By Doug Spatafore
Lock Haven University
Dan Neff (Quarryville, Pa./Solanco) of the Lock Haven University wrestling team has been named the PSAC Freshman of the Year, as announced today by the conference office.
Neff had an outstanding rookie season for The Haven, which concluded with a trip to the 2013 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships.
The 141-pounder finished the regular season with a 25-9 record and placed second at the 2013 Eastern Wrestling League (EWL) Championships.
Neff posted a 10-3 dual record this season and took third at the PSAC Championships.
He finished 1-2 in his debut at the NCAA Championships and battled hard in all three of his matches.
Neff was ranked in all of the major wrestling polls for most of this season and closed out the season ranked No. 18 by Amateur Wrestling News and No. 20 by InterMat.
“This is a great honor for Dan and another step in the right direction for our program,” said LHU head coach Robbie Waller. “This season, he proved that he can compete on a national level with the best in the country in his freshman year of competition. Dan’s goal is to be an NCAA National Champion and he is on the right track.”
Neff is the first Bald Eagle to receive PSAC Freshman of the Year honors, which the conference office began during the 2004-05 season.