Duke Men's Lacrosse BIO
77 Nick O'Hara
Preseason First Team All-America choice ... named the top longstick midfielder in the nation by Inside Lacrosse magazine ... candidate for the William F. Schmeisser National Defensive Player of the Year honor ... Duke’s leader in ground balls in each of the past three seasons ... twice named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team in 2005 and 2007 ... in four career Memorial Day Weekend games, has amassed five points on three goals and two assists ... missed fall practice while recovering from successful shoulder surgery performed in July, 2007 ... graduated from Duke on May 13, 2007 after majoring in economics while minoring in history ... currently pursuing a master’s degree in liberal studies ... ACC Academic Honor Roll pick.
2007: USILA First Team All-America selection ... USILA Scholar All-America Team selection ... All-ACC pick ... NCAA All-Tournament honoree ... led the Blue Devils in ground balls for the third consecutive year, registering 84 ... ground ball per game average of 4.20 ranked fourth in the ACC and tied for 29th nationally ... had a career-high 10 ground balls against Loyola (3/10) ... posted seven points on five goals and two assists ... played a key role as Duke paced the ACC in goals against average and man-down defense ... named to the ACC All-Academic Team.
2006: Played in all eight contests ... led the Blue Devils for the second season in a row in ground balls with 31 ... had a season-high seven grounders in the season-opener against Butler (2/18) ... won one-of-two face-offs ... named Academic All-ACC.
2005: Played in all 20 games ... often ignited Duke’s transition game, and finished the season with eight points on four goals and four assists ... ranked 10th on the team in scoring ... earned Duke’s Groundhog Award, an honor presented annually to the top statistical leader in ground balls ... credited with 78 ground balls on the season with a career-high seven coming against both UMBC (2/26) and Vermont (3/21) ... finished third in the ACC in ground balls per game (3.90) ... was outstanding in the postseason, and earned a slot on the NCAA All-Tournament Team ... in four national tournament contests, totaled two goals, two assists and 13 ground balls ... had career-bests of two goals and three total points in Duke’s 18-9 national semifinal victory over Maryland ... against the Terrapins, had one goal and one assist in a 9-0 run that helped Duke to a 10-3 halftime advantage, and second tally of the game pushed the lead to 11-3 less than one minute into the third period ... other goals came against Georgetown (3/26) and Ohio State (4/2) ... won two-of-four face-offs.
2004: Played in all 13 games ... lone goal of the year came against UMBC (2/28) ... credited with 23 ground balls and won 11-of-29 (.379) face-offs ... picked up a season-best six ground balls at Ohio State (4/3).
Prep: Three-year letterman at Orchard Park ... two-time All-America pick ... three-time all-conference ... team captain during senior season ... member of silver medal winning squad at the Empire State Games ... three-time all-league pick in football.
Personal: Son of Frank and Lynnda O’Hara ... born September 28, 1985.