Trio of Men’s Lacrosse Players Named to USILA North-South Game

Jeff Cohen is Harvard's all-time leader with 142 career goals (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Seniors Jeff Cohen, Paul Pate and Kevin Vaughan have been selected to the 71st annual United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association/LaxWorld Division I-II Senior North/South Game.

This game originated in 1940 and was played at Municipal Stadium in Baltimore, Md.  This year the game will be played at Harvard Stadium Friday, May 25, at 5:30 p.m.  The Division III game will be played at 3:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the stadium for $5.

Vaughan, a Harvard captain and midfielder from Ridgewood, N.J, who also earned unanimous All-Ivy first team honors, led Harvard with 19 assists, while ranking third with 17 goals and 36 points. Vaughan, who served as one of the Harvard captains for the second consecutive year, was tabbed to the Tewaaraton Award Watch List, as well as the Inside Lacrosse Preseason All-America third team and Preseason All-Ivy League team. Vaughan also tied for second on the Crimson with 33 ground balls during his senior campaign.

Cohen, an attackman, ranked second in the country with 3.43 goals per contest and stood 11th with 4.0 points per contest during his senior season. A native of Syosset, N.Y., Cohen, who paced the Ivy League with 48 goals, 56 points and eight man-up tallies, was also honored unanimously to the All-Ivy League first team. He became Harvard’s all-time career goal scorer (142 tallies) and his 167 career points (142-25-167) are tied for sixth in team history, while his 48 goals this spring rank seventh most in a single year in school history.

The attackman, who recorded 10 hat tricks as a senior, enjoyed six straight games with three goals or more from Feb. 28-March 24. Cohen netted a season and career-high seven goals in the Crimson’s 11-7 win over Michigan March 31 and added five-goal efforts against Holy Cross (Feb. 28), Duke (March 12), Brown (March 17) and Dartmouth (March 24).

Pate, also a captain of the Crimson, started all 12 games he appeared in at defense. A native of Manhasset, N.Y., Pate collected 12 ground balls on the year. Pate, who received NEILA All-New England second team honors last spring as well, served as the leader of the Crimson defense, which held opponents under 10 goals in six contests this year.