Philadelphia - Penn senior Nate Moffie was named second-team All-Ivy League when the conference announced its selections on May 6. The nod was the third in as many years for the Wallingford, Conn. native as Moffie was named first-team All-Ivy as a sophomore and a junior. Moffie leaves the Quakers as one of the program's most prolific hitters, finishing behind only Nick Italiano on the all-time hits list.
Once again, Moffie was the catalyst for Penn's offense this season. The outfielder led the Red and Blue in nine offensive categories en route to a .340 overall batting average and a .386 clip in League action. Moffie paced the Penn offensive attack in runs scored (30), doubles (nine), along with Bryan Graves, total bases (72), at bats (144), steal attempts (11) and stolen bases (six), as well as total plate appearances (157). Moffie was also one of only three players to start in all of Penn's 37 games this season, showing his dedication and durability.
Moffie's 49 base hits this season, team best, gives him 183 for his career, just nine short of the all-time lead of 194 set by Nick Italiano, W'03, in 2003. The Avon Old Farms graduate finishes his career with a .341 batting averages, 536 at bats, 96 RBI, 38 doubles, seven triples and 17 home runs.
The Penn baseball team finished the season with an 11-26 overall record and a7-13 mark in the Ivy League.Two-thousand and five marked the final season that Bob Seddon and Bill Wagner will roam the dug out togetheras Seddonturned in his final line up card after 34 seasons when Penn closed out the year at Cornell on April 23-24.
Written by Mat Kanan, associate director of athletic communications
2005 Baseball All-Ivy
* -- Unanimous selection
*Player of the Year: Matt Kutler, Brown (Sr., OF, Omaha, Neb.)
Pitcher of the Year: Josh Sowers, Yale (Sr., Louisville, Ky.)
Rookie of the Year: Steffan Wilson, Harvard (Fr., 3B/RP, State College, Pa.)
P -- Erik Stiller, Princeton (Jr., Bryan, Texas)
P -- Josh Sowers, Yale (Sr., Louisville, Ky.)
*RP -- Brian Kappel, Princeton (Sr., Atlanta, Ga.)
C -- Schuyler Mann, Harvard (Sr., Trumbull, Conn.)
1B -- Marc Sawyer, Yale (So., Largo, Fla.)
2B -- Paul Christian, Brown (Jr., Chapel Hill, N.C.)
*SS -- Matt Miller, Cornell (Sr., Gaithersburg, Md.)
*3B -- Steffan Wilson, Harvard (Fr., State College, Pa.)
OF -- Will Bashelor, Dartmouth (So., Bozrah, Conn.)
*OF -- Matt Kutler, Brown (Sr., Omaha, Neb.)
*OF -- Will Venable, Princeton (Sr., San Rafael, Calif.)
*DH -- Justin Ankney, Yale (So., Ft. Myers, Fla.)
*Utility -- Zak Farkes, Harvard (Jr., Boston, Mass.)
P -- Jeff Dietz, Brown (Fr., Almonte Springs, Fla.)
P -- Bill Purdy, Columbia (Fr., Bayport, N.Y.)
RP -- Steffan Wilson, Harvard (Fr., State College, Pa.)
C -- Zach Wendkos, Princeton (Jr., St. Petersburg, Fla.)
1B -- Tighe Holden, Columbia (So., Poolesville, Md.)
2B -- Seth Gordon, Cornell (Jr., Albany, N.Y.)
SS -- Morgan Brown, Harvard (Jr., Alstead, N.H.)
3B -- Matt Stone, Yale (Jr., Irvine, Calif.)
OF -- James Lowe, Brown (Sr., Asheboro, N.C.)
OF -- Nate Moffie, Penn (Sr., Wallingford, Conn.)
OF -- Lance Salsgiver, Harvard (Jr., Davison, Mich.)
Utility -- Bryan Tews, Brown (So., Park Ridge, Ill.)
Josh Bailey, Dartmouth (Sr., 2B, Lexington, Ky.); Rocky Collis, Cornell (Jr., P, Santa Monica, Calif.); Shawn Haviland, Harvard (Fr., P, Farmington, Conn); Frank Herrmann, Harvard (Jr., P, Rutherford, N.J.); Jim Hyland, Cornell (So., RP, Pittsburgh, Pa.); Sal Iacono, Princeton (So., 3B, Staten Island, N.Y.); John Janco, Yale (Jr., OF, Cannonsburg, PA); Brian Kaufman, Cornell (Fr., OF, Austin, Texas); Josh Klimkiewicz, Harvard (Jr., 1B, Lexington, Mass.); Mike Morgalis, Harvard (Sr., P, Cincinnati, Ohio); Craig Rodwogin, Columbia (So., SS, Marlboro, N.J.); Brett Rosenthal, Yale (So., RP, Irving, Texas); Andrew Salini, Princeton (Jr., OF, Andover, Mass.); Jeff Speights, Dartmouth (Sr., 1B, San Diego, Calif.); Devin Thomas, Brown (So., C, Gainesville, Fla.); Brian Zurhellen, Dartmouth (Sr., C, Placentia, Calif.).