Duke's Wolf and Hipps, North Carolina's Sankey Earn ACC Weekly Honors
March 12, 2013
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Duke junior attackman Jordan Wolf and North Carolina sophomore attackman Joey Sankey have been named Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Lacrosse Co-Offensive Players of the Week, as announced Tuesday by the conference office. Duke junior midfielder Chris Hipps has been recognized as the ACC Defensive Player of the Week.
Wolf led all Blue Devil scorers with two goals and two assists in a 9-8 upset victory over No. 4 and reigning NCAA champion Loyola. The native of Wynnewood, Pa., netted what proved to be the game-winner with 3:45 to play in the fourth quarter, while his assists tied the game at 4-4 and 5-5 after Duke had fallen behind by a goal both times. Wolf leads all Duke scorers with 27 points from 17 goals and 10 assists. His 27 points are the most in the ACC and fourth in points per game, while his 2.43 goals are second in the league.
Sankey had a career-high four assists and matched his career high with six points in Carolina’s 16-15 upset win over No. 5 Princeton. His previous career high for assists was three, and his six points matched a career high he achieved three times in his freshman year. He also led all-non Tar Heel faceoff men with five ground balls. The native of Warminster, Pa., has tallied multiple goals in four of five games played this season.
Hipps anchored Duke’s defense to a 9-8 victory over No. 4 Loyola Friday night. The native of Dallas, Texas, corralled five ground balls and two caused turnovers as the Blue Devils allowed the second-fewest goals against an opponent all season. Loyola entered the game averaging 12.4 goals per game, while Justin Ward was averaging 4.8 points per game and only managed three overall points. Hipps leads all Blue Devil close defensemen with 15 ground balls and five caused turnovers this season.