2009-2010 Centenary Preview

Centenary College Cyclones
Head Coach: John Garriques
Years at School as head coach: 3 years
Career Record at school: 22-18-1
Assistant Coaches: Jason Hanisak, Mike Gummerson, Matt Kenny, Marc Defrancesco, Jared Duffy.

2008-2009 Dual Meet Record: 10-6

Top returning starters:
141 Dave Alsieux  3rd Metropolitan 20-10
157 Owen Vernon 3rd Metropolitan  24-8
165 Matt Regan 2nd Metropolitan 19-11

Top incoming wrestlers:
Jose Vega 4 time NJ State Qualifier (133-18)
Nick Bach 4th, 5th NJ States (128-17)
William Livingston 1st, 3rd NJ States, transfer from Virginia Tech/Ohio State
Dan Butcher 6th NJ States (136-18)
Glen Cannici 5th NJ States (115-11)
Jionni LaValle 5th NJ States
Russell Boardman NJ State Qualifier

With three returning conference placewinners and a very strong recruiting class, Centenary may have their best season yet.  Matt Regan was a Metro finalist, while Owen Vernon and David Alsieux each placed third.  Four other starters return, but they will be challenged by a good group of freshmen.  Four New Jersey state placewinners join the team for their first year of competition along with some state qualifiers.  A top transfer is Will Livingston, a former NJ state champ who has wrestled at both Ohio State and Virginia Tech.  He has been reported as wrestling for the Cyclones this year, but he has yet to appear on the NWCA website showing which wrestlers have completed their weight certification.  He will be one to keep an eye on this season.  Centenary should again have balance up and down the lineup and should be able to win some dual meets against tough competition.