DURHAM, N.C.—For the fourth time this season, Duke senior attackman Justin Guterding has been named the ACC Offensive Player of the Week after helping the Blue Devils to an 18-13 win over No. 10 Virginia last weekend. Guterding garners the honor for the second time in three weeks.
Guterding, the conference’s leading scorer, continued his top-notch scoring pace with four goals and five assists for nine points in the ACC Tournament clinching victory over the Cavaliers. The Garden City, N.Y., native had a hand in six of Duke’s 11-first half scores and added three more points in the crucial fourth quarter to help Duke secure the victory.
With Duke leading 13-11 heading into the final frame, Guterding scored the first two goals of the fourth quarter to spark a 5-0 run as the Blue Devils pulled away. He also added an assist on Duke’s final tally.
The nation’s No. 5 scorer, Guterding leads the league with 43 goals and 77 points overall and became the first Duke player to record 70-plus points in each of his four seasons. He owns 315 career points from 189 goals and 126 assists to rank second in Duke history and ninth in NCAA history. He needs 11 more goals to join Zack Greer as the lone two players in NCAA Division I history to record 200 career goals.
Guterding ranks in the top 10 in assists (8th, 2.62), goals (3rd, 3.31) and points (5th, 5.92) – one of three Division I players to do so.
Duke is 11-2 overall on the year and 3-1 against ACC foes. The Blue Devils, ranked third in the most recent polls, head back into non-conference play against Marquette Friday, April 20. Faceoff is set for 7 p.m., at Koskinen Stadium.