Alex White Honored as Ivy League Rookie of the Week

Pictured: Alex White won 12-of-21 faceoffs in Harvard's win over No. 6 Princeton.
Photo courtesy: Gil Talbot

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After collecting a career-high eight ground balls and winning 12-of-21 faceoffs in the Crimson’s 11-8 victory over No. 6 Princeton Saturday, freshman midfielder Alex White of the 19th ranked Harvard men’s lacrosse team has been named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week, the conference office announced Monday afternoon.

White won 12-of-21 faceoffs on the day and led the team in ground balls.  He also caused a turnover and fired three shots on goal.  He helped the Crimson hold on to a 6-4 lead at halftime, as he won six faceoffs in the second half, enabling Harvard to knock off its Ivy League rival.

The 11-8 victory was the first for Harvard over the Tigers since the 1990 season, a span of 19 games.  With the win, Harvard improved to 2-3 in the Ivy League and 6-5 overall, helping the Crimson remain in the hunt for a spot in the Ivy League tournament.  If the Crimson defeats No. 17 Yale May 1, Harvard automatically qualifies for the inaugural conference tournament, while a loss to the Bulldogs would eliminate the Crimson.