PHILADELPHIA - The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) have announced their ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District teams for football, and the University of Pennsylvania is represented with three players on the University Division District II squad -- seniors Nick Cisler and Patrick Kimener, and junior Tyson Maugle.
In earning first-team all-district honors, all three players will be on the ballot to earn a spot on the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Team. As with all-district, that team will be selected by a vote of CoSIDA members.
Penn is one of just two teams in District II to put three players on the University Division Academic All-District squad; Penn State led the way with four. In fact, only three other teams -- Duquesne, Monmouth, and Delaware State -- had two players voted in. University Division District II includes all of the Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division I-A) and Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA) from the states of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, as well as Washington, D.C.
Cisler -- a fullback from Grand Rapids, Mich. who is one of this year’s captains -- is currently tied for second on the team with 20 receptions, totaling 152 yards. Working mostly as a blocking back for first-team All-Ivy tailback Joe Sandberg, Cisler has had four rushes for 12 yards this season. He was an honorable mention All-Ivy pick in 2006.
Kimener -- a safety from Grayslake, Ill. who is also a captain of this year’s Penn team -- is third on the team with 47 tackles (27 solo, 20 assisted). He is tied for second on the team with two interceptions and five pass breakups.
Maugle -- a cornerback from Duncansville, Pa. -- leads the Quakers with 34 solo tackles this season and is second with 48 overall (including 3.5 tackles for loss). He also has an interception, is tied with Kimener for second on the team with five pass breakups, and has one sack for 15 yards. As a sophomore in 2006, Maugle was an honorable mention All-Ivy pick.
Penn is 3-5 overall, 2-3 in the Ivy League. The Quakers are at Harvard this Saturday at 12:30 p.m., and will close out the 2007 season next Saturday with Cornell at Franklin Field at 1 p.m.
2007 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 2 Team
Punter -- Greg Veteto, U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY (Gr., Corpus Christi, Texas)
Quarterback -- Scott Knapp, DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY (Jr., Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Receiver -- Brendan Circle, PRINCETON UNIVERSITY (Sr., Villa Park, Calif.)
Receiver -- Jordan Norwood, PENN STATE UNIVERSITY (Jr., State College, Pa.)
Tight End -- Matt Sherry, VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY (Gr., Rumford, R.I.)
Running Back -- Kyle Van Fleet, GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY (Sr., Williamsport, Pa.)
Running Back -- Nick Cisler, UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (Sr., Grand Rapids, Mich.)
Offensive Line -- Gerald Cadogan, PENN STATE UNIVERSITY (Sr., Portsmouth, Ohio)
Offensive Line -- Mike Byrne, DELAWARE, UNIVERSITY OF (Sr., Lititz, Pa.)
Offensive Line -- Andrew Musick, MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY (Jr., Ewing, N.J.)
Offensive Line -- Nick Richmond, DELAWARE STATE UNIVERSITY (Jr., Lampeter, Pa.)
Offensive Line -- Matt Stansfield, DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY (Sr., Meadville, Pa.)
Kicker -- Peter Gaertner, DELAWARE STATE UNIVERSITY (Gr., Berlin, Germany)
Defensive Back -- Tyson Maugle, UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (Jr., Duncansville, Pa.)
Defensive Back -- Patrick Kimener, UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (Sr., Grayslake, Ill.)
Defensive Back -- Mark Rubin, PENN STATE UNIVERSITY (Sr., Amherst, N.Y.)
Linebacker -- Brandon Renkart, RUTGERS UNIVERSITY (Sr., Piscataway, N.J.)
Linebacker -- Reed Williams, WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY (Jr., Moorefield, W.Va.)
Linebacker -- Sean Lee, PENN STATE UNIVERSITY (Jr., Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Defensive Line -- Mark Szymanski, ROBERT MORRIS UNIVERSITY (So., Cadogan, Pa.)
Defensive Line -- Ryan Walsh, BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY (Sr., Turnersville, N.J.)
Defensive Line -- Kevin Walsh, MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY (Jr., Mt. Laurel, N.J.)