Van Alst Ranked No. 15 in The Open Mat’s Division II Preseason National Rankings
Coker University wrestler Zachary Van Alst is ranked No. 15 at 141 pounds in The Open Mat’s Division II preseason national rankings, announced back on Wednesday, Nov. 11. Van Alst wrestled in nine bouts in his first season with the Navy and Gold a year ago, picking up six wins. He earned one win each by major decision, technical fall and pin. He also finished third at the NCAA Super Region II Championships to qualify for the Division II National Championships. The Prattville, Ala. native is the son of Robert Lee and Jennifer Dawn Van Alst, and is a mathematics major. The Cobras open the season on Jan. 5, when they travel to Emmanuel (Ga.) for a South Atlantic Conference Carolinas tilt.