Fischer was recognized after lifting the Crimson past Princeton (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Brian Fischer of the Harvard men's lacrosse team has been named Ivy League Player of the Week following a strong defensive performance on Saturday against Princeton, conference officials announced Monday afternoon.
The accolade comes on the heels of Harvard's 9-8 win over then-14th ranked Princeton to secure a spot in the upcoming Ivy League Tournament. The victory also kept the Crimson tied with Cornell atop the Ancient Eight standings, with a win this Saturday at Yale clinching at least a share of the conference crown and the right to host the tournament.
Fischer anchored the defensive unit as it held Princeton, ranked ninth in the NCAA in scoring offense entering the weekend, to just eight goals, its lowest total of the season. The long stick midfielder was responsible for marking three-time All-American Tom Schreiber, and held the senior to zero points for just the second time in his career. Schreiber, who attempted six shots on the day, had come into the game as the fifth-leading scorer in the nation at 4.55 points per game.
Fischer turned in a similar performance two weeks ago when he stymied Cornell's Connor Buczek, an All-American a year ago, to zero points for the first time this season.
Fischer shares this week's award with Yale's Conrad Oberbeck. The honor marks the first of Fischer's career and the third time this season a member of the Crimson has garnered Ivy League Player of the Week accolades.