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2007 saw the USM Huskies set program records for dual meet wins and also have just their second national qualifier in the program’s 10 year history. Coach Pistone has continued the work of legendary coach and program founder Ted Reese over the past five seasons to build up USM to a competitive team in the NEWA. A number of state placewinners join returning qualifier and New England champ Valastro as USM hopes to again set victory records in 2008.

School: University of Southern Maine
Head Coach: Joseph Pistone (AIC ’00)
Years at School: 5
Assistant Coaches: Julio Santiago (Oneonta ’01) Joseph Narvaez (AIC ’97)

2006-2007 Dual Meet Record:11-7-1
2007 NCAA Place: —
2007 National Qualifying Tournament Place: 9th NEWA

Returning NCAA Qualifiers and All-Americans: Qualifier Stephen Valastro (133)

Total Number of Returning Starters: 9

Notable Incoming Freshmen:
125 Jon Reyes( NY), NY State Placewinner, Section 11 Champion
133 Rob Del Greco (NY) NY State Catholic School State Champion
157 Greg Bergman (MA), Mass State Place winner
141 Mike Jonatis (ME) 4x Maine State Placewinner
133 Anthony Moriarity (ME) 3x Maine State Place winner
197 JT Petrillo (NH) New Hampshire State Placewinner

Projected Lineup
125: Rob Normandan, Jonathan Reyes
133: Stephen Valastro, Rob Del Greco
141: Nick Spencer, Matt Ulrich
149: Mike Dumas, Mike Cicio
157: Mark Moyer, Greg Bergman
165: Shane Stephenson, Larry Coughlin
174: Mike Morin, Chris Belyeu
184: Andrew Dawkins, Frank Koch
197: Matt Andrikut, JT Petrillo
285: Adans Cueto, Conor Quinlan