Slaughter Honored on NEILA Senior Scholar-Athlete Team

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Harvard senior co-captain Sam Slaughter has been named to the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) All-New England Senior Scholar-Athlete team, the NEILA announced Wednesday afternoon. 

The group consists of 19 student-athletes from nine different schools and acknowledges graduating seniors who have earned at least a 3.0 grade-point average and have excelled on the field.

Slaughter, an Academic All-Ivy League choice in 2008, earned his second straight All-Ivy second-team honors this spring after finishing third on the Crimson with 27 ground balls.  A defender from Wilton, Conn., Slaughter, an engineering sciences concentrator, started all 13 games, helping Harvard rank third in the nation in scoring defense (6.69 goals allowed per game) and finish with an 8-5 overall record for the program's first winning season since 2004. 

A two-time NEILA All-New England selection, including a first-team honoree this season, Slaughter will play in the 68th United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) North/South All-Star Game, to be held at Harvard Stadium May 22.