By: Justin Lafleur
- Complete Inside Lacrosse Release
HANOVER, N.H. – Off to an impressive start to the season, Dartmouth men’s lacrosse senior faceoff specialist Mitchell Myers has been named an honorable mention Midseason Media All-American, as announced by Inside Lacrosse late Friday. Myers currently stands among the nation’s best in faceoff percentage (61.8) and groundballs per game (7.88), and has been a key part of the Big Green’s 6-2 start to the season.
Myers stands 16th nationally in groundballs per contest, and 17th in faceoff percentage, which are also good for first and second in the Ivy League, respectively. Myers began the season by winning 17-of-26 at Merrimack before winning 17-of-21 at Holy Cross and 19-of-23 vs. Siena. He won 21-of-39 at Hobart with a career-high 13 groundballs, one of four times this season with double-figure groundballs. Most recently at Cornell, Myers bounced back from a tough start to win 14 of his final 24 faceoffs. Myers also won five of his last six faceoffs taken in a comeback, 10-9 overtime win over Harvard.
Myers is up to 63 groundballs on the season, already within 12 of tying his career high set last season, while he’s only 29 faceoff wins from tying last season’s total, this with four games still remaining.
The Big Green stand 6-2 and 1-1 in Ivy League play heading into a big showdown at Yale on Saturday. Opening faceoff is set for 1 p.m. on ESPN+.