PHILADLEPHIA - After a season which saw the Penn sprint football team compile a 6-1 record and take dead-aim at history throughout the fall, the Quakers took time to celebrate the 2010 campaign with teammates, coaches, parents and friends on Dec. 12 at the Hall of Flags in Houston Hall.
The highlight of the banquet - officially speaking, of course - was the team presenting the University with three championship trophies from the 2010 season - the Allegiance Bowl championship trophy, the CSFL championship trophy and the William R. Wagner Trophy as Ivy League champs.
If you ask the players, however, the highlight may very well have been the time spent at the podium by 2010 captains Mike Bagnoli, Sam Biddle, Todd Busler and Zak Klinvex. The quartet of leaders an down the many memories from countless practices, bus trips and meetings spent with players and coaches as the group remembered just how tight-knit the sprint football team is.
In addition, the team presented the 26 Quakers who were named All-CSFL with their plaques commemorating their achievements on the field as Penn won its fourth League crown. Included in the all-league honors was Bagnoli receiving the CSFL Most Valuable Player Award - the sixth time a Quakers has earned the award.
Coach Bill Wagner and his staff also presented team awards as voted on by the players. Recipients of the 12 team awards included:
Outstanding Player Awards (By Position):
Dan Doheny Award as Outstanding Offensive Lineman: Matt Manin
Dr. Paul M. Mitchell Award as Outstanding Defensive Lineman: Gage O'Connell
Timothy Ortman Award as Outstanding Offensive Back/Receiver: Mike Bagnoli
Robert J. Mongeluzzi Award as Outstanding Defensive Lineman/Linebacker: Zak Klinvex and Mike Paci
Thomas Stilwell Award as Outstanding Freshman:
Most Improved Player Award
Offense: Matthew Wetherall
Defense: Alexander Starr
Special Teams Award:
Benjamin Wagner Spirit Award: