Cohen Honored as NEILA Player of the Week

Pictured: Jeff Cohen leads Harvard with 16 goals.
Photo courtesy: Gil Talbot Photography

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Sophomore attackman Jeff Cohen of the 16th-ranked Harvard men's lacrosse team has been tabbed the Turfer NEILA Player of the Week, it was announced Tuesday afternoon.

In Harvard's 11-8 win over Colgate March 16, Cohen, who stands second on the Crimson with 19 points (16-3-19) this season, scored two goals and handed out an assist.  Cohen, a native of Syosset, N.Y., then netted four goals in the Ivy League opener against Brown Saturday, a 13-11 win for the Bears.  With his seven points last week, Cohen extended his point streak to 19 games, tied for the longest streak in the country.

Cohen is the second Harvard player to be honored this season by the NEILA, as junior attackman Dean Gibbons took home Player of the Week honors March 2.

Harvard will host Dartmouth in an Ivy League contest Saturday, March 27.  The game, which will be played at Harvard Stadium, is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.