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Duke in the MLL Update
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 08/02/2012
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DURHAM, N.C. - Several former Blue Devils are having a terrific 2012 Major League Lacrosse season. The Blue Devils feature 12 former student-athletes or coaches on 2012 MLL rosters. The Long Island Lizards and Rochester Rattlers feature nine of those players and both squads remain in the playoff hunt.

Two weekends remain in competition as the playoffs commence August 25. Four teams advance to the playoffs and the championship game will be played August 26 at 3p.m.

Justin Turri - Charlotte Hounds

  • Has played in seven games for the Charlotte Hounds
  • Has four goals and four assists for eight points in seven contests
  • Owns seven points in previous five outings
  • Had a career-high two goals in win over Chesapeake

CJ Costabile- Long Island Lizards

  • Has scored three goals in eight games played.
  • Has grabbed 18 ground balls in eight games played
  • The Lizards are currently ranked third with a 7-4 record in the MLL standings.

Ned Crotty- Attacker- Rochester Rattlers

  • Owns 29 points (15 g, 14a) in 10 games played
  • Ranks eighth in MLL in assists with 14
  • Has scored 15 points (7g, 8a) in his last five outings

Matt Danowski- Attacker- Charlotte Hounds

  • Owns 38 points (16g, 3 2pg, 19a) in 11 games played
  • Ranks tied for fourth in in the league in points (38)
  • Ranks tied for seventh position in two point goals (3)

John Galloway- Goalie- Rochester Rattlers

  • Owns a 6-4 record in 11 games played.
  • Ranks fifth in MLL in goals against average (12.45)
  • Ranks fourth in minutes played (556:42) among goalies in MLL
  • Had 21 saves in Rattlers'13-8 victory over Long Island
  • Has made at least 12 saves in each of his past five outings
  • The Rattlers are currently tied for the fourth position in the MLL

Parker McKee- Defense- Long Island Lizards

  • Has a total of 22 ground balls in seven games this season
  • Ranks in a tie for 22nd in defensive leaders in MLL
  • Notched one assist in 10-9 win over Charlotte Hounds

Michael Manley- Defense- Rochester Rattlers

  • Played in nine games for the Rattlers, grabbing 26 ground balls
  • The Rattlers are currently tied for the fourth position in the MLL

Ryan McFadyen- Defense- Charlotte Hounds

  • Competed in three games for the Hounds in 2012

Tom Montelli- Defense- Rochester Rattlers

  • Registered four points (2g, 1 2pg, 1a) in 10 games
  • Has picked up 24 ground balls in the 10 contests
  • Ranks in a tie for 10th among defensive leaders

Brad Ross- Midfield- Rochester Rattlers

  • Acquired from Boston Cannons on June 12
  • Has totaled 16 points (12g, 2 2pg, 2a) in 12 games this season
  • Registered 13 points (9g, 2 2pg, 2a) in seven games with the Rattlers
  • Helped the Rattlers post a 5-2 record since joining the squad in June

Robert Rotanz- Midfield- Rochester Rattlers

  • Acquired from Ohio Machine on June 28
  • Helped lead team to 4-1 record since being acquired
  • Has four goals and an assist in four games
  • Scored a goal in his second game for the Rochester Rattlers in a 15-13 win
  • Most recently notched his first career hat trick in win over Ohio Machine

Mike Ward- Midfield- Long Island Wizards

  • Has played in eight games for the Long Island Lizards, notching one assist
  • He has recorded seven ground balls for the Lizards

Joe Cinosky- Defense- Charlotte Hounds

  • Tallied two assists for the Hounds in nine games
  • Grabbed 17 ground balls in nine games.