| ||All-Conference team|
Brian Ehlers, junior, guard, Lafayette
Chris Williams, junior, guard, Navy
Pat Campolieta, sophomore, forward, Colgate
Sitapha Savane, senior, forward, Navy
Dan Bowen, senior, center, Bucknell
Player of the year
Brian Ehlers, senior, Lafayette
Newcomer of the year
Josh Sankes, junior, Holy Cross
Team on the rise
Team on the fall
Did you know?Carolyn Schlie Femovich, the senior associate athletic director at Penn, was chosen to replace the league's executive director, Connie Hurlbut, who resigned in January to become director of basketball operations with the WNBA.
Lafayette's sports inform ation department thinks that with Brian Ehlers and Stefan Ciosici coming back, the Leopards are the only team in NCAA history to return two conference Players of the Year to the same team.
Valter Karavanic, Bucknell's junior forward, was selected to last season's GTE Academic All-America first team by the College Sports Information Directors of America. He's the fourth Patriot League player to earn such an honor. Karavanic has a 3.8 GPA in the always-easy major of electrical engineering.
Lafayette and Navy hit the 20-win plateau last year, the first time in six seasons two league teams had done so in the same year.
This year, Lehigh takes advantage of the Patriot's decision to permit merit-based scholarships.
With the 2000 Patriot League Tournament being played at Lafayette, the Leopards, preseason conference favorites, may have to travel no farther than their own gym for the entire tournament.
Speaking of Lafayette, the school was seriously considering a move down to Division III before its trustees opted to stay at Division I.
|The 19th edition of Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook is on sale now. To order, call 800-828-HOOP (4667), or visit their web site at