Brandau, Alexander, Stuzin named to first team; De Muth selected Academic All-Ivy
Men's Lacrosse 5/3/2023- Tim Bennett
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – It's been another strong season for the Yale men's lacrosse team, and eight Bulldogs have been rewarded by earning All-Ivy recognition. Attack Matt Brandau, defender Michael Alexander and long stick midfielder Jack Stuzin were named to the first team. Attack Chris Lyons and midfielder Brad Sharp earned second team recognition, and attack Leo Johnson and midfielder Thomas Bragg were honorable mention selections. In addition, captain Bryce De Muth earned Academic All-Ivy recognition.
Brandau, also one of 25 Tewaaraton Award nominees, was named to the first team for the second straight season. He is 13th in the nation in points per game (4.75), which is third in the Ivy League, and 15th nationally in assists per game (2.17), which is second in the league. His 11 assists in Ivy games led the team.
Alexander, who earned second team recognition last year, has now started every game on defense in each of the last two seasons. This spring, he is second on the team with 12 caused turnovers and also added 17 ground balls.
Stuzin, a first time All-Ivy honoree, is 18th in the nation and second in the Ivy League in caused turnovers per game (1.75). He also is second on the team with 32 ground balls.
Lyons, another first time honoree, has emerged as one of the top goal scorers in the nation. His 49 goals are the sixth most in a season in school history, and he is second in the nation in goals per game (4.08). In the season opener at Villanova, Lyons scored nine goals, the most by a sophomore at Yale. Twenty-three of his goals came in Ivy play.
Sharp earned second team recognition for the second straight season. He has scored 10 goals and added six assists. Five of his goals came in Ivy play, including one that was credited as a game-winner. Sharp also contributed four caused turnovers.
Johnson, a first time honoree, joins Brandau and Lyons as part of Yale's dynamic attack. Johnson has at least one point in all 29 games he has played in at Yale in two seasons and has scored at least one goal in all but two games. This season, he has contributed 30 goals and 18 assists. Sixteen of his goals came against Ivy opponents.
Bragg, who earned All-Ivy recognition for the first time, is fourth on the team in goals (16) and points (23). Eight of his goals came in Ivy play, including three with the Bulldogs a man up.
De Muth, the team captain, is an environmental engineering major with a 3.78 grade point average. He has started all 12 games on defense and contributed 19 ground balls and six caused turnovers.
Yale (8-4, 3-3 Ivy) is currently riding a five-game winning streak. The Bulldogs are the No. 4 seed in this weekend's Ivy League Tournament. They play top-seeded Cornell on Friday at 6 p.m. at Columbia.