2011 All-Ivy League Teams and Player Awards

Wiedmaier was a unanimous first-team All-Ivy selection, making him the 11th three-time first-team All-Ivy men's lacrosse player in Princeton history and first since Ryan Boyle was honored for the third time in 2004. Schreiber was also a first-team All-Ivy selection, making him the fifth freshman to be a first-team selection. He was also named the Ivy League Rookie of the Year.

Should Wiedmaier be honored again next year, he'd become the first four-time first-team pick in school history. Schreiber could match that with three more first-team designations - something that the first three freshmen honored did not do.

Only one player in Ivy history - Cornell's Max Siebald - has been a four-time first-team All-Ivy selection, though Cornell junior Rob Pannell joined Wiedmaier in earning first-team All-Ivy honors for the third straight time. Pannell was also the unanimous Player of the Year.

In all Princeton had five players earn All-Ivy League honors. Joining Wiedmaier and Schreiber on the first team was junior goalie Tyler Fiorito, a unanimous pick for the second straight year. Defenseman Long Ellis and longstick midfielder John Cunningham were second-team selections.

Wiedmaier, a junior defenseman, was part of a defensive unit that allowed 7.67 goals per game, a total better than Princeton's 1992 NCAA championship team and less than three-tenths of a goal per game off four of Princeton's other NCAA title teams. Among his season highlights was holding Johns Hopkins' leading scorer, Zach Palmer, without a goal, assist or even shot, as well as limiting Pannell to one goal and one assist (Pannell added a late goal when Wiedmaier was not on him). In fact, in five career matchups with Pannell, Wiedmaier has led a defense that has limited the Big Red attackman to four goals on 44 shots.

Fiorito had the best season of his career, with a .615 save percentage that ranks third in Division I. He also finished the season with 16 saves against Harvard and then a career-high 20 against Cornell. Fiorito played every minute of every game for Princeton. He had at least 10 saves nine times and at least 14 saves six times.

Schreiber came to Princeton as the No. 2 recruit in the country and was as good as advertised, as he became the first Princeton freshman ever to lead the team in goals and assists. In fact, he became just the fourth player in the last 25 years to do so, regardless of class.

Schreiber had four goals at Johns Hopkins in a win over the Blue Jays, and his three-goal, three-assist effort against Rutgers brought the Tigers back from five goals down to win the game 11-10. He was a three-time Ivy Rookie of the Week.

Ellis, a senior defenseman, led the team with 16 caused turnovers, including three against Harvard. Ellis also had the first two points of his career in his final three games, with a goal at Gillette Stadium against Dartmouth and an assist at Cornell last weekend.

A second-team selection for the second-straight year, Ellis held North Carolina's Billy Bitter without a goal or assist and held Hopkins' Chris Boland to a single goal, which came in the fourth quarter with Princeton up 8-1. Boland and Bitter are two of the top attackmen in the country.

Cunningham, a junior captain, had multiple caused turnovers in half of Princeton's 12 games. He was also second on the team in ground balls. One of the top longstick midfielders in the country, Cunningham also had an assist against Cornell.

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Senior attackman Dean Gibbons and junior midfielder Kevin Vaughan of No. 17 Harvard have been named to the All-Ivy League first team, the conference announced Tuesday. Gibbons was tabbed to the first team unanimously, while junior defenseman Paul Pate and freshman attackman Daniel Eipp garnered honorable mention.

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2011-05-03



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