Jahelka received Preseason All-America recognition for the first time (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – One day after being ranked No. 14 in the 2016 Inside Lacrosse Face-Off Yearbook, the Harvard men's lacrosse team has taken home more accolades from the publication as Stephen Jahelka, Devin Dwyer and Joe Lang were each named to the Preseason All-America teams.
Jahelka was tabbed to the third team with Dwyer and Lang each receiving honorable mention selections. For Dwyer this marks the third-straight year he has received Preseason All-America recognition from IL while Jahelka and Lang earned the distinction for the first time.
Jahelka, a defenseman, was named to the 2015 Tewaaraton Award Watch List before sustaining an injury which caused him to miss all but two games last season. The senior and co-captain of this year's squad was an All-Ivy League second team and All-NEILA first team selection as a sophomore in 2014, and following his freshman season served as a tri-captain of the U.S. Under-19 Men's National Team that won gold at the 2012 Lacrosse World Championships in Finland.
Dwyer ranks fourth in Harvard history with 91 career assists and needs just 16 points this season to enter Harvard's all-time top 10. A three-time All-Ivy League selection and 2015 Tewaaraton Award Watch List nominee, Dwyer totaled a career-high 49 points a year ago on 20 goals and 29 assists. He was a third team Preseason All-America pick last season and earned honorable mention recognition as a sophomore.
Lang received All-Ivy League honorable mention and All-NEILA second team selections following his breakout rookie campaign which saw him rank 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.