Six Crimson Receive NEILA Academic All-Region Honors

Six Crimson Receive NEILA Academic All-Region Honors

Harvard's senior class performed in the classroom and on the field in 2014 (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Six members of the Harvard men's lacrosse team have been named to the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Academic All-Region Team, association officials announced Tuesday.

Ryan Alden, Daniel Eipp, Gabriel Mendola, Joe Petrucci, Peter Schwartz and Carl Zimmerman were each honored for their performances in the classroom. To be selected for this team, student-athletes must be in their final year of eligibility, have posted a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and be a significant enough contributor on the field that they were nominated for conference or regional recognition.

The six seniors helped Harvard secure an at-large berth to the NCAA tournament, the first for the program since 2006. The Crimson finished the year off with a 10-7 overall record and a 5-1 mark in the Ivy League, earning a share of its first Ancient Eight title in 24 years. By virtue of its regular season title the Crimson earned the right to host the Ivy League Tournament at Harvard Stadium, where it advanced to the tournament final for the second time in program history.

The Crimson posted a 7-1 record in Cambridge and notched four wins over ranked opponents. Additionally, Harvard reached as high as No. 11 in the USILA Div. I Coaches Poll, matching the highest ranking in program history.