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Schreiber, Wiedmaier Named First-Team All-America

By: Princeton Athletic Communications
          Release: 05/24/2012
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Tom Schreiber and Chad Wiedmaier
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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

Division I


  First 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

            LP Midfield

            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


  Second Team


            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

            LP Midfield

                                     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



  Third Team


            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

            LP Midfield

            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




  Honorable Mention


            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

            LP Midfield

            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










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