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11 Bulldogs Named to 2012 All-League Squad

Nick Okano. (photo by Jack Warhola)
Nick Okano. (photo by Jack Warhola) Stacks Teams With Elis

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The latest Ivy pre-season all-league team to be announced came from, which included 11 different Yale players on its three squads and three first-team picks, senior tailback Mordecai Cargill (Cleveland, Ohio) and defensive backs junior Nick Okano (Los Angeles, Calif.) and senior Kurt Stottlemyer (Bothell, Wash.).

Cargill is Yale's active career leader in rushing, which included a 230-yard day in a snowstorm at Columbia last October.  Okano was second among Bulldog defensive backs with 28 solo and 35 overall tackles in 2011, while Stottlemyer had 18 and 23 last fall.

The Elis had six offensive players, four on defense and a kicker named on this website.

The five second-team selections were senior receiver Chris Smith (Midlothian, Va.), junior offensive lineman Wes Gavin (San Diego, Calif.), senior linebacker Will McHale (Old Greenwich, Conn.), freshman defensive back Cole Champion (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) and senior kicker Philippe Panico (Boston, Mass.).

Four Bulldogs were named to the third unit including junior center John Oppenheimer (Menlo Park, Calif.), junior receiver Deon Randall (San Diego, Calif.), rookie offensive lineman Braden Meador (Montgomery, Texas) and Smith as a kick returner.


Full pre-season squads available here.