Duke Blue Devils men's lacrosse

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Duke Blue Devils men's lacrosse
Duke Athletics logo.svg
Founded1938
University Duke University
Head coach John Danowski (since 2006 season)
Stadium Koskinen Stadium
(capacity: 7,000)
Location Durham, North Carolina
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Nickname Blue Devils
ColorsRoyal Blue and White [1]
         
NCAA Tournament championships
(3) – 2010, 2013, 2014
NCAA Tournament Runner-Up
(3) – 2005, 2007, 2018
NCAA Tournament Final Fours
(12) – 1997, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2018, 2019
NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals
(16) – 1994, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019
NCAA Tournament appearances
(23) – 1992, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Conference Tournament championships
(7) – 1995, 2001, 2002, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012
Conference regular season championships
(13) – 1939, 1946, 1954, 1999, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

The Duke Blue Devils men's lacrosse team represents Duke University in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I men's lacrosse. Duke currently competes as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and plays its home games at Koskinen Stadium in Durham, North Carolina.

Duke University Private university in Durham, North Carolina, United States

Duke University is a private research university in Durham, North Carolina. Founded by Methodists and Quakers in the present-day town of Trinity in 1838, the school moved to Durham in 1892. In 1924, tobacco and electric power industrialist James Buchanan Duke established The Duke Endowment and the institution changed its name to honor his deceased father, Washington Duke.

National Collegiate Athletic Association Non-profit organization that regulates many American college athletes and programs

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a nonprofit organization which regulates student athletes from 1,268 North American institutions and conferences. It also organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and helps more than 480,000 college student-athletes who compete annually in college sports. The organization is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.

NCAA Division I highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association

NCAA Division I (D-I) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in the United States. D-I schools include the major collegiate athletic powers, with larger budgets, more elaborate facilities and more athletic scholarships than Divisions II and III as well as many smaller schools committed to the highest level of intercollegiate competition.

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History

The first lacrosse game played by Duke took place on April 9, 1938, when the Blue Devils traveled to meet their nearby rivals, North Carolina, which itself had just formed a team the year prior. Duke won that contest, 2–1. The first home game occurred a week later when they hosted Syracuse, who beat the Blue Devils, 17–5. Duke finished the season with a 2–5 record, with their second win also over North Carolina, this time in Durham. The following season, the Blue Devils compiled a 7–1 mark and secured the Dixie Lacrosse League championship. [2]

The North Carolina Tar Heels men's lacrosse team represents the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I men's lacrosse. North Carolina currently competes as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and plays its home games at Fetzer Field and Kenan Memorial Stadium in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

The Syracuse Orange men's lacrosse team represents Syracuse University in NCAA Division I men's college lacrosse. The Orange have won 15 national championship titles, and currently compete as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference men's lacrosse conference. Syracuse plays its home games at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York.

Duke defeated North Carolina in the 2009 ACC tournament final. UNC Lacrosse.jpg
Duke defeated North Carolina in the 2009 ACC tournament final.

Ray Brown became Duke's first lacrosse All-American in 1940 and was honored as such again the following year. In 1946, Duke opened the season with an upset over national power Maryland in College Park, 12–4. Despite finishing the season with a 2–3 record, the Blue Devils were awarded the Southern Lacrosse Association championship. [2]

An All-America team is a hypothetical American sports team composed of outstanding amateur players. These players are broadly considered by media and other relevant commentators as the best players in a particular sport, of a specific season, for each team position.

Maryland Terrapins mens lacrosse

The Maryland Terrapins men's lacrosse team represents the University of Maryland in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I lacrosse as a member of the Big Ten Conference. Maryland was a founding member of the Atlantic Coast Conference before withdrawing after the 2014 season.

College Park, Maryland City in Maryland, United States

The City of College Park is in Prince George's County, Maryland, United States, and is about 4 miles (6.4 km) from the northeast border of Washington, D.C. The population was 30,413 at the 2010 United States Census. It is best known as the home of the University of Maryland, College Park, and since 1994 the city has also been home to the National Archives at College Park, a facility of the U.S. National Archives, as well as to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Center for Weather and Climate Prediction (NCWCP).

The 1951 team is often regarded as one of Duke's most successful pre-NCAA teams. The Blue Devils routed conference opponent Washington & Lee, 26–8. They also scored victories against powerhouses, beating Navy, 17–6, and Johns Hopkins, 9–7. The lone loss was by a one-goal margin and came against Virginia. Duke finished the season with a 6–1 record. [2] [3]

Navy Midshipmen mens lacrosse

The Navy Midshipmen men's lacrosse team represents the United States Naval Academy in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I men's lacrosse. Navy currently competes as a member of the Patriot League and play their home games at Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland. During the 20th century, the Midshipmen secured 17 national championships, including 2 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association titles and 15 Wingate Memorial Trophy awards. During the 1960s, a period of dominance for the Midshipmen, they won eight consecutive titles.

Johns Hopkins Blue Jays mens lacrosse

The Johns Hopkins Blue Jays men's lacrosse team represents Johns Hopkins University in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college lacrosse. Starting in 2015, the Blue Jays have represented the Big Ten Conference.

Virginia Cavaliers mens lacrosse Mens lacrosse team representing the University of Virginia

The Virginia Cavaliers men's lacrosse team represents the University of Virginia in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I men's lacrosse. Virginia currently competes as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and plays its home games at Klöckner Stadium, or occasionally Turf Field or Scott Stadium, in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The newly formed Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) sanctioned lacrosse in 1954, and Duke captured the league's first title after posting a 7–1–1 season. Starting the following year however, the Blue Devils entered a twelve-year slump where they compiled a combined 17–67 record with no winning seasons. In 1967, Roy Skinner and Bruce Corrie took over as co-head coaches and immediately reversed the team's fortunes, posting a 7–4 record that season and finishing second in the ACC. In 1971, Corrie became the sole coach after Skinner retired. [2]

Atlantic Coast Conference American collegiate athletics conference

The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is a collegiate athletic conference in the United States of America in which its fifteen member universities compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)'s Division I, with its football teams competing in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), the highest levels for athletic competition in US-based collegiate sports. The ACC sponsors competition in twenty-five sports with many of its member institutions' athletic programs held in high regard nationally. Current members of the conference are Boston College, Clemson University, Duke University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Florida State University, North Carolina State University, Syracuse University, the University of Louisville, the University of Miami, the University of North Carolina, the University of Notre Dame, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Virginia, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and Wake Forest University.

Mike Pressler was hired as head coach in 1991, and the following season Duke made its first NCAA tournament appearance. In 1994, the Blue Devils posted their first tournament win, which was also their first victory against Maryland in Durham since 1954. They were then edged, 12–11, in the quarterfinals by Syracuse. The next year, Duke won its first ACC tournament, and in the process became the first number-four seed to do so. Two years later, they advanced to the Final Four. Duke won consecutive ACC tournaments in 2001 and 2002, and advanced to the 2005 NCAA final before losing to Johns Hopkins, 9–8. [2] The 2006 season was cut short when several Duke players were falsely accused of rape. [4] As a result of the incident, Duke forced Pressler to resign as head coach, [5] and the NCAA granted the players an extra season of eligibility. [6]

Mike Pressler is an American lacrosse coach. He has been the head coach of the Bryant Bulldogs since 2007. He served as the head coach of the Duke Blue Devils for 16 seasons until he was forced to resign during the Duke lacrosse case in 2006. He received the F. Morris Touchstone Award for the men's college lacrosse coach of the year in 2005. In 2010, he coached the United States men's national lacrosse team to a gold medal.

The NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship refers to one of three championships in men's field lacrosse contested by the NCAA since 1971 to determine the top team in the NCAA Division I, Division II, and Division III.

The Duke Lacrosse Case was a widely reported 2006 criminal case in which three members of the Duke University men's lacrosse team were falsely accused of rape. The case evoked varied responses from the media, faculty groups, students, the community, and others. The case's resolution sparked public discussion of racism, sexual violence, media bias, and due process on campuses, and ultimately led to the resignation and disbarment of the lead prosecutor, Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong.

John Danowski replaced Pressler, and in his first season in 2007, he led the Blue Devils to the ACC championship and a return to the NCAA title game. Duke again lost to Johns Hopkins by one goal, 12–11. [2] In 2010, Duke returned to the final, where it defeated Notre Dame, 6–5 in overtime, to capture its first NCAA championship. [7]

In the 2013 season, Duke defeated Syracuse 16–10 to win their second NCAA lacrosse championship.

In the 2014 season, Duke defeated Notre Dame 11–9 to win their third NCAA lacrosse championship.

Season Results

The following is a list of Duke's results by season as a NCAA Division I program:

SeasonCoachOverallConferenceStandingPostseason
Bruce Corrie(Atlantic Coast Conference)(1967–1975)
1971Bruce Corrie7-70-14th
1972Bruce Corrie8-60-24th
1973Bruce Corrie7-81-34th
1974Bruce Corrie8-61-34th
1975Bruce Corrie3-101-24th
Bruce Corrie:33-373-11
John Epsey(Atlantic Coast Conference)(1976–1981)
1976John Epsey5-71-24th
1977John Epsey7-60-35th
1978John Epsey9-60-45th
1979John Epsey7-80-45th
1980John Epsey4-90-45th
1981John Epsey3-90-45th
John Epsey:35-451-21
Tony Cullen(Atlantic Coast Conference)(1982–1990)
1982Tony Cullen6-70-45th
1983Tony Cullen7-70-34th
1984Tony Cullen5-90-34th
1985Tony Cullen8-70-34th
1986Tony Cullen11-40-34th
1987Tony Cullen11-32-12nd
1988Tony Cullen8-40-34th
1989Tony Cullen9-60-34th
1990Tony Cullen6-70-34th
Tony Cullen:71-542-26
Mike Pressler (Atlantic Coast Conference)(1991–2006)
1991Mike Pressler7-50-34th
1992Mike Pressler7-71-23rd NCAA Division I First Round
1993Mike Pressler9-51-23rd
1994Mike Pressler10-61-2T-3rd NCAA Division I Quarterfinals
1995Mike Pressler12-40-34th NCAA Division I First Round
1996Mike Pressler6-61-2T-3rd
1997Mike Pressler12-42-12nd NCAA Division I Final Four
1998Mike Pressler11-41-23rd NCAA Division I Quarterfinals
1999Mike Pressler13-32-1T-1st NCAA Division I Quarterfinals
2000Mike Pressler11-52-12nd NCAA Division I Quarterfinals
2001Mike Pressler11-62-1T-1st NCAA Division I First Round
2002Mike Pressler8-71-2T-2nd NCAA Division I Quarterfinals
2003Mike Pressler8-70-34th
2004Mike Pressler5-80-34th
2005Mike Pressler17-33-01st NCAA Division I Runner-Up
2006Mike Pressler6-21-14th
Mike Pressler:153-8218-29
John Danowski (Atlantic Coast Conference)(2007–Present)
2007John Danowski17-33-01st NCAA Division I Runner-Up
2008John Danowski18-23-01st NCAA Division I Final Four
2009John Danowski15-42-1T-1st NCAA Division I Final Four
2010John Danowski16-41-2T-3rd NCAA Division I Champion
2011John Danowski14-63-01st NCAA Division I Final Four
2012John Danowski15-52-1T-1st NCAA Division I Final Four
2013John Danowski16-52-1T-1st NCAA Division I Champion
2014John Danowski17-34-1T-1st NCAA Division I Champion
2015John Danowski12-61-34th NCAA Division I First Round
2016John Danowski11-82-2T-3rd NCAA Division I First Round
2017John Danowski13-53-12nd NCAA Division I Quarterfinals
2018John Danowski16-43-12nd NCAA Division I Runner-Up
2019John Danowski13-52-2T-2nd NCAA Division I Final Four
John Danowski:193-6031-15
Total:485-278

      National champion        Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion        Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion      Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

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References

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  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 2009 Duke Men's Lacrosse Media Guide, Duke University, p. 31–32, 2009.
  3. Since 1971, the annual NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship tournament has determined the national champion in lacrosse. Prior to that, from 1934 through 1970 (the pre-NCAA era), the national champion was determined by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA), who would award the top team with the Wingate Memorial Trophy, based on regular-season records. The Wingate Memorial Trophy was presented to the first two NCAA champions (1971 and 1972) and was then retired. See also: NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship (1971– ) and Wingate Memorial Trophy (1934–1970).
  4. Duke lacrosse coach resigns, rest of season canceled, ESPN, April 6, 2006.
  5. Fired lacrosse coach will sue Archived July 25, 2008, at the Wayback Machine , News & Observer , January 18, 2008.
  6. NCAA grants Duke's request for fifth year of lacrosse eligibility, USA Today, May 30, 2007.
  7. Duke men capture another ACC lacrosse championship, News & Record , April 27, 2009.