Duke Men's Lacrosse BIO
3 Brendan Fowler
Career: Two-time USILA All-American and NCAA Champion ... Two-time All-ACC pick ... 2013 NCAA Championship Most Outstanding Player ... Finished his career with 816 faceoff victories to rank fourth in NCAA Division I history ... Graduated with 1,340 faceoff attempts to rank second all-time ... Collected 474 ground balls to rank fourth in the NCAA records book ... Completed his career with the NCAA single season records for faceoff wins (339) ... Joined the Duke wrestling team as a fifth-year senior after a stellar lacrosse career for the Blue Devils ... Also was a three-year member of the Duke football team ... Played in two games in 2012 ... In 11 games in 2011 he finished with three tackles, including two solo stops ... Recovered an onside kick versus Florida State.
2014: Duke's faceoff leader for the second straight season ... A third-team USILA All-American and an All-ACC pick ... Completed the season with 301 faceoff victories to rank fifth in NCAA single season history ... Won 59 percent (301-of-510) draws for the Blue Devils overall ... Won at least 50 percent of his faceoffs in 17 of his 20 outings ... Tallied two goals on the year as well ... Won a season-high 24-of-31 draws in 21-7 regular season victory over Syracuse (3/23) ... Also had a season-best 18 ground balls against the Orange ... Won 22-of-35 draws and 14 ground balls in 17-15 at Virginia (4/11) ... Also had 21 faceoff victories in triumph over Harvard ... Won 20-of-30 faceoffs in setback to Syracuse in the ACC Tournament ... Sported a .600 win percentage in nine of his 20 games ... Won 62-of-112 (.554) faceoffs in Duke's run to the 2014 NCAA Championship, including 13-of-22 in the title game against Notre Dame ... Corralled 10-plus ground balls in nine games ... Finished the season with 192 ground balls to rank fifth in NCAA single-season history ... All-ACC Academic Team selection ... ACC Academic Honor Roll ... USILA Scholar All-America.
2013: Duke’s top faceoff specialist … USILA All-America first team selection … Selected as the NCAA Championship Most Outstanding Player … ACC Men’s Lacrosse Scholar Athlete of the Year … All-ACC choice … Named to ACC All-Tournament team … Set the NCAA single season faceoff record with 339 victories at the X … Won 64 percent of his draws to lead the ACC and rank third nationally … Broke CJ Costabile’s Duke single-season ground ball record with 209 GBs … His 209 ground balls rank second in NCAA single season history … Won double-digit faceoffs in 20 of 21 games … Had 20-plus faceoff wins four times … Won 20-of-29 draws in NCAA Championship win over Syracuse (5/27) … Registered a career-high 25 faceoff victories in ACC Tournament semifinal loss to North Carolina (4/26) … Also had a career-high 15 ground balls against the Tar Heels … Picked up 10-plus ground balls in 10 contests … Won 19-of-26 draws in NCAA Tournament first round win over Loyola (5/12) … Grabbed 12 and 14 ground balls against Cornell (5/25) and Syracuse (5/27), respectively … Won at least 50 percent of his restarts in 19 games … Also chipped in three goals during the year against Maryland (3/2), Towson (3/16) and Marquette (5/5) … All-ACC Academic Team … ACC Academic Honor Roll.
2012: Saw action in 17 games at defensive midfield ... Scored a goal and two assists for three points ... Netted his first career goal in win over Dartmouth (3/18) ... Also had an assist versus the Big Green ... Handed out an assist and won 13-of-23 faceoffs in win at Georgetown (3/23) ... Picked up 34 ground balls for the year and won 90-of-149 faceoffs ... Had a season-best six ground balls in NCAA Tournament first round win over Syracuse ... Also won 12-of-17 restarts against the Orange ... Collected five ground balls against Penn (2/24) and Denver (4/27) ... Went 10-of-13 from the faceoff X against Jacksonville (2/26) ... Won at least 50 percent of his faceoffs in 13 contests.
2011: Saw action in 16 contests ... Helped anchor defensive midfield and faceoff game ... Won 86-of-155 (.555) faceoffs ... Collected 39 ground balls and had three caused turnovers ... Won a career-high nine restarts against then top-ranked Syracuse (4/3) and again versus Presbyterian (4/11) ... Won 67 percent (9-of-12) of faceoffs against the Orange ... Corralled a career-best nine ground balls against the Blue Hose ... Had five ground balls versus Jacksonville ... Picked up at least one ground ball in 14 games and had four-plus grounders in five games ... ACC Honor Roll.
Prep: A two-year letterwinner for Jack Moran at Chaminade High School … Earned all-league honors as a senior … Named the NYCHSAA Faceoff Man of the Year in 2010 … Picked up 99 ground balls and won 78 percent of his faceoffs his senior season … Also tallied 10 goals and 14 assists for 24 points in 2010 … Attended Blue Chip lacrosse camp in 2008 … A two-time NYCHSAA state champion in wrestling … Earned all-league honors as a linebacker for the football team as a junior and senior … Was a member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Son of John and Denise Fowler … Has three younger brothers, Danny, Jack and Vincent … Danny is a goaltender for the Duke men’s lacrosse team ... Father John played football at Villanova … Born December 27, 1991.