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Crotty Captures 2010 Tewaaraton Trophy
Friday 06/03/2010  -  Duke Sports Information
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WASHINGTON, D.C.-Duke University senior attackman Ned Crotty was named the recipient of the 2010 Tewaaraton Trophy as the nation's top men's lacrosse player. Crotty collected the award at a banquet at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.

Crotty is Duke's second Tewaaraton Trophy winner after Matt Danowski collected the award in 2007. The other finalists included Ken Clausen (Virginia), Kevin Crowley (Stony Brook), Curtis Dickson (Delaware) and Joel White (Syracuse). Crotty also was a finalist in 2009.

A three-time United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) All-America choice, including a two-time first team selection, Crotty recently helped lead the Blue Devils to the 2010 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship. In the NCAA Tournament, he totaled a team-high 18 points from six goals and 12 assists. He provided the game-winning assist in the NCAA Semifinal win over Virginia.

Crotty finished the 2010 season as the nation's leader in assists (3.15/gm) and fourth in points (4.3/gm). He amassed 63 assists, breaking the Duke single-season record of 56 previously held by Danowski. His 63 helpers also rank 10th in NCAA single season history. A native of New Vernon, N.J., Crotty led all Division I players with a career-best 86 points to rank sixth in Duke single-season history.

In 2009, Crotty was selected as the USILA Attackman of the Year as well as ACC Player of the Year after pacing the country in assists. For his career, he totaled 92 goals and 147 assists for 239 points. He ranks second all-time in Duke career history in assists and is fourth in overall points. Crotty also left his name in the NCAA records book, climbing to 18th in career assists.

Crotty departs Duke as one of the most decorated players in Duke lacrosse history. He captured first-team All-America recognition each of the past two seasons and was a second team pick in 2008. A two-time All-ACC selection, he was voted to the ACC All-Tournament team in 2009. During his time with the Blue Devils, the senior captain helped push Duke to a 71-15 record, three ACC Championships, four consecutive NCAA Semifinal appearances and ultimately the 2010 national title.


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