NWCA 2021-22 Preseason NCAA Women’s Poll

MANHEIM, Pa. – With the start of 2021-22 women’s wrestling season nearing, the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) released their NCAA Women’s Wrestling Preseason Coaches Poll.

Defending national champion McKendree University sits atop the poll with 108 points while 2021 runner-up King University is ranked second. McKendree has 15 individuals ranked, including five ranked atop their respective weight classes. King is the only other team to reach double figures with ten individuals ranked.

Augsburg College (third), Simon Fraser University (fourth), and Emmanuel College (fifth) round out the top five of the rankings. Simon Fraser did not compete in 2020-21 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but returns to the top five with five individuals ranked.


All 10 of the 2021 national champions return, with eight of them ranked atop their respective weight classes. The two that aren’t ranked atop their weight classes were supplanted by 2020 national champions, Karla Godinez-Gonzalez and Alex Hedrick of Simon Fraser. Godinez-Gonzalez is ranked No. 1 at 116 pounds with 2021 national champion, Felicity Taylor of McKendree ranked second, while Hendrick is ranked first at 123 pounds with 2021 national champion, Cheyenne Sisenstein of King ranked third.

The southwest region leads the way with 24 individuals ranked while the southeast and northwest each have 20 ranked. The northeast region has the remaining 16 individuals.

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  1. Angelina Gomez Emmanuel
  2. Pauline Granados Mckendree
  3. Lizette Rodriguez Mckendree
  4. Jennesis Martinez Colorado Mesa
  5. Jaclyn Mcnichols King
  6. Sam Miller Presbyterian
  7. Brooke Thurber Uw-Stevens Point
  8. Shanna Morris Tiffin


  1. Emily Shilson Augsburg
  2. Natalie Reyna Mckendre
  3. Cassy Lopez Presbyterian
  4. Emily Mendez Adrian
  5. Carly Valleroy Mckendree
  6. Katerina Pendergrass Gannon
  7. Alexia Seal Simon Fraser
  8. Tatyanna Ortiz East Stroudsbug


  1. Karla Godinez-Gonzalez Simon Fraser
  2. Felicity Taylor Mckendree
  3. Segey Ceja Tiffin
  4. Jaslyn Gallegos Presbyterian
  5. Sophia Mirabella King
  6. Melanie Mendoza King
  7. Kasey Baynon Emmanuel
  8. Abby Nelson Uw-Stevens Point


  1. Alex Hedrick Simon Fraser
  2. Marissa Gallegos Colorado Mesa
  3. Cheyenne Sisenstein King
  4. Asia Nguyen-Smith North Central
  5. Makayla Welch King
  6. Payton Stroud Mckendree
  7. Mateah Roehl North Central
  8. Elizabeth Miller Colorado Mesa


  1. Cameron Guerin Mckendree
  2. Gabby Skidmore Augsburg
  3. Phoenix Dubose King
  4. Lana Perez Gannon
  5. Eunique Davis Tiffin
  6. Naomi Henry New Jersey City
  7. Serena Cervantes Schreiner
  8. Sierra Brown Ton Augsburg


  1. Brenda Reyna Mckendree
  2. Ana Luciano King
  3. Autumn Flanigan Augsburg
  4. Michelle Camacho Mckendree
  5. Julia Padilla Emmanuel
  6. Abigail Denney North Central
  7. Dalie Gariby Colorado Mesa
  8. Megan Struble Uw-Stevens Point


  1. Emma Bruntil Mckendree
  2. Ashlynn Ortega King
  3. Kya Rybachek Augsburg
  4. Zoe Nowicke Adrian
  5. Morgan Norris Presbyterian
  6. Kaylee Haynes Colorado Mesa
  7. Megan Vondrasek Adrian
  8. Jordan Johnston Schreiner


  1. Alara Boyd Mckendree
  2. Kayla Marano Mckendree
  3. Alyvia Fiske Simon Fraser
  4. Marlynne Deede Augsburg
  5. Tory Torres King
  6. Malea Palahniuk North Central
  7. Taylor Hites Tiffin
  8. Zoe Gress Colorado Mesa


  1. Yelena Makoyed North Central
  2. Emily Cue Simon Fraser
  3. Joye Levendusky Mckendree
  4. Nia Crosdale King
  5. Heaven Byrd Emmanuel
  6. Morgan Davidson Tiffin
  7. Faith Tuttle Augsburg
  8. Jasmine Hale Adrian


  1. Sydnee Kimber Mckendree
  2. Grace Kristoff Mckendree
  3. Cristina Santoyo Emmanuel
  4. Isabeau Shalack Colorado Mesa
  5. Amara Devericks Gannon
  6. Sandra Guerrero New Jersey City
  7. Kendall Mcgarity Gannon
  8. Melissa Jacobs Augsburg

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