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Roger Williams University Hawks
Head Coach: Dave Kemmy
Years at School as head coach: 17th
Career Record at school: (235-146-7 .614)
Assistant Coaches: Scott Pellerin (5th year), Dave Armstrong (1st year), Jon Egan (2nd year)

2009-2010 Dual Meet Record: 13-7

Number of returning wrestlers who competed in 2010 national qualifier: 5

Top returning starters:
Nick Cambi Sr. 33-6 in 09-10    2nd in Conference
Phil Ernst   So. 27-13 in 09-10  3rd in Conference
Nick Herrick Sr. 21-17 in 09-10
Ben Kissane Sr. 19-14 in 09-10

Top incoming wrestlers:
James Higgins  NJ state qualifier
Conor Hayes  State Placer NJ
Mike Forlenza Region Placer NJ
Jake Wright Region Placer CA
Colin Crowell New England runner-up
Kevin McGilvray Region placer NJ
Johann Roebelen New England prep champ
Michael Scrozzo NJ state qualifier
Shane Parcel NJ state qualifier
Tim Garlington MD state placer

Season outlook:
Roger Williams again brings a deep roster to the season.  It is a young team that will feature a number of freshmen and sophomores in the starting lineup.  Those young wrestlers will need to step up if RWU plans to continue its school record 14 straight winning seasons.  The top returner is Nick Cambi, last year’s runner up in the NEWA at 197 is back for his senior year but will be moving up to 285 to try to make the NCAA tournament in his final season.  With only one other conference placewinner back, the Hawks will be counting on a deep freshman class with numerous state qualifiers and placewinners.  IF they can step in and contribute right away, Roger Williams could make it 15 winning seasons in a row.