Early this morning, Lighthouse Wrestling learned that 2009 NYS DI Runner-up, Nick Terdick, of John Glenn High School had given a verbal commitment to the Hofstra University staff…The Knight senior, who capped off his third All-County performance last season as the runner-up at 140-pounds, becomes the fourth member of the class of 2010 (the third from Long Island) to formally commit to the Pride…He is joined by Syosset’s two-time NYS Champion, Nick Arujau, Wantagh’s Matt Loew, as well as Valley Central’s (Section IX) Cody Ruggirello.
A known leader, Terdick, who served as one of the JG captains last season, is among an abundantly talented group of young men who are credited with delivering the program its first ever county title…Equally indicative of the character possessed by the future Pride wrestler is the willingness he has demonstrated to his share his skills with teammates and youth wrestlers as a student/coach on behalf of the Elwood Blue Wave Wrestling Club.
With the addition of Terdick, HU Head Coach, Tom Shifflet and his staff continue to stockpile the caliber of depth that will prove essential in maintaining the strangle hold that the Hempstead based university has had on the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) title.
Projected at 149/157 on the collegiate level, Terdick will find himself with a plethora of quality workout partners to push and assist him in reaching his full potential…And, while it is much too soon to tell, should the 2007 NHSCA Freshman All-American (5th @119-pounds) be able to add sufficient muscle mass to his frame, he could very well emerge as a prime candidate to fill the starting spot at 157-pounds that will be left vacant by the graduation of two-time defending CAA Champion, Jon Bonilla-Bowman, who will complete his NCAA eligibility following the 2010 season.
On behalf of everyone at Lighthouse Wrestling, as well as all of the amazing supporters of Long Island wrestling, we sincerely extend our congratulations to Nick, his family, as well as his coaches (TJ Brocking/Billy Davey-JG; Tom Giaramita– Blue Wave).
LI WRESTLERS WHO HAVE ALREADY GIVEN VERBAL COMMITMENTS (CLASS OF 2010):
-Nick Arujau (Syosset)- Hofstra University (CAA)
-Stephen Dutton (Rocky Point)- Lehigh University (EIWA)
-Matt Loew (Wantagh)- Hofstra (CAA)
-Anthony Volpe (Rocky Point)- Rutgers (EIWA)
-Billy Coggins (Rocky Point)- The University of Virginia (ACC)
-Nick Terdick (John Glenn)- Hofstra University (CAA)