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Dwyer Picks Up Ivy League Player of the Week Plaudits

Dwyer is the fourth member of the Crimson to take home player of the week honors (Office of Athletic Communications).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Devin Dwyer has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week after helping guide the Harvard men's lacrosse team to its first Ivy League Championship in 24 years.

Dwyer dished out a career-high six assists as Harvard defeated then-No. 13 Yale in New Haven on Saturday, 11-10. The win improved the Crimson to 5-1 against the Ancient Eight, matching the program record for most conference victories, and gave Harvard a share of the Ivy League title with Cornell. By virtue of its victory over the Big Red, however, the Crimson has earned the right to host this weekend's Ivy League Tournament.

Dwyer's six helpers were the most by an Ivy Leaguer this season, and extended his point scoring streak to 16 games dating back to last year. The sophomore has totaled 59 points (15g, 44a) during this time, with his 30 assists in 2014 ranking ninth on Harvard's single-season list. Dwyer has totaled 40 points (10g, 30a) on the year despite missing the team's first four games, good for 11th in the conference and just one off the team lead.

This marks the first Ivy League Player of the Week award of Dwyer's career after having been named the conference's rookie of the week twice in 2013. His honor is the fourth overall for the Crimson this season, joining Jake Gambitsky, Gabriel Mendola and Brian Fischer as previous honorees.

The Ivy League Men's Lacrosse Tournament is set to get underway at Harvard Stadium Friday, May 2. Second-seeded Cornell and third-seeded Penn will meet in the first semifinal at 5 p.m., with a rematch between the top-seeded Crimson and No. 4 Yale set for 8 p.m. Both games will be broadcast live on ESPN3.

The winner of each semifinal game will play on Sunday, May 4 at 12 p.m. live on ESPNU with the winner earning the Ivy League automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.