DURHAM, N.C.—Duke University senior Jake Tripucka was selected as the Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week the conference office announced Tuesday. Tripucka tallied a career-high seven points to help the No. 7 Blue Devils to a 19-16 victory over Virginia and win his first ACC weekly honor.
Trailing 14-12 heading into the fourth quarter, Tripucka tallied a goal and added three assists in the final session to lead Duke’s fourth-quarter comeback over the Cavaliers. He registered the quarter’s opening goal and added consecutive assists on the next two scores to put Duke in front for good at 15-14. The hat trick was the Boonton Township, N.J., native’s second of his career, while his four assists were also a career-high.
Tripucka has 13 goals and 19 assists for a career-best 32 point this season. He currently ranks tied for fifth in the ACC in assists per game and is fourth on the team in overall points.
The Blue Devils are 10-4 overall and travel to Rutgers Saturday, April 20 for a 7 p.m., faceoff.