Duke University Men’s Lacrosse Notes May 31, 2010 NCAA Championship Duke 6, Notre Dame 5
Team Notes The 6-5 NCAA Championship win over Notre Dame marked just the 10th men’s lacrosse championship contest in NCAA history to be decided in overtime ... Duke improves to 2-0 in overtime games in NCAA Tournament history ... Duke is now 5-7 in one-goal games in NCAA Tournament history … The Blue Devils previously beat Johns Hopkins, 12-11, in the quarterfinals of the 1997 NCAA Tournament.
The 2010 Men’s Lacrosse NCAA Championship is the first in program history and Duke’s 12th overall in its fifth sport (men’s soccer, men’s basketball, women’s golf, women’s tennis, and men’s lacrosse) ... It is the school’s second NCAA title this year, as the men’s basketball team also captured the 2010 NCAA Championship, marking the first time in school history Duke has won multiple team national titles.
The NCAA Championship victory was the program’s 455th all-time victory, as the Blue Devils improved to 20-13 in NCAA Tournament play and 1-2 in the championship game ... It marked head coach John Danowski’s 285th career victory and his 66th at Duke.
Player Notes Senior Ned Crotty dished one assist in the NCAA Championship game to bring his season total to 63 ... That moves Crotty into a tie for 10th all-time on the NCAA’s single-season assists chart ... Crotty wrapped up his collegiate career with 147 assists to rank second all-time on Duke’s career charts ... The New Vernon, N.J. native broke Duke’s single-season assists record earlier this season against Johns Hopkins, surpassing the previous record of 56 held by Matt Danowski ’08.
Junior Zach Howell’s two goals in the NCAA Championship game pushed his season total to 51, marking the ninth time in program history a Blue Devil has scored 50 or more goals in a season ... Howell joins fellow attackman Max Quinzani, who has notched 61 this season ... It is only the second time in program history that a pair of Duke attackmen have recorded at least 50 goals in a season ... Quinzani and Zack Greer accomplished the feat in 2008.
Senior Max Quinzani pushed his point streak to 66 games to finish his career … Quinzani’s 66-game streak is the longest in NCAA history, as he was last held scoreless on April 14, 2007 against Virginia ... During that stretch, Quinzani totaled 190 goals and 36 assists for 226 points ... The 66-game scoring streak is the highest in NCAA lacrosse history, surpassing the previous mark of 56 held by Syracuse’s Tom Marachek.
Senior Max Quinzani, juniors Zach Howell and Michael Manley and sophomore CJ Costabile were all selected to the 2010 NCAA All-Tournament Team as voted by the media ... Quinzani tallied 11 goals and 13 assists for 24 points during the 2010 tournament ... Howell contributed 10 goals and 12 assists for 22 points ... Costabile netted four goals, including the game-winner in the championship contest ... On defense, Manley recorded four groundballs and six caused turnovers during the tournament.