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LFN's Preseason Patriot League Team, 2010

Remember when there weren't any preseason teams for the Patriot League, and there was a dearth of coverage of I-AA and FCS football?

It seems hard to fathom now, with the Sports Network issuing a flurry of different columns on everything from the top FCS players at all positions (of which senior OL Will Rackley is listed) to a piece on the best matchups during the 2010 season (in which "The Rivalry" features, and a reminder that Lehigh won last year 27-21 in overtime).  Add to that Phil Steele's 2010 All-Patriot League team, and you have plenty to chew on before the start of the football season.

Last year, I published my own All-Patriot League team for the first time - as I saw that the Patriot League themselves did not issue one. I decided to make it a yearly thing - so, below the flip, please enjoy my picks for the preseason all-Patriot League team, first and second team. (more)



First Team Offense
QB Greg Sullivan, Colgate, Sr.
RB Nate Eachus, Colgate, Jr.
RB Xavier Martin, Fordham, Sr.
WR Mark Layton, Lafayette, Sr.
WR Bill Edger, Holy Cross, Sr.
WR Luke Chmielenski, Holy Cross, Sr.
TE Stephen Skelton, Fordham, Sr.
OL William Rackley, Lehigh, Sr.
OL Robert Kubacki, Fordham, Jr.
OL Anthony Carter, Bucknell, Sr.
OL Ricky Clerge, Lehigh, Sr.
OL Mike McCabe, Holy Cross, Sr.

First Team Defense
DL Mude Ohimor, Holy Cross, Sr.
DL Jordan Bledsoe, Fordham, Sr.
DL Robert De La Rosa, Bucknell, Jr.
DL Andrew Schaetzke, Georgetown, Jr.
LB Michael Schmidlein, Lafayette, Sr
LB Nick Mageria, Fordham, Sr.
LB Troy Taylor, Lehigh, Sr.
LB Jimmy Thomas, Holy Cross, Jr.
DB Jarard Cribbs, Lehigh, Sr.
DB Brandon Ellis, Lafayette, Jr.
DB Akhiel White, Bucknell, Sr.
DB Anthony DiMichele, Holy Cross, Sr.

First Team Special Teams
PK Rob Dornfried, Holy Cross, Sr.
P Patrick Murray, Fordham, So.
RS John Kennedy, Lehigh, Sr.

Second Team Offense
QB J.B. Clark, Lehigh, Sr.
RB Jay Campbell, Lehigh, Sr.
RB Darryl Whiting, Fordham, Jr. 
WR Jason Caldwell, Fordham, Sr.
WR Freddie Santana, Holy Cross, Sr.
WR Mitch Bennett, Lafayette, Jr.
TE Alex Schneider, Holy Cross, Jr.
OL Vittorio Ottanelli, Colgate, Jr.
OL Keith Schauder, Lehigh, Sr.
OL Anthony Buffolino, Lafayette, Jr.
OL Lloyd Morrison, Fordham, Sr.
OL Brian Merrifield, Colgate, Jr.

Second Team Defense
DL Andrew Knapp, Lehigh, Jr.
DL Cody Connare, Lehigh, Jr.
DL John von Paris, Bucknell, Sr.
DL Doug Gerowski, Lafayette, Sr.
LB Nick Parrish, Georgetown, Sr.
LB Al Pierce, Lehigh, Sr.
LB Travis Nissley, Bucknell, Sr.
LB Sean Lamkin, Holy Cross, Sr.
DB Demitri Diamond, Colgate, So.
DB Isa Abdul El-Quddus, Fordham, Sr.
DB John Venerio, Lehigh, Sr.
DB Coree Moses, Colgate, Sr.

Second Team Special Teams
PK Davis Rodrigues, Lafayette, Sr.
P Tom Kondash, Lafayette, Sr.
RS Jarard Cribbs, Lehigh, Sr.

Comments

Anonymous said…
We enjoy your site. Thank you for the hard work you put in we appreciate it...
Anonymous said…
Hard to believe Bucknell's Josh Eden doesn't deserve a spot. He made 1st team All-PL as a soph before leaving for a Mormon mission. He's back and is bigger and stronger.
ngineer said…
No question Eden had a very good sophomore year, but he's since been out of action for two years. He may come back with a heck of a year, but then, again. Similar to anticipating Lehigh's Phil Winett who got rave reviews as a freshman on the DL, but then has suffered two back to back season ending injuries before the season every got started. Will he be the 'monster' many were projecting three years ago? Only time will tell. Great article to get the juices flowing.
Anonymous said…
Josh Eden? he stinks and Bucknell stinks
Anonymous said…
Hi Dad! Thanks for the support, but you're on the wrong blog! Hugs and kisses

Josh
Anonymous said…
Dornfried as 1st team? Did he even have a field goal attempt over 40 yards? I know he didn't make one over 39 yards, can't say I think he is very deserving. Rodriguez was an All American honorable mention as a sophmore, I think he comes back strong after a down year with a new snapper and holder. Not to mention he had a few long attempts that he missed and he still had more field goals and points then Dornfried last season.
mailman said…
wow, no kennedy on defense, guess both corners can't make the list but wouldn't trade them for any others in the league
ngineer said…
Agreed on Kennedy...LFN trying to avoid being accused of "homerism" (as opposed to Iliadism) by the Leopard contingent on AGS.(;-)
Anonymous said…
Alot of Lehigh boys making the cut.. I love it.. No excuses!

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