Five Blue Devils were named All-America honorees by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association. Seniors CJ Costabile and Robert Rotanz picked up first team honors, sophomore Jordan Wolf and senior Michael Manley earned second-team selections, and senior Justin Turri garnered an honorable mention. Duke is the only squad to land four players on the first two teams.
Costabile has earned All-America honors all four years that he has played at Duke, although this is his first on the first team. The longstick midfielder leads the ACC and ranks eighth nationally in ground ball pick-ups with 6.72 per game. His 368 career ground balls broke the previous school record of 327, set by goaltender Joe Kirmser. Costabile has also been a force at the face-off X, winning 53% of his draws this season. The 2012 ACC Co-Defensive Player of the Year, he ranks second on the team with 19 caused turnovers.
Rotanz, who received an All-America honorable mention in 2011, is having a breakout senior season with a team-leading 38 goals. The 2012 All-ACC midfielder notched seven hat tricks this season, scoring at least four goals in five games this season. His career-high six points against Colgate on May 20 led Duke to its sixth consecutive trip to championship weekend.
Wolf, who also received an All-America honorable mention in 2011, leads the team in points with 63 (32g, 1a), good for third in the ACC. In 19 games this season, the attackman has 15 multiple-point performances. He posted a career-high seven points against Dartmouth March 18th.
Manley, a defenseman, is the team leader in caused turnovers with 26, ranking third nationally. He anchored Duke’s defensive unit this season and scooped up a career-high 52 ground balls on the year.
Turri captures his second All-America award after picking up second-team honors in 2011. The midfielder is the fifth-leading scorer on the team with 29 points (17g, 12a). His performance in the NCAA tournament throughout this career has been outstanding, with his 26 points ranking seventh in Duke history.
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