Schreiber, Wiedmaier Named First-Team All-America
The last time they played together, in the opening round of the NCAA tournament, Chad Wiedmaier was holding last year's Tewaaraton Trophy winner to a single assist and Tom Schreiber was either scoring or assisting on 80% of his team's goals.
It's no wonder they are teammates on more than just the Princeton men's lacrosse team.
Wiedmaier capped his phenomenal Princeton career by being named a USILA first-team All-America as a defenseman. Schreiber's career is only at the halfway point as he too is named a first-team All-America.
Goalie Tyler Fiorito was a second-team All-America selection. Longstick midfielder John Cunningham was an honorable mention selection.
The four All-Americas led Princeton as it equaled the school record for greatest improvement from one season to the next. The 2012 Tigers went 11-5 overall after going 4-8 in 2011, a seven-win turnaround equaled only when the 1946 team went 8-2 a year after a 1-5 season.
Princeton also went a perfect 6-0 in the Ivy League for the outright championship, giving the program 26 Ivy titles all time.
Princeton joined Virginia, Duke and Notre Dame as the only schools with more than one first-team All-America.
Wiedmaier, one of the great cover defensemen in Princeton history and a monster at creating turnovers off the ball, is the first four-time first-team All-Ivy League men's lacrosse player in Princeton history and second in Ivy League history, along with former Cornell midfielder Max Siebald.
Wiedmaier's final game as a Tiger came in the 6-5 loss to Virgina in the NCAA tournament, during which Wiedmaier held Steele Stanwick to just one assist (Stanwick had a goal when Wiedmaier wasn't on him). Stanwick, the 2011 Tewaaraton Trophy winner, came back to have two goals and five assists against Notre Dame in the quarterfinals.
Schreiber finished his sophomore season with 32 goals and 28 assists, giving him 60 points for the year, good for ninth-place on Princeton's single-season list. He is one of four players in program history with at least 30 goals and 25 assists in the same season and came within two assists of being the second to have a 30/30 season.
Schreiber had at least three points in 14 of 16 games, and he finished the year with two goals and two assists in against UVa.
Like the two first-team picks, Fiorito had a huge game against Virginia with 12 saves, many of them spectacular. A three-time first-team All-Ivy pick, Fiorito finished his career second all-time at Princeton with 624 saves, second all-time at Princeton.
Cunningham, the longstick midfielder, finished his career with 11 points, the most by a Princeton pole in at least 30 years.
Cunningham, Fiorito and Wiedmaier are now beginning their Major League Lacrosse careers.
2012 All-America Team
Peter Baum Colgate Unniversity
William Manny University of Massachusetts
Steele Stanwick University of Virginia
Colin Briggs University of Virginia
Robert Rotanz Duke University
Tom Schrieber Princeton University
CJ Costabile Duke University
RG Keenan University of North Carolina
Tucker Durkin Johns Hopkins University
Kevin Randall University of Notre Dame
Chad Wiedmaier Princeton University
John Kemp University of Notre Dame
Marcus Holman University of North Carolina
Mark Matthews University of Denver
Mike Sawyer Loyola University
Jordan Wolf Duke University
Anthony Biscardi University of Massachusetts
Robert Guida Johns Hopkins University
Chris LaPierre University of Virginia
John Ranagan Johns Hopkins University
Jesse Bernhardt University of Maryland
Chase Carraro University of Denver
Matt Lovejoy University of Virginia
Michael Manley Duke University
Brian Megill Syracuse University
Jason Noble Cornell University
Tyler Fiorito Princeton University
Billy Eisenreich Bucknell University
Logan Schuss The Ohio state University
Garrett Thul United States Military Academy
Brent Adams Fairfield University
Roy Lang Cornell University
Roman Lao-Gosney Lehigh University
Kiel Matisz Robert Morris University
Jeremy Noble University of Denver
Scott Ratliff Loyola University
Bobby Dattilo Hobart College
Stephen Robarge Virginia Military Institute
Joe Bonanni The Ohio State University
Tom Celentani University of Massachusetts
Ty Souders Lehigh University
Dana Wilber Drexel University
Austin Kaut Penn State University
Jimmy Bitter University of North Carolina
Chris Bocklet University of Virginia
Jeff Cohen Harvard University
Joe Cummings University of Maryland
Kevin Cunningham Villanova University
Art Kell University of Massachusetts
Eric Lusby Loyola University
Matt Mackrides Penn State University
Kieran McArdle St. John's University
Bryan Neufeld Siena College
Joe Resetarits University at Albany
Davis Butts Loyola University
Ryan Creighton University of North Carolina
Rob Emery University of Virginia
Cam Flint University of Denver
John Haus University of Maryland
Josh Hawkins Loyola University
Jeff Ledwick Colgate University
Greg Mahony Yale University
Will Mangan Rutgers University
Jim Marlatt University of Notre Dame
Justin Turri Duke University
John Cunningham Princeton University
Tim Henderson United States Military Academy
Mason Poli Bryant University
Dylan Levings Yale University
Reid Acton Loyola University
Joe Fletcher Loyola University
Peter Johnson Yale University
Scott McWilliams University of Virginia
Matt Miller University of Notre Dame
Goran Murray University of Maryland
Jake Smith University of Massachusetts
Niko Amato University of Maryland
Pierce Bassett Johns Hopkins University
Charlie Cipriano Fairfield University
Rob Fortunato University of Virginia
Tim McCormack University of Massachusetts
Matthew Poillon Lehigh University