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Duke men's lacrosse recruit Andrew McAdorey named USA Lacrosse National Player of the Year

Head coach John Danowski will welcome the No. 1 overall recruit for the second season in a row.
Head coach John Danowski will welcome the No. 1 overall recruit for the second season in a row.

Another year, and another top recruit for John Danowski's program.

Incoming Blue Devil Andrew McAdorey has been named the USA Lacrosse High School National Player of the Year, per a USA Lacrosse announcement Thursday. The Long Island native, who's the No. 1 overall recruit in the Class of 2021 according to Inside Lacrosse, will arrive on Duke's campus in August.

McAdorey starred for lacrosse powerhouse St. Anthony's this past season, notching 21 goals and 27 assists in 12 games, though the numbers don't tell the full story.

“Andrew is not a stats-driven kid, which for a superstar is odd,” St. Anthony’s coach Keith Wieczorek said in the release.

McAdorey can play at attack or midfield, but will likely slide in at midfield in 2022 with Duke returning attackmen Brennan O'Neill, Joe Robertson and Dyson Williams while also adding Pennsylvania transfer Sean Lulley

O'Neill and McAdorey were teammates at St. Anthony's and played club lacrosse together starting in third grade. The former was USA Lacrosse High School National Player of the Year in 2019 as a junior (he was not able to play as a high school senior due to COVID-19) and was the No. 1 overall recruit in the Class of 2020 before winning ACC Freshman of the Year with the Blue Devils this past season.

Duke boasts five incoming top-100 recruits in addition to McAdorey: defenseman Keith Boyer (No. 2), midfielder Jackson Gray (No. 10), defenseman Jake Wilson (No. 17), midfielder Reed Landin (No. 29) and attackman Nick Potemski (No. 59).

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