Palodichuk, the 2010 Parade Magazine National Player of the Year, was a member of the United States U-17 National Team at the 2009 Under-17 World Cup. He registered a goal against Italy during the tournament. The native of Battleground, Wash., was picked as an ESPN Rise All-American and was labeled as the nation's No. 2 overall recruit by TopDrawerSoccer.com.
Here is what Soccer America had to say about Palodichuk.
"After scoring against Italy at the 2009 Under-17 World Cup, Palodichuck received feelers from several European clubs but stuck to his decision to accept a scholarship from Duke. He should add some needed punch to the Blue Devils' attack."
Duke officially kicks off the 2011 season on Aug. 26 at UNC Greensboro at 8 p.m. Fans can follow live stats and a live blog at GoDuke.com. The Blue Devils open their home campaign on Sept. 2 against UC Santa Barbara at 7:30 p.m.