Update on Columbia Football
There will be an update on Columbia Football on gocolumbialions.com released every Tuesday evening in 2013. The features will include updates on the team's off-season workouts, dates to remember and other team information that will keep you in the know about the Columbia Football program!
Football Awards Banquet
On Saturday, February 16, the Columbia Football Team honored its senior class and annual awards winners at the Columbia Football Awards Banquet. Check out the photo gallery included in the update!
Coach Mangurian spoke in detail about the selfless dedication of the senior class and its commitment to leaving the program in a better place. Here is a rundown of all the awards handed out and the individual award winners:
The Phil Fusco Award is given to a player who exhibits overall leadership. The player must have been an obvious leader on and off the field, both athletically and academically.
The 2012 Phil Fusco Award winner - Mike Waller.
The John J. Cirigliano Ironman Award is given to a player who overcomes adversity to become a strong contributor to the team on the field.
The John J. Cirigliano Ironman Award winner - Hamilton Garner.
The Lou Little Coaches Most Improved Award is about progress. It is awarded to a player who, through extraordinary efforts, improved his play and maximized his production. This award should take into account ability wise: where the player started, and where he finished the season.
The Lou Little Coaches Most Improved Award winner - Connor Nelligan.
The Maniatty - Remmer Unsung Hero Award is given to a player whose role is not always obvious to the outside observer, but without his contributions, the team would not be as successful. He strives to be a leader and performs his assignments to the best of his ability while not expecting or requiring any public recognition.
The Maniatty - Remmer Unsung Hero Award winner -Will Patterson
The Ken Germann Freshman Award is given to most accomplished and outstanding freshman football player.
The Ken Germann Freshman Award winner - Travis Reim
The Special Teams Award is awarded to the player who excelled specifically on special teams. His high level effort and performance was constant and his leadership obvious and irreplaceable.
The Special Teams Award winner - Paul Delaney
The Offensive Player of the Year is awarded to the player whose high level effort and performance on offense was constant and his leadership obvious and irreplaceable. His contributions were the cornerstone of the offense's success.
The Offensive Player of the Year - Marcorus Garrett
The Defensive Player of the Year is awarded to the player whose high level effort and performance on defense was constant and his leadership obvious and irreplaceable. His contributions were the cornerstone of the defense's success.
The Defensive Player of the Year - Zach Olinger
The Sid Luckman Most Valuable Player Award is awarded to the player whose contributions were the cornerstone of the TEAM's success. Coach Mangurian said, "George Young once told me that the definition of an impact player was a player that opposing teams had to game plan for before you played a down. Because if you waited until game time, it was too late. Josh Martin was an impact player for us."
The Sid Luckman Most Valuable Player Award - Josh Martin
Career Achievement Awards
Here are some career numbers on our two Career Achievement Award winners:
Sean Brackett finished his senior season ranked in the top three in Columbia history in almost every offensive category, while also making a significant dent in the Ivy League Record Book. His highlights include:
46 passing Touchdowns - Ranking second at Columbia and 11th in Ivy League history all-time.
7,470 Yards of Total Offense - Ranking second at Columbia and fifth in Ivy League history all-time.
6,237 Passing Yards - Ranking second at Columbia and 10th in Ivy League history all-time.
On the defensive side of the ball, Ryan Murphy finished his Columbia Career with 126 tackles, 24 tackles for a loss, four pass breakups, four PDs, five fumble recovers and two forced fumbles.
Movin' On Up...Town
We have officially moved to The Campbell Sports Center! We are so excited to have our day-to-day functions occur at the place we lift, practice and play.
We are excited to become a greater part of the Baker Community year-round. Moving forward, we will have updates on our life at The Campbell Sports Center. Right now we are organizing and making this space our own. This space is first-class and we are excited to be here.