Women’s Wrestling Program Strives for Success as Second Season Approaches 

The Women's Wrestling Team from left to right, Shola Cascen, Bri Simsic, Josselinne Campos, Joanne Ortiz, Lakiesha Sullivan, Lisa Mcchesney, Timmory Pisciotta, Tatyana Ortiz, Alyssa Marinaccio. Photo Credit/ Peter Nace

Peter Nace

Contributing Writer

Anibal Nieves the men’s wrestling head coach was just announced as the new interim women’s head coach as they prepare for their second season here for the warriors.

ESU will become the third university in the state of Pennsylvania to offer Women’s Collegiate Wrestling.

Nieves was the women’s wrestling coach at Springfield Tech Community College in Connecticut before making the move to the Poconos to take over the Warriors men’s and women’s wrestling program.

This first year was a challenging, but highly rewarding season as Nieves had his first national qualifier.

“It’s great to see the program expand and grow together,” said Graduate Assistant Coach Dylan Nace.

“Women wrestling is the fastest growing women’s sport in the country currently. New Jersey has just sanctioned their very first female high school state tournament which was held in Atlantic City recently,” said Nace.

ESU wrestling is more than just participating in a college sport, it is becoming a part of a lifelong family. Unfortunately for fall of 2020, women’s wrestling is halted due to coronavirus.

The women’s wrestling team is looking forward to the spring semester since according to Assistant Coach Nace, there is still a chance of a half season.

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