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Men's Lacrosse All-Ivy -- 2011

Men's Lacrosse All-Ivy -- 2011

Photos courtesy of Cornell and Princeton Athletic Communications

Complete 2011 Men's Lacrosse All-Ivy Release

PRINCETON, N.J. -- For the second-consecutive year, Cornell's Rob Pannell headlines the list of All-Ivy men's lacrosse honorees as the League's head coaches once again unanimously selected Pannell as the Ivy League Player of the Year following the junior All-American's 71-point season.

Pannell scored 34 goals and dished out 37 assists to lead the nation in both points (5.46) and assists (2.85) per game. He helped Cornell to an 11-2 mark on the season including a 6-0 Ivy record that allowed the Big Red to claim at least a share of the regular-season Ivy Championship for the ninth-consecutive season. Pannell is currently on a 48-game point scoring streak, the second-longest active streak in the nation and he has netted a goal in all 13 of Cornell's games this season. As a junior, Panell is already the active assist leader with 130 career helpers.  

Pannell, a junior attackman from Smithtown, N.Y., was also the unanimous Ivy League Player of the Year in 2010 and the Ivy League Rookie of the Year in 2009. He has now been named a first team All-Ivy selection in each of his three seasons with the Big Red. It is the 16th time a Big Red student-athlete has taken home Player of the Year honors since the award was first bestowed following the 1974 season and Pannell joins Eamon McEneaney (1975 & 1977) as the second Big Red player to earn the accolade more than once. In fact, Pannell is just the fourth player in League history to take home the honor on multiple occasions.

Joining Pannell as a 2011 individual award winner is Princeton freshman midfielder Tom Schreiber, who was voted the League's Rookie of the Year by the seven Ivy head coaches and is also a first-team All-Ivy honoree. A native of East Meadow, N.Y., Schreiber becomes the second consecutive Tiger to earn the award, as Mike Chanenchuk earned the honor in 2010.

With 16 goals and 13 assists Schreiber led the Tigers in goals and assists for the season, becoming the first freshman in the history of Princeton lacrosse to do so. In his five Ivy games played, Schreiber totaled five goals and six assists for 11 points to average more than two points per League contest.

One of Schreiber's best performances of the year came as he led the Tigers back from a five-goal, third-quarter deficit at Rutgers on April 12. In the game, he netted three goals and added three assists, including the assist on the game winner, for a season high six-point game. The three-time Rookie of the Week is Princeton's 10th Rookie of the Year honoree.
Along with Pannell, four other players were selected to the All-Ivy first team in unanimous fashion, including Pannell's teammate Roy Lang (Mill Valley, Calif.), fellow attackman Dean Gibbons (Garden City, N.Y.) of Harvard as well as the Princeton duo of Chad Wiedmaier (Chatham, N.J.) and Tyler Fiorito (Phoenix, Md.).

Lang netted 22 goals for a Big Red offense that is currently ranked No. 2 in the nation, including four game-winning tallies. In League contests, the junior midfielder scored nine goals and added three assists for 12 points en route to earning his first career All-Ivy honor. His versatility has proved a important to the success of the Big Red and as the team's third-leading scorer, Lang also picked up 24 ground balls this season.

The other attackman to earn unanimous selection to the All-Ivy first team was Gibbons. The senior checked in with 27 goals and 26 assists for a team best 53 points. His 26 assists also led the squad.  It marks Gibbons' third All-Ivy honor, as he was named to the second team in 2010 and earned honorable mention status in 2009. He notched nine points (three goals, six assists) in Harvard's 21-10 win over Bellarmine on March 11, and in League play he was able to put up six points in what turned out to be a crucial 9-8 win at Princeton. Gibbons enters this weekend's Ivy tournament with an active 27-game points scoring streak.

As a junior, Weidmaier is making his third-consecutive appearance on the All-Ivy first team. He marshaled a Princeton defense that led the League in goals against average (6.74) in six Ivy games. Among his season highlights were holding Pannell to two goals and one assist and holding Johns Hopkins' leading scorer, Zach Palmer, without a goal, assist or even shot. He finished the year with 24 ground balls and caused 14 turnovers and becomes just the second Tiger to earn first team All-Ivy honors as a freshman, sophomore and junior (Scott Bacigalupo was the other).

For the second-consecutive year, the All-Ivy first team goalie spot is filled by Fiorito. The junior did his best to keep a injury-depleted Princeton squad in every game it took the field for and may have saved his best for what turned out to be Princeton's last game of the season when he recorded a career-high 20 saves at then third-ranked Cornell.

For the season, Fiorito played in every minute of every one of Princeton's games and totaled a 7.52 goals against average, 147 saves and a .615 save percentage. His goals against average ranks third-best in the nation, as does his 12.25 save per game average. Fiorito was even stingier in Ivy League games, posting a 6.74 goals against average and a .635 save percentage to go along with 73 saves. An All-Ivy first team honoree last year and a second-team selection as a freshman, Fiorito has made an All-Ivy team in each of his three seasons with the Tigers.

The other first-team attack spot went to Yale's Matt Gibson (Point Lookout, N.Y.). The junior recorded 17 goals, including a game-winning goal and two man-up tallies, and 16 assists in helping lead the Bulldogs back to the Ivy League tournament for the second consecutive season. Gibson played in all six of Yale's Ivy League games, totaling eight goals and seven assists for a 2.5 points per Ivy game average. It marks Gibson's second All-Ivy honor after earning second-team status in 2010.

Harvard's Kevin Vaughan (Ridgewood, N.J.) joins Schreiber and Lang in the All-Ivy first team midfield. The junior captain earned his first career All-Ivy honor after scoring 18 goals and adding seven assists for 25 points. As the Crimson's third-leading scorer, he also grabbed 39 ground balls and, in Harvard's game against Georgetown recorded four caused turnovers – the most in a single game by any Crimson player this season. He is the first Crimson midfielder to earn first-team honors since Jason Duboe did so in 2008.

Rounding out the All-Ivy first team is a pair of stalwart senior defenders including Cornell's Max Feely (Washington, D.C.) and Penn's Brett Hughes (York Beach, Maine). Though both players are making their first career appearances on the All-Ivy first team, Feely was an honorable mention selection in 2010, while Hughes earned second team honors a season ago.

*Rob Pannell, Cornell (Jr., Smithtown, N.Y.)

Tom Schreiber, Princeton (Fr., East Meadow, N.Y.)

*Dean Gibbons, Harvard (Sr., Garden City, N.Y.)
Matt Gibson, Yale (Jr., Point Lookout, N.Y.)
*Rob Pannell, Cornell (Jr., Smithtown, N.Y.)

*Roy Lang, Cornell (Jr., Mill Valley, Calif.)
Tom Schreiber, Princeton (Fr., East Meadow, N.Y.)
Kevin Vaughan, Harvard (Jr., Ridgewood, N.J.)

Max Feely, Cornell (Sr., Washington, D.C.)
Brett Hughes, Penn (Sr., York Beach, Maine)
*Chad Wiedmaier, Princeton (Jr., Chatam, N.J.)

*Tyler Fiorito, Princeton (Jr., Phoenix, Md.)

Al Kohart, Penn (Sr., Port Jefferson Station, N.Y.)
David Lau, Cornell (Sr., Syosset, N.Y.)
Corey Winkoff, Penn (Sr., Laurel Hollow, N.Y.)

John Cunningham, Princeton (Jr., Fairfield, Conn.)
Will Koshansky, Penn (Jr., Kings Park, N.Y.)
Greg Mahony, Yale (Jr., Mercer Island, Wash.)
Rob Schlesinger, Brown (Jr., Medfield, Mass.)

Long Ellis, Princeton (Sr., Darien, Conn.)
Peter Fallon, Brown (Sr., Baltimore, Md.)
Maxx Meyer, Penn (Fr., Melville, N.Y.)

Fergus Campbell, Dartmouth (Jr., New Canaan, Conn.)
Matt Chris, Brown (Sr., Lutherville, Md.)
Johnathan Falcone, Yale (Sr., Flemington, N.J.)

Brian Douglass, Yale (Sr., Waccabuc, N.Y.)
Daniel Eipp, Harvard (Fr., Groton, Mass.)

Patrick Coleman, Yale (Sr., Ridgewood, N.J.)
Kip Dooley, Dartmouth (Jr., Minneapolis, Minn.)
Nikki Dysenchuk, Dartmouth (Darien, Conn.)

Mike Bronzino, Cornell (So., Berwyn, Pa.)
Mike McCormack, Yale (So., West Islip, N.Y.)
Jason Noble, Cornell (So., Orangeville, Ontario)
Paul Pate, Harvard (Jr., Manhasset, N.Y.)

* - Unanimous selection
^ - due to ties in voting the team was expanded to 13 players