Dwyer and Jahelka are recognized among the top players in collegiate lacrosse.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Juniors Devin Dwyer and Stephen Jahelka of the No. 10/13 Harvard men's lacrosse team are among the 50 student-athletes included on the 2015 Tewaaraton Award Watch List as announced Thursday by the Tewaaraton Foundation.
The list includes the top 50 players from across all three divisions of NCAA lacrosse and highlights the early contenders for the 2015 Tewaaraton Award, presented by Under Armour. The Tewaaraton Award annually honors the top male and female college lacrosse players in the United States. The selection committees are made up of premier collegiate coaches and are appointed annually by The Tewaaraton Foundation.
Dwyer, an attackman, was also included on the Tewaaraton Watch List last season. The Garden City, N.Y., native has been a focal point of Harvard's offense since his arrival in Cambridge, totaling 93 points on 30 goals and 63 assists through just 28 games. He burst onto the scene as a freshman, compiling 43 points (16g, 27a) en route to being named NEILA Rookie of the Year and garnering All-Ivy League honorable mention selection. He followed that up with 47 points (12g, 35) as a sophomore despite playing in just 13 games, receiving USILA All-America honorable mention, All-Ivy League first team and All-NEILA first team honors. An Inside Lacrosse Preseason All-America third team pick, Dwyer has scored at least one point in 27 of 28 career games, and needs just three assists to move into the program's all-time top 10.
Like Dwyer, Jahelka has been one of the keys to Harvard's rise over the last few years. A defenseman from Garden City, N.Y., Jahelka has appeared in 31 career games, registering 69 ground balls, 29 caused turnovers, and four points (2g, 2a). As a freshman he led the Crimson with 17 caused turnovers and collected 33 ground balls, before being named a tri-captain of the U.S. Under-19 Men's National Team that won gold at the 2012 Lacrosse World Championships in Finland. Jahelka registered 12 caused turnovers and 36 ground balls last season as a member of a defensive unit that allowed 9.76 goals per game, leading to recognition on the All-Ivy League second team and All-NEILA first team. Jahelka was voted a tri-captain by his teammates this fall.
Dwyer, Jahelka and the Crimson will be back in action Saturday, Feb. 28 as they travel south to face No. 6/6 Duke. Faceoff is scheduled for 12 p.m. live on ESPN3.