Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Career: Played in 69 career games and started 22 ... scored eight goals and had nine points overall for his career ... picked up 122 career ground balls and finished with 59 caused turnovers ... USILA All-America third team as a senior ... Lowe's Senior CLASS Award finalist in 2011 ... USILA Scholar All-America in 2011.
2011: Played in 20 games and started 19 on close defense ... USILA All-America third team ... anchored the defense to a 9.10 goals against average ... led the team with 28 caused turnovers ... ranked second on the team in ground balls with 55 ... registered two goals and an assist for three points ... had a goal and an assist in NCAA Tournament first round win over Delaware (5/14) ... picked up at least one ground ball in 18 contests and had 16 games with multiple ground balls ... corralled six ground balls in ACC Tournament semifinal win over Virginia (4/22) ... also had three caused turnovers against the Cavaliers ... compiled a career-best four caused turnovers against Brown (3/29) ... had at least one caused turnover in 13 outings ... USILA Scholar All-America pick ... ACC Honor Roll selection.
2010: Played in 20 games and started twice … finished the season with four goals, 35 ground balls and 22 caused turnovers … 22 forced turnovers ranked second on the team … registered a career-high two goals in win at Georgetown (3/27) … also picked up two ground balls and forced three turnovers against the Hoyas … tallied scores versus Jacksonville (4/4) and against Johns Hopkins (5/15) … compiled at least one ground ball in 17 contests … picked up a season-best five ground balls in regular season contests against Notre Dame (2/20) … registered a career-best six caused turnovers against Sacred Heart (5/9) … was a key member of the faceoff midfield that won nearly 55 percent of restarts ... selected to All-ACC Academic Team.
2009: Played in all 19 games as a long stick midfielder … tallied the game-winning goal in the NCAA Quarterfinal win over North Carolina (5/17) … finished the season with 28 ground balls … picked up four versus the Tar Heels in the NCAA Quarterfinal … a key member on Duke’s faceoff midfield.
2008: Played in 10 games ... scored lone goal of the year against Presbyterian (3/11) ... ACC Academic Honor Roll selection.
Prep: Four-year letterman at Weston under coach Alex Whitten, a member of the Duke lacrosse class of 1997 ... led squad to the state championship as a senior ... all-state selection junior and senior seasons ... received All-America accolades as a senior ... player of the year selection by the Connecticut Post ... also lettered four years in basketball and one year in football ... member of the division and state championship basketball teams as a senior ... named to the Super 15 team in basketball by the Connecticut Post.
Personal: Son of Andrew and Liz Montelli ... mother played basketball at Fairfield University ... grandfather, Vito Montelli, is the winningest high school basketball coach in Connecticut history ... born May 30, 1989.