Thursday, March 12, 2009

In other News...

Lou Miller stars in two sports (CREDIT: Columbia Athletics)

Returning 1st Time All Ivy defensive lineman Lou Miller could get an at large bid for the NCAA Wrestling Tournament after placing an impressive 3rd overall at the EIWA tournament last weekend.

Miller finished 22-11 overall this season despite having a lot less prep time for wrestling because of football. One can only expect Lou to be even more ready for the 2009 football season and stronger too after this quick turnaround experience.

Remember, Miller was my defensive and overall team MVP for 2008 as he led the team and the Ivies in sacks and tackles for a loss. Any improvement over last season would make him a Columbia legend!

Basketball's Year

I'm still hurting from the buzzer-beating three that gave Penn the win over the Lions in basketball Saturday night. And it's also a little sad to see only one Lion, Jason Miller, get any recognition on the All Ivy team.

But I do want to emphasize the positives here: 1) The team was picked to finish 6th and came in tied for 4th. 2) With all the injured players, it's amazing the Lions did as well as they did. 3) It sounds cliche, but it really looks good for next year with players like Patrick Foley, Asenso Ampim, Noruwa Agho, and Brian Grimes coming back hopefully healthy.

The women's All Ivy team should be announced soon, and we certainly expect standout Lion sophomore Judie Lomax to be recognized prominently.


At Thu Mar 12, 03:38:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about Niko Scott? He could be our best player.

At Thu Mar 12, 04:16:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And it's Brian Grimes

At Thu Mar 12, 04:16:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Max Puro said...

It's Brian Grimes.

At Thu Mar 12, 04:27:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Bulger will emerge as a top player. But we still need to recruit a sharp-shooting guard who can really hit the threes, especially with Matsui gone. Anyone hear any news about Steve Frankoski from St. Benedict's?

At Thu Mar 12, 08:11:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lions have nothing to hang their heads about, they beat pretty much everyone at least once accept for Cornell, and nearly swept Penn. For a team with that much bad luck with injuries, they played really well. Joe Jones deserves to be commended.

At Fri Mar 13, 01:11:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

At this time last year we were afraid that JJ was going to leave, that the cupboard was bare, and that this would be an Armond Hill season. Yet this year's team was better in virtuallly every respect than our last few teams and came up with the same 7-7 record in the league. Why? Better team chemistry and better coaching? Excellent contributions from a few first years? Jason Miller's emergence?

At Fri Mar 13, 02:53:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That and a mental and physical toughness that was missing in previous years.


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