Gambitsky set a career-high with 18 saves Saturday at Georgetown (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Jake Gambitsky has been named Ivy League Player of the Week after leading the Harvard men's lacrosse team to a 2-0 record with 30 saves in goal.
Gambitsky opened with a 12-save performance on Tuesday as the Crimson defeated Quinnipiac, 10-8, to remain unbeaten at home. The 12 saves stood as his career high until Saturday afternoon when he registered 18 stops in the team's 15-7 win at Georgetown, marking the most saves by a member of the Crimson since Harry Krieger '13 made 19 on March 29, 2011 against UMass.
Gambitsky has played all but seven minutes in goal for Harvard this year, turning in a 9.44 goals against average and a .562 save percentage. The junior has recorded double-digit saves in four of the team's five contests, and has totaled a league-high 59 saves on the season (11.8 per game).
Gambitsky shares this week's player of the week award with Cornell's Matt Donovan. It is the first honor of his career, and the first for the Crimson since Krieger picked up the accolade on March 25 of last season.
Harvard will return to action Saturday, March 15 as it hosts Brown under the lights of Soldiers Field Lacrosse Stadium at 7 p.m. Fans can watch all of the action live online through the Ivy League Digital Network.