Columbia Head Football Coach Al Bagnoli was named the 2017 Eastern Collegiate Athletic Association FCS Coach of the Year, the organization announced on Thursday morning. In addition, Columbia senior defensive back Cameron Roane and senior punter Parker Thome were both named to the All-ECAC FCS Second Team.
Columbia Football Head Coach Al Bagnoli was named the 2017 American Football Coaches Association FCS Region 1 Coach of the Year, the organization announced on Tuesday morning.
Columbia Football Coach Al Bagnoli was named the 2017 Ivy League Coach of the Year, the league office announced on Tuesday afternoon. The news comes one day after Bagnoli was announced as a finalist for the STATS FCS Eddie Robinson Award, the organization's FCS National Coach of the Year.
Led by four First Team selections—sophomore wide receiver Josh Wainwright, senior defensive back Cameron Roane, senior defensive lineman Lord Hyeamang and senior punter Parker Thome—a school-record 12 Columbia football players earned All-Ivy League football honors, the conference office announced on Tuesday afternoon.
Columbia Football Coach Al Bagnoli was named one of 18 finalists for the STATS FCS Eddie Robinson Award, the organization announced on Monday. The Eddie Robinson Award honors the FCS National Coach of the Year.
Three Columbia football student-athletes—senior running back Chris Schroer, junior safety Ryan Gilbert and sophomore offensive lineman Parker Coogan—were named to the College Sports Information Directors Association Academic All-District One Team, the organization announced. Schroer earned the honor for the second consecutive year.
Columbia scored a touchdown on a blocked punt and blocked a season-high three kicks, sophomore wide receiver Josh Wainwright caught a career-high 13 passes for 127 yards and a touchdown and senior quarterback Anders Hill threw for 179 yards and a score as Columbia finished off its 2017 season with a 24-6 win over Brown Saturday at Robert K. Kraft Field. The game also marked the final contest of the 2017 season and the final game for Columbia's 31-member senior class.
Thirty-one seniors will be honored by Columbia Football in a pre-game ceremony prior to Saturday's season finale against Brown at Robert K. Kraft Field. All 31 seniors contributed to Columbia's success in a variety of ways.
For the final time this year, the Columbia Football Team will host its final walk through on the Columbia University South Lawn this afternoon at 3:15 p.m. ET. The Lions are preparing for tomorrow's season finale and Senior Day at Robert K. Kraft Field at Lawrence A. Wien Stadium against Brown iis at 1 p.m. ET. The game will be televised live on SNY and simulcast on the Ivy League Network.
With Ivy League championship implications on the line and in a tie for second place in the Ivy League, Columbia (7-2, 4-2 Ivy League) hosts Brown (2-7, 0-6 Ivy League) for both Senior Day and its final game of the 2017 season on Saturday, Nov. 18. Kickoff is at 1:05 p.m. ET at Robert K. Kraft Field at Lawrence A. Wien Stadium.
Senior running back Chris Schroer rushed for a career-high 183 yards and a touchdown, sophomore placekicker Oren Milstein converted a season-high three field goals and the Lions' defense tallied a safety and limited Cornell to eight points as Columbia registered an 18-8 Empire State Bowl win Saturday at Shoellkopf Field.
In a four-way tie for second place in the Ivy League with identical 3-2 league records, Columbia (6-2, 3-2 Ivy League) travels to Ithaca, N.Y. to play Cornell (3-5, 3-2 Ivy League) in a key Empire State Bowl matchup on Saturday, Nov. 11. Kickoff is at 1:35 p.m. ET at Cornell's Schoellkopf Field.