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2011 Men's Lacrosse Season Recap
Wednesday 06/13/2011  -  Duke Sports Information
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John Danowski Finishes 2011 with 299 Career Wins

Duke head coach John Danowski will be going for his 300th career victory at the start of the 2012 season ... The fifth-year leader is 299-158 for his career ... He will be just the fifth Division I head coach to reach the 300-win mark in his career and just the third active coach to have 300 victories ... He currently ranks tied for third among active coaches in career victories and is ninth in career win percentage (.656).

John Danowski in NCAA Tournament

Duke head coach John Danowski is one of six active head coaches to have a NCAA title to his name ... He currently ranks tied for ninth all-time in NCAA Tournament wins with 17.

2011 Season Notes

  • Duke finished with a 14-6 overall record
  • The Blue Devils won at least 14 games in a season for the sixth time overall and for the fifth straight year
  • Duke advanced to the national semifinals for the seventh time overall and for the fifth straight time
  • Duke landed six players on the USILA All-America squad
  • The Blue Devils won their eighth ACC regular season title with a 3-0 record against conference foes
  • Head Coach John Danowski was named the ACC Coach of the Year for the second time in his career

Success in the NCAA Tournament

After going 2-1 in the NCAA Tournament in 2011, the Blue Devils rank fourth in NCAA Tournament wins since 2000.

NCAA Tournament Record since 2000

 

   

Record

Pct.

1

Syracuse

25-6

0.806

2

Virginia

23-9

0.719

3

Johns Hopkins

21-10

0.677

4

Duke

18-8

0.692

5

Princeton

12-8

0.6

Danowski Headlined Duke's All-ACC Selections

Duke head coach John Danowski was named the 2011 ACC Coach of the Year after guiding the Blue Devils to the ACC title and a 3-0 record in league play ... This is the second time Danowski has been honored as the top coach in the ACC by his peers ... Junior CJ Costabile and freshman Jordan Wolf were named to the All-ACC squad ... The honor is the first for both Blue Devils and Wolf was one of three freshmen chosen.

Recapping Duke's 2011

Duke finished the 2011 season with a 14-6 overall record and ranked third in the final Inside Lacrosse Media Poll ... The Blue Devils collected six All-America awards with redshirt junior Justin Turri leading the way on the second team ... Zach Howell, CJ Costabile and Tom Montelli picked up third team recognition and Robert Rotanz and Jordan Wolf were honorable mention picks ... Howell led all Blue Devils with 59 points on 43 goals and 16 assists ... He finished his career with 134 goals ... Rookies Wolf and Christian Walsh were next in the scoring column with 51 and 34 points, respectively ... Wolf led all players with 20 assists, while Walsh had 21 goals and 13 assists in his first season ... David Lawson had a strong sophomore season with 32 points and scored at least one point in the final 16 games of the year ...  Costabile and rookie Brendan Fowler shared faceoff duties ... Costabile won 97-of-186 restarts (.522), while Fowler was 86-of-155 (.555) at the X ... Greg DeLuca  and freshman Charlie Payton also took draws for the Blue Devils ... Senior Tom Montelli led the charge on defense with 55 ground balls and 28 caused turnovers ... Senior Terrence Molinari anchored the defensive midfield with 37 ground balls ...  In goal, sophomore Dan Wigrizer was 12-5 overall with a 9.20 goals against average and a .550 save percentage ... He had 10-plus saves in 10 games in 2011 and averaged 10.4 saves per game.

Double-Digit Goal Games

Duke scored 10-plus goals 13 times in 2011 ... The Blue Devils finished 12-1 when notching double-digit goals ... Only ACC rival Virginia and Siena have more double-digit games with 17 and 14, respectively.

1

Virginia

17

2

Siena

14

3

Duke

13

 

Denver

13

 

Cornell

13

Spreading the Goals Around

Duke had at least five different goal scorers in 17 of the 20 games this season and had 10 games with at least eight different Blue Devils registering a goal ... Against Presbyterian, Duke had 15 players tally a goal.

Ground Ball Game Leads Duke

One of the Duke coaching staff's favorite statistics is ground balls ... The Blue Devils won the ground ball battle in 13 of 20 games this season ... Duke held a +7.0 per game advantage on average in ground balls this year and ranked fifth among Division I programs in ground balls per game ... Duke's win over Notre Dame marked the only time in 2011 the Blue Devils earned a victory when losing the ground ball battle.

Quick Starters

The Blue Devils dominated the first two quarters of games in 2011 ... Duke held a 125-85 edge in scoring during the opening two stanzas of the game ... The Blue Devils led after 30 minutes 12 times and were unbeaten when leading at the half.

Home Sweet Home

Duke had its nation-best 17-game home win streak snapped with a loss to Maryland in the ACC Championship ... The  Blue Devils have fared well at home since 2005, going 67-7 overall ... Under head coach John Danowski, Duke is 50-6 in Durham.

Against Ranked Opponents

Since 2006, Duke has amassed a 60-22 (.732) record versus ranked opponents ... Duke was 7-5 against ranked opponents in 2011 with all of those contests coming against top 10 teams.

One Goal Games

Duke improved to 66-61 all-time in games decided by one goal after defeating Delaware 15-14 in the NCAA Tournament first round ... Duke is 8-5 in one-goal games under John Danowski and was 2-0 in 2011.

Duke In Overtime Contests

Duke played one overtime game in 2011, defeating Maryland in the regular season, 9-8 ... Overall, the Blue Devils are 17-17-1 ... Under head coach John Danowski, Duke is 4-1 in contests that go into overtime.

Fastest Three Consecutive Goals

The Blue Devils scored three goals in 90 seconds or less eight times in 2011, including three times against Dartmouth ... Duke registered three goals in a season-best 43 seconds against the Big Green.

Opponent

Date

Span

Dartmouth

3/20

0:43

Presbyterian

4/11

0:51

Siena

2/12

0:55

Dartmouth

3/20

1:17

Dartmouth

3/20

1:22

Loyola

3/11

1:23

Siena

2/12

1:25

Mercer

3/13

1:30

Fastest Two Consecutive Goals

Eleven times in 2011 Duke scored consecutive goals in fewer than 20 seconds ... Four of those times were in the season opener against Siena.

Opponent

Date

Span

Virginia

22-Apr

0:09

Dartmouth

20-Mar

0:11

Siena

12-Feb

0:11

Siena

12-Feb

0:14

Virginia

22-Apr

0:14

Delaware

14-May

0:14

Virginia

16-Apr

0:16

Loyola

11-Mar

0:17

Siena

12-Feb

0:17

Delaware

14-May

0:19

Siena

12-Feb

0:20

Opponent Scoring Droughts

Duke held two opponents without a goal for over 30 minutes in 2011 ... Here is a look at the scoring droughts of at least 15 minutes by a 2011 opponent

Opponent

Drought

Loyola

34:23:00

Mercer

30:26:00

Jacksonville

28:58:00

Notre Dame (5/22)

27:41:00

Presbyterian

25:30:00

Georgetown

22:49

North Carolina

21:02

Maryland

20:53

Penn

17:51

Siena

17:45

Virginia (4/22)

16:19

Brown

15:10

Syracuse

15:07

100 Wins In Seven Seasons

With over 100 victories in the past seven seasons, Duke has compiled more wins than any other program in the country from 2005-11.

NCAA Most Wins From 2005-11 (May 22)

1

Duke

102-22

0.823

2

Virginia

97-21

0.822

3

Cornell

81-22

0.786

4

Notre Dame

77-26

0.748

 

Syracuse

77-27

0.74

6

Johns Hopkins

76-30

0.717

7

Maryland

76-37

0.673

8

Navy

67-39

0.632

9

Delaware

67-45

0.598

#

Princeton

60-38

0.612

Dan Wigrizer Shined in NCAA Quarterfinal

Sophomore goaltender Dan Wigrizer made 14 saves on 19 shots to help Duke to the 7-5 victory over Notre Dame in the NCAA Quarterfinal ... His .737 save percentage in that game is the highest for Wigrizer when playing the entire 60 minutes ... He posted a .750 percentage (15 saves on 20 shots) against Harvard as a rookie in 56 minutes of action ... He has posted at least a .700 save percentage four times in his career and in each of his past two contests.

Dan Wigrizer Moves Up Duke Records List

Wigrizer's nine saves against Maryland pushed his NCAA Tournament career total to 38 to rank fifth among Duke goalies in NCAA Tournament history ... Dan Loftus holds the all-time Duke mark with 72 stops.

Mike Rock Came Through in NCAA Tournament

Senior goaltender Mike Rock made his third career start in the NCAA Tournament against Delaware ... Rock is 3-0 in the NCAA postseason with wins over Johns Hopkins and North Carolina in 2010 and Delaware in 2011 ... He made a career-high 12 saves against the Blue Hens ... In NCAA Tournament games, Rock played 131:39 minutes, made 15 saves and allowed 23 goals ... Overall he has a 10.5 goals against average in the NCAA Tournament.

Top Scoring Duo

The tandem of attackmen Zach Howell and Jordan Wolf have scored 110 points on 74 goals and 36 assists ... The total ranked seventh among Division I scoring duos in 2011

1

Rob Pannell/David Lau, Cornell

138

2

Mark Matthews /Alex Demopoulos, Denver

128

3

Steele Stanwick/Chris Bocklet, Virginia

119

4

Bryan Neufeld/Danny Martinsen, Siena

118

5

Scott Perri/Robert Church, Drexel

115

6

Jeremy Boltus /Garrett Thul, Army

114

7

Zach Howell/Jordan Wolf, Duke

110

Howell's Career Hat Tricks

Senior attackman Zach Howell  finished with 22 career hat tricks ... Howell closed out the season ranked sixth among active players in 2011 in career hat tricks.

1

Jordan McBride, Stony Brook, Sr., A

30

2

Kevin Crowley, Stony Brook, Sr., A

27

3

Andrew Feinberg, Brown, Sr., A

24

 

Jay Card, Hofstra, Sr., A

24

5

Bryan Neufeld, Siena, Jr., A

23

6

Zach Howell, Duke, Sr., A

22

Lawson Takes Scoring Streak into 2012

Sophomore David Lawson continued his scoring streak against Maryland with a goal ... He has at least one point in each of his past 16 games ... He was last held scoreless on Feb. 26, 2011 at Pennsylvania.

Howell Among Active Goal Scorer Leaders

Senior attackman Zach Howell finished his career with 135 goals and finished ranked second among active players in 2011.

1

Jordan McBride, Stony Brook, Sr., A

175

2

Zach Howell, Duke, Sr., A

134

 

Trevor Moore, Robert Morris, Sr., A

134

4

Stephen Keogh, Sr., A

133

5

Kevin Crowley, Stony Brook, Sr., M

130

 

Howell Reaches Century Mark

Senior attackman Zach Howell became the 14th Blue Devil to score 100 career goals when he notched two against Notre Dame (2/20) ... He has 135 goals and 58 assists for his career.

Duke Career Goals Leaders

1

Zack Greer

206

2

Max Quinzani

199

3

Matt Danowski

170

4

Dave Hagler

156

 

Peter Rubin

156

6

John Fay

150

7

Zach Howell

135

8

Josh Dennis

129

Duke Career Points Leaders

 

1

Matt Danowski

170

183

353

2

Zack Greer

206

79

285

3

Dave Hagler

156

98

254

4

Ned Crotty

92

147

239

5

Max Quinzani

199

37

236

6

Tony Cullen

106

114

220

 

Peter Rubin

156

64

220

8

Steve Sachs

101

108

209

9

Ken Lukes

108

95

203

10

John Fay

150

48

198

11

Zach Howell

135

58

193


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