Dwyer Named All-New England Rookie of the Year; Four Named to All-New England Teams
Dwyer earned All-New England Rookie of the Year honors after leading the team in scoring (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Five members of the Harvard men's lacrosse team have been named to New England Collegiate Lacrosse Association's All-New England teams, highlighted by Devin Dwyer's selection as the NEILA Rookie of the Year.
Dwyer became the first freshmen to lead Harvard in scoring since Jeff Cohen '12 did so in 2009, and is the third member of the Crimson to earn All-New England Rookie of the Year honors following Mike Meagher '02 in 1999 and Daniel Eipp '14 in 2011. Dwyer's 43 points rank seventh overall in the Ivy League while his 27 assists are third best in the conference. The freshman also registered 16 goals on the campaign, including six multi-goal performances and one hat trick. Dwyer scored at least one point in 13 of 14 games this season and tallied multiple points on 11 occasions. He notched a season-high six points on two goals and four assists against both Holy Cross and Quinnipiac, and closed the year out with multiple-point performances in six straight games. Dwyer was named the Ivy League's Rookie of the Week twice and as an All-Ivy League honorable mention selection.
Alex White and Jason Gonos were each named to the All-New England First Team. White, an All-Ivy second team pick, set career-highs across the board with 31 points on 22 goals and nine assists, as his 22 goals represented a team high. The senior from Summit, N.J., opened the year with hat tricks against UMass and Holy Cross, and scored at least one goal in 13 of the Crimson's 14 contests. He set a single-game high with five total points against the Crusaders, and was named to the Ivy League Honor Roll February 25 following a four-point effort against the Minutemen. White scored multiple goals in seven contests and finished the season scoring multiple points 11 times, including a string of seven straight multiple-point outings to close his career.
Gonos has anchored Harvard's defensive unit over the past four years. The Annapolis, Md., native collected 27 ground balls and caused 11 turnovers this season while helping the Crimson to a 9.97 goals against average. His seven ground balls against Bryant represented a new single-game high for the senior while his three caused turnovers against Albany matched his career best. Gonos was named a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award earlier this spring and was tabbed as an All-Ivy League honorable mention selection.
Harry Krieger and Peter Schwartz, both All-Ivy League second team selections, round out Harvard's All-New England picks as each was named to the second team. Krieger started every game for the Crimson and played all but 22 minutes in goal. The Timonium, Md., native ranked second in the conference in saves per game (11.21), second in save percentage (.536), and was sixth in goals against average (9.95). Krieger earned a pair of player of the week honors, most recently receiving the award from the Ivy League on March 25 for turning away 28 shots while allowing just 11 goals in wins over Bryant and Dartmouth. The senior also garnered NEILA Player of the Week honors March 11 after recording 12 saves in Harvard's 8-6 win over Georgetown. Krieger finished his career ranked sixth in program history with 481 career saves to go with a .525 save percentage and a 9.72 goals against average.
Schwartz ranked second on the team in points, goals and assists, totaling 34 points on 18 goals and 16 assists. Each of those totals represented a new career-high for the junior who registered three hat tricks on the year. Schwartz notched a career-best four goals and five points against Holy Cross in just the second game of the season, and finished the year with six multiple-goal performances. He also turned in hat tricks against Cornell and Yale with three goals in each of those contests, and was named to the Ivy League Honor Roll April 8 after totaling four points against the Big Red.
Harvard's five All-New England honors ties the Crimson with Yale for the most this year. It also marks the most All-New England honors garnered by the team since five were named to the first and second team in 2010.