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Hun School’s Chris Fake ’17 is Ivy League Rookie of the Year; Heads to NCAA Semis with Yale

UPDATE: Yale beat Duke on Monday, May 28th to clinch its first-ever NCAA men's lacrosse championship. It is the first Ivy League school to win since Princeton in 2001. Hun alumni Brendan Rooney '15 and Chris Fake '17 both play for the Bulldogs.

Hun alumnus Chris Fake ’17, a key defensive player for Yale men’s lacrosse, has been named Ivy League Rookie of the Year. On May 26th, he’ll compete with Yale in the NCAA lacrosse semi-finals. It will be the Bulldogs’ first lacrosse Final Four since 1990. 

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Number 3-seeded Yale beat number 6-seeded Loyola Maryland, 8-5, on May 19th in the NCAA quarterfinals at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. Yale will now face University at Albany-SUNY on May 26th in Foxborough, Mass. 
 
Mr. Fake, who is from Allentown, New Jersey, has had a stellar first-year outing, winning both the Rookie honors and First-Team All-Ivy honors. Now, he heads to the nationally televised semifinals in just his first year. 
 
“Going to the Final Four my freshman year is surreal; this season so far has been the greatest blessing and most fun I have ever had,” said Mr. Fake this week. “The other freshmen and I are reaping the rewards of the work done to build this program by the coaches and the (older) players. We know we are playing not only for ourselves, but for the people who brought Yale lacrosse to this point.” 
 
Hun lacrosse Coach MV Whitlow, who coached Mr. Fake both here and at the club level, said earlier this year in an interview on Bluestarlacrosse.com that no one should be surprised by his early success.
 
“I told (his Yale coaches) that they should never underestimate him, he always rises to the challenge,” said Coach Whitlow. “What separates Chris. . . are his work ethic and drive. He is well trained and coachable in the finer aspects of high contact. . . real defense.” 
 
At Hun, Mr. Fake was an Under Armour All-American, USA Today All-American, First Team All-League, and First Team All-State in 2017. He also played football for three years, captaining the team in his senior year. Academically, he was a member of the National Honor Society and the Cum Laude Society. 
 
The May 26th NCAA semifinals will be telecast on ESPN2
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