Fischer received All-Ivy League honors for the first time in his career (Elan Kawesch).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A total of six Harvard men's lacrosse players were voted to the All-Ivy League teams which were released on Wednesday, highlighted by Devin Dwyer, Brian Fischer and Bryan Moore who each received second team accolades.
Dwyer has been named All-Ivy League each of the last three years after being chosen to the first team last season and honorable mention as a freshman. The junior also led the team in scoring for a third-consecutive year, turning in career bests in points (49) and goals (20) while contributing 29 assists. His 29 helpers were the third most in the Ancient Eight and 10th highest single-season total in program history, with his 49 points ranking seventh among the conference. Also named to the Tewaaraton Award Watch List midseason, Dwyer enjoyed a historic day when the team took the field at Holy Cross, tying the all-time program records with 12 points and eight assists. A native of Garden City, New York, Dwyer already ranks fourth in the Harvard record book with 91 career assists and has scored at least one point in 33 consecutive games dating back to 2013, the 10th-longest active streak in the nation.
Fischer earned his first All-Ivy recognition after helping to anchor the Crimson's defensive unit. Also a native of Garden City, New York, Fischer caused a career-high 18 turnovers, second most on the team and sixth best in the conference, and collected 21 ground balls. While regularly being asked to defend against the opposition's top scoring threat, Fischer also played a role in Harvard's transition offense, scoring the first three goals of his career and adding one assist for a total of four points. Drafted by the Boston Cannons in the fifth round of the 2015 Major League Lacrosse Draft, Fischer concludes his career with 92 ground balls and 44 caused turnovers.
Moore came into his own as a junior, starting 10 games and appearing in 13 after entering the year with just 10:23 of career playing time under his belt. He earned the win in the team's season opener versus UMass, entering the game in the third quarter with Harvard trailing 12-10, and also picked up a win in relief against Quinnipiac before taking over the starting role. As the starter he made double-digit saves in eight of 10 games, including 23 against Albany which stands as the second-highest total in the NCAA this season. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Moore finished the season sporting a 6-6 record, 11.48 goals against average and .541 save percentage, with his 11.23 saves per game ranking 12th in the nation.
Ardrey also enjoyed a breakout year en route to his first all-conference accolade. The Deerfield, Connecticut, product ranked second on the team in goals (24), assists (8) and points (32), turning in career-highs across the board after moving to the midfield this season. As a junior he scored at least one point in 13 of 14 games and tallied at least one goal in 12 games, including 10 multi-point and six multi-goal performances. He also contributed three hat tricks, scoring four goals against Quinnipiac, Dartmouth and Albany.
Kirby joined Fischer at close defense, starting all 14 games for Harvard after moving to the position from the defensive midfield due to injuries. Despite the position change the junior set career-highs all around, causing 13 turnovers, collecting 33 ground balls and scoring four goals in transition. A Morristown, New Jersey, native, his best performance came at home against Cornell when he forced four turnovers and recovered six ground balls to help the Crimson to victory.
Lang made an immediate impact as a freshman, ranking third on the team in points (28) and goals (21), and fourth in assists (7). He scored at least one goal in six straight games to begin his career and finished the season with points in 12 of 14 contests. A product of Mill Valley, California, Lang turned in the first two hat tricks of his career in back-to-back games against Quinnipiac (3g, 2a) and Penn State (4g), and was rewarded by being named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week. He later added another three-goal, two-assist performance at Brown, before scoring a pair at both Dartmouth and Boston University.
Harvard has earned a total of 159 All-Ivy League awards since the conference's inception in 1957, with 25 honors being earned under Chris Wojcik '96, The Frisbie Family Head Coach for Harvard Men's Lacrosse.