Bulldog Attackman Adds to Honor List
BALTIMORE, Md. – Matt Gibson (Point Lookout, N.Y.), the lacrosse player who led Yale to an Ivy League Tournament Championship with 12 assists and 14 points over two victories last weekend, has been named the Baltimore Sun's National Player of the Week.
He is the first Yale player ever selected by the newspaper known for its outstanding coverage of the sport.
Gibson, who owns a team-high 27 assists and 56 points, tied the 22-year-old school record with eight assists in Yale's 14-10 Ivy semifinal win over Cornell on May 4. He followed that with two goals and four assists in the 15-7 beating of Princeton for the championship on May 6, one of the most prolific weekends in the history of the program.
The Yale senior attackman ranks 18th in Division I with 3.73 points per game and 12th with 1.93 assists. His season point total is the most by a Bulldog since 2001, while his 27 goals are his season-high.
Gibson is a three-time All-Ivy pick and a two-time, first-team selection who also earned honorable mention All-America those two seasons.
He is fourth on the Yale career points list with 167, passing his brother, Brendan (141), the 2010 Yale captain, earlier this season. Gibson ranks seventh on the school's career charts for goals (93) and assists (74).
Filed by Steve Conn, Yale Sports Publicity Director
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