PRINCETON, N.J. – The Harvard men's lacrosse team collected three honorable mention awards from the Ivy League, as announced by the conference office Wednesday afternoon. Kyle Anderson, Jonathan Butler and Steven Cuccurullo were all recognized for their performance during the 2019 campaign.
Hailing from Downington, Pennsylvania, Anderson led the Crimson with 30 goals and 44 points, while sharing the team lead with 14 assists (Kyle Salvatore). The junior attackman also added 31 ground balls, while causing five turnovers. Anderson scored at least one goal in every game in which he saw action and totaled eight games with multiple goals, including a career-high six at Princeton. He had a team-high five hat tricks and recorded a minimum of one assist in eight of 12 games. The postseason Ivy honor is the first of Anderson's career.
Butler, meanwhile, completed his senior campaign as a two-time all-Ivy League honoree after gathering second-team accolades as a sophomore in 2017. A defenseman from Summit, Butler shared team-high honors with Cuccurullo for the most ground balls this season with 45, while tying Frankie Tangredi for the second-most caused turnovers (14). Over his final seven games, Butler collected 31 ground balls, including a personal-record eight vs. Cornell. Butler was also one of two players in 2019 to start every game, sharing the honor with goalie Kyle Mullin.
A native of Smithtown, New York, Cuccurullo became a first-time all-Ivy performer after a 2019 season that saw him win a team-high 85 face-offs and share the Crimson lead with 45 ground balls (Butler). The sophomore midfielder's 85 wins in the circle were 21 more than his next-closest competition on the team, Kyle Massimilian, who was successful on 67 different occasions. Cuccurullo had some fantastic performances this season in face-off situations, including a 15-for-19 performance at Boston University that saw him win all nine in the fourth quarter and all 12 from the fourth quarter through the third overtime, and a 20-for-22 effort at Dartmouth.