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#21 Zach Howell
Position: Attack
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 175
Year: Senior
City/State: Huntington, N.Y.
High School: Huntington
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Zach Howell Bio
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Updated: 08/08/2011
Career: A three-year starter on attack ... departs as one of 14 Blue Devils to register 100 career goals ... ranks seventh in career goals (135) and 11th in career points (193) ... compiled 22 career hat tricks ... ranks fourth in Duke history in NCAA Tournament goals (25) and fifth in NCAA Tournament points (31) ... registered eight games in the NCAA Tournament with at least two goals and had four NCAA postseason contests with at least three ... drafted by Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse with 46th pick.

2011: Played in 20 games and started 19 at attack ... USILA All-America third team ... led Duke in scoring with 43 goals and 16 assists for 59 points ... ranked second in the ACC in goals and third in overall points ... registered at least one point in 19 games and had 15 multiple point outings ... had six hat tricks on the year ... tallied a career-high nine points from a career-best seven goals and two assists in the season-opening win over Siena (2/12) ... netted four goals and six points overall against then No. 1 Syracuse (4/3) ... had five points (4g, 1a) in NCAA Tournament first round win over Delaware ... also had four goals against Loyola (3/11) ... was tied for the team lead with six man-up goals ... picked up 32 ground balls and caused nine turnovers ... finished the NCAA Tournament with five goals and one assist for six points ... selected to the ACC All-Tournament Team after posting six points in the two games ... voted to the USILA Scholar All-America team ... named to All-ACC Academic Team ... ACC Honor Roll selection.

2010: Started 18 games on attack … ranked third on the team in points with 51 goals and 19 assists for 70 points … selected to the NCAA All-Tournament team … part of the first attacking trio in Duke history to have all three attackmen with at least 70 points … ranked second on the team in goals … tallied at least one goal in 19 games and had 15 multiple-goal outings … compiled 10 goals and four assists in the NCAA Tournament … had two goals and one assist in both the NCAA semifinal and championship contests … notched four goals in the quarterfinal contests versus North Carolina (5/22) … had four-plus goals six times, including a career-high five scores in the win over Penn State (3/20) … tallied the game-winner in an overtime win over Bucknell (2/13) … named ACC Player of the Week after leading Duke past the Bison … also had the game-winning score in the regular season win over No. 1 Virginia (4/17) … became the 37th Blue Devil to reach the 100-point mark in his career.

2009: Saw time in all 19 games, starting 18 … ranked third on the team in scoring with 29 goals and 19 assists for 48 points … finished second the team in goals … ACC All-Tournament Team selection … helped lead Duke to its third straight ACC Tournament title with eight points in two games … registered at least one point in all 19 contests and had 13 games with at least two points … tallied two scores, including the game-winner in the regular-season win over North Carolina (3/14) … registered five points with three goals and two helpers in ACC Semifinal against Virginia (4/24)… added two goals and an assist in the ACC championship game versus the Tar Heels (4/26) … chipped in three goals in the NCAA Quarterfinal against North Carolina (5/17) … led all scorers with a hat trick in the NCAA Semifinal versus Syracuse (5/23) … posted five points against Navy (5/9) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament … All-ACC Academic selection.

2008: Saw action in 16 games ... did not play at Georgetown, and then missed the final three games of the year after contracting monolucleosis ... ranked eighth on the squad in scoring with 15 points on 11 goals and four assists ... had one goal and one assist in his collegiate debut against Bucknell (2/16) ... first career hatrick came versus Presbyterian (3/15) ... had three goals and one assist in ACC Tournament semifinal win over North Carolina (4/25) and added one goal in the title game against Virginia (2/27) ... named to the Academic All-ACC team.

Prep: Four-year letterman at Huntington under coach Paul McDermott ... helped squad to four-year mark of  76-6, including a 63-1 mark over final three seasons with Class B state championships his sophomore and junior campaigns and a state semifinal appearance his senior year ... three-time all-division and all-county selection ... Division II Rookie of the Year as a freshman ... Long Island Empire team alternate as a sophomore and member of gold medal winning team at Empire State Games as a junior ... MVP of Suffolk County championship game and state championships that year as well ... Under Armour All-America pick as a senior ... also lettered in football three years, earning All-Long Island and Division III MVP in 2005 and 2006 as a quarterback ... 2005 squad won the Long Island Championship ... National Honor Society and Honor Roll member.

Personal: Son of Jay and Georgene Howell ... born June 16, 1989.

Zach Howell

OFFENSE GP-GS G A Pts Shots Shot% SOG SOG% GWG UP DN GB TO CT Faceoff Pct. Pen-Min
2008 16-1 11 4 15 26 0.423 24 0.923 0 3 0 13 3 0 0-0 0 1-0.5
2009 19-18 29 19 48 80 0.363 52 0.65 2 3 0 35 12 3 0-0 0 3-2.5
2010 20-18 51 19 70 118 0.432 82 0.695 3 10 0 26 20 4 0-0 0 2-1.5
2011 20-19 43 16 59 128 0.336 83 0.648 2 6 0 32 25 9 0-0 0 0-0.0
TOTAL 75-56 134 58 192 352 0.381 241 0.685 7 22 0 106 60 16 0-0 0 6-4.5

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