Andrzejewski and Blechman Earn All-Ivy Honors

Princeton - Juniors Andrew Blechman and D.J. Andrzejewski have both been named honorable mention for All-Ivy League by the Ancient Eight lacrosse coaches it was announced by the Ivy League on May 10.

"D.J. and Andy deserve all the honors theyreceive," Head Coach Brian Voelker said. "They both have worked hard to become very good lacrosse players. D.J. was our go-to guy on offense all year, and was probably the first guy every team talked about when going over their scouting reports. Andy did a great job covering some of the best attackmen in the country, and was our most consistent player all year."

Blechman earned his first All-Ivy League accolade with an honorable mention nod. A native of Potomac, Md., Blechman was assigned the tough task of shadowing the opposition’s top scoring threat during every game and did so with intensity and style. Blechman played in all 13 games, recorded 21 ground balls and had six caused turnovers in his third season with the Quakers. He was also just honored with the I.W. Burnham, II Award as the Most Outstanding Player in 2005 by Penn Lacrosse.

Tri-captain Andrzejewski is making his second-straight appearance on the All-Ivy honorable mention roster. The midfielder from Parkton, Md. led the Quakers in scoring this season with a team-high 17 goals and a team-high 11 assists for 28 points. He finished his third season with the Red and Blue with 32 goals and 27 assists for 59 career points. He had a season-high three goals against Yale on March 19 and recorded four games with four points apiece. Andrzejewski was also honored with Penn Lacrosse’s Coaches Award at the year-end banquet last weekend.

Andrzejewski and Blechman will head a quartet of captains when they return next fall for a new year of lacrosse. The Quakers, which finished the 2005 campaign with a 2-11 overall record (0-6 in the Ivy League), will serve as the host institution for the 2005 and 2006 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championships at Lincoln Financial Field. Information can be found at www.faceoffphiladelphia.com.

Written by Carla Zighelboim