College Sports

Notebook: Duke’s Myles Jones the ACC Men’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Year

Duke senior midfielder Myles Jones was named the ACC Men’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Year.

A two-time All-American and the 2015 MacLaughlin Award winner as the nation’s top midfielder, Jones will graduate as arguably the best midfielder in program history. In 2016, he is second on the team in scoring with 32 goals and 33 assists for 65 points.

Jones is the first midfielder in NCAA Division I to record 100 goals and 100 assists during his career. He holds school season and career records for a midfielder in points and assists and ranks second in goals. Overall, his 226 points are seventh in Blue Devils history, and his 101 assists are fifth and his 125 goals are 13th. He is one of three midfielders in program history to record 40 goals in a season.

Jones’ 226 points are the second-most among midfielders in NCAA history, behind Gary Gait’s 253. He is one of four midfielders to reach the 200-point benchmark and ranks second among all players in career points. The 40 goals he scored in 2015 are 22nd among midfielders in NCAA history.

UNC: Senior attackman Steve Pontrello picked up a pair of significant honors this past weekend. He was among the 25 nominees for the Tewaaraton Trophy, an award given annually to the most outstanding U.S. college lacrosse player. He was also named the ACC all-tournament team Sunday.

Track and Field

Saint Augustine’s: For the fifth consecutive week, the men’s and women’s teams maintain the top spots in the NCAA Division II outdoor track and field national team rankings, which were released Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

Duke: Senior middle-distance runner Anima Banks was named the ACC women’s outdoor track performer of the week. She also earned the accolade once during the indoor season after setting the school record in the 800.

Women’s Basketball

Duke: Coach Joanne P. McCallie announced the addition of 6-foot-2 forward Sofia Roma, who is transferring from Wagner. Roma will sit out the 2016-17 season because of NCAA transfer rules and have two years of eligibility remaining.


Campbell: Senior Tahnia Ravnjak will become just the fourth player in school history to compete in four straight NCAA regional championships. The team will begin play in the NCAA women's golf regional championship for the 19th time in 24 years.

Field Hockey

Duke: Signees Haley Schleicher and Jillian Wolgemuth were selected to USA Field Hockey’s U19 national team roster for an upcoming tour to Germany. The squad will embark for Bad Breuznach, Germany, where it will play three matches against Germany’s Junior Team from May 11 through 17.

Women’s Tennis

Duke: The ninth-ranked Blue Devils earned their 27th consecutive bid to the NCAA team championships and will enter the event for the 28th time in school history.

N.C. State: In its second season under coach Simon Earnshaw, the No. 36 Wolfpack will compete in NCAA regional play. The team will face Arizona State in the first round May 13 at the Auburn (Ala.) Regional.

UNC: For the 14th time in the 15 seasons and the 13th time under coach Brian Kalbas, the Tar Heels were awarded a home regional and a national seed for the NCAA Division I team championship. The ACC champions are the No. 3 seed in the event and will welcome East Tennessee State, Northwestern and Mississippi to the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center on May 13 and 14.

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