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Mercyhurst 3rd in NCAA Div II Power Rankings

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Mercyhurst 3rd in NCAA Div II Power Rankings

Postby Allen Brown » Sat Nov 14, 2015 9:01 pm

11/13/2015
Joshua Garrett, Athletic Communications Graduate Assistant

Wrestling Third in Week One’s NCAA Division II Power Rankings

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The Mercyhurst University wrestling team was listed third in week one's National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II Power Rankings that were released yesterday on NCAA.com. The Lakers are coming off a program-best fourth place finish at the 2015 NCAA Championships.

Seven All-Americans return to the Lakers squad that looks to improve on their fourth place finish a season ago.

All-Americans returning include:
Willie Bohince (125 Ib) – Redshirt junior from Level Green, Pa. Two-time All-American, finished eighth at NCAAs twice.
Record: 33-7 |Career Record: 67-14 |Career Dual: 34-2
Dylan D'Urso (141 Ib) – Redshirt junior from Greenville, Pa. All-American in 2014, finished third at NCAAs. Redshirted last season.
Record: 3-2 |Career Record: 62-10 |Career Dual: 34-1
Jeremy Landowski (149 Ib) – Redshirt senior from Lower Burrell, Pa. Two-time All-American, placed eighth and sixth at NCAAs.
Record: 32-7 |Career Record: 71-26 |Career Dual: 36-8
Francis Mizia (157 Ib) – Redshirt junior from Bentleyville, Pa. All-American in 2015, finished sixth at NCAAs.
Record: 31-7 |Career Record: 58-14 |Career Dual: 31-2
August Mizia (174 Ib) – Redshirt senior from Bentleyville, Pa. All-American in 2015, finished third at NCAAs
Record: 33-6 |Career Record: 87-27 |Career Dual: 48-9
Dakota DesLauriers (184 Ib) - Junior from Lower Burrell, Pa. All-American in 2015, placed sixth at NCAAs
Record: 26-13 |Career Record: 36-23 |Career Dual: 16-8
Andrew Welton (285 Ib) - Junior from Erie, Pa. All-American in 2015, finished fifth at NCAAs.
Record: 26-13 |Career Record: 50-22 |Career Dual: 29-8
Other Probable Laker Starters:
Kody Young (133 Ib) – Redshirt senior from Brookeville, Pa. 2015
Record: 16-13 |Career Record: 70-35 |Career Dual: 34-19
Angelo Bortoluzzi (165 Ib) – Redshirt senior from Irwin, Pa. Qualified for nationals at 165 after winning the Super Region I Championship in 2015.
Record: 27-9 |Career Record: 58-32 |Career Dual: 31-11
Brian Beattie (197 Ib) – Redshirt senior from Lower Burrell, Pa.
Record: 11-16 |Career Record: 35-35 |Career Dual: 17-19

Mercyhurst will begin the 2015-16 season Saturday, November 14, at the University of Mount Union Invitational.

Start Time: 10 a.m.
Parking: FREE on campus lots
Ticket Prices: $10 adults / $5 students / Mount Union students FREE with valid ID
Teams Participating
· Mount Union
· Brockport State (N.Y.)
· Emmanual (Ga.)
· Gannon (Pa.)
· Lake Erie (#8 in nation in NCAA Division II)
· Mercyhurst (Pa.) (#4 in nation in NCAA Division II)
· Ohio Valley (W.Va.)
· Seton Hill (Pa.)
· St. Catharine (Ky.)
· Thiel (Pa.)
· West Liberty (W.Va.)
Nationally Ranked Wrestlers on Participating Teams
125
6. Bohince, Mercyhurst - NCAA D-II
6. Asher Kramer, Brockport St.
133
2. Jeremy Border, Mount Union
5. Davion Caston, Campbellsville (Ky.) - NAIA
141
4. Jeremy Border, Mount Union
4. D'Urso, Mercyhurst - NCAA D-II
149
8. Ty Lydic, Seton Hill - NCAA D-II
157
3. Mizia, Mercyhurst, NCAA D-II
165
1. Matt Vandermeer, Lake Erie - NCAA D-II
6. Bortoluzzi, Mercyhurst - NCAA D-II
174
2. Mizia, Mercyhurst - NCAA D-II
184
4. Jeff Palmeri, Brockport St.
5. DesLauriers, Mercyhurst - NCAA D-II
197
7. Brian Olson, Mount Union
7. Evan Rosborough, Lake Erie - NCAA D-II
285
3. Welton, Mercyhurst - NCAA D-II
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