Coming off an electric 23-7 win against Providence, the Harvard men’s lacrosse team (2-0, 0-0 Ivy) continued its hot streak with a one-goal win against No. 18 Bryant (2-1), 14-13. In what senior attacker Brennan McBride called “a full team effort,” the squad battled for a full 60 minutes against its scrappy foe.
With a coast-to-coast, third quarter, man-down goal from senior goalie Christian Barnard setting the tone for the second half of play, the Harvard men’s lacrosse team (1-0) struck gold in its season opener against Providence with a decisive 23-7 victory. The team remains undefeated against the Friars, boasting a perfect 5-0 record against its opponent.
Returning from a disappointing end to the 2023 season, which had been highly-touted by lacrosse insiders as a potential breakthrough for Frisbie Family Head Coach Gerry Byrne and his men’s lacrosse team, the squad can rely on the return of key players on both ends of the field as well as a stacked freshman class for its 2024 battle in the competitive Ivy League.
Very few athletes have the opportunity to represent their country. Even fewer have this chance in lacrosse. Not yet recognized by the Olympic Committee despite its title as the one of the fastest growing sports in the world, lacrosse has had to make do with its own version of an Olympic battle: The World Games. For Harvard men's lacrosse standout Logan Ip, the chance to compete for Hong Kong was a once in a lifetime opportunity.