PHILADELPHIA – The Ivy League has announced the 2014 All-Ivy teams in men’s lacrosse, and the University of Pennsylvania had two players chosen first-team and five voted overall by the Ancient Eight coaches.
Seniors Brian Feeney (goalie) and Zack Losco (midfield) were both named first-team All-Ivy for the second year in a row. They are Penn’s first two-time first-team All-Ivy players since Ryan Taylor in 1992-93, and the last time Penn had two players earn first-team All-Ivy more than once on the same team was 1987 (Chris Flynn and John Shoemaker).
Feeney has enjoyed another stellar campaign between the pipes for the Quakers; he enters this weekend’s Ivy League Tournament leading the Ivies and 14th nationally in save percentage (.552). Feeney also is 11th nationally in saves per game (11.00) and 17th in goals-against average (9.00), having played all but 58 seconds in goal this season. Feeney has eight double-figure save games this season, and eight games where his save percentage has been above 50 percent.
A first-line midfielder, Losco is second on the team in goals (17), assists (12) and points (29). He is the only Penn player to have recorded a point in every game this season; in fact, he has a 21-game point-scoring streak that dates back to last season. Losco has had two four-point games (against Dartmouth and St. John’s) and four three-point games (including Ivy foes Brown and Harvard).
Senior defenseman Maxx Meyer was named second-team All-Ivy, the second time he has been so honored by the coaches. (He also was an honorable mention All-Ivy pick last year). Meyer has been a four-year stalwart on Penn’s defense, and this season he is tied for the team lead in caused turnovers (19) as well as fourth on the squad with 31 ground balls.
Senior long-stick middie Alex Blonsky and junior defenseman Matt McMahon both received honorable mention All-Ivy recognition, the first All-Ivy honor for both players. Blonsky has four points on the season (3 goals, 1 assist), and also has two caused turnovers and 18 ground balls. McMahon, who often matches up the opponent’s top offensive threat, is tied with Meyer for the team lead in caused turnovers (19) and has 23 ground balls.
Penn (9-3, 4-2 Ivy League) is the third seed in this weekend’s Ivy League Tournament, which starts Friday night at Harvard Stadium in Cambridge, Mass. The Quakers will face No. 2 seed Cornell in the first semifinal at 5 p.m., followed by the top-seeded Crimson and No. 4 seed Yale at 8 p.m. Friday’s winners will meet in the final on Sunday at noon. Friday’s semifinals will be televised live on ESPN3.com, while Sunday’s final will air live on ESPNU.