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Duke Trio Earns All-ACC Honors
Saturday 04/24/2013  -  Duke Sports Information
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DURHAM, N.C.—Duke University junior attackman Jordan Wolf captured his third consecutive Men’s Lacrosse All-Atlantic Coast Conference Team honor as the Blue Devils landed a trio of players on the All-ACC squad as voted by the league’s coaches. Senior David Lawson and junior Brendan Fowler captured their first career All-ACC honors.

Duke joined Maryland and Virginia with three players on the 11-man squad, while North Carolina earned two spots. It marks the second straight year the Blue Devils have placed three on the team and the fifth time since 2007 to take at least three spots. Overall, head coach John Danowski has mentored 21 All-ACC honorees in his seven seasons.

Wolf, Duke’s top scorer with 59 points, is the eighth Blue Devil in program history to earn All-ACC honors three times in his career and the first to do so in his first three seasons. The Wynnewood, Pa., native currently ranks ninth nationally with 2.67 goals per game and is riding a 35-game point scoring streak. He recently joined elite company at Duke, becoming the 15th Blue Devil to compile 100 career goals. A second team All-American in 2012, Wolf currently has 175 points from 103 goals and 72 assists to rank 16th on the Duke career points list.

Duke’s leading midfield scorer, Lawson is having an outstanding senior campaign with a career-best 24 goals and 10 assists for 34 points. He ranks third on the team in points and goals and already has 14 more points than he did in 19 games last season. Running on the first midfield line for the first time in his career, Lawson has started all 15 games and has at least one goal in 12 of those. He registered a career-high five points in wins over Georgetown and Virginia this season and owns three hat tricks on the year. For his career, Lawson has played in 74 games, scoring 86 points from 61 goals and 25 assists.

Fowler, a defensive midfielder in each of the previous two seasons, took over the faceoff duties for the Blue Devils this spring and has excelled. The Wantagh, N.Y., native currently ranks third in the nation in faceoff percentage (.651) and is second in ground balls per game (9.60). Fowler has won at least 10 faceoffs in 14 of 15 games and has won at least 50 percent of the draws in 13 games, including an incredible 74 percent in the regular-season win over North Carolina. He most recently tied 2012 ACC Defensive Player of the Year CJ Costabile’s Duke single-season ground ball record with 144. He corralled at least 10 ground balls in seven games and has twice had a career-high 13.

The Blue Devils, seeded third overall, begins ACC Tournament action against top-ranked North Carolina Friday night in Chapel Hill, N.C. Duke and the Tar Heels face off at 7:30 p.m., at Kenan Stadium. The game will be broadcast live by ESPNU.


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