DURHAM, N.C.—Duke University senior Jordan Wolf and sophomore Deemer Class headlined the Blue Devils’ 10 All-America selections with first team honors as announced by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association. This marks the first time they each have received first-team recognition.
Myles Jones garnered second team recognition, while Luke Duprey, Brendan Fowler, and Chris Hipps were voted to the third team. Josh Dionne, Will Haus, Henry Lobb and Christian Walsh grabbed honorable mention accolades. Duke’s 10 selections led all programs.
The 2014 ACC Offensive Player of the Year and Duke’s first four-time All-ACC selection, Wolf headlines a potent Blue Devil attack. The veteran attackman ranks third nationally in scoring with 92 points off of 59 goals and 33 assists and has registered five-plus points in 10 games this season and has 12 hat tricks overall on the year. Wolf most recently registered a career-high eight points from five goals and three assists to lead Duke to its eighth straight NCAA semifinal appearance. Overall on the year, Wolf has seven games with at least seven points.
The two-time second-team All-American has etched his name throughout the Duke, ACC and NCAA career records books with 293 career points from 179 goals and 114 assists. His 283 points are second all-time in Duke and ACC history and stands 11th on the NCAA charts, while his 179 tallies are third at Duke, fourth in the ACC and 10th in NCAA history. Wolf, riding a 59-game point streak, has scored at least one point in all but five games in his career and has a goal in each of his past 20 outings. In 2014 the Wynnewood, Pa., native became one of four Blue Devils and one of 14 ACC players to amass 100 goals and 100 assists in his career.
Class, a midfielder, has had a remarkable second season for the Blue Devils. He ranks second on the team in scoring with 33 goals and 27 assists for 60 points to become the first Blue Devil midfielder to reach the 60-point milestone. The Baltimore, Md., native posted three games with five-plus points and had five hat tricks. He turned in a breakout performance with a career-high 10 points against Syracuse and added five goals in the victory at Notre Dame to earn All-ACC honors. For his career, Class has played in 39 games and tallied 45 goals and 35 assists for 80 points. His 60 points in 2014 are three times as many he had his rookie season.
Jones joins Class as sophomores having a breakout season as part of the highest scoring midfield unit in Duke history. The Huntington, N.Y., native has 33 goals and 24 assists for 57 points on the year to rank third on the team in scoring. He has registered five-plus points five times and has dished out four-plus assists in four games. Jones, like Class, had his breakthrough performance with five goals in the regular season win over Syracuse. He has scored at least two points in each of the past nine games and has 44 overall. In the two NCAA Tournament games for the Blue Devils Jones has 15 points from six goals and nine assists. His 57 points are 36 more than he had his rookie season.
Duprey, one of Duke’s top defensive threats at longstick midfield, was a force for the Blue Devils defensively and on the faceoff wing. Prior to suffering a season-ending injury at Virginia, the senior captain led all Blue Devils with 22 caused turnovers and ranked second with 34 ground balls. He forced a career-high five caused turnovers against both Penn and North Carolina and had at least one takeaway in nine of his 13 outings. A leader in the ground ball game, Duprey had five ground balls in three games and had eight outings with multiple pickups. For his career, the New Hampshire native a Duke record 88 caused turnovers and 142 ground balls.
Duke’s faceoff leader, Fowler turned in another strong season at the X with a .595 win percentage (273-of-459). His 177 ground balls rank second in Duke history and fifth on the NCAA single-season charts, while his 273 victories are sixth in the NCAA records book. In 2014, the senior captain has taken all but 40 faceoffs to put his 459 attempts fourth in NCAA history. Overall, the two-time All-ACC pick has won at least 10 faceoffs in 16 of the 18 outings and has won at least 50 percent of his draws 15 times. He won a season-high 24 faceoffs in the regular season win over Syracuse as well as picking up a career-best 18 ground balls against the Orange. For his career, Fowler ranks fifth in NCAA history in faceoff victories with 788 and fifth in ground balls with 459.
A four-year starter on close defense, Hipps anchors the Duke defense with 31 ground balls and five caused turnovers. He recently picked up three ground balls in the Blue Devils’ 19-11 win over Johns Hopkins. For the year, Hipps corralled four ground balls three times, including one in the overtime win over North Carolina and the 9-6 victory over Penn. Overall for his career, the Dallas native started 76 of his 78 games and has 112 ground balls and 32 caused turnovers.
Dionne, a three-year starter on attack, ranks fourth on the team in points (56) and second in goals (49). He recently turned in a four-goal effort against Johns Hopkins to help Duke advance to its eighth straight NCAA semifinal. The New Hampshire native had 10 hat tricks on the year and had three games with five-plus points. He registered a career-high six goals against Furman to spark a run that saw him tally at least three goals in seven of the next nine games. For his career, Dionne has 140 goals to rank eighth all-time. His 162 points are 19th in Duke history.
A versatile player, Haus is a force for the Blue Devils on both ends of the field. As a defensive midfielder and a key member on the faceoff wing Haus ranks third on the team with 42 ground balls and has contributed 10 goals on the offensive end. He is a crucial part of Duke’s clearing game that ranks 10th nationally. He has picked up four ground balls three times this season and has at least one in 17 of his 18 outings. For his career, the junior has played in 59 games, scoring 20 goals and 30 points overall with 127 ground balls.
Lobb, a three-year starter for the close defense, missed the first five games of the year to injury before returning to the starting lineup to post 24 ground balls and six caused turnovers. Against North Carolina, Lobb registered five ground balls and an assist as the Blue Devils edged the Tar Heels in overtime. He added four ground balls in the win over Furman. For his career, the Narberth, Pa., has played in 56 games with 49 starts, corralled 62 ground balls and forced 30 caused turnovers.
A four-year starter at both attack and midfield for the Blue Devils, Walsh was a part of the highest scoring midfield unit in program history in 2014. The native of Baltimore, Md., is fifth on the team in scoring with 20 goals and 22 assists for 42 points. He registered a career-high seven points from a goal and six assists in the regular season win over Syracuse and tallied at least three points in six games. Overall, Walsh scored at least one point in 17 of his 18 outings. Walsh heads into his final weekend with 91 career goals and 158 points to rank 20th at Duke in career points.
The Blue Devils meet Denver in the NCAA semifinals at M&T Bank Stadium May 24 at 1 p.m.