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Adler, a second-team All-American, has been an instrumental part of Duke's success this season.

Avid surfer, shark attack survivor, All-American: Meet Duke men’s lacrosse goalie Mike Adler

Mike Adler wasn’t supposed to be a lacrosse star. He and his brother played baseball as kids. When he was in high school, he wanted to become a professional surfer. Even once he decided to pursue playing college lacrosse, schools told him he wasn't good enough to play at that level. And at 16 years old, he nearly lost his foot in a shark attack.