Dwyer Named Ivy League Player of the Week

Dwyer Named Ivy League Player of the Week

Dwyer totaled six points to earn his second-career Player of the Week honor (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Senior Devin Dwyer has been named Ivy League Player of the Week after helping the men's lacrosse team to a 14-9 win over then No. 4/4 Duke on Saturday, conference officials announced Monday.

Dwyer turned in four goals and two assists versus the Blue Devils for his third-straight hat trick and fourth-consecutive game of at least five points to begin the season. His play sparked an 8-0 run which put the Crimson in front for good, scoring back-to-back goals before assisting on the third tally. The senior added his fourth goal of the day during the run, and picked up an assist on Harvard's final strike.

Dwyer currently ranks fifth in the NCAA in assists per game (2.75) and is sixth in goals per game (3.50), and along with Brown's Dylan Molloy is one of just two individuals in the country ranked in the top 10 in both goals and assists. A native of Garden City, New York, Dwyer sits eighth in program history with 164 career points and is fourth with 102 assists. In addition, he boasts the fifth-longest point-scoring streak in the country at 37 games and has recorded at least one point in 44 of 45 career outings.

This is the second Ivy League Player of the Week award of Dwyer's career. He previously received the accolade on April 28, 2014 after helping guide the Harvard men's lacrosse team to its first Ivy League Championship in 24 years. Dwyer is the second member of the Crimson to be named Player of the Week this year, following Morgan Cheek's selection on Feb. 23.

Harvard, which is 4-0 to begin the year for the first time since 2002, has moved up to No. 8 in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA)/Nike Division I Coaches' Poll and is seventh in the Cascade/Maverik Media Poll. This marks the Crimson's highest ranking in the Coaches' Poll since finishing the 1996 season ranked sixth.

The Crimson is back in action tomorrow at Bryant and will visit Penn State on Saturday, March 12. Saturday's contest versus the Nittany Lions will be broadcast live on ESPNU with first face off scheduled for 10 a.m.