May 3, 2012

Top 20 Juniors of 2011-2012

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Maneesha Chitanvis (Women’s Soccer, Forward)

• Led the team with five goals and two assists for 12 total points

• Earned repeat All-Ivy Honors

•Named to the Fall All-Academic Ivy Squad

Nick D’Agostino (Men’s Ice Hockey, Defenseman)

• Awarded the Crimson Cup by his team this year

• Served as alternate captain

•Had 20 points this season, including eight goals

Jaime Laird (Squash)

• Named to the All-Ivy League First Team

• Named a Women’s Squash All-American by the College Squash Association

Johnathan Gray (Men’s Basketball, Guard)

• Fourth on the team in scoring with 8.8 points per game

• Named to the U.S. Virgin Islands National Team

Branden Van Loon (Men’s Polo)

• Served as captain of the squad this season

• Started in the national semifinals, in which he scored a goal against top-seeded UVA

Katie Kellner (Cross Country/ Track and Field)

•Named to the All-Ivy Academic Team

• Received the team’s Clarence Spindler Award for most valuable member

Caroline Salisbury (Women’s Lacrosse, Attack)

• Named second team All-Ivy

• Second highest scorer on the team with 59 points

• Recorded a hat trick eight times this season

Rick Pflasterer (Men’s Soccer, Goalkeeper)

• Tallied 6 shutouts and 81 minutes of a 7th shutout

• Set a single season record with his goals against average (.598)

Kristen Towne (Softball, Catcher)

•Hit a two-out single in the 14th inning on April 28 against Princeton, as the Red won the longest game in team history.• Named Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week on March 21

Laura Fortino (Women’s Ice Hockey, Defensemen)

•Named first team All-American for the third straight year

• Member of the Canadian team that won the 2012 IHF World Championship

Steve Mock (Men’s Lacrosse, Attack)

• Named Ivy League Player of the Week after his seven point contribution to the Big Red’s wins over Denver and Penn in late March

Steve Bosak (Wrestling, Weight Class 184 Pounds)

• Was an NCAA All-American and was an EIWA Finalist in 2012

•Won the 2012 NCAA Championship

McKenna Archer (Gymnastics, Vault/ Beam/ Floor)

• Placed third in vault at the 2012 USA Gymnastics Women’s CollegiateNational Championships

• Earned her first All-America honors on vault with a career-high 9.875

Clare Fitzpatrick (Women’s Basketball, Forward)

• Led the team with 10. 8 points per game while also grabbing 6.9 rebounds per game

• Ranked 12th in the Ivy League in scoring

Rishi Jalan (Squash)

• Finished with a 12-2 record for the season which was the second best on the squad

Greg Miller (Men’s ice Hockey, Forward)

• Posted 31 points on the season, the highest on the team.

• One of three finalists for ECAC Hockey Men’s Best Defensive Forward Award

Lauriane Rougeau (Women’s Ice Hockey, Defensemen)

• Named ECAC’s Best Defensive Defensemen, also named to the Ivy League and ECAC Hockey First Teams

Braden Birch (Men’s Ice Hockey, Defensemen)

•Finalist for the ECAC Best Defensive Defensemen Award

• In 19 league games, Birch was on the ice for just three of the 29 goals given up by Cornell

Kyle Dake (Wrestling, Weight Class: 157 Pounds)

•Placed third at the Olympic Freestyle Wrestling Team Trials

•Won NCAA Championship, named All-American and was the EIWA Champion, all in 2012

Brenton Peters (Baseball, Infielder)

•Collected three doubles and two RBIs to beat Binghamton, 9-5, on April 25 at home

Original Author: Sun Staff