PRINCETON, N.J. – Yale’s junior attackman Ben Reeves was named Ivy League Player of the Week, while Cornell’s freshman standout Jeff Teat earned Rookie of the Week, the league announced.
- As a league, the Ancient Eight is 22-23 in non-conference action, for a winning percentage of .489.
- Yale is 5-0 in Ivy League action for the first time since 1990. With its win over Brown, the Bulldogs clinched at least a share of the regular season title and will serve as the host for the 2017 Ivy League Tournament, May 5-7. All three games will be broadcasted on ESPNU.
- Princeton sits in second place with 3-1 mark, while Brown (2-2) and Cornell (2-2) are tied for third.
- Yale is ranked 11th in the Inside Lacrosse Poll and No. 12 in the USILA Coaches Poll. Princeton is ranked 16/17 in the two respectively polls.
- The impact of freshmen is being felt across the Ancient Eight this season. Entering the week, five teams have rookies among their top scorers. Princeton’s Michael Sowers, Yale’s Matt Gaudet and Cornell’s Jeff Teat and Connor Fletcher rank in the top-10 among league leaders.
- Princeton’s Michael Sowers is two goals shy of breaking Cornell’s Rob Pannell mark for points in a season by a freshman. Sowers has 31 goals and 34 assists for 65 total points.
- Cornell freshmen Jeff Teat and Connor Fletcher became the most prolific rookie scoring duo in Big Red history, passing Rob Pannell and Roy Lang. Teat has registered 54 points (25 G, 29 A) with Fletcher chipping in 29 points (21 G, 8 A).
- Brown senior Dylan Molloy is 18 points shy of becoming Brown’s all-time leading scorer. The senior has 298 career points to rank second behind Darren Lowe ’92.
- Five Ivy Leaguers - Ben Reeves (2nd, 5.60), Michael Sowers (4th, 5.42), Morgan Cheek (5th, 5.27), Dylan Molloy (7th, 5.10) and Jeff Teat (10th, 4.91) - rank in the top-10 nationally in points per game.
- Dartmouth is fourth in the nation in caused turnovers, forcing 10.50 turnovers per game.
- Walt Gahagan of Cornell ranks 9th nationally in caused turnovers forcing 2.00 per game.
- This week features midweek nonconference tilts highlighted by No. 11 Yale visiting No. 5 Albany and No. 20 Providence hosting Brown.
TUESDAY, APRIL 18
Brown at No. 20 Providence, 7 pm
SATURDAY, APRIL 15
Harvard at No. 16/17 Princeton, 1 pm [ILDN]
Dartmouth at Penn, 1 pm [ILDN]
Cornell at Brown, 4 pm [ESPN3|ILDN]
No. 11/12 Yale at No. 5 Albany, 7 pm
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Yale’s Ben Reeves (Macedon, N.Y.) played a huge factor in helping Yale to a share of the 2017 Ivy League Championship and his school’s first home league tournament appearance. The junior attackman scored five goals and handed out five assists in No. 15 Yale’s 18-12 victory of Brown at Reese Stadium. Reeves’ career-high, 10-point outing extended the Bulldogs’ winning streak to seven games, while moving to 5-0 in Ivy play for the first time since 1900. Yale, which completes league play at Harvard on April 29, can notch its first perfect Ivy campaign since 1956, the first year of league competition.
Reeves' Weekly Statistics
1 GP, 5 A, 5 A, 10 Pts., vs. Brown
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Cornell’s Jeff Teat (Brampton, Ont.) finished the week with 14 points on six goals and eight assists. He opened the weekend putting up a game-high six points against No. 1 Syracuse. On Saturday, in a 16-11 win over Lehigh, Teat registered four goals and four assists. His first two helpers of the game tied the contest at 3-3 and 4-4 before scoring twice to put Cornell ahead 7-6. Teat has now registered three or more points in eight straight games with at least five points in four straight.
Teat's Weekly Statistics
1 GP, 2 G, 4 A, 6 Pts., 1 GB, at Syracuse
1 GP, 4 G, 4 A, 8 Pts., 4 GB, vs. Lehigh
Morgan Cheek, Harvard (Jr., A – Wellesley, Mass.)
1 GP, 5 G, 1 A, 6 Pts., 2 GB, 1 CT vs. Penn
Zach Currier, Princeton (Sr., M – Peterborough, Ont.)
1 GP, 1 G, 2 A, 3 Pts., 7 GB, 13-19 FO, at Lehigh
1 GP, 2 G, 3 A, 5 Pts., 9 GB, 1 CT, 9-11 FO, at Dartmouth
Matt Gaudet, Yale (Fr., A – Hamilton, ON.)
1 GP, 4 G, 4 Pts., 1 GB, vs. Brown
Richie Loftus, Dartmouth (Jr., A – Dallas, Texas)
1 GP, 1 G, 7 A, 8 Pts., 5 GB, 2 CT vs. UMass Lowell
1 GP, 2 G, 2 Pts., 3 GB vs. Princeton
Ben Martin, Dartmouth (Fr., A – Arlington, Va.)
1 GP, 7 G, 7 Pts., 2 GB, 1 CT vs. UMass Lowell
1 GP, 1 G, 1 Pt., vs. Princeton
Dylan Molloy, Brown (Sr., A – Setauket, N.Y.)
1 GP, 3 G, 1 A, 4 Pts., 2 GB at Yale
Jackson Newsome, Brown (So., A – Arlington, Va.)
1 GP, 4 G, 4 Pts., at Yale
Clarke Petterson, Cornell (So., M – Toronto, Ont.)
1 GP, 1 A, 1 Pt., 2 GB, 1 CT at Syracuse1 GP, 2 G, 4 A, 6 Pts., 5 GB, 1 CT vs. Lehigh
Chris Santangelo, Penn (Jr., FO/M – Rye, N.Y.)
1 GP, 1 G, 1 Pt., 8 GB, 22-28 FO vs. Harvard
Michael Sowers, Princeton (Fr., A – Dresher, Pa.)
1 GP, 1 G, 3 A, 4 Pts., 2 GB at Lehigh1 GP, 3 G, 3 A, 6 Pts., at Dartmouth