DURHAM,N.C.—Senior midfielders Deemer Class and Myles Jones headline Duke’s three selections to the 2016 All-ACC Men’s Lacrosse Team announced by the league office today. Justin Guterding joined the midfield duo on the squad as voted by the five teams’ coaches.
Class and Jones garnered recognition for the third consecutive season, becoming just the 10th and 11th Blue Devils to earn All-ACC honors three times. Guterding earns his first honor and is one of just two sophomores on the 18-man team.
The most dynamic midfield duo in Duke lacrosse history, Class and Jones have rewritten the Duke records book over the course of their careers en route to helping the Blue Devils win two NCAA titles. They will graduate from Duke as the top two scoring midfielders in program history with 222 and 190 points, respectively. Combined, they have 412 points from 248 goals and 164 assists.
A two-time All-American and the 2015 LT j.g. Donald MacLaughlin Award winner as the nation’s top midfielder, Jones is arguably the best midfielder to wear a Duke uniform. He is the nation’s active leading scorer with 222 career points and holds the Duke single-season and career points and assists records for a midfielder. This season the Huntington, N.Y., native ranks second on the team in scoring with 61 points from 29 goals and 32 assists. He leads all midfielders nationally in points and is second in points per game. A 2015 Tewaaraton Award finalist, Jones has five five-plus point games this season and tied the program-record for points in a game with 11 in the setback to North Carolina.
Recently, Jones became the first midfielder in Division I lacrosse history to score 100 goals and 100 assists in his career. His 222 points are the second-most all-time by a midfielder behind Syracuse great Gary Gait’s 253.
Class, a two-time All-American, sits atop the Duke goals list this season and owns the career and single-season goals record for a midfielder. He currently has 42 goals to his name, passing Duke’s only two other 40-goal scoring midfielders in Jones and Robert Rotanz. He is one of 23 midfielders in Division I lacrosse history to score 40 goals in a season. A native of Baltimore, Class owns 126 career goals to rank first among midfielders at Duke and 11th overall. He needs just three more tallies to move into the top 10.
In 2016, Class has eight hat tricks and three five-plus point games, including a seven-goal performance in Duke’s overtime win over Syracuse. He currently leads all midfielders in goals per game and is eighth among all active players in career goals. Playing in 74 career games, Class has 126 goals and 64 assists for 190 points.
Guterding, a dynamic scorer at attack, leads all Blue Devils with 63 points from 37 goals and 26 assists. He became the fastest Blue Devil to record 100 career points earlier this season as he reached the benchmark in just 25 career games to best former Blue Devil great and current assistant coach Matt Danowski by two games. Guterding has scored at least one point in all 33 of his games as a Blue Devil and has a goal in 31 of those. In 2016, Guterding has nine hat tricks and six games with at least five points. For his career, Guterding has played in 33 games, scoring 89 goals and 44 assists for 133 points. He currently ranks third among active players in points per game (4.03) and is second in overall career goals among sophomores.
The 13th-ranked Blue Devils (9-6) open ACC Championship play against No. 4 Notre Dame (9-2) Friday, April 29 in Kennesaw, Ga. Faceoff is set for 8:30 p.m., on ESPNU.