Eight Men’s Soccer Players Earn All-Ivy Distinction

Eight Men’s Soccer Players Earn All-Ivy Distinction

Freeman and Wheeler-Omiunu were named to the first team (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Ivy League announced its annual awards on Thursday, and Harvard men's soccer led the way with eight players earning All-Ivy distinction. Senior Jake Freeman and junior Andrew Wheeler-Omiunu were chosen to the first team; sophomore Sam Brown and seniors Tim Schmoll and Evan Mendez earned second-team nods; and junior Alex Leondis, senior Michael Innocenzi and sophomore Christian Sady were named honorable mention.

Freeman led the Crimson with seven goals and 17 points, and netted three game-winners throughout the season to earn first team honors. The Melville, New York native ranked second in goals scored in the Ivy League, and was named the conference's Co-Player of the Week on Nov. 16. Freeman also earned Ancient Eight honorable mention status in 2012.

Wheeler-Omiunu was a consistent force in central midfield for the Crimson, scoring one goal and helping the team to six shutouts on the defensive end. Adding to his first team selection, the junior captain was also a first-team honoree in 2014.

A year after claiming Ivy Rookie of the Year honors, Brown collected his second-straight All-Ivy League second-team selection. The central midfielder scored one goal and ranked second on the squad with four assists.

A constant aerial threat, Schmoll recorded three goals and three assists for nine points in 2015 en route to earning second team honors. The Coppet, Switzerland native was named to the All-Ivy first team a year ago.

Leading the Ivy League in minutes played and saves, Mendez was named the second-team goalkeeper. The senior tallied five shutouts on the season, and split a sixth with classmate Joe Festa in the finale over Penn. Mendez was also named the Ivy League Player of the Week on Sept. 21.

Leondis earned honorable mention honors after starting 16 games at center back. The junior played a key role in posting six shutouts on the season, as Harvard posted a 1.08 goals-against average – a mark that decreased to 0.71 in Ivy play. The award is the first of Leondis' career.

Innocenzi ended 2015 second on the squad with five goals and 11 points, including a two-goal performance in a 2-0 shutout of Columbia Nov. 7. The winger ranked fourth in the conference in goals, and earns his first Ivy award with the honorable mention selection.

Sady was named honorable mention after tallying three goals and three assists this season. The winger tallied two goals in the season finale against Penn, and was named Ivy League Co-Player of the Week for the performance. The award is the first of Sady's career.

Harvard men's soccer wrapped up the season on Saturday, Nov. 14 with a 6-0 triumph over Penn. The Crimson posted a 9-6-2 record on the season, including a 5-2 mark in Ivy League contests.

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

*Thomas Sanner, Princeton (Sr., F - Indianapolis)

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Stefan Cleveland, Dartmouth (Sr., GK - Dayton, Ohio)

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Jack Hagstrom, Brown (Fr., D - Middleton, Wis.)
Amadu Kunateh, Dartmouth (Fr., M - Lynn, Mass.)

COACH OF THE YEAR

*Chad Riley, Dartmouth

FIRST TEAM ALL-IVY

Jack Hagstrom, Brown (Fr., D - Middleton, Wis.)
*Wyatt Omsberg, Dartmouth (So., D - Scarborough, Maine)
Patrick Barba, Princeton (Jr., D - San Diego)
Tariq Akeel, Brown (Sr., M - Rochester Hills, Mich.)
Andrew Tinari, Columbia (Jr., M - Holbrook, N.Y.)
Matt Danilack, Dartmouth (So., M - Rockville, Md.)
Andrew Wheeler-Omiunu, Harvard (Jr., M - Bellingham, Mass.)
Arthur Bosua, Columbia (So., F - Dix Hills, N.Y.)
Jake Freeman, Harvard (Sr., F - Melville, N.Y.)
*Thomas Sanner, Princeton (Sr., F - Indianapolis)
Stefan Cleveland, Dartmouth (Sr., GK - Dayton, Ohio)

SECOND TEAM ALL-IVY

Bryce Terrill, Columbia (Sr. D, - Scottsdale, Ariz.)
Liam Crotty, Cornell (Jr., D - Alpine, Calif.)
Tyler Dowse, Dartmouth (So., D - Senoia, Ga.)
Antonio Matarazzo, Columbia (Sr., M - Fair Lawn, N.J.)
Amadu Kunateh, Dartmouth (Fr., M - Lynn, Mass.)
Sam Brown, Harvard (So., M - Ann Arbor, Mich.)
Brendan McSherry, Princeton (Sr., M - Freehold, N.J.)
Matthew Chow, Brown (Fr., F - Vancouver)
Tim Schmoll, Harvard (Sr., F - Coppet, Switzerland)
Alec Neumann, Penn (Jr., F - New Hope, Pa.)
Evan Mendez, Harvard (Ballston Spa, N.Y.)

HONORABLE MENTION ALL-IVY

Tim Whalen, Brown (Sr., D - Amston, Conn.)

Alex Bangerl, Columbia (So., D - Pforzheim, Germany)
Alex Leondis, Harvard (Jr., D - Manhasset, N.Y.)
Sam Wancowicz, Penn (So., D - Fallston, Md.)
Josh Miller, Princeton (Sr., D - Portland, Ore.)
Philip Piper, Yale (Sr., D - The Woodlands, Texas)
Jack Gorab, Brown (Sr., M - Newport Beach, Calif.)
Justin Donawa, Dartmouth (Fr., M - Sandys, Bermuda)
Michael Innocenzi, Harvard (Sr., F - Franklin Lakes, N.J.)
Christian Sady, Harvard (So., M - North Andover, Mass.)

Nicky Downs, Yale (Fr., M - Fr., M - Lakeville, Conn.)
Eduvie Ikoba, Dartmouth (Fr., F - Bettendorf, Iowa)
Kyle Jackson, Columbia (Sr., GK - Paradise Valley, Ariz.)

*Unanimous Selection