Dean Gibbons leads all Harvard players with 17 points on the season (Gil Talbot).
Full Ivy League Release
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – With two wins last week, including a victory over No. 20 Georgetown, the men's lacrosse team had two players receive weekly awards from the Ivy League, the league announced Monday. Senior attackman Dean Gibbons was named co-Ivy Player of the Week with Cornell's Rob Pannell and Eipp earned the first weekly award of his career as Ivy Rookie of the Week.
Gibbons, who was also tabbed the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) Player of the Week, played a major role in Harvard's wins this week, picking up seven goals and six assists in the two victories. Against the Hoyas, Gibbons led all Crimson players with four goals in the game, including a pair that came six seconds apart in the first period, where Harvard took a 7-3 lead. Against Bellarmine, Gibbons posted a nine-point night, scoring a goal each in the first three periods and dishing out six assists in the 21-10 rout. Gibbons currently ranks third in the Ivy League in goals per game (2.75), seventh in assists per game (1.25) and fifth in points per contest (4.00).
Eipp put up some impressive numbers in his second week of competition with the Crimson. Against Georgetown, the rookie collected a pair of goals and registered the assist on classmate Eric Slingerland's eventual game-winning score with 2:46 to play in the fourth period. In the Bellarmine game, Eipp led all scorers with four goals in the game on just five total shots, and added an assist to his night. Eipp leads all Harvard freshmen with nine points on six goals and three assists.
Harvard puts its perfect 3-0 home record on the line Tuesday afternoon as it welcomes Holy Cross to Soldiers Field Soccer/Lacrosse Stadium for a 4 p.m. game.