Thursday, March 22, 2012

Ari Lifschutz named All-American by JSR!!!

Senior offensive tackle, Ari Lifschutz, was named 1st team All-American by the Jewish Sports Review for his performance during the 2011 season. Ari, who was a first year member of the Forester Football team after spending three seasons as a member of the hockey program, started nine of ten games for the Foresters this season. The only game that he missed, was due to his observance of Rosh Hashanah.

Lifschutz joins an elite group of recent honorees by the JSR. Among the previous winners are:

--Current Chicago Bear offensive lineman, and 2011 Outland Trophy Winner, Gabe Carimi, who was a member of the 2010 JSR All-American Team.
--California Offensive Tackle, Mitchell Schwartz, a 2011,1st team All-Pac 12 Honoree.
--Current Minnesota Vikings WR, Greg Camarillo, a six year veteran of the NFL.
--Current Cincinnatti Bengals DB, Taylor Mays, a 2010 second round draft pick from USC.

Former Forester team captain Sam Kotler '09, a running back, was the most recent Forester honored by JSR.

"This is a great honor for Ari. I am please that he received this recognition. Had he played an additional year of football, there is no doubt that he would have been on a radar of a number of other award lists. He had a truly fantastic season, and was one of the most surprisingly successful players that I have ever coached. His improvement from spring ball to the start of the season was amazing," said Coach Catanzaro.