Fischer, Gambitsky Named to NEILA Academic All-Region Team

Fischer, Gambitsky Named to NEILA Academic All-Region Team

Fisher and Gambitsky were recognized for their work in the classroom (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Brian Fischer and Jake Gambitsky have been named to the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Academic All-Region Team, association officials announced Thursday.

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.

Fischer, a defenseman, was an All-Ivy League second team selection after forcing a career-high 18 turnovers and collecting 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 concluded his career with 92 ground balls and 44 caused turnovers.

Gambitsky started four games in goal and made five appearances on the year. Voted as a co-captain by his teammates, Gambitsky was an All-Ivy League second team pick in 2014, and will graduate with a career record of 14-12 between the pipes with a 10.59 goals against average.