Blechman Honored for Success in the Classroom

Philadelphia – Penn lacrosse junior Andrew Blechman was named to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District II team. Blechman is a philosophy, political science and economics major and will enter his senior year and final lacrosse season with the Quakers when classes resume in the fall.

Earlier this month it was announced that Blechman had 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.

Blechman will head a quartet of captains when the team returns 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

Written by Mat Kanan, associate director of athletic communications