A number of Rutgers teams announced signings of student-athletes in the Class of 2016. For the most part, This is simply providing the same material published by Rutgers Athletic Communications. Enjoy.
Rutgers gymnastics and head coach Louis Levine have announced the signing of two gymnasts to National Letters of Intent starting in the 2016-17 academic year. The Scarlet Knights officially welcome both Chloe DeVries and Polina Poliakova to the program.
"I am very excited to add these two young ladies to our program," Levine said. "They are a perfect fit academically and athletically for what we are looking for in our student-athletes. They will both arrive on campus and instantly be able to battle for spots in the lineup."
Chloe DeVries: Venice, Fla./Venice High School
Expected to compete all-around at the collegiate level ... a member of the Tampa Bay Turners for the last six years ... a three-time Level 10 regional qualifier
Polina Poliakova: Norwich, Norfolk, Great Britain/Notre Dame High School
Expected to compete all-around at the collegiate level ... a member of the England National Squad since 2011
Rutgers wrestling has received National Letters of Intent from six standout grapplers, five of whom are recognized as Intermat Top 100 recruits. These Scarlet Knights are set to join the program in 2016-17, bringing with them "To the Banks" numerous wrestling credentials.
Among the six signees are four N.J. natives - Matthew Correnti, Brett Donner, Joseph Grello, and Brandon Paetzell. Joining the program from Ohio is Alex Mackall and from New York is Bergen Catholic product Kevin Mulligan.
Mulligan (No. 50), Correnti (No. 54), Paetzell (No. 62), Grello (No. 70), and Mackall (No. 71) are considered top 100 overall recruits in the nation, according to Intermat. Donner, meanwhile, is ranked No. 14 nationally at 182 pounds.
"We are super excited about this class," said ninth-year head coach Scott Goodale. "This has been a two-year process. The staff has built relationships with these guys and sold the vision of Rutgers wrestling and the direction of the program. We feel this class is special and will have the ability to not only be successful student-athletes, but to score points at the national tournament.
Matthew Correnti: Delran, N.J., Holy Cross Academy, 197/285 Pounds
Ranked No. 54 overall recruit by Intermat ... ranked No. 5 nationally at 220 pounds ... three-time NJSIAA placewinner, finishing second, third, and eighth ... three-time Cadet and Junior All-American ... two-time high school national champion.
Brett Donner: Wall, N.J., Wall HS, 165/174 Pounds
Ranked No. 14 nationally at 184 pounds ... finished third at the 2014 NJSIAA State Championships ... a Super 32 runner-up ... fifth-place finisher at the 2014 Flo Nationals.
Joseph Grello: Newton, N.J., Bergen Catholic HS, 165/174 Pounds:
No. 70 overall recruit by Intermat ... ranked No. 7 in the country at 170 pounds ... 2015 NJSIAA State Champion at 170 pounds ... 2015 Cadet World Team member ... Junior Freestyle Nationals All-American.
Alex Mackall: Austintown, Ohio, Walsh Jesuit HS, 125/133 Pounds
No. 71 overall recruit, according to Intermat ... rated the No. 10 126-pounder in the nation ... 2014 Ohio state champion at 120 pounds and 2015 runner-up ... 2015 high school All-American ... finished second at the National High School Championships ... finished fifth at the Junior National Freestyle Championships.
Kevin Mulligan: Blauvelt, N.Y., Bergen Catholic HS, 197 Pounds
Ranked the No. 50 overall recruit by Intermat and No. 7 nationally at 195 pounds ... 2015 NJSIAA State Champion at 182 pounds ... two-time Junior Freestyle Nationals All-American.
Brandon Paetzell: Phillipsburg, N.J., Phillipsburg HS, 125/133 Pounds
Tabbed the No. 62 overall recruit by Intermat and ranked No. 4 nationally at 120 pounds ... 2014 NJSIAA runner-up at 106 pounds ... finished fifth at 106 pounds as a freshman ... 2014 Beast of the East Champion.
Rutgers head men's golf coach Rob Shutte today announced the signing of Adam Gray to a national letter of intent. Gray will compete for the Scarlet Knights beginning in the fall of 2016.
"We are excited to welcome Adam to ‘R' family here at Rutgers," Shutte said. "Adam brings all of the values we are looking for as we continue to build a team that can win in the Big Ten Conference. He is a bright student-athlete who brings proven athletic success and a high energy motor that is essential to be successful during his college years. We look forward to helping Adam achieve his goals in the classroom and on the course here ‘On the Banks.'"
Adam Gray: Potomac, MD, Churchill High School
Swimming & Diving
The Rutgers swimming and diving team has signed four athletes to National Letters of Intent, head coach Petra Martin announced Monday. Alexandria Fabugais, Clare Lawlor, Meghan Moses and Nadia Nabhan will all compete for the Scarlet Knights beginning in the 2016-17 season.
"We're very excited as a program to kick off our recruiting efforts this year with such a great class," Martin said. "The women we are signing this fall are first and foremost the right people for our program. They are committed to excellence academically and in the pool. They all have a very competitive drive, a no-nonsense attitude and are not afraid to explore new ways of bettering themselves.
Alexandra Fabugais-Inaba: Oakville, Ontario, Canada, St. Mildred's Lightbourn School
Club Program: Oakville Aquatics Club
Clare Lawlor: Orland Park, Ill. • Carl Sandburg HS
Club Program: Palos Orland Swim Association
Meghan Moses: Fremont, Ohio • Fremont Ross HS
Club Program: Sand Otter Swimming
Nadia Nabhan: Sterling, Va. • Potomac Falls HS
Club Program: Nation's Capital Swim Club