MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Harry Stanton '18 of the seventh-ranked Wesleyan University men's lacrosse team was named the NESCAC Co-Lacrosse Player of the Week alongside Charlie Fay of Bates College, as announced Monday by the league office. It's the second time this season that Stanton has been honored by the conference.
Stanton was terrific during a 2-0 week for the Cardinals, in which he totaled 16 points on 12 goals and four assists. In the win over Skidmore (12-9), the junior attack scored four times and dished out two assists, while also picking up two ground balls. The following game, he led Wesleyan's comeback effort over then-No. 3 Tufts in a 17-16 victory. Stanton tied a program record with eight goals, while adding two assists for 10 points. He scored four goals in the fourth quarter alone, including the game-tying score at 16-16 with 2:32 to play in regulation.
The Connecticut native currently leads the ultra-competitive NESCAC in goals with 54, and ranks second in points with 74. His 3.86 goals per game mark ranks fifth in Division III, while his 5.29 points per game sits at 12th.
Wesleyan is currently ranked No. 7 in the country with a 13-1 overall record and 8-1 league ledger. The only loss occurred in the team's season-opener on the road against then-No. 15 and now-No. 1 Bates, in which they lost by one (15-14). The team's 13-game winning streak is a program record.