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Andrew Schiel '05
Senior co-captain forward Andrew Schiel graduates as Amherstís seventh all-time leading scorer with 1,408 career points.

Amherst's Schiel, Bedford Named ECAC Division III New England Men's Basketball All-Stars

April 4, 2005

AMHERST, MA - Amherst College senior co-captain forward Andrew Schiel (Wayne, PA) was named a First-Team Division III New England Menís Basketball All-Star by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC), while junior teammate John Bedford (Ridgewood, NJ) earned honorable mention honors.

Schiel finished the season among the national and/or NESCAC leaders in several statistical categories, including scoring (17.1 ppg), field goal percentage (57.3%), free throw percentage (74.5%), three-point field goal percentage (36.5%) and blocked shots (1.93/gm). An Honorable Mention All-America as a junior and a Preseason All-America this year, Schiel has earned a variety of postseason awards, including NABC Northeast Region Player of the Year, NESCAC Player of the year, First-Team All-NESCAC, First-Team D3hoops.com All-Region and First-Team NABC All-Region. He was also selected as one of ten finalists for the Jostens Trophy, awarded annually to the NCAA Division III national player of the year, and graduates as Amherstís seventh all-time leading scorer with 1,408 career points.

Bedford finished among the conference statistical leaders in a bevy of categories as well, including scoring (15.2 ppg), field goal percentage (50.7%), free throw percentage (74.8%) and three-point field goal percentage (37.8%). He claimed First-Team All-NESCAC, NABC Second-Team All-Region and Third-Team D3hoops.com All-Region honors after scoring in double figures in 25 of Amherstís 28 games, including a string of 18 straight through the end of the postseason. With 974 career points, Bedford stands 22nd on Amherstís all-time scoring list.

Amherst finished its season at 26-2, winning its third NESCAC Championship in the last five years, setting a school record with 19 straight victories and reaching its fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament Round of 16. The Jeffs also shattered a school mark for winning percentage (92.9%).

2004-05 ECAC Division III Menís New England Basketball All-Stars
First Team

Andrew Schiel (Amherst)
Brice Assie (Western Connecticut St.)
Nick Pelotte* (Plymouth St.)
Ifesinachi Anosike (Salem St.)
Andrew St. Clair (Colby-Sawyer)

Second Team
Tyler Rhoten (Trinity)
Ryan Cain (WPI)
Derek Yvon (Springfield)
Raheim Lamb (Curry)
Demetrius DeJesus (Lasell)

Honorable Mention
Bryan Lambert (Brandeis)
John Bedford (Amherst)
Tim Russell (Albertus Magnus)
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*Player of the Year