Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
John Galloway joined the Duke men's lacrosse coaching staff in the fall of 2011 after a heralded career at Syracuse University. Galloway will work closely with the goalkeepers and defense.
Galloway, a two-time first team All-American goaltender for the Orange, departed Syracuse as one of the most decorated players in program history. In 2011, he was the winner of the Ensign C. Markland Kelly Jr. Award as the nation's best goalkeeper. He also became just the second goalkeeper in history to be named a finalist for the Tewaaraton Trophy, lacrosse's highest honor.
The native of Syracuse, N.Y., finished his career with a NCAA record 59 victories and played a NCAA record 3,776 minutes throughout his four seasons. He ranks seventh in the NCAA records book and is tops among Orange goalkeepers in goals against average (7.33). He also holds the Syracuse record for NCAA Tournament goals against average (7.20) and is seventh on the all-time saves list with 601.
The only goalie in NCAA history to win a NCAA title as a freshman and sophomore, Galloway is the long goalkeeper in Syracuse history to earn first team All-America recognition twice. In 2008, he became the fifth true freshman goalie in NCAA history to lead team to a national championship as the Orange won a school-record 16 games.
Galloway was equally successful off the field. He was a two-time national Academic All-America choice and was a finalist for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award. He earned a spot on the SU Athletic Director's Honor Roll in all eight semesters and was named to the BIG EAST All-Academic team as a junior and senior.