2013-2014 TCNJ Preview

TCNJ LogoThe College of New Jersey Lions
Head Coach: R. Joseph Galante
Years at School as head coach: 3rd
Career Record at school: 23-16
Assistant Coaches: Sean Flynn, Leonard Goduto, Brian Dempsey, David Ilaria


2012-2013 Dual Meet Record: 12-7
2012-2013 National Qualifiers and All-Americans:
John Darling 165 (2nd NCAA), Zach Zotollo 174 (4th NCAA), Brian Broderick 184 (2nd NCAA)
Returning Qualifiers and All-Americans: Zotollo and Broderick

Top returning starters with accomplishments:
Zach Zotollo 174 (4th NCAA)
Brian Broderick 184 (2nd NCAA)
Dylan Thorsen 141 (4th East Regional)
Antonio Mancella 14 wins as frosh
Mike Shaughnessy 149 10 wins in 2nd half of season
Joe DiCarlo 133 25 collegiate wins

Top incoming wrestlers:
Kevin Corrigan (2nd NJ State 113)
Dan Wojtaszek (6th NJ State 160)
Chris Serpico (region 6 champ 152)
Patrick Schinder (state qualifier 220)

Season outlook:
The Lions will be led by returning All-Americans Zach Zotollo and Brian Broderick. Both will likely start the season ranked #1. Broderick had a dominant season, losing only to the national champ and two D1 opponents and will be a definite favorite this season. Zotollo had a more uneven year, but had an impressive second half with a regional runner up finish and a run to 4th place at the NCAA Championships. This TCNJ Squad has more depth than the last 2 years as well as a very experienced lineup. Dylan Thorsen is knocking on the door of a trip to Cedar Rapids after missing by one match last year, and a solid group of freshman, including a pair of state placewinners, will be able to fill in as needed.