15 All-Americans

44 Academic All-Americans

21 NCAA Tournament Appearances

John Boyle - 2019 NCAA Champion

Western New England Ranked 13th in NEWA Preseason Coaches’ Poll

Western New England Ranked 13th in NEWA Preseason Coaches’ Poll

Liquori & Boyle earn individual preseason rankings

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (November 1, 2017) –
The Western New England University wrestling team has received a ranking of No. 13 in the 2017-18 New England Wrestling Association Division III Preseason Poll, which was released on Wednesday afternoon. 

Western New England finished with two points, good for 13th among 16 teams in the poll. Johnson & Wales University earned the top ranking with 38 points, while Wesleyan University (29 points), Roger Williams University (25), Worcester Polytechnic Institute (23) and Springfield College (21) rounded out the top five.

Individually, two Golden Bears were recognized in the preseason rankings with sophomore John Boyle (Rowley, Mass.) and senior Dom Liquori (Springfield, Mass.) both checking in at No. 6 at 184 and 197 pounds, respectively.

Boyle went 12-7 at 184 during his strong freshman campaign in 2016-17, with second place finishes at both the Doug Parker Invitational and Ursinus College Fall Brawl, and a fifth place performance at the Ithaca Invitational.

Liquori went 4-2 at 197 with a fourth-place finish at the Doug Parker Invitational.

The NEWA's team and individual rankings are compiled by the Coaches' Ranking Committee.

Western New England opens its 2017-18 season this Friday and Saturday at the Ithaca Invitational, which will be hosted by Johnson & Wales University at the Providence Career & Technical Academy.

 

2017-18 NEWA Preseason Coaches' Poll
Individual Rankings

Rank

School

Total points

# of ranked individuals

1

 Johnson and Wales University

38

9

2

 Wesleyan University

29

7

3

 Roger Williams University

25

6

4

 Worcester Polytechnic Institute

23

8

5

 Springfield College

21

6

6

 United States Coast Guard Academy

17

3

7

 University of Southern Maine

16

5

8

 Williams College

12

3

9

 Castleton University

8

3

10

 Norwich University

6

2

11

 Rhode Island College

6

1

12

 Trinity

3

3

13

 Western New England University

2

2

14

 Plymouth State University

2

1

15

 New England College

2

1

16

 Bridgewater State University

0

0