Duke’s Jones, Class make watch list
The Duke men’s lacrosse midfield duo of Myles Jones and Deemer Class recently was named to the Tewaaraton Award watch list as announced by the Tewaaraton Foundation. The Blue Devils are two of the 50 players selected to the early season list.
Jones and Class are the two highest scoring midfielders in program history. In their three-plus seasons, they have combined for 322 career points. Both have passed Duke’s previous high scoring midfielder Jim Gonnella’s 145 career points.
The Lacrosse Magazine preseason player of the year, Jones leads all Blue Devil scorers this season with six goals and six assists for 12 points. He holds the nation’s third longest point streak at 38 games and currently ranks 17th in the Duke record book with 173 career points. He is one goal shy of becoming the first Duke midfielder to score 100 career goals and is on pace to become just the 11th Blue Devil to record 200 career points.
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Duke, 2-1 on the season and ranked third in the most recent coaches’ poll, is back in action Feb. 27 at Jacksonville.
Track and Field
N.C. State: Joshua Davis was named the ACC men’s field performer of the week.
Duke: Sophomore Evan Dougherty and freshman Griffin Conine were selected the Ronald McDonald House Charities Duke student-athletes of the week after each registered a walkoff hit to help the team to its first series win over a top-10 opponent since 2009.
North Carolina: Incoming freshman Greer Moseman will join the program this summer. A defensive specialist from Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., Moseman will be the seventh member of the incoming class.
Swimming and diving
Duke: The team qualified its 200-yard medley relay to the NCAA championship for the second consecutive year on the opening day of action at the 2016 men’s ACC championship.
North Carolina: Wednesday’s game against UNC-Greensboro was postponed due to inclement weather moving through the Triad area. The game will be rescheduled for a later date.
Duke: Blue Devils standouts Christina Gibbons and Toni Payne will compete with the U.S. U-23 women’s national team in three matches during the eight-team Istria Cup, which runs March 2-7.
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