63 Tindall Rd.
Middletown, NJ 07748
(732) 706-6061
(Monmouth County)

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Mascot
Lions

Colors
Orange & Black

Athletic Director
Rich Carroll

Head Coach
Matt Sirchio
(11th Season in 2017)

Assistants
Ryan Boyd
Joe Marotta
Mike Hermann


Section
NJ2 Group 4

Division
B-North

District
17

Region
5

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TEAM TITLES

1 Time Sectional

13-Time District

13-Time Division

INDIVIDUALS

1 State Champ
(Ken Hopfsenperger - 74)

15 State Placers
(Last: Vetrano - 2016)

14 Region Champs
(Last: Vetrano - 2016)

134 District Champs
(Last: Wodjylak, Vetrano - 2016)

RECORDS

Career Wins - 122
Anthony Vetrano
(2013-2016)

Season Wins - 41
Brandon Vorrius
(2010)

100 WIN CLUB

Anthony Vetrano - 122
Zach Torchia - 115
Chad Freshnock - 113
Brandon Vorrius - 112
Ben Hockin - 104
John Hockin - 101
Paul Capaldo - 100






Current Record: 0-0  /  Division Record:  0-0

Head Coach: Matt Sirchio (11th Season / 128-109)

2016 Record: 19-5
Season Record for Wins
Reached 500th Program Win
#5 in Shore Conference
3rd Place District 22
State Sectional Finalists
Shore Conference Tournament Quarterfinalists
A-North Tri-Champions
7th Place Mt. Olive Tournament


2017 Season Preview

Coming off a historic season that saw North set the school record for wins in a season, win a share of the A-North title, finish in the top 5 in the Shore, and earn the program's 500th victory all-time, the Lions are looking to continue their string of success on the mat in 2017.

The strength of this year's lineup appears to be the long stretch from 120-182. There's flexibility with 2-time D22 runner-up Sean Deering and Jon Provenzano at 120/126, along with the veteran presence of Andrew Lacey if the team needs to do some bumping. At 145, junior Stanley Wojdylak had a monster season for the Lions, racking up 32 wins (20 by fall) and winning the 138-pound title at Districts. He could be lined up for even bigger things in 2017, and will be looking to stake claim as one of the top wrestlers in the Shore this season. Senior Brian Winz and junior Nicko Cofone add even more proven talent, they combined for 40 wins in 2016, and figure to be manning the 160/170 slots. After promising rookie campaigns, Nate Pujols and Jacob Anderson should take it to the next level this season with the full year of experience under their belts. They might fly a little under the radar with some of the other names here, but this is a solid duo that will play a big part in North's success this year. Closing out that 120-182 stretch will be senior Thomas Anderson. Anderson, who has 74 career wins, was a District runner-up in 2016 and was one win shy of punching a ticket to Atlantic City at the Region Tournament.

While North has plenty of answers in that stretch, the questions will be the two low weight classes and the slots up top. I'm not sleeping on the potential of 220 & Hwt for North. Ray Nelson is an experienced heavy, Austin Dewise came from seemingly out of nowhere to take 3rd at the Districts, and the return of Jake Fish only makes the group better. There will be young lions (YES!) at the 106 and 113 slots, but coach Matt Sirchio has a pretty nice pool of promising freshmen to pull from.

So, where does that put the Lions as far as season expectations? Well, after years battling it out in A-North, the Lions have been moved down into B-North, and they will waste no time finding out where they stand in the battle for B-North supremacy as they host Wall on 12/21 and visit Long Branch on 12/23. If they sweep there, you have to figure they'd be in line for at least a share of the title as only Ocean (who they face on 1/7) would appear to be in their way for the school's first outright Division Title since 2002. A LOT of work to do first though. As for Sectionals, it appears that, once again, the mountain known as Phillipsburg stands in their way. North will be plenty battle-tested before we get there though. In addition to the B-North slate, they will resume their annual battle with Howell, and have Brick Memorial as well. The non-conference slate is a good one as well with teams like Hopewell Valley, Warren Hills, Roxbury, and Delsea, among others, on the docket.

Obviously, any time you lose a pair of talents like Anthony Vetrano and Chad Freshnock to graduation, it stings a little, but the Lions have so much experience and talent returning, and several names you might not be familiar with that are ready to ascend up the ladder, that it's not time to write them off. This is going to be a very good team.



Possible Lineup in 2017
Wgt
 Wrestler
2016
Notes
106
 (Fr) Thomas O'Keefe


106/113
 (Fr) Tyler Klinsky


113
 (Fr) Fred Luchs


113
 (Fr) Enrico Astorino


113/120
 (Fr) Chris McCarthy


120
 (Jr) Jon Provenzano
18-12
32 Career Wins
120
 (Sr) Andrew Lacey
3-9

120/126
 (Sr) Sean Deering
21-10
2x D22 Runner-Up / 44 Career Wins
132
 (So) Nate Pujols
11-12

138
 (So) Joe Cavanagh
1-3

145
 (Jr) Stanley Wojdylak
32-5
1st D22 / 53 Career Wins
152
 (So) Jacob Anderson
8-14

160
 (Sr) Brian Winz
16-8

170
 (Jr) Nicko Cofone
24-10
3rd D22 / 33 Career Wins
170
 (Jr) Rohan Moogie


182
 (Sr) Thomas Anderson
30-9
2nd D22 / 4th R6 / 74 Career Wins
182
 (Jr) Kevin McCarthy


195
 (Sr) Zac Bent


220/Hwt
 (Sr) Jake Fish


220/Hwt
 (Jr) Austin Dewise
7-7
3rd D22
Hwt
 (Sr) Ray Nelson
8-12

                
                                                      
                 
                                                             


Graduated in 2016
Wgt
 Wrestler
Record
Post Season
120
 Logan Santos
6-9

138
 Jack Van Sant
0-2

145
 Eddie Walz
6-13

160
 Scott Svenson
2-5

182
 Anthony Vetrano
38-3
1st D22 / 1st R6 / 3rd NJ
195
 Brian Ruane
5-13

195
 Max Walsh
1-2

220
 Chad Freshnock
20-1

                
                                       
                 
                                                             






















































































































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