DURHAM, N.C. – Sophomore goaltender Kyle Turri of the 13th-ranked Duke men’s lacrosse team was named the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Defensive Player of the Week for the first time in his young career, as announced by the conference office Tuesday.
A product of West Islip, N.Y., Turri turned in a stellar performance with a .657 save percentage and a 6.06 goals against average in a week that the Blue Devils went 2-0. In his second start of the year, Turri made nine stops on 17 shots faced and picked up three ground balls in an 11-8 win at No. 8 North Carolina.
Three days later, the sophomore had a career-high 15 saves on 19 shots in a 12-4 victory over Towson, while picking up five ground balls in the victory. In his four starts in goal this season, Turri is averaging 10 saves per game, owns a 7.87 goals against average, a .563 save percentage and a 4-0 record.
The Blue Devils host Georgetown Saturday, March 23 at 1 p.m.