2011 All-Ivy League Teams and Player Awards

PRINCETON, N.J. For the second straight year, Cornell's Rob Pannell has been selected as the unanimous Ivy League Player of the Year and a first-team All-Ivy selection, as was voted on by the conference's seven head coaches. Joining Pannell on the first team is junior midfielder Roy Lang and senior defender Max Feely, while senior attackman David Lau was named second team. The sophomore defensive duo of Jason Noble and Mike Bronzino are both honorable mention All-Ivy selections.

Pannell is the 16th Big Red player in men's lacrosse program history to earn Player of the Year honors and is just the second Cornellian to win the award twice in his career, joining Eamon McEneaney (1975, '77). The Tewaaraton Trophy nominee currently leads the nation in points per game (5.46) and assists per game (2.85), while ranking fifth overall in goals per game (2.62). Pannell was named the Ivy League Player of the Week four times and is on the verge of moving into Cornell's top-10 lists for single-season points, goals and assists. He is also the first Big Red player since 2001 to lead Cornell in points, goals and assists in the same season.

Lang earns his first-ever All-Ivy selection as a unanimous choice for the first-team. He is the leading scoring midfielder in the conference and ranks third on the team in both goals (22) and points (28). A solid two-way player and a crucial part of the Big Red's face-off unit, Lang has also picked up 24 ground balls and has caused four turnovers. Lang also leads the team with four game-winning goals, including a dramatic overtime tally against Penn on March 26.

A preseason All-American, Feely earns the first All-Ivy first-team honor of his career, after being an honorable mention selection a season ago. One of the top one-on-one defenders in the nation, Feely is the cornerstone of Cornell's young defensive unit. He has picked up 20 ground balls and has caused nine turnovers on the season.

Lau, also an honorable mention selection a year ago, was named second-team All-Ivy following a breakout senior campaign. After making the move from the midfield to the attack in Cornell's fifth game of the season, Lau has gone on to record career highs in goals (22), assists (13) and points (35). A shifty player with great speed, Lau was named the Ivy League and the Nike National Player of the Week after leading Cornell to a 13-12 victory at Harvard on April 9.

Noble and Bronzino both earn the first All-Ivy accolades of their careers, as the pair were named honorable mention. Together with Max Feely, they make up one of the top defensive units in the country, allowing just 8.38 goals per game. Both Noble and Bronzino rank 25th in the country with 1.69 caused turnovers per game, with Noble ranking 34th overall in ground balls per game (4.62), while Bronzino is 64th overall (3.46).

The Big Red ended the regular season with an 11-2 record overall and a mark of 6-0 in the Ivy League, achieving the 16th undefeated conference season in program history. Cornell earned the top seed in the upcoming Ivy League tournament and will play host to fourth-seed Yale on Friday, May 6 at 8:00 p.m.

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[ The complete list of honorees appears at the end of this post. ]

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With the announcement of the 2011 All-Ivy League men's lacrosse team, Chad Wiedmaier finds himself in an elite group of 11 Princeton men's lacrosse players all-time. Tom Schreiber is in his own group, one that goes five deep. If all goes well for both, in a few years they will combine to be their own group.

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