Profile of Incoming Wrestler: Joey Napoli

Forum Forum Lehigh Sports Lehigh Wrestling Profile of Incoming Wrestler: Joey Napoli

This topic contains 2 replies, has 1 voice, and was last updated by  Historian 11 years, 8 months ago.

Viewing 3 posts - 1 through 3 (of 3 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #266

    lfnadmin
    Keymaster

    http://www.cumberlink.com/articles/2009 … 364209.txt

    But Napoli’s smart and he’ll use that setback to become a better wrestler at the next level when he competes for a starting spot on the Lehigh University team next fall.

    Napoli, who plans to major in engineering in college, said he picked Lehigh over Hofstra, Cornell, Penn and Old Dominion.

    The 92-percent grade point average Napoli carries at Cumberland Valley speaks for itself but wrestling on the collegiate level offers challenges that go beyond the mat.

    “If you work hard in the wrestling room and the classroom, you’ll be successful,” CV coach Dave Heckard said. “If you put your mind to anything you want to do you’ll do well. It’s the same thing in the classroom as in the wrestling room. You have to manage your time and do the right things off the mat because that can have just as big of a factor to your success on the mat.”

    #271
    ngineer
    ngineer
    Participant

    Napoli has a lot of potential. Could challenge for a starting berth with Chinn’s graduation. Question will be if Bilodeau drops, which I tend to doubt. I think Sean can bulk up with his frame.

    #274

    Historian
    Participant

    Napoli won the HS Nationals in Virginia Beach this past weekend. He beat a real good kid, multi-year New York state champion, in the finals.

    I think they would like to red shirt him next year. He has the height to be a 157 pounder with a year or two of lifting. Tanen, the backup at 157 this year may drop to 149 next season.

Viewing 3 posts - 1 through 3 (of 3 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.