Monday, June 14, 2010

Catch Up Monday

And the winner is...

Cornell has released it's list and bios for incoming football freshman. They even included videos for each player.

At first glance, it appears the Big Red went for size a little more than most of the other Ivy schools that emphasized speed this year.

But the bigger story is that there is probably no other team in the Ivies that will lean on its incoming frosh more than Cornell. With a new coaching staff and very few returning skill players, a lot of these young kids could be playing and even starting in just about three months. Stay tuned.

Countdown Clock is Winding!!!

One of my favorite highlights of summer, the countdown to kickoff clock they put on the is back and counting down on the homepage.

But you have even less time to renew your season tickets and guarantee the same seats you enjoyed in 2009. The deadline is June 30th actually.

Let's reward the returning players who did so much to give the Lions a much-improved season last year with news of increased season ticket sales over the summer.

Top Columbia All Ivy Feeder High School

There have been dozens of Columbia All Ivy players since the league was officially formed in 1956. And yet, very few high schools have sent more than one future All Ivy player to the Lions.

In fact, the top Columbia All Ivy feeder school has sent just three of those players to Morningside Heights.

What school is it?

How many of you would have guessed Saint Mary’s College HS in Berkeley, CA? This is a school that didn't even send any players to Columbia until Jason Bivens came to CU in 1995.

But it gets better.

Saint Mary's has a PERFECT RECORD with all three of the players it has sent to Columbia making All Ivy. The other two were Norman Hayes ‘00 and Matt Himelstein ‘02.

But a special mention has to go to Classical HS in Springfield, MA. Classical has sent three documented players to Columbia over the years, including All Ivy standouts Mike Evans ‘74 and Jesse Parks ‘73. But the third, the great Venton Yablonski '46 played before the Ivy League was officially formed.

Here is the list of all the multiple All Ivy Columbia feeder high schools:

Saint Mary’s College HS (Berkeley, CA)-3

Cardinal Hayes HS (The Bronx, NY)-2

Cardinal Mooney HS (Youngstown, OH)-2

Choate-Rosemary Hall (Wallingford, CT)-2

Classical HS (Springfield, MA)-2

Greenwich HS (Greenwich, CT)-2

La Costa Canyon HS (Carlsbad, CA)-2

Milford Academy (New Berlin, NY)-2

Nutley HS (Nutley, NJ)-2

Saint Joseph’s School (West New York, NJ)-2

Saint Joseph’s Collegiate Institute (Buffalo, NY)-2

Saint Xavier HS (Cincinnati, OH)-2

Stuyvesant High School (New York, NY)-2

W.H. Burges HS (El Paso, TX)-2

Xaverian Brothers School (Westwood, MA)-2

I consider Saint Mary's being the top school as a very positive sign in many ways. Mostly because it proves that the newest recruiting gems could be "hiding" in some school and conference where no Ivy school has successfully recruited before.

Who says Columbia can't be the first?


At Tue Jun 15, 09:09:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Posting videos of the recruits is classy. The BR seems to have time, money, resources that no other Ivy shows. They had videos of JV FB games on their page a few years ago, one of which was a Lion win up there.

At Tue Jun 15, 09:23:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Incoming freshman, Duncan Dickerson, was listed as a center/long snapper on the roster of the Texas High School All-Star Team that routed the Louisiana High School All-Star Team last Saturday night in the Bayou Bowl. Anyone know how Duncan did during the game?

At Tue Jun 15, 10:40:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To my knowledge only 2 Fort Wayne players have ever been recruited. They both came the same year and both received Ivy accolades. It surprizes me that without DiFlippo, no one has been back.

At Tue Jun 15, 10:46:00 PM GMT+7, Blogger Jake said...

Yes, but the two Fort Wayne players went to different high schools in that city. Mike Brune was from Concordia Lutheran HS and Jon Rocholl went to R. Nelson Snider HS.

At Tue Jun 15, 11:31:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...



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