Penn Has 12 Earn All-Ivy in Football

PHILADELPHIA - The Ivy League has announced its All-Ivy teams for football, and Penn was honored with 12 players receiving recognition from the conference coaches.

Penn had four players earn first-team All-Ivy, two on offense and two on defense. Senior Brian Brazinski earned his first All-Ivy honor as a Quaker, gaining first-team All-Ivy at center. Running back Joe Sandberg, who was plagued by injuries throughout the season, nevertheless made enough of an impression when healthy and earned one of the two first-team All-Ivy running back spots. On the other side of the ball, senior nose guard Naheem Harris garnered first-team All-Ivy for the second year in a row, while sophomore Chris Wynn deservedly collected first-team All-Ivy at the defensive back position.

Penn’s pair of linebackers, senior Joe Anastasio and junior Jay Colabella, were both second-team All-Ivy picks by the coaches.

Six Penn players got honorable mention recognition, including two players who will return for next season -- juniors Chris Kovalcik on the offensive line, and Tyson Maugle at defensive back. The four seniors to be honored were wide receiver Braden Lepisto, fullback Nick Cisler, defensive lineman Tom Stone, and free safety Patrick Kimener.

PENN’S FIRST TEAM HONOREES...
Brian Brazinski started every game at center for the second year in a row, and led an offensive line that spent much of the season among the national leaders in fewest sacks allowed per game.

Naheem Harrisearned first-team All-Ivy for the second-straight season. This year, the senior was a focal point of offensive lines throughout the season, yet he still finished with 29 tackles -- including seven for loss -- and had two sacks.

Joe Sandberg, like Harris,received his second first-team All-Ivy honor.Hedid sodespite missing two full games, and almost all of the Quakers’ gameat Harvard (he got injured on his first carry of the game, and made just one more rush on the day). Despite that, he averaged nearly 100 yards per outing this season (98.8), and went over the century mark five times. Sandberg ended his career with 2,231 yards, good for seventh on Penn’s all-time rushing list.

Chris Wynn finished among the national and Ivy League leaders in interceptions per game this season, pulling down five picks. He also led the Quakers with 11 passes defended, and had 28 tackles.

PENN’S SECOND-TEAM HONOREES...
Joe Anastasio, one of this year’s captains, had another stellar season at linebacker for the Quakers -- one year after gobbling up 102 tackles and earning first-team All-Ivy, he came back this season and led the Quakers with 71. Among those were seven tackles for loss.

His linebacker mate, Jay Colabella, earned his first All-Ivy honor after filling up the stat sheet this season. The junior had 46 tackles, which was fifth on the team; 3.5 sacks and 6.5 tackles for loss; an interception and two pass breakups; as well as a forced fumble and a blocked kick.

PENN’S HONORABLE MENTION HONOREES...
Nick Cisler, another of this year’s captains, received honorable mention for the second-straight season. Used primarily as a blocking back for Sandberg (and freshman Michael DiMaggio when Sandberg was hurt), Cisler also finished with 20 receptions, which tied for third on the team. He had five rushes for 15 yards. Cisler was also a CoSIDA Academic All-District selection this season.

Patrick Kimener, who joined Cisler and Anastasio as a captain, earned his first All-Ivy recognition. He finished fourth on the team with 51 tackles and had a pair of interceptions, as well as six pass breakups which was third on the squad.

Chris Kovalcik joined Brazinski on the offensive line, helping the unit finish among the national leaders in fewest sacks allowed per game. This is the junior’s first All-Ivy recognition.

Braden Lepisto received his second-straight honorable mention All-Ivy certificate after leading Penn with 50 catches for 597 yards, an 11.9 average. He also had a team-high four touchdown receptions. Lepisto finished his career with 102 catches, making him the seventh player in Penn history to reach that century mark in that category, and his 1,283 receiving yards place him eighth on the Quakers’ all-time list.

Tyson Maugle is another second-time honorable mention honoree, and he still has a year remaining. He led the Quakers with 38 solo tackles, and finished with 54 overall including four for loss and a sack. He also had two interceptions and eight pass breakups, which was second on the squad behind Wynn.

Tom Stone joined Harris on the defensive line and made it a force. He finished the season with 30 tackles (17 solo), and had 3.5 TFLs, a sack, a pass breakup, and a fumble recovery.

2007 ALL-IVY FOOTBALL
*Unanimous

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE
WR -- Buddy Farnham, Brown (Soph., Andover, Mass.) WR -- Corey Mazza, Harvard (Sr., Thousand Oaks, Calif.) WR -- Austin Knowlin, Columbia (Soph., Newington, Conn.) TE -- Langston Johnson, Yale (Sr., Los Altos, Calif.) OL -- Jeff Monaco, Yale (Sr., McDonald, Pa.) OL -- Andrew Brecher, Harvard (Sr., Needham, Mass.) OL -- Brian Brazinski, Penn (Sr., Basking Ridge, N.J.) OL -- David Paine, Harvard (Sr., South Attleboro, Mass.) OL -- James Williams, Harvard (Soph., Chestnut Hill, Mass.) QB -- Chris Pizzotti, Harvard (Sr., Reading, Mass.) RB -- *Mike McLeod, Yale (Jr., New Britain, Conn.) RB -- Joe Sandberg, Penn (Sr., Oradell, N.J.) K -- Steve Morgan, Brown (Sr., New Albany, Ohio)

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE
DL -- *Brad Bagdis, Harvard (Sr., Paxton, Mass.) DL -- Naheem Harris, Penn (Sr., Brooklyn, N.Y.) DL -- Matt Curtis, Harvard (Jr., Peabody, Mass.) DL -- Brandt Hollander, Yale (Sr., Indianapolis, Ind.) LB -- Bobby Abare, Yale (Jr., Acton, Mass.) LB -- Glenn Dorris, Harvard (Jr., Marietta, Ga.) LB -- Justin Cottrell, Dartmouth (Sr., Somers Point, N.J.) LB -- Tim Boardman, Princeton (Sr., Staten Island, N.Y.) DB -- *Steven Williams, Harvard (Sr., San Antonio, Texas) DB -- Andrew Berry, Harvard (Jr., Bel Air, Md.) DB -- Chris Wynn, Penn (Soph., Flemington, N.J.) DB -- Doug Hewlett, Harvard (Sr., Wellington, Fla.) P -- Ryan Coyle, Princeton (Jr., Princeton, N.J.)

PLAYER OF THE YEAR
*Mike McLeod, Yale (RB, Jr., New Britain, Conn.)

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Alex Gross, Columbia (LB, Fr., Kettering, Ohio)

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE
WR -- Bobby Sewall, Brown (Soph., Portsmouth, R.I.) WR -- Paul Raymond, Brown (Sr., Miami, Fla.) WR -- Brian Evans, Dartmouth (Sr., Fairfield, Texas) TE -- Colin Cloherty, Brown (Jr., Bethesda, Md.) OL -- Paul Jasinowski, Brown (Soph., Washington, D.C.) OL -- Steve Valenta, Cornell (Jr., Orland Park, Ill.) OL -- James Tull, Brown (Sr., Cincinnati, Ohio) OL -- Taylor Layman, Dartmouth (Sr., Brentwood, Tenn.) OL -- Darius Dale, Yale (Jr., Seattle, Wash.) QB -- Michael Dougherty, Brown (Jr., Davie, Fla.) RB -- Cheng Ho, Harvard (Soph., Augusta, Ga.) RB -- Rob Toresco, Princeton (Sr., Flemington, N.J.) RB -- Joe Fucillo, Yale (Sr., Rockville, Md.) K -- Alan Kimball, Yale (Sr., Olathe, Kan.)

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE
DL -- Jim Develin, Brown (Soph., Gilbertsville, Pa.) DL -- Jared Hamilton, Yale (Sr., Alpine, Utah) DL -- Kai Brown, Brown (Sr., Bellevue, Wash.) DL -- Peter Ajayi, Harvard (Jr., Brooklyn, N.Y.) LB -- Eric Schultz, Harvard (Jr., Alpharetta, Ga.) LB -- Joe Anastasio, Penn (Sr., Camp Hill, Pa.) LB -- Jay Colabella, Penn (Jr., West Harrison, N.Y.) LB -- Brady Hart, Yale (Jr., State College, Pa.) DB -- Tim Bax, Cornell (Jr., Chicago, Ill.) DB -- John Hopkins, Harvard (Sr., The Woodlands, Texas) DB -- John Pircon, Dartmouth (Sr., Whitefish Bay, Wis.) DB -- Steve Santoro, Yale (Jr., Airmont, N.Y.) P -- Jon Rocholl, Columbia (Jr., Fort Wayne, Ind.)

HONORABLE MENTION OFFENSE
WR -- Matt Luft, Harvard (Soph., Thousands Oaks, Calif.) WR -- Zac Canty, Cornell (Jr., Naperville, Ill.) WR -- Braden Lepisto, Penn (Sr., Agoura Hills, Calif.) WR -- Brendan Circle, Princeton (Sr., Villa Park, Calif.) TE -- Jason Miller, Harvard (Jr., Zionsville, Ind.) OL -- Ben Goeke, Dartmouth (Sr., Chevy Chase, Md.) OL -- Ted Sonnenberg, Cornell (Sr., Holgate, Ohio) OL -- Chris Kovalcik, Penn (Jr., Westwood, Mass.) OL -- A.J. Tracey, Brown (Sr., Midwest City, Okla.) OL -- Ty Davis, Yale (Jr., Fresno, Calif.) OL -- Brian McGuire, Cornell (Sr., Princeton Junction, N.J.) QB -- Craig Hormann, Columbia (Sr., Indianapolis, Ind.) RB -- Nick Cisler, Penn (Sr., Grand Rapids, Mich.) RB -- Noah Van Niel, Harvard (Sr., Newton, Mass.)

HONORABLE MENTION DEFENSE
DL -- Tom Stone, Penn (Sr., Harrisburg, Pa.) DL -- Kirk Porter, Yale (Sr., Silver Spring, Md.) DL -- Pete Buchignani, Princeton (Jr., Bloomington, Ill.) DL -- Chuks Obi, Harvard (Soph., Tracy, Calif.) DL -- Phillip Mitchell, Columbia (Jr., Knoxville, Tenn.) DL -- Cullen Gilchrist, Dartmouth (Sr., Dartmouth, Mass.) DL -- Carl Ehrlich, Harvard (Jr., Bethesda, Md.) DL -- Matt Koch, Princeton (Jr., Ponte Verde, Fla.) LB -- Doug Lempa, Cornell (Sr., Point Pleasant Beach, N.J.) LB -- Frank Nuzzo, Brown (Jr., Everett, Mass.) LB -- Jon May, Brown (Jr., Naples, Fla.) LB -- Graham Rihn, Cornell (Jr., Allison Park, Pa.) DB -- Patrick Kimener, Penn (Sr., Grayslake, Ill.) DB -- Darrell Harrison, Brown (Jr., New York, N.Y.) DB -- Nick Solakian, Yale (Sr., Santa Barbara, Calif.) DB -- Paul Rice, Yale (Soph., Cleveland Heights, Ohio) DB -- Tyson Maugle, Penn (Jr., Duncansville, Pa.) P -- Steve Morgan, Brown (Sr., New Albany, Ohio) P -- Tom Mante, Yale (Soph., Westford, Mass.)


BROWN
FIRST TEAM — Buddy Farnham, WR (Soph., Andover, Mass.); Steve Morgan, K (Sr., New Albany, Ohio)

SECOND TEAM — Paul Raymond, WR (Sr., Miami, Fla.); Bobby Sewall, WR (Soph., Portsmouth, R.I.); Colin Cloherty, TE (Jr., Bethesda, Md.); Paul Jasinowski, OL (Soph., Washington, D.C.); James Tull, OL (Sr., Cincinnati, Ohio); Michael Dougherty, QB (Jr., Davie, Fla.); Kai Brown, DL (Sr., Bellevue, Wash.); Jim Develin, DL (Soph., Gilbertsville, Pa.)

HONORABLE MENTION — A.J. Tracey, OL (Sr., Midwest City, Okla.); Jon May, LB (Jr., Naples, Fla.); Frank Nuzzo, LB (Jr., Everett, Mass.); Darrell Harrison, DB (Jr., New York, N.Y.); Steve Morgan, P (Sr., New Albany, Ohio)

COLUMBIA
FIRST TEAM — Austin Knowlin, WR (Soph., Newington, Conn.)

SECOND TEAM — Jon Rocholl, P (Jr., Fort Wayne, Ind.)

HONORABLE MENTION — Craig Hormann, QB (Sr., Indianapolis, Ind.); Phillip Mitchell, DL (Jr., Knoxville, Tenn.)

CORNELL
FIRST TEAM — None

SECOND TEAM — Steve Valenta, OL (Jr., Orland Park, Ill.); Tim Bax, DB (Jr., Chicago, Ill.)

HONORABLE MENTION — Zac Canty, WR (Jr., Naperville, Ill.); Ted Sonnenberg, OL (Sr., Holgate, Ohio); Brian McGuire, OL (Sr., Princeton Junction, N.J.); Doug Lempa, LB (Sr., Point Pleasant Beach, N.J.); Graham Rihn, LB (Jr., Allison Park, Pa.)

DARTMOUTH
FIRST TEAM — Justin Cottrell, LB (Sr., Somers Point, N.J.)

SECOND TEAM — Brian Evans, WR (Sr., Fairfield, Texas); Taylor Layman, OL (Sr., Brentwood, Tenn.); John Pircon, DB (Sr., Whitefish Bay, Wis.)

HONORABLE MENTION — Ben Goeke, OL (Sr., Chevy Chase, Md.); Cullen Gilchrist, DL (Sr., Dartmouth, Mass.)

HARVARD
FIRST TEAM — Corey Mazza, WR (Sr., Thousand Oaks, Calif.); Andrew Brecher, OL (Sr., Needham, Mass.); David Paine, OL (Sr., South Attleboro, Mass.); James Williams, OL (Soph., Chestnut Hill, Mass.); Chris Pizzotti, QB (Sr., Reading, Mass.); Brad Bagdis, DL (Sr., Paxton, Mass.); Matt Curtis, DL (Jr., Peabody, Mass.); Glenn Dorris, LB (Jr., Marietta, Ga.); Andrew Berry, DB (Jr., Bel Air, Md.); Doug Hewlett, DB (Sr., Wellington, Fla.); Steven Williams, DB (Sr., San Antonio, Texas)

SECOND TEAM — Cheng Ho, RB (Soph., Augusta, Ga.); Peter Ajayi, DL (Jr., Brooklyn, N.Y.); Eric Schultz, LB (Jr., Alpharetta, Ga.); John Hopkins, DB (Sr., The Woodlands, Texas)

HONORABLE MENTION — Matt Luft, WR (Soph., Thousands Oaks, Calif.); Jason Miller, TE (Jr., Zionsville, Ind.); Noah Van Niel, RB (Sr., Newton, Mass.); Carl Ehrlich, DL (Jr., Bethesda, Md.); Chuks Obi, DL (Soph., Tracy, Calif.)

PENN
FIRST TEAM — Brian Brazinski, OL (Sr., Basking Ridge, N.J.); Joe Sandberg, RB (Sr., Oradell, N.J.); Naheem Harris, DL (Sr., Brooklyn, N.Y.); Chris Wynn, DB (Soph., Flemington, N.J.)

SECOND TEAM — Joe Anastasio, LB (Sr., Camp Hill, Pa.); Jay Colabella, LB (Jr., West Harrison, N.Y.)

HONORABLE MENTION — Braden Lepisto, WR (Sr., Agoura Hills, Calif.); Chris Kovalcik, OL (Jr., Westwood, Mass.); Nick Cisler, RB (Sr., Grand Rapids, Mich.); Tom Stone, DL (Sr., Harrisburg, Pa.); Patrick Kimener, DB (Sr., Grayslake, Ill.); Tyson Maugle, DB (Jr., Duncansville, Pa.)

PRINCETON
FIRST TEAM — Tim Boardman, LB (Sr., Staten Island, N.Y.); Ryan Coyle, P (Jr., Princeton, N.J.)

SECOND TEAM — Rob Toresco, RB (Sr., Flemington, N.J.)

HONORABLE MENTION — Brendan Circle, WR (Sr., Villa Park, Calif.); Pete Buchignani, DL (Jr., Bloomington, Ill.); Matt Koch, DL (Jr., Ponte Verde, Fla.)

YALE
FIRST TEAM — Langston Johnson, TE (Sr., Los Altos, Calif.); Jeff Monaco, OL (Sr., McDonald, Pa.); Mike McLeod, RB (Jr., New Britain, Conn.); Brandt Hollander, DL (Sr., Indianapolis, Ind.); Bobby Abare, LB (Jr., Acton, Mass.)

SECOND TEAM — Darius Dale, OL (Jr., Seattle, Wash.); Joe Fucillo, RB (Sr., Rockville, Md.); Alan Kimball, K (Sr., Olathe, Kan.); Jared Hamilton, DL (Sr., Alpine, Utah); Brady Hart, LB (Jr., State College, Pa.); Steve Santoro, DB (Jr., Airmont, N.Y.)

HONORABLE MENTION — Ty Davis, OL (Jr., Fresno, Calif.); Kirk Porter, DL (Sr., Silver Spring, Md.); Paul Rice, DB (Soph., Cleveland Heights, Ohio); Nick Solakian, DB (Sr., Santa Barbara, Calif.); Tom Mante, P (Soph., Westford, Mass.)