Dwyer received his fourth-consecutive All-NEILA honor (Sideline Photos).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard lacrosse's Bobby Duvnjak, Devin Dwyer, and Joe Lang have been named to the 2016 New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA)All New England Teams, the association announced Tuesday.
Duvnjak and Dwyer were each named to the All-NEILA first team with Lang being tabbed to the second team. The trio also received All-Ivy League first team honors last week prior to helping Harvard to its third appearance in the Ivy League Tournament championship game with a 13-12 win over then No. 2/2 Brown.
Dwyer put together one of the finest seasons in Harvard men's lacrosse history, ranking eighth in the NCAA in points per game (4.55), 20th in goals per game (2.50), and 15th in assists per game (2.00). His 72 points were a career-high and third-most in program history, while his 40 goals, also a career-best, are 10th in program history. His 32 assists, meanwhile, also ranked 10th in program annals and marked the first time in Harvard history that a student-athlete has recorded 30-plus goals and 30-plus assists in the same season.
Dwyer, an attackman, became the first Harvard student-athlete to be recognized as a Tewaaraton Award nominee earlier this year after having been included on the Tewaaraton Award Watch List three times in his career. He is also a four-time All-Ivy League honoree, and a four-time All-NEILA selection.
A native of Garden City, New York, Dwyer's name litters Harvard's record book. He ranks third in program history in career points (211) and is third in Harvard history, ninth in Ivy League annals, in career assists (123). Also a USILA All-America honorable mention recipient in 2014, Dwyer will graduate having scored in 49 consecutive games, the third-longest active streak in the NCAA.
Duvnjak helped to anchor Harvard's defensive unit which ranked 19th in the nation in man-down defense (.683) and was 25th in ground balls per game (29.06). An Inside Lacrosse Midseason All-America first team selection, Duvnjak was fifth in the nation in caused turnovers per game (2.06) with his career-best 33 caused turnovers and 52 ground balls leading the squad.
A native of Manhasset, New York, Duvnjak received All-Ivy League first team, All-NEILA second team, and USILA All-America honorable mention accolades in 2014,
An Inside Lacrosse Preseason All-America honorable mention pick this year, Lang ranked third on the team in assists (17) and points (39), and was fourth in goals (22). Hailing from Mill Valley, California, he will carry a 17-game point-scoring streak into next season after turning in multiple-point efforts in 13 of 16 games. This year.
Lang's was included on the All-NEILA second team for a second straight year, and is also a two-time All-Ivy League recipient.