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Van Raaphorst

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Height: 6'1"
Weight: 215
Year: Senior
Hometown: Phoenix, Ariz.
High School: Desert Vista


 Career Statistics   2016   2017  2018 2019  


Career: Played in 70 career games with 56 starts on close defense … Two-time USILA All-America first team pick and three time USILA All-American … Three-time All-ACC … 2019 Tewaaraton Award Nominee … Finished his career with 154 ground balls and 67 caused turnovers … Also had two goals and four assists for six points … Two-time All-ACC Academic Team … Three-time ACC Academic Honor Roll … Drafted 11th in the inaugural Premier Lacrosse League collegiate draft.

2019: Started all 18 games on close defense … USILA All-America First Team … All-ACC … Tewaaraton Award nominee … Led the team with 63 ground balls to rank eighth in the ACC … Also forced 24 turnovers to rank sixth in the ACC …  A leader on one of the best defensive units in the country, finishing the year ranked seventh nationally in scoring defense at 9.61 goals per game … Collected at least one ground ball in 16 games … Recorded at least one caused turnovers in 15 outings … Picked up a career-high eight ground balls in overtime win against Marquette (4/20) and in ACC Tournament versus Notre Dame (4/27) … Recorded seven GBs in regular season victory over Virginia (4/13) … Named ACC Defensive Player of the Week after scoring a goal and an assist and picking up four ground balls and forcing a turnover in win against Towson (3/16) … Picked up the ground ball on the faceoff in overtime to help Duke beat Notre Dame in the NCAA Quarterfinal (5/18) … Registered at least two caused turnovers in nine games … USILA Scholar All-America … All-ACC Academic Team … ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2018: Played in 20 games with 19 starts at close defense … USILA All-America first team … All-ACC … The top defenseman for the Blue Devils on the nation’s 12th-ranked scoring defense … Led the close defensive unit with 43 ground balls and 23 caused turnovers … Two-time USILA Team of the Week selection … Had at least one ground ball in 17 games … Forced at least one turnover in 14 outings … Scooped up four ground balls in five games … Had four ground balls and three caused turnovers in win over Jacksonville (2/10) … Also had four GBS and three takeaways versus Richmond (3/3) to earn his first USILA Team of the Week honor … Helped hold Loyola’s All-American attackman Pat Spencer without a goal to earn USILA Team of the Week accolades … Recorded four ground balls in wins over Notre Dame (4/7) and Virginia (4/14) … Named ACC Defensive Player of the Week after holding the Fighting Irish two just two goals …  Registered four GBs and two caused turnovers in NCAA title game against Yale (5/28) … Had three caused turnovers in NCAA semifinal win over Maryland (5/26) … All-ACC Academic Team … ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2017: Started all 18 games on close defense … USILA All-America third team … All-ACC … First close defenseman to earn All-ACC honors since Tony McDevitt did so in 2008 … He also was one of three underclassmen selected to the 2017 All-ACC squad … Was instrumental in Duke’s defense leading the ACC and ranking 12th nationally with an 8.39 goals against average … The 8.39 goals allowed per game were the fewest by a Duke team since 2009 … Tied for the team lead with 19 caused turnovers … Led all defensemen and was second on the team in ground balls with 40 … Also had a goal and two assists … Picked up at least on ground ball in 17 of his 18 outings … Corralled a career-high seven GBs in win over Boston University (5/7) … Picked up five in victory over Jacksonville (3/13) … Registered multiple ground balls in 11 games overall … Recorded a caused turnover in 10 games … Forced a season-high three in wins over Saint Joseph’s (2/25) and Jacksonville and in ACC Tournament setback to Notre Dame (4/28) … Also had two ground balls and helped hold the Hawks to just three goals to earn the Feb. 27 ACC Defensive Player of the Week award … Recorded his first career point with an assist versus Air Force (2/5) … Tallied his first career goal against Boston University (5/7) … ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2016: Played in 14 games on defense … Finished the season with eighth ground balls … Had one caused turnover … Picked up three ground balls against Richmond (3/7) … Had two ground balls at Loyola (3/12).

Before Duke: Lettered five years for the varsity team at Desert Vista High School … 2015 Under Armour-All-American … Two-time US Lacrosse All-American …  Played in the Under Armour Underclassmen Games as a sophomore and junior … A three-time first team all-state honoree … Named the Arizona Defensive Player of the Year three straight years 2013-15 … Voted second team all-state as a freshman … Also won the team’s Groundball Award as a rookie … Selected as the team’s Defensive Most Valuable Player as a sophomore and junior … Led Desert Vista to a 51-3 overall record from 2013-15, including a perfect 19-0 record in 2014 … Guided the Thunder to consecutive state titles in 2014 and 2015 … Was the state runner-up his junior season … Tabbed team’s overall Most Valuable Player his senior season … Also played football, lettering as a junior and senior .

Personal: Son of Jeff and Christine Van Raaphorst … Has a brother, Jacob, and sister Haley … Father played quarterback at Arizona State … Led the Sun Devils to the Pac-10 championship in 1987 as well as the school’s only Rose Bowl victory that season … Was inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame in 2006 … Played in the NFL for two seasons with the Atlanta Falcons … Currently is Arizona State football’s radio analyst … Uncle, Mike Van Raaphorst, was a backup quarterback to Carson Palmer at Southern California … Uncle, Kit Lathrop, played football at Arizona State and in the NFL … Grandfather Dick Van Raaphorst kicked for the Ohio State football team and for the San Diego Chargers of the NFL … Born July 17, 1996. 

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