NWCA NCAA Women’s Coaches Preseason Poll

MANHEIM, Pa. – With the start of 2023-24 women’s wrestling season nearing, the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) released their NCAA Women’s Wrestling Preseason Coaches’ Poll. Defending national champion North Central College sits atop top poll with 14 individuals ranked while six schools have individuals ranked for the first time.

For the second straight year, North Central is ranked atop the poll in the preseason rankings with 128 points. The Cardinals finished won the 2023 National Collegiate Women’s Wrestling Coalition (NCWWC) National Championships and have 13 individuals ranked, including seven ranked No. 1.

They are followed by 2022 runner-up and NWCA National Duals champion King University who has 67 points. These two programs are the only two that have at least 10 individuals ranked as the Tornado have 10 ranked individuals.

McKendree University is ranked third with 60 points and nine ranked individuals while Colorado Mesa University has eight ranked individuals and checks in at fourth with 51 points. Sacred Heart University is fifth with 29 points with four individuals ranked while Gannon University has five individuals ranked and is ranked sixth.

East Stroudsburg checks in at seventh with 25 points and three individuals ranked before Lock Haven University and the University of Iowa are tied for eighth with 22 points. Each have two ranked individuals. Adrian College rounds out the top 10 with 16 points and three ranked individuals.

New schools to the rankings this year are Emory & Henry College, Elmira College, Ursinus College and Simpson College who all have one individual ranked for the first time and the University of Mount Olive and the University of Iowa who each have two individuals ranked. In all, 26 schools have at least one individual in the rankings.

Three individuals return after winning national titles a season ago, North Central’s Maddie Avila and Jaslynn Gallegos at 101 pounds and 116, respectively. Cameron Guerin of McKendree won the national title 130 pounds a season ago. Each are ranked atop those weight classes to start the year.

Back again this year, will be the NWCA wrestlers of the month, both regional and national. The regional wrestlers of the month will be released during the first week of each month with the national winner to be selected from those six.

Nwca Ncaa Womens Coaches Preseason Poll October 26 2023


  1. Maddie Avila North Central
  2. Olivia Shore Mckendree
  3. Jenavi Alejandro Tiffin
  4. Jennesis Martinez Colorado Mesa
  5. Samantha Miller Mount Olive
  6. Jessica Corredor King
  7. Isabella Morales Colorado Mesa
  8. Avery Kibelbeck King


  1. Sydney Petzinger North Central
  2. Kendra Ryan North Central
  3. Kaelani Shufeldt Lock Haven
  4. Pauline Granados Mckendree
  5. Izabella Frezzo New Jersey City
  6. Julianne Moccia Gannon
  7. Faith Cole Mckendree
  8. Mackenzie Peterson Texas Woman’s


  1. Jaslynn Gallegos North Central
  2. Felicity Taylor Iowa
  3. Samara Chavez King
  4. Danielle Garcia King
  5. Payton Stroud Mckendree
  6. Emily Klein East Stroudsburg
  7. Caitlyn Thorne Lindenwood
  8. Rose Ann Marshall Uw-Stevens Point


  1. Amani Jones North Central
  2. Mia Macaluso East Stroudsburg
  3. Jennifer Soto Mckendree
  4. Melanie Mendoza King
  5. Kalli Roskos Ursinus
  6. Alisha Narvaez Mckendree
  7. Abby Nelson Uw-Stevens Point
  8. Laila Oribello Adrian


  1. Cameron Guerin Mckendree
  2. Alexis Janiak Aurora
  3. Victoria Baez-Dilone King
  4. Montana Delawder King
  5. Sara Sterner North Central
  6. Hailey Chapman Colorado Mesa
  7. Nichole Moore Mckendree
  8. Alexandra Fitzgerald Sacred Heart


  1. Yele Aycock North Central
  2. Paige Wehrmeister Presbyterian
  3. Nanea Estrella Iowa
  4. Nina Makem Augsburg
  5. Holly Beaudoin Colorado Mesa
  6. Viktorya Torres Mckendree
  7. Claire Dicugno King
  8. Salome Walker North Central


  1. London Houston North Central
  2. Grace Stem Lock Haven
  3. Lili Ujfalvi Gannon
  4. Kendall Bostelman North Central
  5. Zoe Gress East Stroudsburg
  6. Marissa Roth Northern Michigan
  7. Erica Schroeder Colorado Mesa
  8. Taylor Cutler Adrian

1.Dalia Garibay Colorado Mesa

  1. Tiffany Baublitz King
  2. Nyla Burgess Adrian
  3. Tiera Jimerson North Central
  4. Madison Sandquist Sacred Heart
  5. Noelle Gaffney Northern Michigan
  6. Skylah Chakouian Elmira
  7. Andreia Langley Emory & Henry


  1. Chey Bowman King
  2. Cara Broadus Sacred Heart
  3. Jewel Gonzalez Gannon
  4. Annabelle Helm Gannon
  5. Alyssa Arana Emmanuel
  6. Journey Land Emmanuel
  7. Kamila Montanegro Chadron State
  8. Jenna Joseph Simpson


  1. Traeh Haynes North Central
  2. Brittyn Corbishley North Central
  3. Sara Lake Lindenwood
  4. Jayleen Sekona Colorado Mesa
  5. Jacklyn Smith Sacred Heart
  6. Jada Arnold Mount Olive
  7. Cristina Santoyo Emmanuel
  8. Isabeau Shalack Colorado Mesa

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