CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Garnering conference accolades after highly-productive seasons, four Harvard men's lacrosse players have earned All-Ivy League recognition. Seniors Morgan Cheek, Joe Lang and Robert Shaw were selected to the second team, while senior Joe Kearney tallied honorable mention status.
Cheek became the fifth Harvard player in program history to reach 200 points, ending his senior campaign with 59 points on 25 goals and 34 assists. Cheek also concludes his Crimson tenure sixth all time with 105 goals and fifth with 95 assists. Cheek is on the All-Ivy League second team for the third-consecutive season, while he has also been on the Tewaaraton Award watch list in each of the last two seasons and a USILA honorable mention All-America honoree last season. In February, Cheek was honored as the National Player of the Month after scoring a program-record 13 points against Boston University, and he was a midseason All-America honorable mention selection by Inside Lacrosse.
Lang became a four-time All-Ivy selection with the second team nod, as the midfielder was named to the first team as a sophomore and junior and as honorable mention his freshman year. A team captain, Lang posted 15 goals and 16 assists for 31 points this season, ending his career with 127 points and 77 goals. Lang was a USILA All-America honorable mention selection a year ago, and he posted a career-high with nine points against Boston University.
Shaw is on the All-Ivy League second team for the second-consecutive year, as the goalie averaged 12.85 saves per game in 2018, which ranked fourth in the country. Shaw made at least 10 saves in 12 of 13 contests this season, including all six Ivy games this season. He totaled a season-high 18 saves in the 2018 finale at Yale. Shaw became the sixth player in program history to record 500 career saves, finishing with 504 for the Crimson.
Kearney anchored the defensive unit, en route to his first All-Ivy accolades as an honorable mention selection. The Duxbury, Massachusetts native started all 13 games, collecting 17 ground balls with eight caused turnovers. He ended his senior campaign with a career-best three ground balls in each of the final two outings, and helped hold five opponents to 10 goals or fewer.