Three helped lead Yale to NCAA Tournament berth
Men's Lacrosse 5/9/2023- Tim Bennett
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Three Bulldogs have earned All-America recognition from USA Lacrosse Magazine. Attack Matt Brandau was named to the third team, while attack Chris Lyons and long stick midfielder Jack Stuzin were honorable mention selections. All three also earned first team All-Ivy recognition when the league postseason honors were announced last week.
Brandau, who was an All-America selection by USA Lacrosse last year as well, is 15th in the nation in assists per game (2.21) and 18th in points per game (4.64). In 14 games, he has scored 34 goals and added 31 assists for 65 points. In his career, Brandau has had at least one point in all 54 games he has played. He also is one of 25 nominees for the Tewaaraton Award.
Lyons has emerged as one of the top goals scorers in the nation. He is second in the nation in goals per game (4.14), and his 58 goals are the third most overall in school history and the most by a sophomore. He had nine goals in the season opener at Villanova and added seven against Brown and in the win over Cornell in the Ivy League Tournament semifinal.
Stuzin is second in the Ivy League in caused turnovers per game (1.50 per game) and second on the team with 37 ground balls. In addition, he named to the all-tournament team at the Ivy League Tournament after scoring four goals in two games.
The Bulldogs (9-5) meet Georgetown in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday in Washington, D.C.