Ten Crusaders Named Preseason All-Patriot League By Phil Steele's Preview

Alex Schneider

WORCESTER, Mass. - Ten members of the Holy Cross football team have been named preseason All-Patriot League by Phil Steele's 2011 College Football Preview. The Crusaders placed three players on the first team and seven players on the second team.

On Phil Steele's preseason All-Patriot League first team, senior cornerback Chandler Fenner (Virginia Beach, Va.), senior linebacker Ricky Otis (Cleves, Ohio) and senior tight end Alex Schneider (Inver Grove Heights, Minn.) were honored. Junior tailback Sam Auffant (Hampton, N.H.), junior strong safety Tom Mannix (Kenilworth, N.J.), senior linebacker C.J. Martin (Plano, Texas), senior offensive tackle Mike McCabe (Watertown, Conn.), senior defensive end Ryan McGinn (West Chester, Pa.), junior wide receiver Gerald Mistretta (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and senior center Sean Whited (Canton, Ohio) were all selected to the second team.

The 240-page edition of Phil Steele's 2011 College Football Preview for the football championship subdivision is now available.

The complete preseason All-Patriot League teams from Phil Steele's 2011 College Football Preview follow.

First Team Offense
QB, Chris Lum, Lehigh
RB, Nate Eachus, Colgate
RB, Jerome Rudolph, Lafayette
WR, Mitchell Bennett, Lafayette
WR, Jake Drwal, Lehigh
WR, Ryan Spadola, Lehigh
TE, Alex Schneider, Holy Cross
OL, Scott Biel, Lafayette
OL, Anthony Buffolino, Lafayette
OL, James Germano, Colgate
OL, James Liebler, Lehigh
OL, Vittorio Ottanelli, Colgate

First Team Defense
DL, Robert De La Rosa, Bucknell
DL, Josh Eden, Bucknell
DL, Andrew Knapp, Lehigh
DL, Andrew Schaetzke, Georgetown
LB, Chris DiMassa, Colgate
LB, Mike Groome, Lehigh
LB, Ricky Otis, Holy Cross
LB, Tanner Rivas, Lehigh
DB, Brandon Ellis, Lafayette
DB, Chandler Fenner, Holy Cross
DB, Jayah Kaisamba, Georgetown
DB, Jeremy Moore, Georgetown

First Team Special Teams
K, Brett Weiss, Georgetown
P, Alex Smith, Lehigh
KR, Jeremy Moore, Georgetown
PR, Greg Stripe, Lafayette

Second Team Offense
QB, Ryan O'Neil, Lafayette
RB, Sam Auffant, Holy Cross
RB, Tyler Smith, Bucknell
WR, Kyle Hayes, Lafayette
WR, Gerald Mistretta, Holy Cross
WR, Victor Walker, Bucknell
TE, Kevin Doty, Lafayette
OL, Ian Dal-Bello, Bucknell
OL, Mike McCabe, Holy Cross
OL, Kevin Morgan, Colgate
OL, Keith Schauder, Lehigh
OL, Sean Whited, Holy Cross

Second Team Defense
DL, Tahir Basil, Lafayette
DL, Mike Grimaldi, Lafayette
DL, Ryan McGinn, Holy Cross
DL, Phil Winnett, Lehigh
LB, Ben Eaton, Lafayette
LB, C.J. Martin, Holy Cross
LB, Robert McCabe, Georgetown
LB, Colin Newton, Lehigh
DB, Demetri Diamond, Colgate
DB, Wayne Heimuli, Georgetown
DB, Tom Mannix, Holy Cross
DB, Kyle Simmons, Lafayette

Second Team Special Teams

K, Drew Orth, Bucknell
P, Evan Goldszak, Colgate
KR, Tyler Smith, Bucknell
PR, Zack Wilke, Georgetown