Boston, Mass. (May 9) – Senior Harris Stolzenberg (Weston, Fla.) became the first player in the history of the MIT men's lacrosse program to be named NEWMAC Athlete of the Year as announced by the league on Tuesday. He also secured a spot on the All-Conference first team along with juniors Graham Davis (Crofton, Md.) and Christian Jamison (Huntington, N.Y.). In addition, junior Mitch Turley (Westfield, Ind.) was voted to the All-Conference second team while senior TJ Burns (Mount Sinai, N.Y.) was named to the All-Sportsmanship Team.
A four-time All-Conference pick, Stolzenberg paces the NEWMAC in assists (37), assists per game (2.31), points (76), and points per game (4.75) while ranking third in goals (39) and goals per game (2.44). Graham, who claimed his third All-Conference award, ranks third in the nation and first in the NEWMAC in man-up goals with 12. He also leads the league in goals (47) and goals per game (2.94) while standing second in points (71), third in points per game (4.44), and sixth in assists (24) and assists per game (1.50).
Jamison was tabbed to the All-Conference team for the third year in a row after ranking eighth in the NEWMAC in groundballs (57) and groundballs per game (3.80) while placing 12th in caused turnovers (18). The recipient of his first conference accolade, Turley generated 33 goals which is eighth in the NEWMAC. He also ranked 10th in goals per game, averaging 2.06.
Burns is MIT's first NEWMAC All-Sportsmanship Team honoree. The newly established award is intended to recognize one student-athlete from each team, in every sport, who best demonstrates the ideals of the NEWMAC and its Code of Conduct. A senior tri-captain, Burns was a starting close defenseman for three seasons but volunteered to switch to short-stick middie this year. During his career, he was named to the NEWMAC Academic All-Conference team three times.