July 30, 2018

Meet Harry Stanton - Wesleyan Men's Lacrosse

Harry Stanton - Wesleyan Courtesy of Wesleyan Sports Information

Harry Stanton helped guide Wesleyan men’s lacrosse to not only the program’s first national title, but the first NCAA team championship in Wesleyan University history as the Cardinals defeated powerhouse Salisbury, 8-6, in the final at Gillette Stadium. Stanton scored two goals and assisted on another, and was named the Most Outstanding Player.

Stanton concluded his collegiate career as one of the greatest men’s lacrosse players ever to don the Wesleyan uniform. The attack from New Canaan, Connecticut received numerous accolades throughout his career but most notably, he was named a three-time All-American by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA). Additionally, Stanton was a three-time All-NESCAC selection and was the 2015 NESCAC Rookie of the Year. He also earned NEILA All-Region honors three times.

Stanton’s 224 career goals are the most in the 59-year history of the Wesleyan men’s lacrosse program. He also finished his career ranked second in program history in career points with 287, and his 86 goals in 2017 were the most-ever by a Cardinal in a single-season.

Aside from his accomplishments on the field, Stanton also excelled in the classroom. A psychology major, he was named a 2018 Scholar All-American by the USILA.