CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Adding a strong group of first-years to a talented roster, Gerry Byrne, The Frisbie Family Head Coach for Harvard Men's Lacrosse, has announced the seven members of the Harvard men's lacrosse class of 2023: Christian Barnard, Graham Blake, Greg Campisi, Lake De La Fuente, Justin Glod, Cooper Prawdzik and Mark Stephens.
"Our first-years, seven student-athletes from across the country, are talented players who will provide depth at every position and fight for playing time this spring," stated Byrne. "Hailing from many of the top high school programs in the nation, we anticipate that this class will help us return to the Ivy League Tournament and engage with the Harvard community in many ways."
Inside Lacrosse ranked two of the first-years among the top 65 incoming freshmen on its Power 100 Recruits list, including No. 30 Greg Campisi and No. 62 Graham Blake. The class of 2023 hails from California, Connecticut, Illinois, Michigan, New York and Texas. The seven first-years join a group of 33 returning student-athletes, led by senior captain Kyle Anderson.
Harvard returns its top-10 point scorers from last season and All-Ivy League selections Anderson and Steven Cuccurullo. The full class of 2023 can be found below.
Christian Barnard | Goalie | Darien, Conn. | Brunswick School
Four-year letterwinner at Brunswick School … Captain and starter senior year … Received the 2019 Durkin Family Award as Brunswick's team MVP … 2019 All-League New England West One selection … Named to the 2018 Under Armour Underclass Conny Team and 2016 New England Team … Led Brunswick to consecutive New England West One championship titles in 2017 and 2018 … Played for the Eclipse Lacrosse Club … Head of the Leadership Board at Brunswick … Brunswick School Prefect … Two-year letterwinner in soccer at Brunswick … Father, Andrew, played lacrosse at Harvard … Mother, Lendy, played lacrosse at Wittenberg … Grandfather, Joe, played lacrosse at Trinity.
Graham Blake | Attack | Ross, Calif. | Marin Catholic
Four-year letterwinner and starter at Marin Catholic … No. 62 ranked recruit by Inside Lacrosse … Team captain as a senior … 2019 Adrenaline All-American … 2019 U.S. Lacrosse All-American … Named to the 2019 Inside Lacrosse Committed Academy All-Tournament Team … Named to the 2019 Vail U19 All-Tournament Team … 2017-19 Marin Catholic Athletic League first team selection … 2019 Marin Catholic team MVP … Lead Marin Catholic to league championship titles in 2016 and 2018 … California state record holder in career assists (217), third in career points (400) … California state record holder for points (147) and assists (80) in 2019 … Played club lacrosse for the Thunder LB3 and 3D Lacrosse … Volunteered for the Oakland Lacrosse Club … Father, Mark, played lacrosse at Denison … Grandfather, Jerry, played lacrosse at Ohio State.
Greg Campisi | Long Stick Mid/Defense | Farmingdale, N.Y. | St. Anthony's
Four-year letterwinner, three-year starter and two-time captain at St. Anthony's … No. 30 ranked recruit by Inside Lacrosse … Named to the U.S. U19 Men's Training Team … 2019 Under Armour All-American … 2019 Catholic High School Athletic Association AA League and State champion at St. Anthony's … Named to the 2019 NYSSWA All-State first team … 2019 CHSAA Scholar Athlete of the Year … 2018 St. Anthony's Lacrosse Scholar Athlete … 2017 CHSAA AA Longstick Midfielder of the Year … Played club lacrosse for Team 91 … Member of the football, basketball and bowling teams at St. Anthony's … Brother, Anthony, played football and baseball at Stony Brook.
Lake De La Fuente | Midfield | Austin, Texas | Westlake
Four-year letterwinner and starter at Westlake … No. 27 ranked rising freshman by Inside Lacrosse … Jake Reed Nike Blue Chip Stand Out … Maverick Showtime attendee … Brine National Team All-Star … Aces of the South All-Star … Denver Shootout All-Star … Named to the Inside Lacrosse All-Star and All-Tourney Team … Received All-State and All-District honors in 2019 … 2018 FLG National Champion … Play club lacrosse for Dallas Select and West Coast Starz … Also ran track at Westlake.
Justin Glod | Attack | Bloomfield Hills, Mich. | Brother Rice
Four-year letterwinner and starter at Brother Rice … Captain senior year … 2019 U.S. Lacrosse All-American … Named to the 2019 All-State and All-Catholic first teams … 2019 Brother Rice team offensive MVP … Named a top-three player in Michigan by Detroit Free Press … Named to the 2018 All-Midwest, All-State and All-Catholic second team … Led Brother Rice to state championship titles in 2019 and 2017 … Played club lacrosse for the Juiced Cherries … Co-Director of LaxBack for two years.
Cooper Prawdzik | Long Stick Mid/Defense | Northbrook, Ill. | Loyola Academy
Four-year letterwinner at Loyola … Four-time All-Conference team selection … Two-time All-State team selection … Named to the All-American team … 2018 Loyola team defensive MVP … Two-time state champion at Loyola … Four-time All-Academic team recipient … Played club lacrosse for True Lacrosse and Project Midwest … Four-year letterwinner and two-year captain of the hockey team at Loyola, leading the team to a state title … Grandfather played football at Minnesota.
Mark Stephens | Midfield | Kentfield, Calif. | St. Ignatius College Prep
Four-year letterwinner and two-year starter at St. Ignatius … Captain junior and senior seasons … 2019 and 2018 West Catholic Athletic League All-League first team selection … Led St. Ignatius to a league championship title and undefeated season in 2019 … Adrenaline All-American … Ranked No. 20 nationally in 2019 … Played club lacrosse for the Alcatraz Outlaws and the Adrenaline Tropics … AP Scholar with distinction.