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Ivy League Announces
1997 All-Ivy Teams

Tom McLaughlin '98 is Ivy League Player of the Year.   He and Ricky Le are named to the First All-Ivy Team.

Last season, Will Kohler became the first-ever Ivy Player of the Year choice from Harvard. He now has company on that list. The League's leading scorer for the past two years, Crimson captain Tom McLaughlin, was named the 1997 Player of the Year, as the complete All-Ivy men's soccer team was announced today.

McLaughlin, who totaled 32 points (12g, 8a) this season, was a unanimous choice the first team for the second straight year. Joining him as a first team All-Ivy forward was Cornell's Richard Stimpson, the first player in school history to garner Rookie of the Year honors. The Cheshire, England native led the Big Red with 18 points (8g, 2a) this season. Besides McLaughlin, Brown'sMike Rudy and Yale's Craig Yacks were also unanimous choices. Rudy was second in the League in scoring with 26 points (8g, 10a), while Yacks set a single-season school record with 12 assists (also added two goals). Yacks' teammate on the Bulldog attack, Jac Gould, was a first team selection, finishing the season with 19 points (8g, 3a).

McLaughlin was one of three players who repeated on the first team All-Ivy list. The other two honorees both represented the defensive side. A unanimous choice to the first team, Hans Wittusen helped lead Brown to its third Ivy title in four years, while Bobby Meyer anchored a Big Green defense that allowed just three goals in League play. Joining Wittusen as a unanimous first team All-Ivy defender was Princeton's Chris Halupka. The other two first team All-Ivy selections on defense were Meyer's Dartmouth teammate, Brendan Reidy, and Ricky Le of Harvard. The first team goalkeeper was Dartmouth's Matt Nyman, who led the League in goals- against average with a 0.56 figure.

Here is the complete 1997 All-Ivy League Men's Soccer Team as selected by the League's eight head coaches:

First Team
OFFENSE:  Tom McLaughlin, Harvard (Sr., Harleysville, Pa.) *; Mike Rudy, Brown (Sr., Northport, N.Y.) *; Craig Yacks, Yale (Sr., Cincinnati, Ohio) *; Jac Gould, Yale (So., Phoenix, Ariz.); Richard Stimpson, Cornell (Fr., Cheshire, England); Chris Halupka, Princeton (Jr., Clifton, N.J.) *

DEFENSE:  Hans Wittusen, Brown (Sr., Oslo, Norway) *;  Bobby Meyer, Dartmouth (Jr., Franklin Square, N.Y.); Brendan Reidy, Dartmouth (Jr., Oyster Bay, N.Y.); Ricky Le, Harvard (Sr., Lake Forest, Calif.);
GOALKEEPER: Matt Nyman, Dartmouth (Jr., Westbrook, Conn.)
* = Unanimous selection

Second Team
OFFENSE:   Hiro Suzuki, Yale (So., San Diego, Calif.); Will Hench, Harvard (So., Marblehead, Mass.); Chris Dedicik, Dartmouth (Jr., Montreal, Que.); Phil Harris, Yale (So., Boise, Idaho); Leslie Fitzpatrick, Columbia (Fr., Port of Spain, Trin.); Chris Pedrick, Dartmouth (Jr., Somerset, England)
DEFENSE:  Ryan Smith, Brown (So., Catonsville, Md.); Sean McKenna, Cornell (Jr., Tampa, Fla.); Tom Hughes, Pennsylvania (So., Wallingford, Pa.); Russell Walker, Cornell (Sr., Newton, Mass.); Lee Williams, Harvard (Jr., Kent, England); Zach Samol, Dartmouth (Sr., Longmeadow, Mass.)

GOALKEEPER: Jordan Dupuis, Harvard (Jr., Christchurch, N.Z.)

Honorable Mention
OFFENSE:  Read Goodwin, Pennsylvania (Sr., Wyndmoor, Pa.); Rino Matarazzo, Columbia (Jr., Fair Lawn, N.J.); Justin Kerr, Princeton (So., Newport Beach, Calif.); Nick Magnuson, Dartmouth (Fr., Stillwater, Minn.).
DEFENSE:  Jason Booher, Princeton (Jr., San Antonio, Texas); Ryan Kelly, Harvard (Fr., Springfield, Mass.); Greg Smalling, Columbia (Jr., Mandeville, Jamaica); T'ui'one Faleafa, Dartmouth (Jr., Auckland, N.Z.); Brad Copeland, Pennsylvania (Sr., Coatesville, Pa.); Anthony Balsamo, Columbia (Jr., Meadowbrook, Mass.); Geoff Walker, Brown (So., Newton, Mass.); Paul Cantagallo, Harvard (So., Holland, Pa.); Andrew Lundquist, Harvard (Jr., Bethesda, Md.).
GOALKEEPER:  Matt Napoleon, Columbia (Jr., Feasterville, Pa.); Michael O'Connor, Pennsylvania (So., Springfield, Pa.).

Player of the Year -- Tom McLaughlin, Harvard (Sr., Harleysville, Pa.)

Rookie of the Year -- Richard Stimpson, Cornell (Fr., Cheshire, England)

 

 

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