With that in mind, Piccirilli knows that it may be hard for his relatively inexperienced team to fare well this season. The squad will certainly try its best, and should be competitive, but a high number of wins may be difficult to come by.
“We’re pretty young,” Piccirilli pointed out. “On the positive side, we have one or two kids to count on, our studs, and we didn’t really have that last year. We have a bunch of good, hard-working kids, and that should help us against the good competition in the league.”
Leading the Purple Eagles on the mats will be senior returners Brandon Brown (145 lbs), Justyn Haines (152), Ed Wolfe (160), Aaron Mulroy (182), Dylan Burkhardt (220) and Austin Klein (285).
Also returning are junior Aaron Burnside (138 lbs), sophomore Jordan Wolcott (106) and freshman Blake Aina (132).
He also noted that last season, in which the Purple Eagles struggled, Albion had to forfeit in some of the lighter weight classes on occasion, which was obviously a detriment in dual meets.
This year, although forfeits could potentially pose a problem again, Albion looks to bring its best effort each and every match.