Duke Men's Lacrosse BIO
26 Robert Rotanz
Career: Played in 77 career games with 46 starts in the midfield ... a USILA All-America first team pick in 2012 ... owns the Duke single-season record for goals by a midfielder with 40 in 2012 ... 2012 All-ACC selection ... finished his career 78 goals and 18 assists for 96 points and 65 ground balls ... the eighth pick in the Major League Lacrosse draft by the Ohio Machine.
2012: Played in all 20 games and started 19 ... USILA All-America first team ... All-ACC selection ... led all Duke scorers with 40 goals ... led all ACC players in overall goals scored and ranked third in goals per game (2.00/gm) ... 40 goals are the most in a single season by a Duke midfielder in program history ... finished the year with 48 points overall, one of six players in the ACC to have at least 45 points ... registered seven hat tricks ... had four goals in four games and netted five in another ... tallied a career-high five goals and an assist in NCAA quarterfinal win over Colgate (5/20) ... netted four goals in season-opening victory over Rutgers ... scored four goals in wins over Dartmouth (3/18) and Georgetown (3/23) ... also had four goals, including the game-winner, in victory against Syracuse (4/1) ... had at least one point in 19 games and at least one goal in 17 contests ... dished out a season-best two assists at Maryland (3/3) ... scored a hat trick in NCAA Tournament first round win over Syracuse (5/12) ... picked up a season-high four ground balls versus Loyola (3/10) ... All-ACC Academic team ... ACC Academic Honor Roll ... picked eighth in the Major League Lacrosse draft by the Ohio Machine.
2011: Played in 20 games and started 14 in the midfield ... USILA All-America honorable mention pick ... ranked fifth on the team in scoring with 23 goals and five assists for 28 points ... was third overall on the team in goals scored ... registered a career-high five points from four goals and an assist in regular season victory over Virginia (4/16) ... provided Duke with the game-winner against the Cavaliers ... named the ACC Offensive Player of the Week after that performance ... also had four goals against Denver (4/9) ... had at least one point in 16 contests and had multiple points in seven outings ... netted two goals in ACC Championship game versus Maryland (4/24) ... picked up 21 ground balls ... had a season-high three ground balls in NCAA Tournament first round victory past Delaware (5/14) ... named to All-ACC Academic Team ... ACC Honor Roll selection.
2010: Played in all 20 games and started 13 … finished the season with nine goals and four assists for 13 points … registered a season-high two goals in win over Penn State (3/20) … tallied one goal in seven other games … threw in a marker in NCAA Tournament semifinal win over top-ranked Virginia (5/29) … posted a goal and an assist versus Johns Hopkins (5/15) in first round of NCAA Tournament.
2009: Played in 17 contests after missing the first two due to illness … posted six goals and an assist for seven points … posted a career-high two markers in win over Navy (5/9) in the NCAA Tournament first round … registered his first career goal versus Yale (3/8) … tallied what proved to be the game-winner in the ACC Championship game at North Carolina (4/26) … second among all rookies in scoring.