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Munns, Stewart Named First Team All-Ivy

Munns, Stewart Named First Team All-Ivy

Nov. 8, 2006

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Alex Munns, who led the Bulldogs in scoring with 15 points, and James Stewart, who tied for the team lead in goals with five, were both named first team All-Ivy on Wednesday. Munns was honored for the second straight year.

"James has truly been a revelation this season and established himself as one of the top players in the league. It is a well-deserved honor for his outstanding play," said Yale head coach Brian Tompkins. "Alex has been a prominent player in the Ivy League for the past four seasons and this is a fitting recognition of his efforts."

Jake Miller earned second team recognition, while Gage Hills was an honorable mention selection.

Munns finished his outstanding career with 23 goals, which is tied for the fourth most in school history. This season, he scored five goals and added a career-high five assists. Two of his goals were game-winners, including the only goal in Yale's 1-0 victory over Brown last Friday in the season finale.

Stewart entered his senior season with only three career points but soon became one of Yale's top scoring threats. He started 14 games and finished second on the team in points with 14. In the Bulldogs' 3-2 victory over Princeton, he scored once and added two assists. Two days later he was named the Ivy League Player of the Week. He also scored the winning goal in overtime against Columbia.

Miller, who earned All-Ivy honors for the second time in his career, had another solid season helping to anchor Yale's defense. He was one of only three players to start all 17 games.

Hills tied for the team lead in goals with five despite being limited to 11 games because of an injury. He scored twice in the season-opening 3-0 win over Marist and tallied the game-winning goal against Fairleigh Dickinson.

The Bulldogs finished the season with a 7-9-1 overall record.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity