2021-2022 Alvernia Preview

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Team: Alvernia University
Head Coach: Kriss Bellanca
Years at School as Head Coach: 3
Career Record at Current School: 10-9
Assistant Coaches: Mike Lammer, Robbie King, Josh Mangle, Brett Kulp, Brandon Choate

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Returning NCAA Qualifiers, NCAA All-Americans, and NWCA Placewinners:
Tonee Ellis, 197 – 2020 NWCA AA
Palmer Rodenhaber, 285 – 2020 NWCA AA

Top Returning Starters:
Kyle Seibert (Ursinus transfer, 2-0 in 2021)
Jason Rezac (2 matches 2021)
Robert Lawlor (21-15 record in 19-20)
Gavin Hollingsworth (26-17 record in 19-20)
Matt Lackman (2 matches in 21)
Isaac Kassis (2 wins/2 matches in 21)
Tonee Ellis (MAC finals, Regional 2nd, NCAA qualifier, named NWCA AA)
Palmer Rodenhaber (MAC champ, Regional 2nd, NCAA qualifier, named NWCA AA).

Top Incoming Wrestlers:
Keito Shaw – 2X PA AAA qualifier
Quinn Tobin – 2X PA AAA qualifier
Jimmy King – PA AAA state qualifier
Daetrel Jerome – PA AAA state qualifier
Matt Lackman (mentioned above since he transferred in December last year) – PA AAA 3rd
Robert Philpot -VA state champion
Mauro Pellot 2X VA placewinner

Season Outlook:
The Golden Wolves will continue their quest to be quickly relevant in DIII wrestling. Technically, year three for the Golden Wolves, although with the wash of a year with COVID, it feels like year two. Alvernia has zero seniors on the roster this year with a large majority of the team being freshman and sophomore eligibility. They will look to continue a great run as a first year team in 19-20 with this young group and being competitive at tough events. With 2 returning NWCA All-Americans from 19-20, a few others from that team with 25+ wins, and two years of solid recruiting, the team is excited to compete.