Eight freshmen will join 34 returning letterwinners from last year’s team.
CAMBRDIGE, Mass. – Chris Wojcik ’96, The Frisbie Family Head Coach for Harvard Men’s Lacrosse, has announced the addition of eight freshmen to the program for the 2016 season. Harvard’s Class of 2019 hails from California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Canada.
“Today we officially welcome the class of 2019 to the Harvard lacrosse family. This is an exciting time for eight young men as they move into the Yard this morning to begin their Harvard careers,” stated Wojcik. “As the game of lacrosse continues to grow, we welcome two Canadians and a student-athlete from California for the third straight year, along with young men from the traditional lacrosse hot beds. The class is strong up the middle of the field, and we look forward to assimilating the group into our team when we begin training for the 2016 season.”
Inside Lacrosse ranked three of the seven freshmen among the top 50 in the class of 2015, including the No. 5 overall recruit, James Sullivan. Jack Corbett is the top ranked goalie in this year’s freshman class, while Connor McCroskey has been tabbed at No. 46 in the class. The group of incoming freshmen also includes Larsen Bidstrup, Jonathan Butler, Eric Wang, Marc Pion, and Spencer Daniel.
Class of 2019
Larsen Bidstrup | Attackman| 5-10 | 165 | Byfield, Mass. | The Governor’s Academy
Four-year letterwinner in lacrosse at The Governor’s Academy … Captained lacrosse team as a senior … Record holder in career points at Governor’s … Led Governor’s to two Independent School League championships … Earned All-America junior and senior years … Tabbed all-league sophomore, junior, and senior years … Also earned the team MVP award senior year … Played club lacrosse for 3D New England from 2010-15 … Also a four-year football letterwinner … Named all-league honorable mention senior year … Led Governor’s to four straight Independent School League championships and three New England championships … Received high honors all four years at Governor’s.
Jonathan Butler | Defenseman | 6-1 | 190 | Summit, N.J. | The Pingry School
Three-year letterwinner in lacrosse at The Pingry School … Led Pingry to a state championship in 2015, and to the Tournament of Champions semifinals … Received All-America, all-state and first team all-conference honors in 2015 … Also earned all-state honorable mention and second team all-conference recognition in 2014 … Selected to the 2014 Under Armour Underclass All-America New Jersey team and 2013 Under Armour Underclass Uncommitted All-America team … Also lettered one year in hockey … Received the 2015 Pingry School Centennial Cup Student-Athlete Award … 2015 National Merit Scholar … Volunteered with Hoboken Youth Lacrosse, St. Justine Pre-School in Newark, Lacrosse the Nations, and John Taylor Babbitt Foundation.
Jack Corbett | Goalkeeper | 6-1 | 170 | Duxbury, Mass. | The Hotchkiss School
Ranked as the No. 1 goalkeeper and No. 20 overall recruit in the class of 2015 by Inside Lacrosse … Four-year lacrosse letterwinner at Duxbury High School (2011-13) and The Hotchkiss School (2013-15) … Captained the Hotchkiss lacrosse team senior year … Led Hotchkiss to its best record in over five years as a junior, and to the team’s first win in the Black and Blue Bowl versus The Westminster School in over four years as a senior … Named an Under Armour All-American and All-New England as a senior … Received All-Founders League honors as a junior … Recipient of the C. Nelson Corey Lacrosse MVP Award as a senior … Only freshman to make varsity lacrosse at Duxbury … Under ArmourAlso played JV hockey for four years and was team captain as a senior.
Spencer Daniel | Defenseman | 5-10 | 190 | Orillia, Ontario | Salisbury School
Three-year letterwinner in lacrosse at Salisbury School … Captained lacrosse team as a senior … Led Salisbury to a runner-up finish at the 2015 Western New England championships … Received USAToday All-USA Lacrosse honorable mention recognition in 2015 and was named to the Western New England All-League team as a junior and senior … 2015 Recipient of the Salisbury Lacrosse “Bowler Award” as co-MVP … Selected to the 2014 Under Armour Underclass All-America Upstate New York team … Named to the All-Canada Tournament All-Star team in 2013 and 2014 … Named to the 2015 US Lacrosse All-Academic Team … Also earned a varsity letter in cross country as a senior … Achieved High Honors in all three years at Salisbury School … 2015 inductee to the Salisbury chapter of the Cum Laude society and recipient of the 2014 Harvard Book Prize … Coached youth lacrosse and hockey.
Connor McCroskey | Attackman | 5-8 | 155 | San Diego, Calif. | The Bishop’s School
Ranked as the No. 46 recruit in the Class of 2019 by Inside Lacrosse … Four-year lacrosse letterwinner at The Bishop’s School … Captained lacrosse team as a junior and senior … Named the 2014 Coastal League Player of the Year and was a two-time All-Coastal League first team selection … Also named to the All-California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) first team in 2014 … Set schools records with 109 points and 67 assists in 2014 … Two-time All-CIF Academic Team selection Also earned three varsity letters in basketball and captained the team as a senior
Marc Pion | Defenseman | 6-0 | 195 | Montreal, Quebec | IMG Academy
Four-year lacrosse letterwinner at IMG Academy … Two-time captain of the IMG national team … As a senior, led IMG Academy to a 10-4 record and a program-high No. 5 national ranking … Earned Under Armour All-America honors in 2015 and US Lacrosse All-America honors in 2014 … Selected to the 2014 Canada Lacrosse U19 National Championship All-Star Team … Also tabbed to the All-Canada Tournament All-Star Team in 2013 and 2014 … Recipient of the 2014 IMG Academy Ascender Award as the team’s MVP … Also earned two varsity letters in track and field … Montreal Gold Medalist in the 400 meter dash and 4×400 meter dash in 2012 and 2013 … Volunteered with the Special Olympics and led IMG Academy with the most community service hours logged.
James Sullivan | Midfielder | 5-11 | 195 | Garden City, N.J. | Garden City High School
Ranked as the No. 5 recruit in the Class of 2019 by Inside Lacrosse … Five-year letterwinner in lacrosse at Garden City High School … Captained lacrosse team junior and senior years … Led Garden City to a national championship and undefeated season in 2012 … Also helped Garden City to state championships in 2012 and 2013 … Received All-America honors in 2014, and was named all-county in 2013, 2014, and 2015 … Recognized as a 2015 Academic All-American and earned Academic All-County plaudits in 2013, 2014, and 2015 … Tabbed as the Defensive MVP of the 2013 state championship … Also a four-year football letterwinner … Captained football team senior year … Received all-county honors in 2013 and 2014, and earned Defensive MVP accolades at the 2012 Long Island championship … Volunteered with Best Buddies and Challenger Lacrosse from 2010-15.
Eric Wang | Midfielder | 5-10 | 155 | Setauket, N.Y. | Ward Melville High School
Three-year letterwinner in lacrosse at Ward Melville High School … Helped Ward Melville to the 2013 New York state championship … Also earned four varsity letters in swimming … Named swimming team captain as a senior and earned all-league honors … Class valedictorian … Received the Scholar-Athlete Award in both lacrosse and swimming all four years of high school … 2015 Intel semifinalist, National Merit Scholarship recipient, and National AP Scholar … Member of the National Honor Society and Future Business Leaders of America National Finalist … Volunteered at the Long Island State Veterans’ Home.
Photo courtesy Penny Ashford