2013 Duke Men’s Lacrosse
NCAA Champions – 16-5
ACC Regular Season Co-Champs
Recapping the 2013 Season
• Duke captured its second NCAA Championship with a 16-10 victory over Syracuse in the title game
• The Blue Devils defeated Cornell 16-14 in the semifinal to earn its fourth Memorial Day appearance
• Duke finished the year 16-5 overall and won 14 of its final 15 games after starting 2-4
• Head coach John Danowski is now the fifth active Division I head coach to have multiple national titles to his name
• Junior Brendan Fowler was named the NCAA Championship Most Outstanding Player and was joined by David Lawson, Jake Tripucka and Jordan Wolf on the All-Tournament Team.
• Lawson and Fowler earned USILA All-American first team honors ... Jordan Wolf was named to the second team, while Josh Offit collected third team honors ... Josh Dionne, Will Haus and Jake Tripucka rounded out the Duke contingent with honorable mention recognition.
• Fowler broke the NCAA single season record for faceoff wins with 339, while his 209 ground balls are second all-time in NCAA single season history
• Wolf became the 15th Blue Devil to tally 100 career goals and currently ranks 10 on the career goals list and 10th on the Duke career point list with 201
• Christian Walsh, Josh Dionne and Lawson also joined Wolf in the 100 career points club
• Kyle Turri went 14-1 as the starting goalie after taking over duties staring with the Loyola game
Duke by the Numbers
11 – Hat tricks by Jordan Wolf during the 2013 seasons
339 – Faceoff victories this season by Brendan Fowler, a NCAA single-season record
14-1 - Duke’s final record in its final 15 games of the season after starting 2-4
14.05 – Goals per game for the Blue Devils in 2013, ranking third among Division I teams
209 – Ground balls by Fowler, a Duke single season record and second most in NCAA history
57 – Goals by Jordan Wolf, ranking tied for fifth in Duke single-season history
13 – Straight faceoffs won by Fowler in the NCAA Championship game against Syracuse
37 – Caused turnovers by Luke Duprey, the most in Duke single-season history
14-1 – Goaltender Kyle Turri’s record as a starter in 2013
5 - Active Division I head coaches, including Duke’s John Danowski with multiple national titles
10 – Man-up goals by Josh Dionne, tied for second in Duke single-season history
111 – Wins for Duke under Danowski, the most of any Division I program in the seven-year span
NCAA Tournament Notes
• Duke has advanced to four NCAA Championship games - 2005, 2007, 2010 and 2013 - winning in 2010 and 2014
• The Blue Devils added a seventh NFL stadium to the list in 2013 when they made their debut at Lucas Oil Stadium ... Duke is 10-12 in games played at NFL venues overall and 8-6 in NCAA Tournament games.
• Duke is 28-15 all-time in its 17 NCAA Tournament appearances ... The Blue Devils are one of seven teams with more tournament wins than postseason appearances (Cornell, Duke, Johns Hopkins, Maryland, Princeton, Syracuse & Virginia)
• Duke has advanced to championship weekend in each of the previous seven seasons and nine times overall
Duke One of the Top Offenses
Duke sported one of the highest scoring offenses in the country in 2013 ... The Blue Devils ranked third in goals per game (14.05) and points per game (22.10) an second in assists per game (8.05) and scoring margin (3.86) ... All four are tops in the ACC ... Overall, Duke scored at least 15 goals in 11 games, including in nine of its final 12 outings.
Duke’s Balanced Offense
Duke also had the luxury of one of the most balanced offenses in the country ... sports one of the most balanced offenses in Division I lacrosse with six players having averaged over 2.00 points per game ... Only Princeton has as many players averaging two points per game ... Duke’s Jordan Wolf, Case Matheis, Josh Offit, David Lawson, Josh Dionne and Jake Tripucka all averaged at least 2.29 points per game in 2013.
Reaching the Perfect 10
Since 2007, Duke is 99-7 when scoring at least 10 goals in a game ... The Blue Devils are 11-22 when being held to fewer than 10 scores ... Duke is 29-23 when allowing 10 goals in a contest and is 80-6 when holding opponents under 10 goals.
Danowski Makes History With No. 7
Head coach John Danowski became the first Division I head coach to advance to the NCAA semifinals in each of his first seven seasons with a program when the Blue Devils beat Notre Dame 12-11 in the NCAA quarterfinal ... Syracuse’s John Desko advanced to six straight from 1999-04 ... Danowski’s seven straight is the lone active streak.
Danowski Joins the Multiple Title Club
Danowski is now one of five active coaches to have won multiple NCAA titles in his coaching career ... He joins John Desko, Dom Starsia, Dave Pietramala and Bill Tierney on the list ... Overall, only 11 coaches all-time have won multiple titles ... Duke is the eighth school in Division I lacrosse history to bring home multiple titles since the NCAA Championship began in 1971.
Turri Between the Pipes
Sophomore Kyle Turri took over the starting duties between the pipes against Loyola March 8 ... The Blue Devils upended the reigning national champion Greyhounds and proceeded to win 14 of the final 15 games of the season ... Taking over for an injured Dan Wigrizer, Turri finished the year 14-1, averaged 8.6 saves per game, posted a 9.66 goals against average and a .496 save percentage in the 15-game span.
Wolf Riding Point Scoring Streak
With at least a point in all 21 games this season, Wolf pushed his point scoring streak to 41 games, ranking sixth in Division I lacrosse ... In the past 41 games, the Wynnewood, Pa., native has 89 goals, 61 assists for 150 points ... He has been held without a point five times and was last held scoreless in the 2011 NCAA semifinal against Maryland - May 28, 2011 ... He will open the 2014 season sporting the nation’s longest point scoring streak.
Wolf in the Duke Records Book
Wolf’s name is peppered throughout the Duke career and single-season records book ... His 57 goals in 2013 are tied for fifth with Zack Greer, while his 85 points are seventh in Duke history ... He has 201 career points and 120 career goals both rank 10th and his 81 career assists are ninth .
Wolf Among Nation’s Scoring Leaders
Wolf will return in 2014 as one of the nation’s top scorers ... He finished the 2013 campaign as the top junior in career goals (120) and was second in assists (81).
Walsh, Dionne, Lawson Join Century Club
Juniors Christian Walsh and Josh Dionne and senior David Lawson all joined the 100 career-points club this past season ... Walsh was the 40th Blue Devil to reach the benchmark with a pair of assists in the win over Georgetown, while Dionne was the 41st with a hat trick against Notre Dame and David Lawson rounded out the group with four points against Cornell in the NCAA semifinal.
Fowler Stands Out at the X
Junior Brendan Fowler, the NCAA Championship Most Outstanding Player, was outstanding all year at the faceoff X ... Fowler has won at least 10 draws in 20 of 21 games this season ... He won 64 percent of his faceoffs to finish third nationally ... Fowler was one of three draw men in Division I lacrosse to win at least 20 restarts in at least four games this season.
Fowler - Duke’s Ground Ball King
In addition to winning 16.1 faceoffs per game, Fowler averaged 9.95 ground balls per game to rank second nationally ... The Wantagh, N.Y. native passed CJ Costabile’s single-season ground ball record with 15 in the ACC semifinal against North Carolina.
Fowler in the NCAA Records Book
Brendan Fowler etched his name in the NCAA records book in 2013 ... With 16 faceoff wins in the NCAA semifinal, Fowler set the NCAA single-season faceoff record by surpassing Kevin Massa of Bryant ... His 526 attempts at the X are also a record, while his 209 ground balls rank second in NCAA single-season history behind Massa’s 231.
Fowler Among Returning NCAA Leaders
Fowler will return to the lacrosse field as one of the career leaders in faceoff victories and ground balls ... His 515 wins at the X rank second among rising seniors behind North Carolina’s R.G. Keenan’s 594 ... He also is second behind Keenan in ground balls with 282, 40 shy of the Tar Heel’s 322.
Offit & Lawson Stepped Up
Senior captains Josh Offit and David Lawson stepped up their offensive production in 2013 ... The duo combined for 65 goals and 36 assists for 101 points, which are 64 more points than the 37 they combined for last season ... Lawson and Offit had 25 goals and 12 assists in a combined 39 games a year ago ... Lawson finished with 36 goals and Offit had 29, bettering their respective totals of 14 and 11 in 2012.
Duprey Manned The Defense
Junior longstick midfielder Luke Duprey was one of the defensive leaders this past season ... His 37 caused turnovers and ranked third in the ACC and were the most in Duke single-season history since the stat starting being tracked in 2009 ... He posted at least three in three different games ... With 66 caused turnovers in his career, he is one of only five current juniors to have reached that mark.