Leonard Polizzotto
Title: Class of 1988

Lenny Polizzotto, your outstanding contributions to WPI wrestling together with your energetic, enthusiastic leadership and participation in all aspects of campus life have made you one of the best athletes ever to represent WPI.

You were a four-year member of the wrestling team and you co-captained the team your junior and senior years. As a senior you were undefeated in dual meets and were named WPI's most outstanding senior athlete. You were champion in your weight class, MVP at the 1970 MIT Holiday Tournament and a three-time All-New England Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (NEIWA) wrestler.

As a graduate student in 1971 you coached WPI's matmen to a 7-4 season, tying both the record at that time for most victories and the all-time record for most team points (287) scored in a season. After you were named Rookie Coach of the Year, one of your captains said, "Lenny Polizzotto was everything anyone could possibly want in a coach - and more."

Your other activities reflected your total commitment to WPI life. You were president of your class and a member of both Skull and Tau Bet Pi. You were also a member of Phi Kappa Theta fraternity, head resident advisor, secretary of the student government and Varsity Club tutor. You were named to Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities and, in your spare time, you wrote two books on drum instruction.

Leonard Polizzotto, it is with great pride that we honor you and your achievements with your induction as a member of the WPI Athletic Hall of Fame.