Palodichuk, an All-ACC second team honoree, led all rookies in the ACC with 22 points from eight goals and six assists in 2011. His 22 points rank fourth among all Division I freshmen, while his eight goals are tied for eighth nationally and second among ACC rookies. The lone freshman to earn a spot on the All-ACC teams started all 21 games and ranked fifth among field players in minutes played.
Registering at least one point in nine games, Palodichuk tallied a career-high two goals in Duke's win over Presbyterian. He turned in a four-point outing at Clemson with a goal and two assists and put away Duke's lone goal in the 2-1 loss to New Mexico in the NCAA Tournament second round.
The Blue Devils finished the year with an 11-8-3 overall record and advanced to the NCAA Tournament second round for the third consecutive season.