Sunday, April 08, 2012

Happy Birthday to You, Roy Lang!

In yesterday's 14-10 victory by the Cornell Big Red over the Harvard Crimson, SI Alum Roy Lang demonstrated why people call him the best two-way player in the college game. Here's his Coach, Ben DeLuca, on Roy:

Eleven players scored goals, with senior midfielder Roy Lang acting as the main catalyst and embodying perfectly what DeLuca calls a "two-way mentality in the midfield." The 6-foot-3 200-pound Lang -- on his birthday -- scored five points on three goals and two assists, adding four ground balls and causing two turnovers on his way to bullying Harvard's midfield players for the better part of 48 minutes.
"I told the guys after the game, I don't think anyone plays more than Roy Lang," DeLuca said. "He plays in the defensive end, on man-down, on face-off, on offense ... He does just about everything for us. And that's a pretty scary thought if I'm on the other side of that and see Roy Lang with the skill set that he possesses with the ball in his stick coming at you in an unsettled situation with guys that maybe aren't so used to playing defense."

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