24 Eric Slingerland
24 Eric Slingerland
Height: 6-0
Weight: 175
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Beverly, Mass.
High School: Phillips Exeter Academy (N.H.)
Position: Midfielder

2011 (Freshman):
Saw action in 15 games, scoring two goals and dishing out five assists for seven points ... Grabbed 19 ground balls and caused eight turnovers ... Assisted on a goal and had two ground balls at No. 5 Hofstra (March 5) ... Had a goal and an assist versus No. 20 Georgetown (March 8) ... Found the back of the net and collected two ground balls against Bellarmine (March 11) ... Picked up three ground balls and caused two turnovers versus Holy Cross (March 15) ... Collected two ground balls and caused two turnovers at Dartmouth (March 26) ... Scooped up four ground balls and caused two turnovers in win over Massachusetts (March 29) ... Assisted on two scores at Albany (April 2) ... Caused a turnover and grabbed a ground ball against No. 6 Cornell (April 9) ... Assisted on a goal and collected a ground ball in win at Quinnipiac (April 12) ... Collected a ground ball in win over No. 14 Yale (April 30) ... Picked up two ground balls against No. 2 Cornell in Ivy tournament final (May 8).

Before Harvard:
Earned four varsity letters in lacrosse as a midfielder and four in soccer as a forward at Phillips Exeter Academy … Captained both teams as a senior … Named the No. 43 incoming freshman by Inside Lacrosse ... Two-time US Lacrosse All-American … Under Armor All-American in 2010 … Three-time Eastern All-New England selection … Recipient of the Robert W. Kesler Award in 2008 and 2009 for most spirit and dedication … Team’s Offensive Player of the Year as a junior and senior … Selected to the New England Senior All-Star Game … Holds Phillips Exeter Academy career record for most points by a midfielder (154) … Ranks fourth all-time in career points, as well as holding the single season record for most points by a midfielder (61) … New England Prep School Athletic Council Most Valuable Player in soccer in 2009 … New Hampshire Prep All-Star first team in 2009 and 2010 … Boston Globe All-Scholastic in 2010 … Selected to the Olympic Development Regional Pool in 2007 … Owns school record for most career goals (44) and single season record for goals (16) … Recipient of the Harvard Book Prize.

Enjoys skiing, snowboarding, tennis and astronomy … Brother, Ben, is a member of Georgetown’s men’s soccer team.