Aumann named All-New England; Froio, Pagliarulo on All-Academic Team
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Three Plymouth State University wrestlers have been recognized for their accomplishments in 2016-17 with post-season honors from the New England Wrestling Association (NEWA).
Sophomore Joe Aumann (Hopatcong, N.J./Hopatcong) received the top honor for the Panthers with selection to the All-NEWA Second Team. Aumann earned NEWA post-season honors for the second straight year as he was selected to the NEWA All-Rookie Team for 2015-16. The post-season awards are voted on a committee of NEWA head coaches.
Aumann enjoyed an outstanding sophomore season in the 125-pound weight class. He placed third in the NCAA Northeast Regionals, qualifying for the NCAA Division III National Championships. Aumann earned place-winner status in six tournaments this season, placing third at the Doug Parker Invitational at Springfield College, the Ted Reese Invitational at Southern Maine, the Johnson & Wales Open and the NCAA Regionals; placing second at PSU"s Jim Aguiar Invitational; and taking first place at the Scott Viera Invitational at Roger Williams University. Aumann finished with a 28-10 record this season and has a 48-22 career mark.
In addition, two Panther wrestlers earned a spot on the Academic All-NEWA Team. Sophomore Matt Froio (Cohasset, Mass.) and freshman Tom Pagliarulo (Haverhill, Mass./Central Catholic) made the list, which requires wrestlers to have been a major contributor to the team and have over a 3.3 GPA.
Froio posted a 20-10 record wrestling at 174 pounds, and has registered a 38-18 career mark. He was a three-time place-winner this season, taking sixth at the Doug Parker Invitational at Springfield, and third both at the Ted Reese Invitational at Southern Maine and at PSU"s Jim Aguiar Invitational.
Pagliarulo posted an impressive 16-10 record during his rookie season at 141 pounds. He earned place-winner status at the Johnson & Wales Open Tournament, and was in PSU's starting line-up at the NCAA Regional Championships.
The Panthers finished in 15th place at the NCAA Northeast Regionals, moving up one spot from a year ago, and tied for 54th place at the NCAA Division III Championships under fourth-year head coach Ryan Schieding.
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