Duke Men's Lacrosse BIO
6 Will Haus
Career: A four-year standout as a defensive midfielder … 2015 USILA All-America first team and All-ACC … 2015 Team Captain … Played in 79 career games and was a crucial part of the 2013 and 2014 NCAA Championship teams … Registered 24 goals and 12 assists for 36 points in his four seasons … Collected 186 ground balls and forced 33 turnovers … 2015 USILA Scholar All-America … Three-time ACC Academic Honor Roll … Three-time All-ACC Academic Team.
2015: Played in all 18 games as a short stick midfielder … USILA All-America first team … All-ACC … USILA Scholar All-America … Team Captain … Key component of the faceoff midfield that won 56 percent of the draws for the year … Finished the season with 57 ground balls and a career-best 13 caused turnovers … Added three goals and an assist for four points … Picked up at least one ground ball in all 18 games … Had four-plus GBs seven times … Corralled a career-high six ground balls in win at Georgetown (3/14) and in 15-14 loss at North Carolina (3/29) … Also scored a goal against the Hoyas … Grabbed four ground balls in ACC win over Virginia (4/12) to clinch a spot in the ACC Tournament … Tallied a goal and picked up two ground balls in ACC Semifinal win over No. 1 Notre Dame (4/24) … Added four ground balls and a caused turnover to his total in ACC Championship loss to Syracuse (4/26) … Caused two turnovers in three games … All-ACC Academic Team … ACC Academic Honor Roll.
2014: Played in all 20 games as a defensive midfielder … USILA honorable mention All-American … Named to NCAA All-Tournament team … Tallied 11 goals and four assists for 15 points … Picked up 44 ground balls … Key member of Duke’s faceoff midfield on the wing … Scored a crucial goal in the NCAA Championship win over Notre Dame (5/26) … Also had two ground balls in the title game … Had two goals in the win over Virginia (4/11) and in the NCAA Tournament first round victory over Air Force (5/11) … Handed out an assist in the NCAA semifinal victory over Denver (5/24) and in the NCAA quarterfinal versus Johns Hopkins (5/18) … Picked up a season-high four ground balls three times – Maryland (2/26), Virginia (4/11) and Rutgers (4/19) … Had at least two ground balls in 14 games … All-ACC Academic Team … ACC Academic Honor Roll.
2013: Played all 21 games … USILA Honorable Mention All-America … Started season on Duke’s second midfield line before moving back to a defensive middie role … Finished the season with seven goals and five assists and 58 ground balls … Registered a career-high two goals and three points overall against Jacksonville (2/10) … Also had a goal and an assist in the season opener versus Denver (2/9) … Tallied two goals in Duke’s come-from-behind win at Harvard (3/30) … Also had five ground balls against the Crimson … His 58 ground balls rank third on the team and the most amongst a short stick player … Had at least five GBs in four games and registered three-plus 11 times … Was outstanding throughout the NCAA Tournament, amassing 21 ground balls in four games … Corralled six loose balls in the NCAA semifinal win over Cornell (5/25) … Picked up four against Syracuse (5/27) in the title game.
2012: Played in all 20 games at defensive midfield ... led all Duke rookies with 27 ground balls and nine caused turnovers ... tallied three goals and two assists for five points ... netted his first collegiate point with an assist in victory over Penn (2/24) ... netted a goal in triumph against Jacksonville (2/26) ... added goals against Brown (3/27) and in come-from-behind win over Marist (4/7) ... also had an assist in the win over No. 1 Virginia (4/13) ... had at least one ground ball in 17 games ... picked up a career-best three ground balls versus Georgetown ... had two ground balls in eight games ... registered two caused turnovers against Georgetown (3/23) and in the NCAA Tournament first round win over Syracuse (5/12) ... named to ACC All-Tournament Team after helping Duke capture the ACC title ... All-ACC Academic Team ... ACC Academic Honor Roll.
Prep: A four-year letterwinner ... played two seasons at Palmyra Area ... a three-time all-conference first team selection ... finished his senior season with 47 goals and 34 assists after registering 47 goals and 23 assists as a junior with Palmyra ... earned All-America recognition as a junior and senior ... named first team all-district in 2010 and 2011 for the Cougars ... selected to The Patriot News lacrosse all-star first team as a junior and a senior ... also a standout football player for Palmyra ... team MVP and named all-conference and all-county first team.
Personal: Son of John and Lisa Haus ... has one older brother, John, and two younger brothers, Luke and Grant ... brother, John, is a senior on Maryland's lacrosse team ... father, John, is the head coach at Lebanon Valley College ... father was a two-time All-American defensemen for North Carolina, leading the Tar Heels to two NCAA Championships.