Men's Lacrosse Visits Brown for Ivy Opener Saturday
Daniel DiMaria collected a career-high 12 ground balls in the Crimson's 10-4 win over Holy Cross March 15 (Gil Talbot).
The Harvard men's lacrosse team, which has won its last three games, opens the Ivy League portion of its schedule by visiting conference rival Brown Saturday afternoon. The Crimson owns a 4-1 overall record, while the Bears stand at 2-2.
BrownBears.com will provide live audio and live statistics of the game between the Crimson and Bears.
Harvard and Brown have met 67 times, with the Crimson leading 38-29 in the series which began in 1925. The Bears have won the last three games, including a 13-11 victory last season at Harvard Stadium.
Dean Gibbons was tabbed Ivy League Co-Player of the Week, while Daniel Eipp was honored as Ancient Eight Rookie of the Week March 14.
On the Sidelines
Chris Wojcik '96, the Frisbie Family Head Coach for Harvard Men's Lacrosse, owns a 4-1 record in his first season at the helm of the Crimson. Wojcik, who most recently served as an assistant coach at Penn, was an assistant for five seasons with the Crimson and was an All-American in lacrosse and All-Ivy selection in both lacrosse and soccer during his playing days at Harvard.
Strength Of Schedule
Six of Harvard's 12 regular-season games are against schools ranked in this week's Nike/Inside Lacrosse Men's Division I poll. The Crimson is 1-1 against ranked teams this spring, defeated then-No. 20 Georgetown, 16-15, March 8, but fell to then-No. 5 Hofstra, 15-9, March 5.
Tewaaraton Award Watch List
Dean Gibbons was recently named to the 2011 Tewaaraton Award Watch List, as he was included among a list of the 50 best men's players in the nation. Gibbons, a co-captain of the Crimson, was one of eight Ivy League players to be honored on the watch list. He leads Harvard with 19 points and seven assists, to go along with 12 goals, this spring.
Plenty of Points
Jeff Cohen has been one of Harvard's most consistent scorers in his three years in Cambridge. Cohen is currently on a 30-game point-scoring streak which began Feb. 28, 2009. That streak ranks seventh in the nation among active point-scoring streaks and Cohen has collected 93 points (76-17-93) in that stretch.
To The Nines
Harvard has won 35 of its last 43 games in which it has scored nine or more goals. The Crimson has lost 38 of its last 46 games in which it has scored fewer than nine goals.
It's All Over
The Crimson is 3-0 when leading after three quarters in 2011, holding off Canisius, Bellarmine and Holy Cross.
Welcome To The Show
Head coach Chris Wojcik welcomed the ninth best recruiting class in the nation to Cambridge this year, according to the Inside Lacrosse incoming class rankings. The class ranked second in the Ivy League and included four players listed in the publication's Power 100 newcomers from around the country.
With 19 points this season, Dean Gibbons has surpassed the century mark in scoring for his career. He has scored 74 goals and assisted on 41 tallies for 115 points.
In three of the last four seasons, including this spring, Harvard has started the year with a 4-1 record.
It's Good To Be Home
Harvard has yet to lose a game at its newest venue, the Soldiers Field Soccer/Lacrosse Stadium, going 4-0 at the facility this year with wins over Canisius, Georgetown, Bellarmine and Holy Cross. The remaining four home games this season will be played in Harvard Stadium
Harvard was selected to finish sixth in the Ivy League in the Inside Lacrosse preseason conference poll. Senior attackman Dean Gibbons and junior midfielder Terry White were selected to the Inside Lacrosse preseason All-America honorable mention squad.
Leading the Way
With 12 goals and seven assists, Dean Gibbons paces Harvard's offense with 19 points. Jeff Cohen (13-2-15) has scored a Crimson-best 13 goals, while Kevin Vaughan (8-4-12), Daniel Eipp (7-4-11) and Alex White (5-6-11) have also reached double figures in points. Daniel DiMaria has picked up 20 ground balls, the most on Harvard.
Around The Country
Harvard boasts the nation's third best scoring offense, averaging 13.75 goals per game. The Crimson also stands fourth in points (21.5 ppg) and fifth in assists (7.75 apg). Individually, Dean Gibbons ranks eighth with 4.25 ppg and ninth with 2.75 gpg.