DURHAM, N.C.—Duke junior defenseman Cade Van Raaphorst collected his first weekly honor of the 2018 campaign, earning a spot on the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Team of the Week as announced by the organization Tuesday. It is the fourth time a Blue Devil has been represented in 2018.
A close defenseman, Van Raaphorst helped anchor a stifling defensive effort against Richmond last weekend. The Phoenix, Ariz., native registered three caused turnovers and picked up four ground balls as Duke held the Spiders to just four goals in a 14-4 victory.
The Blue Devils kept Richmond off the board in the second and fourth quarters, forced 25 turnovers and held the Spiders to only 25 shots in 60 minutes of action. Richmond went on scoreless stretches of 25:50 and 23:30 during the game.
Van Raaphorst leads all ACC players with 10 caused turnovers (1.67/gm) and is ranked 23rd nationally in the category. He also has picked up 15 ground balls to rank second among defensemen on the team.
The third-ranked Blue Devils are 5-1 on the year and return to action Saturday, March 10 at No. 6 Loyola. Faceoff is set for 3 p.m., at Ridley Athletic Complex. It will be streamed on Facebook Live through Patriot League TV.