Sean Ferguson of the cross country/track & field team and Katie DeRienzo of the women’s tennis team received the top honors of the Pioneer Award and are the Pioneers’ nominees for the Northeast Conference Student-Athlete of the Year award.
Freshman Gerard Daly finished in seventh place in the 125-pound class Sunday at the EIWA Championship hosted by Princeton. Both Elliot Antler and Ray Sherwood finished in eighth place in their respective weight classes, marking the first time Sacred Heart Wrestling had three top-eight finishers at the EIWA Championships.
The Sacred Heart wrestling team had a busy Sunday as they traveled to Hofstra University to compete in the Hofstra Duals. The Pioneers finished the day 0-3, losing to Hofstra 40-8, Columbia 38-0, and Clarion 33-7.
The Sacred Heart wrestling team nearly rallied from a 16-6 deficit to Brown on Sunday at the Pitt Center, but lost the final bout in a 22-17 loss to the Bears. Earlier in the day, the Pioneers fell to Penn 31-6.
The Sacred Heart wrestling opened the dual meet portion of its 2015-16 season Sunday at the Journeyman/Asics Northeast Duals. The Pioneers finished the day 0-2 losing to #3 Michigan 47-3 and 32-13 to #12 North Carolina State.
The Sacred Heart University wrestling coaching staff will embark on a 60-mile run, October 22-24, 2015 from Fairfield, Conn. to Madison Square Garden in New York City. The World’s Most Famous Arena plays host to the 2016 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championship – the first time the event is being held in the Northeast.