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Lancers

Colors
Black, Gold, & White

Athletic Director

Richard Lamberson

Head Coach
Chris Notte
(1st Season in 2020)

Assistants
Tony Caravella
Matt Santoro
Mike Murcia

Section
SJ Non-Public A

Division
A-Central

District
17

Region
5




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Overall Record:  10-7  /  Shore Conference:  6-4  /  A-Central:  3-3

2020 SJV Wrestling
SJNPA State Sectional Semifinalists
2nd Place District 17
12th Place Shore Conference Tournament
4th Place A-Central
6th Place Sam Cali Memorial
35th Place Beast of the East


ShoreConferenceWrestling.com Wrestler of the Year
(Jr) Dean Peterson - 120
Record: 37-0
NJSIAA State Champion
Region 5 Champion
District 17 Champion
Shore Conference Tournament Champion
Sam Cali Memorial Champion
Beast of the East Champion

Peterson won his 2nd consecutive State Title, his 2nd Region 5 Title, his 3rd District Title, his 3rd Shore Conference Tournament Championship, and won titles at the Sam Cali Memorial and Beast of the East tournaments, as he ran his undefeated streak to 72 straight matches.











2020 Season Recap



Wgt
 Wrestler
Record
Post-Season
106
 (Fr) Joseph Giordano32-12D17-2nd / R5-3rd / NJ-WB2
106
 (Fr) Dan Herndon4-13
113
 (Jr) Nick Cammarano12-17D17-3rd / R5-PQ
113



120
 (Jr) Dean Peterson37-0D17-1st / R5-1st / NJ-1st
120



126
 (So) Nico Diaz28-8D17-2nd / R5-1st / NJ-WB2
126



132
 (Jr) Joey Butler

132
 (Jr) Seth Rotondella27-10D17-2nd / R5-PQ
138
  
138



145
 (Sr) Isaac Holt10-14
145



152
 (Jr) Gabe Jones14-18D17-3rd / R5-PQ
152
 (Jr) Timothy Crudup2-1
160
 (So) Isaac Montalvo9-17
160



170
 (Fr) Michael Foley18-16D17-3rd / R5-PQ
170



182
 (Jr) Blake Clayton39-6D17-1st / R5-1st / NJ-3rd
182



195
 (Sr) David O'Keefe11-8
195



220
 (So) Dante Miranda12-14
220



Hwt
 (Fr) Matt DeFelice0-1
Hwt
 (So) Jacob Davis3-4
                 
                                                             
                   
                                                                       



Date   OpponentResult
12/20 vs St RoseW 72-6
12/22 Beast Of The East35th Place
12/27 Mustang ClassicRESULTS
1/4 Sam Cali Tournament6th Place
1/8 vs ManasquanW 53-17
1/15 vs HolmdelL 32-39
1/18 at Brick TwpW 50-24

     Donovan CatholicL 31-35

     East BrunswickW 66-12
1/20 vs RumsonL 30-46
1/22 at RaritanL 23-46
1/25 vs Paramus CatholicL 29-38

      Seton Hall PrepL 14-53
1/27 at Monmouth RegionalW 62-9
2/1 Shore Conference Tournament12th Place
2/5 at RBCW 53-18
2/10 SJNPA-QF: at Paul VIW 45-27
2/12 SJNPA-SF: at St Augustine PrepL 28-41
2/14 at Holy CrossL 9-58
2/15 at Red Bank Regional
W 59-12

     Franklin
W 39-25
2/22 District 172nd Place
             
                                                                        
                      




Dean Peterson successfully repeated as State Champion, winning the 120-pound weight class with a 1-0 win over Brick Memorial's Vincent Santaniello. Peterson is now a 2-time Champ and a 3-time Finalists. Also earning a medal for the Lancers, was Blake Clayton, who took 3rd at 182. It is the third year in a row that the Lancers have had multiple State Medalists.


STATE AGATES


106: (Fr) Joseph Giordano - (NJ-WB2)
PRELIM: Joseph Giordano (St John Vianney) d. Angelo Pellicci (St Peter's Prep)  2-0 SV
PQ: Evan Tallmadge (Brick Twp) md. Joseph Giordano (St John Vianney)  12-3
WB2: Jared Brunner (Eastern) md. Joseph Giordano (St John Vianney)  10-2

120: (Jr) Dean Peterson - (NJ-CHAMPION)
PRELIM: Dean Peterson (St John Vianney) tf. Luke Temple (Jackson Memorial)  2:12 15-0
PQ: Dean Peterson (St John Vianney) md. Patrick Phillips (Brearley)  8-0
QF: Dean Peterson (St John Vianney) d. Georgio Mazzeo (Paulsboro)  7-0
SF: Dean Peterson (St John Vianney) d. Nick Kayal (Bergen Catholic)  3-0
1ST: Dean Peterson (St John Vianney) d. Vincent Santaniello (Brick Memorial)  1-0

126 (So) Nico Diaz - (NJ-WB2)
PRELIM: Kamrin O'Neill (Matawan) d. Nico Diaz (St John Vianney)  6-4
WB1: Nico Diaz (St John Vianney) d. Joe McCullough (TR East)  8-4
WB2: Thomas O'Keefe (Middletown North) d. Nicholas Diaz (St John Vianney)  5-1

182: (Jr) Blake Clayton -  (NJ-3rd Place)
PRELIM: Blake Clayton (St John Vianney) tf. Tyson Carroll (Columbia)  3:54 16-1
PQ: Blake Clayton (St John Vianney) p. Brett MacMath (Bridgewater-Raritan)  1:43
QF: John Poznanski (Colonia) p. Blake Clayton (St John Vianney)  2:14
WB4: Blake Clayton (St John Vianney) p. Nicholas Lodato (Piscataway)  0:42
WBQF: Blake Clayton (St John Vianney) p. Jason Sherlock (Pt Pleasant Beach)  5:32
WBSF: Blake Clayton (St John Vianney) 38-6 won by injury default over Jacob Whitworth (Wall)
3RD: Blake Clayton (St John Vianney) d. Joe Colon (Brick Memorial)  5-1




The Lancers entered this year's tournament with six Region Champions in their program's entire history. They finished the tournament by moving that number up to nine as Dean Peterson, Blake Clayton, and Nico Diaz all won titles. For Peterson, it is his 2nd title, joining him with Nick Caracappa as the Lancers' only 2-time champs. The three will be joined by freshman Joseph Giordano, who finished in 3rd at 106, to give the Lancers' four participants in this year's State Tournament.

REGION AGATES

106: (Fr) Joseph Giordano - (R5-3rd Place)
PQ: #6 Joseph Giordano (St John Vianney) md. #11 Anthony Vitola (Manalapan)  13-0
QF: #6 Joseph Giordano (St John Vianney) d. #3 Vincent Nadera (Old Bridge)  5-2
SF: #2 Harrison Gordon (Marlboro) p. #6 Joseph Giordano (St John Vianney)  5:08
WB2: #6 Joseph Giordano (St John Vianney) d. #4 Christian Micikas (Hopewell Valley)  4-0
3RD: #6 Joseph Giordano (St John Vianney) d. #5 Dylan Acevedo (Sayreville)  3-1

113: (Jr) Nick Cammarano - (R5-PQ)
PQ: #2 David Rubin (Matawan) p. #15 Nick Cammarano (St John Vianney)  2:34

120: (Jr) Dean Peterson - (R5-CHAMPION)
QF: #1 Dean Peterson (St John Vianney) tf. #8 Chris Balzano (Manalapan)  15-0
SF: #1 Dean Peterson (St John Vianney) p. #4 David Hussey (Middletown South)  1:22
1ST: #1 Dean Peterson (St John Vianney) d. #2 Jack Maida (Shore)  11-9

126 (So) Nico Diaz - (R5-CHAMPION)
PQ: #2 Nico Diaz (St John Vianney) md. #15 Vincent Aboosamara (Hillsborough)  19-10
QF: #2 Nico Diaz (St John Vianney) d. #7 Phil Stolfa (Red Bank)  8-6
SF: #2 Nico Diaz (St John Vianney) d. #3 Kendall Jordan (Piscataway)  3-1
1ST: #2 Nico Diaz (St John Vianney) d. #8 Kamrin O'Neil (Matawan)  3-1 TB1

132: (Jr) Seth Rotondella - (R5-PQ)
PQ: #10 Darren Figueroa (Sayreville) d. #7 Seth Rotondella (St John Vianney)  7-5

152: (Jr) Gabe Jones - (R5-PQ)
PQ: #4 Tyler Brignola (Rumson) p. #13 Gabe Jones (St John Vianney)  3:05

170: (Fr) Michael Foley - (R5-PQ)
PQ: #3 Victor Wladika (Holmdel) d. #14 Michael Foley (St John Vianney)  9-6

182: (Jr) Blake Clayton - (R5-CHAMPION)
QF: #1 Blake Clayton (St John Vianney) p. #9 Michael Ponenti (Rumson)  4:11
SF: #1 Blake Clayton (St John Vianney) md. #4 Josh Beigman (Hopewell Valley)  11-1
1ST: #1 Blake Clayton (St John Vianney) d. #2 Nathaniel Fossett (North Hunterdon)  7-2



2/22: DISTRICT 17 TOURNAMENT
Lancers Finish in 2nd Place
1st: Dean Peterson (120) / Blake Clayton (182)
2nd: Joseph Giordano (106) / Nico Diaz (126) / Seth Rotondella (132)
3rd: Nick Cammarano (113) / Gabe Jones (152) / Michael Foley (170)

Dean Peterson won his 3rd District Title, and picked up career win #100 in the process. Fellow junior Blake Clayton also won his 3rd Title, making the junior duo the first wrestlers in program history to win 3 District Titles.



2/15: RED BANK REGIONAL SUPER QUAD
St John Vianney  39  -  Franklin  25  (BOX SCORE)
St John Vianney  59  -  Red Bank  12  (BOX SCORE)


2/14: NON-CONFERENCE
St John Vianney  58  -  Holy Cross  9  (BOX SCORE)


2/12: SJNPA SEMIFINALS
#1 St Augustine Prep  41  -  #5 St John Vianney  28  (BOX SCORE)


2/10: SJNPA QUARTERFINALS
#5 St John Vianney  45  -  #4 Paul VI  27  (BOX SCORE)


2/5: A-CENTRAL
St John Vianney  53  -  RBC  18  (BOX SCORE)
SJV: Giordano (20-8); Peterson (21-0); Rotondella (20-8); Clayton (22-5)


2/1: SHORE CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT
Peterson 3-Peats as SCT Champ; Lancers Finish 12th
1st: Dean Peterson (120)
4th: Seth Rotondella (132)


1/27: A-CENTRAL
St John Vianney  62  -  Monmouth  9  (BOX SCORE)
SJV: Clayton (21-4); Rotondella (16-6); Giordano (18-6)


1/25: ST JOHN VIANNEY TRI
Paramus Catholic  38  -  St John Vianney  29  (BOX SCORE)
Seton Hall Prep  53  -  St John Vianney  14  (BOX SCORE)


1/22: A-CENTRAL
Raritan  46  -  St John Vianney  23  (BOX SCORE)
SJV: Clayton (18-4); Giordano (16-5); Rotondella (14-5)


1/20: A-CENTRAL
Rumson  46  -  St John Vianney  30  (BOX SCORE)
SJV: Clayton (17-4); Rotondella (13-5); Diaz (11-4)



1/18: BRICK TWP QUAD
St John Vianney  50  -  Brick Twp  24  (BOX SCORE)
Donovan Catholic  35  -  St John Vianney  31  (BOX SCORE)
St John Vianney  66  -  East Brunswick  12  (BOX SCORE)


1/15: A-CENTRAL
Holmdel  39  -  St John Vianney  32  (BOX SCORE)
SJV: Peterson (13-0); Giordano (12-4); Clayton (13-4)


1/8: A-CENTRAL
St John Vianney  53  -  Manasquan  17  (BOX SCORE)
SJV: Diaz & Montalvo pin for Lancers; Rotondella techs


1/4: SAM CALI TOURNAMENT
SJV Finishes in 6th Place
1st: Peterson (SJV-120) / 2nd: Giordano (SJV-106); Clayton (SJV-182)


2nd: J Giordano (106) / 3rd: Clayton (182)


12/22: BEAST OF THE EAST
St John Vianney Finishes in 35th Place
1st: Dean Peterson (120)


12/20: NON-DIVISION
St John Vianney  72  -  St Rose  6  (BOX SCORE)
SJV: Cammarano, Holt, O'Keefe, & Miranda win by fall






2020 Season Preview


Head Coach: Chris Notte (1st Season)

2019 Overall Record:  9-4  /  Shore Conference:  5-2  /  A-Central:  4-2
Sectionals: SJNPA Finalists
3rd Place District 17
3rd Place A-Central
8th Place Shore Conference Tournament


Down Low (106-132): The strength of the lineup, not just on talent, but also the spot where the Lancers will have their most lineup options because of the depth. Junior Dean Peterson, ranked 4th in the nation by Intermat at 120, is the big gun here. He is coming off a perfect 35-0 State Championship campaign, and has already committed to attend Princeton University in 2021-2022. He is joined by returning starters Nico Diaz, who was a win away from the Boardwalk Hall podium last season, Seth Rotondella, who placed 3rd in D17 last year, Joey Butler, a District runner-up in 2018, and junior Nick Cammarano. The group is also bolstered by a pair of freshmen down at 106 in NJ Kids State Placer Joe Giordano, and Dan Herndon.

In The Middle (138-160): There's not a lot of depth here, so the Lancers will need returning starters Isaac Holt and Gabe Jones to stay healthy and provide a strong presence in the middle of the lineup here. Isaac Montalvo received some good experience as a freshman, and will be another important piece in the middle for Vianney.

Up Top (170-Hwt): Junior Blake Clayton is the big name here. Clayton is a 2-time District Champion and made the trip to Atlantic City a year ago, finishing just two wins short of a spot on the podium. Dante Miranda showed solid potential as a freshman wrestling against more experienced competitors last season. He is more than capable of having a big year for SJV with that full year under his belt. The lineup also receives a boost up top with the return of senior Gage Moellmann, who missed all of last season with an injury.


The Lancers have a new head coach in Chris Notte, a 2-time Big 12 Medal Winner at Oklahoma State, but the makeup of the team is similar to that of those since the program has risen. There are a good number of State Tournament caliber wrestlers here, especially in the lowerweights, but the team's success in dual meets is going to rely heavily on the team staying healthy to avoid having any lack of depth exposed. They have scorers in the lineup, so if they get the expected improvements from the rest of the returners, and good contributions from the newcomers, they should be in the thick of things in the A-Central race, and make a strong run in the post-season as a team and individually.



Possible Lineup in 2020
Wgt
 Wrestler
2019
Post-Season
106
 (Fr) Joe Giordano


106
 (Fr) Dan Herndon


113
 (So) Nico Diaz
29-10
D17-2nd / R5-3rd / NJ-WB4
120
 (Jr) Dean Peterson
35-0
D17-1st / R5-1st / NJ-1st
120
 (Jr) Nick Cammarano
7-9

126
 (Jr) Joe Butler
19-11

132
 (Jr) Seth Rotondella
17-6
D17-3rd / R5-WB1
138
 (Sr) Isaac Holt
8-16

152
 (Jr) Gabe Jones
9-13

160
 (So) Isaac Montalvo
4-7

170
 (Fr) Michael Foley


182
 (Jr) Blake Clayton
29-12
D17-1st / R5-4th / NJ-WB3
182/195
 (Sr) David O'Keefe
5-8

220
 (So) Dante Miranda
9-13

220
 (So) Jacob Davis


220/Hwt
 (Sr) Gage Moellmann


Hwt
 (Fr) Matt DeFelice


                 
                                             
                   
                                                                     


Graduated in 2019
Wgt
 Wrestler
Record
2019
132
 Giovanni Fernandez
0-4

152
 Daniel McGarry
0-1

160
 Gunnison Bloodgood
0-1

220
 Jaden Duncan
11-11
D17-3rd / R5-WB1
Hwt
 Paul Liseno
37-5
D17-1st / R5-2nd / NJ-7th
          
                                             
              
                                                       






































































































































































































































































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