Pictured: Co-captain Billy Geist collected 20 ground balls
Photo courtesy: David Silverman Photography
Complete Inside Lacrosse Release
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Defender Billy Geist and midfielder Jason Duboe of the Harvard men’s lacrosse team have been tabbed to the Inside Lacrosse Preseason All-America team, the publication announced Monday afternoon. The players, both seniors, garnered spots on the honorable mention squad.
Geist, a co-captain of the Crimson from Arnold, Md., was an All-Ivy League honorable mention choice last season after collecting 20 ground balls and causing 11 turnovers. He started all 13 games at defense in 2009, grabbing a season-high four ground balls in Harvard’s 11-4 victory over Holy Cross April 18. Geist helped the Crimson rank third in the nation in scoring defense, allowing only 6.69 goals per game.
Duboe, a native of Long Grove, Ill., who is making is second appearance on the Inside Lacrosse Preseason All-America honorable mention team, stood second on Harvard with 19 points on 11 goals and eight assists last spring. He amassed a season-high five points on two goals and three assists in a win over archrival Yale April 25 and tallied three man-up goals during his junior season. Duboe, who was named to the Tewaaraton Watch List last season, earned a spot on the All-Ivy League second team in 2009 after garnering first-team status in 2008. Duboe was also honored on the NEILA All-New England first team for his effort last year and was an Academic All-Ivy choice as a sophomore.
Harvard was recently ranked 12th in the LaxNews preseason national poll and will open its season by hosting Canisius Saturday, Feb. 27.