PHILADELPHIA – The Ivy League office announced its 2006 Fall Academic All-Ivy honorees on Wednesday, November 29. To be recognized, a student-athlete must be a starter or key reserve on an officially recognized varsity team, with a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average.
The 10 student-athletes recognized from Penn were Daniel Cepero (men’s soccer), Michael D’Angelo (sprint football), Ian Foley (men’s cross country), Mike Loguidice (sprint football), Tyson Maugle (football), Laura Black (volleyball), Nicole Black (field hockey), Leah Brogan (women’s cross country), Natalie Capuano (women’s soccer) and Elizabeth Schlossberg (field hockey).
A unanimous first-team All Ivy selection, senior Daniel Cepero marked a 9-4-2 record this season and became Penn’s all-time leader in shutouts (23). In 1422:44 minutes in goal during the 2006 season, Cepero posted an impressive 0.76 goals-against average and had a .826 save percentage. He defended the net in five overtime games and allowed a goal in just one. He is enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences as a history major.
Sophomore Michael D’Angelo, a first-team All-CSFL selection, saw action on both sides of the ball in all six games for the sprint football team. As a wide receiver, he had 25 catches for 329 yards and three touchdowns. D’Angelo also had 12 carries for 58 yards, and went 6-of-9 for 70 yards as backup quarterback. On defense, he tallied 14 solo tackles and one interception. D’Angelo is enrolled in Wharton.
Senior Ian Foley scored in all six races this season for the men’s cross country team. He was the top Penn finisher at the Fordham Invite and finished 12th overall at Ivy Heptagonals. He ran a season-best 25:08 on the five-mile Heps course. In the 10K races, he peaked at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional with a time of 31:36 and a 35th place finish. Foley is enrolled in Wharton with a finance concentration.
Senior quarterback Mike Loguidice ended his final season on the sprint football team as a two-time record holder. In addition to holding the school’s single-season passing mark with 1,286 yards, he also became the school’s career passing yardage leader with 2,693 career yards. Loguidice ended the season with 11 touchdowns and 880 passing yards. He was selected first-team All-CSFL as a punter, and earned second-team honors at quarterback. Loguidice is enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences as a biochemistry major.
Tyson Maugle had a break-out year as a sophomore cornerback for the football team, earning honorable mention All-Ivy honors. He racked up 52 tackles, and his pass defense was among the nation's elite. Maugle had three interceptions and 13 pass break-ups, and finished second in the nation in passes defended. The defensive back also had two sacks, and forced and recovered fumbles. Maugle is enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Laura Black, a second-team All-Ivy selection, led the Quakers with 276 kills, including 174 kills in Ivy League matches. She also tallied 231 digs and 69 blocks. The right side hitter registered double digits in kills in 12 matches, including seven of her final eight. Black reached a career high with 22 kills in Penn's 3-2 win over Dartmouth on Oct. 27.
Junior midfielder Nicole Black was a key force on offense for the Penn field hockey team this season. A second-team All-Ivy selection, she saw action in all 17 games for the Quakers. Black was also the team’s leading scorer, with eight goals, including the tying goal in the last seven seconds against an undefeated Princeton squad to send the game into overtime. Black was a key component in Penn’s 6-0 record in the month of October. She is enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences as a communications major.
Leah Brogan scored in all six races for Penn this season. She ran a season-best time of 21:12 at the 6K Lafayette Invite and finished 11th overall. Her top placement was sixth overall at the Fordham Invite (Sept. 9). Brogan is a sophomore enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Natalie Capuano was a stalwart in the midfield for the women's soccer team, garnering first-team All-Ivy honors as a sophomore captain this fall. She scored one goal this season and assisted on another as the Quakers finished 8-5-3 overall. A second-team All-Ivy and soccerbuzz.com Regional All-Freshman selection in 2005, Capuano is enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Senior goalie Elizabeth Schlossberg has been the backbone of the field hockey team for the past four years. In her senior season, she was an honorable mention All-Ivy selection, as she had three shutouts and 72 saves in her 16 starts. Schlossberg is a two-time first-team All-Ivy selection, including a unanimous selection her sophomore year. This is her second Academic All-Ivy honor. Schlossberg is enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences as an English major.