ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 

Men's Lacrosse Ranked No. 17 in USILA Div. I Coaches Poll

The Crimson returns to action Tuesday at Harvard Stadium (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Following its 14-9 upset win over then-No. 2/2 Cornell, the Harvard men's lacrosse team has entered the USILA Div. I Coaches Poll this week at No. 17.

Harvard controlled the pace of play against Cornell with Gabriel Mendola going 20-of-26 at the faceoff X. The Crimson offense was led by sophomores Will Walker (4g, 1a), Deke Burns (3g, 2a) and Devin Dwyer (1g, 3a), while classmates Bobby Duvnjak and Stephen Jahelka helped to limit Cornell's dynamic trio of Dan Lintner, Connor Buczek and Matt Donovan to just one goal on eight shots.

Harvard is currently in first place of the Ivy League standings with an unblemished 3-0 conference mark, 6-4 overall. The Crimson ranks 14th in the nation in scoring offense (12.10), and has allowed just 10.20 goals per game. The team is listed as receiving votes in the Warrior Div. I Media Top 20.

This marks the first time Harvard has received a national ranking since March 5, 2012 when it appeared at No. 20 in the coaches poll. The Crimson last appeared in the media poll Feb. 26, 2012 at No. 15.

Harvard returns to action Tuesday, April 8 as it hosts Boston University at Harvard Stadium. The game will be simulcast on ESPN3 and the Ivy League Digital Network with first faceoff scheduled for 7 p.m.