Three Crimson Garner All-Ivy League Honors

Three Crimson Garner All-Ivy League Honors

Pictured: Ben Smith grabbed 24 ground balls this spring.
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Junior attacker Dean Gibbons and sophomore midfielder Terry White were each named to the All-Ivy League second team, according to an announcement made Tuesday by the conference office.  In addition, senior defender Ben Smith earned All-Ivy League honorable mention.

Gibbons, a native of Garden City, N.Y., led Harvard with 41 points, 14 assists and six man-up goals.  He ranked second in the Ivy League in scoring and stood second on the Crimson and fifth in the conference with 27 goals.  Gibbons scored multiple goals in nine of 12 games this spring, including a season-high five in Harvard’s 16-6 win over Canisius Feb. 27.  An NEILA Preseason All-New England selection, Gibbons tallied two man-up goals at Cornell April 10 and scored the game winner in the Crimson’s 11-8 victory over Colgate March 16.

White, who hails from Summit, N.J., scored 13 goals and dished out six assists for 19 points, ranking fourth on the team in scoring.  White was tabbed to the Inside Lacrosse National Team of the Week March 16 after scoring three goals and adding an assist in the Crimson’s 14-13 win at Massachusetts March 13.  He had a four-goal performance against Brown March 20 and netted the game-winning tally against Holy Cross March 6.  In addition, White grabbed 12 ground balls and caused four turnovers this spring. 

Smith, who started nine of the 10 games he appeared in, collected 24 ground balls, good for fifth on the team.  A native of Longmeadow, Mass., he caused nine turnovers, tied for most on the Crimson, including a season-best three in Harvard’s 13-11 victory against Dartmouth March 27.  Smith also had a scoring touch, finding the back of the net against Canisius and Georgetown March 3.