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Appell, Josh

Joshua Appell

Besides being an All-Ivy League honorable mention recipient, Josh is also a competent relief pitcher for the University of Pennsylvania. He chalked up 44 strikeouts in 33 innings last year. When asked about the rigors of his double life, Josh shrugged it off "It is definitely hard and it is a huge commitment to be in-season both semesters, but it's my life at Penn and I enjoy it so much. It is well worth it and I wouldn't give up playing sports for anything."

Birth and Death Dates:
b. June 23, 1983

Career Highlights:
Appell an all-around athlete in high school, lettering in football, soccer, and baseball for Hewlett high. In fact more then one MLS scout paid close attention to the youngster but he preferred to concentrate on football and baseball. In 1999, Josh helped Hewlett to the Nassau County title with his sterling punting ability. He also made all-division, all-conference and all-county as a high school pitcher for four straight years. Josh won the same honor twice for soccer.

Appell then enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania and played his first full season for U of P in 2002. His skills as a punter did not go unnoticed, as Josh was named team rookie of the year. He punted for 1,933 yards in 51 attempts for the season. He won the Football Gazette Special Teams Player of the Week after one of his best performances, an eight-punt, 289-yard gem in a game against Princeton. The Quakers endedthe 2002 season with a record of 9-1.

The U of P team proved unbeatable in 2003 as they cruised to a 10-0 record. Appell made 45 punts for 1559 yards.

Woodmere, New York

Career Dates:
Appell has played for the University of Pennsylvania in 2002 and 2003.


Physical description:
6"0, 195 lbs.

Career Statistics:
2002: No: 51 Yds: 1933 Avg: 37.9 Long: 60 TB: 3 FC: 7 I20: 19 Blkd: 2

2003: No: 45 Yds: 1559 Avg: 34.6 Long: 58 TB: 3 1 FC: 17 Blkd: 0

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