Tyler Fiorito and Chad Wiedmaier came to Princeton four years ago with extraordinary expectations - and then turned around and exceeded them on the lacrosse field.
Fiorito was named the unanimous Ivy League men's lacrosse player of the year, becoming the first Princeton goalie ever to win the award. Fiorito was also a first-team All-Ivy League selection for the third straight year, with the voting the last two years unanimous.
Wiedmaier, a defenseman, became the first Princeton men's lacrosse player to be a four-time first-team All-Ivy selection, with his second-straight unanimous vote as well. Cornell's Max Siebald is the only other four-time first-team pick.
Princeton had four first-team selections and two second-team selections.
Tom Schreiber, like Wiedmaier and Fiorito, was a unanimous first-team selection as a midfielder. Schreiber, a sophomore, earned first-team honors for the second straight year.
Jeff Froccaro played a different position this season and the result was a first-team All-Ivy selection on attack.
Princeton's second-teamers were John Cunningham and Jonathan Meyers.
Fiorito led the Ivy League in goals-against (6.65) and save percentage (.611), numbers that rank fourth and second in Division I. He also had a 5.33 goals-against and .680 save percentage in Ivy games.
Fiorito, one of the 25 nominees for the Tewaaraton Trophy, ranks fourth all-time at Princeton with 596 career saves, and he needs 14 to move into second.
Wiedmaier ranks fifth in Division I with 2.38 caused turnovers per game, and he averaged 2.67 per game in the Ivy League. His presence helped Princeton rank fourth in Division I in scoring defense.
In addition to his on-field performance, Wiedmaier is also one of 10 finalists for the Lowe's Senior Class Award, largely because of his work in Uganda and here with Fields of Growth.
Schreiber leads the Ivy League and ranks 10th in Division I in points per game (4.08), and he has at least two points in every game and at least three in 12 of 13 games. He has 29 goals and 24 assists, making him the first Princeton player since Ryan Boyle in 2004 to reach 50 points in a season.
He also needs one goal and one assist to become the fourth player in school history with at least 30 goals and at least 25 assists in the same season. He is also a nominee for the Tewaaraton Trophy.
Froccaro had 13 goals and three assists last year as a middie. This season on attack, he has more than doubled his point total and nearly doubled his goal total, with 24 goal and 10 assists for 34 points during the regular season.
Froccaro had a career-high five goals against Villanova and had three goals and an assist in the win over Cornell last weekend.
Cunningham was named All-Ivy for the third time as well, despite playing longstick midfield, a position that is considered for All-Ivy along with offensive middies.
Cunningham leads Princeton in ground balls with 42. Like Fiorito and Wiedmaier, Cunningham was drafted by Major League Lacrosse.
Meyers, a defenseman, is another key reason why Princeton has been so stingy defensively. Meyers is second on the team with 13 caused turnovers and 38 ground balls.
Princeton won the Ivy League championship and will host the Ivy League tournament this weekend.
Cornell plays Yale in the first game Friday at 5 on Sherrerd Field at Class of 1952 Stadium, followed by Princeton-Brown at 8. The winners meet Sunday at noon for the league's automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.
2012 All-Ivy League men's lacrosse
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
*Tyler Fiorito, Princeton (Sr., Phoenix, Md.)
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
*Matt Donovan, Cornell (Fr., Morristown, N.J.)
FIRST TEAM ALL-IVY (11)^
*Jeff Cohen, Harvard (Sr., Syosset, N.Y.)
Matt Gibson, Yale (Sr., Point Lookout, N.Y.)
Jeff Froccaro, Princeton (Jr., Sands Point, N.Y.)
Roy Lang, Cornell (Sr., Mill Valley, Calif.)
Greg Mahony, Yale (Sr., Mercer Island, Wash.)
*Tom Schreiber, Princeton (So., East Meadow, N.Y.)
*Kevin Vaughan, Harvard (Sr., Ridgewood, N.J.)
Peter Johnson, Yale (Jr., Minnetonka, Minn.)
Jason Noble, Cornell (Jr., Orangeville, Ontario)
*Chad Wiedmaier, Princeton (Sr., Chatham, N.J.)
*Tyler Fiorito, Princeton (Sr., Phoenix, Md.)
SECOND TEAM ALL-IVY (11)^
Matt Donovan, Cornell (Fr., Morristown, N.J.)
Daniel Eipp, Harvard (So., Groton, Mass.)
Sam Hurster, Brown (So., St. Louis, Mo.)
John Cunningham, Princeton (Sr., Fairfield, Conn.)
Will Koshansky, Penn (Sr., Kings Park, N.Y.)
Chris Langton, Cornell (Sr., Melrose, Mass.)
Pat Flynn, Dartmouth (Jr., Mountain Lakes, N.J.)
Sam Ford, Brown (Jr., Reisterstown, Md.)
Michael McCormack, Yale (Jr., West Islip, N.Y.)
Jonathan Meyers, Princeton (Sr., Greenwich, Conn.)
Will Round, Brown (So., Mt. Lebanon, Pa.)
HONORABLE MENTION (10)
Parker Brown, Brown (Sr., San Francisco, Calif.)
Kip Dooley, Dartmouth (Sr., Minneapolis, Minn.)
Steve Mock, Cornell (Jr., Huntington, N.Y.)
Roger Ferguson, Brown (Jr., Washington D.C.)
Dylan Levings, Yale (So., Massapequa, N.Y.)
Michael Pratt, Yale (Sr., Garden City, N.Y.)
Rob Schlesinger, Brown (Sr., Medfield, Mass.)
Clay Del Prince, Brown (Jr., Hamburg, N.Y.)
Thomas Keith, Cornell (Jr., Woodbury, N.Y.)
Fergus Campbell, Dartmouth (Sr., New Canaan, Conn.)
* - Unanimous selection
^ - due to ties in voting, team expanded from 10 to 11