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Colgate favored in Patriot League behind 10 preseason picks

Oct. 21, 2017, Fitton Field, Worcester, MA: during the Raiders 45-7 victory over the Crusaders in Patriot League play.

(STATS) - Defending champion Colgate had the most Patriot League preseason selections and was picked for a title repeat in the league's preseason poll on Tuesday.

Colgate boasted 10 players on the 29-member squad, led by quarterback Grant Breneman and defensive end Nick Wheeler, the league's preseason offensive and defensive players of the year, respectively.

The Raiders, who went 10-2 overall and 6-0 in league games, was picked first in the preseason poll over Holy Cross and Georgetown.

Georgetown has the second-most preseason selections with seven.

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PATRIOT LEAGUE PRESEASON POLL

Head Coaches and Sports Information Directors Vote

1. Colgate (12 first-place votes), 72 points

2. Holy Cross (2), 58

3. Georgetown, 51

4. Fordham, 39

5. Lehigh, 38

6. Lafayette, 21

7. Bucknell, 15

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PATRIOT LEAGUE PRESEASON TEAM

Offensive Player of the Year - Grant Breneman, QB, Colgate

Defensive Player of the Year - Nick Wheeler, DE, Colgate

Offense

QB - Grant Breneman, Colgate, Jr.

RB - Alex Mathews, Colgate, Sr.

RB - Domenic Cozier, Holy Cross, Sr.

FB - Isaac Schley, Georgetown, Sr.

WR - Michael Dereus, Georgetown, Sr.

WR - Nick Pearson, Lafayette, Sr.

WR - Jorge Portorreal, Lehigh, Jr.

TE - Nick Diaco, Colgate, Sr.

OL - Jack Badovinac, Colgate, Jr.

OL - Jovaun Woolford, Colgate, Sr.

OL - Brett Boddy, Holy Cross, Sr.

OL - Brian Foley, Holy Cross, Jr.

OL - Jake Marotti, Lafayette, Sr.

Defense

DL - Nick Wheeler, Colgate, Sr.

DL - Duval Paul, Georgetown, Jr.

DL - Khristian Tate, Georgetown, Sr.

DL - Malik Hamm, Lafayette, So.

LB - Simeon Page, Bucknell, Jr.

LB - Nick Ioanilli, Colgate, Sr.

LB - Glenn Cunningham, Fordham, Jr.

LB - Wes Bowers, Georgetown, Jr.

DB - Abu Daramy-Swaray, Colgate, Sr.

DB - Jesse Bramble, Fordham, Sr.

DB - Ahmad Wilson, Georgetown, Jr.

DB - Yasir Thomas, Lafayette, Sr.

Special Teams

PK - Chris Puzzi, Colgate, Sr.

P - Alex Pechin, Bucknell, R-Sr.

RS - Abu Daramy-Swaray, Colgate, Sr.

Non-Specialist - Ahmad Wilson, Georgetown, Jr.

Updated July 30, 2019

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