Duke Men's Lacrosse BIO
4 Dan Loftus
Preseason Third Team All-America pick ... named the fourth-top goalkeeper in the nation by Inside Lacrosse magazine ... Duke's starting goalie in 25 career victories against just six defeats ... enters the season ranking fourth on the NCAA's all-time chart for goals against average (7.55), trailing only Navy's Matt Russell (5.86), Princeton's Trevor Tierney (6.65) and Cornell's Matt McMonagle (7.27) ... graduated from Duke on May 13, 2007 with a degree in history ... currently pursuing a master's degree in liberal studies ... ACC Academic Honor Roll selection.
2007: USILA Third Team All-America selection ... Duke's starting goalkeeper in all 20 games, minding the net for over 1,100 minutes ... led the ACC in both goals against average (7.70) and save percentage (.614) ... nationally, ranked fifth in save percentage and eighth in goals against average ... helped Duke lead the ACC in goals against average and man-down defense ... posted 226 saves on the year to average 11.30 per outing ... named to the ACC All-Tournament Team after carding 14 saves in the title game win over Virginia (4/29) ... in Duke's three ACC regular season games against Maryland (3/2), North Carolina (3/17) and Virginia (4/14), combined to make 43 saves while allowing just 20 goals ... posted a season-high 19 saves while allowing just four goals in Duke's 6-4 victory over Georgetown (3/24) ... had 15 saves against six goals allowed as the Blue Devils defeated Virginia (4/14), 7-6 in overtime, to capture the league regular season crown ... in the national semifinals versus top-ranked and previously unbeaten Cornell (5/26), registered 16 saves to help Duke into the championship game for the
2006: Started all eight games in the Duke net ... in 418:41 of action, posted a goals against average of 5.16 with a .687 save percentage ... registered a career-high 20 saves against Maryland (3/4) ... had seven saves and allowed just one goal in the second half as Duke erased a 7-3 halftime deficit to earn an 11-8 victory North Carolina (3/18) ... guided a Duke defense that held the Tar Heels without a goal for a span of 35:16 and added the first assist of his career in the contest ... was
2005: Saw action in 10 games as the top reserve behind USILA First Team All-America and National Goalkeeper of the Year Aaron Fenton ... played 105:00 minutes while registering 21 saves, a .583 save percentage and 8.57 goals against average ... recorded a season-best six saves against Mount St. Mary's (3/29) ... had four saves in Duke's win over Virginia (4/16) ... logged eight ground balls including a season-high three in the Mount St. Mary's game.
2004: Saw action in seven games with three starting assignments and played a total of 188:27 minutes ... posted an 11.46 goals against average along with a .514 save percentage ... credited with 38 total saves ... started against UMBC (2/28), VMI (3/2) and Maryland (3/6) ... registered a season-high 14 saves in Duke's 11-8 victory over UMBC ... in just over 24 minutes of action at Ohio State (4/3), allowed four goals while making seven saves ... picked up 11 ground balls for the
Prep: Five-year letterman at Syosset ... three-time all-county selection and two-time All-America pick ... member of two gold medal winning teams at the Empire State Games ... three-time team MVP ... all-conference pick in soccer.
Personal: Son of Barbara and Brian Loftus ... born December 31, 1984 ... brother, Chris, is a member of the Duke lacrosse team.