Athletics


Coach Info
Name Phone Email
High School Michael Markey
Wrestling
W BestFall
Career 44 -
Season 24 -
Tournament Descriptions

2017-18 Season High School ;
1st Place Mahwah Tournament Dec 2017 170 Pounds;
3rd Place Roselle Park Inv. Dec 2017 170 Pounds;
3rd Place Essex County Tournament Jan 2018 160 Pounds;
2nd Place NJSIAA District 7 State Tournament Feb 2018 160 Pounds ;
5th Place NJSIAA Region 2 State Tournament Feb 2018 160 Pounds;
Championship Quarter-finalist and Round of 4 Consolations War at The Shore March 2018 172 Pounds

Top Tournament Finish

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Physical Attributes
Years wrestling Wingspan Bench Press (max) Body fat %
8 - 245 -
Wrestling Honors

2nd Team All Super Essex Conference 2017-18 Season 160 Pounds

Wrestling Additional

2X High School Team Captain
2017-18 Wrestled at 170# and 160# 24 wins 12 by fall, 1 by Tech Fall
2016-17 Wrestled at 145#, 152# and 160# 18 wins 10 by fall

Academics


GPA
SAT Reading
SAT Writing
SAT Math
SAT Score (Composite)
ACT Score (Composite)
High School
West Essex High School
School City
North Caldwell
School State
NJ
Guidance Counselor
Mrs. Van Syckle
Guidance Counselor Phone
Guidance Counselor Email
Class Size
-
School Size
800
TOEFL Score
Class Rank
-
School Division
North Jersey 2 Group 3
Major Category
Computer and Information Sciences
Major
Computer Science
Major Category
Health Professions and Related Sciences
Major
Athletic Training/Trainer
Major Category
Science Technol./Technicians
Major
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other
Other Academic Information
Honor Roll 1st marking period 2018-19
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Personal


First Name
Luke
Last Name
Dignazio
Address
City
State
Zip
Country
Email
Phone
Athlete's Mother
Athlete's Father
Gender
M
Height
5'11"
Weight
195
Birthdate
NCAA Clearinghouse ID
Personal Highlights

Student Peer Leader,
Student Council Ambassador,
Captain Football Fall 2018 Season,
Captain Wrestling Winter 2017-18 Season 2018-19 Season

Additional Questions:
Why do you want to be recruited to play sports in college?

College level sports, and other institutional activities, I believe, help a student become fully integrated and assimilated to the the school they are attending. Therefore it helps with adjustment and transition from high school to college since you will be with people of the same interests and experiences you are dealing with.

Athletes are often leaders on and off the field. Please provide one example of how you have demonstrated leadership in both areas.

One of my teammates, suffered a tragic family loss recently. I was part of a group that put together a fundraiser (golf outing sponsored by the football and wrestling teams) for his family to help them financially so they can stay in the school district. We solicited businesses and individuals for prize donations, hole sponsors and participants.

Please explain how you pursue "healthy athletic performance" as a student-athlete.

Having two older brothers successfully attend college as student athletes, (football and rugby Moravian College) has shown me what is needed to achieve this goal. Having a healthy athletic performance is not only eating right, working out and practicing hard, it is meeting with teachers and advisers, attending class and study halls or getting tutors and combining everything so things come together smoothly. To do this a daily time schedule has to be prepared and adhered to, stay ahead of the class syllabus, and address any challenges immediately.

Please describe how you are involved in service in your community and why these efforts are important to you.

At the end of my junior year, I was elected to the student council board as a Student Ambassador. My role as an ambassador will be to work with community groups, ie. seniors and adolescents, to help our school outreach into the community with reading groups or performances etc.

Additionally, at the end of my junior year, the West Essex faculty selected me to become a member of the school's Peer Leadership program. This program is designed to assist the incoming junior high students become acclimated with the senior high school. Within the Peer group itself, the faculty has selected me to become the senior peer leader.

Both programs will allow me to give back my positive experiences I've had a West Essex and hopefully help reflect those on others so they too can enjoy the experience what high school can bring them.

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