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PHILADELPHIA - Penn senior Tom Grandieri was named the Ivy League Player of the Year as voted on by the league's head coaches and headlines six All-Ivy honorees, including fellow first-team selections Jeremy Maas and Dan Williams as announced by the league on Monday.
Grandieri was the Quakers' offensive catalyst and the League's most dangerous hitter in 2010, leading Penn and the Ivy League in average (.458), hits (38), runs (25) and RBI (25) within league play. The lone unanimous first-team All-Ivy selection also hit four home runs and finished third in the league with six stolen bases. Grandieri also etched his name in the record books this year, breaking the school's single-season marks for hits (71) and doubles (22). The 22 doubles also broke a 25-year-old Ivy single-season record, while his 71 hits are tied for the fourth highest total in league history. He is Penn's first Player of the Year selection since Andrew McCreery won the award in 2003 and just the fourth in school history.
Maas manned the outfield along with Grandieri this year while batting at the top of the lineup for much of the season. The junior came on strong to finish the season, hitting .350 overall, but .370 within Ivy League play. Batting at the top of the order, he finished with 27 hits in league action while also belting five home runs, eight doubles and driving in 17 RBI. Overall he finished with 43 hits, 38 runs, 11 doubles, six home runs and 25 RBI. It also marks the first All-Ivy selection for Maas.
Williams was equally impressive for the Red and Blue this year, starting all 41 games on the left side of the infield and providing a steady bat in the lineup. The junior batted .380 in Ivy play with 30 hits, 4 doubles 12 RBI and finished second in the league with 23 runs. Williams also became the first Quaker since 2003 to hit .400 in a season, finishing the year with a .403 average overall. He also added 51 runs, breaking the school record of 50 set in 1978. The third baseman had 64 hits and added 14 doubles, four home runs and 26 RBI while reaching base safely in 38 of 41 games. This marks Williams' third All-Ivy selection, as he was named to the second team each of the previous two years.
Senior reliever Reid Terry earned honorable mention status as Penn's primary late inning pitcher this season. He appeared in a school-record 23 games overall with 11 coming against Ivy League opponents. Terry finished with a 2.25 ERA in the league and 1.60 mark overall, including 16.1 scoreless innings to open the season. He concluded his season with a 4-4 record and 31 strikeouts while setting the Ivy League career for career appearances by a pitcher with 71.
Junior Will Davis achieved Ivy League honorable mention status in his third season with the Red and Blue, providing a big bat in the lineup. The starting catcher tied a school record with 12 home runs, with a league-leading seven coming in the Ivy League. He finished second on the team in Ivy play with 22 RBI and also added 20 hits, and seven doubles. He hit a career-high .281 during the season and totaled 38 hits and 37 RBI overall.
The final Quaker to received All-Ivy honors, Steve Gable received honorable mention honors for the second time in his career with his play at second base. The senior was dynamic in league play, finishing second on the team with a .386 average and nine doubles. He also had 27 hits, 18 runs, 16 RBI and finished with a .971 fielding percentage.
Penn's three first-team selections were the most since 2003, where four players achieved First-team All-Ivy status, and the 21-20 record gave the Quakers its best mark since winning 22 in 2003. The Red and Blue graduate seven seniors, including Grandieri, Terry and Gable.