Three Cardinals Named Second-Team All-NESCAC Including Two Team Record-Setters
Wesleyan single-season record setter in total offense QB Zach Librizzi '08 (#12, main photo) and the most prolific punter in Wesleyan history AJ Taucher '08 (#14, photo insert lower right) are two of the three Cardinals named to the all-NESCAC second team after a vote of the conference coaches. Ryan Walsh '09 (#7, photo insert upper right courtesy of SteveMcLaughlin Photography.com), who led the team in receiving yards, was the third as he repeated the honor he received in 2006. Librizzi, who led the NESCAC and established a team record with his 2,065 yards of total offense on 167-of-312 passing for 1810 yards and 70 runs for 255 yards, concluded his four-year career ranked third all-time at Wesleyan with 6,297 yards of total offense. Walsh was one of Librizzi's top targets as he hauled in 35 passes for 573 yards with two TDs including the game-winner in the fourth quarter at Bowdoin. His 71.6 receiving yards per game puts him second in the league while his 4.4 catches per game ties him for fourth. Taucher, who punted 43 times for an average of 37.0 yards with a career long of 70 this season, handled 194 punts over his four seasons as he was the only player from 2004 through 2007 to record a punt for Wesleyan. His career average is 35.3. Other Cardinals ranked among the leaders in the NESCAC during the team's 4-4 season are Kevin Leamy '09 (3rd, 5.3 catches per game), Shea Dwyer '10 (6th, 58.5 rushing yards per game ; 6th, 4.3 catches per game ; 5th, 94.0 all purpose yards per game), Vinny Colangelo '09 (4th, 9.2 tackles per game), Pete Overman '09 (6th, 8.9 tackles per game), Justin Freres '11 (4th, 0.5 interceptions per game) and Andrew Fiola '09 (9th, 0.4 interceptions per game).