Cimbalista and Oberbeck Named Ivy League Co-Players of the Week


PRINCETON, N.J. – Four members of the No. 7 Yale University men’s lacrosse team received weekly Ivy League honors, highlighted by Jeff Cimbalista (New Hope, Pa.) and Conrad Oberbeck (Greenwich, Conn.) being named Co-Players of the Week.

Cimbalista was the key to the Bulldogs’ second-half offense in the 16-10 win over then-No. 12 Brown on April 11. The sophomore, currently second on the team with 21 goals this season, netted four goals after intermission. His final goal early in the fourth quarter locked up the crucial Ivy victory.

Oberbeck, a Senior CLASS Award finalist, totaled three goals and one assist in the win over the Bears. The goals, which came over a 9:37 span in the first half, gave the Bulldogs a lead they would never relinquish. The attackman currently is sixth on the Yale career scoring chart with 165 points.

Christopher Keating (Windham, N.H.) and Ben Reeves (Macedon, N.Y.) earned spots on the weekly honor roll for their performance against Brown.

Keating, a sophomore defenseman, helped hold the high-powered Bears’ attack scoreless over 22 minutes on Saturday. The Elis’ top reserve d-man grabbed a game-high seven ground balls and caused a turnover in the win.

Reeves, a three-time Ivy League Rookie of the Week, had two goals and two assists versus Brown. The freshman is second on the team with 34 points this spring, five away from equaling the program’s record for freshman scoring.

The Bulldogs (9-2, 3-2 Ivy) visit No. 8 Albany on Saturday night. The opening face-off of the non-conference game is set for 7:00 p.m.

Filed by Kyle Young, Yale Sports Publicity

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