AMHERST, Mass. – Four Harvard men's lacrosse players earned All-New England honors from the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA), led by first team selections for seniors Morgan Cheek and Robert Shaw, as announced by the organization on Tuesday. Senior Carney Mahon was named to the second team in the midfield, along with freshman Charlie Olmert at short-stick defense.
Cheek, who was named to the All-Ivy League second team, tallies his second-straight NEILA selection, while he earns first-team recognition for the first time. Cheek was on the Tewaaraton Award watch list, and earned national player of the week honors from two publications in March. Cheek totaled 59 points on 25 goals and 24 assists, and became the fifth player in program history to reach 200 career points.
Shaw was also an All-Ivy second team honoree, and he earns his first-career postseason accolade from the NEILA. The netminder ranked fourth nationally with 12.85 saves per game, and he became the sixth player in Harvard history to record 500 career stops between the posts.
Mahon earns his first-career postseason honor with his second-team selection, doing so after scoring 16 goals with 22 points in 2018 – both career-highs. The midfielder opened the season on a 12-game point streak, and notched his first-career hat trick at Cornell on April 7.
Olmert played a key role as a freshman on the Harvard defense, earning second team NEILA honors in the process as a short-stick defenseman. The first-year player tallied 15 ground balls and five caused turnovers, while adding his first-career goal against Holy Cross on Feb. 20.