DURHAM, N.C. - Duke's Max Quinzani has been selected ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). The sophomore was selected one of 17 players to the third team.
A native of Duxbury, Mass., Quinzani has scored 85 goals in 39 career games, helping Duke to back-to-back ACC titles. He has scored at least one goal in 26 of his last 27 games dating back to 2007 and has scored 2+ goals in 23 games over his career. Duke is 32-3 in games in which Quinzani has scored.
In 2008, Quinzani ranked second in the nation in goals with 61 behind teammate Zack Greer's nation-leading 65 tallies. The two combined to form just the third set of teammates to score 50+ goals in the same season joining Mike French (63) and Jon Levine (50) of Cornell in 1975, and Matt Danowski (50) and Greer (57) in 2005. The 61 goals rank tied for 13th on the NCAA’s all-time single-season list .
Quinzani tallied three or more goals in 12 games as a sophomore and produced a career-high seven tallies in Duke’s 19-9 win over Virginia on April 12 on his way to earning ACC Player of the Week accolades. A third team USILA All-America selection, Quinzani scored 2+ goals in 17 of his 19 games in 2008 and scored 16 goals in three ACC regular season games. In addition to his All-America citation, the attackman garnered All-ACC and ACC All-Tournament honors.
In the classroom, Quinzani held a 3.338 grade-point average in 2007-08 and now owns a 3.543 grade-point average in two years at Duke. He was a member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll a year ago and was an ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III selection in 2008.
To be eligible, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director. Since the program’s inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 14,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA covering all NCAA championship sports.