Winter Sports Preview Continued Wrestling, Men’s and Women’s Swimming

While only having two seniors, Nick Benozich and Femi Verissimo, the Wrestling team is deep in experience. Returning juniors, Adam Collins, Sean Devine, Justin Freck, and Mike Pinto, along with returning Sophomores Matt McCurnin and Jake Mattola all had multiple varsity matches last season.

Joining Coach Dan Lutz’s  program are newcomers Juniors Vinnie Manetti and Jack DeAnastasis who will add depth at the higher weight classes, join new Sophomore Alec Giakas and Freshman Joe Bolner and Anthony Tursello.

Joining Coach Lutz are Matt Burns ’03 and Nick Mattola, father of Jake ’16 on the coaching staff.  The staff hopes to have  between 4 and 8 team members could qualify for the individual state championships in February.

Coaches Steph Gant and John Chew are looking for a top three finish from the Men’s Swim team this winter.  Lead by Senior, Nationally Ranked, Three Time All-State and Division 1 (North Carolina) signee Ben Creekmore the swim Auks have a very experienced team with fellow seniors Charles Collins, Chris Curcio, and Ken D’Aurizio all having qualified for the State Meet last year. They are joined by Juniors Eric Campbell, Tom Diamanty, Tom Hamilton, Cory Manley, and Nick Xiao and Sophomores Caleb Beard, Dylan Dramis, Alec Giakas and Peter Sabini, returning from a team that finished in the top 10 at the state meet last year.

The coaches are also looking for a top five finish from the Women’s Swim team.  The team is one of the deepest in resent years lead by Senior and returning State Qualifier Laura Jogani, and fellow senior Maryanna Lynch.  The strong junior class includes Alana Bradley, Colleen Carney, Maddie Love, Kelly Lucey, Savannah Quinn and Reylin Xu. Returning Sophomores Anna Baxter, Lillian Coogan, Elise Jogani, Kylie Lavelle, Sara Linton, Claire Mooseberg, Taylor Tucker and Lauren Yoslov are joined by transfer Grace Anzilotti. The Freshman class added even more depth with Carla Anderson, Hanna Boles, Peyton Bowlsbey, Catherine Falkenstein, Lillian Quinn, Grace Savon and Gabriella Stockett.



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