shane Stark 3rd East Regional (15-6)
165 Tommy Desir (25-8) 6th East Regional
149 Christian Mazzocchi (13-7)
125 Jamie Scarantino (13-13) 4th RIT
197 Ryan Longenberger (13-12) 3rd RIT 6th Monarch
133 Aaron Perez (5-6)

Top incoming wrestlers:
174 Tyler McGuigan AAA PA State Qualifier
285 AA Elijah Gresham PA Regional Qualifier
165 Angelo Lussi AAA PA Regional Qualifier
197 Daniel Harthausen VA Prep Runner-up

Season outlook:
Ned McGinley enters his 45th year at the helm of the King’s team, and he has one national qualifier returning with an eye on the podium. Shane Stark started last year at 174 but moved up to 184 in January and made his way to Cedar Rapids before dropping a pair of matches at the NCAA Championships. Another talented, and experience Monarch is Tommy Desir. Desir was 6th in the region and returns for his senior year at a weight where the top four wrestlers in the region have graduated. Beyond those two, King’s has a mix of experience and newcomers in the lineup with as many as five junior and seniors to go along with some incoming wrestlers who should help as they adjust to college. As with any team, health will play a big part in the dual meet record of the Monarchs.