PHILADELPHIA The Ivy League announced its selections to the 2007 Fall Academic All-Ivy team this week. Penn was represented by ten student-athletes. In order to qualify for Academic All-Ivy, a student-athlete must be in at least his or her second year at the institution, and boast a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 at the school.
Laura Black (Sr., Irvine, Calif.)
The senior captain concluded her collegiate volleyball career in style as she became just the fourth player in Penn volleyball history to reach the 1,000-kill milestone. Black, who finished the season with 235 kills, came up big with 14 in the Quakers’ 3-1 victory over Temple, the team’s first win over their Big 5 rival in head coach Kerry Carr’s ten-year tenure.
Nicole Black (Sr., Rosemont, Pa.)
The senior forward led the Quakers in both goals (11) and points (23) on her way to a unanimous selection as first-team All-Ivy. Her stellar play also earned recognition as second-team NFHCA Division I All-Region. Her four game-winning goals were tops in the league.
Brian Brazinski (Sr., Basking Ridge, N.J.)
The senior 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.
Leah Brogan (Jr., Toms River, N.J.)
The junior posted an impressive third season running for the Red and Blue. Her highest finish of the season was at the Delaware Invite where she finished fourth with a time of 22:44. In addition, she finished 14th at the Heptagonal Championships with a personal best time of 18:03.6. She ended the season with a selection as second-team All-Ivy.
Natalie Capuano (Jr., Aston, Pa.)
The junior midfielder was a unanimous first-team All-Ivy pick for the second year in a row, and had three goals in leading the Quakers to the Ivy League championship and a berth in the NCAA College Cup.
Margaretha Ehret (Jr., Wyndmoor, Pa.)
The junior midfielder more than doubled her career point total in 2007, scoring five goals and adding six assists for 16 points on her way to second-team All-Ivy honors. She tied the Penn single-game record for assists when she recorded three at Brown (10/27).
Bryan Goldberg (Sr., Haddonfield, N.J.)
Goldberg was selected first-team All-Ivy following an impressive finish to the season. He was Penn’s top finisher at both Pre-Nationals (92nd overall) and at the NCAA Regionals (28th overall). He concluded his senior season with a seventh-place finish at the Heptagonal Championships with a time of 25:51.1.
Reid McEwen (Sr., New Milford, Conn.)
A first-team All-Ivy selection, McEwan posted three top-six finishes for Penn in the fall. He placed second at the Fordham Invitational, leading Penn to the team title. At the Paul Short Invitational in Bethlehem, Pa., he finished sixth. He concluded his season with a fourth-place run at the Heptagonal Championships.
Andrew Migdail (Sr., Chevy Chase, Md.)
The senior captain was twice named All-CSFL, earning second-team honors in 2006 and first-team honors in 2007 for his work anchoring the defensive line. He led the Quakers with three sacks and six tackles for loss in 2007.
Keith Vereb (Sr., Bowie, Md.)
Keith leaves Penn as a three-time All-Ivy selection. He was a contributor from the beginning missing just one start in 47 matches in the Red and Blue. He scored 12 goals and four assists from his defensive position. A clutch player, Vereb has made goal line saves and scored three game-winners. Two more of his goals sent matches to overtime, including a late-game free kick against Penn State this season. He is majoring in political science.