Vincent Pedalino Receives Green Terror Sports Hall of Fame Award from McDaniel College

Vincent Pedalino of Toms River, N.J., is a 2002 alumnus of McDaniel College

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WESTMINSTER, MD (10/25/2013)(readMedia)-- Vincent Pedalino of Toms River, N.J., is a recipient of the Green Terror Sports Hall of Fame award from McDaniel College. He is a 2002 alumnus of the college.

Presented annually during McDaniel's Homecoming, the Green Terror Sports Hall of Fame award is presented to a graduate and former athlete who has performed outstandingly as an undergraduate athlete and who has contributed to society since leaving the college.

Pedalino was a champion wrestler and soccer player during his four years at the college, and a two-year captain in each sport. A member of the 2000 and 2001 Centennial Conference All Conference soccer teams, he played midfield/forward and also competed in the Wesley tournament, where he was named MVP in 1999. After being named Rookie of the Year in 1999, the 125-lb. wrestler was a three-time Centennial Conference Champion, winning both team and individual titles (2000, 2001 and 2002). Pedalino received the Outstanding Wrestler Award in 2001. He was named All-American in 2000 and 2001 and for his performance in the Virginia Duals he earned the Outstanding Wrestler Award. With an 83-25 career record, Pedalino is ranked fifth in the Green Terror Top Ten for career wins.

After graduation, Pedalino entered the Ocean County Police Academy. He served in the Manalapan Police Department for one year before entering his current job at the Toms River Police Department. There, he has spent five years on the Emergency Service Unit. He has also coached youth and high school wrestling at the Toms River Wrestling Club since 2002.

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