Duke University freshman attackman Justin Guterding was selected as the 2015 ACC Men’s Lacrosse Rookie of the Year in a vote of the league’s coaches, the conference announced Tuesday. Guterding is the fifth Blue Devil to win the award.
Guterding leads the Duke offense with a league-best 46 goals and ranks second on the team with 62 points. A starter in all 16 games at attack, he has registered at least one point in all 16 outings and has at least a goal in 15 of those.
He currently ranks 13th on the Duke single-season records list for goals and is 11 shy of matching Zack Greer’s freshman record of 57 set in 2005. His 62 points are 10 shy of matching Greer’s points record of 72.
Wake Forest: After a strong showing in the ACC last week, the team earned the No. 12 seed in the NCAA Championship and will host first- and second-round matchups at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex on May 8 and 9.
Duke: For the 24th consecutive season, the team will compete in the NCAA Team Championship, the announced Tuesday. The Blue Devils will serve as one of 16 hosts for first and second round play for the sixth straight season.
UNC:For the 13th time in the last 14 seasons and the 12th time under head coach Brian Kalbas, the team has been awarded a home regional and a national seed for the NCAA Division I Team Championship, the NCAA announced Tuesday.
Duke: The 23rd-ranked team earned its 26th consecutive bid to the NCAA Team Championships, and enters the event for the 27th time in school history, the NCAA announced Tuesday.
The Blue Devils received an at-large bid in the tournament and are set to face Purdue (14-8) in first round action Saturday May 9, marking the third time in program history Duke faces the Boilermakers. The Blue Devils own a 2-0 advantage over Purdue.
N.C. State: After an All-American season, freshman Kevin Jack was named the No. 2 rookie nationally by Amateur Wrestling News. Jack earned All-American honors at 141 pounds with a fifth place finish at the 2015 NCAA Championships. Jack was also named the ACC Freshman of the Year this year. He started the NCAA Championships unseeded, but went 4-2 all against seeded wrestlers to become the Pack’s first freshman All-American since 1991.
UNC: Ethan Ramos earned All-American honors in the 165 pound class, finishing fifth in the NCAA Championships. Ramos was also tabbed as the No. 2 rookie wrestler in his eight class.
NC State’s Jack recorded a 5th-place NCAA effort and was named the No. 2 freshman in his weight class.
Swimming and Diving
Duke: A total of 10 Duke swimmers and divers earned All-ACC Academic Team recognition for the 2014-15 season, as announced Tuesday, April 28 by the conference office. Six members of the men’s team were selected for the academic honor while four Blue Devil women were named to the list.
N.C. State: The team placed 14 members on the 2015 All-Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Academic Team.
Track and Field
Saint Augustine’s: The team is No. 1 in the men’s division and No. 3 in the women’s division of the NCAA Division II Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Rankings, which were released Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
The Falcons, who are the two-time defending men’s champions, hold onto the top spot for the second straight week, marking the first time the top-ranked men’s team has done that since late March.
St. Aug’s: Brandon Pearson is the CIAA Baseball Rookie of the Year. In 22 innings pitched, Pearson won three games and saved another finishing the regular season with a 2.45 earned run average.