Gibbons Named NEILA Player of the Week

Pictured: Dean Gibbons notched three of his five goals against Canisius in the second quarter.
Photo courtesy: Gil Talbot Photography

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After tying a career-high with five goals in the 14th-ranked Crimson’s 16-6 win over Canisius Feb. 27, junior attackman Dean Gibbons of the Harvard men’s lacrosse team has been honored as the Turfer NEILA Player of the Week, the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association announced Tuesday afternoon.

Gibbons, who netted five goals on six shots in the season opener, scored three times in the second quarter alone, helping the Crimson jump out to a 9-3 lead at halftime. Gibbons, a native of Garden City, N.Y., was honored on the NEILA Preseason All-New England team prior to this year.

Gibbons and the Crimson will travel to Washington, D.C., to face No. 14 Georgetown Wednesday, March 3. The game, scheduled for 3 p.m., will be broadcast live on the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN). Harvard is 1-0 on the season, while the Hoyas own a 0-1 record after falling to No. 7 Maryland.