LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall wrestling coach Mike Rogers announced the program's incoming class of 2024. The six-member group is geographically-diverse, as two student-athletes hail from Pennsylvania, along with one each from Indiana, New Jersey, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts.
"This class has a lot of experience at the state and national level," explained Rogers. "They have all had great amounts of success on the mat and in the classroom. We know that we are getting a hard-working group of guys that carry high athletic and academic goals."
Two of the incoming grapplers head to campus with family ties to F&M wrestling as Gio Diaz's brother Jose is entering his junior year with the Diplomats, and Noah Fox's brother Parker is a former member of the program.
In Rogers' 10 years with the Diplomats, he has recruited five sets of brothers to compete on the team.
"Having two of our incoming student-athletes have brothers that were a part of our program makes the transition to Division I athletics that much smoother, as the family knows what our expectations are. The sky is the limit for this entire class if they are willing to put in the work."
F&M Wrestling Class of 2024
Gio Diaz - 133 - Valparaiso, Ind./Wheeler
Noah Fox - 174/184 - Montville, N.J./Montville Township
Josh Groff - 149 - Narvon, Pa./ Garden Spot
Hunter Hockensmith - 149/157 - Spofford, N.H./Northfield Mount Hermon
Anthony Micci - 165 - William's Township, Pa./ Wilson Area
Harrison Shapiro - 184/197 - Boxford Mass./ Belmont Hill School
The Recruit Breakdown
Gio Diaz (Valparaiso, Ind./Wheeler)
Projected Weight Class: 133
Highlights: Career record of 150-15… 2020 IHSAA State third place… 2019 IHSAA State Qualifier… 2018 IHSAA State eighth place Academic All-State… Academic All-Conference… National Honors Society Member.
Noah Fox (Montville, N.J./Montville Township)
Projected Weight Class: 174/184
Highlights: Career record of 88-38... District 6 Champion (2019)... NJSIAA State Wrestling Championships – fourth-place 170 lbs. (2020).
Josh Groff (Narvon, Pa./ Garden Spot)
Projected Weight Class: 149
Highlights: Career record of 106-49… Three-time District Three Section Champion… Three-time regional qualifier… PIAA AAA State Qualifier in 2019 at 126 lbs.… Four-time LL League Academic All-Star.
Hunter Hockensmith (Spofford, N.H./Northfield Mount Hermon)
Projected Weight Class: 149/157
Highlights: Career record of 115-32… Three-time Class A champion… Three-time Prep New England placer… Three-time Prep National qualifier… NMH Academic Honor Roll.
Anthony Micci (William's Township, Pa./ Wilson Area)
Projected Weight Class: 165
Highlights: Career record of 116-48… Two-time Al Zabartany Scholar-Athlete… Four-time PIAA District 11 place winner (including a runner-up finish)… Dave Crowell Courage Award… Dwight D. Eisenhower Award for Character… National Honor Society.
Harrison Shapiro (Boxford Mass./ Belmont Hill School)
Projected Weight Class: 184/197
Highlights: Career record of 92-18… Three-time ISL Champion (sophomore, junior, senior year)… Two-time Prep New England Champ (junior, senior year)… Two-time All-American (junior, senior year)… Honor Roll Student.