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Scales Named Ivy League Rookie of the Year; 19 Players Named All-Ivy

Treavor Scales is the second consecutive Harvard player to earn Rookie of the Year honors (Dave Silverman) 

PRINCETON, N.J. - Harvard running back Treavor Scales has been named as the Ivy League's Rookie of the Year in an announcement made Tuesday afternoon. Scales is one of 19 Harvard players to earn All-Ivy League accolades, falling one pick shy of the program's output from the 2007 season and tying for the third-most honorees in league history.

Harvard had five players named to the league's first team, 10 to the second team and four honorable mention selection.

Offensive linemen Ben Sessions and James Williams were joined on the first team offense by Gino Gordon while a pair of defensive backs - Derrick Barker and Collin Zych - were named to the first team defense.

Brent Osborne and Alex Spisak were named to the second team, giving Harvard four offensive linemen on the list after placing five in 2008. Scales earned the nod on the second team at running back and quarterback Collier Winters and wide receiver Chris Lorditch also earned second team honors.

On the defensive side of the ball, a trio of defensive linemen earned mention despite numerous injuries to the Crimson front. Captain Carl Ehrlich was joined by Josue Ortiz and Chuks Obi. Linebackers Sean Hayes and Jon Takamura also earned mentions.

On the honorable mention team were tight end Nicolai Schwarzkopf, defensive lineman Victor Ojukwu, safety Ran Barnes and place kicker Patrick Long.

Gordon averaged a staggering 5.5 yards per carry this season - his second year as an all-league selection. Gordon had 632 yards on 114 carries and a league-best eight rushing TDs.

Zych and Barker led Harvard's defense throughout the year. Zych led the Ancient Eight in pass breakups (12), passes defended (14) and ranked third in solo tackles for 53. Barker finished the year tied for third in pass breakups (10) and fourth in passes defended (11), marking the third-straight season that he has had those exact figures.

Winters' selection to the all-league team means that Harvard has had an all-league quarterback now in eight of the last nine seasons. Winters led the league in pass efficiency and his seven interceptions was lowest in the league among QBs who played 10 games. Winters averaged 11.9 yards per completion, which also led the league. He finished with 15 TD passes and over 1,800 yards through the air in addition to his dual-threat capabilities in running the ball.

Scales was also among the league leaders in rushing with 4.5 yards per carry on 485 yards on 108 attempts with five rushing TDs - good for third-best in the league. Scales is the second straight Harvard player to earn top rookie honors after DB Matthew Hanson earned the honor last year.

Lorditch meanwhile, led the league in yards per catch at 18.2 - a figure that was nearly three yards better than the second-best figure. Lorditch hauled in 30 passes for 545 yards and three TDs.

Ehrlich had 36 tackles, tying for tops on the team in sacks (4) and second in tackles for loss (6.0). Ortiz had a big junior season in his first extended playing time. Ortiz led the team with 9.0 tackles for a loss while adding two sacks and 35 tackles despite not starting a game. Obi's influence on the Crimson defense was noted by coaches despite him being injured in the first quarter of week eight. Still, he collected 31 tackles with three sacks and five QB hurries.

Takamura had a tremendous senior season with 47 tackles (third on the team) and team leaders in interceptions (4) and sacks (4) while placing second in tackles for a loss with six. Two of his interceptions sealed Harvard victories (Brown, Yale) and he returned an interception for a touchdown in a win at Lehigh. Hayes ranked second on the team in tackles for 49.

2009 IVY LEAGUE FOOTBALL POSTSEASON AWARDS

CO-PLAYERS OF THE YEAR
Buddy Farnham, Brown
Jake Lewko, Penn 

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Treavor Scales, Harvard 

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE
OL -- Mark Callahan, Brown
OL -- Paul Jasinowki, Brown*
OL -- Jeff Adams, Columbia
OL -- Ben Sessions, Harvard
OL -- James Williams, Harvard*
OL -- Joe D'Orazio, Penn*
QB -- Kyle Newhall-Caballero, Brown
RB -- Nick Schwieger, Dartmouth
RB -- Gino Gordon, Harvard
WR -- Buddy Farnham, Brown
WR -- Bobby Sewall, Brown
WR -- Austin Knowlin, Columbia
TE -- John Sheffield, Yale

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE
DL -- James Develin, Brown*
DL -- David Howard, Brown
DL -- Lou Miller, Columbia*
DL -- Joe Goniprow, Penn*
LB -- Kelly Cox, Brown
LB -- Jake Lewko, Penn*
LB -- Chris Costello, Cornell
LB -- Paul Rice, Yale
DB -- Chris Perkins, Brown
DB -- Derrick Barker, Harvard
DB -- Colin Zych, Harvard
DB -- Jonathan Moore, Penn
DB -- Chris Wynn, Penn
DB -- Adam Money, Yale

FIRST TEAM SPECIAL TEAMS
PK -- Andrew Samson, Penn
P -- Tom Mante, Yale*
RS -- Buddy Farnham, Brown 

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE
OL -- Tim Danser, Brown
OL -- Brent Osborne, Harvard
OL -- Alex Spisak, Harvard
OL -- Luis Ruffolo, Penn
OL -- Andrew Hauser, Princeton
OL -- Mark Paski, Princeton
QB -- Collier Winters, Harvard
RB -- Zachary Tronti, Brown
RB -- Treavor Scales, Harvard
RB -- Luke DeLuca, Penn
RB -- Lyle Marsh, Penn
WR -- Bryan Walters, Cornell
WR -- Chris Lorditch, Harvard
TE -- Andrew Kennedy, Columbia

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE
DL -- Tom McCarthy, Yale
DL -- Carl Ehrlich, Harvard
DL -- Chuks Obi, Harvard
DL -- Josue Ortis, Harvard
DL -- Owen Thomas, Penn
LB -- Sean Hayes, Harvard
LB -- Jon Takamura, Harvard
LB -- Zach Heller, Penn
LB -- Steven Cody, Princeton
DB -- David Clement, Brown
DB -- A.J. Cruz, Brown
DB -- Adam Mehrer, Columbia
DB -- Shawn Abuhoff, Dartmouth
DB -- Pete Pidermann, Dartmouth
DB -- Kevin Gray, Penn
DB -- Dan Kopolovich, Princeton

SECOND TEAM SPECIAL TEAMS
PK -- Tom Mante, Yale
P -- Nate Lovett, Brown
RS -- Bryan Walters, Cornell

HONORABLE MENTION OFFENSE
OL -- Quentin Bernhard, Cornell
OL -- Andrew Bohl, Cornell
OL -- Alex Toth, Dartmouth
OL -- Greg Van Roten, Penn
QB -- M.A. Olawale, Columbia
QB -- Kyle Olson, Penn
WR -- Tanner Scott, Dartmouth
WR -- Kyle Derham, Penn
WR -- Trey Peacock, Princeton
TE -- John Gallagher, Dartmouth
TE -- Nicolai Schwarzkopf, Harvard
TE -- Luke Nawrocki, Penn 

HONORABLE MENTION DEFENSE
DL -- Victor Ojukwu, Harvard
DL -- Matt Boyer, Princeton
DL -- Joel Karacozoff, Princeton
DL -- Joe Young, Yale
LB -- Corey Cameron, Columbia
LB -- Brian Levine, Penn
LB -- Erik Rask, Penn
LB -- Travis Henry, Yale
LB -- Sean Williams, Yale
DB -- Andrew Shalbrack, Columbia
DB -- Rashad Campbell, Cornell
DB -- Ryan Barnes, Harvard 

HONORABLE SPECIAL TEAMS
PK -- Foley Schmidt, Dartmouth
PK -- Patrick Long, Harvard
P -- Drew Alston, Cornell
RS -- Austin Knowlin, Columbia
* -Unanimous Selection