Thursday, July 09, 2009

Mountain Hawk Preseason Honors Piling Up for Cohen

Can it be that Patriot League media day is just around the corner, with Lehigh's season opener just a little over a month and a half away?

Just to whet your appetite about the upcoming Lehigh football season comes the announcement that senior LB Matt Cohen was listed as a Phil Steele preseason first team All-American and was the only Patriot Leaguer on the first team (something that will most likely be noticed by Holy Cross senior QB Dominic Randolph, who could have made a great case for inclusion). This goes with his earlier inclusion in the Consensus Draft Services' All-American list as an honorable mention. (Junior DB Jarard Cribbs also was a CDS preseason all-American, as well as Randolph, Bucknell senior S Akhiel White, Holy Cross senior CB Michael Wright, and senior LB Mark Leggerio from 'that school in Easton'.)

Also releasing their preseason all-American team was The Sports Network, where junior OL Will Rackley got third-team honors. (Randolph got second-team offensive honors along with Colgate senior WR Pat Simonds, while Bucknell senior WR Shawn Pasternak nabbed third-team offensive honors. Also, junior PK Davis Rodruguez also got second team special-team honors from "that school in Easton").

It's great to see all the preseason accolades, but it's a good time to remind the fan base that this was a 5-6 team last year that lost to 4-6 Cornell and 4-6 Princeton last year.

PROGRAMMING NOTE: I'll be posting more regularly soon - I'm wrapping up my work for the CSN Magazine and a special project I will be unleashing on the world very, very soon.
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