Duke Men's Lacrosse BIO
7 Jake Tripucka
Career: 2013 USILA All-America honorable mention … 2013 NCAA All-Tournament Team … ACC Offensive Player of the Week (4/16) … Played in 77 career games with 47 starts … Finished career with 47 goals and 48 assists for 95 points … Had more points his senior season (48) than his previous three combined (47) … Totaled 23 goals and 25 assists as a senior to help lead Duke to 2013 NCAA title.
2013: USILA All-America honorable mention … Selected to NCAA All-Tournament Team after amassing five goals and three assists for eight points on championship weekend … Ranked tied for fifth on the team with 48 points from 23 goals and 25 assists … His 25 helpers were second on the team and two more than his previous three seasons combined … Had at least one point in 20 of 21 contests … Registered 14 multiple-point games and seven with three-plus points … Tallied a career-high seven points from three goals and seven assists in 19-16 win over Virginia (4/12) … Also had a ground ball and a caused turnover against the Cavaliers to take home ACC Offensive Player of the Week honors … Registered a hat trick and four points overall in NCAA semifinal win over Cornell (5/25) … Added two goals and two assists in title game versus Syracuse (5/27) … Scored multiple goals in six games and had multiple assists seven times … Handed out three assists versus Marist (3/18).
2012: Played in 20 games and started 16 at midfield ... registered 15 goals and 12 assists for 27 points ... had at least one point in 14 contests and notched eight multiple point outings ... finished with 23 ground balls ... registered his first career hat trick and had four points overall (3g, 1a) in regular season win over North Carolina (3/16) ... registered two goals and an assist for three points in NCAA quarterfinal win over Colgate (5/20) ... also had two goals and an assist in ACC Championship victory over North Carolina (4/22) ... netted two goals in season-opening win over Rutgers ... handed out two assists in NCAA Tournament first round win over Syracuse (5/12) ... notched a goal and two assists in triumph over Brown (3/27) ... picked up a season-high three ground balls against Penn (2/24) and Denver (4/27) ... had a ground ball in 16 games.
2011: Played in 18 games and started 11 ... amassed nine goals and 10 assists for 19 points ... registered a career-high four points, including a career-best three assists, against No. 1 Syracuse (4/3) ... tallied two goals in overtime win over Maryland (3/5) ... also had two goals in ACC Tournament semifinal win over Virginia (4/22) ... scored at least one point in 12 contests and had four multiple-point outings ... picked up a season-best four ground balls at Jacksonville (4/30) ... netted a goal in NCAA Tournament first round win over Delaware (5/14) ... finished season with 24 ground balls.
2010: Played in 18 contests … was a key member of the defensive midfield … had one assists and collected 10 ground balls and had seven caused turnovers … tallied his first career point with an assist versus No. 1 Virginia (4/17) … registered one ground ball and one forced turnover in NCAA semifinal win over Virginia (5/29) … picked up two ground balls versus Presbyterian (4/4) and Johns Hopkins (5/15) … forced a pair of turnovers versus Georgetown (3/27).
Prep: A three-year letterwinner for Tim Flynn at Mountain Lakes ... selected to the 2009 Under Armour All-America team in 2009 ... tabbed the No. 27 recruit by Inside Lacrosse ... scored 27 goals and 21 assists for 48 points his senior season ... earned first team all-state, all-area and all-conference honors as a senior ... led Mountain Lakes to back-to-back state championships his junior and sophomore seasons ... selected as Mountain Lakes' 2009 Outstanding Male Athlete ... ranked No. 45 on Sports Illustrated's Takkle 100 lacrosse players as a junior ... recorded 15 goals and 17 assists for 32 points as a junior ... twice helped lead Mountain Lakes to the title at the New Jersey Tournament of Champions ... also earned three letters in football and four letters in basketball ... helped lead the football team to an undefeated season and the state championship as a senior ... collected over 1,000 all-purpose yards as a running back his senior season.
Personal: Son of Kelly and Janice Tripucka ... has one brother, Travis, and one sister, Reagan ... brother, Travis, plays football and lacrosse at the UMass ... father, Kelly, played basketball at Notre Dame from 1977-81, and played in the NBA for 10 years with the Detroit Pistons, Utah Jazz and Charlotte Hornets ... Kelly currently works as a television analyst for the New York Knicks ... born Jan. 30, 1991.