Cartwright gets second-team All-Ivy, Hicks gets honorable mention

Now that the 2012-13 Ivy slate is history, it's time for the honors to start rolling in.

Penn was represented by two players in the All-Ivy teams that the Ivy League announced today - Miles Cartwright and Tony Hicks.

Cartwright finished the season ranked fifth among Ivy players with 13.5 points per game. His 4.1 assists per game were good for second in Ivy play as well. The junior guard also ranked ninth in minutes per game in Ivy play at 34.0. Cartwright was one of six players to earn a second-team All-Ivy selection.

Hicks, meanwhile, earned one of five honorable mentions. The freshman guard averaged 15.3 points per contest in Ivy play - good for third in the conference. Hicks also ranked in the top 10 in Ivy games in free throw percentage and three-point field goal percentage.

Meanwhile, Princeton’s senior forward Ian Hummer was the coaches’ selection as the Ivy League Player of the Year, and Harvard freshman guard Siyani Chambers was a unanimous selection as the Ivy League Rookie of the Year.

This season marks the first time since 2008-09 that no Penn player was named first-team All-Ivy after Zack Rosen earned that honor for 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12.


Five Penn players named first team All-Ivy

The Ivy League office today announced its All-Ivy teams, and five Penn players were named to the first team: DL Brandon Copeland, P Scott Lopano, OL Joe Bonadies, LB Dan Davis and DB Sebastian Jaskowski.

This is Copeland's third time on the first-team, something only 39 other players have done in the past (Brown DB AJ Cruz also earned his third first-team nod). He has a shot at being named one of the defensive finalists for Ivy Player of the Year, which will be announced next Tuesday.

None of Penn's first-team picks were unanimous selections. Also, Penn was outdone in first-team picks by Harvard, which had 10 first team All-Ivy nods and 19 total.

Eight others were named to the second team or honorable mention. Click the jump to see those: Continue reading

Penn football earns 4 first-team All-Ivy picks

The Ivy League announced its football honors today, and four Quakers made first-team All-Ivy — two of which were unanimous selections.

Senior linebacker Erik Rask and offensive lineman Greg Van Roten were Penn's first unanimous selections to the All-Ivy team since Chris Mizell and Sean Estrada in 2006.

Wide receiver Ryan Calvert was named first-team after a breakout year with 58 receptions for 641 yards, becoming quarterback Billy Ragone's favorite target this season. He had 65 total yards on six catches in his career before this season.

Junior defensive lineman Brandon Copeland was a first-team pick for the second-consecutive year.

Other Quakers getting honors: senior defensive lineman Jared Sholley (2nd team), senior defensive back Matt Hamscher (2nd team), junior offensive lineman Joe Bonadies (honorable mention), junior running back Brandon Colavita (HM) and senior tight end Luke Nawrocki (HM).

The full Ivy honors list is after the jump. Continue reading

Field hockey freshmen named All-Ivy

Freshman Alex Iqbal was named Second-Team All-Ivy

All-Ivy honors were announced today in field hockey, with two Penn players being named to the award — Alex Iqbal (Second Team) and MaryRose Croddick (Honorable Mention). Both are freshmen.

Alex Iqbal started all 17 games this season and finished tied for second on the team in goals, with five. All five goals were scored in the team's final five games, including a hat trick against Appalachian State on Oct. 16. She also added two assists and was tied for second on the team in shots, with 32.

MaryRose Croddick also started all 17 games for the Quakers this year and was a part of the improved defense that allowed 20 fewer goals this season than in 2010. Before the awards were announced, coach Colleen Fink was hopeful Croddick would be considered for Ivy Rookie of the Year.

Iqbal and Croddick are two of a class of eight total freshmen on a rebuilding Penn squad. Of the team's top five scorers this year, three were freshmen (including Iqbal) and the leading scorer, Julie Tahan, is a sophomore. The team finished the season with a 4-13 record overall, 2-5 in Ivy play, but improved greatly over last season's last place Ivy finish. The team wrapped up its season this past Friday against Princeton, who claimed its 17th Ivy title in 18 years and won its opening NCAA Tournament game against Rider, 1-0, yesterday.