Lawrenceville, NJ - Hofstra freshman Jermaine John has been named the Colonial Athletic Association Rookie Wrestler of the Week for the period ending January 9, the CAA announced Tuesday.


John, a native of Brooklyn, New York and a graduate of Bethpage High School on Long Island, recorded a 9-4 victory over Drexel senior Alex Rinaldi in the Pride's 19-15 victory Sunday. The 174-pounder allowed Rinaldi only four escapes while posting his fourth win of the season.


John was a four-year letterman at Bethpage High School and was an All-New York State selection with a fifth place finish at 160-pounds in the 2011 State Championships. He recorded a 45-3 record as a senior. John, a two-year team captain, was three-time All-Nassau County selection, and county and league champion as a senior. His overall scholastic record was 125-18.


John and the Pride return to action on Sunday, January 15 when they host the Golden Bears of Kutztown University on Youth Wrestling Day at the Mack Sports Complex. Match time is 1 p.m. All youth 12 and under will receive a FREE match ticket. Regular price tickets are $15 for premium seats and $10 for reserved seats. To purchase your match tickets in advance, contact the Hofstra Athletic Ticket Office at 516-HOF-TIXX or online at www.GoHofstra.com.