Zebrack Earns Second Straight First-Team All-Ivy Honor

Complete All-Ivy Release

After a monstrous season in which he ranked near the top of the Ivy League in nearly every offensive category, Penn senior outfielder Greg Zebrack was rewarded with a first-team All-Ivy nod on Friday afternoon in a vote of the league's head coaches. Junior outfielder Ryan Deitrich (second team), senior pitcher Vince Voiro (honorable mention) and freshman catcher Austin Bossart (honorable mention) were the other members of the Quakers to earn league-wide recognition for the 2012 season.

Zebrack started 39 times in center field for the Red and Blue this year and carried much of the offensive burden for Penn, leading the team across a wide number of categories including on-base percentage (.448), slugging percentage (.657), runs (34), RBI (28), total bases (90), doubles (18), home runs (7), walks (17) and stolen bases (10). Zebrack is one of just five players in the Ivy League to go back-to-back as a first-team selection, and his totals in slugging percentage, doubles and total bases were all league highs. Perhaps a testament to how pitchers tried to work around him, Zebrack was also hit by 13 pitches, the most in the Ivies.

Fellow outfielder Deitrich exploded in the second half of the season, adding 69 points to his batting average over the final 22 games of the year to end with a team-high average of .350. Taking full advantage of his first full season in the lineup, the Spring City, Pa. native had 15 multi-hit contests, including seven games with three hits. His .614 slugging percentage, 17 doubles and 86 total bases were second both on the team and in the Ivy League to Zebrack, while his four triples led the Ancient Eight.

Behind the plate, Bossart put up respectable numbers in his first collegiate season, but it was defensively where the freshman shined. Despite the year-long wear and tear that can be inflicted on a catcher, Bossart managed to throw out 22 potential base-stealers in 2012 while picking off another five. With a bat in his hands, Bossart finished fourth on the team with a .276 batting average and .321 slugging percentage. Flashing speed on the base paths, he also tied for fourth on the squad with six stolen bases. In Penn's lone walk-off win of the season, Bossart supplied the game-winning single in a 9-8, 11-inning win over Lafayette.

On the mound, Voiro was the unquestioned ace of Penn's pitching rotation this season. At 5-3 with a 2.45 ERA that led the team and placed second in the Ivy League, Voiro gave the Quakers a chance to win every time out. A workhorse who threw five complete games and led the Ivies with 66.0 innings pitched, the senior from nearby Cherry Hill, N.J. was a consistent presence and leader for the staff. With 59 strikeouts on the year, Voiro finished third in the Ivy League in that category and managed a strikeout-to-walk ratio of better than 4:1.

While Zebrack, Voiro and six other seniors have all played their final games for the Red and Blue, a young squad that will feature only four seniors-to-be look to improve upon this season's 17-23 overall mark in 2013.

Dario Pizzano, Columbia, Jr. (Saugus, Mass.)

Zak Hermans, Princeton, Jr. (Coppell, Texas)

*Kellen Urbon, Cornell, Fr. (San Diego)

First-Team All-Ivy (14)
P - Zak Hermans, Princeton, Jr. (Coppell, Texas)
P - Connor Kaufmann, Cornell, So. (Midlothian, Va.)
P - Pat Lowery, Columbia, Sr. (Oakdale, Conn.)
RP - *Kellen Urbon, Cornell, Fr. (San Diego)
C - Sam Mulroy, Princeton, Sr. (Bethesda, Md.)
1B - Dustin Selzer, Dartmouth, So. (Houston)
2B - Jeff Reynolds, Harvard, Sr. (St. Petersburg, Fla.)
3B - Jon Eisen, Columbia, Sr. (Nashville, Tenn.)
SS - Joe Sclafani, Dartmouth, Sr. (Palm City, Fla.)
OF - Jake Carlson, Dartmouth, Sr. (The Woodlands, Texas)
OF - *Dario Pizzano, Columbia, Jr. (Saugus, Mass.)
OF - Greg Zebrack, Penn, Sr. (Northridge, Calif.)
UTL - Alec Keller, Princeton, So. (Richmond, Va.)
DH - *Ennis Coble, Dartmouth, Jr. (Atlanta)

Second-Team All-Ivy (13)
P - Mike Ford, Princeton, So. (Belle Mead, N.J.)
P - Pat Ludwig, Yale, Sr. (Okemos, Mich.)
P - Brian McAfee, Cornell, Fr. (Bothell, Wash.)
RP - Thomas Olson, Dartmouth, Fr. (Manhattan, Kan.)
C - Brandon Lee, Cornell, Sr. (Mission Viejo, Calif.)
1B - Alex Black, Columbia, Jr. (The Woodlands, Texas)
2B - J.J. Franco, Brown, So. (New York)
3B - Nick Fornaca, Brown, Fr. (San Diego)
SS - Jake McGuiggan, Harvard, So. (Hingham, Mass.)
OF - Brian Billigen, Cornell, Sr. (Carnegie, Pa.)
OF - Chris Cruz, Cornell, So. (Bay Shore, N.Y.)
OF - Ryan Deitrich, Penn, Jr. (Spring City, Pa.)
UTL - Cale Hanson, Yale, So. (Katy, Texas)

Honorable Mention All-Ivy (19)
P - Nolan Becker, Yale, Jr. (New York)
P - Matt Bowman, Princeton, Jr. (Chevy Chase, Md.)
P - Adam Frank, Dartmouth, Fr. (Gilbert, Ariz.)
P - Mitch Horacek, Dartmouth, So. (Highlands Ranch, Colo.)
P - Rick Marks, Cornell, Sr. (Big Flats, N.Y.)
P - Stefan Olson, Columbia, Jr. (Ladera Ranch, Calif.)
P - Vince Voiro, Penn, Sr. (Cherry Hill, N.J.)
C - Austin Bossart, Penn, Fr. (O'Fallon, Ill.)
1B - Kevin Fortunato, Yale, So. (Wall, N.J.)
1B - Frank Hager, Cornell, Sr. (Berkeley Heights, N.J.)
2B - Brenton Peters, Cornell, Jr. (Leesburg, Va.)
3B - Kyle Larrow, Harvard, Jr. (Carver, Mass.)
3B - Ben Swinford, Cornell, So. (Lake Oswego, Ore.)
SS - Matt Bowman, Princeton, Jr. (Chevy Chase, Md.)
OF - Nick Ferraresi, Columbia, Jr. (Wellington, Fla.)
OF - Stephen Harrington, Princeton, Jr. (Philadelphia)
OF - Jeff Keller, Dartmouth, So. (Atherton, Calif.)
OF - Will Marcal, Brown, Fr. (Lexington, Mass.)
UTL - Kevin Tatum, Cornell, Fr. (Woodbridge, Va.)
*-Unanimous selection