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Lehigh Puts Eleven On All-Patriot League Teams, Two on All-Academic Teams

(Photo Credit: Express-Times)

For their end-of-the-season awards, the Patriot League released their postseason all-Patriot League teams for both academics and athletics, and unsurprisingly, Lehigh athletes put plenty of athletes on both lists.

Seven Lehigh athletes made the first team offense and defense: senior WR Ryan Spadola, senior OL Mike Vuono made it on offense, and senior DT Sajjad Chagani, senior DE Tom Bianchi, senior LB Billy Boyko, senior CB Gabe Johnson and senior FS Billy O'Brien cracked the first team.

Senior QB Mike Colvin, senior LB Sam Loughery, junior LB Nigel Muhammad and sophomore OL Ned Daryoush all made the Patriot League second team, while Spadola and senior RB Zach Barket made the more important list: the Patriot League All-Academic team.

More academic awards and athletic awards await, but congratulations on these awesome Lehigh athletes for what they've accomplished.

Major Awards
Offensive Player of the Year: Gavin McCarney, QB, Colgate
Defensive Player of the Year: Robert McCabe, LB, Georgetown
Rookie of the Year: Jamel Smith, WR/RS, Lafayette
Coach of the Year: Dick Biddle, Colgate
Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Chris Looney, Colgate

2012 All-Patriot League Football Team

First-Team All-Patriot League
Offense

QB Gavin McCarney, Colgate
RB Jordan McCord, Colgate; Carlton Koonce, Fordham
FB/HB Travis Friend, Bucknell; Ed Pavalko, Colgate
WR Mark Ross, Lafayette; Ryan Spadola, Lehigh; Brian Wetzel, Fordham
TE Dan Light, Fordham
OL Craig Capodiferro, Colgate; Brian Crockett, Colgate; Ryan Risch, Colgate; Lloyd Morrison, Fordham; Mike Vuono, Lehigh
PK Patrick Murray, Fordham
RS Kalif Raymond, Holy Cross

Defense
DL Tom Bianchi, Lehigh; Sajjad Chagani, Lehigh; Rick Lyster, Lafayette; Samuel Oyekoya, Bucknell
LB Billy Boyko, Lehigh; Robert McCabe, Georgetown; Dustin Wharton, Georgetown; Michael Martin, Fordham
DB Jeremy Moore, Georgetown; Matthew Steinbeck, Bucknell; Billy O'Brien, Lehigh; Gabe Johnson, Lehigh
P Patrick Murray, Fordham

Second-Team All-Patriot League

Offense
QB Mike Colvin, Lehigh
RB Nick Campanella, Georgetown; Ross Scheuerman, Lafayette
WR Chris Looney, Colgate; Kevin Macari, Georgetown; Gerald Mistretta, Holy Cross
TE Alex Schneider, Holy Cross
OL Luke Chiarolanzio, Lafayette; Ned Daryoush, Lehigh; James Spaly, Georgetown; Sean Whited, Holy Cross; Chris Watkins, Fordham
PK John Macomber, Holy Cross
RS Brian Wetzel, Fordham

Defense
DL Sean Sellers, Bucknell; Tracey Smith, Bucknell; Gary Acquah, Holy Cross; Nick Womack, Fordham
LB Evan Byers, Bucknell; Beau Traber, Bucknell; Patrick Friel, Colgate; Sam Loughery, Lehigh; Nigel Muhammad, Lehigh
DB Kyni Scott, Lafayette; Darius Safford, Lafayette; Jared Roberts, Lafayette; Tom Mannix, Holy Cross; Ian Williams, Fordham
P John Macomber, Holy Cross

Football Academic All-Patriot League Team
Samuel Oyekoya, Bucknell, Sr.
Chris Looney, Colgate, Sr.
Dan Light, Fordham, So.
Patrick Murray, Fordham, Sr.
Brendan Melanophy, Fordham, Sr.
Donald Rhodes, Georgetown, Sr.
Sam Jones, Holy Cross, So.
John Macomber,  Holy Cross, Jr.
Tom Mannix, Holy Cross, Sr.
Brad Bormann, Lafayette, Jr.
Greg Kessel, Lafayette, Jr.
Mark Ross, Lafayette, Jr.
Zach Barket, Lehigh, Sr.
Ryan Spadola, Lehigh, Sr.


Full release:
Patriot League All-Conference Team
Patriot League All-Aacademic Team

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