DURHAM, N.C.—With the ACC Men’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Year honor already in hand, Duke attackman Justin Guterding added another major conference award to his list as the 2018 ACC Men’s Lacrosse Scholar Athlete of the Year as announced by the league office. He highlights Duke’s conference-best nine selections to this year’s All-ACC Academic Team.
Duke’s nine selections tied for the most with Notre Dame and are the most since 2015 when it had nine as well. Guterding is the fifth Blue Devil to capture the award, joining Jordan Wolf (2014), Brendan Fowler (2013), CJ Costabile (2012) and Max Quinzani (2010).
The Blue Devils’ nine honorees are Peter Conley, Danny Fowler, JT Giles-Harris, Guterding, Sean Lowrie, Joey Manown, Kevin McDonough, Joe Robertson and Cade Van Raaphorst. Fowler, Guterding, Manown and Van Raaphorst are repeat honorees with Fowler collecting recognition for the third time. Robertson is one of five true freshmen represented.
McDonough and Conley earn a spot on the team in their lone season with the Blue Devils after excelling academically in the Duke Fuqua School of Business Master of Management Studies program. Fowler also was a member of Duke’s graduate student contingent.
Guterding, a sociology major, capped a stellar career with an outstanding senior year campaign. He rewrote the Duke and NCAA record books in 2018, becoming the Division I all-time goals leader with 212. He is just the second player in Division I history to tally 200 career goals, while his 351 points are fifth in NCAA history.
A 2018 All-America first team choice, Guterding led the Blue Devils’ offense with 66 goals and 47 assists for 113 points. His 66 goals are third in Duke history and tied for ninth in NCAA history, while the 113 points are a Duke single-season mark and eighth in Division I history. In addition to his 66 goals, Guterding handed out a career-best 47 assists to rank fifth in Blue Devil history.
The only player in Duke history to amass 70-plus points in each of his four seasons, Guterding was voted the ACC Offensive Player of the Year after leading the conference in goals, assists and points for the third consecutive season. He garnered ACC Offensive Player of the Week honors six times in 2018 and recorded a hat trick in 13 of his 20 games.
In the classroom, Guterding graduated in May with a bachelor’s degree in sociology. He is a three-time member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll and two-time All-ACC Academic Team pick.
|Peter Conley||GS||M||Master of Management Studies|
|Danny Fowler***||GS||G||Master of Management Studies|
|JT Giles-Harris||So.||D||Public Policy|
|Kevin McDonough||GS||D||Master of Management Studies|
|Cade Van Raaphorst**||Jr.||D||Public Policy|