ACC Men’s Lacrosse: Duke Sweeps Player of the Week Honors

Duke’s Brucker and Fowler collect honors following a 15-8 win over Virginia 

ACC Players of the Week Presented by Havoline

GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) –  Following a 15-8 win over No. 6 Virginia, Duke sophomore attackman Jack Bruckner has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week, while teammate Danny Fowler is the Defensive Player of the Week.

Bruckner tallied a career-high seven goals, including five in the first half, to lead Duke to a crucial ACC victory on afternoon, which clinched a berth in the ACC Championship for the Blue Devils. The seven goals are the most by a Blue Devil since Zach Howell had seven in a win over Siena Feb. 12, 2011. Bruckner scored the first three goals for Duke and had five of the team’s seven in the first half. Bruckner’s previous career-high was four tallies twice before. Bruckner is second on the team in goals scored with 30.  

In just his third career start, Fowler made a career-high 18 saves in goal to capture his first career ACC victory. The Cavaliers managed just three goals in the first two quarters as Fowler made 11 saves in the first half. The eight goals allowed by the Blue Devils are the fewest since Duke held Loyola to eight March 1. Duke was allowing just over 16 goals per game in ACC play heading into Sunday’s game and kept Virginia to just half that total. Fowler, a redshirt freshman, is averaging nearly 13 saves per game in his three starts. 

League play wraps up this weekend with No. 1 Notre Dame hosting No. 2 North Carolina on Saturday, April 18 at 4 p.m. on ESPNU/ WatchESPN. Seeds for the ACC Men’s Lacrosse Championship will be announced following the outcome of Saturday’s game.

The ACC Men’s Lacrosse Championship will be played at PPL Park in Philadelphia April 24 and 26, with the top four finishers from the regular season competing in the tournament. The fifth-place team that does not qualify for the Championship will play Penn on Saturday, April 25 at PPL Park. Single game and all-session tickets are on sale now. Click here to purchase tickets.