PERRY, N.Y. – Devin Dwyer and Bobby Duvnjak of the Harvard men's lacrosse team were placed on the 2016 USILA/Nike All-America third team, while Joe Lang received honorable mention as announced by the United State Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association this morning.
Dwyer was selected as one of four attackman on the third team and capped his career with one of the best 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). The Garden City, New York native saved his best for last, notching a personal best 72 points this season on a career high 40 goals to go with 32 assists to mark the first time in Harvard history that a student-athlete has recorded 30-plus goals and 30-plus assists in the same season.
Dwyer etched his name across the Harvard record books, ranking 10th in both single season goals and third in career points (211) and career assists (123). Dwyer was also recognized as Harvard's first Tewaaraton Award nominee and finished with a 49-game scoring streak, the third-longest active streak in the NCAA. Dwyer adds to his list of postseason honors, as he previously garnered All-Ivy League first team and NEILA All-New England first team honors earlier this month.
Chosen as a third team defenseman, 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.
Lang earned honorable mention as a midfielder tallying 22 goals and 22 ground balls this season, while racking up 39 points for a career high. The sophomore was included on the All-NEILA second team for a second straight year, and is also a two-time All-Ivy League recipient. The Mill Valley, California native was an Inside Lacrosse Preseason All-America honorable mention and Preseason All-NEILA second team selection.
A complete listing of the teams can be found here.