Schwartz was named the Crimson’s Most Outstanding Player for 2014.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard men’s lacrosse team hosted its annual awards banquet this past Saturday to celebrate the team’s 2014 Ivy League championship, and recognize the achievements and contributions made to the program.
Brian O’Toole ’14 received the Unsung Hero Award after appearing in all 17 games for the Crimson as a member of the defensive midfield. O’Toole picked up 21 ground balls on the year and ranked fourth in the Ivy League with 20 caused turnovers. He was frequently asked to defend against the opponent’s top scoring threats, and helped to limit 11 of Harvard’s 17 opponents to fewer than 10 goals.
The Class of ’59 Trophy for Leadership and Enthusiasm went to captain Joe Petrucci ’14 for his efforts in helping guide the Crimson to its first Ivy League title in 24 years. Petrucci and his defensive counterparts allowed opponents to score just 9.76 goals per game overall, and held Ancient Eight opponents to a league-low 8.63 goals per game in conference play. He started all 14 games in which he played, collecting 10 ground balls and six caused turnovers along the way.
Junior Grove Stewart was presented with the Most Improved Player Award. Stewart saw action in 11 games as a midfielder despite missing time to injury, and totaled one assist and five ground balls for the year.
Athletic trainer Andrei Tarsici was named the Person Who Has Done the Most for Harvard Lacrosse for his dedication and commitment for the Crimson program over the last two years. Tarsici came on staff prior to the 2013 season, and has worked tirelessly to ensure that Harvard’s student-athletes receive the best medical treatment and care available.
Captain Peter Schwartz ’14 picked up a pair of honors, receiving both the Mike Davis Award for Leadership and Most Outstanding Player Award. Schwartz was a focal point of the offense, setting career-highs across the board with 46 points on 25 goals and 21 assists. He was also named to the All-Ivy League second team, All-NEILA first team and to the NEILA Academic All-Region Team, and competed in the USILA/LaxWorld Division I-II North-South All-Star Game.
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